dormakaba Saffire LX Electronic Door Lock

dormakaba Saffire LX electronic door lock for multihousing and the build-to-rent apartment sector.

dormakaba Saffire LX RFID contactless door lock

dormakaba Saffire LX electronic locks feature the latest in BLE technology and RFID for fast and effective contactless door entry in a contemporary, discreet design.

This high performance contactless door lock provides a secure, flexible solution with online capabilities and convenience to meet the needs of the fast-paced build-to-rent and multihousing sectors.

The Saffire LX series uses BLE contactless reader technology to enhance access control convenience for residents and improve operational efficiency for property managers. Available in a suite of versatile models that combine high performance with aesthetics to harmonize with progressive building technology and amenities including the option of issuing smartphone, keyob, or keycard authentication credentials. 

Convenient Access via smartphone

The Saffire LX electronic door lock uses Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) wireless technology. Using the dormakaba Mobile Access Solution, residents can conveniently use their mobile device with Saffire to access their apartment or office, as well as gates, elevators, car parks and other common areas.

Main features:

  • Increased security and reliability with sealed, built-in contactless RFID reader
  • Mobile access enabled lock
  • Supported by Community Access Management Software for intuitive keycard control
  • Over-the-air lock updates
  • Integrates with third-party systems and solution developers for energy management, video management, visitor management, IOT, resident communication and more

Authentication Methods

  • Bluetooth Low Energy (contactless via smartphone)
  • RFID (Mifare classic, plus & Ultralight) (contactless via key fob or ID card)


  • Low Maintenance
  • Operates with a completely sealed contactless reader
  • Batteries last over 2 years 
  • Low battery indicator for preventative maintenance
  • Lock programming and audit records are not erased during battery replacement
  • Operates with a completely sealed, high performance contactless reader 
  • Wear resistant construction and finish


  • Community Access Management software
  • dormakaba RFID encoder
  • dormakaba Maintenance Unit
  • Authentication Credentials

dormakaba Saffire LX smart door locks for MDU and coworking spaces


Saffire LX is designed for BTR and multihousing apartment access, common areas and back-of-house access control. It is suitable for small to very large-scale properties, making it an ideal solution for new build and retrofit projects or when replacing doors. The installation process is eased thanks to a simplified door preparation.

  • Ideal for new construction projects or when doors are being replaced
  • Simplified door preparation for ease of installation
  • Suitable for small to very large-scale properties
  • Access control for residential spaces, common areas, perimeter access, and back-of-house

Security Features

Saffire LX provides security, efficiency and convenience to create a positive guest experience:

  • Access tracking: the lock writes information on staff RFID keycards for enhanced staff monitoring
  • Available with mechanical or electronic override for emergency access
  • Optionally equipped with tracking mortise allowing staff to receive door ajar reporting

dormakaba Saffire LX series product range

Saffire LX supports Carson Living remote concierge integration

dormakaba Saffire LX supports Carson Living integrationThe Carson Living one-app resident experience and 24/7 remote doorman service integrates with dormakaba's Saffire LX smart lock Series.
Carson enables instant and streamlined property management in unmanned buildings and communication between residents, staff & management, as well as providing a 24/7 remote concierge support centre.

dormakaba’s BlueSky Mobile Credentials for Saffire LX smart door locks seamlessly integrate into the Carson app, enabling multihousing and co-working properties to operate as full-service buildings. With this integration, residents and property management staff have the ability to open doors and send mobile keys to residents, visitors and vendors, improving the resident living experience and providing added convenience.



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Mechanical Features
Description Heavy duty electronic lockset (mortise or cylindrical) with clutch mechanism and built-in contactless RFID reader
Handing Left or right factory handed mortise, field reversible handing (lever and mortise)
Lever Von, Troy and DIN* lever (field reversible)
Finishes Satin chrome, Oil-rubbed bronze, Bright chrome, Satin nickel, Black
Optional: inside housing with black polycarbonate finish
Door Thickness From 1 3/8" to 2 1/2"(35mm to 66mm)
Locking Options ANSI lock case with 1 1/4" (31.75 mm) or 1" (25.4 mm) lock front mortise
Cylindrical latch
European DIN mortise lock case
Optional automatic deadbolt
Batteries 3 AA for 2 years or up to 80,000 openings. Low battery indicator alerts staff that batteries need to be
changed soon
Smartphone Access
BLE enabled BLE integrated. Ready to operate using dormakaba mobile access solutions
Lock Operation
Date/time stamp Real time: date and hours/minutes
Programming & audit trail downloading Hand Held Programmer and lock utilize Near Field Communications (NFC)
Preregistered keycards Up to 10 days in advance
Keycard accepted Three credential format options available: Mifare classic, Mifare plus or Mifare Ultralight C
- Mifare classic: guest keys (mini), staff (4k & 1k)
- Mifare plus: guest keys (Mifare plus 1K), staff keys (Mifare plus S 1k, Mifare plus S 2k, Mifare plus S 4k)
- Mifare Ultralight C: guest keys
Feedback LED light indicators
Diagnostics Light indicators and handheld display
Privacy override Default emergency keycard only (user selectable)
Certification & Testing
Fire rating Meets UL 10C and ULC S-104, on fire door rated up to and including 3 hours with dormakaba ANSI mortise lock
case and cylindrical lock.
Europe Standards - EN1634-1 Fire resistance test for door and shutter assemblies and openable windows: Listed for 30 minute with
ANSI mortise lock case and DIN mortise lock case
- EN12209 Mechanically operated locks, latches and locking plates: Certified ANSI mortise lock case and DIN
mortise lock case
Electronics Compliant with CE 61000-4-3 and CE 61000-4-4 for electromagnetic compatibility and FCC part 15


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Saffire LX smart lock from CIE-Group

CIE is the official UK multihousing supply partner for the dormakaba range of door locks and access products.

Our professional system design team provide a unique system architecture service for installers and integrators to help you deliver the best in integrated and autonomous systems.

If you would like to discuss your next integrated building system or would like more information on our full range of products, please call our team today on T. 0115 9770075 or email us now.



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