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What features to look when buying a smart door lock?

Oct 6, 2020
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10 features to consider before buying a smart door lock

 


Battery life

The majority of smart locks operate on either multiple AA alkaline batteries or a rechargeable lithium-ion cell. Whatever type of battery your smart door lock uses, you’ll still get an alert on your app when battery power gets low. Moreover, the housing mounted on the inside of your door will often include an LED that will flash red when the battery needs to be replaced or recharged. How long do these batteries normally last? Well, it all depends on the smart door lock and its functions. Many companies rate their battery life in terms of the number of “cycles” — that is, the total number of physical locks and unlocks — and power usually lasts anywhere from three months to a year, depending on the type of lock and the functions it performs.
 

Alternate unlocking way

Bluetooth and Wi-Fi may be great, but they are none the less occasionally unreliable. Even technology companies whose job it is to manufacture smart door locks are aware of this potential problem. So, they’ve come up with alternative ways for locking/unlocking smart door locks. As well as wireless unlocking techniques, more and more practical smart locks now offer alternative physical or electronic entry options, including PIN codes (sometimes with an add-on keypad, also Bluetooth-connected) and/or a physical key. A small number of smart door lock suppliers also offer a key fob to wirelessly unlock a door if you don’t have your smartphone with you.
 

Auto lock/unlock

Bluetooth enabled door locks usually provide keyless or PIN-less entry. When you’re carrying your smartphone, an smart door lock — particularly a retrofit lock — may let you auto-unlock your door when you are a prescribed distance away, and auto-lock behind you after a user-prescribed period of time.  However, this prescribed distance is usually limited to around 30 feet, and it has to be remembered that you can only carry out this function from outside the property. A best smart door locks with keypads generally won’t include proximity auto-unlock capabilities for sound security reasons, like preventing an intruder or thief from entering a property using a lost or stolen phone.
 

Guest keys

Smart door locks, particularly retrofit models, let you assign “keys” for visitors who you’re happy to let into your home in your absence: visitors like out-of-town friends or family members, service workers or delivery people, or neighbours watering the plants, taking in the mail or or feeding the cat while you’re away. You may have come across this particular practice if you’ve ever stayed in an Airbnb property.  Entry ‘keys’ are sent via a text or email code through the smart door lock app, and these keys give your visitor wireless entry capabilities for a prescribed period of time or a prescribed number of entries. Replacement smart locks with keypads allow you to simply assign temporary passwords, timed for single use or for a specific number of hours or days. Most smart door locks also track who comes and goes, and smart locks with Wi-Fi can send an alert to your phone when someone comes or goes, so even when you’re still at work you’ll be able to find out whether the kids have returned home from their schools.
 

Weatherproof rating

Smart door locks are complicated pieces of kit, housing not just the traditional metal pins, tumblers, gears and other standard lock mechanics, but also sensitive electronics. Thus they need to be able to withstand extremes in weather conditions to function properly. Complete replacement smart door locks will indicate what temperatures the door lock is designed to withstand and often have an IP water/dust-proof rating. However, not all smart locks are born equal: not all can withstand adverse weather conditions over a prolonged period. If you want to ensure that your smart lock is up to the job, no matter what the weather throws at it, then only buy from a reputable lock manufacturer with a long and proven track record of testing for such conditions.
 

ANSI lock quality

Most physical door locks will have their own distinct specifications and idiosyncrasies; so it’s difficult to establish whether the smart lock you’re considering buying will be up to the job. In order to make that choice a little easier, 3 standard lock designations have been introduced by the ANSI/BHMA (American national Standards Institute/ Builders’ Hardware Manufacturers Association). These designation tests judge locks on their robustness and security against picking, bumping, other physical attacks along with the longevity of the locking/unlocking mechanism. The 3 designation grades are:
 
Grade 1
The strongest grade, usually reserved for commercial applications
 
Grade 2
The most common residential lock, and most commonly bought ANSI-approved lock
 
Grade 3
Usually a secondary lock to supplement a grade 1 or 2 lock.
 

