Would you be interested in purchasing a whole smart key card system for your hotel? Or do you want to replace the old magnetic card lock system with a smart RFID hotel room key card system?

You need to know what hardware comes with the smart card hotel door lock system and what the prices are for the various products and services, then choose the correct hotel door lock hardware and better control costs.

This article will systematically introduce the price of each component of the smart card hotel door lock system, including necessary hardware, optional hardware and software: customization, installation, transportation, replacement, maintenance and other costs.

After understanding the price, we will provide you with 8 tips and suggestions for purchasing a smart card hotel lock system to help you better control costs and save $10,000 in hotel lock system costs.

Note: The following hotel door lock system prices are the retail prices of global installation service providers, and do not represent the actual prices of hotel door lock manufacturers.

1. Hotel door lock system price basic hardware

Hotel door locks, card encoders, room RFID cards, management software, and data collectors are among the standard hardware items necessary for a complete hotel door lock system.

2. Hotel door lock prices are classified by different types

The hotel door lock is the core component of the hotel key card system, and its main function is to lock the guest room door. Hotel door locks are divided into RFID hotel door locks, Bluetooth apartment door locks and Airbnb smart door locks.

1) RFID hotel door lock price

At present, most hotels use RFID hotel door locks. Standard RFID smart card door locks are divided into RFID Mifare hotel door locks and Temic hotel door locks. The specific prices are as follows:

  • MIFARE hotel locks: The price is generally US$30-100 per set.
  • The lock price of each room in Temic Hotel is 20-80 USD.

Under normal circumstances, the price of MIFARE hotel door locks is slightly higher than that of TEMIC hotel door locks.

The difference is that Temic hotel locks can only use the corresponding Temic card for simple operations such as opening the door and taking electricity.

Alternatively, Mifare card hotel locks can be used to open the door, get electricity, control the hotel elevator, eat in the restaurant, and use the gym. All use waiting card operations.

2)Bluetooth apartment door lock price

Some apartment hotels and Airbnb hotels use Bluetooth apartment door locks. Due to its Bluetooth and APP capabilities, this type of lock is particularly suited for managing the access of hotel rooms, Airbnbs, and rented houses remotely.

Common smart apartment door locks include Bluetooth apartment door locks and fingerprint apartment door locks.

In order to network Bluetooth smart locks in apartments or hotel rooms, one needs a gateway and WIFI connection, as well as an App management system.

The biggest advantage of the Bluetooth electronic apartment door lock with mobile phone APP is that it can perform a series of remote management operations on the Bluetooth lock remotely.

It should be noted that this type of apartment lock generally has a corresponding mobile phone APP, and the default APP is usually free to use.

The price of apartment Bluetooth locks is generally:

  • Bluetooth apartment door lock: $60-$120 per unit.
  • Fingerprint apartment door locks: US$80-200 per set.

3. The price of RFID hotel door locks depends on different materials

Different materials of RFID hotel door locks will also affect their prices. The commonly used materials for RFID hotel door locks are mainly stainless steel and zinc alloy.

1) Zinc alloy hotel door lock price

The texture of zinc alloy material is relatively soft and easy to forge and process. Zinc alloy hotel door locks are often used in high-end, luxurious and fashionable hotel door locks.

However, compared with stainless steel, zinc alloy materials have slightly poorer rust resistance and are easily damaged by severe external impacts and external forces.

In order to prevent corrosion and rust, zinc alloy hotel locks need to be surface treated after casting. At the same time, zinc alloy hotel locks are not suitable for hotels near the sea or under severe weather conditions.

The average price of a zinc alloy hotel lock is US$40-110.

2) Price of stainless steel hotel lock:

It has better corrosion resistance and violence resistance than zinc alloy, which is used in hotel locks. Many modern hotels use stainless steel plates for their locks, which are anti-drilling, fireproof, and electric saw proof.

Therefore, stainless steel hotel door locks are suitable for outdoor hotels, beach hotels or hotel door locks under bad weather conditions.

The average price of stainless steel hotel locks is 60-130 US dollars per set. Generally, the price of stainless steel hotel locks is slightly higher than that of zinc alloy hotel locks.

4. Hotel lock prices are determined by different lock mortises

As the standard and thickness of hotel room doors in different countries may be different, doors of different thicknesses usually use hotel locks, and the keyholes of the locks are also different. There are two common lock mortises for hotel locks, American lock mortise and European lock mortise.

