Automatic key card lock

Automatic key card lock
Technology has been seen in every aspect of human life and it's very noticeable in the kind of house locks that are used in new homes, companies and business establishment like hotels. Before, house locks were manual key locks but now everything is automatically designed and key cards instead of the orthodox key are used to open/lock the door.

Very easy to use.
Makes the house look good.
Beeps alarm on any attempt to break in.

Very expensive.
It can be hacked.
Requires electricity to work.




Personally, I prefer automatic key card lock because I am a lazy person and I always forget where I put my keys. In my current apartment, I use an automatic key card lock which I place inside my wallet with my other important cards. Placing the card in my wallet allows me to just tap my wallet itself in the door machine. It is very convenient for me!
Posted by Anonymous on 11-12-2018


It's become a big chore to have to put in a key everytime you want to lock and enter a room, so in this case, I think I'd just go with the keyless option. I don't know if it's any more or less secure than having a regular lock and key, since those can be picked anyway, but I think the convenience outshines the risk.
Posted by Wubwub on 11-11-2018

So easy

I hate fumbling for a key to fit into a lock when I'm at a hotel or somewhere else I need to access. These cards are so much easier to use and make getting in and out of your room so simple.
Posted by amelia88 on 11-12-2018

Key cards are more convenient.

I like the convenience of key cards as compared to manual locks. Both can be manipulated anyway. Key cards open doors more efficiently, and they're easier to store compared to keys.
Posted by astraherondale on 11-26-2018

Advance technology

To be honest I would go with the automatic key card because as technology improves itself we can assure that these keys would come very handy and it will also be very easy for people to use. Instead of finding those normal keys that look identical you would not have to worry which is for the front door, kitchen door, etc. Plus you don't have to put it inside your bag/purse that when mixed with your other stuff would be hard or difficult to find. With the key card you can easily put it in your wallet or pocket for safe keeping and easy access. I understand that it is also possible that there can be fake key cards that can access rooms but yet again, technology is advancing so it's possible that there will be a protection for that.
Posted by YoloBoy on 11-11-2018

Effective Security

In this debate, it is important to look into the purpose of a lock. Basically, any form of lock is dedicated to provide security and privacy to the house or rooms. Definitely, in this case, the automatic key card lock is the more effective and practical option between the two. First, it can never be hacked. Unlike the manual, automatic key lock are created uniquely while the manual can be duplicated by anyone.
Posted by rmbsuarez on 11-16-2018


I think that its safer. specially when you go out for a trip. You can enjoy your trip knowing that your house is safe. It's hard to access as long as the electricity in you building doesnt came out. So if you the money to install it I would prefer to use automated one.
Posted by Wenkx03 on 11-26-2018


Manual lock key

Manual lock key
Manual key locks are what we are very familiar with before technology took a massive turn in upgrading the locks used in locking our homes.

Most houses still make use of manual locks and it's still very effective in keep our doors secured.

It's very cheap and affordable.
It's very strong.
It can't be hacked.

It's very common.
The keys can be molded in replicas and used to bypass and unlock the doors.



If you cannot hack it it wins hands down

While I lose my keys a lot, a card that can be hacked seems to make my ability to lose keys distinclty hazardous. I will stick with the old fashioned lock because at least then I stand a chance and if you store spares with a friend it seems less hassle.
Posted by Anonymous on 11-11-2018

avoid hacking when it comes to security

I have not understood the trend of digital home security systems. I would not want a system that could potentially be hacked in charge of my personal safety. This is true for Hotel rooms as well. While technically, one could copy a metal key, this is going to be much more difficult to do and is unlikely. However, for a skilled hacker, hacking a key-code entry system is very possible.
Posted by Mahshiemonalisa on 11-12-2018

Manual Lock

I have found out old manual lock key to be more simple and better. And I can tell you that some of the really good strong places make use of the manual lock system. If you still want those strong locks then manual is the way to go.
Posted by overcast on 11-11-2018


I have come to enjoy making use of the normal manual padlock as it is easier to use unlike the other that may get some issues and means that you should be doing something to keep it in shape. I believe that there is need for us to work in the best way that can secure our homes and I think the manual padlock is okay.
Posted by Barida on 11-11-2018

Key lock

The key lock is fine if you are the only one with the key. The problem arises when some people make copies of their apartment or house key for various people to come and go as they please. For example sometimes boyfriends, girlfriends or close friends.

