I don’t know how many times I have seen these types of locks on “best keyless front door locks” lists or comparing them to an electronic or keypad deadbolt. These are not deadbolts and they do not belong on a front door. These will not increase the security of an exterior door like a true deadbolt will.
Locks of this type are best used on an interior door like an office or storage room. Or can even be used on the interior door from garage to living space.
Don’t misunderstand. A lot of manufacturers make these types of locks. They are good for securing an office, storage or a garage door. These locks do have a deadlatch. This means the latch won’t retract unless the lever or knob is turned but it is no substitute for a deadbolt.
But on a front or back door a deadbolt is needed. You can have these types of latching locks on the front or back door but you also should add a deadbolt for security.
Like I have mentioned in another post the deadbolt is the better option to secure your door than a handle with a latch. When an intruder is trying to break in, the handle will be the first to be defeated. Usually because it is not made of the same grade material as the deadbolt.
There is a reason that residential building codes require a deadbolt on apartment front entry doors. These keyless front door locks are just not designed to take the abuse and tampering like a deadbolt is.
If it was the door to my house that was protecting my family I would invest in a keypad or keyed deadbolt instead of a keypad handle.
When discussing security and safety for your home a deadbolt is only one part of what is needed. There are other products that will help the deadbolt to reinforce the front and back doors.