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2019 Buyers Guide

Bluetooth Smart Locks

In the market for a door lock that has Bluetooth connectivity for proximity locking and unlocking, setting access codes and other features?

Dive into our top picks and our comparison tables to find the best fit for your home or apartment.

August Smart Lock Pro 3rd GenAugust Smart Lock Pro 3rd Gen logo
$200.00
AKASO Smart LockAKASO Smart Lock logo
$149.99
Ultraloq UL3 BluetoothUltraloq UL3 Bluetooth logo
$156.95
Schlage SenseSchlage Sense logo
$154.38

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Bluetooth Overview
Category Bluetooth

Bluetooth smart locks are some of the most popular locks in the market due to their integration with your smart phone and range perfect for a single home or apartment.

Bluetooth Lock Pros

  • Already enabled on your smart phone with no additional hubs needed.
  • Has an OK range of around 50 feet (Bluetooth 5 will have up to 4x the range) but this is all dependent on your specific house, etc.
  • If you are concerned about security the shorter range can be a positive in that someone needs to be physically close to your house for any network snooping/access.

Bluetooth Lock Cons:

  • You will not be able to remotely monitor and control your lock from long distances without an add-on accessory. A Wi-fi or Z-Wave enabled lock will be a better fit for you if you want this feature.
  • Range can be a problem in certain houses.

What is the best Bluetooth enabled smart lock to buy?

The smart lock market has a large range of options and configurations to choose from ranging from door fit and installation to making sure it works well with other smart home devices and your phone. But which one should you buy? Here are the main points to consider when shopping for a new lock for your door, as well as the best smart locks we've tested.

Our Quick Picks

Short on time? Here our some of our favorite picks based on some common filters for people in the market.

Lock
August 3rd Gen
Schlage Sense
Ultraloq UL3 Bluetooth
August Home AUG-SL04-M01-S04 Silver August Smart Lock, 3rd Generation Technology
Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt with Century Trim in Satin Nickel (BE479 CEN 619)
Ultraloq UL3 BT Bluetooth Enabled Fingerprint and Touchscreen Smart Lock (Satin Nickel) | 5-in-1...
Best For
Budget Shoppers
Apple & iPhone Users
All Around Buy and those needing Handle
Lock Type
Interior Deadbolt Replacement
Deadbolt Replacement
Handle (Latch/Knobs) Replacement
Alexa Integration?
Yes, with add-on
Yes, with add-on
Yes
Siri / Homekit Integration?
Yes, with add-on
Yes
No
User Reviews
1,134 Reviews
965 Reviews
1,216 Reviews
Price
$96.92
$155.58
$144.63
Where to Buy
Lock
August 3rd Gen
August Home AUG-SL04-M01-S04 Silver August Smart Lock, 3rd Generation Technology
Best For
Budget Shoppers
Lock Type
Interior Deadbolt Replacement
Alexa Integration?
Yes, with add-on
Siri / Homekit Integration?
Yes, with add-on
User Reviews
1,134 Reviews
Price
$96.92
Where to Buy
Our Review
Lock
Schlage Sense
Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt with Century Trim in Satin Nickel (BE479 CEN 619)
Best For
Apple & iPhone Users
Lock Type
Deadbolt Replacement
Alexa Integration?
Yes, with add-on
Siri / Homekit Integration?
Yes
User Reviews
965 Reviews
Price
$155.58
Where to Buy
Our Review
Lock
Ultraloq UL3 Bluetooth
Ultraloq UL3 BT Bluetooth Enabled Fingerprint and Touchscreen Smart Lock (Satin Nickel) | 5-in-1...
Best For
All Around Buy and those needing Handle
Lock Type
Handle (Latch/Knobs) Replacement
Alexa Integration?
Yes
Siri / Homekit Integration?
No
User Reviews
1,216 Reviews
Price
$144.63
Where to Buy
Our Review

Things to consider

 

Your door Fit

One of the first things to consider before falling in love with one particular model is to make sure it fits with your door in size and lock type.

Locks typically come in a few standard configurations

  1. Attach on your deadbolt (only 1 model on the market is like this)
  2. Interior deadbolt replacement where on the outside your door looks the same but the interior deadbolt section controls the lock and is replaced
  3. Complete deadbolt replacement
  4. Handle / Lever / Knob replacement where you only have one hole on your door
  5. Integrated lock where your deadbolt and handle are in one mechanism where they lock but are separated on the door
  6. Mortise - a fully integrated system

You can click on the images below to filter down the Bluetooth door locks that fit each particular door type.

Handle / Knob

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Deadbolt Replacement

Deadbolt Replacement

Interior Deadbolt Replacement

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Mortise

Mortise Smart Lock

Access Codes

If you are looking for the ability to add access codes for your kids and guests or to make sure the delivery gets into your home safely there are several options these locks accomplish this.

Some have them built-in and will include either push buttons or commonly a touchscreen that will light up as you approach.

The other option is to add a keypad accessory that is installed next to your door and communications to the lock.

The third is via the locks smart phone app which can act as a key for other users.

One thing to keep in mind is with a Bluetooth lock you will only be able to add codes when you are near the door and not remotely. If you are looking to manage your codes from a long distance you will want a lock that has either Wi-Fi built in or connects with a hub that does so that it can connect to your home router.

Access Codes

Integration with smart home ecosystems

Do you already have an Alexa, Apple TV or a smart home hub in your home?

Many of the smart locks on the market let you:

  • Check status of your lock from your phone
  • Lock and unlock the door using voice control
  • Have your lock be a part of a "recipe" like a good night mode that turns off lights, locks door and sets security system.

Click on the buttons below to filter the Bluetooth locks by each of their compatible systems.

Connectivity Path 2

Additional Smart Lock Features

Smart locks also come with a range of other features that could be the deciding factor for your purchase.

Features Remote Lock

Remote Locking

Check or manage your lock while away from your home

Most of the time Bluetooth connectivity is not going to be the best option for you if you want this out of the box without having to purchase an additional bridge device or smart home hub.

