Best Smart Locks

The 5 Best Bluetooth / Keyless Smart Locks 2018

Locks have existed since ancient times, and their design was altered and improved upon many times over many generations. Nowadays, we possess the most advanced locking mechanisms (so far) that almost never fail to protect our belongings. The most sophisticated of these are smart locks that stop an intruder in his tracks while providing easy access to the owner.

The 5 Best Bluetooth Selling Smart Locks:

SaleBestseller No. 1
Schlage Z-Wave Connect Camelot Touchscreen Deadbolt with Built-In Alarm, Satin Nickel, BE469 CAM...
1705 Reviews
Schlage Z-Wave Connect Camelot Touchscreen Deadbolt with Built-In Alarm, Satin Nickel, BE469 CAM...
  • Works with Alexa for voice control (hub required, Alexa device and hub sold separately).
  • Touch Screen keypad and lock cylinder on exterior and thumb turn interior
  • Stores up to 30 personalized user codes at a time
SaleBestseller No. 2
August Smart Lock 2nd Generation - Dark Gray, Works with Alexa
783 Reviews
August Smart Lock 2nd Generation - Dark Gray, Works with Alexa
  • Works with Alexa for voice control (hub required, Alexa device and hub sold separately).
SaleBestseller No. 3
August Smart Lock, 3rd Gen technology - Silver, Works with Alexa
376 Reviews
August Smart Lock, 3rd Gen technology - Silver, Works with Alexa
  • Works with Alexa for voice control (hub required, Alexa device and hub sold separately). Requires 110-240V
  • Secure, keyless entry for your smart home. Lock and unlock your door, control keyless access and keep track of who comes and goes, all from your phone.
  • Keep your existing lock and keys. Easily attaches to your existing deadbolt, so everyone can still use their keys.
SaleBestseller No. 4
Schlage BE365VCAM619 Camelot Keypad Deadbolt, Satin Nickel
3685 Reviews
Schlage BE365VCAM619 Camelot Keypad Deadbolt, Satin Nickel
  • Create and delete access codes for trusted friends and family (up to 19)
  • Installs in minutes - no wiring needed;Door thickness range: 1-5/8 inches to 2 inches thick (41mm-51mm) standard,Thick door kit available
  • Guaranteed to fit on standard doors
SaleBestseller No. 5
August Smart Lock Pro + Connect, 3rd gen technology - Silver, works with Alexa
655 Reviews
August Smart Lock Pro + Connect, 3rd gen technology - Silver, works with Alexa
  • Works with Alexa for voice control (Alexa device sold separately) ; Requires 110-240 Volts
  • Control and monitor your door from anywhere. Lock and unlock your door, control keyless access and keep track of who comes and goes, all from your phone
  • Be sure you're secure with DoorSenseTM. Only August has DoorSense to tell you if your door is securely closed and locked

The 5 Best Bluetooth Smark Locks:

If you have some valuables you’d like to protect with a smart lock, then we advise you to stick around and have a little look-see at our selection of top 5 smart locks on the market.

1. Ultraloq – UL3

Ultraloq - UL3First up, we have the Ultraloq UL3, one of the most secure, but most accessible smart locks on the market. This zinc alloy lock has amazing capabilities, and is made to be “real keyless”.

What this means is that the lock does not utilize a real key or keycard, as both can be stolen or lost. Ultraloq UL3 allows you to unlock the door using a fingerprint, code or your smartphone.

UL3 can remember up to 95 fingerprints. This allows you to authorize your family and friends to access your home at any time. The device also has an anti-peep password protection that enables you to type several passwords in the form of a long string of digits. If you type in one password, the door will open, regardless if you type in the rest.

Furthermore, the UL3 enables you to unlock the lock using the phone. You only need to download the app, and you will never be locked out again. The app also enables you to unlock the door by knocking on your phone four times.

UL3 is also has a very long battery life. It is estimated that a single set of 3 AAA batteries can last for 8000 interactions. The lock will operate even if there is a power outage.

Pros:

  • No need for a key or keycard.
  • Unlockable by fingerprint, phone or code.
  • 8000 interactions.
  • Can record 95 fingerprints.
  • Anti-peep password protection.
  • Smartphone app.

Cons:

  • The lock can be a bit difficult to install.

