by Nathaniel Cook – Electronic home locks offer a range of features that add convenience and control for homeowners. Products on the market today are far more advanced than earlier electronic locks. For instance, smartphones are able to remotely control the lock from anywhere in the world; and homeowners can grant ‘guest access’ to friends, family, or even deliveries all from their phone while maintaining a log of who came and went.
In addition, installation has become a breeze and often requires nothing more than a screwdriver. Many brands fully integrate with your existing lock hardware, no modifications required. Here are brands to consider: Kwikset Kevo, August, Sesame, Friday, and Nuki.
Electronic locks are permitted in Park Tower. If you are interested, please keep in mind the parameters set forth by the board for these kinds of devices.
Electronic locks should still have key access, with a key and/or combination be provided to the office for emergency access. Levers are OK but not required. On the hall facing side, they may not be more than 6 inches tall and 4 inches wide, should not glow or be permanently backlit, and must have a silver-toned, brushed metal finish.
Finally, before purchasing an electronic lock, provide the management office with a color picture of the device selected, along with its specifications. Formal approval is required prior to installation.