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Why Choose NB IoT

Smart Access

NB IoT does away with Wi-Fi/Bluetooth and other insecure technologies. NB IoT Smart Access has better connectivity, less energy expenditure, greater reliability, greater security and greater affordability.

Digital Keys

NB-IoT Smartlock

Kisi Wi-Fi/BLE Smart Access

August Wi-Fi/BLE

Smart Lock

Codelocks OTP/BLE

Smart Lock

Typical RFID

Keycard Lock

API Integrations

Battery powered

2-5 years

approx 6 months

approx 6 months

approx 2 years

Typically mains powered

Internet Connected Smartlock

Mobile Network Connectivity (NB-IoT/LTE-M)

No onsite equipment required

No onsite power required

Works with keycards

Multiple locks on one account

Live event notifications(tracing/audits)

Access Management Software

Cancel Digital Keys in app/software

No onsite Wiring

Time-sensitive use

Discover the differences between NB IoT smart access and other brands

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

NB IoT Smart Access          

Lock type

Commercial Mortise Lever

Padlock

Residential Deadbolt attachment

 

Connectivity and features

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

Keycard, Phone unlocking, software unlocking, PIN unlocking

Live audits/events to phones

Designed for all uses

API Integrations

Onsite Power Required

No

Onsite Equipment

None

                               

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 

                               

August Smart Lock          

Lock type

 

Residential Deadbolt attachment

 

 

 

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 

                               

Yale Smart Lock          

 

Lock type

 

Residential 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 

                               

RFID Keycard Lock          

Lock type

 

Commercial 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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Compare RFID Keycard System

RFID KEYCARD SYSTEM

NB-IoT SYSTEM

Connectivity

NB-IoT, LTE-M, CAT-M, 2G, 3G fallback

Onsite infrastructure

None

Methods of unlocking

Card (NFC), PIN, software/smart phone unlocking 

Cost

From $250-$350 per door cost*

Audits

Live audit trail to cloud/smartphones/software

Digital Keys App

Time-limited, access control and unlocking

Access Management

Staff or end-user operated online remotely, also can be managed automatically without staff

Interoperability 

Use API's to interface to third party software/apps

Wiring

None

Power

4 Standard AA alkaline batteries - 2 years life

*Prices vary depending on volume and exchange rates

Connectivity

None - closed onsite system

Onsite infrastructure

Onsite PC, card writer box, handheld programmer, controller box, wiring

Methods of unlocking

Card only

Cost

From USD $300-$3000 per door cost*

Audits

Physically retrieved from lock with programmer

Digital Keys App

No

Access Management

Onsite staff needed

Interoperability 

Use API's to interface to third party software/apps

Wiring

Locks wired to each other and onsite PC through walls and ceilings

Power

Mains powered

*Prices vary depending on volume and exchange rates

CONTACT

info@digitalkeys.co

L1/1 Tonsley Blvrd, Tonsley 

 SA, Australia, 5042

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