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Finger-Scan Entry Locks

Updated: Apr. 04, 2019

No more fumbling for the keys with this fingerprint scanner door lock!

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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.

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Where to find keyless finger-scan locks

fingerprint scanner door lock

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 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.

Other companies also sell keyless fingerprint locks. Get a similar fingerprint scanner door lock on Amazon.

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Required Tools for this Project

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  • 4-in-1 screwdriver
  • Cordless drill

Required Materials for this Project

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  • Biometric lock