Want to learn what the best smart home locks for 2017 are? Check out our picks for the most secure door locks with home automation integration right here.
Fairly controversial, smart locks are becoming increasingly popular not only for smart home enthusiasts and early adopters, but also for a wider, less tech-savvy audience. While, the question of smart home security is still open for debate, the general consensus is that if someone was to break into your home, they can still break your lock, whether the lock itself is connected to the internet of things or not. That being said, smart locks are still considered to be a helpful tool that keeps unwanted visitors away, as it adds an additional level of security to your existing home entrance. That being said, we’ve collected a list of what we consider to be our top picks for the best smart home locks for 2017. Without further adieu, here they are.
Best Smart Home Lock for 2017
Schlage Connect Touchscreen Smart Lock
If you are searching for the best smart home lock for 2017, there is no better option on the market than the Schlage Connect Touchscreen Smart Lock. Z-Wave ready, the lock is created from one of the best manufacturers of secure locks, has a built-in alarm and a touch screen keypad for further security. Considered to be one of the best secure lock manufacturers, Schlage have a lot of experience in building secure locks, so having their Z-Wave ready smart lock is definitely a great choice for any smart home enthusiasts. What’s more, the lock itself comes with an anti-pick shield protection, a strong motorized bolt and is able to store up to 30 personalized user codes at a time. While the lock itself might not necessarily have any additional home automation features that will entice enthusiasts, it nonetheless is the most secure option on the market.
- Z-Wave Ready
- Anti-Pick Protection
- Built-In Alarm
- Lacks Additional Features
Best Smart Home Lock for 2017 Runner Up
August Smart Lock
As we’ve previously discussed in our review of the latest CES 2017 Smart Home tech, home automation technology is all about connectivity and integration. With that in mind, there’s no better smart home lock to go around as the runner up, than August Smart Home Lock. Even though the lock works only through a Bluetooth and Wi-Fi wireless connectivity, it is nonetheless one of the best smart home locks for 2017. Having Geofencing and Guest Access capabilities, the lock has both a mobile and web app, allowing you to receive email and push notifications, whenever someone opens your door. However, what truly makes this lock stand out is the fact that it has support for IFTTT, Nes, Apple Home Kit and Amazon Alexa. Having all this in mind, you can easily control each and every aspect of how your lock works, making it one of the best picks for 2017.
- System and Software Integration
- Guest Access
- Lacks additional Features
If you are looking for a smart lock that supports multiple wireless connectivity options you should look no further than the Poly-Control Danalock. It is able to connect on Z-Wave, ZigBee, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, so no matter what wireless protocol you prefer, Danalock will support it. Although the lock itself is not necessarily one of the best smart home locks of 2017, it is a worthy notable mention. The lock supports a mobile app and push notifications, as well as geofencing, guest access and more.
Yale Real-Living Z-Wave Lock
Running on both Z-Wave and Zigbee, the Yale Real-Living Z-Wave lock is on the rather more expensive and high-end side of the price spectrum. Nevertheless, it is a nice choice for those who look for an added level of security. The lock is relatively easy to install and has a backlit capacitive touchscreen keypad to allow you to easily enter your passcode during the night. What’s more, it is ANSI/BHMA grade 2 certified and works with almost any smart home Z-Wave controller.
Kwikset Kevo (2nd Gen)
Another lock found on the relatively more expensive end of the price spectrum of smart locks is the Kwikset Kevo (2nd Gen). Definitely one of the best smart home locks for 2017, the lock is extremely easy to operate through an iOS or Android device. What’s more it fits almost every standard door is relatively easy to install. Working with SmartKey security, the lock will also sent you notifications and let you monitor your lock history. One of the few downsides of this lock is that it does not work with Apple HomeKit.
At the end of the day, if you want your home to be more secure, you definitely have to option to do so. What’s more, some of the best smart home locks of 2017, not only add another level of security to your home, but they also give you additional features and options, including opening your door through your smartphone or be able to see the history of who has previously opened the door and more.
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