At the moment only one lock has the ability to generate and manage keys remotely without an additional device.

Features Autolock

Proximity Locking

Automatically lock behind you or unlock as you approach

With this feature you can have your door automatically lock behind you after a certain amount of time (typically 30 seconds) or have it use your phone's GPS and Bluetooth to automatically unlock the door as you approach.

Features Fingerprint

Fingerprint or Touchscreen

Use your fingerprint to open your door or a touchscreen 

With this feature you can either open the door using an access code and a back-lit touchscreen or your fingerprint to securely open your doors.

Bluetooth Lock Comparison

Retail Price $159.99
(Available for: $149.99)
Our Review

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AKASO Smart Lock


Lock Type: Deadbolt Replacement
Finish Options: Black
Connectivity Options: Bluetooth
iOS App: Yes
Android App: Yes
Pros
  • The auto lock feature automatically locks the door after 30 seconds whenever someone enters or leaves the building.
  • The deadbolt feature prevents access from outside until it is securely released from the inside – a valuable security perk.
  • “Low battery” alerts so you never run out of charge (if you do a backup 9v recharge system allows you to get in).
  • Can use physical key or codes to get in
  • Built-in intrusion alarm will sound during any lock tampering.
Cons
  • The locking mechanism can be buggy and inconsistent, meaning the door sometimes remains unlocked.
  • Access codes do not always work properly.
  • Poor customer service means that problems can take a long time to resolve.
  • Users must be within Bluetooth range of the lock to adjust any settings.
  • No Wifi Access for remote locking from a distance.
  • Lack of integrations with smart home ecosystems
  • Uses 3rd part app

This AKASO model comes with all the standard smart lock features, including a 9V backup battery and smart key support. Mechanically the lock is strong and robust, and it’s very pleasing on the eye with its sleek black touchscreen surface.

Unfortunately, app integration is poor and secure codes sent to users don’t always work, and you can only change codes when you are within Bluetooth range making it unreliable for remote use.

Despite its mid-range price point, the lock suffers too many bugs to be a favorite over its similarly-priced rivals. If AKASO focuses on app integration and access code improvements, we could see a very polished product for their next release.

Retail Price $149.00
(Available for: $96.92)
Our Review

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August Smart Lock 3rd Gen


Lock Type: Interior Deadbolt Replacement
Finish Options: Black and Nickel
Connectivity Options: Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Via Bridge/Hub
Google Assistant: Yes with add-on hub
Siri Support: Yes with add-on hub
Alexa Support: Yes
iOS App: Yes
Android App: Yes
Pros
  • Ridiculously easy install with only a screwdriver, plus helpful videos if you get stuck.
  • Perfect option for renters because you keep your own keys and it doesn’t change the look of the exterior.
  • Sturdy, high-quality build with solid metal exterior.
  • The app is easy to configure and use.
  • Ability to give temporary digital keys makes this a great option for vacation rentals.
Cons
  • The wifi bridge is sold separately, meaning none of the remote access features can be used until you spend the extra money.
  • The auto-lock feature makes it too easy to lock yourself out if you’re just stepping out for a moment, however it can be disabled.
  • Spotty connection for auto-unlock, especially for those using Android.
  • Locks and bridges are 1:1, so if you’re outfitting multiple doors, it can get expensive.

August has clearly taken customer feedback to heart and applied everything they’ve learned to the August Smart Lock 3rd Generation. It does everything you could want from a smart lock. Run out the door in the morning and let it auto-lock behind you, remotely send the babysitter a temporary key, have the door auto-unlock as you approach so you don’t have to stop and search your pockets, or tell Alexa/Google to lock your door at night rather than getting out of bed to double check.

The cherry on top is that it does all of this without modifying the look of your home or requiring you to change the locking mechanism.

Your August Smart Lock 3rd Gen options:
Comparisons

How does the standard 3rd gen model stack up to the Pro model?

Title
Smart Lock Pro (3rd Gen)
Smart Lock (3rd Gen)
Smart Lock (3rd Gen) + Connect
Smart Lock Pro (3rd Gen) + Connect
August Home AUG-SL-CON-S03 Silver August Smart Lock Pro, 3rd Generation-Dark Gray, Apple HomeKit...
August Home AUG-SL04-M01-S04 Silver August Smart Lock, 3rd Generation Technology
August Home Smart Lock + Connect, Satin Nickel
August Home ASL-03, AC-R1 Smart Lock Pro + Connect Wi-Fi Bridge Bundle, 100, Silver
Price
$200.00
$96.92
$182.26
$193.48
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-
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Rating
381 Reviews
1,134 Reviews
152 Reviews
1,912 Reviews
iOS App
Android App
Remote Locking
Keypad & Access Codes?
Requires add-on
Requires add-on
Requires add-on
Requires add-on
Smart Home Integration?
Alexa Support?
Siri / Homekit Support?
Google Assistant Support?
Title
Smart Lock Pro (3rd Gen)
August Home AUG-SL-CON-S03 Silver August Smart Lock Pro, 3rd Generation-Dark Gray, Apple HomeKit...
Price
$200.00
-
Rating
381 Reviews
iOS App
Android App
Remote Locking
Keypad & Access Codes?
Requires add-on
Smart Home Integration?
Alexa Support?
Siri / Homekit Support?
Google Assistant Support?
Title
Smart Lock (3rd Gen)
August Home AUG-SL04-M01-S04 Silver August Smart Lock, 3rd Generation Technology
Price
$96.92
-
Rating
1,134 Reviews
iOS App
Android App
Remote Locking
Keypad & Access Codes?
Requires add-on
Smart Home Integration?
Alexa Support?
Siri / Homekit Support?
Google Assistant Support?
Title
Smart Lock (3rd Gen) + Connect
August Home Smart Lock + Connect, Satin Nickel
Price
$182.26
-
Rating
152 Reviews
iOS App
Android App
Remote Locking
Keypad & Access Codes?
Requires add-on
Smart Home Integration?
Alexa Support?
Siri / Homekit Support?
Google Assistant Support?
-
Title
Smart Lock Pro (3rd Gen) + Connect
August Home ASL-03, AC-R1 Smart Lock Pro + Connect Wi-Fi Bridge Bundle, 100, Silver
Price
$193.48
-
Rating
1,912 Reviews
iOS App
Android App
Remote Locking
Keypad & Access Codes?
Requires add-on
Smart Home Integration?
Alexa Support?
Siri / Homekit Support?
Google Assistant Support?
-

lock finish

Option 1) Pick a finish

Just want the lock? Pick out the look that matches your door and house style.

