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Top 5 Biometric Door Locks: A Buyer's Guide

written by: Bruce Tyson•edited by: Linda Richter•updated: 3/6/2011

Stay in control of your home or office using a biometric door lock. In this buyer's guide we look at five units that will not open without the presence of an authorized person to validate credentials.

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    Kwikset Smartscan Lock - 908 15 Rcalrcs Smartscan Lock

    The Smartscan Lock 908 15 is a biometric door lock that features a nickel finish surface and a keyless deadbolt system. This highbio001  security lock is capable of storing 50 fingerprints to allow access to the entire family at home or the entire staff at home. An LED indicator on the lock lets users know when their print has been read so they know whether or not their fingerprint is allowed one of the three built-in levels access allowed by the lock.

    The electronic portion of this lock operates on four AA-sized batteries, each set of which has about one year of useful life.

    At the time of this writing, the Smartscan Lock - 908 15 Rcalrcs Smartscan Lock is available from Amazon for about $250, with price and availability subject to changing without notice.

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    iTouchless Bio-Matic Fingerprint Door Lock For Right Hand Door, Silver

    bio002 This iTouchless Bio-Matic biometric door lock is for right-hand doors (a matching left-hand version is also available). It offers the luxurious style people might want for their homes or offices while providing the unprecedented security of biometric technology. With this iTouchless door lock, family members, staff, club members, etc. can be the only ones allowed inside with no key required. When special guests are expected, they can be issued a pass code to punch in rather than using up additional biometric slots.

    Altogether, users can store 150 profiles in this lock, making it one of the most flexible biometric solutions available. When 4 new AA batteries are installed into this lock, it will operate 15,000 times before replacements are required.

    At the time of this writing, the iTouchless Bio-Matic Fingerprint Door Lock For Right Hand Door-Silver is currently available from Amazon for $219.95. Price and availability may change without notice.

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    BIO Fingerprint Door Lock - Left Hand

    bio003 The BIO Fingerprint Door Lock - Left Hand is a high security lock that opens within one second with a valid fingerprint, but it also works with a pass code or backup key. Capable of cataloging up to 1,000 users, this stylish, ultra-hardened lock will make sure only authorized personnel enter a building or room with the unprecedented ease of biometrics.

    The lever on the BIO Fingerprint Door Lock is compatible with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), making this lock a perfect choice for a workplace, club or other public facility.

    At the time of this writing, this product is available from BrickHouse Security for about $680. Pricing as well as availability can change without notice.

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    Keyless Biometric Fingerprint Door Lock Trinity 788

    The Adel Keyless Biometric Fingerprint Door Lock Trinity 788 is available from Amazon for about $150 at the time of this writing. A bio004 reversible handle, easy to follow installation instructions, and an affordable price make this biometric door lock a perfect choice for a variety of applications.

    Up to 99 fingerprints can be stored in this lock, which has an emergency keypad and power port for emergency use.

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    Fingerprint Stand-Alone Lever with Deadbolt Lock DL-210

    bio005 The last biometric door lock in this buyers guide is the Fingerprint Stand-Alone Lever with Deadbolt Lock DL-210 from Keyless Pro. This item features three user levels, up to fifty user profiles, and non-volatile memory so that it never loses data, even when the batteries go dead. The 6 AA-sized batteries are said to last two to three years without replacement, paving the way for smooth, stylish, low-maintenance operation for a long time to come.

    Get the DL-210 lock directly from Keyless Pro for $329.95. Pricing and availability may change without notice.

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    References

    "Smartscan Lock - 908 15 Rcalrcs Smartscan Lock",http://www.amazon.com/Smartscan-Lock-908-15-Rcalrcs/dp/B000XR7QNO/ref=sr_1_3?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1298922384&sr=1-3.

    "iTouchless Bio-Matic Fingerprint Door Lock For Right Hand Door, Silver", http://www.amazon.com/iTouchless-Bio-Matic-Fingerprint-Right-Silver/dp/B000PELUAU/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=hi&qid=1298923579&sr=1-2-spell

    "BIO Fingerprint Door Lock Left Hand",http://www.brickhousesecurity.com/biolever-door-lock-fingerprint.html?CMPID=CSE_Googleshopping&zmam=85491576&zmas=1&zmac=45&zmap=090-100L-LH-SN

    "Keyless Biometric Fingerprint Door Lock Trinity 788", http://www.amazon.com/Keyless-Biometric-Fingerprint-Trinity-788/dp/B00270UU4C

    "Fingerprint Biometrics Lock", http://www.keylesspro.com/biometric.htm

    Screenshots provided by writer