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Things To Know About Upgrading Your Home Lock To A Fingerprint Scanning Lock

Many people are interested in taking their home protection to the next level in this digital age and choosing to invest in locks that operate through fingerprint scanning. This allows you to get into your home without the need for keys, which will decrease the chances of someone being able to get into your home without your knowledge. It is important to make sure that you have the lock installed by a professional, though. The guide below walks you through the process of having a locksmith install a new fingerprint scanning lock on your door for you.

Remove the Current Lock on Your Doorway

The first thing the locksmith will need to do is remove the current lock that is on your door. The lock itself and the latch in the door frame will both need to be removed so that the new lock can be put into place properly.

Physically Install the Lock

The locksmith will then need to install the new lock into the door. The lock may be larger than the lock that you had on your door beforehand, and if so, the locksmith would then need to cut out a portion of your door to allow the new lock to fit into place properly. He or she will also measure and mark the door frame to ensure that the latch is installed correctly so that the door can secure properly when it closes.

Set Up the Fingerprint Scanner Lock

The fingerprint scanner will not be ready to use the moment it is installed. The locksmith will have to take the time to set it up for you. Since he or she has past experience with the lock, it will be much easier for them to set it up for you, rather than you trying to set it up.

Teach You How to Use the Lock

After the lock has been installed and set up, the locksmith can then walk you through the process of using it. You want to be sure that you not only know how to lock and unlock your door, but also how to add new fingerprints to the lock. That way if you have other members of your home that will need to be able to get in and out of the home when they are not with you, you can set it up so they can.

If you notice that anything goes wrong with the lock, call the locksmith right away. The locksmith can troubleshoot the problem so that your lock can work again as soon as possible. For more information, contact local professionals like Georges Lock & Security Service.