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One cannot help but notice the trend in homes and businesses installing the new keyless electronic locks. You might think that, in an age of popular and expensive “gadgets”, these locks were just another example of our cultural tendency to always have the latest contraption. But if you assumed that you’d be wrong. The new generation of keyless, electronic and remote-control door locks are a contemporary solution to a security issue that is both old and trending itself. Criminals always want to find a way into your home and business. And an example of one of their tools for that is “lock bumping”. Though lock bumping isn’t new (the lock bumping key, or rapping key, was first patented in 1928 as a locksmithing tool) since around 2006 it has become an ever more popular tool for bad guys. We won’t go into great detail since that might be boring or useful for “bad actors” but the key to understanding bump keys and other lock picking devices (like pin guns) is that they essentially “spoof” the tumblers in a traditional key and shaft lock and cause that lock to open. When this act is performed by a competent and cool-headed criminal it’s almost as easy for them to get inside a locked location as if they had an actual key. So, the key, key channel, and tumblers are the weak point. And that is why we are so happy to see the advent of the electronic keyless locks and why we are so impressed with the Nest X Yale lock product.

The new Nest X Yale door lock results from the collaboration of the Nest company, a cutting-edge producer of high-tech sensors, cameras, alarm systems and camera door bells, and Yale Locks, one of the oldest and most respected lock HARDWARE manufacturers in America. Nest has combined their innovative software with the sturdy Yale hardware to create a key free door lock. The absence of a key channel and tumblers makes this lock a significant security upgrade on any door. The Nest X Yale keypad door lock comes in three elegant finishes to match any decor- Satin Nickle, Oil Rubbed Bronze and Polished Brass. The lock is battery powered by 4 AA batteries that will last about a year and this keypad door lock will send a signal to your Android when the batteries begin to run low. Thus, there is no need for a new power source or wiring at the time the Nest X Yale is installed. Installation is within the skill set of most amateur locksmiths, but professional installers may be located via the Nest website. This keyless door lock has no key hole channel for a would-be intruder to try to “bump” or “pick” the lock and if someone does try to tamper with it by trying to enter codes into it the lock will go into Lockout Mode after 5 failed tries. AND the lock will let you know that an attempt has been made to spoof it! This effectively seals the door until the owner rescinds the lock out order.

Nest X Yale Lock Communicates

The Nest X Yale digital door lock communicates with its owner and follows its owners’ commands. If someone does attempt to open the lock with an incorrect pass code the lock will alert the owner’s android. The Nest App allows the owner to create an individual pass code for each member of their household as well as create “Guest Entry Times” for the lock to unlock to admit a visitor. The Nest X Yale can also accept voice commands to lock and unlock via Google Home or an android phone. All of this said, there is a keypad on the exterior of the lock so that the entry codes may be entered manually. In cases when it is cold or wet outside, the Nest X Yale generally works fine with gloves during inclement weather.  

Nest X Yale Product Warranty

The excellent Nest X Yale locks includes a lifetime warranty for finish and mechanical components and a two-year warranty for electronic components.

We do recommend that for the highest level of certainty of your security that a professional locksmith install this lock for you.

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Mile High Locksmith

Denver, CO

Keyless Door Lock

Keyless Door Lock

Allow us to recommend- the Kwikset Obsidian Keyless Lock

Mile High Locksmith® is a seasoned and professional mobile locksmith service and we feel comfortable stating unequivocally that when it comes to the topic of residential locks we are a premium source for service and information. With that said, we would like to recommend the kwikset obsidian keyless touchscreen electronic deadbolt. Mile High has worked with Kwikset lock products for many years and we have in depth knowledge and experience of this fine manufacturer, and in all of our extensive acquaintance with the lock and security industry we’ve never been more impressed with any keyless deadbolt!
First of all, the keyless front door lock or back door keyless lock is the future. The technically pioneering nature of the kwikset keypad lock makes it not only sophisticated enough to compliment any architectural style and decoration scheme but it also delivers a higher level of safety for your belongings, your family and yourself. In fact, its level of delivered security is unparalleled. The elimination of the key and thus the “Key Way” takes away the main weakness in all previous “keyed” locks- without a key way the Obsidian can’t be picked and a bad guy can’t make a copy of your key! You don’t have to carry a key, worry about worn out keys or hide a key outside. And with this digital keyless door lock you don’t have to worry about locking yourself out of your home. You can simply lock and unlock the door by using the touchscreen and entering your personal code.

