A house should be safe in order to turn to a “home sweet home”. Do you want a secured home? I don’t know how much you want for the safety, but I know for sure Cancer Zodiac people want it badly. Within 12 Horoscope Zodiac Sign, Cancerians are the one who needs a secure home the most. Samsung Digitial door lock could satisfy Cancerians need of being safe.
Samsung Digital Door Lock is my recommendation to secure your property: your business store, your resident home entrance, the tenant private room if you are the landlord.
Why makes Samsung Digital door lock SHS – 1321 series is a good choice?
- Because Samsung is a strong, durable, international Brand.
- Because Samsung digital door lock provides more security. With the latest Samsung digital door lock, it has the extra security access method: fingerprint. Do newest August, Kwikset, Schlage smart locks have fingerprint to unlock the door?
- Because Samsung digital door lock has a better performance.
Product Brand: Samsung
If comparing with local North American companies such as Kwikset, and Schlage in the same door lock industry, Samsung company is much younger. Kwikset has been made homeowners feel safe since 1946. While Walter Schlage is founded Schlage in 1920, his first door lock invention is actually invented since 1909. And Samsung enters the industry since 1985.
The parental, original Samsung company is found in 1938 by Lee Byung – Chul. At first, it’s just trading about food and other groceries-> by the time, Samsung enters Electronic industry-> Samsung Electronic company has dominated the worldwide. You don’t believe? There is one small secret you don’t know about Apple and Samsung: Apple is using some chip invented by Samsung. Don’t believe? watch the video below. The video admin will share with you some facts and some secrets about the Samsung group.
Not stopping in the Electronics industry, Samsung also has a hand in everywhere: home appliances, car, chemical, heavy industry, construction, medical, insurances, etc. Samsung is bigger in its width than Apple.
Under the Samsung brand name, it has at least 6 totally independent companies, but all of them share one philosophy with the parent company. And for this Samsung Digital Door Lock SHS – 1321 series, it’s just one product of Samsung SDS company.
The manufacturer: Samsung SDS company – a division company within the Samsung group
Where you can buy: Amazon, Walmart, independent sellers on eBay. In the North American region, one more authorized distributor is HD Video Depot, where I bought this Samsung digital door lock SHS 1321 in the event Black Friday XD
Price: range from $90 to $118.99 ( the price varies from sellers and retailers)
The design series: SHS – 1321
The type of lock: RIM door lock design
Operation method: 4 x 1.5 V AA Alkaline batteries in the regular performance time. *Alkaline battery is the recommendation from Samsung SDS manufacturer*.
9 V battery for the emergency power source or in case you forget to change the dead AA batteries (this 9 V battery doesn’t include in the package. When I buy from HD Video Depot, the 4 AA Alkaline batteries are included inside the package. If you buy from other sellers, retailers, I do not guarantee that batteries are attached or not)
Operation time: all-year-around until the normal batteries are dead. From the manufacturer, if you close the door with this door lock 10 times per day, the 4 AA batteries will last around 10 months.
My small tip: For indoor using like me 🙂 when I go out of the room for taking water, cooking, eating, washing & drying clothes, I don’t close the door completely. I leave around half an inch between the doorlock anchor and the closing sensor.
For outdoor purpose like cutting grass in your front house, taking the mail, pick up the delivery package, you can do the same: not close the door completely for the digital door automatically locks inside.
Product total weight: 1.7 Kilograms-> it counted both device internal part and outer body part
- Inner body: Weight 163.5 mm x Height 91.5 mm x Depth 43.2 mm
- Outer body: Weight 68.7 mm x Height 175.1 mm x Depth 21.5 mm
Color: For the North American market, and international, Black is the only choice.
Warranty period: 12 months from the purchase date. Within the warranty time, you can ask the manufacturer or distributor for repair, replace IF NOT damaged, subjected to acts of God 🙂 More detail in the user/owner manual
This feature is the most important purpose for all door lock, right? This SHS-1321 outer body is very smooth. There isn’t a place for theft has a chance to unlock it. Even with the manual hacking tools. The RIM lock actually behind the door. It’s automatically locked once the door is closed.
Thus, the only way for a theft to go inside is breaking the door haha Or going by the side window Or other electronic hacking devices!!! (does normal theft have a professional, electronic device for hacking?)
