What doors does a smart lock euro cylinder fit on?
Nowadays in Europe, smart locks are more popular than ever. The smart locks are made to be easy to use, compatible with various cylinders, and can be installed quickly by an average person. Smart Lock EURO cylinder is therefore the most „complicated“ part in this story. Why? People have very different doors, including wooden doors, security doors, very old doors,… Those doors can be made also of a different color, different dimensions, etc. and all those characteristics leads to a lot of question about the compatibility of the smart lock euro cylinder.
1. What smart lock euro cylinder is compatible with my smart lock?
There’s a lot of Smart Lock EURO cylinder manufacturers around the whole which has compatible cylinders for almost any smart lock. The most important thing to know is that you do NOT need to use the cylinder which is offered together with a smart lock. Most of the electronic shops where you can buy smart locks have almost zero knowledge of the appropriate cylinders. They usually sell bundles that are made by local distributors.
The fact is that you can get a cylinder from EVVA, KABA, M&C, etc. or any other manufacturer and it will be compatible with your smart lock. Different manufacturers use different materials and technology but this is not the case that you can not choose your favorite cylinder. The most important is that it is made according to EURO cylinder standards and is suitable to use with a smart lock.
The biggest difference between standard and smart lock cylinders is that the following has a double-clutch. What is a double-clutch system? It means that you can put the keys from the inside and outside simultaneously and you can open the door with any of them.
Standard EURO Cylinder
Smart Lock EURO Cylinder
On the right image we can see a standard EURO cylinder. So what’s the difference? As you can notice that the cylinder which is suitable for mounting a smart lock have a integrated stick. It is made so that you can not use a physical key to unlock the door from the inside. That’s totally fine because you will mount a smart lock on it with ease.
2. How to replace the existing cylinder with a correct new cylinder
To replace the existing cylinder with a new one you have to check it’s length or dimensions, type, and if it fits smart lock systems. We have a created detailed step by step installation guide and video on how to replace and install a proper cylinder and how to mount the Danalock V3 smart lock to it. Please find both below:
In our YouTube video, we represent the official GERDA EURO cylinder, which was the Danalock’s partner at the time. However, this partnership has been changed and we now have official M&C cylinders in stock. The M&C cylinders are fixed to 35mm in the inside but are adjustable on the outside from 32mm to 47mm.
3. Danalock works with every smart lock cylinder
Is it possible to install Danalock V3 smart lock to my cylinder, which has not been made or recommended by Danalock? Well, yes. If it is smart lock compatible and has a double-clutch, you can mount it. It is also possible to get a SALTO adapter for Danalock v3 if the double-clutch smart lock euro cylinder is not prepared for direct smart lock use and doesn’t have a stick.
Which EURO cylinder is compatible with Danalock? We’ve already installed EVVA, GERDA, KABA, M&C, and ISEO cylinders. Both of them works like a charm. They are all made by EURO standards but they have different security grades. Depending on your needs please get more information about the cylinder, including its security grade. What security grade is recommended? Honestly, that’s up to you. If you have brand new security doors you want to install a cylinder with higher security grade. If you want to control the inside wooden door, we suggest you go with the cheapest, because you will not compromise the functionality at all.
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