Keypad locks

Looking for the best keypad lock for your home, second home, or rental property? The good news is, there are plenty of options to choose from! The bad news is that it can be hard to narrow down your selection to just one. 

Our security experts at Magic Lock in Charlotte NC are here to help! We’ve put together 5 of our favorite electronic and mechanical keypad locks so that you can be sure of your choice.

Smart Keypad Locks

Smart keypads are some of the most popular security locks on the market today. They give you the convenience of having access to your home without a physical key and they can even be integrated into your existing smart home system. Here are two of the most popular.

Schlage Connect Smart Deadbolt

The Connect Smart Deadbolt by Schlage is one of the company’s most advanced home keypad devices. It features a backlit touchscreen that can be set to up to 30 unique passcodes. 

It’s compatible with your existing Z Wave Smart Home System, which means that you can enjoy voice control for easy entry. You’ll also be able to add or remove access codes remotely and check on the status of your lock from your phone.

The Connect has a built-in alarm which will sound if the lock detects excessive force or lock tampering. Worried about going completely keyless? The Connect comes with a spare key for emergencies.


Kwikset Halo Touchscreen Smart Lock

This Wifi enabled smart lock is made by the trusted Kwikset brand, and is especially popular with anyone who rents out their home or room in their home. That’s because this lock has a lot of flexibility in terms of passcodes: it can accept up to 250 unique codes, and can be set for single use codes or access windows. That means if you’ll have guests staying with you for the weekend, you can set their code to work for 48 or 72 hours. It also offers automatic locking so that your home is not left vulnerable even if someone forgets to set the deadbolt.

Like the Schlage Connect, the Kwikset Halo has an alarm system that will sound if the lock detects tampering. And, homeowners can have total control over the lock remotely from the Kwikset app. It can also be integrated with your smart home system for hands-free voice control.


Honorable mention: Kwikset Halo Touch Fingerprint

Kwikset has recently come out with a version of the Halo that is making waves in the biometric tech community. The Halo Touch Fingerprint allows you to open the door with your fingerprint, which means that you can say goodbye to passcodes and physical keys for good.

Of course, the Halo Fingerprint lock is more appropriate for family homes than rental properties since you can’t assign a passcode ahead of time. That being said, you can still control the lock from the Kwikset app. And, in the case of large families or multi-family homes, this lock can register up to 50 unique users.


Types of keypad locks Magic Lock Charlotte NC
Types of keypad locks Magic Lock Charlotte NC

Electronic home keypad locks

Looking for a keypad lock that doesn’t require smart home integration? Electronic keypad locks offer all the security and ease you’re looking for without having to worry about advanced tech. Like smart keypad locks, they are programmed to open with a passcode. But, you don’t need to worry about connecting them to wifi or bluetooth in order for them to work. Take a look at these options:

Kwikset 260 SmartCode Traditional Electronic Deadbolt

Despite the word “smart” being in the name, this electronic deadbolt is a stand-alone device that does not connect to your home’s smart system or phone app. Instead, it functions with 50 unique passcodes that are entered on the numbered buttons on the physical device.

The “smart” in this case refers to the unique Kwikset SmartKey Security feature, which allows you to rekey the device within seconds without calling a locksmith. This lock design is also anti-bump and anti-pick.

Other advantages of the 260 SmartCode Lock is that it is a grade 2 lock, easy to install, and offers a long battery life.


Schlage BE365 Keypad Deadbolt

The Schlage Keypad Deadbolt is a durable, easy-to-install and easy-to-use device that has been a standard in home security for years. It can be programmed for up to 19 unique 4 digit codes, is a grade 2 lock, and has a battery life of 2 years. And, it comes in a variety of finishes for a look that aligns with your exterior aesthetic. 


Types of keypad locks Magic Lock Charlotte NC
Types of keypad locks Magic Lock Charlotte NC

Which keypad lock is right for you?

In this article, we’ve shared some of our favorite picks for residential keypad locks, with options for smart home integration and traditional electronic locks. If you have more questions, or need help installing your new keypad lock, give us a call at Magic Lock in Charlotte NC. We can come to your home in the Charlotte Metro Area and surrounding cities including Rocky River, Concord, Stanley and more. You deserve a well-designed, durable keypad lock for your home, vacation home, or rental property!