Key card locks are fine for hotel rooms but for homes? I wouldn't trust them because they can be compromised from afar. A lot of people also forget, if your key gets scratched or damaged it won't register with the scanner. Thus your attempts to enter your own home will be rejected by the internal computer.

Posted by NickJ on 11-11-2018

We go old school with security

Manual lock key is my option when it comes to choosing a key lock for my house. It's true that technology is great but all technology have a loophole that can be exploited by an expert in the field unlike how difficult it's going to be bypassing a Manual lock key.
Posted by Martinsx on 11-16-2018

Comfortable with it.

I use this kind of key almost everyday and I don't find any problem with it. Easier and less hassle.
Posted by MomoStarr16 on 11-11-2018

Manual Lock Key

I will choose manual lock key still because its hard to copy the real one unlike automatic key lock it can be hacked. Aside from that manual lock key is cheaper compared to the other one.
Posted by mark86 on 11-12-2018

Better option

I know that automatic lock exists but I am still more comfortable in using the manual lock. This is the kind of lock that we have been using for many years and I find it more secured compared to the automatic lock. The simpler the better.
Posted by superlicca on 11-11-2018


I would still go with a manual lock and a key. Unlike hightech locks, it is much harder to hack a manual lock. Also, I am much comfortable with these compared to the other one. I feel much safer
Posted by ajahcuizon on 11-12-2018


I vote for manual lock key. It is what I am using today. We don't have that card in our house.
Posted by jeffreyjose48 on 11-12-2018

Go Old School

I think when it comes to security for our house, I don't want to jump into the idea of going all techy about it. Automatic locks rely on electricity and a spare to function correctly. What if a catastrophe breaks out, there's a loss of power, and my family gets trapped inside. I'd rather go manual
Posted by NerdIndeed on 11-13-2018

I'm used to this.

I love how technology has been serving us greatly through the years. But, with the lock system, I still prefer the manual and traditional. I have used card keys on hotels, and I actually don't like putting them on my pockets when I go out. I don't usually go out with wallets or card holders. I just prefer putting the usual key on my pockets instead.
Posted by theresajane on 11-11-2018

Old school

A digital lock is just like a normal manual lock key if there is no electricity. It can’t be hacked too. It is so much cheaper too. I think digital door is only worth it for the rich.
Posted by thejoyrevolution on 11-12-2018


Having a manual key is more practical for me because it is easier to use and less expensive. It doesn't require memory use also so it fits people who have difficulty remembering pass codes.
Posted by iambeth on 11-16-2018


I think it is more convenient, because it is cheaper and if you lose one you can keep an extra key. Also, if you lose one you won't lose a ton of money because it is cheap.
Posted by allyn2017 on 11-11-2018


It is the traditional lock that we are used to have in our homes. It also doesn't require the use of electricity and can be manually locked or unlocked with only the use of a key.
Posted by hstinscdln on 11-13-2018

Easier to Hack

Manual lock key is the best to me. It is easier to hack in case of something. Also, I have grown using manual lock key, and it is easier even for kids to operate.
Posted by Focusedwriter10 on 11-12-2018

Manual locks

Always. manual locks are better. Automatic locks are based on intelligence and voice recognition. So, in an instance when you have cold or when your voice is down, you would not be in a position to open the door because the security system would not recognize your voice. Manual locks guarantee strong safety and are harder to break open.
Posted by kaushikangara on 11-20-2018

Manual lock key is cheaper

Manual lock key and automatic key card lock are both great they have there own pros and cons but I can say both are effective when it comes to security purposes. I simply choose manual lock key because automatick key cards are expensive and it requires electricity to function. Manual lock key is common and cheaper.
Posted by antonToledo on 12-13-2018


