Gateman Digital Lock Review 2022 | Gateman vs Starke Comparison

Are you tired of carrying a bunch of keys around? Or constantly worrying about someone breaking into your home? Then maybe it’s time to upgrade your door lock to something more modern. Technology has completely revolutionised door locks as we know them. So why not get a digital lock with some completely mind-blowing features? But with so many options available and every company trying to sell their products as the best, it may be challenging to find the ideal door lock for your needs.

Starke and Gateman are two of the top brands renowned for their quality products. They offer solid options, with some of the most popular being  Starke’s Large-Door Lock-Starke Seamless™ Länge and Gateman’s Assa Abloy Gateman G-Grab scan+ digital lock.

Large-Door Lock-Starke Seamless™ Länge Overview

Assa Abloy Gateman G-Grab scan+

Let’s compare the two models.

Large-Door Lock-Starke Seamless™ Länge vs Samsung SHS-H505 

Large-Door Lock-Starke Seamless™ Länge Overview

Starke is a well-respected brand renowned for its quality products and excellent customer service. Its German-engineered door locks have made their mark on the market by providing a balance of elegance and functionality. 

The Starke Seamless™ Länge follows in the same footsteps, embracing practicality and safety as its key strengths. It is equipped with state-of-the-art features, like a fingerprint unlock option that grants you a one-touch entry in an impressive 0.5 seconds and can store up to a hundred fingerprints. The Seamless Lange has five access modes, visitor access tracking, and auto-locking, among other features.

This medley of functionality and premium user experience has seen this Starke lock cement its place as customers’ top choice and was ranked the top digital lock in Singapore. It has won awards such as ‘Top 10 Digital locks in Singapore’ by The Smart Local, ‘Number 1 Digital Lock for Design and Value’ by Drum it Loud, and ‘Top 10 Digital Locks for Modern Homes’ by The Wedding Vow.

Pros

  • Break-in Alarm
  • Voice Guide
  • User Unlock Records
  • LCD Screen Display Date and Time
  • Multiple Access Modes (Pincode, Fingerprint, RFID, Mobile App, Keys)
  • Remote Unlocking
  • One-Time passcode
  • Visitor Entry Tracking
  • Anti-Rust Coating
  • Back-up Power Supply
  • Automatic Relocking
  • Long Battery Life

Cons

  • No Child-Proof Lock
  • No Remote Control

Assa Abloy Gateman G-Grab scan+

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Gateman specialises in providing a range of electronic gadgets, including door locks. The Assa Abloy Gateman G-Grab scan+ is one of their top-spec door locks.

This smart lock provides three access options: a pin code, fingerprint, and card access. A fourth optional purchase option includes a remote RF controller covering a range of 20 metres. The fingerprint option is pretty decent, and allows up to 100 fingerprints. It also has a voice guide feature that lets you select between English and Chinese. 

Pros

  • Automatic Locking
  • Voice Guide
  • Emergency/backup power supply
  • Warranty
  • Break-in alarm
  • Three access modes (Pin, Card, Fingerprint)

Cons

  • Limited Access Options
  • No Visitor Access 
  • No Child Proof Lock

Which Is Better?

Safety (Verdict: The Large-Door Lock-Starke Seamless™ Länge)

Starke focusses on safety, equipping their lock with a variety of safety features, including mobile app control, automatic relocking, break-in alarm, and alert of attempted unauthorised access. Its most notable safety features are user unlock records and visitor tracking. On the other hand, the Gateman’s lock comes with a range of safety features, such as automatic relocking and break-in alarm.

Starke offers full control of your lock through the mobile app

While both locks guarantee the safety of your home, having undergone thorough quality tests, the Gateman’s additional security features fade in comparison to its competitor. Its failure to send an alert in case of attempted unauthorised access sees it lose out to the Starke door lock.

Services (Verdict: The Large-Door Lock-Starke Seamless™ Länge)

Starke provides free delivery to their customers on the same day as the lock installation, which is also free. Moreover, they offer two years of warranty and accept deposits from their customers. With Gateman, on the other hand, you might get free delivery depending on the retailer you are buying from, and if you are lucky, they may also accept deposits. A further letdown is that their warranty is only valid for a year.

Starke offers their clients guaranteed free delivery and installation and accepts deposits from clients who cannot afford to pay for their locks upfront. These factors, coupled with their lengthier warranty, ensure they top the customer service category.

Practicality and Convenience (Verdict: Starke Seamless™ Länge)

Starke is constantly looking to integrate new technology into its products, and the Seamless Länge is no exception. Ranging from mobile app integration, the diversity in the unlocking modes ensures you never have to worry about getting locked out of your own house again. Other cool features that improve user experience are the voice guide and the LCD screen display that shows the time and date. The Gateman also comes equipped with several convenience features, notably the remote-control option. It also has a voice guide available in both Chinese and English. 

The Starke door lock offers more unlock options than its competitor; this, coupled with the LCD screen display on their locks, ensures they easily win in this category. 

Design (Verdict: Tie)

Starke Seamless™ Länge vs Assa Abloy Gateman G-Grab scan+

The Starke Seamless™ Länge sports an old-school look with its rectangular design and traditional door handle, providing an insight into the resulting elegance when old meets new technology. In contrast, the Assa Abloy Gateman G-Grab scan+ boasts a more modern look while preserving the conventional door handle. Its rounded edges give it a sleek look.

Conclusion

The Starke Seamless™ Länge and Assa Abloy Gateman G-Grab scan+ offer solid options for anyone in the market looking for a door lock. The remote-control feature offered by Gateman is pretty cool, but Starke easily tops it with their mobile app integration, which does not restrict you to within 20 metres of the door.

Perhaps the most crucial factor in your decision is the price disparity. At $559.90, the Starke door lock comes significantly cheaper than the Gateman, which retails at $838.00. The Starke Seamless™ Länge offers more features than its Gateman competitor and costs a lot less, making it perfect for anyone looking to get value for their money.

Be sure to check out Starke’s website for more information about the Seamless Lange and other products.

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