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Best smart locks for Amazon Alexa 2022

August Wi Fi Smart Lock
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There are plenty of Alexa-enabled devices out there today, and making your home smarter and more secure is easier than ever with Amazon Alexa smart locks. One of the most significant conveniences in a home can come from installing a smart lock, so you never have to fish a key out again, and you can also manage guests easier. These are the best smart locks that support Amazon's Alexa voice assistant, although our favorite is the August Smart Lock Pro, which is stylish, easy to install, and works with most smart homes.

Let Alexa help keep your home safe and secure with the best smart locks

August Wi Fi Smart Lock

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August Wi-Fi Smart Lock

The best overall Alexa smart lock

Reasons to buy

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Sleek, modern styling
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Wi-Fi connectivity without a bridge
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Biometric unlocking
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24/7 activity feed
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Works with existing lock and keys

Reasons to avoid

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Auto unlock feature can be finicky
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The look may clash with some homes/doors
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Using Alexa requires bridge

The August Wi-Fi Smart Lock is a stylish lock that works with most existing deadbolts, meaning you don't need to replace your keys to use it. Instead, you can lock and unlock the door with an Alexa command, or the door can automatically unlock as you approach it with your smartphone, making it one of the best Alexa devices to help secure your home. It supports smart home standards like Z-Wave Plus and Apple's HomeKit over Wi-Fi without the bridge previous generations required.

We also like the 24/7 activity feed, so you can see when your door and lock have been in use and the ability to grant keyless access to anyone you wish. You can even unlock your door using your fingerprint as a form of 2-factor authentication. This lock also talks with Alexa to let you know when you need to replace its batteries, which can be set up for automatic reorder on Amazon.

The only real complaint we've heard with this device is that the auto-lock feature can be a bit finicky at times, often engaging when an owner is merely heading out to the curb to take out the trash or even if the door isn't completely closed. It also requires a separate bridge to work with Alexa.

August Smart Lock

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August Smart Lock - Keyless Home Entry

Smart, yet simple and the best value option

Reasons to buy

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More affordable than the Pro
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Door Sense technology
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Easy to create and share guest keys
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24/7 activity feed

Reasons to avoid

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August Connect bridge not included
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Auto-lock can be tricky with multiple users
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Locking mechanism can be quite loud

The standard Smart Lock doesn't support HomeKit, even when attached to an August Connect (which isn't included). However, it works just fine with Alexa for considerably less than the Pro. You can create guest "keys" for friends' phones with a set expiration date, making it an ideal choice for Airbnb hosts or anyone who doesn't want to give out a physical key.

August makes some of the best smart door locks and the Smart Lock, like its more expensive sibling, works with your existing lock and keys, so you don't have to replace them. It also features Door Sense technology to let you know if your door is open or closed. Best of all, it will lock automatically when you leave and unlock when you arrive back home.

Just be careful — if multiple users are coming in and out of the home, you could get locked out if you don't have your smartphone with you. Some users have also noted that the mechanism can be pretty loud, so don't count on this to cover for you when you sneak in late.

Schlage Encode

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Schlage Encode

Ultra connected and great for super smart homes

Reasons to buy

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Can create temporary codes
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Easy access without keys or phone
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Compatible with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Yonomi
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Doesn't require a hub
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Tamper Alarm

Reasons to avoid

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Expensive
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No auto-unlocking feature

Having another way to get into your home is essential if you lose your phone. A physical key is always smart, but a PIN may be more convenient. With Schlage Encode, you can lock and unlock your door with Alexa and even share up to 30 custom access codes with friends, family, dog walkers, neighbors, and others.

The touchscreen is fingerprint-resistant so you won't give away your PIN. With the new upgraded option, the Schlage Encode Plus now offers NFC to unlock your door with a tap of your phone. This Wi-Fi-connected doorlock makes it so you can unlock your door from virtually anywhere as well as see what codes have been used to help monitor who has come and gone.

The device is simple to install; all you need is a screwdriver and a few minutes. The added Tamper Alarm will notify you on your phone if anyone starts messing with your lock. Schlage is known for its hardware prowess, and this device is no exception. It also means that it comes with a hefty price tag, but you can rest assured you're getting a solid product.

