5 Best Smart Locks for 2021

Smart locks may look like a luxury but considering the fact that a burglar strikes every 30 seconds in the US. That adds up to over 3,000 burglaries per day. And with the average property loss of $2,661, a smart lock looks to be a necessity. Additionally, according to stats, 92% of people fear a break-in when they’re sleeping. That’s a valid concern as, according to the psychology of a human, Home has always been the place of peace and privacy. Wonder someone sabotaging that. The reason why we have compiled the list of 

5 Best Smart Locks for 2021

No.5 On the list of Best Smart Locks is

Schlage Encode

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Next, we bring you the Schlage EncodeWe believe that the, which is the best lock and alarm on the market in 2021, is the best. This service allows amazon people to deliver packages directly to your door, instead of leaving them outside. You can monitor and record deliveries with compatible keys by amazon security cameras. The doorbell lock can be paired with a key by amazon compatible security cameras to allow you to see who is at your front door and remotely open it. Let’s say you want the Schlage Encode connected to your wi-fi network. The bell alarm will not work with any other z-wave deadbolts than the old Schlage connect. Let’s say you have a ringtone or camera ringtone. A smart-lock icon will be displayed in the lower corner of the camera window. This icon can be clicked to lock or unlock the code and deadbolt while watching a live stream.

Schlage Encode is very easy to set up physically. The internal shield for encoding is much smaller than that which comes with connecting. This makes it easier to manage the external and internal elements of the lock while installing it. After installation, the Schlage Encode app for android and ios can be used to set the encode wi fi lock settings. Schlage Encode comes with the first four double-a batteries and a single mechanical key. The app can be used to lock and unlock doors, and you can create up to 100 unique codes you can share with trusted friends. An alarm will sound when someone attempts to unlock your door. You’ll be notified. The lock will also notify you if its lithium-ion battery gets low. You can also use the optical hands-free voice control feature, and it is compatible with Alexa and Google Assistant.

 

PROS

  • Easy to install
  • App is easy to use
  • Works with Amazon Alexa, Amazon Key, and Google Assistant
  • Integrates with Ring smart doorbell devices
  • Super customizable
  • Great tech support

CONS

  • Doesn’t work with Homekit or IFTT
  • Need to use a lot of apps to work with Ring & Alexa

No.4 On the list of Best Smart Locks is

August Smart Lock

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Let’s get to work. Let’s say you want to save some money and still get excellent quality and performance.  August smart lock is the best choice because of its low price and high value for money. This lock was awarded the title of best budget smart lock in 2021. The unique base works with standard batteries and can be mounted to support a classic design. It also works via Bluetooth and protected keys or passwords. The lock can be connected via Bluetooth using the applications for android and iOS.

The lock will read the key that defines the application and open or close the door based on the match. Each key has been previously entered into the database memory. You can set the entry or expiration time. A person with an electronic key can, for example, enter the house at a specific time and date. This allows friends and relatives to access the house quickly and easily, even if they are not physically nearby. The key is created in the app and sent to a specified person. The password can be deleted once the specified login time has expired. If the batteries run out, the base will go into sleep mode and lock the door using a standard key. This smart lock can be mounted on any door easily. Users love that it takes only 10 minutes to mount. The august smart lock is also available in silver. It measures 1.63 inches by 2.6 inches by 4.8 inches and weighs 13.9 ounces. The package includes:

  • Four double-a batteries.
  • Mounting hardware for door sensors.
  • A lock adapter to match the price. 

 

PROS

  • Easy installation onto existing deadbolt
  • Included DoorSense sensor
  • Modern design
  • Voice command capability with Connect Wi-Fi bridge
  • Remote access

