Electronic Smart locks are gradually becoming a new trend in the US market, and in 2020 more people will start using these devices. The Smart locks are not only more hassle-free when used on a daily basis, but they are also more secure than the regular locks. Here at Protecht Locksmith and Security, a common question we get from our clients almost on a daily basis is – what is the best Smart lock? Consequently, we’ve decided to share the experience of both our clients and ours in this blog post. Enjoy our top 5 best electronic Smart locks for 2020!
1. Schlage Encode (priced around $240)
Finally Schlage came up with this model of their Wi-fi electronic deadbolt. Just like the other Schlage models, this Smart lock can be operated in a variety of ways. The main feature of this lock is its ability to directly connect to your Wi-fi without the need for a bridge or hub as is formerly required. The lock is compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, and can be easily integrated into most of the Smart Home systems. Furthermore, it also possesses a keypad which enables you to grant access by adding different sets of codes. Finally, the lock comes with the option of using a classic Schlage key in the events whereby the batteries die, you lost your phone, or perhaps, you forgot the access code. Kindly note, the batteries last for around 6 months.
2. Nest x Yale (priced around $270)
This lock Yale decided to create already with integrated Nest system that makes super comfortable use with one single Nest app. Of course it’s only suites people who already have or planning to get Nest by Google system and the following devices. This lock links together with the Nest security system and the cameras for better overall security of the property. The quality of this device makes it really hard to break or force the door open. It does have a keypad, for access codes use. However, the lock doesn’t have a regular keyway to operate the lock. If the battery dies, you can use 9V battery to quickly charge on the front of the lock, as a backup.
3. August Smart Lock Pro (priced around $200)
The August lock doesn’t look like any other Smart lock, because it’s a device that mounts on the back part of the regular tubular deadbolt, and on the exterior doesn’t look like a Smart lock. To operate this lock it has to be linked to a cellphone app. In order to connect it to a Wi-fi network it comes with a special bridge that just plugs into outlet. The app is easy to use, you can grant access to multiple accounts, and also track the history of the device use. This Smart lock works with most of the home automation systems, Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.
4. KEVO Kwikset 2nd Gen (priced around $140)
One of the first Smart locks that is still pretty popular is KEVO. This lock senses if your cellphone is close by via a bluetooth and opens automatically. It does have a traditional keyway with Smart Key function by Kwikset, which is easy to rekey in less than 5 seconds. Many negative reviews are saying that the lock is not functioning automatically every time, and sometimes you need to pull out your phone and open it through the app, or with a key. But we personally never got any negative feedback about this Smart deadbolt. As the rest of the Smart locks it also can be integrated with Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant.
5. Lockly Secure PRO (priced around $250)
One of the newest locks that became pretty popular is Lockly Secure Pro, and we are pretty sure that this brand will gain even more popularity in 2020. The main advantage of Lockly is a fingerprint sensor, which works quickly and easily. It also has a keypad with algorithm that reshuffles numbers after each use. This lock as the other Smart locks of our list can be integrated with your smart home network.
Thanks for reading our blog post about the Top 5 Best Electronic Smart Locks 2020. Remember that installation and setup for this locks is relatively simple if you do have handyman and tech skills. But if you are not really confident in your skills better leave this task for a professional locksmith.