Electronic residential deadbolts and entry locks have been on the market for years, but have yet to really capture the market as home automation and smart homes become all the rage with today’s homeowners. One component that many do miss when they get a new high tech security system is the addition of the Z-wave electronic locks that are available as an added and important feature to your home security package.
They utilize keypads or push buttons so the door can be unlocked once a series of numbers/buttons are pushed. Today, many electronic locks allow keyless entry via computer or smartphone. Although they can be considerably more expensive than mechanical locks, the electronic lock market is becoming more competitive and prices are dropping as a result.
As explained above, electronic locks allow keyless entry and access with a push code. The locks still utilize a mechanical key cylinder, meaning that they can still be utilized (and lock) in the event of a power outage. Some electronic locks on the market today allow entry wirelessly, meaning that entry can be permitted if the lock doesn’t have a keypad.
These locks commonly utilize Wi-Fi, Z-Wave, or Bluetooth for entry. Z-Wave security devices are available for integration with many home automation security systems, such as Honeywell Lyric & Total Connect, and DMP XTLplus home security systems. In this case, your mobile security app will include your digital locks.
You’ll be happy to know that Allied Fire & Security is the only security dealer offering a Z-wave digital door lock with their package, the Allied Automation Package, in addition to an indoor camera and smoke detector for only $199 installed. There are no startup fees or minimums at all while other dealers are charging anywhere from $200 to $500 in startup fees and they are not offering a digital lock, indoor camera, or smoke detector in their package – these all cost extra up front.
The monthly rate for all devices, including indoor security camera, Z-wave lock, smoke detector, window and door sensors, motion detectors, mobile apps, and 24/7 monitoring runs around $60 per month. Instead of charging you up front for your system, Allied allows you to pay one small fee up front for installation and pay off the system within the monthly subscription price for 36 months that also includes 24/7 UL station monitoring.
This is a great value for all of the equipment and technology offered – and peace of mind you and your family will enjoy for life.