The Advantages of Pushbutton Locks

Oct. 2, 2017
For many residential customers, it’s all about convenience

Today’s residential customers are looking for keyless convenience, be it as simple as a mechanical pushbutton lock or as high tech as part of a connected home, operated by smartphone. Therefore, it makes sense to offer these convenience-driven options and to be prepared to service pushbutton locks (mis)installed by DIY homeowners.

The number one advantage is convenience for your customer. Beyond no need to carry a key, pushbutton locks make it easy to grant access (a temporary user code or a more permanent code) to kids who forgot their keys, dog sitters, repairmen, the cleaning lady, your neighbor, etc. With the more sophisticated systems, homeowners can get notifications when the kids get home from school or any other time the doors are unlocked, and they can lock them remotely.

Following are some of the options for single-family residential doors,  alphabetical by manufacturer. Check with your local locksmith distributor to see which models they stock .

Baldwin. Baldwin’s Electronic Deadbolts fit standard tubular door prep and install easily with just a screwdriver, no hard wiring required. More Information:

Features include:

  • Two Customizable User Codes with Easy Add & Delete
  • One Touch Locking 
  • Back-Lit Keypad for Increased Visibility
  • Incorrect Code Lockout Feature
  • Low Battery LED Indicator
  • Tapered Deadbolt Design
  • Protective Coated Keypad Preventing Wear & Discoloration

Codelocks. Codelocks has introduced two new additions to its range of mechanical pushbutton locks, the CL50 and the CL160. The CL50 is a light duty mechanical pushbutton lock with tubular latch.

The CL160 provides two different coding methods – QuickCode and EasyCode. The first allows for simple on-the-door code changes. The second requires the lock to be removed, providing robust management control.

The lock has a 12-button keypad. Ten buttons are used for code selection, with over 1,000 possible combinations; the ‘C’ button used to reset the chamber and the ‘A’ button can be used to change the code. The lock is easy to install and can even be retrofitted to the existing lock prep holes from the CL155 and similar locks. More Info:

Emtek, an ASSA ABLOY Group company. Emtek offers electronic keypad locks, deadbolts, entry sets, and the LISCIO Leverset with Bluetooth Programming.

The LISCIO Electronic Keypad Leverset with Bluetooth® Programming has a small footprint with exterior dimensions of 2-7/8” x 4-5/8” and interior 2-3/4” x 6-1/2”. It includes a key cylinder on the exterior for backup access. More Info:

Features include:

  • Ready-to-use with two codes pre-programmed
  • Store up to 20 user codes 
    Standard or storeroom/gate functions
  • -Standard latch is for 2-3/8" backset. Specify 2-3/4" backset if required
  • Requires standard 2-1/8“ dia. tubular door prep
  • Fits door thickness from 1-3/4” to 2-1/4”
  • Low battery indicator. Standard 9-Volt battery is housed in the interior trim
  • Weatherproofed for use on exterior doors
  • Sold as complete set. Includes Latch and Strike Plate

Kwikset. Coming soon from Kwikset is the Obsidian, a key-free, low profile  smart lock .available as a standalone or Z-Wave-enabled deadbolt that integrates with home automation systems.

Obsidian features a convenient responsive exterior touchscreen that quickly illuminates upon touch for faster code entry. The illuminated screen reveals a crisp white LED display designed for both day and night lighting. SecureScreen™ technology helps prevent unwanted ; users are prompted to touch two random numbers before entering their access code as to encourage fingerprints across the screen. More info:

LockeyUSA. Lockey offers a wide variety of mechanical keyless push-button locks including deadbolt, knob and lever locks. More Info:

The 2835 Mechanical Keyless Lever Lock features a passage function, changeable handing, and is available in both single and double combination.  The lock is available in LockeyUSA's special Marine Grade finish. An optional  key override system is sold separately.


  • Lever handle on both inside and outside
  • Auto-locking with Passage Function
  • Reversible Handing
  • Adjustable Latch
  • Covers standard 2 1/8" hole
  • Double Combination available (2835 DC)
  • Extension Kits available for doors up to 5" thick

Master Lock. Master Lock’s AMSI  Grade 2 residential keypad deadbolt comes with  BumpStop advanced cylinder technology resists bump attacks. The programmable keypad stores up to 20 unique 4- to 10-digit user codes. More Info:

Mul-T-Lock. Easy to install, maintain and use, ENTR® can be retrofitted onto existing doors. Then, with ENTR’s™ App, homeowners can control their locks via smartphone.

Beyond smartphone or code, biometrics and handy fobs are options with the ENTR® Fingerprint Wall Reader and ENTR® Remote Control fob. The remote unlocks the door from a distance, both from indoors and outdoors. Easy to add and remove. The system can handle up to 20 remote controls. More Info:

Yale. The Yale Assure Lock™ SL electronic deadbolt is a touchscreen, key free design that can be used as a standalone keypad lock or upgraded with the addition of a Yale Network Module for integration into a home automation or alarm system.

The Assure Lock SL has a smaller footprint and slimmer profile than other Yale smart locks, and features a black touchscreen set in a sleek and slender metal bezel. A bright capacitive touchscreen wakes when touched.

When used as a standalone deadbolt, the Assure Lock SL is unlocked by entering a pin code using the touchscreen. It can hold up to 25 codes that can be changed or deleted at any time. More Info: