Tacklife Electronic Deadbolt Door Lock

Last updated date: January 14, 2020

DWYM Score

8.8

Tacklife Electronic Deadbolt Door Lock

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We looked at the top Door Locks For Homes and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Door Lock For Home you should buy.

Editor's Note January 14, 2020:
Checkout The Best Door Lock For Homes for a detailed review of all the top door locks for homes.

Overall Take

If you have a large family, roommates or others who need access to your home, this might be the lock for you. Easily program up to six unique user codes, including one-time use codes. Install in minutes with only a screwdriver. No wiring required.


In our analysis of 38 expert reviews, the Tacklife Tacklife Electronic Deadbolt Door Lock placed 7th when we looked at the top 7 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Enjoy life Product Specification Power: DC6V, 4 AA (1.5v, LR6) alkaline batteries required. Material: zinc alloy die casting Surface: satin nickle Suitable material: suitable for wooden door thickness of 1-3/8 in. to 2 in. (35mm-51mm) Latch: 2-3/8 in. to 2-3/4 in. (60mm-70mm) adjustable latch Lock group: 5 beads, one-line CI lock group Applicable ambient temperature: -20°C -70°C (without battery) Applicable ambient humidity: 30%-90% (RH) (without battery) ORDER NOTE: TACKLIFE EKPL1A keypad deadbolt lock work with a standard single-cylinder deadbolt mounted separately from the handle/knob below it and on doors between 1-3/8in. and 2in. thick(the current keypad deadbolt lock do not work with French doors, interconnected locks, or mortise locks). CODE OR KEY INSTALLATION NOTE: 1. Do not use an electric screwdriver during installation or over-tighten the screws. 2. The black hub of the latch must be in the lower position when fit the latch into the latch hole 3. Fit the alignment of the deadbolt latch and strike plate 4. Install cylinder into the deadbolt keypad assembly with tailpiece in horizontal position inserted through hub. 5. When install the receiver assembly, the thumb turn piece is opposite to the latching side and ensure the deadbolt tailpiece is engaged with turn piece. 6. Do the door handing identification process first after installation.Make sure the IC wire is connect firmly and the batteries are installed correctly and alive PROGRAMMING NOTE: 1. Before programming, do the door handing identification process first, the lock need to to learn if your door is a Right-Hand door or a Left-Hand door 2. Your lock can only be programmed in the unlocked position, every programming step should be done in 6 seconds. 3. If you delete all user code the keypad will no longer open the lock, you must use the key to enter the lock 4. If you disable all user code the keypad and auto-locking will no longer open the lock, you must use the key to enter the lock 5. After restoring default settings, you must run operation door handing identification process again before programming any other function Keypad Deadbolt love your kids don't worry love yourself Are you still worried about the theft of your home? HIGH SECURITY- ANSI Grade 3 Certified,one -touch locking, which protects against advanced break-in techniques and allows you to re key your lock yourself in seconds make your home more safety. Are you still worried about leaving your child alone at home? When you have to go out to fight, maybe you are worried about leaving your child alone at home. The Keypad Deadbolt Lock with 1-Touch Motorized Locking protect your child like Iron Man. Are you still worried that the key is gone? With 6 customizable user codes that can setting 4-10 digit codes & One-time codes that can be used just once Are you still worried that you don’t have a pocket key when you go out? For family, friends, contractors or dog walkers, or a one-time use temporary code. easy to install Easy installation Easy Installation Installs in minutes with just a screwdriver no hard wiring needed.and Whether it is a woman, an old man, or a child can be easily installed. Kindly Note: Children must be accompanied by an adult. What tools do you need? A screwdriver and your hands. How long does it take you? About minutes, and very convenience and easily. When is it set up successfully? Being the sound volume of the "beeps",but if you don't like it , You can program it to mute, Any temperaturee Any Temperature Suitable for any standard door and any temperature environment Withstand the cold and hot temperature, don't affect the password input. Are you worried about the impact of your password input on a snowy day or high temperature? Applicable ambient temperature: -20°C -70°C Applicable ambient humidity: 30%-90% (RH) Electronic Deadbolt Door Lock Electronic Deadbolt Door Lock,enjoy life

Expert Reviews

User Summarized Score

8.8
230 user reviews

What experts liked

It’s got the auto-lock system. It’s a really trustworthy and advanced keypad lock ideal for people who are inclined to lose their secrets. The automated re-lock method of the model of digital best keyless door openers transforms out after 5 minutes.
- VK Perfect
November 5, 2019 | Full review
Comes with low battery indicator, needs replace battery when the light flashing with sound; press the wrong code 5 times continuously, the system will lock 45 seconds and the alarm will sound for increased security.
- Creativezib
Whether you need your dog walker or housekeeper to access your home when you are not around, the Tacklife Electronic Deadbolt Door Lock has got you covered.
- Toolz View
December 16, 2019 | Full review
It also comes with a one-time digital code ideal for visitors. The lock is also easy to install and comes with everything you need to get started.
- All Top Ratings

What experts didn't like

Sometimes it unlocks too soon.
- All Top Ratings

Our Expert Consultant

Vicki Liston 
Home Improvement Expert

Vicki Liston writes, produces, and narrates “On The Fly…DIY,” an award-winning home improvement and DIY show of unique project tutorials for the casual DIY’er.

