Smart security products have become increasingly popular in recent years. Among them are smart locks, which allow you to secure your doors remotely and give you a way to get back into your home through your smartphone when you’ve forgotten your keys. To help you wade through the many options available now, we’ve rounded up some of the best smart locks available now that will make your home safer and more intelligent than ever.
If you’re looking for a reliable, easy-to-use and well-designed smart lock, the Schlage Sense is a great option. The lock unit is designed large and simple, centering on a traditional keypad. With this lock installed, you can unlock your door with a custom code, a traditional physical key or with your smartphone via your smart home network. The lock is compatible with Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit and Google Assistant. It connects via Bluetooth, or you can operate the lock remotely with the Schlage Sense Wi-Fi adapter.
Yale Deadbolt Lock
The Nest ecosystem of smart products — which includes this smart lock from Yale — is an easy way to get a range of products working together within the same app. The lock is beautifully designed, and can be controlled through its keypad or the Nest app. It’s compatible with Google Assistant, but not Amazon Alexa or Apple HomeKit, and remote operation requires a separate Wi-Fi adapter.
The Yale Deadbolt Lock is available now for $280.
August Smart Lock Pro
Most of today’s new smart locks replace your entire deadbolt, but the August Smart Lock Pro is less intrusive. It molds onto your current deadbolt, meaning you can continue to use your existing keys. The lock is also handsomely designed of brushed metal, and works with all three major smart systems — Google, Apple and Amazon.
Not only can you use your smartphone app or a traditional key to open the Kwikset Kevo, you can just tap it to unlock, too. The trick is the connection the lock establishes with the phone in your pocket. The Kevo is Amazon Alexa compatible with the Kevo Plus Hub.
Yale Assure SL
This smart lock option from Yale features the same beautiful design as its cousin, the Deadbolt Lock, plus even more features. It’s compatible with Samsung SmartThings, Wink and Amazon Alexa, all through the Z-Wave system, can lock automatically, be managed from your smartphone, and is easy to install.