Fire Rated Digital Locks – A Complete Guide

Fire rated digital lock

When it comes to keeping your home secure, one of the first things you consider is installing digital locks on your doors. But with the wide variety of lock options available these days, choosing the right one for your Singapore home can be troublesome.
This post breaks down and straightforwardly explains your digital lock options to help you select the type that best meets your needs and budget.
In particular, we’ll focus on fire rated digital locks – an important feature for HDBs and other high-rise buildings due to fire safety regulations.
To begin, let’s clarify what a fire rated digital lock actually is: A fire rated lock – sometimes known as a fire exit lock, preventing the Fire from spreading out of the property and providing extra time as it helps delay breakage of Fire rated doors.

With that in mind, the main types of Fire rated digital locks for your home are:

-Lever handle Fire rated locks.

This overview of your digital lock options – from electromagnetic to multi-point to deadbolt styles – helps clarify the different Fire rated choices available and their unique benefits.
If you have any other questions about choosing Fire rated digital locks for your Singapore home, feel free to contact us. We’d be happy to help you find the perfect solution!

Understanding fire safety basics

Fire safety is vital in Singapore due to its high density and hot weather. Proper procedures prevent fires and ensure readiness.
First, know the emergency number as you need to report fires immediately to alert authorities. Smoke alarms detect fires early. Test alarms monthly to ensure its still functional.
Have two escape routes. Routes should be clear of obstacle and marked.
Fire extinguishers can help if fires are small. Otherwise, evacuate. Be trained to use extinguishers properly. Authorities educate people about fire hazards, prevention, and responding.
If needed, it is necessary to have smoke alarms, escape routes, and fire extinguishers, and know how to call for help. Being prepared saves lives. Vigilance is the key.

How does a fire rated digital lock work?

Here is the step-by-step process of how it works:
1)Digital locks use electronic mechanisms instead of mechanical keys. They have a keypad where you enter a code to open the lock, fingerprint or card access for authentication.
2)When a fire occurs, heat from the fire triggers a temperature sensor inside the lock. This sensor is usually located near the mechanism itself.
3)When the temperature reaches the activation point, the sensor sends a signal to the locking mechanism
4)This type acts as a backup if fire man need to enter for rescue.
5)Fire rated digital locks are designed with safety in mind to ensure occupants can exit easily in the event of an emergency while still providing security under normal conditions.

Guidelines for selecting the right type of fire rated digital lock.

Fire rated digital lock

In order for the digital lock to be classified as fire rated, it has to undergo cyclic test performed by locally recognised laboratory. The digital lock together with the fire rated door has to undergo fire resistance test that is conformed to SS 332:2018+A1:2022.
The brand and model of the digital lock will be assess and listed into the door manufacturer’s COC (Certification of Conformity).
After confirming with the certification below are other guides to look out when select what brand and model that is suitable for you.
Functionality: Consider the functionality and features of the digital lock. Look for key features such as a robust and tamper-resistant design, a secure locking mechanism, and user-friendly operation. Consider additional features like keyless entry, access control options, and integration capabilities with other security systems if they align with your requirements.
Type and number of features the fire rated digital lock available.
Installation and Compatibility: Consider the installation requirements and compatibility of the lock with your existing door or security system. Some fire-rated digital locks may require professional installation, while others are designed for DIY installation. Verify that the lock is compatible with your door type and thickness, and check if any additional components or modifications are necessary.
Warranty and Support: Look for locks that come with a warranty from the manufacturer. A warranty indicates the manufacturer’s confidence in the product’s quality. Additionally, ensure that the lock manufacturer provides reliable customer support in case you need assistance or encounter any issues with the lock.
Price and Budget: Consider your budget while selecting a fire-rated digital lock. Prices can vary based on features, brand reputation, and certifications. Research different options available in Singapore and compare prices to find a balance between cost and the desired features and quality.

Hot-selling and most reliable fire rated digital locks

Fire rated digital lock

Hot-selling and most reliable fire rated digital locks.

1) Hafele DL7600 Lever Handle Digital Door Lock
2) Hafele PP8100 Digital Door Lock
3) Samsung SHP-DH538 Digital Lock
4) Solity GSP-2000BK Digital Door Lock
5) Solity GM-6000BKF Premium Digital Door Lock
6) Solity GP-6000BKF Digital Door Lock
7) Igloohome Mortise 2 Digital Door Lock
8) Igloohome Mortise 2+ Digital Door Lock
9) Philips Easykey 7300 Digital Lock
10) Philips Easykey 9300 Push Pull Digital Door Lock

These are the top selling tested and approved fire rated digital lock models we’re authorized with. Just visit our Fire rated digital lock page to know more, or contact us on WhatsApp or call our sales rep to understand better!