Keyless lock VS regular deadbolt cost affect

We do acknowledge up front that at the outset the consumer will pay more for this trendsetting residential keyless door lock, just like any other electronic digital door lock, but the follow on savings and enhanced security begin almost immediately. Unlike conventional or “Old Fashioned” keyed locks you’ll never have to rekey the lock in the event of a lost or stolen key. And you’ll never have to have extra keys made for family members or trusted associates because the Obsidians, the best keyless door locks, will accept up to 16 entry codes- which is like having 16 keys to the lock. With this you’ll never have a key that wears out or fails to turn in your lock and if/when you no longer want someone to have access to your home you don’t have to go through the unpleasantness of getting a key back- you just eliminate that persons entry code. So stop looking for a high security key lock and go with the excellent Kwikset Obsidian electronic door locks.

Kwikset Obsidian Keyless

Aside from the facts that the Obsidian is handsome, graceful, elegant and that it will bring your home security system into the future (yes, the “Home Connect” version can be wholly interfaced with your home security techno-suite) we wanted to give you some words of explanation about how this phenomenal device works.
The Obsidian is designed with the Kwikset exclusive SecureScreen technology that prevents inappropriate access to your home with a128-bit Advanced Encryption Standard communications system which meets the Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association Grade 2 deadbolt security standards. To that you might well respond: but what is it and how does it work? Here is your answer. First, the touch screen is powered by 4 AA batteries and it is equipped with a low power alert so that your lock never quits, even in the case of a power outage. Also, the system is capacitive, which means that in a low battery situation you may simply apply the terminals on a 9 Volt battery to the terminals on the underside of the lock to recharge it. The SecureScreen system displays 2 random digits prior to accepting your personal code which prevents fingerprint acquisition and keypad observation from betraying the actual entry code. So after the random digits are entered by the system just put in your code and the door unlocks. Conversely, there is a dedicated “Lock” key so that with a single press of one digit the lock is engaged- no fumbling with keys in uncertain situations! Also, in case of uncertainty or forgetfulness the lock offers an optional function that automatically locks the door after a 30 second interval of inaction by the person accessing the lock. The Obsidian also has a Mastercode option that puts the Mastercode holder in complete control of the system and an alarm and temporary “Lock Out” program that activates if there are 3 unsuccessful attempts to enter a code into the lock touchscreen.

One last time, this digital keypad door lock is a true thing of beauty, form and function. It is available in two finishes, Satin Nickel or Venetian Bronze. And Kwikset provides a Lifetime Warranty on mechanical function and cosmetic finish for the original owners.

Handle lock for home door

The best locks for your home

What is the difference between a WIFI door lock to any other smart lock on the market?

Mile High Locksmith is a locksmith company located in Colorado. We have been working with locks and keys for many years, installing access control door locks, keypad locks and high security locks. After many years, we can safely say that we have become experts on door locks and would like to introduce to you the new generation of WIFI door locks that are made by LockState.

What is the difference between a WIFI door lock to any other smart lock on the market?

There are many differences between these two types of locks. The difference we would like to point out is the WIFI door lock is a lock that connects to a WIFI internet connection in your home or office. It connects exactly in the same way you would connect your phone, tablet or computer. By having this feature on your door lock, it gives you the ability to access your lock online from anywhere around the world just as if you were standing by your door and using a traditional key. WIFI door locks are the future for humanity to lock and unlock doors.

Extra features for WIFI door locks

A peace of mind. You can set the WIFI door lock to provide you with alerts anytime someone is using a code to unlock your door. For example, you are running late at work and you ask your dog walker to take your dog out for a walk. You can access your lock online, set up a temporary code and provide it to your dog walker. They can then use the code on the WIFI door lock keypad and unlock the door. At the same time they are unlocking the door, you will receive an email alert letting you know that the dog walker has unlocked your door. You will receive the same alert when the dog walker is done and uses the code to lock the door when they leave. Then you can delete this code to make sure the dog walker will not have access to your home anymore. With a WIFI door lock, you can make new codes and delete codes anytime and anywhere using your computer or phone.

