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A Manual For Installing Perfect Locking Systems in Your Apartments

Blox Social
Posted on
Aug 12, 2023

When you screen apartments for sale in Mumbai, what are the factors you consider? Chances are location, budget, developer reputation, and the amenities available are all top priorities. However, looking at seemingly minor details like security is important as you start shortlisting your options. The locking system of your home is one of the most important considerations when it comes to keeping you and your family safe.

Things to consider when picking the perfect locking system for you 

  • Security levels – 

The first factor to consider when looking for a locking system or a security system is the level of security. If you are investing in or living in a gated community with strict visitor logs, key recorded entrance systems, CCTV cameras in the common areas, hallways, etc., you may want a lock system that only controls access to your main door. In the case of standalone buildings with low security, you may want to opt for a more advanced system.

  • Consider your home needs – 

Your locking system could be part of a larger security system or a simple manual lock. This choice depends on your home needs. If you have children or parents who may struggle with technologically complex locking systems, you may want to install a keycard swiper or a biometric lock instead.

  • Invest in tech – 

One of the mistakes homeowners often make is to stick with old-school lock and key systems despite the rest of the home being powered by automation. Smart security systems are worth the investment. They offer several benefits, including logging and screening visitors, facial recognition, and motion sensor features. You can also look for locking systems that can be remotely monitored and controlled by your smartphone.

  • Look for convenience – 

Your locks are installed for two specific purposes – security and convenience. Consider how your locking system will work for the maintenance personnel, helpers, guests, pets, and children. An intruder alarm system, multiple security modes, vacation mode, and time-stamped entry and exit logs are all features that a modern locking system will bring you. A locking system that connects to a security service is also one that is immensely beneficial.

  • New home, new locks – 

Homebuyers often look at updating the locking system when considering buying pre-owned apartments for sale in Mumbai. This is very important because you will want a security system different from the one the previous owners used.

Gated communities and pre-installed locking systems

Security is one of the features you must consider when looking for an apartment for sale in Mumbai. Most modern projects, particularly those by reputed developers, offer digital locks that can be controlled by mobile smart keys or by biometric imprints of the homeowners. Apart from the overall security features of gated communities, this makes it difficult for outsiders to break in or for these locks to be tampered with. However, before investing in your flat, it may be a good idea to look up the brand and specifications of the locking system used and understand its pros and cons better. You may also discuss upgrading the locking system with the developer at your own cost if the current one does not satisfy your needs.

Going the extra mile

After settling on the type of locking system you want for your apartment or flat, you must find out if the seller provides the installation or offers installation through a third party as part of the after-sales service. If not, you must find a reliable vendor or an authorised service centre to install and enable the locking device. Once this is done, you must acquaint yourself with the system and learn more about the storage of personal data (in the case of a digital locking system). Find out more about the maintenance and upgradation of the system to keep up with any changes or innovations. It is important to stay updated with all the new technology, bugs, and downtime on your digital security system.

In today's world, security devices and locking systems are vital for our safety. They not only keep intruders at bay but also prevent accidents and mishaps that could harm our loved ones. Although investing in high-quality systems may seem costly, the benefits they offer far outweigh the expense.

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