Digital Door Lock for residences is a potential market in Malaysia
Digital Door Lock for residences is a potential market in MalaysiaThere are dozens of digital door locks on the market today, but most devices are designed for single-family homes.
Why does this matter? In a multifamily building, smart locks have two equally important users: The property manager and the resident. Devices built for single family homes aren’t designed to cater to both.
Times are changing, though. More technology companies than ever are intentionally trying to serve the multifamily market.
Smart locks for apartments should meet a few fundamental requirements: the bare necessities. Make sure your smart lock checks these boxes:
1. Multiple, customizable user permission levelsSmart locks built for single-family homes have limited and unchangeable permission levels. Multifamily properties need smart locks with multiple, flexible permission levels to unleash their full potential
Unlike single-family homes, multifamily buildings need at least three different permission levels for their smart locks: The landlord or management staff, the resident, and third party service vendors. Management is a little different at each property, so customizable permission levels are a must.
2. Temporary digital keysResidents love the convenience of temporary digital keys and the peace of mind that comes with knowing who has entered their apartment and when. For property managers, e-keys make maintenance calls easier. Instead of picking up a physical key from the maintenance office, staff can remotely access units to fulfill work orders, saving time and money for the property.
Temporary digital keys also prove the need for multiple permission levels. Single family smart locks might allow residents to create keys, but it’s critical (and the law) for property managers to have access to units as well.
3. Integration With Access Control SystemTemporary digital keys are not very helpful if the dog walker a resident order can’t get into the building. That’s why property managers need to choose a smart lock that integrates with their access control system.
For a more turnkey solution, many properties are turning to smart apartment management platforms that connect smart locks and access control, as well as with thermostats, HVAC systems, property management tools, and more.
4. Fire Code RatingMultifamily properties are held to a different safety standard than single family homes, especially for fire safety. Smart locks must meet the same fire safety requirements as other building materials. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always happen.
Building materials used in multifamily construction– including walls, doors, and locks– must receive a fire resistance rating from an objective research group like Bomba Certification in Malaysia. Fire resistance rating is defined by how long a material can survive against direct flames.
Many smart locks, even those regularly used in multifamily properties, do not meet the fire safety requirements in most states. This is not only a safety issue, but a regulatory concern depending on your state building code. Make sure the smart lock you choose meets your area’s fire code.
Introducing the smart lock from Hune H330 in Malaysia which fulfil all the requirements
- Multiple, customizable user permission levels
- Temporary digital keys
- Integration with Access Control System
- Fire Code Rating
Published : 7-May-2021