Why batteries are redundant in digital smart-locks

When managing critical infrastructure with lots of sites spread out over a wide area, digital smart locks are a must-have for security and operational reasons. Smart locks can be classified into two groups: keyless and key-based. In a recent blog post, I explained why key-based digital smart locks are impractical. But keyless smart locks can be even worse if they are battery powered.

Since the arrival of battery-free keyless smart locks with wireless charging technology (NFC), there is no added value in having a battery. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. Let’s see why:

To summarize: batteries add maintenance time and costs, pollute the world, and do not have any added value because you can have the same functionality without them.

Author: Joaquim Serrahima, Director Global Key Accounts Telecom, iLOQ