Having the keypad is a very nice addition. Gives ease of mind to be sure that if I leave my phone in the house to grab something from my car or take out the trash or grab a package from our Amazon Hub that I won’t be locked out. But I still like the idea of an easier trash button.
I even like the idea of turning off the auto-lock for other reasons. For example, friends or family coming over in a few minutes, it is sometimes nicer to turn off the auto-lock function for them so they can come in when they get there. Sometimes I am bringing things in that take both of my hands and it’s easier to not have to worry about the door locking (or in my case, if I leave the door cracked open because it auto-swings shut but not all the way closed sometimes, it can cause the deadbolt to smash the frame/trim around the door if I don’t make it back before the auto-lock goes off.)
So, in short, yes the keypad does help and does solve problems, but a trash mode type of thing is a little bit more about a comfort and additional feature and so I think could be made a bit better. I still find myself having to set down all my garbage to set the trash mode sequence and then it only works half of the time and I just give up at that point because it already feels like it takes a long time.