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.
Best smart locks of 2019 https://t.co/ZxZSCwZwNq— CNET News (@CNETNews) July 5, 2019
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