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2019 Review
Danalock V3

The Danalock V3 is a stylish and powerful smart lock for its price bracket, with a range of pleasing features and native integration with most Smart Home systems if you get the Z-Wave or Zigbee enabled versions.

Overview

Retail Price $168.00
Amazon Price $199.70

16 Reviews

Available Finishes: Nickel
How does the lock connect?The Danalock V3 uses Bluetooth, Wi-Fi Via Bridge/Hub, Z-Wave Plus, and Zigbee to connect.

APPS

ECOSYSTEMS

Alexa Support?: Available
Google Assistant Support?: No
Siri & Homekit Support?: Available
Smart Watch Support? No
Airbnb Integration, Keypad separate, Long Distance Locking with add-on, Physical Key Backup, and Proximity Unlock

Out of the box Integrations

Danabridge V3, Danalock Danapad V3, VeraEdge, VeraPlus, Wink Hub 2, and Samsung SmartThings Hub 3rd Generation

Integrations available with an add-on device

Amazon Echo Plus

DOOR COMPATIBILITY

What type of door lock mechanisms does the Danalock V3 support?
Deadbolt Attachment
Not Supported
Interior Deadbolt Replacement
Supported
Complete Deadbolt Replacement
Supported
Handle (Latch/Knobs) Replacement
Not Supported
Integrated Deadbolt and Handle
Not Supported
Mortise
Not Supported
Other Install (Floor/ Wall)
Not Supported

Features & Specs

Model Number 01032001

Backup Key

Use Existing Keys

Fingerprint Access

No

Touchscreen

No

Long Distance Locking

Yes, Via Additional Hub

Autolocking

Yes


Access Codes & Users

Does the lock have access codes? Yes

The physical keypad accessory will supports up to 20 pin codes at a time



Proximity Unlocking: Yes

Any information on number of users supported?
The company says the Danalock V3 can support Unlimited number of digital keys



Airbnb Integration? Yes


Battery & Additional Specs

What kind and how many batteries does this lock have?

The Danalock V3 uses 4 CR123A batteries required. (included)

The Danalock V3 battery life is Approximately 12+ months



Lock Dimensions 2.8 x 2.5 x 2.5


Lock Weight 1.2


Security Features

What kind of security does the lock offer?

The Danalock V3 has:

AES 256 encryption, TLS 1.2. The digital keys that authenticate the Danalock V3 are stored in a HSM chip

Our Take

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Interior View

Pros

  • Four tailored versions for integration with popular smart home hubs: HomeKit & Bluetooth, Z-Wave & Bluetooth, Zigbee & Bluetooth, and Bluetooth-only.
  • Simple installation and calibration, with extensive documentation to speed things up.
  • A range of smart features including auto-unlock, twist assist, and geofencing
  • Estimated 12 months battery life.
  • Can be paired with the Danapad, a manual keypad enabling keyless entry for visitors – without downloading an app.
  • Remote locking with versions that have Z-Wave or Zigbee and future integration with their to be released DanaBridge.
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Exterior Door View

Cons

  • No remote controlling options, though this should be corrected when the Danabridge V3 Plug launches this year.
  • No native compatibility with Google Home or Amazon Alexa.
  • Loud noise during locking and unlocking.
  • Homekit version does not support auto-unlock or digital key sharing features.

Apps / Voice Commands

The Danalock V3 supports or integrates with the following apps and voice assistants:


VeraMobile

SmartThings

iOS Home App

Wink

IFTTT

Ring

Danalock


Alexa Support?: Yes , the Danalock V3 supports Alexa with the following commands

Requirements: Alexa control is enabled only when using the Danalock with Zigbee or Z-Wave Plus smart home hub.

Google Assistant Support?: No

Siri / Apple Homekit Support?: Yes, the Danalock V3 supports Apple's Homekit with Siri voice commands

Simple integrations of unlock and lock. Codes and other advanced lock features are not supported.

Requirements:

For smart home integration, requires an Apple TV (tvOS 10.0 or later) or an iPad (iOS 9.0 or later) set up as a home hub.

Watch Integration: No

Unboxing and Installation

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Whats in the box.


What tools do I need to install this lock?
You will need Philips screwdriver, Masking Tape to install Danalock V3


What are the locks dimensions?
The Danalock V3 is 2.8 x 2.5 x 2.5 in size.