The hotel lock adopts American lock tenon, which is mainly suitable for 38-65mm wooden doors and perforated iron doors. Locks with European style keys are usually used on wooden doors no thicker than 38 mm.

Using American standard lock bodies, the price of hotel locks is generally US$40-80 per set. Hotel locks with European-style lock bodies are slightly more expensive, ranging from US$45 to US$85 per set.

5. Hotel key card encoder price

The main function of the hotel key card encoder is to place the corresponding room card on the key card encoder after connecting with the hotel lock system management software through the USB interface. Through this software, a series of operations can be performed on the customer’s room card, such as filling in the customer’s personal information, using room number, using time and other information.

Hotel card readers/encoders can be divided into desktop hotel key card encoders and mobile handheld hotel card readers.

1) Desktop hotel key card encoder price

The most common use of desktop hotel keycard encoders is in traditional hotels where key cards are issued at the front desk. After the front desk is connected to the computer, it is convenient to use the hotel lock system management software.

According to the type of RFID card, the main types of desktop hotel door card readers are Mifare door card encoder and Temic door card encoder.


When used with the Mifare card hotel door lock system, the Mifare hotel door card reader is mainly used to read and write the room card. The Temic hotel key card encoder uses the Temic hotel lock system to perform card read and write operations on the room card.

  • The price of Mifare credit card issuers is generally between US$90-140 per card.
  • The price of TEMIC card issuers is generally between US$80 and US$120 per unit.

The price of mobile handheld hotel card reader

The mobile key card encoder is mainly used for apartment hotel door locks and rental rooms without a front desk, which is convenient for landlords to operate the room card. The price of mobile handheld card issuers is much higher than that of desktop issuers.

The general price of a mobile hotel key card encoder is US$200-300 per set.

6. Hotel room card price

The main function of the hotel room key card is to perform the corresponding card writing operation after opening the hotel room door. You can also use the hotel elevator in some hotels to power the room after plugging in the room power switch.


According to different hotel door lock systems, there are generally two types of room cards, TEMIC room cards and MIFARE room cards.

  • The price of MIFARE hotel room card is USD 2-5 per card.
  • The price of TEMIC hotel room card is $1-$3.

But in some cases, some high-end hotels need to customize the design of the room card, such as printing hotel design patterns, LOGO and other information on the room card. Additional room card designs are required as well as the corresponding customization service. And printing costs.

Different hotel lock manufacturers have different custom card prices, and the price may be slightly different according to the printed content of the card. The card customization fee is normal: USD +1 per card, and the minimum order quantity is 500.

The good news is that SHIENACS will provide preferential customized services. For purchases of more than 200 room cards, we do not charge customization fees, only a one-time printing fee of $60.

7. Hotel lock data collection price

The hotel lock data collector mainly collects the opening and closing data of the door for better maintenance and related maintenance work on the door.

Depending on the hotel door lock system used, the hotel door lock data collector uses different ones.


The door lock system based on Mifare rfid uses Mifare S70 card to collect door opening and closing data. TEMIC hotel lock system uses 125KHZ data collector for data collection.

  • The price of MIFARE S70 capture card is generally USD 5-10 each.
  • The price of a TEMIC data collector is generally USD 60-90 per unit.

8. Hotel lock system software price

In addition to performing guest check-ins at the hotel front desk, hotel lock system management software performs registration, booking, cashiering, and more. room arrangement, room exchange, room card arrangement, key card loss, etc.

The hotel lock system software can also perform various types of information query, report generation and printing.


For hotel lock system management software, suppliers will typically offer free software to customers, but some powerful brands may charge a fee.

  • Namely hotel lock management software cost: $0

At the same time, some customers will require the hotel lock system management software to provide related customized services, add additional functions, increase company information, and increase LOGO operations.

  • The cost of custom hotel lock management software is generally between 1,000-2,000 US dollars per set.

Note: The entire system generally cannot be used with hotel lock system management software and card issuers.

At this time, you also need to ask for the software registration code from the hotel door lock system supplier, and the software can be used normally after the registration is completed.

  • Registration codes are generally charged annually. The annual price of each license is between US$200-500.

However, ShineACS Locks will provide customers with a permanent free registration code to ensure that we can use our hotel key card encoder and hotel lock management software for as long as possible.

In addition, some large-scale or chain hotels require hotel locks to be used on their own PMS or APP. Suppliers of hotel lock systems must at this time provide hotel lock management software SDK.SDK is also charged, and the systems supported by management software of different manufacturers are different.