Wireless security

Security is always a concern, especially when you constantly hear and read about hacking attacks. That concern is no different for Wi-Fi security. Most smrt door lock manufactures will publish the technical specification of their locks and tell you just how secure their W-Fi security is, but it should be remembered that there is no ‘best’ wireless security scheme or standard for smart door locks. The best smart lock you can hope to discover is just how high a priority the smart door lock manufacturer places on the issue. The only way you’ll discover that, unfortunately, is through extensive research. What can be said with some sort of conviction, however, is that the best keylss door lock – that is the most hack-proof – are keypad-enabled models that don’t use Bluetooth or Wi-Fi as their primary entry method.
 

Smart home compatibility

Most smart door locks can be integrated into an existing smart home environment — using Amazon Alexa, Google Home, Apple HomeKit, IFTTT (If This Then That), Z-Wave, ZigBee, Samsung SmartThings — so it’s easy enough to incorporate the locking of doors, turning on lights and adjusting temperature controls into your smart routine. However, as things currently stand, very few smart door locks are compatible with all smart home technologies.
 

Voice control

An increasing number of smart door locks that are compatible with Amazon and HomeKit also provide Alexa and Siri voice control. However, this voice control capability is usually limited to locking the door when you’re inside your home. Amazon recently approved an unlock voice control protocol which requires the user to provide a spoken password after a spoken unlock command. A growing number of lock makers are also just beginning to implement this new Alexa Key “speak to unlock” feature.
 

Fit and finish

Traditional door lock vendors with a vaulted pedigree offer a wide variety of smart door lock hardware finishes and trims and matching latch mechanisms, including variations of silver, bronze, brass and black. Newer tech-focused smart lock providers, however, do not offer such choices. Hence if aesthetics is important to you, your digital door lock purchase options are limited.
 

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HUNE Digital Door Lock

Sep 23, 2020
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HUNE Digital Door Lock

Hune ~ the best digital door lock brand in Malaysia.
It's important to make sure entryways to your home are properly secured to keep your belongings and your family safe. Choosing the right digital door lock setup will ensure that your home is easily accessible to you but stays shut against intruders. Door locks include mechanisms for both doorknobs and deadbolts, and can also include features like fingerprint entry, Wi-Fi connectivity or a touchscreen control keypad.
 
HUNE has been known to create one of the strongest and most technologically advanced security systems for residential, commercial, and institutional buildings. We the sole distributor of Hune digital door lock in Malaysia, we are always committed to provide you with the best quality of digital door lock in Malaysia.
To help you find the right choice, we recommended the best picks of HUNE digital door lock, from high-tech to simple keyed entry, so you can pick the best one for your home.
 

#1 HUNE 918-E3

This door lock is user-friendly and very easy to program. It is anti-theft design to ensure your home safety.

Indication
Screen, Light, Sound (Mute, Beep or Music optional)
Applicable Card
Mifare 1
Fingerprint Reader
Semiconductor
Battery
4 Standard AA alkaline batteries, 18 months in normal state
Opening ways
Fingerprint, Password, Cards, APP, Mechanical Key
Material
Aluminium Alloy

 

#2 HUNE 918-82

This digital door lock can unlock in FIVE modes, Fingerprint, Password, Cards, Android Phone, Mechanical Key. It helps to make your life convenient as you don’t need to carry a key anywhere or worry about losing your key.

Indication
Screen, Light, Sound (Mute, Beep or Music optional)
Applicable Card
Mifare 1
Fingerprint Reader
Semiconductor
Battery
8 Standard AA alkaline batteries, 18 months in normal state
Opening ways
Fingerprint, Password, Cards, Android Phone, Mechanical Key
Material
Titanium Alloy

 

#3 HUNE 918-X6

HUNE digital lock also offers the Push-Pull door lock. It has fingerprint recognition and a smartphone app service for modern living with a modern lock.

