If you haven’t encountered a smart lock on actual doors, you’ve probably seen at least one on small lockers when you visited an amusement park, a museum, or similar exhibitions. Smart door locks are essentially made for your convenience with features like remote access, voice control, and getting rid of the need for mechanical keys. It doesn’t necessarily make your home and other spaces like offices more secure, but smart locks give you more control over safety and security.
You would no longer have to worry about instances when you need to fish through all the keys in your pocket, whether or not you left a spare key in your potted plant when you forget your keys, or when you think twice if you’ve actually locked your doors after you left. Smart locks also allow you to rest easy with the automatic locking function when your door is closed. You can get alerts and alarms when someone tries to hack into the system or open the door in any other way than the accepted methods, depending on your chosen brand and unit. And you can let family and friends in even if you’re still away (maybe even if you’re renting out your place!). You can even keep the mechanical key function if you want double the security. Depending on what you need, there are different kinds of smart locks you can install on your front door. And here are some smart door locks you could purchase right now in the Philippines.
You can access it in three ways: a pin code, an RFID keycard, or mechanical keys, which makes it perfect for families who want to shift to a digital home but still want the backup plan of mechanical keys. It’s powered by 4 AA batteries that can last up to a year depending on how much you use your door lock. Check it out here.
Digital Home DH101
This one has three modes of access: a pin code, a mechanical key, or a smartphone key (via Bluetooth). This means you don’t need to bring around a keycard to access your home — all you need is your phone with the mobile app, from which you can also control who gets access on the door. Plus, it’s easy to recharge with the 9V battery slot which lets you temporarily power the lock. Check it out here.
This simple smart lock may only have one mode of access (which is a pin code), but it also has a lot of security features like outside/inside force locks, automatic locking feature, and anti-hacking and anti-prank alarms. It’s also pretty budget-friendly compared to other smart locks with a selling price of PHP 5,000. Check it out here.
This smart door lock grants you entry through the use of a pin code, a smartphone key, or a smartwatch key. Mechanical keys are also available, but only for back-up. Plus, there’s no need for additional special wiring or internet connection; you just need the mobile app and Bluetooth, and you’re good to go. Check it out here.
This German brand offers this smart lock with three access modes: fingerprint, pin code, and RFID keycard. With its slim design, the smart lock appears like it’s part of the actual door, and you can choose from three color options: chrome black, matte black, and gold. Check it out here.
Yale Home YMDE50
Unlike the previous options, this one from Yale Home features a handle that works perfectly for those who still want a sense of the traditional doorknobs even after shifting to digital locks. The handle can be installed in either left or right orientation. It also has three access options: RFID keycard, pin code, and mechanical key. Check it out here or here.
With four ways to access, this digital lock from LogHome allows you flexibility in gaining and granting access to your home. You can use the fingerprint or biometric scanner, the RFID keycard, or a pin code that you can only change if you have the so-called master number. And you also get three mechanical keys as a backup. Check it out here.
Digital Home GL150
Have a frameless glass door at home, the office, or your shop that you want to lock digitally? This smart lock fits the bill perfectly, which grants you access through fingerprint or biometrics, pin code, RFID keycard, and smartphone key (via Bluetooth). You can also view readily available logs of who goes through the door with the help of its mobile application. Check it out here.
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