You made up your mind, you want to purchase a smart lock. But how do you figure out which one suits your needs with the variety of options in the European market? Every smart lock has its benefits and downfalls, which we highlight in this article, including the features of each lock. Go through the checklist to gauge which features you find most important in a smart lock!
1. How do you want to open the door?
2. Do you want the door to open automatically? The reliability of automatic opening varies considerably per smart lock, do your own research into the differences in advance.
3. What costs should I pay attention to when purchasing a smart lock? Please note, with some locks you still must buy a separate cylinder, bridge, and code panel.
4. How long will the battery last?
5. Do you still want a physical key?
6. Does the smart lock have to be compatible with other smart home products?
There are several brands of smart locks on the market. Although the principle of each brand is the same, there are several differences. We list the most common smart locks for you.
|LOQED Touch Smart Lock||Nuki 2.0||Yale Linus||Danalock V3||Flexeria||Bold|
|Open: smartphone app||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Open: physical remote control||No||Yes (add-on)||No||No||Yes (add-on)||No|
|Opening: remotely via the internet||Yes||Yes (add-on)||Yes (add-on)||Yes (add-on)||No||Yes|
|Open: Automatically open||Yes, with Touch confirmation and inside / outside detection||Yes||No||Yes, whitout confirmation||No||No|
|Open: physical key||No||Yes, if you already have a cylinder with a hotel function.||Yes, if you already have a cylinder with a hotel function.||Yes||Yes||No|
|Open: PIN code||Yes (Integrated)||Yes (add-on)||Yes (add-on)||Yes (add-on)||Yes (add-on)||Yes (Integrated)|
|Integration with smart products||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||No|
|SKG||SKG***||N/a (Keep own cilinder)||N/a (Keep own cilinder)||N/a (Keep own cilinder)||SGK***||SGK***|
|Closing door detection||Yes, via integrated motion sensor||Yes, with magnet on the door frame||Yes, with magnet on the door frame||No||No||No|
|Number of digital keys||200||250||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited|
|Motor||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No (turn it yourself)|
|Battery life||9 ? 12 months||Several months||6 - 9 months||1 Year||6 months||2 Year|
|(8x AA = 34 Wh). Optional charger follows.||(4x AA = 17 Wh)||(4x AA = 17 Wh)||(4x CR123A = 17 Wh)||(4x AA = 17 Wh)||(1x CR123A = 4Wh)|
|Backup when the batteries are dead||9v emergency power||Key||Key||Key||Key||None|
|Installation||Replaces interior door fittings||Is placed on the door fitting||Is placed on the door fitting||Is placed on the door fitting||Is placed on the door fitting||Replaces the cylinder|