Tired of looking for your keys in your pockets or in your handbags? A smart lock senses when you come near your house and unlocks automatically your door.
Smart locks generally use Bluetooth or Wi-Fi to connect to your phone. They can be integrated into your smart home installation to work together with other devices such as cameras or thermostats. When you come home, your lock can trigger the thermostat to set the right temperature, turn on the oven, play some music…
If you lose your phone, the lock app doesn’t work or the lock has a dead battery, it might be wise to choose a smart lock with a physical key.
In general, smart locks are easy to install and only need a screwdriver.
Here are some examples of smart locks:
Use August smart lock to create unique virtual keys for your family. You can grant them access at a special day or time. The smart lock automatically unlocks your door when you approach.
It is available in 4 colors: Copper, Dark Grey, Red, and Silver. The smart lock works with 4 AA batteries.
With the August Home app, you can control your lock and follow up who enters and gets out of your place.
The lock can be controlled with an Apple watch and is compatible with Apple Homekit.
Kwikset Kevo smart lock uses military-grade encryption and dual-authentication to guarantee the best security. When you come home, the smart lock detects your smartphone and will unlock your door once you have touched it.
This lock can also be used with a traditional key. If your phone is stolen, you can log in to your online account to disable your phone access to your house.
Kevo is compatible with various smart products, such as Nest or Honeywell thermostats.
It is available in 3 colors: Satin Nickel, Polished Brass, and Venetian Bronze.
Schlage Sense is a Bluetooth enabled smart lock. With the Schlage app, you can lock or unlock your door. The smart lock works with Apple HomeKit. You can also use the Siri command to control the lock.
The smart lock also has a numeric keypad. This allows you to assign specific codes to your family or guests.
It can only be controlled into the range of the Bluetooth radio.
Lockitron Bolt – $99
Like Schlage Sense, Lockitron Bolt uses Bluetooth. It unlocks your door when it senses your smartphone. The access can be shared to your family and friends through the Lockitron app.
With the Lockitron Bridge, Bolt can connect to the internet. It can then be controlled from anywhere. Bolt will even send notifications for example when your child unlocks the door with their phone.
It also exists in a Keypad version, with which you can give access to your home through pin codes.