Mechanical Locks Will Not Be Replaced by Fingerprint Locks (Part Two)
In the previous passage, several impractical advantages of the
fingerprint locks are introduced. The appearance of the fingerprint lock
is always attractive, yet the fancy appearance of the lock is not that
important to ordinary families in China. The fingerprint lock can be
opened and closed without a key and the fingerprint password can be
changed for thousands of times, yet most Chinese ordinary families do
not hire nannies or drivers. Thus, the turnover rate of these families
is low and they have no need to change the fingerprint password.
To overcome the unexpected cases such as the breaking down of the fingerprint identification system, the fingerprint lock adopts the structure with the low-security mechanical lock cylinder. It is obvious that the low-security lock cylinder can not guarantee a safety environment for users.
In the following passages, we are going to introduce the differences of after-sale services between the mechanical lock and the intelligent fingerprint lock, and some accompanying problems of the different after-services.
Compared with the mechanical lock, nowadays, what ordinary people benefit from the intelligent lock is its characteristics such as fancy designs, convenient usage and working with intelligence. In a word, the intelligent lock can not offer high-level security protection for users and yet the price of this kind of lock is extremely high.
Finally, after-sale services of the mechanical lock and the intelligent lock are quite different. Generally, the after-sale service of the intelligent lock is provided by its local retailers, and lock components of the intelligent lock are supplied by its original lock manufacturers. However, there are no universal components of intelligent locks yet, and the new lock components, provided by other manufacturers instead of the original lock manufacturers, may not be able to replace the broken components.
As a result, you will have no choice and you can not adopt components produced by other manufacturers if the lock needs repairing and the broken components need to be replaced with new ones. In such case, the original manufacturer becomes the only supplier to offer new components to repair the broken intelligent lock, and the maintenance costs can be exorbitant.
How about the traditional mechanical lock? If a traditional mechanical lock is broken within the warranty period, retailers need to provide the after-service for free. Even though the warranty periods are different due to the different lock manufacturers, in general, the twelve month warranty period of the mechanical lock is provided, and warranty periods of the super B class mechanical lock and the super C class mechanical lock are longer: three years.
Therefore, if an unlucky user changes the mechanical lock with a warranty period of one year for three times in three years, he or she needs to pay about 800 RMB, while the working performance of the new intelligent lock and the business condition of the lock manufacturer in the following three years and after three years remain unpredictable.
All in all, the best way to purchase a lock is referring to your own preference.