User
208 (fingerprint + card + password + user)
Dimension
381*80*21 mm
Fingerprint Reader
Semiconductor
Battery
2 lithium batteries, 18 months in normal state
Opening ways
Fingerprint, Password, Cards, APP, Mechanical Key
Material
Titanium Alloy

 

#4 HUNE 918-X8

918-X8 is also a Push-Pull door lock. Its unlocking methods include App, Fingerprint, Card and Password. You can use your handphone to lock/unlock the door using app instantly and share a temporarily password to your visitors when you are not around.


User
208 (fingerprint + card + password + user)
Dimension
439*89*43 mm
Fingerprint Reader
Semiconductor
Battery
2 lithium batteries, 18 months in normal state
Opening ways
Fingerprint, Password, Cards, App, Mechanical Key
Material
Titanium Alloy

 

#5 HUNE 918-X9

918-X9 is a premium digital door lock with face recognition features. This is popularly used in high-end household and properties.


User      
5 Master Users + 95 Normal Users
Keypad
12 Digital Touch Keypad
Fingerprint sensor          
FPC Semiconductor
Batteries             
2 8V Lithium Batteries
Unlock ways     
Face Recognize, Fingerprint, Password, Cards, APP, Mechanical Key
Material             
Titanium Alloy + Acrylic

 

#6 HUNE 918-86

This keypad lock allows for quick exit or entry without your needing to carry keys. Simple design and easy to use.

Indication
Screen, Sound
Deadbolt Indication
Screen shows “Locked” when input the password
Keypad
12 Digits Touch Keypad
Battery
4 Standard AA alkaline batteries, 18 months in normal state
Opening ways
Password, Cards, Mobile Phone, Mechanical Key
Material
Aluminium Alloy
 
 

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What¡¯s next in hotel door lock technology

Jan 12, 2019
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The key to any successful technology is removing pain points for the user while making any processes easier and more efficient. Streamlining property operations and enhancing the guest experience is the end goal for any hotel technology solution. It’s no different for door locks and security, said Nicolas Aznar, president of Assa Abloy Hospitality Americas Group.

“It’s about utilizing the most advanced technologies available to accomplish the aforementioned objectives,” he said. “The next technology for door locks will be solutions that streamline the check-in process to benefit both hoteliers and guests, and as door lock technology continues to advance they will incorporate more user-friendly and robust technologies.”

Brian Shedd, VP of sales and marketing at OpenKey, believes that Bluetooth low energy is what’s next in door lock technology. “Not because it doesn’t exist today, but because it’s still on the very edge of adoption in hotels and resorts worldwide,” he said. “I believe all new hotels at this point will be installing BLE locks for the next five or 10 years based on trends in the hospitality industry.”
 

Shedd pointed out that artificial intelligence is going to play a role in hotel door locks just as AI is gaining momentum in all hotel operations. Networked electronic door locks are an important part in the expansion of AI in hotel operations, said Joey Yanire, assistant VP of mobile access, lodging systems for dormakaba.  

“dormakaba’s Messenger LENS collects data from its electronic door locks, which may be used to optimize operations, protect guest safety and ensure proactive door lock service that supports a positive guest experience,” he said. “Online locks capture and record a great deal of nonpersonal operating data, which results in predictive maintenance and continuously monitors guest door status to enhance hotel security.”

The more intelligence that is built in a lock system, the more operators learn about their hotel, the guest experience and the lock’s performance. The usage profile of each lock provides data that supports better decision-making, Yanire continued. It can also help reduce operator maintenance costs and improve customer satisfaction.  

While door locks are advancing with improved aesthetics and mobile key capability, hotels should expect to see new technology beyond the locks themselves. Onity recently released its OnPortal system, which provides full access management for hotel properties while enabling them to meet mobile technology demands, Onity GM Casey Fale said. “For example, the OnPortal software allows for roving check-in, with an easy-to-use tablet interface, so staff can greet and engage guests in places like VIP reception areas and airports,” he said. “At the same time, OnPortal is directly integrated with the DirectKey system so properties can seamlessly deliver mobile key credentials to guests who wish to use their smartphone as their room key.”

