Trying to decide between a biometric padlock and a keyless padlock?Want to know which one is right for you? Biometric and keyless padlocks solve the problem of lost keys with regular padlocks. They offer more security and can be used for a variety of lockers and other lockable objects. No more cutting off locks because the key was lost or broke off in the lock. Whether you are using it to lock gym or school lockers or to keep something safe, finding the right padlock is important. So which is better-biometric or keyless? Let’s find out! We reviewed four different top models, two biometric and two keyless padlocks. The four are listed below.
- iFingerlock Fingerprint Biometric Padlock
- Talon Locks MR60-1TB Indoor/Outdoor Biometric Padlock
- Sesamee K436 4 Dial Bottom Resettable Combination Brass Padlock with 1-inch Hardened Steel Shackle and 10,000 Potential Combinations
- Master Lock 653D Set-Your-Own Combination 2-inch Padlock
Let the battle of the padlocks begin
iFingerlock Fingerprint Biometric Padlock ReviewiFingerlock Fingerprint locks up your valuables and yet gives easy access by a swipe of your finger. The zinc alloy body with a stainless steel shackle provides great durability and is tamper-resistant. For indoor use only, this biometric padlock can be used for school and gym lockers, file cabinets, tool boxes, and other lockable items. The padlock requires no computer. It can store up to 10 fingerprints, one administrator and nine others. Temporary access can be granted as well. Deleting one fingerprint will completely reset the lock. Prints will need to be re-entered into the biometric system. The provided USB key can delete any unwanted fingerprints from the biometric padlock system. Just plug the USB key into the bottom access port to manage your recorded fingerprints. Battery-powered, the 2 AAA batteries, not included, fit in the bottom of the lock. Access to the batteries require a small Philips screwdriver. The iFingerlock Fingerprint Biometric Padlock has three separate automated keys. The start-up key looks like a USB key. The set-up key can be found on the bottom of the padlock. The stand-by key is on the front of the biometric padlock. Once the padlock is set up, all it takes is a simple swipe of your finger. No more lost or stolen keys to worry over. The biometric system means only the registered fingerprints will gain access to your locked items. Its study body and stainless steel shackle makes it virtually tamper proof. What more can you ask for?
Talon Locks MR60-1TB Indoor/Outdoor Biometric Padlock ReviewThis indoor/outdoor padlock has many features. The zinc body and steel locking mechanisms offer a security that many padlocks do not offer. The water-proof padlock allows you to use it outside as well as indoors, increasing its versatility. The compartments that hold the batteries and the control access doors are sealed with water-resistant materials to prevent corrosion and rust. Powered by two AAA batteries, not included, you simply swipe your finger across the sensor to unlock it. User-friendly, set-up is easy and quick. The biometric system can hold up to 10 fingerprints, one administrator and 9 others. A USB key is provided as an alternative key. Each USB key is unique to each individual biometric padlock. The sensor is a semiconductor slide with a 500 DPI fingerprint resolution. The scanner field size is 124 x 8 pixels. The false rejection rate is 1/100. The false acceptance rate is 1/1,000,000. This means less swiping to get the padlock open. No more worries over lost or stolen padlock keys. The biometric system increases the security of your valuables with your own unique fingerprints. The hardened metal shackle makes it resistant to prying and sawing. You can change the accessibility at any time with the provided USB key. The same key helps to reload the fingerprints you want. Add other people or use your own fingerprints to manage the system. Use the padlock outside to lock up shed doors or toolboxes or for added security on gates. Use it inside for gym or school lockers or to lock up file cabinets.
Non-biometric keyless padlock alternatives
Sesamee K436 4 Dial Bottom Resettable Combination Brass Padlock
(with 1-inch Hardened Steel Shackle and 10,000 Potential Combinations)Since our fingerprints become less defined as we age, non-biometric keyless padlocks can be the solution. The Sesamee K436 4 Dial Bottom Resettable Combination Brass Padlock uses a combination lock instead of a biometric system. The solid brass body and brass internal mechanisms make it more durable than most combination locks. Because of the brass construction, this keyless padlock can be use indoor and outdoor. It has four numbered dials and 10 numbers on each dial. This allows you the choice of 10,000 potential combinations. Unlike standard combination padlocks, you can change the combination any time you wish. Since the numbers can be reset to zero, this keyless padlock can easily be unlocked in the dark. Just count back from the stops and you can put in your combination code without any light. Tough, durable, and a combination that does not slip, the Sesamee K436 4 Dial Bottom Resettable Combination Brass Padlock with 1-inch Hardened Steel Shackle and 10,000 Potential Combinations has a 10-year replacement warranty available so you never have to buy another combination lock. This lock can be used on luggage, briefcases, file cabinets as well as any outdoor area you need to secure with a combination padlock.