The word trend generally means improving the old technology and upgrading it to inspire further development of a product. The security in locksmith industry especially brands like has taken a huge leap in this technological evolution.

Following are some of the top standalone locks in the market:

 1. E-PLEX 7900 RFID Electronic Lock

It has an aesthetic sharp design and it built for performance. It is considered to be one of the most versatile E-Plex models to his date and functions in wireless or standalone modes for cylindrical, exit trim and mortise applications. The E-Plex 7900 wireless model can integrate with Keyscan Aurora software with the use of ZIgBee wireless network which will allow two-way communication from the lock to the software.

Its benefits are:

  • Top mounted LED indicators

  • There are no push buttons – new integrated RFID reader

  • Has a streamlined design for less projection off the door


Alarm Lock has claimed it has a wireless access system-in-a-box, without any wiring, splitters or repeaters, no hardwiring to the server, no extra power supplies, no software or user licenses to purchase and no access panels. These locks come with a kit that contains the components of the box so that you can easily assemble the lock according to your suitability. 

Trilogy has the limit to support around 5000 users with 3-6 digit numeric PIN codes and it also offers amazing battery-life exceeding 5 years.

3. Schlage’s NDE lock with ENGAGE

Schlage’s NDE lock which comes with ENGAGE technology offers the users intelligence and control to transition from mechanical keys to electronic credentials with a technology that is easy to use, manage and install. These locks have been designed to properly fit into a standard cylindrical door prep which makes it easy to upgrade without the need to replace the door or modify the frame. Its installation takes a few minutes with the help of a Philips screwdriver and no additional holes are required to drill or wires to run to the opening. 

4. YALE nexTouch

Coming with a heavy-duty design and BHMA/ANSI grade 1 certification, the nexTouch lock provides reliable security from a brand which has been trusted by users for more than 170years. It features fully modular technology and it can be easily upgraded from a standalone lock for the accommodation of more advanced technologies which are used for complex applications including small or family business. It offers a cloud-based wireless access control technology for remote management from any device it is operated from that too at any place anytime. It is very user-friendly and easy to use. 

Westinghouse RTS-Z

This lock is considered a great option for sensitive business, government and institutional environments that search for easy-to-manage and easy-to-install access control. You can set access control rights for each and every individual to each separate lock and upload these access rights in a few seconds. You just need to register users as fingerprint only, PIN code only or even a combination of both on any lock or group of locks.


  • Supports up to 3000 users per lock

  • 4th generation advanced CMOS optical fingerprint sensor 

  • Comes with 2 administrative levels (3 Administrator and 4 managers)

  • Easy-to-read OLED screens with backlit keypads