  • WINDOWS SDK cost: 500-700 US dollars per set.
  • MOBILE SDK cost: 1000-3000 USD per set.

Please note: The hotel lock system software provided by the hotel lock supplier can only complete simple customer check-in, room arrangement, check-in time and other tasks related to door locks.

If your hotel needs more complete functions, such as booking, payment and other large chain hotel functions, you need to find and purchase more powerful hotel software at this time.

At this time, we recommend using HotelFriend’s hotel management software.

9. Optionalaccessoriesfor hotel door lock systems using smart key cards

In addition to the necessary hotel door lock system products, hotel door lock systems generally include other optional products, such as hotel elevator control systems, hotel key card switches, hotel door closers, hotel electronic door panels, hotel safes, etc.

These optional products can bring more convenient services and a more comprehensive living experience to the hotel. Similarly, a better understanding of the prices of optional accessories for hotel door lock systems can help you make better choices and save money.

10. Hotel elevator control system price

The hotel elevator control system is mainly used for the corresponding elevator use management for hotel customers. The only guests who can use the elevator and perform room floor operations are those who have hotel room cards.

By controlling the elevator in the hotel as much as possible, hotel guests can ensure their safety and avoid potentially dangerous behaviors.The hotel elevator control system is divided into three parts: power supply, card reader, and hotel elevator control panel. In addition to lock systems, most hotel elevator controls are offered by lock system providers.


The price of a complete hotel elevator control system is generally between 200-600 US dollars per set.

Note: Try to allow hotel guests to use the same room card, use the hotel elevator, open the room door, and insert the card to get electricity.

Please try to buy hotel door locks, hotel elevator control systems, key card hotel energy-saving switches from the same hotel door lock system supplier.

The above components should not be purchased from each hotel card lock supplier because they have different encryption methods.Otherwise, two or more cards will be used when using the elevator and opening the door.

11. Hotel energy-saving switch prices

The key card hotel energy-saving switch is an essential product of the modern smart card hotel door lock system. Its main function is to insert the room card after the guest enters the room to supply power to the room. When going out, you must remove the room card and cut off the power supply to ensure the safety of the hotel room.

At the same time, the hotel’s energy-saving switch saves more electricity for the hotel.


Mainly include key card power switch, 13.56 Mhz Mifare card power switch, 125Khz ID card power switch, ordinary hotel card power switch, etc.

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Hotel rooms that use Mifare cards for lock access can only use the 13.56 Mhz key card switch, which can only read Mifare room cards.

125Khz card readers are only compatible with 12Khz key card power switches that are used in hotel rooms with Temic or ID card rooms locks.

Ordinary hotel card switch can use any inserted card to power on, and it can also be used if it is not compatible with the room card.

  • 56 Mhz Mifare card power switch is generally US$15-35/set.
  • The price of 125Khz ID card power switch is generally 10-25 US dollars per unit.
  • The price of a standard hotel card switch is usually $5 to $15 per unit.

14. Hotel closing price

The main function of the hotel door closer is to automatically close the door under the action of hydraulic pressure after the hotel guest opens the door.

While protecting the door frame and door body from damage, the door closer also ensures the security of the hotel room card system.


External hotel door closers and built-in top door closers are the most commonly used hotel door closers.

The width, weight, and type of the door are important factors that affect the choice of the person closing the door.

The unit price for a small door closer ranges between $20 and $35. It is suitable for wooden hotel doors with widths between 700-900mm and weights between 25-45KG.

A medium-sized door closer is recommended for wooden hotel doors with widths of 700 to 1000mm and door weights of 45 to 65 KG. This model costs US$25 to US$40 per unit. Heavy-duty door closers: Suitable for hotel fire doors with a door width of 900-1300mm and a door weight of 65KG or more. The unit price is between $30-$45.

At present, some wooden doors on the market are trying to replace traditional door closers with cross hinges.

This kind of folding door hinge is simple to install, compact in structure, and seamlessly replaces traditional door closers, such as Watson self-closing aluminum folding door hinge W41K.


And, because almost all hotel room doors have fire protection levels and ADA code issues, now I suggest you use Watson K51M commercial closing hinges. K51M is one of the best short-range solutions to solve the problem of fire protection and ADA code.

15. Hotel safe price

The main function of the hotel safe is to protect some of the hotel guests. The price of a smart card hotel safe is $100-$250 each.


