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An analysis of smart lock industry (part two)

Cost analysis - Are smart locks actually worthy of your cost of 150+ or even thousands of dollars? According to several lock manufacturers and retailers in China, the manufacturing costs of an ordinary smart lock are above 500 yuan (70-ish dollars). The cost will rise with greater functionality and novelty, moreover, some big-brand smart locks are even priced over 1000 yuan. Eventually, the price will snowball into thousands of RMB on store shelves. Those greedy intermediate traders and retail...

An analysis of smart lock industry (part one)

As the rapid development of the internet and IoT, smart home and living has become a ubiquitous idea. Of this, the prospect of smart lock is so promising that its price still seems pretty insane. So, what's wrong with those smart lock companies for making such a high price that chokes everyone? And how much does a smart lock actually cost? Let's take a look.   What is smart lock? Smart locks, including locks with RFID, password, or fingerprint sensor, have been through a lot of iter...

How to choose a school locker’s lock?

I still remember that when I was a student, the school desk was filled with the schoolbag and other stuff. Therefore, textbooks can only be put on the table, making the small desktop more crowded. With the development of the times, the society pays more and more attention to students' learning and living environment. Since lockers enter schools, the problem of keeping books on the desk is solved. Lockers can be used for kindergartens, elementary schools, junior high schools, high schools, un...

How to Open a Drawer Lock?

In our daily life, drawers are very important storage space. The belongings in the drawer are personal. The drawer lock not only guarantees safety of the belongings in the drawer, but also is an important measure to protect privacy. How to install a drawer lock? Although drawer locks have a great variety, their installation processes are basically the same. The installation processes are as the following. Preparation before installing a drawer lock First, identify whether the lock is a drawer ...

Advantages of the RFID Cam Lock MK726

With the maturity of the RFID technology, many kinds of RFID cam locks emerge on the market. A good quality RFID lock not only brings conveniences for users, but also reflects the quality of the locker. Therefore, it is very important for users to choose a good RFID lock. Taking our RFID locks MK726 as an example, we are going to talk about advantages of the RFID cam lock MK726 today.  Firstly, the FRID cam lock MK726 has common dimensions.  FRID locks with common dimensions could be ...

What is the RFID Lock?

An RFID lock, also called the IC card lock, is the electronic lock adopting the radio frequency card as the key. With the RFID technology, the radio frequency card can be contactless to open the lock while the old-style contactable card requires the physical contact with a reader. It is such a technology that the usage of the REID lock is convenient and safe. With the technical breakthrough in the field of electron devices, the radio frequency card can open the lock without batteries or co...

Mechanical Locks Will Not Be Replaced by Fingerprint Locks (Part Two)

In the previous passage, several impractical advantages of the fingerprint locks are introduced. The appearance of the fingerprint lock is always attractive, yet the fancy appearance of the lock is not that important to ordinary families in China. The fingerprint lock can be opened and closed without a key and the fingerprint password can be changed for thousands of times, yet most Chinese ordinary families do not hire nannies or drivers. Thus, the turnover rate of these families is low and they...

Mechanical Locks Will Not Be Replaced by Fingerprint Locks (Part One)

It is well-known that any invention has a long way to go before becoming perfect. So do intelligent fingerprint locks. So, what are the advantages of fingerprint locks? First, distinguished from the traditional mechanical lock, a fingerprint lock has fancy appearance, which might be the most appealing characteristic of the fingerprint lock for people noticing it for the fist time. But this advantage may not be that attractive for ordinary families.  Second, it is convenient for people to...

What to Do When Combination Locks Can Not Be Opened

It is common to use mechanical combination locks in daily life. However, sometimes, people forget the password and can not open the lock, which is annoying absolutely.  First of all, it is not needed to break the combination lock if you don not have to open it at once.  There are various combination locks with different designs and manufacturing technologies. So, in general, manufacturers certainly have made good preparations and had remedies for the unexpected emergency cases. You c...

China International Locks & Security Show 2017

Event: China International Locks & Security Show 2017 (CILS 2017) Date: 2017.10.22-10.24 Venue: National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai)  Organizers:   China National Hardware Association Koelnmesse GmbH    CHMECC (China Hardware and Electromechanical Chamber of Commerce) CCPIT-CLIS (CCPIT Sub-Council of Light Industry) Supporters: International Ferderation of Hardware and Housewares Associations (IHA) The Environmental Design Research Association (ERDA) Co...