The top 4 smart locks that work with Google Home

Cupertino, November 9, 2021

Smart Locks are a great addition to your Google Home-controlled smart home. These locks allow you to control the lock on your phone using simple voice commands. More importantly, compatibility with the smart assistant adds a lot of comfort.

Top 5 smart locks that work with Google Home

So, if your home has most of the Google Home devices, here are the best smart locks you can invest in. But first,

1. Wyze Lock WiFi and Bluetooth Enabled Smart Door Lock

Wyze Lock Smart door lock for WiFi and Bluetooth enabled

Wyze padlock is one of the cheap locks on this list. It may not be one of the clearest locks out there, but it offers decent performance for its price. For example, you can use voice commands to lock the door or check the status of the door. It has a lock, and the Connect module makes it easy to connect to Wi-Fi at home. In addition, it comes with an ingenious geofencing function that automatically unlocks the door when you are next to it. Cool, right?

The highlight of this smart Wyze lock is its silent mechanism. At the same time, setting it up is pretty simple, just like any Wyze device.

The accompanying application opens the door to a lot of functions. It gives you a detailed log of all activities. It has built-in 2FA authentication so that no unauthorized person can change the lock settings by downloading the application.

As mentioned earlier, the lock offers good performance. The built-in sensor starts immediately if the door is ajar. In addition, the automatic lock switches on almost instantly.

If you don't want to spend a lot of money, but want a reliable smart lock with Google Assistant, the Wyze Smart lock is a good choice.

2. August Smart Lock Pro + Connect Hub

August Smart Lock Pro + Connect Hub

August Smart Lock Pro is not like any other smart lock out there. It has no keyboards or fingerprint reader. Instead, it's a small twist button that you have to rotate left to unlock or right to lock. It is small and compact and measures approximately 3.4 x 2.22 x 3.4 inches. The lock has ridges along the sides to help a better grip.

Smart Lock Pro needs the Connect module to work. And this Connect module connects to Wi-Fi at home. Provided that the area near the Connect module has a proper Wi-Fi network, this smart button delivers impressive performance. It works easily, whether it's quick release or mechanical twist of the button.

The best part is that the button is compatible with quite a few assistants like Amazon Alexa, Nest, Apple Homekit in addition to Google Home. You can use simple voice commands to check its status or to lock the door. However, Smart Lock Pro cannot be unlocked automatically by voice commands. In addition, you can set up some smart routines.

3. Yale Assure Lock SL with Z-Wave

Yale Assure Lock SL with Z-Wave

If you don't want the traditional button, then the Yale Assure Lock SL is a good alternative. It is a keyless lock, has a slim and elegant construction and has a small twist to unlock the door from the inside. The best part is that it is easy to install. And that's not all. You can also use Bluetooth or the accompanying Yale Secure application to lock and unlock the door.

Lock SL needs a Connect bridge to work and you will need to buy one separately. As you may have guessed, the bridge allows you to connect the lock to your home Wi-Fi. The Wi-Fi connection brings a lot of intelligence to the table.

For example, you can generate temporary guest key codes or home help. And once the visit is over, you can delete your PINs. For now, you can create up to 250 PINs. However, there is no PIN programming option, even when it is a premium product.

When it comes to integrating Google Assistant, you can ask for some basic commands, such as requesting the door status or locking the door automatically.

4 AA batteries power it. One of the major disadvantages of this lock is that it does not have a backup plan if the battery runs out. And you may need to call a locksmith if you are stuck when this happens.

4. Google Nest x Yale Lock

Block Google Nest x Yale

Google Nest X Yale brings the intelligence of Google Assistant and the security of Yale locks. It boasts a simple installation process and this is probably one of the best things about the lock. Like some of its counterparts here, the lock is thin and compact. In addition, its use is easy and simple. You can either use the app to lock it, or traditionally unlock it. Turn the knob and that's it.

One of the highlights of the Yale Nest X is the one-touch lock features. You need to press the Yale logo on the outdoor unit to lock it. Again, like other locks, Google Assistant will not lock the door when requested. He can only unlock the door.

It comes with an ingenious numeric keypad that allows you to enter PIN codes. While setting it up, you'll need to add a master PIN to begin the setup process. Once you're done, you can set up temporary PINs for your guest. It needs a hub to connect, and thankfully it's included in the box.

As you would expect, Google Nest X Yale has a tight integration with the Google Assistant. However, this smart lock doesn't work well with other assistants like Alexa and Apple HomeKit.

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If you have an Android phone (and plan to use one in the long run), it makes sense to connect your home with Google Assistant compatible devices. This way, all your smart home devices will be in one ecosystem.

The Google Next X Yale padlock is a good choice, although it's a little expensive to choose the best one. Users like it for the easy installation process and good battery life and of course the simple locking mechanism.

Last updated on November 9, 2021

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