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Depending on the type you order keypad door locks can be used on garden gates, garage doors, sheds, external doors, internal doors and cupboards. There are a large range available, we look at some of the options here.
The Borg 2201 Digital Push Button Door Lock with Holdback comes in Brass or chrome
Product Dimensions 17 x 10.6 x 6.2cm
Suitable for internal applications.
The simple design of this fully mechanical push button coded locks are a positive.
You can choose from over 8000 different combinations.
The load plate design is patented and helps to eliminate code cracking attempts
This device is tested to 100,000 operations.
Very reasonably priced and comes in brass or chrome
Read customer reviews here of the borg push button door lock here
UPVC Door Lock Option
Suitable for internal and sheltered external applications.
Stainless steel components
Tested to 100,000 cycles
Designed for medium to heavy duty applications
Read reviews of the Borg 5001 (5401) Digital Push Button Door Lock with Holdback in Satin Stainless Steel here
Good sized keypad for ease of use
Supplied in satin steel chrome
Uses a 60mm tubular latch
There are many options, but what are the best keyless entry door locks? Here we look at the options for a range of prices.
Electronic keyless locks have many advantages, you don’t have to use keys, or worry where you have left them anymore – a single code can be used. They often work with existing door lock fittings (however this should be checked), a code can be temporaily given to a visitor and landlords can change codes easily when tenants leave. There are a number on the market, here we look at three very different models.
Digital Door Locks for about £100
Lets start with those locks currently priced at about £100 at the time of writing this article. This is the lower end of the cost range for a digital door lock.
Yale KeyFree Digital Door Lock with Touch Pad Display
The Yale Keyless Digital door lock can be retro fitted to most 60mm backset nightlaches.
Set your pin code. Forget about needing keys again, simply enter your code and turn the handle.
This lock looks great with it’s chrome finish and stylish blue backlit display.
Great support to aid fitting yourself is available with the instructions and the video above.
Just enter your pin and turn the handle, no need to try and find your key when it is raining!
You can choose a 4 to 12 digit code to use, this is very simple to programme.
The illumination and backlighting is ideal for night time use.
If you have guests then are temporay code can be set for their use.
3 minute lock out feature if code is entered incorrectly 5 times.
Low battery warning with emergency battery connection.
Insurance approved if it is fitted with a Maximum Security BS3621 Mortice Lock.
Simple to install yourself.
Yale digital door lock, convenient, simple and intelligent.
They are more expensive than a traditional key operated door lock, but for that price you get a modern, convenient, great looking door lock.
Read customer reviews of the Yale Digital Door Lock with Touch Pad Display product here from Amazon.
The second option is the SAMSUNG DIGITAL SECURITY LOCK .
This is a mid-range price bracket unit, although it is considerably more expensive than the Yale option.
As you can if you click on the Amazon picture link below, or watch one of the two videos this is a very sleek looking product – winning design awards.
Some models include a Intrusion alarm function, this may be a benefit.
In addition some models have the ability to sound the alarm and open the door if fire is detected within your home!
The lock can be operated by a smart card, the smartcard can be carried in a wallet purse and the door can still be opened.
This is quite a bit more expensive than some of the other options on the market, a negative for some.
There is not a strong set of independent customer reviews and testing for this product.
The product weighs 1.8kg
With dimensions of 27 x 21 x 8cm
The power source is 4 x AA batteries
High End Models
There are a number of more expensive models such as this from Samsung below, however they are considerably more expensive than the other two models featured in this short article. We have included a product link to one of the higher end models below, at the time of writing the SAMSUNG DIGITAL SECURITY LOCK does not have any independent customer reviews recorded.
If you are thinking about purchasing a digital door lock watch the videos highlighted in this article and read the independent reviews on the Amazon website, they can be viewed here digital door lock reviews.
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There are a number of futuristic options if you are thinking of buying a fingerprint door lock, we have a look at some of them here. In this article we have a look at the pros and cons of a couple of models, have a look and compare them to push button and digital door locks that are also available.
The Samsung Biometric Door Lock
Here are some of the features of this product.
4 way authentication method – Pin / Fingerprint / Mechanical Key / Remote Control (option)
4 – 12 digit pin
100 register able fingerprints
Touch screen number pad
Great looking design
Anti panic mechanism
Automatic Lock Mode
Fire alarm system
External emergency battery terminal
Low battery and replace battery alarm
Product dimensions and overview
Power supply. 1.5v AA Alkaline Batteries x 4
Made from fibreglass and reinforced plastic
Coulour – Black
Front body dimensions WxHxL = 81.3mm x 318mm x 75mm handle included
Main body dimensions WxHxL = 79 x 290 x 80 handle included
If you like what you see you can buy by clicking on the Amazon product link below, although be warned this is not a low cost unit and we have not seen a great deal of customers reviews of this product – these always help to provide a flavour of how the product actually performs.
See more information about the SAMSUNG BIOMETRIC DOOR LOCK by clicking here.
Adel Biometric Fingerprint Door Lock
Now this option is a lot less than the Samsung product and it is very different in looks. We have summarised the advantages and disadvantages of this Fingerprint Door Lock below.
No external wiring is required
LCD Operation for easy use
120 fingerprints can be stored.
Quick access times. It takes approximately 1 second to register and match a fingerprint
Long battery life
Reversible handle, fit any left or right handed door
The product may not be suitable for outdoor use, it is highly recommended for indoor use.
We can’t see great deal of independent testing as this is a new product.
We have seen some reports that when batteries are changed then all fingerprint records are lost, please be aware of this.
Biometric door locks have may become more popular, there are a number of positives to these door lock types (no need to carry keys etc.) However there is not a large amount of independent testing and / or accreditation for these products currently available. They are also very expensive.
If you are interested in purchasing a sophisticated non-traditional door lock then be aware of these issues. There are also some other options available. These include Digital door locks and push button door locks. Neither of these options use fingerprint technology, however they do have a number of pros and cons when compared to biometric technology.
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