Lockly Secure Pro

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Lockly Secure Pro Keyless Entry Smart Door Lock

Fingerprint reader makes for a futuristic Alexa-ready option

Reasons to buy

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Dynamically changing keypad
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Fingerprint reader
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Wi-Fi hub included
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Stores access history

Reasons to avoid

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One of the more expensive options
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Touchscreen can get smudgy
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Cannot increase touchscreen brightness

This unique smart lock offers extra security by scrambling the buttons each time the screen turns on. You won't be able to rely on muscle memory to input your code, but that also prevents would-be thieves from easily determining which numbers to press. The Lockly Secure Pro's fingerprint reader on the unit's side can remember up to 99 unique prints. With all these fancy features, this lock makes you feel like a spy.

Lockly's app is intuitive and easy to navigate, and you'll have no problem sharing access with guests, adding approved fingerprints, or checking on the device's battery status. It's nice to know that the Wi-Fi hub is included with your purchase, and you don't have to worry about ordering one separately.

As much as we love this smart lock, there are a few downsides to it. For one, it's one of the more expensive options we've come across. Also, the touchscreen smudges easily, and it doesn't get very bright, which can make inputting your code tricky in direct sunlight.

Yale Assure Lock Lifestyle

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Yale Assure Lock

Touch sensitive from the classic brand

Reasons to buy

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Stores up to 250 unique pin codes
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Simple tap to lock
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Comes with two physical backup keys
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Quiet, motorized deadbolt

Reasons to avoid

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Requires a separate hub
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Auto-lock only works from outside

When you picture a traditional smart door lock, the Yale Assure is probably what you have in mind. It works perfectly with Alexa — with the additional purchase of a hub — and you can manage the lock anywhere. It can remember 250 unique PIN codes, so you can assign codes to guests without giving out our master PIN. You can also lock every code out of the system at once just in case something goes wrong. There are two physical keys included if you need them, and installation only takes a few minutes and a screwdriver. This lock is also equipped to work with the Amazon Key service.

This model comes with just the lock, but you can purchase bundles with various door handles in different styles and colors if you prefer to update your whole hardware setup. This lock is weather resistant and comes with two physical backup keys should you forget your code or something goes amiss. Perhaps best of all is that this device is quiet, unlike many other locks on this list.

Kwikset Kevo Convert Lifestyle

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Kwikset Kevo Convert Smart Lock

A hybrid model blending old and new

Reasons to buy

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Easily converts dumb locks to smart ones
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Works with Kwikset, Weiser, Baldwin, or Schlage deadbolts
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Very affordable
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No-touch to open compatibility

Reasons to avoid

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Requires a hub to work with Alexa
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Need a Kevo 2 smart lock for no-touch open feature
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Need smartphone to unlock it

Like the August locks, the Kevo Convert only replaces your interior lock, meaning you don't have to replace your keys, making it perfect for rental homes. It automatically unlocks when you approach it, and it can automatically lock after 30 seconds. If you purchase the Kevo Connected Hub, you'll be able to operate the lock with Alexa, too. You can get notifications when guests access the door, and you can set it up with the Kevo 2 smart lock for no-touch open-door entry. You can also send eKeys to your guests' smartphones or lock any guest out remotely.

While this model does not work with the Amazon Key service, Kwikset offers a version of the Kevo Convert and several other compatible models. Unlike other options, the Kevo Convert can work with deadbolts from Kwikset, Weiser, Baldwin, or Schlage, making it an even more versatile option.

Secure your door from anywhere

Many of the best smart locks can work with Amazon's voice assistant, but hands-down, our favorite of the Amazon Alexa smart locks is the August Smart Lock Pro. It may be on the pricey side, but it supports a wide range of smart home standards, works without replacing your external lock, and looks fantastic.

Some smart locks from manufacturers like Yale, Kwikset, and Schlage work with Amazon's Key service, connecting specific smart cameras, security systems, doorbells, and smart locks. It allows you to see and grant access to your home. However, the Amazon Key service requires purchasing a pre-set security bundle (or buying the items a-la-carte), which can be a pricey proposition.

Note that many of these smart locks will require the purchase of batteries and a hub, so be sure to factor that into your purchasing requirements. But, all in all, you can't go wrong with one of the smart locks on this list if you're looking to get set up with Alexa.

Jeramy is proud to help *Keep Austin Weird* and loves hiking in the hill country of central Texas with a breakfast taco in each hand. When he's not writing about smart home gadgets and wearables, he's defending his relationship with his smart voice assistants to his family. You can follow him on Twitter at @jeramyutgw.