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Smart door locks

We’ve taken smart door locks to the next level

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The only smart lock solution to deliver all 3 major requirements:

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Any door

Works with any of your existing doors, locks or entry systems

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Any time

Control who has access and when - in seconds, 24 / 7 / 365

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Securely manage access to your sites from anywhere

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What is a smart door lock?

Unlike traditional door locks, smart door locks have an electromechanical element which enables the lock to be interacted with through other technologies - for example, a phone app or a website.

There are two main types of smart door lock:

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Adapted smart door locks

Your existing locks are turned into smart locks by adding an electrical component to the door, frame or lock. They blend in with your existing door and installation is less disruptive.

Learn more about adapted smart door locks

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Native smart door locks

Native smart locks replace your existing locks. As contained systems, they are larger and deliver a one-level-fits-all security solution.

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Differences between a smart lock and a traditional lock

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There are numerous differences between a smart door lock and a traditional lock that provide the property owner with greater flexibility.

Smart door locks make it:

  • Easier to securely share keys
  • Quick and simple to revoke access
  • Convenient to manage access

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Where smart door locks are used

Smart locks are universal, suiting a wide range of different use cases - from smart locks for homes to business properties, including:

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Smart locks for Commercial & Retail units

It’s the perfect add-on to any existing intercom or access control system as it allows existing fobs or key cards to still be used.

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Smart locks for Offices

Managers will be able to keep the door unlocked during work hours and then locked out of hours (which can then be accessed by approved personnel with the appropriate digital key).

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Smart locks for Shared Spaces

Those responsible are able to give the correct people the correct access to the correct rooms with just a click of a mouse. They would also be able to share and revoke access in seconds.

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Smart locks for Short Lets & Airbnbs

Smart locks enable Hosts to provide self-check in, which provides a better guest experience, whilst also being able to share time-limited and permanent keys, and revoke keys in seconds.

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How to use a smart door lock

As with all locks, a smart door lock requires a key (e.g. a digital key stored within an app, a physical key which would be ideal as a back-up, etc).

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Using digital keys

The administrator securely shares a digital key with the user using smart lock software. The user then opens an app on their phone and swipes on the relevant key to unlock the door. The lock then remains open for a preset time (often 3 seconds) to allow access.

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How to manage doors remotely with a smart door lock

Smart door locks which connect to 4G and Wi-Fi provide greater options for their control - especially in locations where a signal may not be consistent.

Such locks can then be managed from anywhere in the world (as long as you have an internet connection). This provides property owners and managers with greater flexibility, regardless of which properties have smart door locks.

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Remote management for businesses

This flexibility is ideal when managing multiple properties or access from a remote location, delivering greater business efficiency and reducing opportunity costs.

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Our experts are here to help. There’s no obligation - just great support so you make the right decision for you and your business.

How do smart door locks work?

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Adapted smart door locks

As these locks turn your existing locks into smart door locks, they work with existing physical keys in the traditional way, as well as being operated electronically too, commonly with a smart lock app.

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Native smart door locks

These are dedicated smart locks that replace existing locks so existing physical keys will be obsolete. Access is often through a smartphone app - although this will be via the lock manufacturers app.

Components of a smart door lock

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A smart door lock has three main components that enables it to work:

  1. A mechanical lock which securely locks the door
  2. An interface which enables users to be able to demonstrate that they are an authorised user
  3. Digital keys which the user has access to, which are then securely held on a smartphone app, for example

The smart door lock will then be controlled by management software that enables managers or administrators to easily manage and monitor access and the distribution of digital keys.

It’s easy to make your life easier

Our experts are here to help. There’s no obligation - just great support so you make the right decision for you and your business.

Smart door locks for offices

With high footfall and users with different access requirements, there are significant benefits to offices adopting smart door locks.

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The preferred office smart door lock solution will depend upon how the space is used and who works there.

Many offices may also benefit from an access control system which enables office managers to more efficiently manage access to their office spaces.

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Smart door locks on metal / aluminium office doors

Adapted smart door locks are flexible solutions so are well suited to metal / aluminium office doors.

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Common office door locks which can then be adapted into smart locks include:

  • Electric multipoints
  • Solenoid bolts
  • Maglocks

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A priority on security

Smart door locks can massively simplify hectic lifestyles. When choosing a smart door lock for your home, consider:

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The look of the smart door lock

Most people don’t want to draw attention to their home or locks so discreet door locks are popular.

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Wi-Fi & 4G or Bluetooth smart door locks

Wi-Fi and 4G smart door locks have the benefit of being controlled from anywhere, providing maximum flexibility.

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Adapted or native smart door locks

Adapted smart door locks are less intrusive and more discreet than native smart door locks, and can be tailored to security requirements.

Do smart door locks work on uPVC and wooden doors at home?

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Smart door locks for homes with uPVC doors

As the lock is added to the uPVC door at the time of manufacture, the best option is an adapted smart lock. If this was with Klevio, a motorised key turner would be added to the door which you would control via the mobile app.

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Smart door locks for homes with wooden doors

If a new lock was required, an electric multipoint would be a robust and secure solution for a wooden door. This can then easily be made into a smart lock that delivers a smooth experience for residents.

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