remote locking smart lock option icon

Option 2) Add Remote Locking

Do you want the added convenience of remote locking options and integrations with other smart home hubs? Add either the Connect Bridge or the August Door Cam to add this feature to your lock.

smart lock keypad

Option 3) Add a Keypad & Access Codes

Need one-use and timed codes for deliveries or for guests? Add their accessory to enable this for your August lock.

smart lock hub option icon

Option 4) Add a compatible smart home hub

These hubs integrate with the August and help connect your door to other security or other smart devices in your home for a complete smart home system.

Retail Price $229.00
(Available for: $200.00)
Our Review

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August Smart Lock Pro 3rd Gen


Lock Type: Interior Deadbolt Replacement
Finish Options: Black and Nickel
Connectivity Options: Apple Homekit, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi Via Bridge/Hub, and Z-Wave Plus
Google Assistant: Yes with add-on hub
Siri Support: Yes
Alexa Support: Yes
iOS App: Yes
Android App: Yes
Pros
  • Seamless integration with Alexa, Google, Siri, Homekit, and Z-Wave Plus.
  • Easy to create and manage digital keys, making it ideal for vacation rentals.
  • Simple installation with only a screwdriver, plus instructional videos if you get stuck.
  • No changes to the exterior, keeping HOAs and landlords happy
  • Sturdy, high-quality build with solid metal exterior.
Cons
  • The auto-unlock feature can be unreliable (especially with Android), and opening directly from the app can take longer than a key.
  • The app does not always show real-time information.
  • If you run into problems, it can be difficult to get in touch with customer service.
  • Larger than the base model, so it can cause issues when there is a tight fit (measure first!)

The August Smart Lock Pro 3rd Generation is all about seamless integration with the rest of your smart home. If this is the only smart product you ever plan on buying, save the extra money and get the base model. Otherwise, only the pro lets you connect through Z-Wave Plus, Siri, and Homekit (both support Alexa and Google Home).

Like the base version, you can use the app to tailor how this lock functions for you. Enable and disable auto-lock or unlock features, view and control access remotely (as long as you have the Wi-Fi bridge), get low battery alerts, and know when the door is closed or locked.

Your August Smart Lock Pro 3rd Gen options:
Comparisons

How does the standard 3rd gen model stack up to the Pro model?

Title
Smart Lock Pro (3rd Gen)
Smart Lock (3rd Gen)
Smart Lock (3rd Gen) + Connect
Smart Lock Pro (3rd Gen) + Connect
August Home AUG-SL-CON-S03 Silver August Smart Lock Pro, 3rd Generation-Dark Gray, Apple HomeKit...
August Home AUG-SL04-M01-S04 Silver August Smart Lock, 3rd Generation Technology
August Home Smart Lock + Connect, Satin Nickel
August Home ASL-03, AC-R1 Smart Lock Pro + Connect Wi-Fi Bridge Bundle, 100, Silver
Price
$200.00
$96.92
$182.26
$193.48
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-
-
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Rating
381 Reviews
1,134 Reviews
152 Reviews
1,912 Reviews
iOS App
Android App
Remote Locking
Keypad & Access Codes?
Requires add-on
Requires add-on
Requires add-on
Requires add-on
Smart Home Integration?
Alexa Support?
Siri / Homekit Support?
Google Assistant Support?
Title
Smart Lock Pro (3rd Gen)
August Home AUG-SL-CON-S03 Silver August Smart Lock Pro, 3rd Generation-Dark Gray, Apple HomeKit...
Price
$200.00
-
Rating
381 Reviews
iOS App
Android App
Remote Locking
Keypad & Access Codes?
Requires add-on
Smart Home Integration?
Alexa Support?
Siri / Homekit Support?
Google Assistant Support?
Title
Smart Lock (3rd Gen)
August Home AUG-SL04-M01-S04 Silver August Smart Lock, 3rd Generation Technology
Price
$96.92
-
Rating
1,134 Reviews
iOS App
Android App
Remote Locking
Keypad & Access Codes?
Requires add-on
Smart Home Integration?
Alexa Support?
Siri / Homekit Support?
Google Assistant Support?
Title
Smart Lock (3rd Gen) + Connect
August Home Smart Lock + Connect, Satin Nickel
Price
$182.26
-
Rating
152 Reviews
iOS App
Android App
Remote Locking
Keypad & Access Codes?
Requires add-on
Smart Home Integration?
Alexa Support?
Siri / Homekit Support?
Google Assistant Support?
-
Title
Smart Lock Pro (3rd Gen) + Connect
August Home ASL-03, AC-R1 Smart Lock Pro + Connect Wi-Fi Bridge Bundle, 100, Silver
Price
$193.48
-
Rating
1,912 Reviews
iOS App
Android App
Remote Locking
Keypad & Access Codes?
Requires add-on
Smart Home Integration?
Alexa Support?
Siri / Homekit Support?
Google Assistant Support?
-

lock finish

Option 1) Pick a finish

Just want the lock? Pick out the look that matches your door and house style.

remote locking smart lock option icon

Option 2) Add Remote Locking

Do you want the added convenience of remote locking options and integrations with other smart home hubs? Add either the Connect Bridge or the August Door Cam to add this feature to your lock.

smart lock keypad

Option 3) Add a Keypad & Access Codes

Need one-use and timed codes for deliveries or for guests? Add their accessory to enable this for your August lock.

smart lock hub option icon

Option 4) Add a compatible smart home hub

These hubs integrate with the August and help connect your door to other security or other smart devices in your home for a complete smart home system.

