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Save Money By Changing Your Own Locks

For a while now, I've been price watching a smart lock. I figured a smart lock will make our lives easier. Not only will we no longer need keys, but we can also create entry codes for neighbours, family members, and for baby girl when she gets old enough to come and go without having to worry about her forgetting or even losing her key.

I didn't start thinking about a keypad lock until a couple years ago when I was escorting a neighbour's kid back to his house. This kid used to love coming to our house to play. No idea why. I guess it's because his dad and mom were hardly around to play with. Lego, video games, iPad, my old Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from the 90s, our house was like a nirvana for this kid. Anyway, we walked the few houses down the street and when he got to his door, he punched in the code and entered his house.

At that point, I was thinking, Wow, that's handy!.

This boy, he was only 4 years old. He just needed to remember the 8 digit passcode to…

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