Step by Step Guide on Fingerprint Door Lock Installation

Aside from wireless and pin code door locks, there are also fingerprint door locks available in the market. Fingerprint door lock is considered one of the safest ways to locked your home and avoid burglary. Why? Since human fingerprints are unique and thoroughly detailed, no one can easily copy it.

In installing fingerprint door lock, you must familiarize yourself with the tool you will be using such as:

  1. Crosshead screwdriver
  2. Wood chisel
  3. Ruler / Tape Measure
  4. Mallet
  5. Pliers
  6. Pencil
  7. Drill
  8. 88mm and 25mm drill bit

Tip: Before starting of installation, make sure that you’ve checked all the parts of the fingerprint door lock to see if there’s any broken and/or missing parts.

Step 1 – Application of Template

To apply the template, first you have to tape it to the more and fold it on the right line. When satisfied, mark and drill the holes. You may use the chisel to clear the line of 4mm x 8mm holes into a single slot.

Step 2 – Position and Fixation of the Latch

On positioning and fixing of latch, mark the central point located on the center line of the latch on the door edge. Drill a 25mm hole at an 85mm depth before inserting the latch into the hole.

You can now remove the latch and cut a 3mm rebate so that the face plate will fit with the door. When done, you can secure the latch with the wood screws.

Step 3 – Latch Support

Fit in the latch support post in first hole for a right-handed hung door or the other hole if it’s a left-handed hung door. Now, in fitting in the backplate to a left-handed door, the blue screw must go in and vice versa for the right-handed door.

Step 4 – Position of the Spindle

To position the spindle, select the one that will suit the thickness of your existing door. After which, insert the spindle through the slot in the door and guarantee that it’s engaged with the latch correctly for the hand of the door.

Step 5 – Fixation of Lock

To suit the thickness of the doors, you must cut the fixing bolts appropriately, enabling one threaded section to screw into the lock case. Hold both the lock case and backplate with the spindle in position. Now, with the use of fixing bolts, screw the backplate.

Tip: Before tightening, check that the lock is vertical and test it to guarantee that it moves smoothly. Do not try to close the door until you are definite that the lock or code is working. And also, do not over tighten or this may distort parts of the lock.

Step 6 – Fixation of the Strike Plate

In fixing the strike plate, position it to the door so that it is in line with the flat of the latch bolt. After this step, mark the inner and outer edges of the strike plate and cut at least 1mm rebate for the strike plate to fit with the door frame.

Now, you can cut or drill a recess for the latch bolt. Using a one wood screw, fit the strike plate and ensure that it is correctly position. If you’re sure that it sits correctly, you may now tighten it using the second wood screw.

Step 7 – Installation of Batteries

Put the batteries before installing the battery cover. When done, test the door handle to see if it’s working correctly. If not, take a look with the instruction material provided to see if any similar cases were mentioned and what are the appropriate solutions for it.

Step 8 – Fingerprint Installation

To start with, register an Admin Fingerprint by pressing “0” before putting the finger on the scanner. Press “1” then “1” again and do not remove the finger until the blue comes on. If red light comes flashing, it means the registration is unsuccessful.

To register a user, press “0” then place the finger on the scanner. Then press “1” and after that press “2” and do not remove until the blue light flashes. In registering the guest, you may repeat the same step and choose “3” after “0” and “1”.

Step 9 – Registration of Pin code

All system comes with pin code registration as a backup. To put your pin code, press “0” and place the Admin finger on the scanner then press “3” then put your desired pin code. If green light flashes, it means it has successfully registered. If red, repeat the process.

Step 10 – Emergency Key

Some fingerprint door locks come with emergency key access in case fingerprint and pin code won’t work. Remove the screw from the key access with the provided wrench. Slide the handle out to expose the emergency key. Then put the emergency key to the key access emergency key to open the door.

Tip: Keep your emergency keys where you can easily locate it.

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