FAQ / Support


Danalock V3 Main Image

Bottom Line

The Danalock V3 is a good all-rounder in the smart lock game. There are four versions (Homekit, Z-Wave, Zigbee, and Bluetooth-only) so you can align it with your smart home setup. It takes 10 minutes to install, and the auto-unlock and twist-assist features make it feel truly ‘smart’. Danalock supports unlimited occupants and users can share digital keys to grant temporary access to visitors.

Unfortunately, the auto-unlock and digital keys features remain unavailable on the Homekit version. Combined with reports of inconsistent performance from buyers, the Danalock V3 falls just below our top-tier recommendations.

Your Options

Comparisons

How do the different Danalock V3 models compare?

Danalock V3 Bluetooth Smart Lock
Danalock V3 Bluetooth & Z-Wave Smart Lock
Danalock V3 Bluetooth & Zigbee Smart Lock
Danalock V3 BTHK Silver US (HomeKit)
Danalock V3 Bluetooth Smart Lock
Danalock V3 Bluetooth & Z-Wave Smart Lock
Danalock V3 Bluetooth & Zigbee Smart Lock
Danalock V3 BTHK Silver US (HomeKit)
$172.95
$199.70
$229.95
$215.78
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16 Reviews
6 Reviews
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Connectivity Type
Bluetooth
Bluetooth & Z-Wave
Bluetooth & Zigbee
Bluetooth & Homekit
Alexa Support
Siri Voice Commands
Google Assistant Support?
Custom code support?
Keypad Support
Needs add-on keypad accessory.
Needs add-on keypad accessory.
Needs add-on keypad accessory.
Only by sharing access to your HomeKit
Works with iOS App? (9.0 or later)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes Only compatible with Danalock app (iOS) for locking and unlocking. Set up and operate the Danalock with Apple's Home app.
Works with Android app (5.1 or later?)
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Auto Unlock?
Yes
Yes
Yes
Only Apple's automation features are available
$172.95
$199.70
$229.95
$215.78
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Danalock V3 Bluetooth Smart Lock
Danalock V3 Bluetooth Smart Lock
$172.95
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Connectivity Type
Bluetooth
Alexa Support
Siri Voice Commands
Google Assistant Support?
Custom code support?
Keypad Support
Needs add-on keypad accessory.
Works with iOS App? (9.0 or later)
Yes
Works with Android app (5.1 or later?)
Yes
Auto Unlock?
Yes
$172.95
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Danalock V3 Bluetooth & Z-Wave Smart Lock
Danalock V3 Bluetooth & Z-Wave Smart Lock
$199.70
16 Reviews
Connectivity Type
Bluetooth & Z-Wave
Alexa Support
Siri Voice Commands
Google Assistant Support?
Custom code support?
Keypad Support
Needs add-on keypad accessory.
Works with iOS App? (9.0 or later)
Yes
Works with Android app (5.1 or later?)
Yes
Auto Unlock?
Yes
$199.70
Danalock V3 Bluetooth & Zigbee Smart Lock
Danalock V3 Bluetooth & Zigbee Smart Lock
$229.95
6 Reviews
Connectivity Type
Bluetooth & Zigbee
Alexa Support
Siri Voice Commands
Google Assistant Support?
Custom code support?
Keypad Support
Needs add-on keypad accessory.
Works with iOS App? (9.0 or later)
Yes
Works with Android app (5.1 or later?)
Yes
Auto Unlock?
Yes
$229.95
Danalock V3 BTHK Silver US (HomeKit)
Danalock V3 BTHK Silver US (HomeKit)
$215.78
-
-
Connectivity Type
Bluetooth & Homekit
Alexa Support
Siri Voice Commands
Google Assistant Support?
Custom code support?
Keypad Support
Only by sharing access to your HomeKit
Works with iOS App? (9.0 or later)
Yes Only compatible with Danalock app (iOS) for locking and unlocking. Set up and operate the Danalock with Apple's Home app.
Works with Android app (5.1 or later?)
No
Auto Unlock?
Only Apple's automation features are available
$215.78
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Option 2) Add Remote Locking

Do you want the added convenience of remote locking options and integrations with other smart home hubs? Choose either the locks with Zigbee or Z-Wave support and add a smart home hub from below.

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Option 3) Add a Keypad & Access Codes

Need one-use and timed codes for deliveries or for guests? Add their accessory to enable this for your Danalock lock or save a bit of $$ and buy as a package.

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Option 4) Add a compatible smart home hub

These hubs integrate with the Danalock and help with remote controlling the locks and connecting your door to other security or other smart devices in your home for a complete smart home system.

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