Best digital locks in Singapore
Digital locks are fast becoming a mainstay in Singapore. And it’s not just because it gives homeowners an added layer of security.
For those who can’t heck with carrying keys while out and about, digital locks have been the best respite, whether they use passcodes, fingerprint scanners or easy-to-store RFID cards. If you’re wondering which one’s best suited for you, check out this list of the top digital locks in Singapore:
Note: All prices quoted are inclusive of installation. All locks come with random security code features so outsiders can’t guess your code via your fingerprints, as well as emergency low battery features where you can use a 9V battery to jumpstart it.
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– Basic with simple modes of entry –
Those looking for something straightforward can head for basic digital locks with a choice of 2 simple modes of entry such as PIN code access and RFID cards. These user-friendly options are great for those who are on a budget, but also want the ease of not having to carry around bulky keys.
All of these except for the Yale bedroom lock, have fire alarms and anti-theft alarms that’ll sound if someone tries to tamper with the lock.
1. Starke Seamless Designer Digital Lock
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For those who are all for risk-free investments, Starke’s Seamless Designer Digital Lock only requires a deposit of $100 to confirm your order and get your new lock installed, and you need only fork out the full amount if you’re satisfied with it.
Storing up to a 100 unique fingerprints, this lock is German designed and is one of the sleeker looking locks out there that allows you to input the fingerprints of every important member of your household from your visiting grandparents to your trusted weekly part-time cleaner. It also showcases a patented technology that will unlock your door in 0.5 seconds – a literal split second.
The lock also comes with a 2-year on-site warranty as well as free installation and refunds should any issues arise.
Price: From $559.90 (U.P. $899.90) on Starke
Entry modes: Fingerprint, passcode, keycard & mobile app
Emergency mechanical keys: Yes
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2. Samsung SHS-1321
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Samsung may be known for having tons of digital locks on the market, but when it comes to something sleek and simple, the SHS 1321 gets the job done.
On top of safety features like auto-locking, the lock comes with an anti-theft mode you can activate when you leave the house. This mode enables an alarm if operated from the inside, if let’s say an intruder has entered from a window and tries to make a great escape via the front door.
3. Schlage S-480
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Schlage’s S-480 model may have basic entry modes, but what’s impressive about this digital lock is the fact you can create temporary passcodes for guests. Just use the lock’s menu to register and cancel them as needed.
4. Yale YDR3110 RFID
This lock comes with auto-locking features and a remote control that works within a 50M range
Image credit: Yale
Those who still prefer to use a physical keycard but are afraid of losing it will find Yale’s YDR3110 RFID digital lock a perfect match. It allows you to invalidate lost keycards once you re-register new ones – much like that of a hotel room. Else, just use your access code to unlock it.
5. Yale YDME50
Activate a privacy mode from the inside of the door which disables all access from the outside
Image adapted from: Yale Locks & Hardware
Highly raved about among Singapore reviewers, the Yale YDME50 is best suited for bedroom doors. This is a useful digital lock if you have a home office with sensitive documents, or if you’re a landlord who’s renting out your rooms.
It comes with both passcode and keycard access, plus 2 master keys for emergencies. For convenience and safety, it has an anti-panic egress which automatically unlocks the door when you operate the lever from the inside.
6. Zeus Z-2
Zeus digital locks are made in South Korea
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The Zeus Z-2 Lock may be a lesser-known name in Singapore, but has all the options needed for a reliable basic digital lock. It’s one of the most affordable options in the market too, costing below $300 for decent security.
– Mid tier with extra functions –
Just like how smartphones have evolved to include everything from fingerprint scanners and PIN codes for security, digital locks are fast adapting to easier and more secure ways of functioning. These mid-tier locks are rated among the highest in Singapore, and use around 3-4 modes of access with heightened security features to better suit your family’s needs.
All of these come with anti-theft alarms that’ll sound if the lock detects someone trying to force it open or break it.
7. Igloohome Smart Deadbolt 2S
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Costing below $500, Igloohome’s Smart Deadbolt 2S is a pretty affordable option for a digital lock that has entry and exit logs you can view via an app – perfect if you have a regular cleaning service or friends and family members who drop by often.
You can also set one-time passcodes that last for a specific duration of time, or recurring ones via the igloohome mobile app. For added security, it has an auto-lock function and a lockout mode if someone has keyed in the wrong passcode several times.