Retail Price $168.00
(Available for: $228.95)
Our Review

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Danalock V3


Lock Type: Deadbolt Replacement and Interior Deadbolt Replacement
Finish Options: Nickel
Connectivity Options: Bluetooth, Wi-Fi Via Bridge/Hub, Z-Wave Plus, and Zigbee
Siri Support: Yes with add-on hub
Alexa Support: Yes
iOS App: Yes
Android App: Yes
Pros
  • Four tailored versions for integration with popular smart home hubs: HomeKit & Bluetooth, Z-Wave & Bluetooth, Zigbee & Bluetooth, and Bluetooth-only.
  • Simple installation and calibration, with extensive documentation to speed things up.
  • A range of smart features including auto-unlock, twist assist, and geofencing
  • Estimated 12 months battery life.
  • Can be paired with the Danapad, a manual keypad enabling keyless entry for visitors – without downloading an app.
  • Remote locking with versions that have Z-Wave or Zigbee and future integration with their to be released DanaBridge.
Cons
  • No remote controlling options, though this should be corrected when the Danabridge V3 Plug launches this year.
  • No native compatibility with Google Home or Amazon Alexa.
  • Loud noise during locking and unlocking.
  • Homekit version does not support auto-unlock or digital key sharing features.

The Danalock V3 is a good all-rounder in the smart lock game. There are four versions (Homekit, Z-Wave, Zigbee, and Bluetooth-only) so you can align it with your smart home setup. It takes 10 minutes to install, and the auto-unlock and twist-assist features make it feel truly ‘smart’. Danalock supports unlimited occupants and users can share digital keys to grant temporary access to visitors.

Unfortunately, the auto-unlock and digital keys features remain unavailable on the Homekit version. Combined with reports of inconsistent performance from buyers, the Danalock V3 falls just below our top-tier recommendations.

Your Danalock V3 options:
Comparisons

How do the different Danalock V3 models compare?

Danalock V3 Bluetooth Smart Lock
Danalock V3 Bluetooth & Z-Wave Smart Lock
Danalock V3 Bluetooth & Zigbee Smart Lock
Danalock V3 BTHK Silver US (HomeKit)
Danalock V3 Bluetooth Smart Lock
Danalock V3 Bluetooth & Z-Wave Smart Lock
Danalock V3 Bluetooth & Zigbee Smart Lock
Danalock V3 BTHK Silver US (HomeKit)
$172.95
$228.95
$212.03
$215.78
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16 Reviews
7 Reviews
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Connectivity Type
Bluetooth
Bluetooth & Z-Wave
Bluetooth & Zigbee
Bluetooth & Homekit
Alexa Support
Siri Voice Commands
Google Assistant Support?
Custom code support?
Keypad Support
Needs add-on keypad accessory.
Needs add-on keypad accessory.
Needs add-on keypad accessory.
Only by sharing access to your HomeKit
Works with iOS App? (9.0 or later)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes Only compatible with Danalock app (iOS) for locking and unlocking. Set up and operate the Danalock with Apple's Home app.
Works with Android app (5.1 or later?)
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Auto Unlock?
Yes
Yes
Yes
Only Apple's automation features are available
$172.95
$228.95
$212.03
$215.78
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Danalock V3 Bluetooth Smart Lock
Danalock V3 Bluetooth Smart Lock
$172.95
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Connectivity Type
Bluetooth
Alexa Support
Siri Voice Commands
Google Assistant Support?
Custom code support?
Keypad Support
Needs add-on keypad accessory.
Works with iOS App? (9.0 or later)
Yes
Works with Android app (5.1 or later?)
Yes
Auto Unlock?
Yes
$172.95
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Danalock V3 Bluetooth & Z-Wave Smart Lock
Danalock V3 Bluetooth & Z-Wave Smart Lock
$228.95
16 Reviews
Connectivity Type
Bluetooth & Z-Wave
Alexa Support
Siri Voice Commands
Google Assistant Support?
Custom code support?
Keypad Support
Needs add-on keypad accessory.
Works with iOS App? (9.0 or later)
Yes
Works with Android app (5.1 or later?)
Yes
Auto Unlock?
Yes
$228.95
Danalock V3 Bluetooth & Zigbee Smart Lock
Danalock V3 Bluetooth & Zigbee Smart Lock
$212.03
7 Reviews
Connectivity Type
Bluetooth & Zigbee
Alexa Support
Siri Voice Commands
Google Assistant Support?
Custom code support?
Keypad Support
Needs add-on keypad accessory.
Works with iOS App? (9.0 or later)
Yes
Works with Android app (5.1 or later?)
Yes
Auto Unlock?
Yes
$212.03
Danalock V3 BTHK Silver US (HomeKit)
Danalock V3 BTHK Silver US (HomeKit)
$215.78
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Connectivity Type
Bluetooth & Homekit
Alexa Support
Siri Voice Commands
Google Assistant Support?
Custom code support?
Keypad Support
Only by sharing access to your HomeKit
Works with iOS App? (9.0 or later)
Yes Only compatible with Danalock app (iOS) for locking and unlocking. Set up and operate the Danalock with Apple's Home app.
Works with Android app (5.1 or later?)
No
Auto Unlock?
Only Apple's automation features are available
$215.78
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remote locking smart lock option icon

Option 2) Add Remote Locking

Do you want the added convenience of remote locking options and integrations with other smart home hubs? Choose either the locks with Zigbee or Z-Wave support and add a smart home hub from below.

smart lock keypad

Option 3) Add a Keypad & Access Codes

Need one-use and timed codes for deliveries or for guests? Add their accessory to enable this for your Danalock lock or save a bit of $$ and buy as a package.

smart lock hub option icon

Option 4) Add a compatible smart home hub

These hubs integrate with the Danalock and help with remote controlling the locks and connecting your door to other security or other smart devices in your home for a complete smart home system.

