There are now multiples guaranteed safe door locks that you can use for your home and office. Aside from the traditional one wherein you will have to use a key, tapping of ID, using your Wi-Fi and even using a keypad are just few of the alternative ways of securing the safety of your loved ones.
The advantage of using a keypad door lock aside from easy installation is that you can always change the entry codes all the time for security purposes. This function helps in preventing burglary and any unfortunate circumstances that can happen to your home.
In installation of keypad door lock, you will need to have the following tools: screwdriver, drill, angle ruler, flathead screwdriver, lead pencil, wrench, chisel, hammer, and stiletto.
In removing the keypad lock from the packaging, unscrew and remove the cover loop and plastic gasket from the interior panel using the wrench. After that, remove the interior cover plate screws so you’ll be able to see the battery box then remove the mounting screws.
Step 1 – Removal of Template
Remove the template from the programming template which will serve as your guide in installing your new keypad door lock. After which, check the door holes and see if it matches the template you have. If it does, drill and get ready for the doorframe for the plastic insert and strike plate. Remember that the holes should level for the door lock drilling. If the guide doesn’t match with the current holes and/or structure of your door, you may call your service provider to provide you with further instructions.
Step 2 – Install Latch
You may now insert the latch using two (2) screws. Remember that you should not overly tighten the screws for this may cause to break. After that you may install the four (4) double A (AA) batteries in the battery box of the interior panel.
Step 3 – Install Power Wire
The next step is to feed the power wire from the Exterior Panel via the door hole and latch. Afterwards, you may connect the power wire to the battery box.
Step 4 – Attach the Exterior Panel
In attaching the exterior panel, you must assure that the spindle is inserted properly into the mounting plate on the interior panel through the door hole. Make sure that you have checked the metal panels are secured to the inner edges of the rubber gaskets to ensure that installation for both interior and exterior sides were properly done.
Step 5 – Attach Exterior Panel to Interior Panel
Using two (2) screws, attach the exterior panel to the interior panel. Then you may attach the interior cover plate over the battery box and the interior panel. After attachment, you can no feed the cover loop and plastic gasket ring over the interior handle.
Make sure to screw the ring tightly to secure the interior assembly. You can now attach the interior cover to the interior panel using two (2) screws on both sides of the interior.
Step 6 – Testing of the Keypad Door Lock
You can now insert the place plastic into the hole on the door frame then attach the strike plate with two self-tapping screws. You can now test if the door latch engages with the strike plate on the doorframe.
Step 7 – Getting Around the Keypad Door Lock
On setting up your already installed keypad door lock, you must get familiar with the ways that it is design: a) you must input a 6-digit password and b) it has manual keys that you may use for emergency purposes.
To input your password, you must first change the master password by pressing the number sign twice then the set master password, then the new password and inputting the new password as verification. In adding another user, you may press the number sign twice, the master password, the 3-digit user number then the designate password for the added user.
In circumstances where you’ve forgotten the password or someone has change it you may do two ways to unlock it: a) the emergency key and b) by pressing the reset button on the inside of the exterior panel. The lock will then return to factory set which will allow you to input your new password.