I was considering replacing the lock (a S&G 6730) with possibly an electronic keypad (if you want to know why... it's because I don't like all the dial-spinning and also because I'd like to have more than one combo so that I can give someone else temporary access), and I had a few questions:1 - First off, is this a bad idea? Is there something I don't know about electronic keypad locks that make them much more vulnerable to compromise than a dial of 6730's ilk? (assuming, of course, that the keypad I got wasn't so awful that the wires leading through the door went straight to the bolt solenoid)
2 - How standard is the 6130 footprint? Understandably, I want a "drop-in" replacement. Would I have to go with a S&G offering, or does just about everybody offer something with that form-factor?3 - What are some weaknesses/strengths that are particular to keypads that I should watch out for?
4 - Any particular model selections? Keep in mind that the *security* of my current 6130 is perfectly suitable for me. I'm in a plain-jane neighborhood and I don't have anything super-vaulable nor do I give people the appearances thereof. So, Tom Cruise and his IM team aren't going to be swooping in from the ceiling to crack my safe. More likely, it would be some teen punk looking to steal some jewelry. So, something on-par with the 6130 would be sufficient.