Retail Price $499.00
(Available for: $199.99)
Our Review

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igloohome IGM1


Lock Type: Mortise
Finish Options: Black
Connectivity Options: Bluetooth
Google Assistant: Yes
Alexa Support: Yes
iOS App: Yes
Android App: Yes
Pros
  • Airbnb Integration and offline pin code generation (See here for more information on how it works).
  • Dedicated Android and iOS apps along with integrations with Alexa and Google Assistant to set new pin codes and retrieve access history.
  • Sleek looking lock that would fit in especially well in modern homes.
  • Innovative fire feature where the alarm will disarm itself if it senses too high of temperatures (50 – 70 degrees celsius) as well as an audio alarm that will sound if the lock is being tampered with or a code has been tried for more than 5 times in a row.
  • Has a set of physical backup keys.
Cons
  • A few users have complained about battery life
  • Doesn’t have deep integration into other smart home ecosystems and is limited by its Bluetooth connectivity and range.
  • Limited selection of finish options coming only in a sleek black design.

The Igloohome smart mortise locks packs a range of innovative features into a sleek design for your mortise style doors.

Airbnb Integration and offline pin code generation (See here https://www.igloohome.co/blog/how-it-works/smart-lock-without-internet for more information on how it works) are a standout feature for this lock and separates it from other locks and avoids having issues with Wifi connectivity and any late night calls from guests not being able to access your rental apartment.

A few alarm sensors are unique to this device include a built-in temperature sensor that will unlock the door automatically if temperature reach between 122-158 degrees. A built-in audio alert will also go off if the lock is being tampered with or codes have been entered 5 times without success.

Overall if you are hesitant to rely on your Wifi for managing access codes but still would like like to have remote key code capabilities this could be a great fit.

Retail Price $229.00
(Available for: $163.48)
Our Review

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Kevo Contemporary 2nd Gen


Lock Type: Deadbolt Replacement
Finish Options: Black, Bronze, Chrome, and Nickel
Connectivity Options: Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Via Bridge/Hub
Alexa Support: Yes with add-on hub
iOS App: Yes
Android App: Yes
Pros
  • Wide range of finish options
  • Touch to open with proximity technology
  • Unlimited ekeys with Anytime, 24 hour access, scheduled and an activity log of all access
  • Integration with a fair number of other connected devices including Alexa, Nest and Ring
  • Responsive customer service with numerous users getting replacement locks
Cons
  • Alexa integration only with the Kevo Plug added Wi-Fi hub
  • Customers have complained about inconsistent connectivity and tap to unlock.
  • Users have complained about getting locked out of their house after unlocking the deadbolt inside before stepping out
  • Complaints on battery life and being able to quickly change out the batteries once dead.

The Kwikset Kevo Contempory Model has several features going for it with its touch to open technology, add-on key fobs for additional users and options Wi-fi hub for remote monitoring and access and to connect with other connected devices like Alexa and your Nest thermostat.

From many user reviews it seems like the technology does not always match up to its promise with many users complaining about slow connectivity from their phone to the door, and overall being unreliable from both a hardware and app perspective.

On the positive users have praised Kwikset for their customer service with people receiving replacement units and help walking through issues.

If you choose to add the Wi-fi hub this opens up more possibilities and users have positive results when using together with the lock.

Bottom line is that while Kwikset continues to improve on the model lineup each generation you will find more bang for your buck somewhere else until they fix all of the kinks.

Your Kevo Contemporary 2nd Gen options:
Comparisons

How do the 3 versions in the Kwikset Kevo smart lock line compare to each other?

Kevo Traditional (2nd Gen)
Kevo Contemporary (2nd Gen)
Kevo Convert (2nd Gen)
Kwikset - Kevo 99250-202 Kevo 2nd Gen Bluetooth Touch-to-Open Smart Keyless Entry Electronic...
Kwikset 99250-206 Kevo Contemporary Touch-to-Open Bluetooth Smart Square Door Lock Deadbolt...
Kwikset 99250-102 Satin Nickel Kevo 2nd Gen Deadbolt Convert
$133.41
$163.48
$104.99
1,195 Reviews
92 Reviews
103 Reviews
Tap to open
eKeys
Keep existing keys?
Bluetooth
Alexa Integration?
Yes, with add-on Wi-fi hub
Yes, with add-on Wi-fi hub
Yes, with add-on Wi-fi hub
Long distance control & monitoring?
Yes, with add-on Wi-fi hub
Yes, with add-on Wi-fi hub
Yes, with add-on Wi-fi hub
Wi-fi
Yes, with add-on Wi-fi hub
Yes, with add-on Wi-fi hub
Yes, with add-on Wi-fi hub
Kevo Traditional (2nd Gen)
Kwikset - Kevo 99250-202 Kevo 2nd Gen Bluetooth Touch-to-Open Smart Keyless Entry Electronic...
$133.41
1,195 Reviews
Tap to open
eKeys
Keep existing keys?
Bluetooth
Alexa Integration?
Yes, with add-on Wi-fi hub
Long distance control & monitoring?
Yes, with add-on Wi-fi hub
Wi-fi
Yes, with add-on Wi-fi hub
Kevo Contemporary (2nd Gen)
Kwikset 99250-206 Kevo Contemporary Touch-to-Open Bluetooth Smart Square Door Lock Deadbolt...
$163.48
92 Reviews
Tap to open
eKeys
Keep existing keys?
Bluetooth
Alexa Integration?
Yes, with add-on Wi-fi hub
Long distance control & monitoring?
Yes, with add-on Wi-fi hub
Wi-fi
Yes, with add-on Wi-fi hub
Kevo Convert (2nd Gen)
Kwikset 99250-102 Satin Nickel Kevo 2nd Gen Deadbolt Convert
$104.99
103 Reviews
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eKeys
Keep existing keys?
Bluetooth
Alexa Integration?
Yes, with add-on Wi-fi hub
Long distance control & monitoring?
Yes, with add-on Wi-fi hub
Wi-fi
Yes, with add-on Wi-fi hub

remote locking smart lock option icon

Option 2) Add key fobs

Do you want the ability to give lock access to other members of your family or neighbors? Add an add-on key fob for added convenience.

smart lock hub option icon

Option 3) Add Remote monitoring & Alexa integration

By adding the Kevo Plus Connected Hub you are able to connect and control your lock using Alexa while also monitoring, locking and unlocking your door from anywhere you have an Internet connection.

