Biometric keyless locks let you unlock or lock your entry door with just a quick scan of your fingerprint— the perfect solution for anyone who loses keys or has kids.
By the DIY experts of The Family Handyman Magazine:March 2008
Swipe your finger across
the keyless, code-free entry
system to activate the lock
Several companies offer
biometric keyless locks
for entry doors, mostly in the $200 range (as of 2008). One company
is Kwikset. Its SmartScan locks
are available at home centers and hardware stores
(find retailers and
more info at Kwikset.com).
When you swipe your finger
across a sensor, it reads
your fingerprint and activates
dead bolt. You don't need a
key or a key code. Installation
doesn't require hardwiring,
and the batteries
last about one year.
Other companies also sell keyless fingerprint locks. Search online for “fingerprint door locks.”
Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.
Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.
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