The Knock Knock Lock?

I’m giving these guys props for coming up with a cool idea. Max Lesser and Andy Chen are apparently a couple of roomies that kept losing their keys and took matters into their own hands to come up with a solution – which for them was programming a secret series of knocks that activates a key dispensing mechanism. Just use your secret knock, the key is dispensed and then put the key back in the dispenser once you enter. Here’s their video on how it works:

Cool idea guys, but i think i’ll just keep using my Emtek Emtouch Keyless Lock. Maybe not as fun, but less complicated and no keys required at all. I’m just sure i’d forget to put the key back in the knock knock lock, but I can set my own key code and remember it. Keep being creative though. I wish someone would invent a good public restroom lock that would open without me having to touch the door after I wash my hands.

Fresh New Look to the Keyless Leverset

Much of the keyless entry door hardware has a modern look to it.   Not every keyless entry leverset has to look the same.  Emtek has introduced the Sandcast Bronze keyless leverset to show you that even classic design can be incorporated into keyless door hardware.

Keyless leversets are a great option for both home protection and buisness protection.  The Emtek keyless leverset allows you to program up to 20 unique user codes with a few simple steps done directly on the keypad of the leverset.  The keypad comes with illumination for easy use during the night hours.  You also receive a 2 year warranty for the electronic components so you can stress less about the leverset malfunctioning.

The Emtek Sandcast Bronze keyless leverset comes with a wide variety of finishes to choose from and each features the same classic swiping lever handle and beautiful rosette.  This keyless leverset is both intelligent and attractive.  You can’t get much better than that.

Lockey M210 Keyless Mechanical Deadbolt Review

Lockey Mechanical Deadbolt

Lockey - Keyless Mechanical Deadbolt.

Yesterday I had the opportunity to install a Lockey M210 Mechanical Keyless Deadbolt. This deadbolt is very easy to install already, but to make it even easier, Lockey came out with an Lockey M210EZ. The M210 requires that you drill an additional hole above the standard bore hole, the M210EZ does not require the additional hole. I installed this lock for a friend of mine who will be using it on his manufacturing facility. Because it will be a high use door, we opted for the M210 which has the additional hole, mainly just for added security. We probably didn’t need to, but since I was installing having to drill an additional hole was not a big deal to me. The deadbolt was very easy to install and looks great on the door. I added this picture above so you can see the size relative to my hand. Before seeing this lock in person, i imagined it being much larger. It comes with a black trim piece that mounts behind the keypad and covers the bore hole and looks nice completely installed. This mechanical lock is built well and has smooth operation when entering the code and retracting the lock.

To lock the door from the inside or out, just throw the bolt using the turn knob. From the outside, once the bolt is thrown you have to unlock using the code. From the inside, just retract with the turn knob. I like this keyless deadbolt because it is very simple to use, sturdy and smooth.

The Pro’s to this lock:
– Easy Install on Standard Bore (M210EZ even easier install)
– Mechanical Lock means no batteries to worry about.
– Smooth operation and sturdy feel.
– Simple. Sometimes you just want a simple functional lock – this is it.

Cons (Well, cons if you care about these features):
–  You can only have one code (some electronic keyless locks allow up to 20 or more codes)
– The buttons are not lit.
– You have to remove the lock to change the code.

Ironically, the Lockey has the word ‘Digital’  stamped on the  lock, but it is not a digital lock – Mechanical however, it is.

Overall, I was pleased with this lock. I would buy this lock for its simplicity, functionality and sturdy construction.