Smart Doors Are Coming. Will Embedded Smart Locks Replace Traditional Smart Locks?

Jan 08, 2020

Smart doors have become one of the product lines of major anti-theft door manufacturers competing to lay out. Unlike traditional anti-theft doors, smart doors have two main forms:


One is a smart door with an embedded smart lock, which is standard on mainstream smart doors. The other is a non-perforated intelligent door with a motor-driven door locking device installed directly in the door. And this kind of intelligent door is mainly controlled by the mobile phone or remote control.


Can embedded smart locks become the next flashpoint in the smart lock industry? Will embedded smart locks replace traditional smart locks? What are the advantages of embedded smart locks over traditional smart locks?


First, smart gates are simpler. Due to the embedded smart locks that most smart doors use, there are no front or rear panels or the front and back panels are small and can be ignored. It can even be used as a door lock decoration, and all parts are embedded in the door body. The door panel only needs to leave a small part for fingerprint, face recognition and other small screens. No need to make too many holes to make the door more integrated and beautiful.


Second, make smart doors more technological. Especially the smart door with embedded 3D face recognition smart lock. Coupled with a smart door closer. When the user returns home, the face information is automatically authenticated and the back door opens automatically. Users no longer need to push and pull the door after authenticating the unlocking information, as with traditional smart locks. Therefore, smart doors are more convenient and more technological. Even if the big bags come back, they can easily open the door to go home.


Thirdly, there are many anti-theft door companies now that smart lock manufacturers are exploring the feasibility of using non-contact biometrics such as gait recognition and voiceprint recognition on smart doors. Once the usage standards are met, the sense of technology and user experience of the smart door will be further improved.


In addition, traditional smart locks have the same functions as embedded smart locks used in smart doors. However, the embedded smart locks used by smart doors also have certain disadvantages:

The first is the high price. For now, embedded smart locks are all equipped on high-end security doors. The high-end armored doors and cast aluminum doors are 5,000 cheaper and 10,000 or 50,000 expensive. Embedded smart locks, as an integral part of smart doors, won't be cheap. Ordinary outdoor will not choose to buy.


The second is the close cooperation between the door factory and the lock factory. Because the cut-in smart lock is not a standard product. There is no uniform size and specification, so the smart doors produced by different smart doors are naturally different. Therefore, close cooperation with smart lock manufacturers is required. This virtually increases costs.


The third is inconvenience after sale. Traditional smart locks can be repaired or replaced simply by removing the front and rear panels. Can be completed by general users. But the embedded smart lock is more difficult to repair because most parts are installed in the door. It is difficult for ordinary users to complete.


In addition, there is a question: Will embedded smart locks replace traditional smart locks? The answer in most smart locks is: impossible. Why is it impossible? First of all, for decades, traditional anti-theft doors in the United States have occupied 90% of the market share. It is a huge market to replace only this one, so embedded smart locks are difficult to replace traditional smart locks;


Secondly, smart doors are still the choice of high-end users for a long time now and in the future. Shipments will not exceed conventional security doors. Therefore, traditional smart locks are still mainstream. I don't know what do you think about the development of smart doors and embedded smart locks?