Electronic locks are technological devices that help protect the home. Companies such as Elsys, Intelbras, Primebras, Goldentec, Papaiz and Yale offer options for different types of doors, compatible with virtual assistants, possibility to register more than 100 biometric passwords and made in steel.
The ESF-DS1000H, by Elsys, is a lock activated by a digital numeric keypad, has an automatic lock and plays an audible alarm during intrusion attempts. The price starts at R$ 379. The IFR 3000, from Intelbras, promises compatibility with virtual assistants, ten-month battery life and different unlocking methods for prices starting at R$ 1,049. Know all the details of the models in the following list.
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The ESF-DS1000H, from Elsys, features a digital keyboard, which hosts numbers from 0 to 9 and two other symbols to define passwords. With approximate dimensions of 16.5 cm in height by 6 cm in width, the accessory offers automatic locking after closing the door and emits an alarm when incorrect passwords are entered. The item can be found on the retailer’s website for prices starting at R$ 379.
The internal system allows the creation of up to five different passwords, which must serve more than one resident of the house. In addition, it is possible to create a temporary password for visits. The intelligence of the lock even offers the “do not disturb” mode, which prevents typing passwords on the keyboard to increase consumer security when going to sleep. Rated 4.7 out of 5 on Amazon, consumers highlight the ease of installation and good working efficiency. However, some users report receiving the product with a problem.
- Pros: automatic closing
- Cons: technical problem reports
Elsys ESF-DS1000H promises automatic closing to facilitate the consumer’s routine — Photo: Reproduction/Amazon
The FR 201, from Intelbras, also provides an audible alarm during attempts to circumvent the digital lock. The differential is the possibility of using a magnetic card, which opens the lock by approximation, and a digital icon, which shows the battery status. This model also has ten digits and two symbols for entering passwords. It is possible to acquire it for figures starting at R$ 621. The manufacturer promises a design with efficient lighting, sound warnings for low battery or in case of overheating, in addition to powering by four AA batteries.
The internal system also draws attention, as it allows the registration of up to 100 different passwords to maintain the security of the house. The technical sheet is complete with the “protected password” function, a resource that makes it difficult to visualize the user’s typing pattern on the keyboard. Rated 4.9 out of 5 on Amazon, consumers point out that the lock delivers as promised and has good battery life. However, some report difficulty in installation.
- Pros: allows the creation of 100 different passwords
- Cons: complicated installation
FR 201 emits sound as a warning when trying to violate the digital lock — Photo: Divulgation/Intelbras
The Rio lock model, by Primebras, offers features that make it different from the items mentioned so far. The unlocking of the lock is done via biometric reading, the design has a handle, and the size is more robust, measuring 25 cm in height by 6 cm in width. The electronic still features the typical ten digits and two symbols for unlocking, in addition to being made of stainless steel. The equipment is seen for values from R$ 774.
The technology provides other options for locking and unlocking the lock, such as configuration via the mobile application, magnetic card and key. The manufacturer guarantees the registration of up to 100 biometrics and 100 passwords in the system. Power is provided via four AA batteries, although there is a USB output for emergency charging. Rated 4.4 out of 5 on Amazon, users praise the model’s performance and well-explained instruction manual. However, they criticize the difficulty of installation.
- Pros: different ways to open the lock
- Cons: reports of the material being fragile
Primebras Rio offers different ways to unlock the lock and ensure home security — Photo: Reproduction/Amazon
The GT Smart, by Goldentec, has dimensions of 16.5 cm in height by 7 cm in width. It is possible to use different ways to unlock the device, such as a magnetic card, biometric reading, password and even a specific key. The built-in speaker is responsible for sounding alarms during intrusion attempts. Those interested need to make an investment of values close to R$ 809.
The back hosts space for four AA batteries, but it is possible to use a micro USB input for emergency charging. The manufacturer advises using the mobile application, which one of the functions is to open the lock. Rated 4.3 out of 5 on Amazon, consumers denote the excellent quality of the finish. However, they report that the instruction manual does not facilitate installation.
- Pros: automatic locking system
- Cons: instruction manual can be confusing
Goldentec GT Smart hosts a micro-USB input for emergency charging — Photo: Reproduction/Amazon
The IFR 3000, by Intelbras, is another example of a lock with a robust design: the product measures 27 cm high and 7 cm wide. Unlike other electronics, this one provides compatibility with Google Assistant and Alexa artificial intelligence. You can also take advantage of the “do not disturb” function, automatic locking and a 10-month battery life with four AA batteries. The item can be found for prices starting at R$ 1,049.
The manufacturer points out that smart operation is possible only through the brand’s HUB, which must be purchased separately. Thus, the user can access the lock via touch keyboard, smartphone app or voice command. It is possible to register up to 100 passwords to unlock the lock. The technical sheet is complete with a low battery alert and two micro USB ports for emergency charging. Rated 4.9 out of 5 on Amazon, consumers highlight the good functionality and practicality of the technology.
- Pros: compatibility with Google Assistant and Alexa
- Cons: does not come with the HUB for smart functions
Intelbras IFR 3000 is compatible with virtual assistants — Photo: Reproduction/Amazon
The SL100, by Papaiz, is smaller than the other options with handles. With dimensions of 17 cm high by 6 cm wide, the device offers an audible alarm when the battery is low and can be unlocked by key or numeric password. The product is found on the retailer’s website for prices starting at R$ 1,064.
The manufacturer also offers magnetic cards to increase access possibilities. Power is provided by four AA batteries. It is also possible to use the voice command, in Portuguese and Spanish, to open the doors. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars on Amazon, consumers point to the micro USB ports for emergency power. However, some criticize that the item stopped working after six months of use.
- Pros: different ways of unlocking
- Cons: does not feature lock unlocking via biometric reading
Papaiz Smart Lock SL100 allows registration of up to nine passwords of up to 14 digits and 99 proximity cards — Photo: Divulgation/Papaiz
The YMC 420D, from Yale, features all the main unlocking methods: numerical password, biometric reading, voice command, magnetic card, mechanical key and via mobile application. Voice command configuration is provided by the virtual assistant Alexa. Those interested will need to make an investment of around R$ 1,584.
The lock promises an elegant design, in black and gray. It is worth noting that voice control supports Portuguese, English and Spanish languages. Finally, the system promises to record up to 100 different fingerprints. Rated 4.6 out of 5 on Amazon, consumers praise the system’s beautiful design and security, but criticize the cumbersome installation.
- Pros: allows the registration of 10 different fingerprints
- Cons: the HUB for using voice command is sold separately
Yale YMC 420D responds to voice commands in Portuguese, English, and Spanish — Photo: Reproduction/Amazon
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