Auto polling with RFID cards and tags
Samsung chooses RFID technology for this SHS series. With the latest series Samsung digital door lock, it adds more Wifi and Bluetooth for the smart opening. It makes Samsung has three ways for open: RFID, Wifi and Bluetooth.
In the meanwhile, August, Kwikset, Schlage and other brands use the old school:
- August smart lock has Wifi for open from distance.
- Kwikset chooses the re-key technology-> it means they provide you two tools that allow you to reset physical key. One tool is a smart key tool. Another is your new physical key. For Kwikset newest electronic Kevo door lock, Kwikset uses Wifi and mobile app for access control.
- Schlage newest door lock also has the built-in Wifi
I personally like RFID technology. RFID stands for radio- frequency identification. You will find more common in real life in some hotels. Some hotels (maybe 4 stars up) install a digital door lock with the same RFID technology.
For example the Civil Aviation hotel in Zheng Zhou city, I place the RFID card into the room door lock-> and then it’s open. This SHS-1321 series has the same function. Once you place the RFID card or tag, it’s polling automatically and unlocks the door.
Or the same RFID technology for Samsung pay or Apple pay.
Built-in fire warning
Other smart locks like August, Kwikset, Schlage don’t have this feature. All Samsung digital door locks are built-in the fire sensor. Is it convenience? If the temperature outside the door or inside the door installed SHS – 1321 heats up into the fire, the internal chip will automatically unlock the door. Plus, the device produces an alarm sound for people inside to get out.
Another unique feature that only Samsung Digital door lock has. With this SHS-1321 series, the double authentication is the combination of password on the touchscreen pad plus access card system. It means when you activate this double authentication, you will need to do two actions in order to open the door.
First, you will need to touch to the pad screen -> enter your passwords
Second, place the RFID card or tag to the outer door lock
Now, the door is opened.
Does this double authentication verification strengths the security access? Even someone knows your password, that person can’t enter because it still needs the access card or tag to completely verify the ownership.
Prevent young children and teenagers to prank your place
You know how young are children, right? XD They are also curious almost everything. This Samsung SHS 1321 definitely is abnormal from their normal life. It’s understandable if children, or teenagers, want to play around with the new thing…
If the situation takes place, the door lock will produce an alarm sound after the children or teenagers, enter passwords wrongly 5 times consecutively. And then, the power source will automatically cut off for three minutes. It’s enough time for you to re-active from the internal body behind the door.
Random touchpad numbers
This is a small preparation before you enter your password. Other smart locks don’t have this random feature. All they have is just entering the password once the virtual numbers appear. Every time SHS 1321 will random selective appear two numbers-> you need to touch that two numbers. No need to touch them in order-> after touching two appeared numbers, the device will show up the full number pad from 1 – 9 for you to enter the password.
If you are lazy and usually forget the password, you can take the RFID tag or card advantage.
How does it work in real life?
This is normal operation when I use the tag for opening. You should place the card at the near end where the logo RFID card located in the outer body. You can use the password for entering after the full number pad highlight it, instead of using the RFID tag because you need to set up and register the tag with the device.
Bonus 🙂 If you buy from Amazon, they offer the technician to install for you (with a fee). Why you don’t DIY?
It’s my installation video. There is a different because I install this Samsung SHS 1321 into my door room-> it makes my room become to a private room hihi Therefore, the process installation is slightly different.
Before I install the Samsung device, I uninstall the normal door lock knob. I reuse the old hole from that doorknob. Since this Samsung SHS 1321 doesn’t have the push/pull handles. I am creative -> installed the normal and classic push/pull.
That is for indoor use. If you install for your main door entrance, you will need to follow the instruction plus another tool to skim a new suitable hole under your normal handles.
Samsung digital door lock SHS 1321 works well for me as the internal door. I know this Samsung device will work well also for your apartment door entrance.
Samsung SHS-1321 Digital Door Lock$118.99
- Open with a RFID cards, tags
- Screen pad number without leaving fingerprint
- Random security code
- Double Authentication Mode
- Using internal 4 x AA 1.5 V batteries
- Having brothers, sisters models with better performance
- Don't have built-in push/pull handle