8. Schlage S-6800
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Schlage’s S-6800 has a pretty huge memory capacity that can register up to 100 fingerprints and 50 keycards, so this digital lock is useful for a big family or an office. For ease of use and in case of emergencies, the door can easily be opened from the inside by rotating its handle.
9. Hafele EL9000
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Most digital locks are able to store plenty of passcodes and fingerprints, so if you’re the forgetful type, you might very well appreciate the secret backup code function on the EL9000 by Hafele. It’s safe and convenient to maneuver too, thanks to its panic release function that automatically unlocks the door when you use its handle from the inside.
On top of multi-access functions, it provides additional security with an auto-lock function, as well as the ability to deactivate missing keycards.
10. Loghome LH600MG
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Don’t forget about your main gates when you’re on the hunt for digital locks for your home. Loghome’s LH600MG is one of the most popular models for HDB metal gates, according to reviewers. On top of featuring passcode and keycard access, the lock can detect fingerprints from any angle for added convenience.
It also detects fire and disables its keypad for 1 minute with every 5 wrong passcode attempts and has an auto-lock feature.
11. Yale YDM 4109RL Biometric
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Yale’s YDM 4109RL Biometric lock easily allows you to reset your passcode at any time, a useful feature if you want to amp up security in your home.It has been rated one of the top smart locks thanks to its ease of use and voice guide. A one-touch fingerprint scanner also allows you to use the scanner without needing to flip open any additional compartments.
– Top-tier with maximum features-
Most of us are guilty of wanting to own the newest tech when it comes to electronics. For those who want to incorporate this into their home safety systems, there are an array of digital locks that have 4-5 modes of access and more sophisticated security features. Best of all, not all of them have to cost an arm and a leg.
Likewise, all of these come with anti-theft functions that sound an alarm during an attempted break-in.
12. Samsung SHP-DR708
This lock comes with a convenient push-pull design so you can easily open your door without an additional door handle
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The SHP-DR708 is one of Samsung’s latest premium models that basically has every function you can think of. This includes receiving real-time alerts on your smartphone on who’s entering and leaving your home.
On top of that, you can unlock it remotely and create temporary passwords with a set duration of time for visitors to enter and exit your home if you’re not around. It’s high in security too, with a suspicious movement alert that sounds an alarm if someone lingers in front of your door lock for too long.
13. Igloohome Smart Mortise Digital Lock
The Smart Mortise Digital Lock has an anti-panic exit system – just pull down the lever from the inside to unlock and open the door.
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Igloohome’s Smart Mortise Digital Lock may have a suspiciously affordable price, but this locally-produced premium lock comes complete with high-tier functions.
On top of 3 types of main access methods available, the lock can be controlled remotely via a mobile app. Create temporary PIN codes and bluetooth keys, and view access logs in real-time. It comes with an auto-lock function and a 5-minute security lockout mode when an invalid PIN number is entered 5 times.
14. Philips EK9100
Image adapted from: Smartman Malaysia
Another relatively affordable option with premium features, Philips’ EK9100 allows you to monitor your door lock status over WiFi. You can choose a combo of 2 entry methods for dual verification to suit your preference. It also has additional security features, like an alarm that sounds if your door isn’t properly locked, as well as auto-locking if you forget to do the deed.
15. Yale YDM7116
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Besides featuring 5 modes of access, Yale’s YDM7116 allows you to pair your lock with your mobile phone via bluetooth. Add on the Yale Bridge link (from $131.90 via Lazada) and you’re able to remotely control your digital lock using WiFi. This also allows you to view a log of people who’ve accessed your door.
If you’re worried about break-ins or unwanted guests when you’re at home, it also comes with an internal forced lock you can activate from the inside. This disables all authentication modes that are operated from the outside.
16. Samsung SHP-DP728
Its bluetooth locking method allows you to unlock your door with your mobile phone when you’re nearby
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The Samsung SHP-DP728 has been topping the list for best digital locks in Singapore for some time now, as it was the OG push-pull model in the market. It hasn’t aged since then, with security features that rival newer models. This includes a warning tone that sounds if someone lingers around the lock.
You can connect it to the sHome Doorlock mobile app on your phone to get notifications on individuals entering and exiting your home too.
Choosing the best digital lock for your home
Needless to say, with numerous brands and models in the market, there are thousands of options when it comes to choosing a digital lock. Depending on what you need for your home, whether it’s all the latest security functions or a basic lock that’ll let you go keyless, this list of the top digital locks in Singapore can be your guide to choosing the right one.
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