As of 2018, the types and models of digital door locks have increased significantly due to the trend and market demand in Singapore as referred by The New Paper. The types of entry method a digital lock can have will be using number keypad, RFID, biometric access, and/or Bluetooth access. Regardless of brand or models, a digital door lock will have at least one or more of the above entry methods. Some of them will also include a tradition key as a backup in the events of breakdown.
The keypad function of the digital door lock allows the users to store their passwords or keycodes for access. Users can also add, delete or change a new password at any time easily. Most of the digital door locks on the market can allow more than one password to be stored.
Digital locks that has biometric function allow users to gain entry using their fingerprint on the fingerprint scanner. Multiple fingerprint can be store on the digital lock, so it can normally accommodate a family size of 3-5 person. For office or companies will require digital lock that has larger data storage that can store hundreds or thousands of fingerprints.
For RFID (radio frequency identification) card access, it allows users to gain entry via a RFID card. This is commonly used in office and companies which allow their employee to gain access easily by tapping their employee pass on the digital lock.
Bluetooth access can normally be use using a smart phone. Switch on the Bluetooth on your smartphone and you may gain entry once you are near the digital lock.
It allows users to change their pin code on their digital lock whenever they want. Digital locks are also much more difficult to break in as compared to tradition door locks. A hammer and a screwdriver are all that you need to break open a manual door lock compared to a digital lock which is pick proof.
There is no longer a need to carry around a large set of keys and worry about your keys getting stolen or misplace.
Most users will experience at least once or twice in their life that forgetting to bring their house keys out becomes a big problem. Families with elderly and young kids tend to face this problem more often.
Keying in pin code, using fingerprint scanning or RFID card are very convenient to access the door especially for the elderly or the disabled.
When it comes to young children, where they often misplace their keys, parents need not worry that their young child will not have entry into their home.
- No need to worry about illegal copy of keys
For landlord who rent out their properties, they often worry that their tenants have extra copy of keys when they shifted out and constantly having to replace the entire door lock set which becomes costly in the long run. Owners simply needs to change the pin access.
- Easy management of access
You may grant access to relatives, maid, or part time helper easily by giving them a temporary access code without the need to duplicate or passing them a key.
For certain models, you are even able to preset a specific time password access for a given time frame.
No longer do we need to purposely rush home to help with just opening doors
Most Digital lock generally look much nicer. Their sleek and seamless surface enhance the appearance of the digital lock which makes it look more elegant and modern like a smart phone or tablets.
A traditional lock can get wear out due to frequent or heavy usage. It can also cause you a lot of trouble if you break your key inside the lock. Digital locks are much more durable as they do not require the insertion and turning of keys, thus reducing the friction it causes for wear and tear.
Below are the specification of the different brand & models of digital locks which we can look into in order to find the most suitable digital lock for your home or office.
Types of Digital door lock on the market are Samsung Digital Door Lock, Hafele Digit Door Lock, Schlage Digital Door Lock, Loghome Digital Door Lock, Kaadas Digital Door Lock etc.