LOQED versus other smart locks

LOQED versus other smart locks

You've made up your mind: you want to purchase a smart lock! But then you find out that there are a lot of smart locks on the market with a variety of features. For such an important product which protects your home, we want to provide you with all the information to make the right choice. In this blog, we will compare the most common smart locks of the European market with the LOQED Touch Smart Lock.


Checklist

  1. Opening the door
  2. Physical key or not
  3. Security
  4. Smart home integrations
  5. Battery life
  6. Providing access to others
  7. Motor that closes the door for you
  8. Installation
  9. Connection

 

Opening the door

 

child opening smart lock

Not every smart lock offers the same possibilities for opening your door. Most smart locks come with an App, in which you push a button to open the door. The LOQED Touch Smart Lock can also be used without opening the App on your phone, because the two sensors in the lock recognize when you are in front of your door.

 

Open the door with:

An App

Physical remote

Remote access via internet

Open the door automatically

Access code

LOQED Touch Smart Lock

Yes

No

Yes

Yes, with Touch to Open and inside/outside detection

Yes

Nuki 2.0

Yes

Yes (add-on)

Yes (add-on)

Yes

Yes (add-on)

Bold Smart Cylinder

Yes 

Yes (add-on)

Yes (add-on)

Yes

Yes 

Yale Linus

Yes

No

Yes (add-on)

Yes

Yes (add-on)

Danalock V3

Yes

No

Yes (add-on)

Yes 

Yes (add-on)

Flexeria

Yes

Yes (add-on)

No

No

Yes (add-on)



A smart lock with a physical key or not?

How great would it be if you never have to think about losing your keys ever again? Smart locks like the LOQED Touch Smart Lock and the Bold Smart Cylinder don’t have a physical key, so losing your keys will be something of the past. Meanwhile, other smart locks, such as the Nuki 2.0, are attached on top of your current lock, which allows you to continue to use a physical key if needed. Take into account that you will need a cylinder with a hotel function for this. 

 

Physical key

LOQED Touch Smart Lock

No

Nuki 2.0

Yes, but you need a cylinder with a hotel function.

Bold Smart Cylinder

No

Yale Linus

Yes, but you need a cylinder with a hotel function.

Danalock V3

Yes

Flexeria

Yes



Security

 

SKG smart lock

Smart locks are invented with your security in mind. The LOQED Touch Smart Lock has the SKG three star certification, which is the best qualification that a lock can earn in terms of security. Other locks don’t have this certification. The original cylinder stays in the door.

 

Security

Door closing detection

LOQED Touch Smart Lock

SKG***

Yes, via integrated motion sensor

Nuki 2.0

Not applicable

Yes, with magnet on the door frame

Bold Smart Cylinder

SKG***

No

Yale Linus

Not applicable

Yes, with magnet on the door frame

Danalock V3

Not applicable

No

Flexeria

SKG***

No



Smart home integrations

Smart locks are great to use in your home automation flows, because most of them have integrations with various smart home tools. The LOQED Touch Smart Lock works perfectly with Homey, Google Assistant, IFTTT and webhooks.

 

Smart home integrations

LOQED Touch Smart Lock

Homey Google Assistant, IFTTT and webhooks.

Nuki 2.0

Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa and Apple Homekit.

Bold Smart Cylinder

No

Yale Linus

Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa and Apple Homekit.

Danalock V3

Apple Homekit, Alarm.com and Samsung SmartThings.

Flexeria

No



Battery life

It is important that you can use your smart lock for a long time, without having to change the batteries. Luckily, most smart locks have a good battery life. You can even buy a powerkit to accompany your LOQED smart lock, which makes it a breeze to charge your lock.

 

Battery life

Backup when batteries are empty

LOQED Touch Smart Lock

9-12 months

8 AA batteries (34 Wh) or Power Kit

9V battery emergency power 

Nuki 2.0

A couple of months

4 AA batteries (17 Wh)

Physical key

Bold Smart Cylinder

2 years

1 CR123A battery (4 Wh)

None

Yale Linus

6-9 months

4 AA batteries (17 Wh)

Physical key

Danalock V3

1 year

4 CR123A batteries (17 Wh)

Physical key

Flexeria

6 months

4 AA batteries (17 Wh)

Physical key



Providing access to others

access code smart lock

You will probably recognize some of these scenarios: having to get a spare key made for the cleaner or hiding a key under the doormat so that your friend can come in when you’re not home. With a digital key, you can give anyone you want access so they can easily enter your home. Simply send them their access code!

 

Amount of digital keys

LOQED Touch Smart Lock

200

Nuki 2.0

250

Bold Smart Cylinder

Unlimited

Yale Linus

Unlimited

Danalock V3

Unlimited

Flexeria

Unlimited



Motor that locks and unlocks the door for you

Do you have a family member that has limited mobility in their hands, or one that is simply forgetful? A motorized smart lock could help them to open and close the door with ease. 

 

Motor

LOQED Touch Smart Lock

Yes

Nuki 2.0

Yes

Bold Smart Cylinder

No

Yale Linus

Yes

Danalock V3

Yes

Flexeria

Yes

 

Installation

installation smart lock

The installation process can be different depending on which smart lock you go for. The LOQED Touch Smart Lock can be installed in 20 minutes, in which the cylinder and the inside door fitting is replaced. This makes it more robust and flush to your door, compared to a smart lock that is mounted on top of a normal lock.

 

Installation

LOQED Touch Smart Lock

Replaces the cylinder and inside door fitting

Nuki 2.0

Is fitted on top op of your current lock

Bold Smart Cylinder

Replaces the cylinder

Yale Linus

Replaces the cylinder and is fitted on top of your current lock

Danalock V3

Replaces the cylinder and is fitted on top of your current lock

Flexeria

Replaces the cylinder and is fitted on top of your current lock

 

Connection

Most smart locks have a Bluetooth connection to your phone. The benefit of a WiFi connection is that you have remote access to the lock. For example, it makes it possible to open the door for someone or close the door when you are not at home. 

Protocols

LOQED Touch Smart Lock

Bluetooth

WiFi

Nuki 2.0

Bluetooth

WiFi

Bold Smart Cylinder

Bluetooth

Yale Linus

Bluetooth

Danalock V3

Bluetooth

WiFi

Zigbee

Z-Wave

Flexeria

Bluetooth



Do you want to find out if the LOQED Touch Smart Lock fits on your door? Do the installation check!


Buy your LOQED Touch Smart Lock here