Digital Door Locks FAQs

We receive a lot of the same questions from prospective customers about out digital locks, so we’ve put the answers together in one place. If there’s anything we’ve not covered here, please call us on +44 (0) 1763 245245 or email us at and we’ll be more than happy to help.

How does a digital door lock work?

With Lockey Digital locks, all the parts you need to fit the lock are supplied, including a template for drilling the door. Once fitted, you can set the code which is then used to gain access through the door it is fitted to. Some of our locks also have a key override or passage function.

What is the best digital door lock?

Lockey Digital door locks are the original mechanical push button locks, manufactured in Japan since 1982. We are confident that our Digital locks are manufactured to the highest standard.

How much does a digital lock cost?

Lockey Digital locks vary in cost depending on the series you choose and what functionality is required. Our locks are available in different finishes and also have other options. Please contact us for accurate pricing of the lock you require.

Are digital door locks secure?

All Lockey Digital locks are extremely secure, having undergone rigorous testing and strict quality control, the quality and reliability of our digital door locks is exceptional.

How do you change the code on a digital door lock?

The majority of our locks use the standard Lockey code change procedure. Full instructions are available on our website. Just be sure to place the spindle at the correct angle when refitting the lock to the door.

How do keyless entry door locks work?

Keyless door locks work in the same principle as a normal key lock, except you use a keypad to enter a code rather than inserting and turning a physical key. Once the code is entered correctly, you gain entry by turning the integrated handle or knob.

What are the advantages of using a keypad lock system?

There are many advantages of using a keypad lock system, both in terms of convenience and control. You don’t need to carry a key around with you and the lock itself is not pickable (like a standard lock) or hackable (like a modern smart lock). Keypad locks offer the best of both worlds.

What is a deadbolt lock?

Deadbolt locks are manually turned to close and lock, whereas a spring latch bolt locks automatically on close.

Are digital door locks waterproof?

All of our digital door locks are suitable for internal and external use. However, to avoid cosmetic weathering of the lock, we specifically recommend our satin chrome (SC) finish which provides a more resistant surface.

Can keypad locks be hacked?

Mechanical keypad locks are pick proof and bump proof, offering a higher level of security compared to traditional locks, which are are subject to both lock picking and lock bumping.

Are smart door locks secure?

It has been proven that many true smart locks can be hacked. This is yet another reason why we recommend Lockey Digital mechanical door locks.

Can digital door locks be hacked?

Some modern digital door locks certainly can be hacked, which is why we strongly recommend using Lockey Digital mechanical locks for the ultimate reliability.

What is the safest lock for a front door?

Most of our digital locks are suitable for use on a front door, but our High Tech range are the absolute safest – designed for heavier duty use, they offer durability as well as security performance.

What are the safest door locks for a home?

Without question, we believe digital mechanical door locks are the safest locks for your home. We also have cabinet and locker locks to secure valuables and provide an extra level of security.

What locks cannot be picked?

Digital Mechanical Push Button locks cannot be picked, as the locking mechanism is inaccessible behind the handle or knob used for entry.

Are Lockey Digital locks good?

Yes, Lockey Digital locks are the original mechanical push button door locks of their kind, and they are still the best quality digital door locks on the market.

Should I get a keypad door lock?

Absolutely, there is no reason not to get a keypad door lock. Lockey Digital offer many different keypad door locks for use on front doors, sliding doors, internal doors, lockers, cabinets and more.