Best Smart Locks Review
Smart locks are the future of home security — they’re keyless, pick-proof + easy to install
Here’s my list of the best smart locks online.
#1.) Samsung Deadbolt Smart Lock
#2.) Ultraloq Keyless Smart Lock
#3.) Samsung Digital Keyless Lock
#4.) Yale Keyless Smart Lock
#5.) August Smart Lock Pro Connect
#6.) Samsung Biometric Digital Door Lock
** FYI — smart lock links go to Amazon (which had best prices)
✅ Top #1 Pick: Samsung Keyless Door Lock (Deadbolt)
Samsung (SHS-3321) Door Lock has a sleek black façade + backlit screen allowing you to clearly enter or preset the code.
Key-free + works w/ RFID tags and pre-programmed user codes.
You can program in up to 71 different codes. Pressing a single button sets the alarm when you’re away and the alarm volume is adjustable. (No need to worry about waking up sleeping children!)
Safety features: pick proof, built-in fire detector sensor, bump proof
Although it’s battery-operated, Samsung provides a back-up power supply that kicks in when the battery dies.
Easy to install + designed for doors between 35 and 55 mm thick, specifically 161 prep doors.
Ultraloq Lock is fingerprint-enabled and comes w/ a touchscreen for keyless opening.
Smart lock can be operated using your smartphone — you can program it to recognize your fingerprints, or use w/ a back-up key to unlock it.
Memory can hold up to 95 fingerprints.
Battery-operated but maximizes battery life to last through 8,000 times the lock is accessed (a little confusing – 8000 times of unlocking?).
Low battery alarm alerts you to change the batteries + reversible lock handle opens doors from either side.
Built-in anti-peep password system conceals your access code and the lock’s records can be accessed on your phone to see who has unlocked the door.
Samsung Digital Door Lock SHS-2920 safety features include: pick-proof, fire alarm, alerts if you enter wrong code, active randomizer to prevent people from stealing codes, and designed to shut down after multiple failed attempts.
I love the black, sleek design that prevents unsightly bulk to doors. Alarm volume can be adjusted or muted. (Good for when your kids are asleep!)
Lock is easy to install and can be operated in the dark because of the blue backlight.
Yale Assure Lock SL comes w/ compact size + black touchscreen.
Designed to work with Apple products and can be voice controlled using Siri. Also works with 4th gen. and newer versions of Apple TV.
If your day typically follows a consistent schedule, you’ll like that this lock can be activated daily at regular times. Lock can also be set to auto relock, so it locks automatically each time the door closes.
Screen is backlit, making it easier to see in the dark, and the design lets up to 25 users choose an access code of anywhere between 4 and 8 digits.
I love that it has an emergency charging terminal, so if the battery dies users won’t be locked out of their home.
August Smart Lock Pro + Connect is specially designed for voice commands — works with Alexa and Google Assistant.
It’s technologically savvy and you can see who is accessing the lock through connected smartphones.
I like that it will unlock the door automatically if a person with a programmed smartphone walks toward the door.
August smart lock works with deadbolts, meaning you can choose to turn the alarm off, and use their regular lock and key to access their house. (too confusing – not sure how to make it better)
DoorSense design feature ensures that users can be confident their door is properly closed and locked.
Very easy to install + auto re-locks.
Samsung Biometric Lock includes the most advanced features (even though it’s the the most expensive on my list)
It fits doors that are 40 to 80 mm thick — comes w/ up to 11 access codes + 100 fingerprints (for easy access!).
Safety features include: auto lock, pick proof + random security code protection
Failed access attempts causes lock to shut down.