More and more brands are beginning to introduce new smart locks, and you don’t always have to choose a popular model just because it’s the best seller. Today, we are going to compare two different smart locks – Danalock V3 vs Nuki 2.0. Although their names may not sound familiar to you, they do have their own advantages. Let’s see if they are able to catch up to those hot-selling models in the smart lock race.
Danalock V3 vs Nuki 2.0 Smart Lock Comparison – Design
You don’t have to check out the specs and you will notice that the Nuki smart lock looks a bit bulky. It consists of two parts, the smart lock is on the top and there is a black 60mm * 60mm battery base under the lock. Although the product looks pretty big, the good news is that it won’t affect the upper handle at all.
When it comes to the design of the Danalock V3, it’s a pretty compact and classic smart lock with silver coating, and it kind of looks like the August lock. The size of this smart lock is perfect and it’s more aesthetic than the Nuki 2.0. According to the official specs, the Danalock V3’s dimension is 53 mm x 53 mm x 32 mm, which is barely larger than a traditional door lock that requires a keyhole. Besides size, the Danalock V3 is pretty lightweight too and it only weighs 130 grams.
Danalock V3 vs Nuki 2.0 Smart Lock – Nuki Has Easier Installation Process
If you ask me what smart lock is the most convenient to install, the Nuki 2.0 is the one — but the Nuki smart lock does not have any advanced installing technology, the Nuki 2.0 smart lock work with your existing deadbolt and key, so you don’t have to remove your existing lock entirely.
And the Nuki 2.0 comes with two mounting plates, both of them are easy to use. You can choose screws or adhesives to install the plates. The whole process will only take 3 – 5 minutes, and there are no tools that need to be prepared.
The installation of the Danalock V3 is not extremely challenging, but it does need more adjustments and calibration compared to Nuki 2.0. You need to remove the faceplate of your old lock and replace it with the Danalock. And Danalock claims that you should use a screwdriver and tapes to get the job done.
Danalock V3 vs Nuki 2.0 – Features
Nuki 2.0 Comes with More Technologies
The initial purpose of installing a smart home door lock is to have smart control of our door and get more secure. The Danalock V3 and Nuki 2.0 are both decent in locking and unlocking via smartphones remotely, and they both provide great smart home integration.
Although the Danalock V3 is already a reliable option, the Nuki 2.0 still takes the lead in technology. First, the Nuki 2.0 adopts the new Bluetooth 5.0 technology to ensure more stable connectivity and faster response time. And the Nuki 2.0 is compatible with smart assistants including Apple HomeKit, Amazon Alexa, and Google Assistant thanks to its great integration. Moreover, Having the Nuki 2.0 work with Doorbird and Ring doorbell is also effortless too.
Besides, the Nuki 2.0 smart lock comes with more smart features which you may not get directly from the Danalock V3. For example, the assigning keys function and the auto-unlock function are built-in in the Nuki 2.0 while you need to buy a separate Danalock module to achieve those features.
Danalock V3 Has Zigbee or Z-Wave Models
The Danalock V3 has two versions, one has Zigbee and one has Z-Wave. The benefit of it is that you can connect to some smart home devices without a hub. And it is more convenient and budget-friendly if you’ve already had a smart home system.
And another small advantage that the Danalock V3 has is that it is equipped with motorized locking assistance, this allows you to manually unlock and lock the door more conveniently.
Nuki Has Better Accessories
Both Danalock and Nuki provide accessories separate-sold to enhance the features and performance of their door locks, and Nuki clearly does better in this race. Nuki offers Nuki Opener for existing intercom in apartments, Nuki box that makes existing electric door opener smart, a keypad that shares access code, and Nuki Fob that remotely unlock/lock via Bluetooth.
Danalock V3 vs Nuki 2.0 – Price
I thought the pricing for the Nuki 2.0 is higher than the Danalock V3 in the first place. However, it is not true. The price of the Nuki Combo 2.0 (smart lock+bridge) is 269 € on their site, which is around 318 dollars. While the price of the Danalock V3 on Amazon is 229 dollars, but if you need the bridge, you will have to spend another $139.
Danalock V3 and Nuki 2.0 are two smart locks that are selling well in Europe and the states, and they offer smart security for doors nicely. But I like the Nuki 2.0 better since it has more features and better smart integration for voice assistants and doorbells.
A common drawback of these two smart locks is that they don’t have a built-in WiFi module so a bridge is needed. And Nuki’s design is bulky for smart locks these days. Fortunately, they are both reliable to use for securing your doors.