We’ve all probably seen a biometric lock in us on television. Well, they do exist in real life! Biometric lock technology is accessible even for the home – here are some of the 8 best choices on the market.
8. Ardwolf A20 Keyless Biometric Fingerprint Door Lock
The Ardwolf A20 is battery powered and equipped with a dead bolting latch. This makes it harder for criminals to shimmy or jimmy your lock. There are many ways to access this lock beyond fingerprints; mechanical keys and pin codes being two of them. Two access methods can be combined requiring dual authentication.
- Waterproof and ideal for exterior use.
- Ideal for multiple users and access control.
- Deadlocking latch bolt provides extra security.
7. Adel 3398 Keyless Biometric Fingerprint Door Lock
This Adel lock is similar to the aforementioned Ardwolf lock. This lock is more cost-effective than the Ardwolf which is better for homeowners. For people wanting to try biometric technology for the first time, this is a good lock choice.
- The Adel 3398 is rather easy to install.
- Stores up to 100 user fingerprints.
6. U-tec Ultraloq UL3
This lock is relatively cheap for a biometric tech lock. This lock is geared toward homeowners and businesses. There’s no need to limit access in a residence as much as would be done in a business. This lock was intended to be more accessible than the others, making it not as effective as it’s counterparts security-wise.
- Advanced fingerprint verification.
- Easy DIY installation.
- The UL3 is a weather-resistant lock that can be used on exterior doors.
- Efficient energy settings.
5. Yale YDM4109 (Mortise Lock) Fingerprint Door Lock
Yale is a prominent lock brand. Customers expect a certain caliber of quality with Yale locks and this one does not disappoint. A big plus to this lock is it’s sleek and attractive appearance. This lock features multiple access methods and a high-security mortise cylinder.
- The Yale YDM4109 is a mortise lockset that can be used either commercially or residentially.
- One-touch verification method paired with progressive scanning reduces the chance of the fingerprint sensor being compromised.
- An automatic alarm is a feature that small businesses and homeowners can take advantage of.
- An emergency supply terminal makes the lock accessible in the event of a power loss.
4. Marks USA 175 BIO Series
This lock claims that there is no risk of replication and unauthorized use. Every biometric lock strives for this, and apparently, the Marks USA has done it. His lock is paired with an ANSI Grade 2 cylindrical lockset. You can store 100 users’ fingerprints here, and there is a 4000 interaction audit trail. The Grade 2 cylindrical lock is not so inspiring, but there are other ways to reinforce this part of the lock.
- Optical Sensor enables 80 point fingerprint capture.
- It can store 100 user codes and providing an audit trail of 4000 interactions.
- Weather-resistant lock body.
3. Westinghouse RTS Pin Code Lock And Fingerprint Door Lock
Westinghouse has had some customer service issues in the past, but not all Westinghouse locks should be thrown in one box. Don’t let an issue with another branch of Westinghouse’s products keep you from taking advantage of their quality biometric lock. This lock is geared toward use in commercial spaces. They’re good for use where a wide range of access and user control is necessary.
- High commercial grade lock body. Your lock will last longer regardless of the number of people using it.
- Integration capabilities that are similar to smart home devices.
- This lock also allows you to transfer audit trails and view them on a separate device.
2. ZKAccess TF1700
This lock is set apart from the previous ones on this list because it does not have a keyway. Some people are wary of keyless locks, but it’s no secret that keyless locks take bypass deterrence to another level. Many biometric lock manufacturers try to make their locks accessible to both commercial and residential clients, usually at a sacrifice to security. This lock wants to only reach a specific audience, sacrificing little insecurity to do so. This lock is suitable for indoor and outdoor use.
- The ZKAccess lock boasts an impressive 1.5-second user recognition rate.
- This lock stores 3,000 fingerprint templates and is able to record up to 50,000 transactions.
- With an IP65 rating, the TF1700 can withstand many harsh exterior elements.
1. Samsung SHS-P718 Fingerprint Digital Door Lock
The Samsung SHS is one of the best lock solutions that have come on the market in the past few years. Of course, the lock isn’t flawless, but it does have several features that make it worthy of being first on this list. It’s suitable for both commercial and residential properties, but the price may be a bit lavish for homeowners. You can access this lock using fingerprint scanning, RFID cards, and pin codes. This biometric lock is capable of dual authentication, strengthening its overall security. One of 5 mechanical keys can be used to override the lock in the event of the battery dying or another emergency.
- The lock utilizes dual authentication. This is done by requesting a fingerprint and a password.
- The SHS-P718 uses a mortise cylinder that is housed inside a durable lock body.
- The patented push-pull lock handle allows the lock to combine the handle and the main body into one mechanism, making it harder to bypass.
- This built-in Alarm that the device has, is able to be paired with multiple different smart home systems.
Biometric fingerprint locks are exciting and appealing to human nature. Don’t just think that a fingerprint lock will solve all of your problems though. A lot goes into getting one of these locks installed, so don’t neglect the necessary maintenance and precautions. The better you understand fingerprint locks, the better off you’ll be when getting one!