In Singapore, an increasing number of homeowners are switching from traditional locks and keys to digital door locks for their HDB gate locks because they recognise the security and convenience benefits. However, many families are still sceptical of digital door locks.
Digital door locks are not new, but they are considered novel in the Singapore market. Many families continue to use traditional locks because they do not understand the concept of digital locks.
Today, we'll answer some of the most frequently asked questions about digital door locks, so you can get a better understanding of how these devices work.
1. How to use digital door locks?
Digital door locks are very easy to use and operate. Most digital lock companies will provide installation and walk you through the setup process so you don’t have to worry about setting it up yourself. All you have to do is choose your preferred mode of operation and unlock your door with a card, your fingerprint, or a passcode.
2. How do digital door locks work?
Digital door locks are powered by batteries, a motherboard, and a motorised mortise. The motherboard holds the programming for the lock. When you key in the right access, allowing you to unlock your door.
3. How secure are digital locks?
Digital door locks have numerous security features that help to keep them safe, secure, and prevent break-ins. They are significantly more secure than traditional door locks, and breaking into a digital lock requires specialised knowledge and tools.
4. Are digital door locks safe?
Yes. All digital locks come with additional built-in break-in alarms that will deter any attempted break-ins.
5. Which digital lock is the best?
There isn’t one best digital door lock. Each digital lock has its own set of features that cater to different users. To find the best one for you, consider the people who will need access to the lock, your budget, your lifestyle habits, and your needs.
6. How long do digital door locks last?
Digital door locks, like all products, are subject to wear and tear if not properly maintained. A digital lock has an average lifespan of five to eight years, depending on the condition of care. To prevent door slamming, we recommend installing a door closer.
7. If I decide to move house, can I dismantle the digital lock to bring over?
The digital lock can be removed and reinstalled in your new home. However, because additional holes were drilled into your door to install your digital door locks, the holes will remain when you remove your lock. The new owners will have to purchase another digital lock or replace the door entirely.
8. How are digital locks installed?
Before installing digital locks, the door must first be checked to ensure that it is suitable for installation. At Liminal, we will look for things such as whether the door has the necessary thickness and if there is enough space to fit the lock.
Secondly, we will measure, position, and mark the lock position with the installation template before drilling the necessary holes in the door to fit the lock. The front and back of the lock are then attached to the door before the wires are properly connected.
Do you still have reservations now that you have a better understanding of how digital door locks work? Liminal offers a variety of digital door locks from which to choose. Contact us today to find out more about digital locks and how they can enhance your home experience.