Mobile locks are quickly becoming an industry standard, with many brands planning to make mobile key a requirement within the next year, Aznar said. With this in mind, hotels are offering guests an all-encompassing solution that allows them to access multiple property services, from booking to roomservice to mobile access, within a single application that streamlines the guest experience.

 

Shedd also believes the trend toward engagement with guests via the mobile device will only grow over the next several years.  “Guests will continue to demand more control and hotels will continue to provide solutions that give them options in the palm of their hand,” he said.

How is mobile lock adoption progressing?

Digital locks make up the largest percentage of lock sales for every major lock company in the hotel vertical. Mobile lock adoption is off and running at a sprint pace but with more than 5 million rooms in the U.S., widespread adoption will take some time, Shedd said. Because such technologies are also transitioning to a standard property requirement, guests will begin seeing more independent and regional hotels offering mobile key in the coming years, and not only at the large global brands.
 

“From what we’ve seen with the increasing popularity and implementation of mobile locks among all levels of properties, thousands of hotels are currently offering mobile key, with thousands more planning implementation in 2018,” Aznar said.

With any technology implementation, adoption takes time. There are many factors involved to ensure positive delivery of mobile key to guests, along with keeping up with constantly changing guest demands. “It isn’t simply about installing locks, but also the ability to seamlessly integrate with disparate hotel systems and third-party mobile applications, among other things, to ensure streamlined operations,” Aznar continued.

Fale believes that hotels have questions about ease of use, security and costs and that is reducing adoption speed. “Hotels need to look for technology that offers a superior guest experience,” he said. “The solution should make it quick and easy for guests to use their mobile key to unlock their guestroom along with assigned access-controlled areas on the property. We like to call it a seamless journey—from parking to elevators to their guestroom.”

Hotels also will need a mobile-access system that complements the security features that already exist in hotel locks, such as access permissions and audit trails. On top of the first level of encryption assigning access rights for a stay, the best systems will provide an additional security layer with a 128-bit AES encryption key that is unique to the door lock for which the credential was generated.

Hoteliers are by nature risk-adverse and very focused on return on investment, Shedd said. The hotel as an asset always has plenty of places that could use extra investment—rooms, lobby, bathrooms, bar, etc.  “Mobile key is still cutting-edge technology in the hotel industry, so we’re on the early part of the adoption curve that we’ll see will begin to pick up significantly as more adoption occurs,” he said. “This time next year, you’ll see more demand for mobile key than we can service as hoteliers perceive the technology to be more mature and less risky.'
 

How to reduce chance of a ransomware attack

An Austrian luxury hotel says it is ditching electronic room cards for old-fashioned locks and keys after having its systems frozen by blackmail-hungry hackers. The Romantik Seehotel Jaegerwirt, in the Austrian Alps, said that one recent infection with ransom software resulted in the complete shutdown of hotel computers.

The husband and wife management team said they were forced to pay roughly 1,500 euros (nearly $1,600) worth of electronic currency to restore their network. “When the hackers got the money, they unlocked the computers, making them all run as normal again,” hotel co-manager Christina Brandstaetter said.

Hotels can take a few simple steps to reduce the chances of a ransomware attack. These include maintaining a strong firewall and current anti-virus software on all computers used in hotel operations and keeping systems current with relevant software and firmware patches to help prevent infection, Fale said.  Along with protecting physical access to the front-desk systems, hotels should limit logical access only to persons that need this access, such as the general manager and engineering lead. Plus, it’s smart to have programming cards and spare cards on hand, store them in a safe place, and keep them up to date via maintenance scheduling systems so that they do not expire.

“Guests can rest assured in the security of mobile locks, because this hack affected the system server that records the keys,” Aznar said. “This is something that is all too common with computers holding any type of system. Since this wasn’t an issue with the locks themselves, it reminds us how important it is to stay up-to-date with all computer systems.”

