Tired of mismanaging your keys whenever you get home? Or how many times when you forget to bring your keys with you and have to wait outside for someone else to come home? Or the time when you or your family members lost your keys for the many time. If the inconveniences weren’t enough, you are probably paranoid about how safe the traditional door lock is and want to upgrade to a digital security system. Then the digital lock is what you need.
What does a smart digital lock do?
Digital door locks are electronically activated and improve the safety of your home or workplace. This lock is a simple way to replace your key and give you additional automatic features. It is also more convenient as you don’t have to worry about losing your keys or doing more to give more people access to your place. With a simple numeric code or biometric recognition system, which you set, those with the passcode can easily enter and leave the building.
How to install a smart digital lock?
Most home door locks only require inexpensive AA batteries (we recommend our customer to use energizer max brand) to operate but some are designed to replace more traditional door handles and some locking systems require different batteries. If you want to install it yourself, the biggest problem you may have is finding the correct lock that will work the way you want it, and if it fits securely and accurately on your door. While it is advisable to get a professional to install it for you properly if you still want to try and install it yourself, here is a general guide showing you how to do just that.
Removing your old deadbolt from the door
You must first remove and handle the existing deadbolt if you plan to replace both. The new one should match the existing slot size. Check if the “rear” (measured from the edge of the door to the center of the deadbolt hole) is aligned before installing the new locking device into the hole.
Install the lock outside your front door
Install the lock at the outside of your door usually like a normal one. Install and hold the lock at the front door using the mounting plate that normally comes with it. Connect the wires to the battery and slide them out of the way before attaching the inner cover plate. (Different manufacturers may have different installation procedures, so make sure you know how to do this before trying it yourself.)
Check if it works
Keep the door open and check if the deadbolt extends and retracts smoothly. If it is not smooth, you should loosen the lock and make sure that the parts are installed correctly. To unlock the bolt, you simply must be able to insert the code and turn the latch.
It may be tempting to try to install the digital lock yourself to save a little money but a professional locksmith will be able to install it more efficiently even if some modifications are required. You will also have better peace of mind knowing that the lock you purchased is installed correctly to give your home maximum protection.
Where to get the best one?
Our Go Digital Lock is the one-stop solution for easy access and security control. We have top company brands with the latest updated version of digital locks available with us.