Electronic Door Lock VS Mechanical Door Lock

Types of mechanical locks

Mortise lock

Mortise locks are the common locks you find. It requires drilling a pocket in the door. Although it provides good security, this type of lock is difficult to install.

Cylinder lock

Cylinder locks are another common mechanical lock. Their advantage is that you can get different cylinder formats to achieve different security levels. However, these types of locks can be vulnerable to “lock snapping” where pressure is applied to break the lock.

Spring bolt

Spring bolt is another type of lock that is a spring loaded bolt that has an angled edge.

Deadbolt

Deadbolt is often used in complement to a spring bolt lock. A deadbolt is a lock bolt that is moved by turning a knob or key without a spring. This lock requires a key to open.

Pros:

  • Does not require electricity.
  • Easy to operate.
  • Affordable.
  • More style options.

Cons:

  • Difficult to control access.
  • Easy to duplicate the keys.
  • Key easy to lose.
  • Expensive in the long term.

Types of electronic locks

Types-of-electronic-locks

Magnetic locks

These locks consist of electromagnets and armature plates. The electromagnet is connected to the frame of the door, and the armature plate is connected to the door itself. When current passes through the electromagnet, it magnetically attracts the board and keeps the door locked.

These cost-effective magnetic locks are similar to standard door locks because they can be easily removed. Therefore, they are not strongly recommended when protecting your home or office.

Electric door strikes

Cylinder locks are another common mechanical lock. Their advantage is that you can get different cylinder formats to achieve different security levels. However, these types of locks can be vulnerable to “lock snapping” where pressure is applied to break the lock.

Electronic keypad locks

This is probably the most commonly used type of electronic lock, and it is also the most famous type. These electronic keypad locks require a numeric code or password to unlock the door. Especially convenient, these do not require a physical key.

Although they are more expensive than most types of locks, your safety is well guaranteed. Therefore, please make sure that your digital code or password is safe and not easy to be guessed by outsiders.

Passive electronic lock

Passive electronic lock is a kind of lock for access control that combines mechanical technology and electronic technology. Its appearance is similar to that of a mechanical lock. The passive electronic lock does not require a power supply or battery. When unlocking, it is powered by a key and exchanges information. It can only be unlocked after successful verification. The advantage of this lock is that no complicated wiring is required for installation. Arbitrary access rights can be set, and complete operation records are available, so you can clearly know who has entered a certain area.

This kind of lock is not suitable for home use, it is more suitable for high security areas and outdoor facilities and buildings that need to be protected.

Pros:

  • Ability to monitor access.
  • Records a log of who has operated.
  • Increased safety.
  • Cost-effective in the long term.

Cons:

  • Maybe more expensive.

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