I actually remembered another one that can go against these choices, it's the KEYLESS DIGITAL DOOR LOCK that's very famous in Korea. I have seen it in so many times on K-Dramas and I find it interesting. What makes it great is that, of course, you'll not bring keys or cards anymore, you just have to remember the password. Also, when someone tries to break in by attempting different passwords, the alarm system would be on, thus, prompting the police to come and check your house. But, there would always be disadvantages, passwords can be known especially if you are not that cautious. Anyway, I'll still go with my choice, the manual key type. I just want to share this here.
Posted by theresajane on 11-11-2018
If passwords are not safe to use for digital door lock maybe it can be replaced by a more sophisticated system like a finger print or retinal scan. It could be much more expensive to implement but is more secure compared to using passwords.
Posted by vhinz on 11-11-2018
A retinal scan or a fingerprint scan is a great idea, though as for me anything digital is still possible to be hacked. But we don't know what the future holds, and it might be the norm in years to come.
Posted by NerdIndeed on 11-13-2018
Our car is keyless but it’s not literally keyless because you need to have the key with you in order to operate the doors and even the ignition key. But using a password in the door is like having an ATM account with many users and I don’t find it safe enough because when one knows the password then it can be leaked to other people. Perhaps we will go back to the traditional manual lock key for more safety.
Posted by Corzhens on 12-10-2018
I like to use technology to secure the house but using Automatic key card lock is not my first choice. Instead, I would use finger print, retinal scan, voice recognition or even facial recognition for the total security of the house. With those technologies, you won't be bringing anything to open your door. It cannot be lost and be used by other people without taking it out from your body. Your fingers can be cut off but I think voice recognition and facial recognition is the most sophisticated system to implement in a digital door lock system.
Posted by vhinz on 11-11-2018
This would be a good solution for both the key card and the manual lock key, but it can also pose a security threat. If, for instance, a mugger waits for you outside your home, he could point a gun at you and force you to open the locks, as he could direct you to use your fingerprint, retinal scan, voice recognition and any other method you may have configured. However, if a system can incorporate some sort of safety code (for example, if you use your left index finger instead of the right index finger to enter your house, it means you are in danger) it might actually work. Definitely beats an old-fashioned key or an automatic one, as both have several cons.
Posted by mcnasci24 on 11-11-2018
The new digital locks and the swipe locks are a good thing. But not a lot of time those type of locks are not easy to acquire. I have seen the manual lock key most of the time. In such case you can see that automatic key lock are a bit troublesome and often end up having issues. That is one reason manual hard locks are better as well.
Posted by overcast on 11-11-2018
Manual key has a low kind of maintenance on using it unlike the automatic one is so intricate. Especially when it is damage or has a problem. Manual key is being used by many because it is easy to repair when damage.
Posted by MomoStarr16 on 11-11-2018
Both locks are good, the digital one is really cool but very expenses to install. Also, as a person who always lose something it is not advisable for me to install digital lock in our house because it will be tons of money to lose when I lose the card.
Posted by allyn2017 on 11-11-2018
I agree with you. The digital lock is very ideal for everyone who doesn't like bringing keys or keycards with them. However, it requires an astounding amount of money to aquire, install, and pay for additional electricity bills as it works 24/7.
Posted by theresajane on 11-12-2018
Automatic key card key is good and looks legit but I still prefer those manual key. I think it is less hassle and easy to use and understand. I use automatic ones in the hotel rooms and I find it weird to have one. Sometimes it is damage and did not accept by door.
Posted by MomoStarr16 on 11-11-2018
Automatic key card lock might be sounds good but I preferably choose the manual key as I want to be stick on usual things I do. Trying is not wrong so I would like also to try using card but I guess its more safier if its manual. Its just quite scary if the automatic card key lock is defected. Card might be more easier and looks good but I will still prefer manual lock.
Posted by nekonieden on 11-12-2018
I prefer house key than the card key. Card keys are often used in hotels. Our house just uses manual lock keys.
Posted by jeffreyjose48 on 11-12-2018
For hotels it is good to use a card key. Very efficient and easily place in your pocket. While in the house, lock key is more convenient than having a pricy kind of automatic lock.
Posted by MomoStarr16 on 11-12-2018
