Dormakaba Presents Switch Tech Smartlocks

By Brian Rhodes, Published May 01, 2020, 10:02am EDT (Info+)

Dormakaba presented its Switch Tech smartlock at the April 2020 IPVM New Products show.

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Comments (7)

Impressive. This is a game changer, especially for smaller locations.

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2020 will be an interesting year in the BLE lock space. Already we are seeing old school manufactures like PDQ releasing locks that are a shot across the bow for smaller installations. Another one to watch is Key in Cloud, which is backed by one of the founders of Don-Jo.

I think the 1-4 door market is going to get very crowded, very fast, with some really interesting features at an unheard of price point.

The features from the residential market (Schlage, Kwikset, Yale, etc) are trickling up to the small commercial market. We usually recommend hardwired panels and strikes, since these all in one solutions typically hack up the door with custom mounting points. However, this solution from dormakaba is great since it retrofits standard hardware. And at the price point they are suggesting, you could use a low cost SFIC lock (I think our cost for a grade 2 commercial lever with SFIC prep is $40). Of course, with this solution you don't get REX, door status, remote unlock, etc.

Should be interesting to watch!

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Already we are seeing old school manufactures like PDQ releasing locks that are a shot across the bow for smaller installations. Another one to watch is Key in Cloud, which is backed by one of the founders of Don-Jo.

Thanks for mentioning Key In Cloud, I'll reach out to them to learn more. Don-Jo has been in the 'dirty hardware' market for a long time, so this is interesting.

Also, we plan to release PDQ's 'smartPDQ' presentation post next week that recaps their presentation at the April 2020 IPVM New Products show.

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The 'smart cylinder' approach is not unique and has been available for numerous years in products like Assa Aperio and Salto access, but unlike those other cylinders, Switch Tech can be inserted into SFIC lock bodies rather than needing a locksmith or lock specialists to replace the entire lock.

Salto has its Geo Cylinder which inserts into various lock bodies (not just SFIC), and does not require a replacement of the entire lock

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Hello UI#2, you are absolutely right about the Salto Geo Cylinder. It can go into anything that accepts an ANSI Mortise cylinder. Other locking devices such as cylindrical locks, key switches, file cabinets, etc. may present a challenge for the GEO cylinder, where the SFIC form factor for Switch can plug right into the existing mechanical lock.

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What is the realistic range of the wireless bridge "hub"? Is it realistic to expect that "hundreds" of these locks on doors would be within communication range of a single hub?

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Hello UI#3, the Switch Core does not communicate directly to the Bridge and does not need to be in range of it at all. The core only talks to the credentials. This allows the cores to be deployed without any additional infrastructure throughout the building and really does allow for hundreds of locks to communicate through the cloud, to the bridge and then to the access system. Great question!

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