It’s up to you! A deadbolt smart lock may be a good choice if your existing lock is a deadbolt. If, on the other hand, your existing lock is a mortise, it may make sense to install a mortise smart lock like the Aqara A100 or the Aqara D100 in its place.
Some applications where the Aqara U100 Deadbolt-style lock may perform better:
- Your existing lock is a deadbolt lock
- You have a long, vertical handlebar that doesn’t leave much space for the bigger A100 or D100
- You want to retain your existing handle lock
- Interior doors
- You have an existing lockset that may leave holes when installing the A100 or D100 – in this case it may make sense to install the U100 above your existing lockset