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
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Where to find keyless finger-scan locks
Finger tip access
Swipe your finger across the keyless, code-free entry system to activate the lock
Fingerprint Scanner Door 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 the battery-powered deadbolt. You don’t need a key or a key code. Installation doesn’t require hardwiring, and the batteries last about one year.