Regularly updating an operating system and installing the latest in computer system security patches is the recommended way to keep your systems protected. Implementing the latest in available technology solutions is always going to decrease the chances of having such events occur at your property.


How Does Smart Hotel Work?

Jun 4, 2018
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How Does Smart Hotel System Work?

A user simply books a hotel room online, packs up, goes to that hotel, logs in on the Smart Hotel app, chooses the room he had just booked, opens the door, sets the lights (and other features) to his mood and lays back.
 
Simple, right? That's because things like "fills in papers"  or  "grabs keys"  do not exist in this context. Smart Hotel eliminates those needs, and adds other comfort features ranging from being able to control everything in the room to security and inability to lose the "key" or get stolen in any way.

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What is Smart Hotel

Jun 4, 2018
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What is Smart Hotel System?


Simply put , Smart Hotel is a system that aims to replace registering to a hotel, opening doors, changing lights and powering on the plugs with the press of a button (on your smartphone). Furthermore ,the personal smart mobile device boom offers new opportunities for improvement. Presuming that every employee and guest has a personal device we can create a virtual alter-ego of that person. Their device can communicate with the hotel server and thus be given access to room controllers.
 
 

What do I need to use the Smart Hotel system

To take part in the Smart-Hotel experience, a user must possess a smartphone running Android , have the Smart Hotel app installed and be registered in a hotel that uses the Smart-Hotel system. Being a prototype, no current hotel has this system implemented but ,for demos , we use a small house to show exactly how the project works. 

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Hotel Keycard

Jun 4, 2018
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Hotel Keycard Lock System

keycard lock is a lock operated by a keycard, a flat, rectangular plastic card with identical dimensions to that of a credit card or American and EU driver's license. The card stores a physical or digital pattern that the door mechanism accepts before disengaging the lock.

There are several common types of keycards in use, including the mechanical holecard, barcodemagnetic stripeWiegand wire embedded cards, smart card (embedded with a read/write electronic microchip), and RFID proximity cards.

Keycards are frequently used in hotels as an alternative to mechanical keys.

The first commercial use of key cards was to raise and lower the gate at automated parking lots where users paid a monthly fee.


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How to reduce chance of a ransomware attack of digital door lock

May 31, 2018
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An Austrian luxury hotel says it is ditching electronic room cards for old-fashioned locks and keys after having its systems frozen by blackmail-hungry hackers. The Romantik Seehotel Jaegerwirt, in the Austrian Alps, said that one recent infection with ransom software resulted in the complete shutdown of hotel computers.

The husband and wife management team said they were forced to pay roughly 1,500 euros (nearly $1,600) worth of electronic currency to restore their network. “When the hackers got the money, they unlocked the computers, making them all run as normal again,” hotel co-manager Christina Brandstaetter said.

Hotels can take a few simple steps to reduce the chances of a ransomware attack. These include maintaining a strong firewall and current anti-virus software on all computers used in hotel operations and keeping systems current with relevant software and firmware patches to help prevent infection, Fale said.  Along with protecting physical access to the front-desk systems, hotels should limit logical access only to persons that need this access, such as the general manager and engineering lead. Plus, it’s smart to have programming cards and spare cards on hand, store them in a safe place, and keep them up to date via maintenance scheduling systems so that they do not expire.

“Guests can rest assured in the security of mobile locks, because this hack affected the system server that records the keys,” Aznar said. “This is something that is all too common with computers holding any type of system. Since this wasn’t an issue with the locks themselves, it reminds us how important it is to stay up-to-date with all computer systems.”

Regularly updating an operating system and installing the latest in computer system security patches is the recommended way to keep your systems protected. Implementing the latest in available technology solutions is always going to decrease the chances of having such events occur at your property.

How is mobile lock adoption progressing?

May 31, 2018
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Digital locks make up the largest percentage of lock sales for every major lock company in the hotel vertical. Mobile lock adoption is off and running at a sprint pace but with more than 5 million rooms in the U.S., widespread adoption will take some time, Shedd said. Because such technologies are also transitioning to a standard property requirement, guests will begin seeing more independent and regional hotels offering mobile key in the coming years, and not only at the large global brands.


