Three keypad locks that let you ditch your keys

Don't lock yourself out of your house again.

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Considering keypad entry to your home? Read on.Dil via Unsplash

Keypad locks let you open your door using a code rather than a key. It’s a convenient option for people who often misplace their keys, but also handy for Airbnb hosts, dog owners who need to grant walkers access, or home owners who want to let their friends crash at their place when they're out of town. Here are three popular keypad locks to consider.

Kwikset Powerbolt 2 Door Lock

Kwikset Powerbolt 2 Door Lock
A cheap and effective keyless lock.Amazon

This lock auto-locks after 30 seconds, and is fairly easy to install. You can program up to six user codes for entry and a "one-time user" code for people you want to let into your home exactly once. It comes with a lifetime mechanical and finish warranty and a one-year electronics warranty, but at this price point, you have to buy your own AA batteries.

Reagle Smart Deadbolt Lock, Works with Apple HomeKit

Reagle Smart Deadbolt Lock, Works with Apple HomeKit
Simple to use and installs in 15 minutes with a screwdriver.Amazon

Replace your existing deadbolt lock and keys easily with this smart deadbolt, which connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth. You can ask Siri to lock or unlock the door, or do it remotely through your phone with the Reagle App, which will also warn you when batteries are running low. You can even set up notifications so you know when others are going in and out. It comes with two extra keys, in case all power goes out. You can also give customized temporary access rights to visitors.

Yale Security Touchscreen Smart Lock

Yale Security Touchscreen Smart Lock
A sleeker keypad lock that senses your arrival with your phone.Amazon

For a higher price, this Yale keypad lock features a sleek design and gratifying mechanical noises that accompany entering your code successfully. It pairs with Alexa, Google assistant, and Siri, and even has a feature that senses your arrival (via your phone) and unlocks the door automatically for you. From the app, you can be notified to see who comes and goes, which makes it great for families.