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Old 02-01-14, 09:06 PM   #1
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installed a new keyless entry lock in my front door?

is thebrinks 4303-105 are they any less secure then a regular deadbolt?
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Old 02-01-14, 09:14 PM   #2
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Door locks are only as strong as the strike plate.

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Old 02-01-14, 09:29 PM   #3
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We use them; they are handy as you can program a separate combination in for people you might only want to have access for a brief time. For example, one of our homes is unoccupied for the winter. We give a combination to someone who checks things once a week. Our other place is often used by family and they all have the combination. We even have a programmable dead bolt lock on our motorhome.

I don't know about the Brinks lock specifically though. I am always suspicious of Walmart stuff though. Maybe check with a locksmith?

Be sure to change the combination every once in a while, otherwise you can start to see what numbers are being pressed.

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Door locks are only as strong as the striker plate.
Or the hinges.
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Old 02-01-14, 09:35 PM   #5
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had too google strike plate mine looks like it is part of the door jam and its some kinda metal. main reason i got it is i forget my keys a lot and the hinges all i know is there 3 of em lol.
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good idea on changeing the key from time to time
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If you forget your keys, put one of these next to your front door. http://www.homedepot.com/p/KeySafe-C...4?N=5yc1vZc2ds
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had too google strike plate mine looks like it is part of the door jam and its some kinda metal. main reason i got it is i forget my keys a lot and the hinges all i know is there 3 of em lol.
Most doors are just kicked in by intruders. It isn't difficult because most door frames are either a softwood or MDF and the screws holding the strike plate are only half inch.

Best security is a steel door frame but they don't look good in residential applications and are expensive. If you want to make entry a little more difficult, replace your hinge and strike plate screws with 3 inch screws so they screw into the 2x4 or 2x6 framed opening. That makes kicking a lot more difficult.

For convenience, yeah, keyless entry is pretty nice.
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Love ours. I got tired of locking myself out.
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Most doors are just kicked in by intruders. It isn't difficult because most door frames are either a softwood or MDF and the screws holding the strike plate are only half inch.

Best security is a steel door frame but they don't look good in residential applications and are expensive. If you want to make entry a little more difficult, replace your hinge and strike plate screws with 3 inch screws so they screw into the 2x4 or 2x6 framed opening. That makes kicking a lot more difficult.

For convenience, yeah, keyless entry is pretty nice.
I have a complete steel security "storm" door, completely steel front security door behind that, each mounted on a complete steel frame. It was totally custom and just about drained our "update the new home" budget, but was completely worth it as we sleep a little easier now. Not in a "bad" neighborhood but crime is EVERY WHERE! BTW it looks just as good as any other door...depending on what your budget is. OP, I would never do electric entrance. Just not for me.
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When we bought our house, we bought all new Schlage locks for the various doors, and had them rekeyed by a locksmith to be all the same and more secure than the stock number of pins. We also installed one of these. I haven't had to use a key to get in the house since.

We also installed Tuff Strike strike plates in every door we could (some of the door frames we have aren't compatible with them).

To a certain extent, I think some of what we did was overkill, because the two outside walls of one living room are all windows, as well as two walls of the master bedroom. I'd think it'd be easier for someone to just go through a window and then unlock the door from the inside than to try to kick the door in.
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How about try Lockitron?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1L3o...a-4N2jq2vPgHOY
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not quite there yet.
http://techcrunch.com/2014/01/16/lockitrons-long-march/

I'm not sure I'd use a startup company for remote access to my place.
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