There are a dozen reasons why a keyless door lock is useful. For starters: lost keys. But it’s also helpful when keys are accidentally locked inside, forgotten, at the bottom of a bag, or annoyingly tucked into your sock or shoe while on a neighborhood run (never again). There’s also the issue of copied and shared keys: most keypad leversets have the option of programming multiple codes for kids, family, and select friends, neighbors, dog walkers, delivery drivers, and special codes for emergency scenarios. It should be noted that a simple keypad leverset, as opposed to a smart lock, is free from cyber vulnerabilities. (But if that’s something you aren’t worried about, see our post
Remodeling 101: Smart Door Locks.) Here are our 10 favorite options for mechanical keyless locks. Above: The Emtek (E6200US26) Electronic Keypad Lever Set comes in Polished Chrome (shown), Oil-rubbed Bronze, and Satin Nickel and with a range of interior lever styles. The set is a LISCIO electronic door lever and is integrated neatly, and inconspicuously, into the door lever itself. It’s pre-programmed with two working codes and has the ability to program up to 20 different user codes. The set is $249.25 at Build.com. Above: The Schlage Touch Century Lock with Latitude Lever (FE695CEN622) comes in Aged Bronze, Bright Chrome, Satin Black (shown), Satin Chrome, and Satin Nickel. It’s designed with a touchscreen and holds 19 different access codes; $122.60 on Amazon. Above: The Baldwin Soho Keyless Entry Single Cylinder Electronic Deadbolt in Polished Chrome features a keypad for the deadbolt only, to be paired with any lever. The lock allows only two different entry codes to be programmed. It’s $291.50 on Amazon. Above: The Schlage (FE595VPLY626ELA) Plymouth Keypad Entry with Flex-Lock and Elan Style Levers comes in Brushed Chrome, shown, with an illuminated keypad. Codes can be added or deleted with the lock’s unique 6-digit programming code; $369.93 on Amazon. Above: The Yale Security (YRD446NR0BP) Key-Free Assure Touchscreen Deadbolt Lock comes in Oil-rubbed Bronze, Polished Brass, and Satin Nickel. It operates with a both access codes entered into a touch pad as well as the Yale Assure App and can sync with other smart devices. The lock has top reviews but because it is a smart device, there are the usual cyber security issues. The Yale lock is $164.44 on Amazon. Above: The Sargent Keypad 10 Line Cylindrical Lock Set (28-KP-10G77-LP-26D) is made with a certified ANSI Grade 1 deadbolt and body (a measure of the highest security for a lock). It can store up to 100 user codes and has the option for authority level codes (master codes and emergency codes). It also secures against unauthorized entry when three incorrect codes are entered in succession, the keypad is disabled for a brief period of time. It’s $661.39 available on Amazon. Above: The Emtek E4020 EmTeouch Passage Keyless Lever comes in Flat Black, Polished Chrome, and Satin Nickel (shown) and with a range of corresponding lever styles from Emtek; $247.39 at Direct Door Hardware. Above: The Schlage Sense Smart Front Wi-Fi Bundle is a smart lock, but can function purely with the codes alone. It does include the Schlange Sense Wi-Fi Adapter for unlock and lock your door from anywhere you have Wi-Fi connection and use voice commands. It’s available in Matte Black or Satin Nickel for $373.90 at Go Keyless. Above: The Kwiset Smartcode 913 Contemporary Electronic Deadbolt Featuring Smartkey comes in Polished Chrome, Satin Nickel, or Venetian Bronze and can be programmed with up to 16 different user codes; $119 on Amazon. Above: The Emtek Emtouch Passage Keyless Lever (E2020) comes in Flat Black, Oil-rubbed Bronze, Polished Chrome, and Satin Nickel and with the option for a range of lever styles from Emtek. The set is $205.60 at Door Hardware Center.
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