Call me old school (okay I’m 26 so not THAT old) but I don’t like the idea of simple, necessary things heading in a digitized, electronic direction. We depend a lot on our electronics and electricity itself, but the fact is that a number of circumstances can lead to either a localized or widespread loss of electricity. What happens when you lose electricity and can’t do something as simple as open a door? Or how recently the power went out at my local supermarket and I couldn’t buy groceries because their registers were entirely computerized? I like technology as much as the next guy, but everything needs to have its analog, manual counterpart readily available under the circumstance that our technology fails us.
Posted by Denis_P on 11-12-2018
I prefer manual lock than automatic key card lock. Not everyone can afford those kind of lock and not all houses or apartments are designed for that. That classic manual lock are still more effective than modern one. Sometimes the house owner had a hard time if they forgot the password. Nevertheless if you lose your key, you can break your lock and change a new one.
Posted by burgosmichael2407 on 11-12-2018
I agree with you. There are also people like me who turns the circuit breaker panel off when they go out of their house and lock the door using manual lock and keys. Using card keys or digital lock system would require you to let it use up the electricity 24/7.
Posted by theresajane on 11-12-2018
Manual key lock has been used for long time and still working good. I dont want to risk my house for the new invented automatic card key. I prefer the traditional one.
Posted by mark86 on 11-12-2018
Using what we used before is the safest way rather than changing into a new way that is way different from what we use. Manual key lock is easily done and can be taught with children we have in our house. Having automatic ones will be so different from a manual lock that will lead kids in confusion.
Posted by MomoStarr16 on 11-12-2018
Automatic locks are more convenient, but not any stronger than regular locks,
Posted by csk81 on 11-13-2018
Manual keys are still my preferred choice when it comes to home security. But I'm not dismissing the fact that electronic locks are reliable, it's just that its best used at hotels and high-rise buildings but not on stand-alone residential ones.
Posted by NerdIndeed on 11-13-2018
I still don’t know the mechanism of key card lock and how it works. My apprehension is that what would happen if the lock fails. That happened to the door knob of 2 or our bedrooms. They locked and wouldn’t open. The last one was a few months ago when someone was inside the room that wouldn’t open from inside and even outside when using the key. We had to break the door. That could happen to any kind of lock, I guess.
Posted by Corzhens on 11-14-2018
I go for manual lock I say. Besides its cheaper, this one doesn't need electricity to work. It we are really worry about our stuff inside the house, its not really about the lock we use. If the bad guys really want to break in to your house, they will. what we need here is cctv that something we can monitor whenever we go to office or to groceries. Like an app so we can see what's going on or if someone suspicious person closer to our backyard or front door.
Posted by romy_ter on 11-15-2018
Manual keys frequently don’t have a lot feel of ownership connected to them. Automatic swipe cards or proximity sensors and so on don’t fare a whole lot better. However if you’re using a keyless swipe card that asserts inside the corner and has your name and credit card number throughout the center you’re much less likely to hand it out of the window for your buddy so one can open the door, or leave it mendacity around on the desk even as you go to the toilet.
Posted by jetselle on 11-15-2018
Manual key is still my choice. It's more practical and needs little or no maintenance. It is possible for owners to forget pass codes like I have with passwords of my online accounts.
Posted by iambeth on 11-16-2018
Automatic key card lock vs. Manual lock key: We can observe that automatic key card lock is the one lock that those hotels and so many buildings have been using for years. But I'd prefer Manual lock key than automatic. It's better to have manual, because we can't always have the assurance that automatic key card anytime will works. It's easy for the thief to invade/ broke their way in. Those system-generated lock may have amachine error that may occur anytime unlike manual, they can only broke their way in only if they have a duplicate key.
Posted by mhingnhormz on 11-18-2018
Its so hassle free and saves more time rather than the usual manual lock. It also increases the classyness of the hotel.
Posted by agbuyarashel on 11-20-2018
As much as I would want an automatic key card lock over a manual lock key, the latter seems more secured because the first one needs electricity. No electricity means no security. But I think the security company already knows about this and have a back up power for the lock whenever there is a black out. Even though, the manual lock key for me is more secure. The key is also very stylish and artistic to the eye.
Posted by gutzman on 11-22-2018