CONS

  • High price
  • Few features without Connect Wi-Fi bridge

No.3 On the list of Best Smart Locks is

Kwikset Halo Touch Fingerprint 

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We present you to the next entry smart lock, the 2021 Smart Lock. Kwikset Halo touch fingerprint. Kwikset’s Halo product is robust and durable. It was the tubular lock design that revolutionized residential locks. The lock was patented with smart key technology that allows users to re-enter their locks using new physical keys quickly. This makes it easy to replace the lock on any quick-set locks you already own. This is also useful if the key is lost or concerned about it falling into the wrong hands. The smart key lets users quickly and efficiently manage their physical keys’ security, as well as their Halo’s. The smart lock and the application functions are very comparable. The lock can be set up using a Bluetooth mobile application. It’s simple to access the wi-fi network and check the lock’s status, activity logs, and create passwords anywhere you are. The app allows you to manage multiple locks from multiple homes. You can also control HaloHalo using voice commands with amazon’s Alexa. One of the key advantages is the fast-setting HaloHalo touch fingerprint locking system that can save up to 100 fingerprints from 50 users. It is easy to install and compatible with all standard doors. The quick-set HaloHalo touch fingerprint versal entrance smart lock is available in Venetian Bronze and measures 4.18 by 5.39x 9.82 inches. It weighs 3.94 pounds. The package includes all necessary tools to install the lock without hardwiring or hiring a professional locksmith. The instructions and interactive guide are easy to follow.

 

PROS

  • Multiple ways to lock and unlock, including fingerprint scanner
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Supports Alexa and Google voice commands
  • Easy installation
  • Stylish design

CONS

  • Pricey
  • Doesn’t support HomeKit or IFTTT
  • Limited third-party integrations

No.2 On the list of Best Smart Locks is

Ultraloq U Bolt Pro

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Next, we have the ultrabook U-bolt Pro as the best runner-up smart lock on the market in 2021. It uses a mobile app to unlock and lock doors from any location on your smartphone. The keyboard allows you temporary and permanent temporary pin codes. It also features a fingerprint scanner and a hidden key-cylinder behind its keyboard. As if that wasn’t enough, the u-bolt pros can be locked or unlocked by voice commands. It is also compatible with other smart devices. This smart lock includes internal and external accessories, including four double-a batteries, four screws, mounting screws, drill templates, and screwdrivers. Its exterior is finished in satin nickel with black and made from zinc alloy material. The center features a 360-degree capacitive fingerprint scanner. An led ring glows briefly green when it is locked or unlocked and red when it is the wrong pin or fingerprint. Ten numeric keys can be used to enter pin codes and an ultra lock button that will lock the door from outside. The hidden key is one of the most useful features. It can be accessed by taking out the keyboard and folding it at the bottom of the rubber cover. The lock can be powered with an external power supply via a micro USB port in case of power failure. The internal control panel measures 4.9 x 2.9 x 0.9 inches and has a black-and-silver color scheme. It has a thumb-rotation button for manual control and a removable cover to store four double-a batteries. The reset button is located at the bottom of the lock. According to users, it is easy to install and performed well in testing. The scanner did not register the fingerprint and recognized it immediately after scanning. It responded quickly to pin entry and commands to lock or unlock doors. Alexa’s voice commands worked flawlessly to unlock and lock the door.

 

PROS

  • Fingerprint, keypad, and automatic unlocing.
  • Works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant voice control.
  • Supports IFTTT.
  • Includes Wi-Fi bridge.
  • Easy to install.

CONS

  • Doesn’t support Apple HomeKit.
  • Magic Shake feature isn’t that useful (yet).

No.1 On the list of Best Smart Locks is

August wi-fi 4th Gen

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We’ve finally reached the top. The 4th generation of august is now the best smart lock on the market in 2021. The august lock and app let you remotely lock or unlock doors, assign virtual keys for guests, check door status when needed, and keep track of who is coming and going. This smart wi-fi lock can be installed right from a box that has wi-fi. It also connects to existing locks so you can keep your original keys. There is only one key that you need to unlock and lock the door. The august wi-fi fourth generation is already included in the box. It does not require any additional bridge to connect to wi-fi. You get remote access and voice functionality without any additional hassle. It requires 2.4 gigahertz of red wi-fi. It attaches to an existing screw in the door easily so that you can use your existing keys.

You can also send secure keys instantly to trusted friends and family members via the august app. The august wi-fi 4th generation is designed with biometric authentication that allows you to choose whether to use fingerprint or face recognition from your smartphone to operate the lock remotely. The smart lock can be controlled by Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistants. You can use your voice to unlock, lock, or check the status of the door. You can also see the time guests enter your home and exit with august’s activity feed directly from your smartphone. The august wi-fi fourth generation is available in matte black and weighs 1.52 pounds. High durability and premium performance are guaranteed.

 

PROS

  • Wi-Fi built-in (no external bridge required)
  • Nearly 50% smaller
  • Improved grip
  • Installs in 10 minutes or less
  • Don’t need to completely remove existing deadbolt (renter-friendly)

CONS

  • Shorter battery life
  • Uncommon CR123 batteries

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