Sunnect AP501 Advanced Protection Digital Door Lock Praised in the National Locksmith Magazine as "a Dream to Install and Operate"

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The National Locksmith Magazine calls the AP501 "one tough residential deadbolt … built like a tank."

Sunnect AP501 Digital Door Lock

it's the first stand alone door lock I have seen in a long time that really took a completely different approach in its lock design.

Sunnect AP501 Advanced Protection digital door lock was featured in a seven-page article titled "A Completely New Design for an Electronic Deadbolt from Sunnect Inc." by Richard Dickey in the January 2009 issue of the National Locksmith magazine. (The article can be viewed at

After describing the major features of the AP501 such as keyless entry, auto lock, and decoy digits, as well as its standard installation procedure, Mr. Dickey details the rigorous testing conducted on the AP501 such as the 200,000-cycle test, -35°F temperature test, electro-static discharge (ESD) test, and the inspections using an x-ray microscope.

Referring to a video showing the bullet test conducted on the AP501, he says "you are going to love this! [The video] should be viewed just for the 'WOW' factor if for no other reason." (The bullet test video is available at

Pointing out the unique technologies used in the patent-pending door lock such as the door-closure sensor and optical sensors, Mr. Dickey states that "it's the first stand alone door lock I have seen in a long time that really took a completely different approach in its lock design."
"It is built like a tank, is a dream to install and operate, and for what you get, has a price point that will make anyone smile."

Recommending the AP501 to fellow locksmith professionals, Mr. Dickey says "If you do any kind of stand alone lock installations, you owe it to yourself and your potential customers to take a look at the Sunnect product. I think if you do, you will be as impressed with this product as I am, and I can assure you that this one I'm keeping."

Commenting on the article, Michael Kwon, president of Sunnect, Inc. said "in his thorough review of our lock, Mr. Dickey does not come out and say the AP501 is the best lock he has seen, but he seems to prove it step by step by not only describing its features but by showing how each piece is designed and put together. We consider it a privilege that an industry-renowned professional, who could have chosen any lock, has installed our AP501 on his own home."

About the National Locksmith Magazine
The National Locksmith magazine is a leading trade publication serving the locksmith industry. The magazine is published monthly by the National Publishing Co. in Streamwood, Illinois.

About Sunnect
Sunnect, Inc., founded in 2006 and headquartered in Springfield, Virginia, manufactures the AP501 Advanced Protection digital door lock. Its manufacturing facilities are certified for ISO 9001 (Quality Management) and ISO 14001 (Environmental Management Systems). For more information, visit


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