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THE VIEW 6 keyless locks might save you I t only takes one glance across the stylish displays of door hardware when shopping, for our eyes to land on the sleek designs of the keyless locks. Hand- somely crafted in various metallic fi nishes and operated by entering a personal PIN on a keypad or touch- screen, it doesn't take much to envi- sion this touch of class on our own front door. Security, however, is the primary purpose for the engineering of key- less locks. Police investigations show that many thieves actually have a key, so by installing a deadbolt with an ANSI Grade 1 classification – in which all stored data is encrypted at the same level of security as that used in online banking – your upgraded system is surely going to stop a rob- bery in its tracks. But even everyday life could cheer up significantly when we envision no more worries about losing the key; no more digging around when loaded up with groceries; no need to take a key when out for a run; know- ing when your kids arrive home from school; and no more concerns about future security when we give house keys to the cleaning lady, handyman, babysitter, and more. We've all been in those situations, so take a look at these appealing so- lutions: locked out Don't cause costly damage by breaking in. Simply enter a user-code and you'll be inside. The deadbolt is engaged by pressing an exterior but- ton before you go. lost key Kids do it, adults do it. With ad- vanced models such as the Touch- screen Deadbolt and its cousin the Keypad Deadbolt, a unique code can be assigned to each household mem- ber ensuring their safety and your peace of mind. forgetfulness: Did you forget to lock the door? Now, certain Schlage deadbolts are computerized to be paired with your PC, smartphone and other mobile devices. Far from home, “smart” fea- tures allow you to control the lock, or send a code to someone else so they can get in with their mobile. Advanced engineering in the Sense Smart Deadbolt and in the Connect Touchscreen Deadbolt assures the highest and the most complex level of security possible today. freedom Go for a run, walk the dog, or rush off to family-fun events on the week- ends without the risk of hiding a key somewhere outside. Even at night, keyless lock touchscreens will give you enough light for quick entry. More information, which includes home automation using Apple tech- nology, is available at ■ — News Canada July 9–23, 2016