Keyless Lock Types:

Keyless locks are handy and are becoming quite common. The keyless door locks allow you to program multiple codes to allow various people access to your home. You don’t have to carry keys! You don’t have to worry about your or someone else losing the key to your home and then having to hire a locksmith to unlock the door and re-key your locks! Simply reprogram if you decide you don’t want an individual to have access to your home. You will find that most of the residential keyless locks are electronic, use batteries and have a backlit keypad for easy access when it’s dark out. Then there are the mechanical keyless locks which do not require batteries. Below, you will learn about different categories like keyless deadbolts, keyless levers and knobs, keyless handlesets and mechanical locks and find what works best for your home.

Keyless Deadbolts:

Keyless Deadbolts do not require a key, but you can use one if you would like. Keyless deadbolts are generally used with a doorknob or lever below. Keyless deadbolt locks are programmable so you can create your own code to lock and unlock the door.


 Keyless Levers and Knobs:


Keyless levers and knobs have a combo of the keyless pad entry and the lever/knob below. It’s a handy thing to have because it’s all in one.



Keyless Handlesets:

Keyless Handlesets are a great way to dress up your door if you are wanting the keyless option. It’s a nice combo, just like the keyless knob and lever style, but a little more dressed up. The one shown on the left is the Emtek EMtouch keyless handleset (also available in the keyless deadbolt or leverset). These have touch screens similar to the iphone and they are black when not used.  You can make your door look great as well as make it super easy to enter and exit your home.


Mechanical Locks:

Mechanical keyless locks are super neat, because they don’t require batteries to operate the deadbolt. These don’t require power of any kind! The mechanical design works in extreme cold and heat. Don’t ever worry about the batteries dying again!



Browse all the keyless locks and find what will work best and what style looks best for your home!






What Hardware is Needed for an Exterior Front Door?

Well, we went over what is needed for closet doors. Let’s move on to what hardware you may need to order for your front exterior door(s). There are a couple different styles of exterior doors like, regular single front door, double doors, and this could also include your back door, side door or maybe even your door that leads to your garage if you have one.

Single Front Door

red front door

Let’s get down to the nitty gritty. Let’s say you have a regular single entry door, what do you need to order? For starters I think I would start with a handleset.

Single cylinder handlesets (like shown above) are most common. A single cylinder means that it has the key on the outside and a thumb turn on the inside. You could also order a double cylinder handleset which means it uses a key on the outside as well as on the inside.

Generally the double cylinders are used on doors that are part glass, an intruder won’t be able to unlock the door without a key. It is not recommended on most doors because it in

If you don’t really want the deadbolt and handle combo like the handlesets offer, you can simply order a deadbolt and a keyed entrance door knob/lever handle.

creases the danger of a person trying to get out in case of emergency.

Keyless Locks and Sideplate Locks are also something you could choose from.

Double Front Door

Mahogany front doors

Double doors are a tiny bit more complicated. You just kind of have to know what you want it to look like. Most people go with the handlesets on both doors. In order to do this you will need either a single cylinder handleset or a double cylinder handleset like we talked about above already. Then you will also need a dummy handleset, which is simply a stationary handleset that is mounted to the door. It will have an inside and an outside just like the active handlesets have, but it won’t move at all. With double doors, you have an active door and a stationary door (aka dummy door) which can open by a bolt at the top and bottom of the door and lock into place in the door jam. These bolts are called either flush bolts or surface bolts. Normally, you need a total of two.

Like I said before, it depends on what you want it to look like, if you only want to order the active handleset and leave the stationary door blank, go ahead and do that, but you will still need the flush or surface bolts. Just like the single door,  if you don’t like the handleset idea, you can order a deadbolt and door knob/lever handle for the active door and or include a dummy door knob/lever handle for the stationary door. Many options to choose from.

You can also check out the Keyless Locks or Sideplate Locks for the double doors.

Back Door/Door Leading to Garage

back door

Alright, so for the back door or misc. door, It would be just a simple keyed entrance function door knob/lever handle and single cylinder deadbolt. I believe most doors will have a deadbolt, although I have seen some without.

Don’t forget your hinges!

Misc. Hardware You Can Also Include:

There’s Need and Then There is Greed.

Need: Schalge B60 Deadbolt

I am sure everyone is in need of a front door deadbolt, right? This popular Schlage Single Cylinder Deadbolt is a great quality as well as great price. Available in 9 finishes.

But then comes GREED

Greed: Emtek EMTouch Deadbolt

Would you look at this. Just look at it. This EMTouch Keyless Deadbolt is an absolute beauty. The buttons light up when touched, easy to lock by just a touch of the Emtek button, easy to unlock by entering a 4 digit code and turn of the exterior thumbturn, available in 4 finishes, it’s stylin’ and keyless! Never worry about locking yourself out ever ever again!

Emtek Electronic Keypad Deadbolt

Emtek Electronic Deadbolt

Do you have any idea how nice these keyless deadbolts are? I do, I have experienced such luxury at a Condo we stayed in when we traveled to the great state of Wyoming. Actually, now that I think of it, I don’t think it was the deadbolt, it was the deadbolt and lever combo, but it was Emtek I know that. And both work pretty much the same way. Anyway, we stayed in one Condo that had this keypad and one that had a regular key. Boring! Keypads are so much cooler, not to mention nicer. We didn’t have to worry about packing a key around, just had to memorize the code. So nice. And all you had to do was hit a button and it locked up. All Emtek levers/knobs turn with ease and they feel so heavy duty, because they are. I am sure if you order anything Emtek, you will be as pleased as I was.

These come in a few different finishes and several levers. Make it fit your style.


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Kwikset 909 Contemporary Smart Code Deadbolt

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Kwikset 909 Contemporary Smart Code Deadbolt with SmartCode™ Signature Series.

With your own personal code, you can enter your home with just a few simple pushes of a button and lock it with just one. You also get more control over who has access to your home. Just assign a temporary code to whoever needs one and delete it when you see fit. Now you can totally eliminate the need for keys. SmartCode is easy to install, program and use and operates on 4 AA batteries.


LockState LS-6600 Electric 200 Code Lock

This LS-6600 Electric lock has it all. 200 independent user codes with easy ability to add or delete each user. Makes a perfect Commercial Lock for businesses that need several access codes for their employees or contractors. And it’s weatherproof, for those exterior doors.



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Like the Kwikset Vedani Lever or Arlington Handleset…

EMTouch Handleset


The EMTouch series is like the iPhone for door hardware. Really.

This EMTouch Handleset has an iPhone like screen that is blacked out when not in use and lights up when touched so numbers are visible. This new EMTouch screen gives your hardware the modern look you have been dreaming of, as well as the added security of a keyless lock. Not to mention 4 different finishes and 13 different interior lever options to choose from. Yeah. That’s right… You have a little drool on your chin.

Take a look over here for the deadbolt and leverset.


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