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Compare smartlocks by technology and brand

IOT PLATFORM

Compare smartlocks by technology

Setup costs

$0

Approx $500-$2000

Approx $300 (routers, modems, bridges, telephone line)

Battery life

No onsite equipment

One account for smartlocks at various sites

Works with NFC Mifare keycards/tokens

2 years

3 months

Requires modems, routers, bridges, mesh network, ISP

Mains powered

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Wiring, card encoder box, onsite PC/ software, controller box, programmer

Internet connected 

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No onsite power

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Requires mains power for the onsite equipment

2048 bit RSA encryption + 128 bit SSL encryption + DLTS + VPN + licenced network

Security and encryption

Hacked; subject to man-in the middle attacks

128 bit SSL encryption + congested, unstable, inscure network. Hacked

Timed access control

Costs per lock

$250-$350

$500-$1000

$300-$700

5G IoT SMARTLOCKS

RFID KEYCARD LOCKS

Wi-Fi/BLE SMARTLOCKS

Compare smartlocks by brand

Other brands require alot of onsite network infrastructure and power to deliver connected access - learn more below

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5G IoT SMART ACCESS

Lock type

Smart Doorlock

Smart Padlock

Smart Deadbolt

 

Connectivity and features

NB-IoT, NFC, LTE-M, CAT-M

Keycard, smartphone,  software,PIN unlocking

Live audits/events to phones

Designed for all uses

API Integrations

Onsite Power Required

No

Onsite Equipment

None

                               

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KISI SMART ACCESS          

Lock type

Keycard Reader

 

 

 

 

Connectivity and features

Wi-Fi, BLE, cabling, NFC

Keycard, Phone unlocking

Live audits/events to phones

Designed for commercial use

API Integrations

Onsite Power Required

Yes

Onsite Equipment

Controller Box

Onsite Internet/Wi-Fi 

                               

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AUGUST SMART LOCK

Lock type

Smart Deadbolt

 

 

 

Connectivity and features

Wi-Fi, BLE

Phone unlocking

Live audits/events to phones

Designed for residential use

API Integrations

Onsite Power Required

Yes

Onsite Equipment

Wi-Fi Bridge

Onsite Internet/Wi-Fi 

                               

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YALE SMART LOCK

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Lock type

Smart Door lock

 

 

 

Connectivity and features

Wi-Fi, BLE

Phone unlocking

Live audits/events to phones

Designed for residential use

API Integrations

Onsite Power Required

Yes

Onsite Equipment

Wi-Fi Bridge

Onsite Internet/Wi-Fi 

                               

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SAG KEYCARD LOCK        

Lock type

Commercial Door lock

 

 

 

Connectivity and features

No connectivity (closed system) cabling 

Keycard unlocking

Need to physically visit lock to get audit

Designed for commercial use

Onsite Power Required

Yes

Onsite Equipment

Wall Controller box 

Programmer for live audit, encoder box for writing to keycards

                               

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