They are both good locks in the small fingerprint digital locks industry. Gateman makes the best and proven fingerprint locks over the last 15 years. Buy the one that looks best to you because that may matter more to you. If you are looking for other perspectives, we drew up a table below for further inputs.
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.
Summary, we believe Gateman G-Swipe delivers unparalleled premium build quality in the small fingerprint rim locks category. In many situations, Gateman Fingus is good enough for you.
Gateman G-Swipe Digital Lock
The Gateman G-Swipe is 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 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 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 does faithfully the locking and unlocking and maintain it's pristine look over years.
The private wine cellar at a residence in Leedon Park in Singapore requires more privacy and security to their wine collection. The room is temperature and humidity controlled and the entrance door is a glass aluminium framed swing out casement door.
A Gateman fingerprint digital lock does this job well and security can be hardened to the point only authorised changes can be made by the person owning a special pin. Multiple pins and fingerprints can be created to allow staffs on premises to enter and if needed, access can be logged via a bluetooth application.
For inquiries, please send a few photos of the wine cellar door to Tony @ 9830-7788 on WhatsApp.
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!
This post examines the considerations for installing on the HDB metal gate which is a very popular request by Singaporeans. For those not familiar with Singapore, the metal gate (or iron grille gate door) is in addition to the wood door for every public housing ( ie. HDB) in Singapore (and to some extent Malaysia).
These are reasons given by customers (i.e. you) for a digital lock on the HDB gate:
Examples of biometric fingerprint Gateman Z10 on door and metal gate
It is more expensive to put a digital lock on the metal gate (than a wood door) because additional effort and components are needed:
By platform, we mean how do we go about putting a digital lock on the metal gate.
Examples of biometric fingerprint Gateman WF20 on door and metal gate
Quality/Bill of Materials:
Our prices for digital lock on metal gate reflects our focus on using proper materials and fit on the metal gate. As the saying goes, you get what you pay for, and in our case:
Examples of Gateman A20
We sometimes suggest that metal gate need not be locked and hence there is no need for a digital lock at all. But if you do find it necessary, engage us for the metal gate solution that use quality material, industry smallest enclosure, leading lock models and professional workmanship.
Sliding wood or aluminium/glass casement doors proves to be a challenge to most home owners and interior designers because the traditional digital lock bolt (the rectangular block of metal than comes out when locked) works only for swing open type door; for a sliding door, the bolt will - well just slide out from the hole.
This is where Gateman digital locks come in with their vertical clamp bolt style. When locked, it clamps onto the small strike placed on the other side, gripping the panels together very strongly.
You can choose pin, card and fingerprint Gateman digital lock for your next sliding wood or aluminium casement doors in Singapore. Only from Gateman, an iRevo brand, part of Assa Abloy group.
Reference: Gateman Z10, Gateman A20, Gateman J20 (pictures below)
If you have a small business shop front or an office with frame-less glass doors, then the Gateman Shine digital door lock is an ideal solution to quickly enable a keyless access:
Check it out here: Gateman Shine digital glass door lock.
Our thoughts on Singapore digital door locks: Aqara, Lockin, Gateman, Samsung, Solity.