Best smart locks of 2019

Ready to go keyless in 2019? These smart locks are our best bets for bringing your front door

Best smart locks of 2019

Curated via Twitter from CNET News’s twitter account….

The $279 August Smart Lock Pro + Connect bundle includes a retrofit August Smart Lock Pro, a Connect Wi-Fi module and a DoorSense open/close sensor.

August’s $219 third-generation Smart Lock + Connect bundle comes with a DoorSense open/close sensor and Connect Wi-Fi module.

The August Smart Lock with the Connect setup works with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa and is controllable remotely through the August mobile app.

Kwikset Kevo Bluetooth Deadbolt: Kwikset’s $222 second-gen Kevo is a good Bluetooth smart lock and a simple answer to smartening your door if you don’t need remote access.

Still, I’m a big fan because you won’t need a Z-wave or Zigbee hub or Wi-Fi module to connect this lock to your smart home.

With these tips and a good smart lock on your door, managing access for family members, roommates, service providers and guests is a breeze.

There’s also a version with interchangeable modules for Zigbee or Z-Wave if you need to connect your lock to a smart home hub.

Array by Hampton Connected Door Lock: This $299 lock has solar-powered battery backup and built-in Wi-Fi, but it’s expensive and doesn’t work with HomeKit or Google Assistant yet.

If your smart home is based in Wi-Fi voice assistants and you don’t use hubs, I’d recommend a lock that works with Wi-Fi (or at least a Wi-Fi adapter).

Schlage Sense Bluetooth Deadbolt: Schlage’s $175 Sense smart lock is affordable but clunky, and not as simple to set up as its Encode sibling.

This $279 smart lock has the good looks of Yale’s earlier models, but it isn’t quite as capable when it comes to smart home integration.

With the Wi-Fi module set up, you’ll get Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant compatibility, as well as remote access to your lock for when you’re not home.

This smart lock supports Z-Wave (hub not included) and works with Apple HomeKit.

You can manage all of that with the tap of a button or an easy voice command with a smart lock at your door.  Are you setting your smart lock up for intrusion?

Read our full review of the August Smart Lock Pro.

The newest $299 bundle includes August smarts with a Connected by August Kit (Wi-Fi module and DoorSense sensors) and works with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and HomeKit.

Nest Yale Lock: Nest and Yale partnered up for a Google-centric smart lock.

Read our full review of the Schlage Encode Smart Wi-Fi Deadbolt.

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