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Smart locks or electronic locks which one do you choose?

Smart locks and electronic locks are more convenient than traditional mechanical locks. Replace traditional locks with smart locks or electronic locks and eliminates the need to carry a physical key with you.

However, smart locks and electronic locks work differently, therefore which one to purchase depends on your preferences and needs.By understanding the differences between the two, you will be better able to decide which one to purchase.

Different Definitions

Smart locks are electromechanicallocks which are designed to perform locking and unlocking operations on a door when they receive such instructions from an authorized device using a wireless protocol and a cryptographic key to execute the authorization process. They also monitor access and send alerts for the different events it monitors and some other critical events related to the status of the device. Smart locks can be considered part of a smart home.

Electronic locks (or electric locks) are locking devices that are operated by electric current. Electric locks are sometimes self-contained, with the electronic control assembly mounted directly on the lock. Electric locks can be connected to an access control system and the benefits include: key control, where keys can be added and removed without re-keying the lock cylinder: fine access control, where time and location are factors: and transaction logging, where activity is recorded. Electronic locks can also be monitored and controlled remotely, both for locking and unlocking.

Different Types

Smart locks usually include keypad combination locks, keyless and wireless Bluetooth WiFi locks, biometric fingerprint locks, and RFID swipe locks.

Electronic locks usually include electromagnetic locks, electric strikes, electric bolt locks, electric motor lock, and electronic rotary latches.

Different Features

Smart locks usually have remote access control, multiple ways to unlock, high security one-time password, garbled unlocking, low voltage alarm and other such features.

Electronic locks have many different locking systems and can be used in a variety of applications.They can avoid problems caused by damage, lost keys, stolen keys, etc.

These are some of the main futures which make electronic locks very popular in many industries:Private mode, Public mode, Automatically open, Operator password and master password, Emergency ride key, Standard AA batteries-up to 80,000 cycles per pair of batteries, Wet zone

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