Smart homes are becoming increasingly popular, with many homeowners looking for ways to automate and control various aspects of their home. One area that has seen significant advancements is home security, with smart locks and digital locks offering new ways to secure and control access to the home. In this blog post, we'll explore the key differences between smart locks and digital locks.

Digital Locks

Digital locks are typically keypad-based locks that require a code to be entered to unlock the door. These locks can be standalone or integrated into a larger security system, and are often used in commercial or industrial settings. Digital locks have been around for many years and are a popular choice for those looking for a basic level of security.

Smart Locks

Smart locks, on the other hand, are a newer technology that offer a range of features beyond basic access control. Smart locks use wireless communication protocols such as Wi-Fi or Bluetooth to connect to the internet and can be controlled remotely using a smartphone app or a virtual assistant like Apple Home, Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant.

Compared to digital lock, smart locks often offer features such as:

  1. Keyless Entry One of the main benefits of smart locks is keyless entry. With a smart lock, you can unlock your door using a smartphone app or a code, eliminating the need for physical keys. This is especially useful if you need to give someone access to your home while you're away or if you frequently misplace your keys.

  2. Remote Access Smart locks can be controlled remotely using a smartphone app, allowing you to lock or unlock your door from anywhere. This can be useful if you need to let someone into your home while you're away or if you need to check whether you locked the door.

  3. User Access Control Smart locks allow you to create multiple user profiles and control who has access to your home and when. You can set up temporary access codes for guests or service providers, or revoke access for someone who no longer needs it.

  4. Integration with Smart Home Systems Smart locks can be integrated with other smart home systems, such as security cameras and home automation systems. This allows you to create custom routines or automate certain tasks, such as locking the door when you leave or unlocking it when you arrive home.

  5. Security Features Smart locks often have advanced security features such as tamper alarms, anti-pick locks, and encryption. Some smart locks also have a built-in camera that can capture images of anyone who tries to enter your home without permission.


In Australia, Aqara now offering 2 smart locks to help customer with home security and explore much more smart home automation features by integrating with other smart home devices.

Aqara Smart Lock A100

The Aqara Smart Lock A100 is a popular smart lock that offers a range of features that make it ideal for smart home applications. The A100 has a minimalist design that fits in well with modern homes, and offers features such as keyless entry, remote access, user access control, and integration with smart home systems. The A100 also has advanced security features such as an anti-peeping password function that allows you to enter random numbers before or after the actual password to prevent others from stealing your password.

Aqara Smart Lock D100

The Aqara Smart Lock D100 is a flagship door lock from Aqara that boasts many of the same features as the A100 model. However, it offers a more traditional design, with a premium metal unibody construction that can complement homes with a classic aesthetic. The D100 also features a fully-automatic lock body, making it easy to lock and unlock your door with just a push or pull. Additionally, the D100 comes with a built-in alarm system that can detect any attempts to force open the door, and sends an alert to your smartphone, providing an added layer of security.

If you're looking for a smart lock to improve your home security and explore the benefits of smart home automation, check out Aqara's smart lock section to find the right fit for your home.