Technology has made many of the old devices that we used to use obsolete. Sure, there are some people who still love to hammer away on a typewriter, but the vast majority have made the switch to PC’s and laptops, aware that doing so is the best option. The changes that are made to everyday items are done to make things better and more efficient, yet there is still one old-school thing that we cling to despite the fact that there is a much better option out there. We are talking about using mechanical locks and keys instead of the biometric fingerprint locks that are now readily available.
We all feel as though we are safe and secure behind a locked closed door, and while that is true to a certain extent, locks can be picked and opened by those with the time and knowledge to do so. The same cannot be said of a fingerprint lock, though, for one very specific reason, which is that now two people in the world have the same prints. Someone can get a hold of your house key and quickly have a copy made, but they are not going to be able to do that with your thumbprint.
Let’s also take a minute to talk about the inconvenience of keys. They are small and can be easily lost or forgotten, and since we tend to carry them around in bunches, they are often uncomfortable when placed in your pocket. Automakers have been trying to do away with keys for a few years now, with many new models coming with keyless entry and push button start. People who own these types of vehicles tend to think of themselves as ahead of the curve, yet these ae the same folks who will stand on their doorstep in the rain, getting soaked, as they try to locate their house key from the bunch attached to a keychain.
In fairness, there are a lot of people out there who would love to make the switch from the humble house key to the fingerprint lock, but most of them are sure that making that change is something that is not financially viable. This is definitely not the case, as fingerprint locks are now on the market at incredibly affordable prices, to the point where you will not be seriously out of pocket by updating all the exterior locks on your property. One way to look at fingerprint locks, and the costs associated with making the change, is that it is an investment rather than an expenditure.
There is a real peace of mind that comes with knowing that you have made you home safer by upgrading to a biometric lock. It’s also great to realize that scurrying around in the morning trying to remember where you dropped your house keys is a thing of the past. If you are still using mechanical locks but have dreams of making the switch to the fingerprint locks, we have one question for you: what are you waiting for?