Push-pull-digital locks are a combination of a push-button lock and a digital lock. They can be locked by simply pushing the locking bar up or down and require a security code when the user pushes the digital button. They are intended for ease of use but are secure enough to provide an extra layer of protection.
What are the benefits of using digital locks?
One of the first things most push pull digital lock users learn is that an electronic lock on a screen is not the same thing as a real one. With an absolute lock, you open it by turning the knob. An electronic lock, in contrast, is controlled by pushing and pulling things.
This difference has implications for what users can assume about the system they’re interacting with. A lock that turns is automatically assumed to be a gate between two things: inside and outside. When you see one on a door, there’s no need to guess whether it’s the kind that “locks” or “unlocks” when you turn it: it does both.
In contrast, push-pull digital lock don’t automatically suggest a distinction between two states. You can’t assume that pulling on the handle will open or close the gate or even do anything; if it does anything, it might be either opening or closing. So you become aware of the possibility that a door might be locked in either direction and wonder if this particular door will let you enter or exit when you pull on its handle. And you also notice that some doors with push-pull handles have no bolt behind them that make no distinction between inside and outside.