16. Hotel electronic door price

Hotel electronic house number is an electronic display device installed beside the door of a hotel room. Mainly used to display the room number. It has the functions of not disturbing, cleaning the room, and doorbell.

Hotel electronic door panels will greatly improve the convenience of hotel guests, especially when the hotel cleaning staff need to enter the room to clean. They need to confirm on the door display whether the guests in the room are resting, so as not to disturb the guests.

The electronic door panel is divided into indoor display and outdoor display. The interior door display has two main functions: not disturbing and cleaning the room.

Outdoor display functions include room number, doorbell, check-in, etc. Don’t worry.

  • The price of outdoor door monitors is generally between US$20-50 per unit.
  • The price of indoor display doors is generally between 15-45 US dollars per piece.

17. Hotel door lock battery price:

At present, most small and medium-sized hotels on the market use smart card hotel locks, and the power supply of the hotel locks generally uses 3 AA batteries.

Generally, hotel locks have a battery life of six to twelve months, so the battery must be considered. Hotel lock batteries can be seen everywhere. The price of each battery is generally 1-2 dollars.

18. Hotel door lock installation price

If a new hotel needs to install a hotel door lock, it is generally not recommended that the hotel staff install the hotel door lock by themselves.

Because the installation and commissioning of hotel locks is a slightly complicated task, the measurement of the door, the opening of the hole, the structure of the lock body, and the installation all require professional installation work.

If you install it yourself, the door may not open and close normally. A situation such as lock not working occurs.

Therefore, we suggest that it is best to find a suitable hotel door lock installation service company in the local area and let them install hotel door locks.



The installation price of hotel door locks is generally US$150-250 per hotel door lock.

Some small hotels may not be able to handle this price, but don’t worry. Generally, hotel door lock system suppliers will provide complete hotel door lock installation files and video tutorials, or install them by themselves.

19. Hotel door lock replacement cost

In some cases, if your hotel uses an older magnetic card hotel lock or TEMIC hotel lock, now you want to replace the hotel door lock with a more advanced Mifare key card lock system, and consider the price of the new Mifare hotel lock.

In addition, you should determine if the new hotel lock can be installed in the original installation area.

If not, you are digging again. Before changing your hotel door lock, please make sure you can find a suitable hotel door lock.

Because there is no need to drill and measure again, only installation work is required, and the price of replacing the door lock for the hotel will be slightly lower than the installation cost of the hotel door lock.

The cost of changing hotel door locks is US$100-200 per lock.

Many factors are affecting the price of installation services. In addition to considering the size and brand effect of the installation service company, it is also necessary to consider the proficiency of the installation service personnel, the time required to install the lock, the installation location, and the required security level.

Therefore, it is recommended that the hotel reinstall. Before, in-depth communication with the smart door lock installation service company to obtain all the necessary information you need to know.

20. Hotel door lock repair price

If the hotel card locks of some hotel rooms do not work, after discovering related problems, the hotel locks need to be repaired, such as replacing the corresponding hotel lock parts.

Hotel door lock maintenance costs are generally divided into hotel door lock accessories costs and labor costs. The parts that may be damaged by hotel locks usually include hotel lock mortises, door lock handles, hotel lock panels, batteries, etc.

  • Cost of hotel lock mortise: 10-25 USD.
  • Door handle cost: USD 3-8.
  • Hotel lock panel cost: 5-8 US dollars.
  • Labor cost: $50-$70.

21. Hotel door lock shipping price

In some cases, hotels may be reluctant to purchase expensive hotel lock systems from the local area, but prefer to import hotel RFID locks from other countries, such as from China, so that the cost of importing will be much cheaper than buying them locally.

But one problem we have to face is that you have to ship back from other countries and pay a certain shipping fee. And because the unit weight of RFID hotel door locks is around 2.5-3.5KG, different transportation methods have a more significant impact on transportation costs.

Transportation methods imported from other countries generally include air, sea and express. In addition, if you need any competitive shipping and shipping solutions to all over the world, you can contact Bansal China.

1) Air freight price of hotel door locks

Air transportation is more suitable for hotel lock systems. There are 50-200 sets of hotel card locks, which are characterized by short transportation time, usually within 7-15 days. The air freight price of hotel door locks is generally 6-10 USD/kg.

2) Shipping price of hotel door locks

The shipping method is more suitable for the transportation of more than 200 sets of hotel locks. The price is lower, but the transportation time is longer, generally 25-45 days. The transportation price is typically 3-6 USD/kg.

