Best Smart Locks that Support Amazon Alexa Android Central 2020
Making your home smarter seems to be all the rage these days. There are smart speakers, smart TVs, and other accessories that let you control your life with your voice. One of the biggest conveniences in a home can come from installing smart locks, so you never have to fish a key out again and can manage guests easier. These are the best smart locks that support Amazon's Alexa voice assistant.
- Locked in: Nuki Smart Lock 2.0
- Traditional approach: Kwikset SmartCode Deadbolt
- Modern chic: August Smart Lock Pro + Connect
- Tamper alerts: Schlage Connect Touchscreen Deadbolt
- Touch sensitive: Yale Assure Lock
- Great for renters: Kwikset Kevo Convert
The Nuki Smart Lock 2.0 installs in under five minutes and works with all of the major smart assistants, including Amazon's Alexa. You can configure it to open automatically when you are within range, and it features an LED ring that shows you at a glance if the door is locked or unlocked. And as with similar locks, you can assign friends and family guest key access, which can also be revoked at any time.
A more conventional-looking option, the Kwikset SmartCode Deadbolt uses regular old buttons to authenticate users. As with the other options, you can control it with your voice with Alexa, provided you purchase a hub. It supports up to 30 unique codes, and if you forget to lock the door, it will automatically lock itself after thirty seconds. The lock operates on four AA batteries, though these are not included.
The Smart Lock Pro is a stylish lock that works with most existing deadbolts, meaning you don't need to replace your keys to use it. You can lock and unlock the door with an Alexa command, or the door can automatically unlock as you approach it with your smartphone. It supports smart home standards like Z-Wave Plus and Apple's HomeKit and includes a Connect bridge that allows it to work over Wi-Fi.
If you leave your phone at home, having a backup way to get back in your house is essential. A physical key is always smart, but a PIN may be more convenient. With the Schlage Connect, you can lock and unlock your door with Alexa (with a hub, sold separately), and the touchscreen is fingerprint-resistant so that you won't give away your PIN. You can also set up alerts to tell if someone is trying to tamper with the lock or force their way inside.
The Asure Lock works perfectly with Alexa — with the additional purchase of a hub — and you can manage the lock from 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 as well, and installation only takes a few minutes and a screwdriver. This lock is also equipped to work with the Amazon Key service.
Like the August locks, the Kevo Convert only replaces your interior lock, meaning you don't have to replace your keys — 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 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, as well as several other models, that are compatible.
We like how inconspicuous Kwikset's SmartCode looks, and Nuki Smart Lock 2.0, though expensive, supports a wide range of smart home standards. It also works without replacing your external lock, as does the Kwikset Kevo Convert, making both great options for people renting apartments or in houses where they're not allowed to swap out the front locks.
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. 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!
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