“From what we’ve seen with the increasing popularity and implementation of mobile locks among all levels of properties, thousands of hotels are currently offering mobile key, with thousands more planning implementation in 2018,” Aznar said.

With any technology implementation, adoption takes time. There are many factors involved to ensure positive delivery of mobile key to guests, along with keeping up with constantly changing guest demands. “It isn’t simply about installing locks, but also the ability to seamlessly integrate with disparate hotel systems and third-party mobile applications, among other things, to ensure streamlined operations,” Aznar continued.

Fale believes that hotels have questions about ease of use, security and costs and that is reducing adoption speed. “Hotels need to look for technology that offers a superior guest experience,” he said. “The solution should make it quick and easy for guests to use their mobile key to unlock their guestroom along with assigned access-controlled areas on the property. We like to call it a seamless journey—from parking to elevators to their guestroom.”

Hotels also will need a mobile-access system that complements the security features that already exist in hotel locks, such as access permissions and audit trails. On top of the first level of encryption assigning access rights for a stay, the best systems will provide an additional security layer with a 128-bit AES encryption key that is unique to the door lock for which the credential was generated.

Hoteliers are by nature risk-adverse and very focused on return on investment, Shedd said. The hotel as an asset always has plenty of places that could use extra investment—rooms, lobby, bathrooms, bar, etc.  “Mobile key is still cutting-edge technology in the hotel industry, so we’re on the early part of the adoption curve that we’ll see will begin to pick up significantly as more adoption occurs,” he said. “This time next year, you’ll see more demand for mobile key than we can service as hoteliers perceive the technology to be more mature and less risky."

What's next in hotel door lock technology

May 31, 2018
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The key to any successful technology is removing pain points for the user while making any processes easier and more efficient. Streamlining property operations and enhancing the guest experience is the end goal for any hotel technology solution. It’s no different for door locks and security, said Nicolas Aznar, president of Assa Abloy Hospitality Americas Group.

“It’s about utilizing the most advanced technologies available to accomplish the aforementioned objectives,” he said. “The next technology for door locks will be solutions that streamline the check-in process to benefit both hoteliers and guests, and as door lock technology continues to advance they will incorporate more user-friendly and robust technologies.”
 

Shedd pointed out that artificial intelligence is going to play a role in hotel door locks just as AI is gaining momentum in all hotel operations. Networked electronic door locks are an important part in the expansion of AI in hotel operations, said Joey Yanire, assistant VP of mobile access, lodging systems for dormakaba.  

“dormakaba’s Messenger LENS collects data from its electronic door locks, which may be used to optimize operations, protect guest safety and ensure proactive door lock service that supports a positive guest experience,” he said. “Online locks capture and record a great deal of nonpersonal operating data, which results in predictive maintenance and continuously monitors guest door status to enhance hotel security.”

The more intelligence that is built in a lock system, the more operators learn about their hotel, the guest experience and the lock’s performance. The usage profile of each lock provides data that supports better decision-making, Yanire continued. It can also help reduce operator maintenance costs and improve customer satisfaction.  

While door locks are advancing with improved aesthetics and mobile key capability, hotels should expect to see new technology beyond the locks themselves. Onity recently released its OnPortal system, which provides full access management for hotel properties while enabling them to meet mobile technology demands, Onity GM Casey Fale said. “For example, the OnPortal software allows for roving check-in, with an easy-to-use tablet interface, so staff can greet and engage guests in places like VIP reception areas and airports,” he said. “At the same time, OnPortal is directly integrated with the DirectKey system so properties can seamlessly deliver mobile key credentials to guests who wish to use their smartphone as their room key.”

Mobile locks are quickly becoming an industry standard, with many brands planning to make mobile key a requirement within the next year, Aznar said. With this in mind, hotels are offering guests an all-encompassing solution that allows them to access multiple property services, from booking to roomservice to mobile access, within a single application that streamlines the guest experience.