3) Express freight for hotel door locks

The express method is more suitable for the transportation of hotel locks under 50 sets. Its characteristic is that the transportation time is short, usually within 3-7 days, but the price is relatively high. The price of express delivery is generally 15-25 US dollars per kilogram.

22. Purchasing Tips for Hotel Lock

Here are some useful tips for purchasing hotel lock, it can help you to save 10000$ dollors on hotel lock systems.

1) All hotel lock systems should be purchased from the same supplier.

Hotel door locks, hotel key card encoders, hotel door lock system management software, hotel room key cards, hotel elevator control systems, hotel energy-saving switches. It is best to purchase these products from the same supplier as much as possible.

In this way, the same hotel lock management system can be used to manage this hardware as much as possible, so that hotel customers can use all the above services with one card.

If you buy these hotel door lock system products from different suppliers, you may need to use other management systems and several cards, which will cause inconvenience to customers.

Purchasing hotel room card system products from the same supplier facilitates the entire system, saves time in component procurement, saves off-site transportation costs, and can get more support and better prices.

2) You’d better choose Mifare RFID hotel door lock system.

Whether you are building a new hotel or replacing hotel door locks, we recommend that you use the Mifare RFID key card hotel door lock system.

The Mifare card can be used to open room doors, control hotel elevators, power switches, restaurant meals and use in the gym. A MIFARE room card can have all the above permissions, which greatly facilitates the use and experience of hotel guests.

The TEMIC hotel lock system cannot do this. Unlike TEMIC, MIFARE isn’t much more expensive.

3) Pay attention to the cost of hotel lock system management software.

When purchasing a hotel lock system, the first thing to confirm is whether the supplier provides software that can be used for both hotel lock system management and elevator control system management.

If the supplier’s software can be used for the hotel door lock system and elevator control system at the same time, please reconfirm whether a free software registration code is provided.

To avoid the possibility that the software cannot be used in the future, how to charge the software registration code, whether it is paid annually or one-time use.

4) Choose the appropriate hotel energy-saving switch.

In addition to protecting the safety of the hotel room, the hotel energy-saving switch can also save electricity and money for the hotel, which is a large electricity bill.

So you should try to choose a one-to-one hotel key card switch. You must use the room card of this room to insert the key card switch to power on. This can better control and facilitate the use of electricity for guests, and save money for the hotel.

For example, if you use a normal hotel card switch, please insert any card. Hotel guests can insert any card such as bank card or ID card to connect to the telephone. After the guest leaves, the room still has electricity, which causes a lack of electricity. Safe and wasteful.

5) Purchase more hotel room cards as a backup.

Many times, hotel guests lose their room card. At this time, the hotel has to provide guests with additional room cards for guests to use. Of course, hotels generally charge a certain room card fee, usually $5-10 per card.

An upgraded card may charge more if it’s customized. The price is 10-20 US dollars per unit. But the room key cards you buy from the hotel door lock system supplier are very cheap, about $1 each. At this time, the room card will bring additional income to the hotel.

Therefore, it is recommended to buy more room cards and ensure that customers who lose the room card can get the necessary room card. Can also get more benefits for the hotel.

The card must be customized if you have more than one hotel. The more customized cards, the lower the corresponding cost.

6) Hotel guests should make sure to purchase a door closer that suits their needs

The door closer can not only automatically close the room door after the customer opens the door, but also effectively protect the room door, door frame, and hotel door lock.

After effectively protecting room doors, door frames and hotel door locks, avoiding damage to these components will greatly increase the use time of these components and save money for the hotel.

7) For hotels with harsh natural environment, please buy stainless steel hotel locks

Especially in some open-air hotels, the hotels are on the seaside, islands or desert areas. Due to the natural environment, if the hotel lock is exposed for a long period of time, it is easily eroded by rain, sea water, wind, and sand, which usually make the hotel unable to work. Thereby increasing the number of hotel lock replacement and maintenance costs.

Hence, stainless steel hotel locks, specifically stainless steel 304 hotel locks, are recommended in these environments. Hotel door locks made of 304 stainless steel are slightly more expensive, but they also last long, saving hotels the cost of replacing and maintaining hotel door locks.

The above is a detailed explanation of the price of each part of the hotel lock system, and some suggestions for purchasing the hotel lock system. Hope to help you better choose all the products required by the hotel lock system for your hotel.