Retail Price $149.00
(Available for: $104.99)
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Kevo Convert


Lock Type: Interior Deadbolt Replacement
Finish Options: Bronze and Nickel
Connectivity Options: Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Via Bridge/Hub
Alexa Support: Yes with add-on hub
iOS App: Yes
Pros
  • Lets you keep your existing keys
  • No visible exterior signs that you have a smart lock installed.
  • Customer service is high from Kwikset
  • Constantly refining app software for complete Kevo lock line-up
  • Wide range of eKey options with scheduled, 24 hour and unlimted access for family members.
  • Key fob and Wi-fi hub integration for added smart home device and Alexa compatibility and backup option.
Cons
  • Users complain of slow connectivity between app and lock
  • Doesn’t have a tap to unlock feature like the other locks in the Kevo lineup
  • Customers have noted they don’t trust the lock so always keep their key on them anyway.

The Kevo Convert offers renters and those wanting to keep their smart home capabilities discrete a budget option.

The model uses the same app as the other Kevo devices and users enjoy the eKey capabilities as well as the add-on key fobs and Wi-fi hub that allow you to open and unlock your door using Alexa and tie in with your Ring doorbell, Nest thermostat and other smart devices.

Unfortunately, app response time is slow, and you can only change codes when you are within Bluetooth range making it unreliable for remote use without the $99 extra hub.

Overall the Convert suffers from the same reliability issues as the others in the line-up and until Kwikset fixes these issues with the connectivity it is best to look elsewhere unless the eKey and ability to keep your own physical keys is the main selling point for you.

Your Kevo Convert options:
Comparisons

How do the 3 versions in the Kwikset Kevo smart lock line compare to each other?

Kevo Traditional (2nd Gen)
Kevo Contemporary (2nd Gen)
Kevo Convert (2nd Gen)
Kwikset - Kevo 99250-202 Kevo 2nd Gen Bluetooth Touch-to-Open Smart Keyless Entry Electronic...
Kwikset 99250-206 Kevo Contemporary Touch-to-Open Bluetooth Smart Square Door Lock Deadbolt...
Kwikset 99250-102 Satin Nickel Kevo 2nd Gen Deadbolt Convert
$133.41
$163.48
$104.99
1,195 Reviews
92 Reviews
103 Reviews
Tap to open
eKeys
Keep existing keys?
Bluetooth
Alexa Integration?
Yes, with add-on Wi-fi hub
Yes, with add-on Wi-fi hub
Yes, with add-on Wi-fi hub
Long distance control & monitoring?
Yes, with add-on Wi-fi hub
Yes, with add-on Wi-fi hub
Yes, with add-on Wi-fi hub
Wi-fi
Yes, with add-on Wi-fi hub
Yes, with add-on Wi-fi hub
Yes, with add-on Wi-fi hub
Kevo Traditional (2nd Gen)
Kwikset - Kevo 99250-202 Kevo 2nd Gen Bluetooth Touch-to-Open Smart Keyless Entry Electronic...
$133.41
1,195 Reviews
Tap to open
eKeys
Keep existing keys?
Bluetooth
Alexa Integration?
Yes, with add-on Wi-fi hub
Long distance control & monitoring?
Yes, with add-on Wi-fi hub
Wi-fi
Yes, with add-on Wi-fi hub
Kevo Contemporary (2nd Gen)
Kwikset 99250-206 Kevo Contemporary Touch-to-Open Bluetooth Smart Square Door Lock Deadbolt...
$163.48
92 Reviews
Tap to open
eKeys
Keep existing keys?
Bluetooth
Alexa Integration?
Yes, with add-on Wi-fi hub
Long distance control & monitoring?
Yes, with add-on Wi-fi hub
Wi-fi
Yes, with add-on Wi-fi hub
Kevo Convert (2nd Gen)
Kwikset 99250-102 Satin Nickel Kevo 2nd Gen Deadbolt Convert
$104.99
103 Reviews
Tap to open
eKeys
Keep existing keys?
Bluetooth
Alexa Integration?
Yes, with add-on Wi-fi hub
Long distance control & monitoring?
Yes, with add-on Wi-fi hub
Wi-fi
Yes, with add-on Wi-fi hub

lock finish

Option 1) Pick a finish

Pick out the look that matches your door and house style.

remote locking smart lock option icon

Option 2) Add key fobs

Do you want the ability to give lock access to other members of your family or neighbors? Add an add-on key fob.

smart lock hub option icon

Option 3) Add Remote monitoring & Alexa integration

By adding the Kevo Plus Connected Hub you are able to connect and control your lock using Alexa while also monitoring, locking and unlocking your door from anywhere you have an Internet connection.