 

Shedd also believes the trend toward engagement with guests via the mobile device will only grow over the next several years.  “Guests will continue to demand more control and hotels will continue to provide solutions that give them options in the palm of their hand,” he said.

 

Brian Shedd, VP of sales and marketing at OpenKey, believes that Bluetooth low energy is what’s next in door lock technology. “Not because it doesn’t exist today, but because it’s still on the very edge of adoption in hotels and resorts worldwide,” he said. “I believe all new hotels at this point will be installing BLE locks for the next five or 10 years based on trends in the hospitality industry.”

Key Card Door Lock

May 12, 2018
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KEYCARD LOCK

keycard lock is a 
lock operated by a keycard, a flat, rectangular plastic card with identical dimensions to that of a credit card or American and EU driver's license. The card stores a physical or digital pattern that the door mechanism accepts before disengaging the lock.

There are several common types of keycards in use, including the mechanical holecard, barcodemagnetic stripeWiegand wire embedded cards, smart card(embedded with a read/write electronic microchip), and RFID proximity cards.

Keycards are frequently used in hotels as an alternative to mechanical keys.

The first commercial use of key cards was to raise and lower the gate at automated parking lots where users paid a monthly fee.


Overview

Keycard systems operate by physically moving detainers in the locking mechanism with the insertion of the card, by shining LEDs through a pattern of holes in the card and detecting the result, by swiping or inserting a magnetic stripe card, or in the case of RFID cards, merely being brought into close proximity to a sensor. Keycards may also serve as ID cards.

Many electronic access control locks use a Wiegand interface to connect the card swipe mechanism to the rest of the electronic entry system.

Newer keycard systems use radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology such as the TLJ infinity.


Type of Card Reader
Mechanical

Mechanical keycard locks employ detainers which must be arranged in pre-selected positions by the 
key before the bolt will move. This was a mechanical type of lock operated by a plastic key card with a pattern of holes. There were 32 positions for possible hole locations, giving approximately 4.3 billion different keys. The key could easily be changed for each new guest by inserting a new key template in the lock that matched the new key.

In the early 1980s, the key card lock was electrified with LEDs that detected the holes.

Wiegand Cards
Since the keycode is permanently set into the card at manufacture by the positions of magnetic wires, 
Wiegand cards can't be erased by magnetic fields or reprogrammed as magnetic stripe cards can. Many electronic access control locks use a Wiegand interface to connect the card swipe mechanism to the rest of the electronic entry system.

Magnetic Stripe
Magnetic stripe (sometimes "strip") based keycard locks function by running the magnetic stripe over a sensor that reads the contents of the stripe. The stripe's contents are compared to those either stored locally in the lock or those of a central system. Some centralized systems operate using hardwired connections to central controllers while others use various frequencies of radio waves to communicate with the central controllers. Some have the feature of a mechanical (traditional key) bypass in case of loss of power.

Passive RFID
RFID cards contain a small chip and induction loop which the transmitter on the keycard reader can access. The main advantages with RFID cards is that they do not need to be removed from the wallet or pass holder - as the keycard reader can usually read them from a few inches away.


Access Control
In the case of the hotel room lock, there is no central system, the keycard and the lock function in the same tradition as a standard key and lock. However if the card readers communicate with a 
central system, it's the system that unlocks the door, not the card reader alone. This allows for more control over the locks, your card may only work on certain days of the week or time of day. Which locks can be opened by a card can be changed at any time. Logs are often kept of which cards unlocked doors at what times.


Privacy
Computerized authentication systems, such as key cards, raise 
privacy concerns, since they enable computer surveillance of each entry. RFID cards and key fobs are becoming increasingly popular due to their ease of use. Many modern households have installed digital locks that make use of key cards, in combination with biometricfingerprint and keypad PIN options. Offices have also slowly installed digital locks that integrate with key cards and biometric technology.


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