Top Smart Locks for Your Home

Top Smart Locks for Your Home

W hile smart locks do not necessarily replace your front door’s deadbolt mechanisms, they can significantly alter how you use them. They can be paired with a smart phone app to enable keyless entry and remote access to lock, unlock, and monitor your front door via the app or even a voice command.

1. August Wi-Fi Smart Lock

Every feature we admired about the August Pro is included here: A straightforward installation process, features such as DoorSense (which alerts you if your door is left ajar), and compatibility with a wide variety of other smart home systems, from Alexa to Google Assistant to Xfinity. Additionally, the August Wi-Fi allows you to use your existing deadbolt’s keys.

2. Yale Assure Lock SL

Yale’s SL Touch screen Deadbolt features a small, sleek design with a touch screen keypad that complements almost any door – and it’s available in three finishes. August’s latest smart deadbolt bundle includes August smarts along with a Connected by August Kit (Wi-Fi module and DoorSense sensors) that communicates with the August app to unlock or lock your door. This keyless lock features a backlit keypad and is compatible with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple HomeKit.

3. Schlage Encode

A loud alarm is an effective deterrent if someone attempts to tamper with your lock. The Schlage Encode is our pick for the best smart lock with an alarm, as it will sound an audible warning in the event of a break-in attempt. The sleek keypad design is available in a variety of finishes and styles, including modern and traditional.

Top Smart Locks for Your Home

Apart from being an excellent combination of manual, key code, and remote-controlled locks, the Schlage Encode also supports Amazon Key, which enables an Amazon delivery person to open the door and place your packages inside the house when they arrive. This feature significantly reduces the likelihood of them being stolen. Amazon Key does require an optional compatible security camera. The lock is compatible with Alexa and Google Assistant, allowing for easy integration with your Smart Home system, but does not support Apple’s HomeKit.

4. Kwikset Halo

While smart locks make it simple to unlock and lock your door via a smart phone or keypad, there are times when you simply want a regular key. However, if you own a rental property, this can present a problem if you’re concerned that someone has made a large number of copies.

That is why we prefer the Kwikset Halo; it features a rekeyable lock that was incredibly easy to use. Additionally, this lock connects directly to your Wi-Fi network, is Alexa and Google Assistant compatible, and includes some effective theft-deterrent features built into its touch screen. The Kwikset Halo comes in four different finishes (Iron Black, Polished Chrome, Satin Nickel, and Venetian Bronze). Additionally, it is available with a touch screen or a physical, backlit keypad; the latter is approximately $50 less expensive.

5. Nest X Yale Smart lock

Yale and Nest collaborated to create a Google-centric smart lock with a touch keypad. This Nest app-enabled smart door lock has the same good looks as Yale’s earlier models, but it lacks the smart home integration capabilities of other keyless locks.

While smart locks do not necessarily replace your front door’s deadbolt mechanisms, they can significantly alter how you use them. They can be paired with a smart phone app to enable keyless entry and remote access to lock, unlock, and monitor your front door via the app or even a voice command.

1. August Wi-Fi Smart Lock

Every feature we admired about the August Pro is included here: A straightforward installation process, features such as DoorSense (which alerts you if your door is left ajar), and compatibility with a wide variety of other smart home systems, from Alexa to Google Assistant to Xfinity. Additionally, the August Wi-Fi allows you to use your existing deadbolt’s keys.

2. Yale Assure Lock SL

Yale’s SL Touch screen Deadbolt features a small, sleek design with a touch screen keypad that complements almost any door – and it’s available in three finishes. August’s latest smart deadbolt bundle includes August smarts along with a Connected by August Kit (Wi-Fi module and DoorSense sensors) that communicates with the August app to unlock or lock your door. This keyless lock features a backlit keypad and is compatible with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple HomeKit.

3. Schlage Encode

A loud alarm is an effective deterrent if someone attempts to tamper with your lock. The Schlage Encode is our pick for the best smart lock with an alarm, as it will sound an audible warning in the event of a break-in attempt. The sleek keypad design is available in a variety of finishes and styles, including modern and traditional.

Apart from being an excellent combination of manual, key code, and remote-controlled locks, the Schlage Encode also supports Amazon Key, which enables an Amazon delivery person to open the door and place your packages inside the house when they arrive. This feature significantly reduces the likelihood of them being stolen. Amazon Key does require an optional compatible security camera. The lock is compatible with Alexa and Google Assistant, allowing for easy integration with your Smart Home system, but does not support Apple’s HomeKit.

4. Kwikset Halo

While smart locks make it simple to unlock and lock your door via a smart phone or keypad, there are times when you simply want a regular key. However, if you own a rental property, this can present a problem if you’re concerned that someone has made a large number of copies.

That is why we prefer the Kwikset Halo; it features a rekeyable lock that was incredibly easy to use. Additionally, this lock connects directly to your Wi-Fi network, is Alexa and Google Assistant compatible, and includes some effective theft-deterrent features built into its touch screen. The Kwikset Halo comes in four different finishes (Iron Black, Polished Chrome, Satin Nickel, and Venetian Bronze). Additionally, it is available with a touch screen or a physical, backlit keypad; the latter is approximately $50 less expensive.

5. Nest X Yale Smart lock

Yale and Nest collaborated to create a Google-centric smart lock with a touch keypad. This Nest app-enabled smart door lock has the same good looks as Yale’s earlier models, but it lacks the smart home integration capabilities of other keyless locks.

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