Retail Price $229.00
(Available for: $230.90)
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Kwikset Kevo (Traditional) 2nd Gen


Lock Type: Deadbolt Replacement
Finish Options: Brass, Bronze, and Nickel
Connectivity Options: Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Via Bridge/Hub
Alexa Support: Yes with add-on hub
iOS App: Yes
Android App: No
Pros
  • Wide range of finish options
  • Touch to open with proximity technology
  • Unlimited ekeys with Anytime, 24 hour access, scheduled and an activity log of all access
  • Integration with a fair number of other connected devices including Alexa, Nest and Ring
  • Responsive customer service with numerous users getting replacement locks
Cons
  • Alexa integration only with the Kevo Plug added Wi-Fi hub
  • Users complain about buggy app and inconsistent touch unlocking
  • Customers complain about slow connectivity between app and lock
  • Users have been locked out from the auto-lock technology

The Kwikset Kevo Contempory Model has several features going for it with its touch to open technology, add-on key fobs for additional users and options Wi-fi hub for remote monitoring and access and to connect with other connected devices like Alexa and your Nest thermostat.

From many user reviews it seems like the technology does not always match up to its promise with many users complaining about slow connectivity from their phone to the door, and overall being unreliable from both a hardware and app perspective.

On the positive users have praised Kwikset for their customer service with people receiving replacement units and help walking through issues.

If you choose to add the Wi-fi hub this opens up more possibilities and users have positive results when using together with the lock.

Bottom line is that while Kwikset continues to improve on the model lineup each generation you will find more bang for your buck somewhere else until they fix all of the kinks.

Your Kwikset Kevo (Traditional) 2nd Gen options:
Comparisons

How do the 3 versions in the Kwikset Kevo smart lock line compare to each other?

Kevo Traditional (2nd Gen)
Kevo Contemporary (2nd Gen)
Kevo Convert (2nd Gen)
Kwikset - Kevo 99250-202 Kevo 2nd Gen Bluetooth Touch-to-Open Smart Keyless Entry Electronic...
Kwikset 99250-206 Kevo Contemporary Touch-to-Open Bluetooth Smart Square Door Lock Deadbolt...
Kwikset 99250-102 Satin Nickel Kevo 2nd Gen Deadbolt Convert
$133.41
$163.48
$104.99
1,195 Reviews
92 Reviews
103 Reviews
Tap to open
eKeys
Keep existing keys?
Bluetooth
Alexa Integration?
Yes, with add-on Wi-fi hub
Yes, with add-on Wi-fi hub
Yes, with add-on Wi-fi hub
Long distance control & monitoring?
Yes, with add-on Wi-fi hub
Yes, with add-on Wi-fi hub
Yes, with add-on Wi-fi hub
Wi-fi
Yes, with add-on Wi-fi hub
Yes, with add-on Wi-fi hub
Yes, with add-on Wi-fi hub
Kevo Traditional (2nd Gen)
Kwikset - Kevo 99250-202 Kevo 2nd Gen Bluetooth Touch-to-Open Smart Keyless Entry Electronic...
$133.41
1,195 Reviews
Tap to open
eKeys
Keep existing keys?
Bluetooth
Alexa Integration?
Yes, with add-on Wi-fi hub
Long distance control & monitoring?
Yes, with add-on Wi-fi hub
Wi-fi
Yes, with add-on Wi-fi hub
Kevo Contemporary (2nd Gen)
Kwikset 99250-206 Kevo Contemporary Touch-to-Open Bluetooth Smart Square Door Lock Deadbolt...
$163.48
92 Reviews
Tap to open
eKeys
Keep existing keys?
Bluetooth
Alexa Integration?
Yes, with add-on Wi-fi hub
Long distance control & monitoring?
Yes, with add-on Wi-fi hub
Wi-fi
Yes, with add-on Wi-fi hub
Kevo Convert (2nd Gen)
Kwikset 99250-102 Satin Nickel Kevo 2nd Gen Deadbolt Convert
$104.99
103 Reviews
Tap to open
eKeys
Keep existing keys?
Bluetooth
Alexa Integration?
Yes, with add-on Wi-fi hub
Long distance control & monitoring?
Yes, with add-on Wi-fi hub
Wi-fi
Yes, with add-on Wi-fi hub

lock finish

Option 1) Pick a finish

Pick out the look that matches your door and house style.

remote locking smart lock option icon

Option 2) Add key fobs

Do you want the ability to give lock access to other members of your family or neighbors? Add an add-on key fob for added convenience.

smart lock hub option icon

Option 3) Add Remote monitoring & Alexa integration

By adding the Kevo Plus Connected Hub you are able to connect and control your lock using Alexa while also monitoring, locking and unlocking your door from anywhere you have an Internet connection.

Retail Price $229.00
(Available for: $173.99)
Our Review

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Kwikset Premis


Lock Type: Deadbolt Replacement
Finish Options: Bronze and Nickel
Connectivity Options: Apple Homekit and Bluetooth
Siri Support: Yes
iOS App: Yes
Android App: No
Pros
  • Assign up to 30 customizable codes to family and guests.
  • Check the lock status of their door at any time using the Premis App.
  • Full access data is recorded within the app.
  • The Smartkey security features let owners assign, reassign, and cancel which hard key works with which Kwikset Premis smart lock.
  • Installation is easy and takes less than an hour.
  • All electronic communications are protected by Apple’s end-to-end encryption.
Cons
  • Locking and unlocking using the touchpad can be very slow.
  • The Premis App can be buggy, with long delays between app instructions and the door unlocking.
  • AA batteries only last a few months.
  • Full lock capabilities can only be obtained if you own a HomePod or 4th gen or up Apple TV

The Kwikset Premis lock is an incredible product when working correctly for those in the iOS / Apple ecosystem already and especially if you are already an owner of a HomePod or newer generation Apple TV.

The customizable codes and Smartkey features are great ways to share access to the house. Family friends and guests can now come and go without the need for spare keys under the doormat. With alarms for incorrect codes and a lock down mode you can also keep out would-be intruders.

However, the product is also frustrating. The unlock lag can leave you standing by the door for too long. On top of that, the poor battery life and buggy app mean the product doesn’t always perform as highly as it’s capable.

If these issues are resolved, the Kwikset Premis will be an even more formidable wireless lock for those committed to Apple devices and their security.

