The ZKTeco DL30Bl is a fingerprint lock with voice-guided feature, which makes operation very easy and quick. It uses the mechanical anti-theft mortise with one latch and two security deadbolts, that allows users to lock the door from both indoor and outdoor. Packed various approaches to open the door, such as with fingerprint, password, card and key.
Various access for your convenience – password/card/key/smart phone
Enhanced security by random password for code access
Idle handle design to prevent from forcible entry
Voice guide for easier and more convenient use
Voice volume is adjustable, includes mute mode
Smart alarm for low battery & illegal operation
Normal open mode
Slow to unlock
Hard to connect
User profiles are unconsolidateable and redundant
It’s a responsive capable smart-lock, packed with the features and functions and is by far the sleekest and most elegant looking, but misses on the execution.
So Close, but Nope
First problem, User passwords are restricted to 6 digit numbers, I want 4. Every NFC key, phone, and passcode needs an individual user profile, I want 1 that has all three modes. I now have to make 3 users just for me.
The build quality feels very solid and the touch pad is very responsive. The smartphone app is a bit cumbersome to navigate and some sections are hidden under 4 or touches, inefficient, but it does work. The app also won’t let you to add additional passcodes or NFC card users, you have to to modify them once they’re added manually.
You have to open the app, select the lock, and pray it connects. Setting up the lock in the app is another struggle. Even with my phone sitting on top of the lock, I had to pair it six times before it paired. I also noted the instructions are complicated and ambiguous at best. Unlocking the door with a phone is shockingly slow and unresponsive. It sits there a connecting for a while before it allows you to unlock. I thought it was stuck at first.
The Final Thought
I wanted to protect my collection of hot sauces and sneakers, smartlock will do I thought. I originally thought I was testing this lock, but the only thing being tested is my patience.