Jan 5, 2021 Update
This is a often asked question: what is the difference and which one is better - Gateman WF20 or Gateman G-Swipe (2021) updated model for Gateman Z10-IH.
Well, it depends. In general, they are both good locks in the small fingerprint digital locks industry. Gateman makes the best and proven fingerprint locks over the last 10 years. We like to say: buy the one that looks best to you because that may matter more to you (how it looks). But if you are looking for other perspectives, we drew up a table below for further inputs.
Again, they are both good locks. Just go for one that your buying profile dictates ( price range , looks). Sometimes the door won't allow any of these locks to be installed - so check with us first with a few pictures of the door (or a condo name) - before you deep dive into the differences.
In summary, we believe Gateman G-Swipe delivers unparalleled premium build quality in the small fingerprint rim locks category. This is expected as Gateman is Korea’s #1 digital lock manufacturer and this company is dedicated to digital locks. In the non-premium category, the Gateman WF20 is definitely the one to go for as it shares some common attributes as the Gateman G-Swipe.
Gateman G-Swipe (Z10) Digital Lock
The Gateman G-Swipe is a 2019 edition of the flagship Z10 digital lock from iRevo, a company whose origin is Korea but has since became a core component of the international company called Assa Abloy (which by no coincidence owns the Yale brand which borrows lock designs from ... no price for guessing - none other than iRevo). iRevo Gateman digital lock brand dominates the Korean market by 50% by some estimates, and if one has the time to inspect the locks, the reason is clear: solid build quality and attention to design details.
The Gateman G-Swipe Z10 exemplifies those qualities: it is heavy in the hands hinting at less plastic and more metal, a brushed matt touch panel surface that is more finger-stain resistant, large and brightly lit numbers for all age-group to use, a very sensitive fingerprint scanner, a double-action OPEN button to prevent use of objects for unlocking, a double-hook bolt for physical intrusion. Last but not least, a very modern new-age look to top it off.
The small footprint Gateman G-Swipe Z10 is ideal for Singapore - be it a HDB door or a condo door with a vertical door handle. All the wear and tear is localised to the existing door handle (and not the digital lock) - and Gateman G-Swipe Z10 does faithfully the locking and unlocking and maintain it's pristine look over years.
Only a few (perhaps no others) make digital locks like iRevo Gateman do. Despite years being the leading digital lock manufacturer in Korea, the company does not sit idle but continue to push the envelop around innovation and build quality.
Case in point: which other manufacturer make monocoque body ie. single piece like leading automobile makers for rigidity and strength against forced intrusion? Look at their internal frame below - a single piece!
Our thoughts on Singapore digital door locks.