There’s, as far as I know, no fix for the latter, but for the former you can pick up a
Locca Access, which works just like your car’s remote, but for your house. It’s got a range of around 150 feet and can store up to 19 different “keys.” You just need to get a handyman, electrician, or locksmith to install the unit in your door, slap one Locca fobs on your keyring, and you’re good to go. In case of power outage, there’s a backup battery in the home unit, and you can always use your actual key.
The units aren’t exactly cheap: the home kit, including two keys, starts at around £149.99 in the UK; that’s around $293 for us Yanks. Maybe I should wait for a version that’ll open my door, too—come on, you never watched