Like many technological advances, smart locks in our homes and businesses are here to stay. Unlike traditional locks, this new security system brings much more peace of mind, convenience and control to our lives.
Who would have though a few years ago that we would be able to open and lock the door of our house using a smartphone app?
Also, there are now different types of electronic locks. In this post we tell you about them and how they differ.
The 5 best electronic locks
Possibly the best thing about these electronic locking systems is that no physical key is needed to open them. Here are some of the most common types available on the market:
1. Numeric keypad locks
First of all, there are locks with a built-in numeric keypad. These are undoubtedly one of the most common types of electronic door locks, especially in offices, hotels and tourist establishments, due to their ease of use and high level of security.
You simply enter the corresponding code or password on the keypad to open it; and this code can be changed as many times as needed. The best? It is not necessary to have any type of physical key.
It is common to find apartment code locks, which provide flexibility for both owners and guests. They are also very useful, for example, for opening lockers, as is the case with our Lockerfy lock: one of the best keypad locks from Omnitec.
2. Bluetooth or Wi-Fi locks
These are smart locks that work with a Bluetooth or Wi-Fi connection and they have some very interesting advantages. For example, their opening can be controlled and monitored remotely via a mobile app installed on a smart device, such as a telephone or voice assistant.
These types of electronic locks are ideal for managing properties, such as tourist accommodation, or for those looking to integrate their lock with home automation systems.
3. Proximity locks
If you have stayed in a hotel, you must surely at some point have had to use a proximity card to open the door to your room.
These locks are opened using RFID cards and are widely used in hotels and corporate buildings. This digital lock model is highly recommended for access control in large buildings with multiple users, due to its convenience and security.
4. Biometric locks
Biometric locks use the unique biological features of a user to open a door; for example, via fingerprint or facial recognition.
This innovative option is an increasingly more popular electronic lock for modern infrastructures, as it guarantees an optimal level of security. Of course, a fingerprint reader is much more common in corporate buildings than in homes.
5. Remote control locks
Finally, when talking about electronic locks, the remote control type must also be considered. These are mostly used in doors for garages or in the main entrance to buildings or community centres.
This model can open and close the door without any direct physical contact; simply by using a remote control.
Omnitec electronic locks you should know about
Now that you know about the different types of smart locks and their many advantages over traditional mechanical locks, if you are looking to increase security in your home or business, we at Omnitec can help you choose the best smart locks on the market.
Our products are present in over 12,000 hotels spread over 70 different countries. They are high quality, durable, easy to install and we provide unbeatable service and customer care: we not only offer you the electronic lock models you need, but also a complete security system.
Do you need advice on choosing the most suitable types of door locks? Get in touch with our team and we’ll be happy to help you!