Ultraloq UL3 BT Bluetooth Enabled Fingerprint & Touchscreen Door Lock

Last updated: September 29, 2021

Ultraloq UL3 BT Bluetooth Enabled Fingerprint & Touchscreen Door Lock

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We looked at the top Door Locks and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Door Lock you should buy.

Overall Take

You get five different options with the Ultraloq Bluetooth Fingerprint & Touchscreen Lock, including key code, fingerprint and key, making it ideal for households with children. You can also monitor who enters your house throughout the day using a log available through the app. If you have an iPhone, you can also gain entry just by tapping on your phone four times, even if it's in your pocket.

In our analysis of 63 expert reviews, the Ultraloq Touchscreen Door Lock placed 6th when we looked at the top 11 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

UL3 BT Bluetooth Enabled Fingerprint and Touchscreen Smart Lever Lock (Satin Nickel) 5-in-1 Keyless Entry Features Advanced Fingerprint Identification AdvAnti-peep Password Knock / Shake to Open Up to 1 Year Battery Life Advanced Fingerprint Identification Everyone’s fingerprint is unique and no one can steal it from you. Our advanced fingerprint technology uses a scratchproof, dustproof and waterproof sensor to make unlocking easy and secure. 95 fingerprints can be enrolled. Identifies you in less than 0.5 second and works well for kids and the elder. Anti-peep Password “Anti-peep password” ensures that strangers can’t steal your password by looking at worn-out keypad digits or watching you nearby when you enter the password. This function allows the user to type in any number of random digits, and can still gain access as long as the 1 correct password is embedded in the longer set of numbers. Knock / Shake to Open Knock to Open: You don’t have to open app. Just knock on your phone four times, even when it’s in your pocket and you’re in. (For iOS only). Shake to Open: You can just wakeup your smartphone’s screen and shake your phone to unlock your door. No need to open U-tec app. (For Android only). Up to 1 Year Battery Life 3 AA batteries. Up to 8,000 times access. Low battery alerts on OLED display and App. Keyless Entry Keyless Entry U-tec App enables you to unlock your door with your smartphone. Keyless Entry Keyless Entry Manager Users View Users Share Ekey Share Ekey Log Records Log Records Ultraloq Side View / Installation Easy Setup and DIY Installation Designed for DIY installation No wiring. No drilling. It only takes a screwdriver (included in the box) and minutes to bring unmatched security, style and convenience to your door. Works With Most Standard Doors Fit standard interior doors prepped with a single bore hole. Door thickness between 1-3/8″~1-3/4″. Optional deadbolt cover plate available for replacing existing deadbolt on standard exterior doors. Reversible Handle Suitable for both left-handed and right-handed doors. More Features Match Your Home Aesthetic Premium Metal Construction Weatherproof Exterior Assembly Three Locking Modes: Auto Relock, Passage & Lockout Auto Wakeup Fingerprint Sensor Intuitive OLED Screen Free Smartphone App Compatible with iOS and Android

Expert Reviews


What experts liked

Ranks first on the list is the Ultraloq UL3. This lock is featured with the display as well as the alarm that indicate the battery status. With the innovative technology equipped, you can check the logs activity via App as well. The locking methods are up to 5 different choices. 18 months warranty.
This is a 5-in-1 keyless entry smart lock that allows you to open the door in a variety of ways including code, fingerprint, knock, key, and smartphone. You can easily see the log through Ultraloq App. The power consumed by the battery is low and its life is long. It makes use of a dustproof, scratchproof, and waterproof sensor in order to simplify the unlocking. You will get identified in less than 0.5 seconds and the lock functions well even for children and old-aged people.
Attractive price it is also a great option for anyone with a limited budget. You can find this model in satin nickel or aged bronzed color to match your door. It is easy to install with no wiring needed, will fit most doors and can easily adjust for both left or right handed doors.
Said to be “true keyless” for the most extreme adaptability and adaptation. You may use fingerprint, code, key or cell phone to open. You can simply tap on your phone to open the door, even if it is in your pocket. 95 fingerprints can be entered.
Unaffected by water hence proved to be Water resistant or Waterproof. Defiant to dust real keyless is Dustproof. Lifetime mechanical warranty.
One of the few best fingerprint door sensors that you will find at a friendly price. There is an advanced fingerprint identification, intuitive OLED display, and anti-peep touch keypad technology on this lock. Therefore, you enjoy flexibility as you are not just restricted to one security means as is the case with other similar products on the market.
Makes use of smart lock technology, but decides to go a different route. Instead of relying on a smartphone application, Ultraloq builds its capabilities right into the locking mechanism itself
Functions well and is really one of the best on the market.The keyless entry feature is a bit unique, you just knock on your phone and it’ll open quickly and easily. There’s also a keypad for those who want to let others into their home when they’re away. Even the key hole is hidden and at a fairly hard angle to pick.
3-In-1 Smart Door provides users with the flexibility of operating the door lock with code, mechanical key or fingerprints. You can comfortably add up to 95 codes and 95 fingerprints. Hidden keyhole that provides an extra layer of security just in case, hackers compromise this lock. It is pretty simple to install and use this lock on either left-handed or right-handed door, courtesy of the reversible handle design.
Perfect lock system for a rental property that sees many people coming and going. With the ability to use fingerprint, keys, or passcodes, this is one of the more versatile locks available.
Wide compatibility is the main feature of this smart lock. Can be opened using a remote control which is compatible with the smart app that is connected using Bluetooth technology. While away you will get real-time updates on what is happening on your door.
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3-in-1 flexibility since it can function based on code, fingerprint or mechanical key. Durable, dustproof and waterproof design.
It has a long battery life. It is equipped with a low battery alarm which notifies you whenever the battery is about to die.
Unlocks with a fingerprint reader, numeric touchscreen, or mechanical key. It also works with Bluetooth so you can access it through your smartphone, which you can’t do with many other biometric locks. You can even shake your phone (Android) or knock on your phone (iOS) to unlock the door.
Has been rated among the top five locks, which can be used outside. This is because it has a weatherproof and OLED display, for easy interpretation. Another amazing feature to make you buy this lock is that you can unlock your door, by knocking your phone. This applies even when the phone is in the pocket.
You have five unlocking options, to your convenience. It is weatherproof, hence suitable for indoor and outdoor use. Its battery life is long and when the battery is about to die, you will get an alert.
Flexible convenient five-in-one keyless smart lock. Very easy to use and maintain. Durable weatherproof construction. Has a great plush look for interior décor. Has a long battery life (up to one year). Can have multiple users. Includes key for backup. Comes with a lifetime mechanical warranty and limited electronic warranty. Uses state-of-the-art technology.
Many locks can be used on one app. Clone users to additional locks. Rated for all weather types - from -31F to 158F. Keypad lights up when senses hand in front of it. Manufacturer states there is a 1 year battery life using 3 AA batteries.
It looks great. The various finishes really look classy and neat. It offers multiple ways to open the door. It’s easy to install.
Features a rust-resistant and robust construction which makes it extremely durable and long-lasting. This is a 5-in-1 masterpiece which offers a plethora of entry and exit options for the user.
You can order the lock in either stainless steel or else an aged bronze, and you can also choose to have it expertly set up for no extra charge to you.