Available at Amazon.com

2. Kwikset – Kevo

Kwikset - KevoFor those wanting something smaller and less conspicuous, Kwikset has just the thing for you – their second generation Kevo lock. This lock has a more traditional design, but rest assured, this is one sophisticated device.

Kevo features a very advanced touch lock. This lock detects the proximity of your smartphone and you only need to touch the lock to unlock it. If on the other hand, you don’t have your phone with you, you can use a smart fob that acts the same as the smartphone app.

Kevo is also very resistant to any type of forced entry and lock picking, thanks to its advanced design. Not only that, but the lock can track who is locking and unlocking the door, and track who is entering and exiting your house. Kevo is ANSI Grade 2 and BHMA certified, as well as UL Fire Rated.

The interior side of the lock is a turn-piece that detects the prescience of your device, connecting via Bluetooth, and does not unlock on touch, preventing accidental unlocking.

Pros:

  • Smaller, more traditional design.
  • Very secure, anti-lock picking design, resistant to forceful entry methods.
  • Smart lock; unlocks on touch.
  • Tracks who is entering and who is leaving your house.
  • Turnpiece prevents accidental unlocking.

Cons:

  • Kwikset charges $2 for additional keys, and additional $70 for Wi-Fi stuff.

Available at Amazon.com

3. August – Smart Lock

August - Smart LockComing up next, it’s the August Smart Lock. This is yet another keyless lock that operates completely off the app on your smartphone.

The app is compatible with both Android and iOS phones, and the app also enables you to use Siri to unlock your door. The app serves as a digital key, and the lock will unlock when you approach it. In addition, it will also lock automatically behind you.

The lock, like the ones before it on this list, can track who is locking and unlocking it. The device allows you to give digital keys to other people, and every key is unique, allowing for better recognition.

Pros:

  • Minimalistic and simple design.
  • Easy to install.
  • Works solely off the app.
  • Tracks who locks and unlocks it.

Cons:

  • Android phones may experience Bluetooth connectivity issues.
  • You have to use both Bluetooth and mobile data or Wi-Fi (Bluetooth connects to the lock, Wi-Fi to August’s server).

Available at Amazon.com

4. ZKTeco – Bluetooth biometric door lock

ZKTeco - Bluetooth biometric door lockOur penultimate item comes from ZKTeco, and it’s their Bluetooth Biometric lock. This lock is very similar in appearance to the UL3, and operates in a similar manner, together with a smartphone app and fingerprint recognition.

The lock is very reliable and highly accessible, while being very secure at the same time. The app allows you to set up a digital key and password, and share the key with other people like your family and friends. The app also allows you to authorize persons for limited periods of time. You can set up temporary keys that are automatically deleted after a time, or become active at specific times.

The lock app also allows you to see who is coming in or out of your house. The fingerprint function can recognize up to 50 individual sets.

Pros:

  • Tracks the usage of the lock.
  • Can be unlocked via app, password or fingerprint
  • Allows you to share the key with others and limit their accessibility.

Cons:

  • Can be a bit difficult to set up.

Available at Amazon.com

5. Yale Security – Yale Assure Lock

Yale Security - Yale Assure LockLasts but not least is the Yale Security Assure lock. This is a more traditional lock with a touchscreen keypad and a mechanical key. The lock is very simple to use, and even simpler to set up.

The lock provides voice assistance when it comes to setting up. The lock can remember up to 25 individual pass-codes that you can activate and deactivate at will. This is a more traditional lock, like we said, and while it does come with some Wi-Fi features, they are expensive to install, so it’s better you use it without, making the lock, in turn, more reliable.

The lock features a tapered, fully mechanized bolt. This bolt is very effective, and retains its functionality even if the door is slightly misaligned. The lock will automatically lock after 30 seconds, and will go into lockdown if the code has been put in multiple times.

Pros:

  • Simple, reliable design
  • Simple and easy setup.
  • Remembers up to 25 codes.
  • Locks after 30 seconds after unlocking.
  • The mechanized bolt that retains operability even if the door is misaligned.

Cons:

  • The lock does have Wi-Fi features, but they are expensive to install.

Available at Amazon.com

Conclusion

Well, that’s all folks. This has been our list of the most reliable smart locks on the market. If you have valuables worth protecting, check out one of these locks, and they might just be up to your security standards.

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