Keyless door locks accept credentials other than the traditional metal key. The advantage becomes apparent when it’s time to “change the locks”. In the past, building owners would literally have to dismantle the old locks, install new ones and distribute new keys. This is extremely inefficient compared to keyless door locks that can be changed digitally without having to physically replace the lock installation.Checkout how to identify lock tampering for more info.
There are a number of occasions where building managers have to change the locks. It could be that a set of master keys are missing and there is a looming danger of building invasion. It could be that an employee quit their job and did not bother to return their keys. With keyless door locks, only a physically damaged lock would merit its actual replacement. Otherwise, the key can be changed digitally using the access panel or a computer.
Even a broken lock is more convenient with keyless locks since there’s no need to redistribute or even reprogram keys. Instead the new lock can be programmed to accept the old keys, which adds an a higher level of convenience for building and security administrators.
For keyless locks that accept PIN codes, changing the locks can be as easy as emailing the new code to relevant parties. For sophisticated locks that use prox cards or key fobs, changing the locks means a simple reprogramming of the access keys. Other systems use biometrics. In this case, the biometric scans can be added or removed from the system’s database in a matter of seconds.