Your Kwikset Premis options:
lock finish

Option 1) Pick a finish

Pick out the look that matches your door and house style. The Premis is offered in Satin Nickel or Venetian Bronze.

remote locking smart lock option icon

Option 2) Add Remote Locking

Do you want the added convenience of remote locking options? Add a HomePod or Apple TV (4th Gen and above) for full Premis capabilities including locking and unlocking from long distances.

Retail Price $249.99
(Available for: Price not available)
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Lockly (pin genie) Secure


Lock Type: Deadbolt Replacement and Handle or Knob Replacement
Finish Options: Bronze and Nickel
Connectivity Options: Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Via Bridge/Hub
Google Assistant: Yes with add-on hub
Alexa Support: Yes with add-on hub
iOS App: Yes
Android App: Yes
Pros
  • Users can send time-restricted codes via text or email to grant guest access.
  • The patented Pin Genie digital touchscreen scrambles codes so prying eyes can’t detect your code.
  • The lock comes with a backup 9v battery for use in the case of battery failure.
  • ‘Do not disturb’ mode disables the access keypad at any time.
  • Suitable for outdoor use and is proven to work between 4 and 140 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Fingerprint access for up to 99 users.
Cons
  • The touch screen can be difficult to view in direct sunlight, especially with scrambled layouts.
  • The smartphone app can be a little tricky.
  • Poor customer service means that problems can take a long time to resolve.
  • Need additional Wifi hub for remote locking and integration with Alexa and Google Home.

The Lockly Secure lock keeps things simple, with all the no-frills features that a smart lock needs. While it boasts fewer accessibility features than some rival products, the product is more reliable and secure than most.

Connection to the lock is via Bluetooth – not WiFi out of the box (you will need to add a Wifi bridge to get these capabilities)- but users can also use access codes or the hard keys which come with the lock.

Lockly also boasts tremendous battery life, but provides a backup 9V battery for emergency use.

At its mid-range price point, this smart lock performs extremely well, without the bugs and problematic performance of most rivals and with a large range of features that competitors are missing.

Your Lockly (pin genie) Secure options:
Comparisons

Your first decision with the Lockly product link is to choose between Handle or Deadbolt replacement then if you need the fingerprint access feature (These are called Lockly Plus)

Title
Lockly Secure: Deadbolt
Lockly Secure Plus: Deadbolt
Lockly Secure: Handle
Lockly Secure Plus: Handle
Lockly Keyless Entry Smart Lock, PIN Genie Door Lock (PGD 728) with Discreet Peek-Proof Touchscreen...
Lockly Bluetooth Keyless Entry Smart Door Lock (PGD 728F) Patented Keypad/Alarm System | Advanced 3D...
Lockly Bluetooth Keyless Entry Door Latch Smart Lock (PGD628) | Advanced Touchscreen System |...
Lockly Bluetooth Keyless Fingerprint Smart Lock (PGD628F) | Advanced LED Touchscreen Panel |...
Price not available
$249.89
Price not available
$279.99
166 Reviews
135 Reviews
23 Reviews
12 Reviews
Lock Type
Deadbolt Replacement
Deadbolt replacement w/ fingerprint access
Handle replacement
Handle replacement w/ Fingerprint access
Fingerprint Access
Remote Locking?
With Wifi Bridge add-on
With Wifi Bridge add-on
With Wifi Bridge add-on
With Wifi Bridge add-on
Alexa Support?
With Wifi Bridge add-on
With Wifi Bridge add-on
With Wifi Bridge add-on
With Wifi Bridge add-on
Google Assistant Support?
With Wifi Bridge add-on
With Wifi Bridge add-on
With Wifi Bridge add-on
With Wifi Bridge add-on
Siri / Homekit Support
Price not available
$249.89
Price not available
$279.99
Title
Lockly Secure: Deadbolt
Lockly Keyless Entry Smart Lock, PIN Genie Door Lock (PGD 728) with Discreet Peek-Proof Touchscreen...
Price not available
166 Reviews
Lock Type
Deadbolt Replacement
Fingerprint Access
Remote Locking?
With Wifi Bridge add-on
Alexa Support?
With Wifi Bridge add-on
Google Assistant Support?
With Wifi Bridge add-on
Siri / Homekit Support
Price not available
Title
Lockly Secure Plus: Deadbolt
Lockly Bluetooth Keyless Entry Smart Door Lock (PGD 728F) Patented Keypad/Alarm System | Advanced 3D...
$249.89
135 Reviews
Lock Type
Deadbolt replacement w/ fingerprint access
Fingerprint Access
Remote Locking?
With Wifi Bridge add-on
Alexa Support?
With Wifi Bridge add-on
Google Assistant Support?
With Wifi Bridge add-on
Siri / Homekit Support
$249.89
Title
Lockly Secure: Handle
Lockly Bluetooth Keyless Entry Door Latch Smart Lock (PGD628) | Advanced Touchscreen System |...
Price not available
23 Reviews
Lock Type
Handle replacement
Fingerprint Access
Remote Locking?
With Wifi Bridge add-on
Alexa Support?
With Wifi Bridge add-on
Google Assistant Support?
With Wifi Bridge add-on
Siri / Homekit Support
Price not available
Title
Lockly Secure Plus: Handle
Lockly Bluetooth Keyless Fingerprint Smart Lock (PGD628F) | Advanced LED Touchscreen Panel |...
$279.99
12 Reviews
Lock Type
Handle replacement w/ Fingerprint access
Fingerprint Access
Remote Locking?
With Wifi Bridge add-on
Alexa Support?
With Wifi Bridge add-on
Google Assistant Support?
With Wifi Bridge add-on
Siri / Homekit Support
$279.99

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Option 2) Add Remote Locking

If you are looking to add Alexa and Google Assistant support along with long distance remote locking you will need to add a Wifi Bridge:

Lockly Wi-fi hub
$79.99

smart lock hub option icon

Option 4) Add a compatible smart home hub

If you decide to add a Wifi Bridge you can hook up and interact with your lock from your Alexa or Google Home enabled device.

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