Top Types of Biometric Locks - Pros and Cons07/06/2015 Back To Blog
Over the past few decades, technology has amazed is in many ways – and it still does, especially as every day brings something new on the “market”. Aside from smartphones and computers, there are also many other fields that have been improved by the more recent discoveries made – and our safety is definitely one of them.
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Biometric locks still feel like a science-fiction thing to many of the people out there, but the truth is that they are as real as they get. Before you have a biometric lock installed on your home or office though, make sure to do your research. Here are some of the most important things to know about them:
* Biometric locks are activated by a feature that is very specific to the home owner and which cannot be duplicated in any way. Instead of using a key to open the door, you will use a feature of your own body to do it. The two most commonly encountered types of biometrics are based on fingerprint recognition and on facial recognition too.
* The main advantages of having a biometric lock are mostly related to the level of security of your home or office. Nobody can steal your face or your fingerprint – but keys can definitely get lost and stolen (which can either leave you on the outside of your own house or enable burglars to get in much easier than they should be).
* Furthermore, traditional keys can get damaged and this means that they will not be able to activate the lock. In such circumstances, you have to call in an emergency locksmith to have your lock replaced as soon as possible – and that is really a waste of time for anyone out there!
* One of the disadvantages associated with biometric locks is related to the fact that they base themselves solely on electrical power. This means that if there is a power outage, you will not be able to operate the “lock” in any way. However, keep in mind that this issue is easy to solve if you install an alternate backup power source in your house.