3 Types of Safe Keypad Upgrades You Didn’t Know About

Posted on September 14, 2021 by A-1

You might be aware that you have multiple entry options for safes – like combination or key entry. But did you know there are several safe keypad upgrades you can consider as well? These upgrades are great ways to either add peace of mind about your valuables, or simply add more convenience when it comes to accessing the safe. 

Let’s go over three types of safe keypad upgrades that we’d recommend.

Type #1: Top Lit

This first option is the one that has the least amount of features, but it’s definitely worth considering and works for many people. It gets its name from the fact that there is a light bulb at the top of the keypad that illuminates the keys for easy viewing. This safe accessory upgrade is ideal for dark closets and other areas that don’t have much light. (They’re also great if you need to access your safe during the night.)

Key benefits of top-lit safe keypads: convenient and simple with an easy-to-change battery.

Type #2: Back Lit

Another home safe keypad option that illuminates the keys for easier access to the safe, back-lit keypads take the goal of illumination up a notch by lighting up the entire keypad instead of just a light at the top. This makes visibility even easier (and really, is the better option if you can budget for the upgrade). Also, the housing for these types of keypads can be customized (e.g. stainless steel, black chrome, etc.). 

Key benefits of back-lit safe keypads: higher visibility with more color options.

Type #3: LCD Screen

One of the more advanced safe upgrades, LCD screen keypads also feature customizable colors and have the most technology among all the options we’re covering today. Using a ProLogic L02 keypad as an example, features you can expect in LCD screen keypads include an LCD digital display, programming features, beeping/sound control and more.

Key benefits of LCD screen safe keypads: user friendly, advanced and sleek.

To see these differences for yourself, check out our related video on the subject:

If you’re interested in learning more about the keypad options you have when it comes to home safes, contact A-1 Locksmith Security and Safes today.

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