Whether you're tired of losing your keys, you're already in the process of automating your home, or if you're setting up a pension, a vital part of the process is choosing a smart lock that suits your needs. There are a lot of different smart locks to choose from, each with their own unique abilities. However, we recommend the August Smart Lock Pro for most people because it is very easy to configure and comes with everything you need.
August Smart Lock Pro
Reasons to buy
August Smart Lock Pro is for anyone who wants to simplify the process of entering and leaving the house.
If you are tired of sneaking around with the keys, worrying about locking the door when you exit the house, buying new spare keys for your children, or if you are precariously placing a spare key in one of those unsafe fake rocks, this Smart closing is for you. August allows you to create virtual keys for your friends and family. Also, keep tabs on your household income and running using a built-in 24/7 activity log.
Its appearance is immediately striking and will give any door a futuristic look, with your choice of dark gray or silver finish. You can use your smartphone to unlock or lock the door remotely. Or you can set up a proximity lock: your entry will unlock when you get close to your phone and lock when you move away.
August Smart Lock does not require wiring and is not installed using an existing deadbolt. It also works with HomeKit, Alexa, and Google Assistant, so you can control it with Siri and the Home app for iOS and just about any other smart device you own.
Nest x Yale Lock
Reasons to buy
+Best for Nest
Nest × Yale Lock supports notifications, which notify you when someone is blocking. You can configure access codes that expire after a period of time if you intend to have a guest or need a maintenance person to have temporary access to your home. Moreover, the lock uses geofencing tools to automatically lock when not you are around – no more doors forgotten.
The lock replaces your deadly lock, providing a safe and secure solution to keep the door closed. If the lock ever feels a change, it will send you a notification. There's also a handy feature that I'm particularly excited about: if your lock loses power, you can use a 9-volt battery to charge and unlock the door quickly.
Nest × Yale Lock is perfect for anyone who has Nest products in their home, and while it may not work with HomeKit, it will work with other accessories like Google Home. It is designed to integrate with the system and requires Nest Connect or Nest Guard to interface with the rest of the Nest system and connect with the Nest application.
Reasons to buy
+Best for appearance
If you would like to receive up-to-date information on the activity in your home and would like a lock that fits your home, take a look at Schlage Encode. This advanced smart lock features a touch screen keypad for entering the code and works effortlessly with Amazon Alexa while remote access allows you to unlock the front door with just a tap on your smartphone. There is no need for a hub and you can lock or unlock the door anywhere in the world on your smartphone. You can set it to lock automatically after a set period of inactivity.
Schlage Encode has the highest possible safety rating, a built-in alarm ready to ring only if someone is affecting the jams. Another great feature of this smart lock is the ability to add temporary codes, so if you are going on vacation and a neighbor has to take care of plants or pets, you can add a code for them and delete them then when you get back home, so that they no longer have access to your home.
The two-piece system is available in antique bronze, matte black or satin nickel finish in two different styles to match the decor of your home. The only disadvantage is that it is not compatible with HomeKit.
Reasons to buy
Ultraloq UL3 is a 5-in-1 keyless smart lock, which is perfect for installing smart locking indoors and outdoors.
It works with your iPhone, allowing you the keyless entry, the ability to see who comes in and out of a certain door, a log of all visitors, and the ability to clone and transfer information to a new lock if choose to buy another.
Ultraloq UL3 is not just a keyboard lock – it also comes with a fingerprint scanner, so if you need an extra level of security, this smart lock is covered. You can add up to 95 fingerprints to the Ultraloq UL3.
The coolest part about Ultraloq UL3: If you hit the iPhone four times, even if it's in your pocket, you can open the door. It's just as simple.
The Samsung SHS-3321 is reliable, stylish in appearance and an easy-to-use smart lock that works with an emergency connection battery if the batteries die.
The lock is designed without a keyhole, which makes it accessible via the touch pad, while a magnetic sensor automatically locks the door behind you when you leave. If you have been away for a long time, the lock even has an Away mode that can be activated to monitor and track the movement, such as a home alarm system.
Samsung SHS-3321 is both affordable and sharp, making it ideal for putting many different doors around your home – not just your front door. Silent mode means you can put this lock on the door of your baby's room and not worry about the sounds that wake them in the middle of the night.
August Smart Lock Pro offers the best functionality for most people. It is compatible with Alexa. You can monitor, lock / unlock the door, control keyless access and track who comes and goes from anywhere in the world, using your smartphone. DoorSense tells you if your door is securely closed and closed. A stream of activities 24/7 keeps you updated on everything happening near the door. Attach it to your current jam so you can continue to use the current keys. Set it to lock automatically when you leave and automatically unlock as you approach.
The August Smart Lock Pro is incredibly easy to install with 10 minutes and a screwdriver. Purchasing opens you to the entire line of smart home products from August – including a smart keyboard and a ringer room. It is reliable, elegant and perfect for anyone who wants to add smart and wireless access to their home.