Home improvement and all things DIY have been Liston’s passion since she bought her first house in 2007 and she started making video blogs in 2014. She’s performed hundreds of DIY projects, from small ones to major, wall-smashing renovations and can teach you how to make a trendy DIY barn door for cheap. The proceeds earned from “On The Fly…DIY” are donated to no-kill animal shelters and rescue organizations. You can find her show on Prime Video.

An Overview On Door Locks For Homes

A door lock could be the only thing standing between criminals and your family, your valuables, and your sense of security. Unfortunately, you might not realize that a lock is subpar until it is too late.

Upgrading an outdated door lock for your home can be an investment you will never regret. Choosing between brands, designs, and styles might be daunting, but learning about essential aspects of door locks for homes narrows your options.

Vicki Liston writes, produces, and narrates “On The Fly…DIY,” an award-winning home improvement and DIY show of unique project tutorials for the casual DIY’er.

Protecting your home from intruders is of the utmost importance.

“Thieves are trickier than ever and to stay ahead of their latest tactics,” says Liston. “You’ve got to have a door lock built to withstand numerous types of entry attempts.”

However, the most common way burglars gain entrance is rudimentary.

“The no-nonsense way of getting past a lock is to kick it in,” Liston explains. “Seriously. If your lock has a strike plate with only ¾ inch long screws holding it into the door frame, a swift kick will dislodge the screws, and your thief has open access.

“Look for a lock with much longer anchoring screws, so they hold tight to the frame. Four 3-inch screws should be your minimum length. When I changed the lock on my front door, I discarded the included screws altogether and used four 4-inch wood screws.”

Brute force is not the only way thieves gain entrance into homes. They also use tools. Fortunately, an effective lock can help prevent this, as well.

“Lock-picking, bumping, and using a drill are all additional –and more subtle– ways an intruder can try and break into your home,” Liston acknowledges. “Lock-picking involves a set of tools to (you guessed it) pick the lock. Bumping requires a special key and a mallet, which ‘bumps’ the inner pins to realign to the special key’s shape and, thus, unlock. Drilling is not as subtle as the first two methods but involves using a cordless drill and destroying the lock mechanism to gain entry.

“Look for a door lock that is bump- and pick-resistant. A drill can damage almost any lock, but there are a few on the market that boast of being drill-resistant as well.”

Is a single or double cylinder best for the accompanying deadbolt?

“It depends,” advises Liston. “A single cylinder has a lock on the outside and a thumb turn on the inside. A double cylinder will require you to unlock with a key from both sides.

“Initially, I only used single cylinder locks as I was afraid of being stuck inside during an emergency, like a fire. However, I learned that the deadbolt wouldn’t do any good if a thief could just break a nearby window, reach in, and unlock the door. So, I only recommend single cylinders if there are no windows nearby. For doors with a window in close proximity, use a double cylinder but keep a spare key near each of these locks so everyone in the household knows where to grab it in case of an emergency.”

For further help in the decision-making process, compare the ANSI grade rating of potential door locks for your home.

“You’ll most often see a grade 3 rating, as these are commonly used in houses and apartments,” Liston shares. “If you are concerned about safety and security and you’re here doing your homework on door locks, I’d recommend a higher rating. ANSI grade 1 is the best you can get while grade 2 will still protect your home better than a ‘typical’ home lock.”

The Door Lock For Home Buying Guide

  • As with any type of mechanical device in your home, door locks require regular maintenance to continue working properly. Check the screws, strike plate and hinges on occasion to be sure they are securely fastened. Carefully clean the lock according to the manufacturer’s recommendation. Most suggest mild soap and water, while others recommend using only a damp cloth to wipe locks clean. Lubricate locks once a year using a dry lubricant, such as graphite.
  • If at all possible, only make copies of keys using an original key for the best results. Consider setting one new key aside for this purpose when you purchase a new door lock.
  • “If you’ve already got a smart system in your home and you want the door lock to be a part of the family,” suggests Liston, “ensure it is compatible with your system before purchasing.  Many of the new smart locks can easily be integrated with Amazon, Google, or Apple systems.”
  • A door lock will only function properly when the door is correctly installed and in good condition. For instance, a door that is sagging might put a great deal of pressure on the latch or bolt of a door lock. This could lead to the lock failing, resulting in the inability to open unlock the door from outside or inside the house. Make sure the gap between the door and the frame is uniform across the top and sides, as well.
  • If you opt for a keyless door lock or other lock that requires batteries, consider the placement of the battery compartment. “Ensure the battery compartment sits on the interior part of the door,” Liston advises, “so that it isn’t subjected to outside temperatures. A cold battery will lose its charge much faster than a room temperature battery.” Check frequently to ensure the batteries are working properly, as well.
  • “If you like the convenience of keyless or touchscreen pad door looks, look for these additional features,” urgest Liston. “First, the lock should have a wear-resistant screen or buttons. It doesn’t make sense to set up a lock and have a secret code if the buttons show wear or the screen leaves your fingerprints. Intruders need only to look at the wear patterns or fingerprints to narrow down their PIN guesses.”