What experts didn't like

Warranty starts from the original purchase date rather than the delivery date, which is a required contract. The locking mechanism is not up to the standard. Multiple tries with phone, keypad, and fingerprint sometimes unable to open.
Smartphone does not work as an e-lock. Not compatible with other smart home systems like Z-wave or Zigbee. No anti-tamper alarm.
A bit expensive. Doesn’t interface with a wider network of devices.
It is a bit costly.
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Even though it has a Bluetooth feature, it needs a bit of improvisation.
No option to make additional key copies. Con BulletBeeps every time the door is opened or closed. Con BulletDoor handle lock only, not a deadbolt.
No ANSI certification yet.
Keypad can be difficult to read when the sun is out; you need to cover it for some shade. You cannot change or delete users using the iOS app. Fingerprint and Bluetooth may fail when the lock has been rained on. The handle is not ideal for storm doors (it sticks too far). You cannot send code to another Bluetooth device.
No remote access unless you get the additional bridge. The finish could start to pit and peel should it be exposed to weather directly for an extended period. No ANSI or BHMA rating to determine the strength or durability. Not compatible with smart home automation.
Price. This isn’t exactly cheap. You can’t use unlock the door from your office. So if you have a visitor when you’re out, you may have to give them a new number to let them in. You can’t schedule unlocking hours. This means you can’t limit the use of a particular number code or fingerprint to just the daytime hours or for the weekends.
Very expensive. Large lock.

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Overview

If you’ve ever been locked out of your home, you probably know the frustration that comes with traditional door locks. But newer locks remove this risk, using key codes, fingerprint recognition and even Bluetooth connectivity to keep your home safe without the inconvenience of keys.

But before you invest in a high-tech lock, there are some simple things you should consider.

“The lock should have a wear-resistant screen or buttons,” says home expert Vicki Liston.  “It doesn’t make sense to set up a lock and have a secret code if the buttons show wear or the screen leaves your fingerprints. Intruders need only to look at the wear patterns or fingerprints to narrow down their PIN guesses.”

There are multiple types of door locks available. It starts with the type of knob. Traditionally, front doors came with knobs that you turned to open the door. But over time, that setup has been replaced with levers, which are more attractive and easier to operate, especially for those with arthritis. Just a simple downward push opens the door once you’ve unlocked it.

Unlike knobs, levers must be installed facing a specific direction — a requirement that can be tricky considering doors can have the hinges on either the right or left side. Many levers are reversible, allowing you to install it to match the way your own door faces. Make sure the lever you choose can be set up to work with your own door.

Many consumers now prefer keyless locks that allow them to unlock the door using a code or biometrics like a fingerprint sensor. One of the top complaints from consumers after buying keyless door locks is battery life. Check into the battery type and amount that’s required before you buy. You should also make sure you buy a lock that will still let you into your house if your battery dies.

Consider the location of the lock’s battery compartment before you buy.

“Ensure the battery compartment sits on the interior part of the door so that it isn’t subjected to outside temperatures,” says Liston. “A cold battery will lose its charge much faster than a room temperature battery.”

You should also check the thickness of your door before choosing a lock. Some are limited as to how far they can reach, so if you have an oversized door, you could be disappointed. Some keypad-based locks also won’t work on metal doors due to the way they’re built to prevent the lock from moving around. A little due diligence on the front end can save you time and frustration.

You’ll also want to consider the hardware used to install your new door lock, says Liston.

“The no-nonsense way of getting past a lock is to kick it in — seriously,” she says. “If your lock has a strike plate with only 0.25-inch long screws holding it into the door frame, a swift kick will dislodge the screws and your thief has open access. Look for a lock with much longer anchoring screws so they hold tight to the frame.  Four 3-inch screws should be your minimum length.”

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