Rental property management

If you are a house owner who rents out your home, condo or apartment building manager, the WIFI door lock is perfect for you. No more need to rekey your locks or change your door locks when your tenants move out. If you have a roommate or just rent a room, when your roommate moves out, you will not need to hire a locksmith to rekey your locks. As the owner of your own personal WIFI door lock, you do not need to provide keys to your tenants or roommates. You can just provide them with a key code to lock and unlock the door by using the keypad. Then you can change these codes anytime and from anywhere by using you username and password online.

Is a WIFI door lock good for businesses?

Yes. In fact, most businesses save thousands of dollars by using WIFI door locks and not the traditional access control locks. The first feature we would like to point out to you is no more wires. The traditional access door locks have been installed on business doors for many years by using the prototype system. For example, the old access control locks require sending wires from the lock to the front desk that connect to a buzzer or computer. Drilling walls, having an

electrician come to you, filing for a permit from the city, and then you will need a locksmith to install the locks for you. These are all the requirements that are needed when you use a prototype access control system. This can translate into a much higher bill at the end of the day. With the WIFI door lock, all you need to do is have a locksmith install the lock on your door, download the app to your phone and you are done. With the WIFI door lock, you can track who unlocks and locks the locks by date and time and even provide temporary codes to temporary contractors working in your building.

Mile High Locksmith sells and installs WIFI door locks, also known as remote locks, from LockState. With our convenient stores in Denver, Boulder, Colorado Springs and Loveland, we can easily come to your location and install the WIFI door locks for you on your home or business. For more information you can give us a call at 720-248-8087 or send an email to milehighlocksmith@gmail.com. We provide free on-site estimates, no service call or any other fees will apply until the work is done.

Schlage lock

The best lock for your home

Schlage deadbolt

It is time to move on! Every generation is changing with the technology, and yes the locksmith trade is changing too.

Best security lock for wooden front door?

If you are the owner of a house or a condo or if you are living in an apartment, using a key to lock and unlock your door may not be your best option. Of course the opinion on this will change depending on who you ask.

There are two leading manufacture lock companies in the United States. These companies are Schlage and Kwikset. It is safe to say that you can find Schlage locks or Kwikset locks, or even locks with a different brand name but still owned by one of those two companies, on about 70% of homes in the country.

The difference between Schlage locks and Kwikset locks is the quality of the locks, (how many years the lock will work on your door), as well as the design of the lock. There is a very small difference in the level of security, but as far as security goes most Schlage locks or Kwikset locks really share the same type of security level.

Schlage key

Kwikset key

Key copy

Schlage locks and Kwikset locks have been the leading lock manufacturers for homes in the United states for decades.

Both Schlage locks and Kwikset locks use simple keys that are easy to copy almost anywhere including hardware stores, locksmiths shops, Ace hardware, The Home Depot, Lowes and even at some Walmarts.

If you are wanting to install new Schlage or Kwikset locks, then we as a locksmith company recommend you look into keyless locks and this is why:

  • You can change the access code on the lock yourself without spending locksmith fees.
  • If you are out of town and someone needs to access your home you can provide them with a temporary code that you can erase at a later time.
  • No more losing the key and paying for expensive emergency locksmith fees in a case where you get locked out.
  • You can open the door with your smartphone without using the keypad from anywhere in the world.

Why to buy a lock with a high security key when you can buy a lock with no key at all?

Recommend lock:

Schlage connect lock, Control access with your smartphone

  • Fingerprint resistant – works in the rain and with gloves
  • Sleek profile without sacrificing strength
  • Choose up to 30 different codes
  • Lock or unlock from anywhere
  • Receive alerts when specific codes are entered
  • Connect with z-wave
  • Alerts: receive alerts when lock tampering or forced entry.

For more information on installing new locks on your door please give us a call or email us at: milehighlocksmith@gmail.com

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