3 Best Types of Electronic Door Locks for Hotel Rooms and Apartments, How to Choose?

In recent years, the most commonly used and best types of electronic door locks for hotel rooms and apartments are TEMIC card hotel locks, Mifare card hotel locks, and Bluetooth Smart Lock.

Last Updated on August 22, 2023 by Vincent Zhu

Hotel room door locks are also widely used in apartments, Airbnb, and rental houses.

But many people don’t know how to choose suitable right locks for hotel rooms or apartments and don’t know how to manage all locks Effectively.

This article will detail all three types of door locks for hotel rooms, comparing their characteristics, advantages of key card locks, disadvantages, and using technology.

I hope to help our customers be exact when buying hotel lock systems. Know which type of hotel lock for their new hotel project.

1, TEMIC key card locks for hotel Rooms

TEMIC key card door locks for hotel rooms use TEMIC technology and TEMIC cards as door-opening methods.
TEMIC card is a low-cost, readable, and writable radio frequency IC card.

The card only has encryption control for write operations. A kind of RF card with a working frequency 125kHz can be encrypted; 224 bits can read and write EEPROM, divided into seven blocks of 32 bits each, unique 64-bit serial number.


  • Because radio waves complete the power supply to the card and the reading and writing operations, it is convenient to use with no contact with the reader. It overcomes the shortcomings of contact IC cards, such as fear of water, dust, and damage.
  • The system has high stability, long service life, and is easy to use.
  • The cost of the Temic card and reading module is relatively low.
  • A TEMIC card reader is cheaper than a MIFARE1 card reader, so most hotels adopt it.
  • It uses widely in intelligent RFID-based hotel door lock systems. Applicable to mid-range hotels, apartments, government agencies, guest houses, etc.

3 Best Types of Electronic Door Locks for Hotel Rooms and Apartments,

ShineACS TEMIC Key Card Hotel locks

2, Mifare RFID-Based Door Locks for Hotel Rooms

MIFARE card locks for hotel rooms are currently the world’s most used. It has the most mature technology, the most stable performance, and the most significant memory capacity of an inductive intelligent IC card.

Working frequency: 13.56 MHz, 1 Kbyte EEPROM, divided into 16 blocks per region, 16 bytes per block, two keys per sector (per application), support for multi-application scenarios of critical classification; each card has a unique 32-bit serial number.

  • Good anti-counterfeiting, high confidentiality, large capacity, 16 partitions are independently encrypted.
  • The data of each zone runs independently without affecting each other, easy to operate.
  • High security: data stream encrypted transmission, three mutual authentications, two-way Verification mechanism.
  • One Hotel key card can be used simultaneously for hotel check-in, bus payment, small payment, access control, and attendance.
  • It is suitable for enterprises, hotels, campuses, intelligent communities, and various multi-system integration occasions requiring a card’s implementation.
  • It is also ideal for financial institutions and other places that need high system security.
  • MIFARE card is generally suitable for star hotels or units requiring card functions due to its high security, large capacity, independent encryption of 16 partitions, and independent data operation in each area.
  • MIFARE card is widely used in the Mifare key door locks for hotel rooms. Suitable for mid-to-high-end hotels or large-scale intelligent hotels that need to implement the “One Card System” function truly

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ShineACS Mifare RFID-Based Hotel Door Locks for Hotel Rooms

Do you want to know how to choose between Temic hotel locks and Mifare hotel locks?

Check this article: Mifare Hotel Lock VS Temic Hotel Lock, What’s Difference, and How to Choose?

3, Bluetooth Smart Door Locks for Apartment and Hotel Rooms

Every Bluetooth smart lock for an apartment or hotel room must install the APP management system and requires a gateway to cooperate with WIFI to achieve networking.

It is also widely used in serviced apartments, AIR B & B, and rental houses.


The most significant advantage of the BlueTooth electronic door locks with remote control is that they can remotely perform remote management operations on the Bluetooth lock through the APP. 

  • When the administrator receives the customer’s booked property information, he can send key details, hotel room information, etc., to the guests remotely through the management system by mobile phone.
  • Hotel guests receive the electronic key or password sent by the administrator. They can unlock the hotel room with a phone when they arrive at the room.
  • Each time they open the door, they record the opening, including the user’s nickname, key, password attributes, and door opening time. Staff, you can view the first records in real-time.
  • After checking out, you can delete the authorization password remotely.

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ShineACS Bluetooth Smart Door Locks

So, if you want to replace or upgrade your old hotel lock system, the mobile app Bluetooth hotel door locks are a good choice.

If you want to buy and use Bluetooth smart door locks for apartments and hotels, please check our TThotel mobile check-in lock system.

4, Ultimate Recommendations for choosing locks for hotel rooms and apartments

After comparing several electronic door locks commonly used in hotels and apartments currently on the market, I hope you can choose the right hotel lock type according to your situation when choosing hotel locks.

Also, taking into account factors such as price, technology, service life, safety, etc., our recommendations are:

  • New hotel project: Choose the Mifare card locks for hotel rooms.
  • Old hotel project: If your hotel’s TEMIC, TM hotel lock has been used for a long time, then if it needs to be replaced, it is recommended to use the MIFARE hotel lock.
  • Apartment Hotel: The hotel room’s location is not in the same area. We recommended using the Bluetooth APP hotel lock. Bluetooth APP hotel lock facilitates remote management and door opening.
  • Rental house: Also, it is recommended to use the Bluetooth APP hotel lock for remote and unified management.


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    Vincent Zhu has 10 years of smart lock system experience and specializes in offering hotel door lock systems and home door lock system solutions from design, configuration, installation, and troubleshooting. Whether you want to install an RFID keyless door lock for your hotel, a keyless keypad door lock for your home door, or have any other questions and troubleshooting requests about smart door locks, don't hesitate to contact me at any time.