Looking to make your house smarter and safer? Here are the best smart locks full of brains and brawn to protect your home.
Whether you're just tired of losing your keys, or you're already in the process of automating your home, a key part of this process is choosing a smart lock that fits your needs. Take a look at our list of the best smart locks to help you decide.
The August smart lock's appearance is immediately striking and will give any door a futuristic look with your choice of dark gray or silver finishes. You can use your smartphone to remotely unlock or lock your door, or you can set up a proximity lock: your door will unlock when you approach with your phone, and lock when you move away.
August also lets you create virtual keys for friends and family staying at your place, and lets you keep tabs on the comings and goings of your household using a built-in 24/7 activity log. The August smart lock requires no wiring and installs using an existing deadbolt.
Consider the August if you'd like a smart lock that keeps track of activity and is compatible with both Android and iOS.
Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt
For those especially concerned with security, the Schlage Sense smart lock meets the highest industry rating for security. Access combinations can have up to eight digits, and its memory holds up to 30 access codes at a time making it perfect for large families with frequent, trusted visitors. It has a built-in alarm which goes off during tampering attempts or following damage to your door, and it comes with a lifetime mechanical warranty.
The Schlage Sense is available in three colors so it can better fit in with your existing exterior appointments: aged bronze, satin nickel, and matte black. This is a great option for anyone who wants a high security rating with the convenience of a smart lock.
Yale Real Living
Yale's Real Living smart lock features a backlit touchscreen keypad that makes your door look futuristic and secure at the same time. If the appearance of security isn't enough to deter would-be thieves, a built-in alarm will sound when someone attempts to tamper with the lock or when too many attempts have been made with the wrong code. The Real Living smart lock features Z-Wave technology so you can tie it into most home automation systems and control it remotely with your phone. Up to 250 unique entrance codes can be created for friends and family, and you can lock them all out with privacy mode — ideal for when you're out of town.
Available in three colors — oil-rubbed bronze, polished brass, or satin nickel — you should check out Yale's Real Living smart lock if you're in the market for a lock that is easy to install and set-up.
The Schlage Lever smart lock is ideal for those of you with no deadbolt on your door. It features Z-Wave technology so you can hook it up with your home automation system and control it remotely with your phone. Communication works both ways: you can receive text or email alerts anytime your door is locked or unlocked.
This smart lock has a back-lit keypad used to punch in one of 19 user codes saved in its memory. There's also a vacation mode to disable all codes while you're away. The two-piece system is available in aged bronze, polished bright brass, or a satin nickel finish to suit your home's style.
If you enjoy receiving up-to-the-minute information about the activity in your home, have a look at the Schlage Lever.
Your favorite smart lock?
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