There are some new electronics being used in the field of building and construction. One of the new products being implemented in the design of door security is the lock with a computer keypad. These locking devices are referred to as mechanical push button locks because you push the tiny keypad buttons to operate the locking device. You will find this style of lock available as a deadbolt design or a latch design. The keypad is located right on the front of the piece by the door’s handle. In some cases the handle is integrated into the design of the device.
These locks also come with a key override system that allows the key to open the door in the event the computer system fails. The advantage to using this type of mechanism for a lock is the security factor. It is almost impossible to open these devices unless you have the code or override key. This greatly reduces the risk of potential intruders being able to get into your home or office. In addition to the units designed for standard doorways on buildings, some companies manufacture these items for use on smaller objects such as cabinets. The simplex push button lock is available in many different sizes and designs so you can also install one on a cabinet door.
A variation on the basic design will have units available as a no key bypass system. This type of lock would be good to use in places where there is a high risk of theft or break-ins. These products are available in a brushed or smooth satin chrome finish to blend in with most types of doors and can be used on sliding doors as well. The keypad design will vary according to the specific model and the available numbers used to create the particular locking code.