Thursday, June 26, 2008

Lock It Up!

If you read my blog regularly, you probably read about the ton of locks I received from Schlage. Now that UPS has come and gone, taking all the extra boxes away, I can enjoy the one remaining lock.

Remember, I am the woman who locked herself out of the house twice in one week last year, so when I heard about a new electronic lock that doesn’t require keys, I jumped at the chance to try it out! If you have lived in your house for a few years, you know how many keys to your home end up floating around. Just off the top of my head, I can think of five different people who have access to our house.

With the Schlage lock, you don’t have to worry about how many people have access to your home because you control it. We received the electronic deadbolt for our front door, but you can also get an electronic lock for the interior of your house. Each lock has an electronic keypad, on which you program a 4-digit code to gain access. You don’t even have to carry a house key anymore!

The best part is that you can program up to 19 codes into the keypad, and you can deactivate codes if you don’t want a certain person to have access to your home anymore. You can have separate codes for you, your spouse, your kids, guests, family members, nannies, service providers, etc. Then, if you decide the plumber doesn’t need access to your house after one visit or you discover your nanny is secretly evil, simply deactivate their codes.

Like I said, I have the new lock on the front door, and I love it! It comes ready to use, and it is fairly simple to install (and I’m not that handy). There are so many benefits to the electronic lock, and it’s nice not to have to worry about locking myself out of the house anymore or having to keep a spare key under a fake rock on the front porch.

Visit Schlage’s Web site to read more about their new electronic locks which, in addition to being very popular with moms, are also winning awards! The locks come in several different finishes, so you can find one that goes perfectly with whichever door you choose. I really think you will love the electronic lock as much as I do!

1 comment:

Crazy Working Mom said...

Wow, I'd love to have these! I'm SO bad about putting my keys in my purse when I get home and then when I get to the door I'm scrambling to find them. *sigh*