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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 Bluetooth Door Lock 1 image
$193.89
AKASO Smart LockAKASO Smart Lock logo Bluetooth Door Lock 2 image
Price not available
Ultraloq UL3 BluetoothUltraloq UL3 Bluetooth logo Bluetooth Door Lock 3 image
$159.99
Schlage SenseSchlage Sense logo Bluetooth Door Lock 4 image
$173.77

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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 Smart Lock - Keyless Home Entry with Your Smartphone - Silver
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
2,498 Reviews
1,470 Reviews
1,848 Reviews
Price
$127.00
$171.73
$174.57
Lock
August 3rd Gen
August Smart Lock - Keyless Home Entry with Your Smartphone - Silver
Best For
Budget Shoppers
Lock Type
Interior Deadbolt Replacement
Alexa Integration?
Yes, with add-on
Siri / Homekit Integration?
Yes, with add-on
User Reviews
2,498 Reviews
Price
$127.00
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
1,470 Reviews
Price
$171.73
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
1,848 Reviews
Price
$174.57
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

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Retail Price $149.00
(Available for: $127.00)
Our Review
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Bluetooth Door Lock 8 imageInterior View
Bluetooth Door Lock 9 imageExterior View

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 AUG-SL-CON-S03 Silver Smart Lock Pro, 3rd Generation-Dark Gray, Apple Home Kit Compatible and...
August Smart Lock - Keyless Home Entry with Your Smartphone - Silver
August Smart Lock + Connect Wi-Fi Bridge, Satin Nickel, Works with Alexa. Keyless Home Entry from...
August Smart Lock Pro (3rd Gen) + Connect Hub - Zwave, HomeKit & Alexa Compatible - Silver
Price
$193.89
$127.00
$178.50
$183.61
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Rating
576 Reviews
2,498 Reviews
575 Reviews
5,172 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 AUG-SL-CON-S03 Silver Smart Lock Pro, 3rd Generation-Dark Gray, Apple Home Kit Compatible and...
Price
$193.89
-
Rating
576 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 Smart Lock - Keyless Home Entry with Your Smartphone - Silver
Price
$127.00
-
Rating
2,498 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 Smart Lock + Connect Wi-Fi Bridge, Satin Nickel, Works with Alexa. Keyless Home Entry from...
Price
$178.50
-
Rating
575 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 Smart Lock Pro (3rd Gen) + Connect Hub - Zwave, HomeKit & Alexa Compatible - Silver
Price
$183.61
-
Rating
5,172 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.

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Retail Price $229.00
(Available for: $193.89)
Our Review
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Bluetooth Door Lock 14 imageInterior View
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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 AUG-SL-CON-S03 Silver Smart Lock Pro, 3rd Generation-Dark Gray, Apple Home Kit Compatible and...
August Smart Lock - Keyless Home Entry with Your Smartphone - Silver
August Smart Lock + Connect Wi-Fi Bridge, Satin Nickel, Works with Alexa. Keyless Home Entry from...
August Smart Lock Pro (3rd Gen) + Connect Hub - Zwave, HomeKit & Alexa Compatible - Silver
Price
$193.89
$127.00
$178.50
$183.61
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-
-
-
Rating
576 Reviews
2,498 Reviews
575 Reviews
5,172 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 AUG-SL-CON-S03 Silver Smart Lock Pro, 3rd Generation-Dark Gray, Apple Home Kit Compatible and...
Price
$193.89
-
Rating
576 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 Smart Lock - Keyless Home Entry with Your Smartphone - Silver
Price
$127.00
-
Rating
2,498 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 Smart Lock + Connect Wi-Fi Bridge, Satin Nickel, Works with Alexa. Keyless Home Entry from...
Price
$178.50
-
Rating
575 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 Smart Lock Pro (3rd Gen) + Connect Hub - Zwave, HomeKit & Alexa Compatible - Silver
Price
$183.61
-
Rating
5,172 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.

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Retail Price $168.00
(Available for: $284.07)
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 Bluetooth Smart Lock for Apple Homekit, 59X67, Silver
Danalock V3 Bluetooth Smart Lock
Danalock V3 Bluetooth & Z-Wave Smart Lock
Danalock V3 Bluetooth & Zigbee Smart Lock
Danalock V3 Bluetooth Smart Lock for Apple Homekit, 59X67, Silver
$246.66
$284.07
$199.99
$100.58
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2 Reviews
20 Reviews
9 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
$246.66
$284.07
$199.99
$100.58
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Danalock V3 Bluetooth Smart Lock
Danalock V3 Bluetooth Smart Lock
$246.66
2 Reviews
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
$246.66
Danalock V3 Bluetooth & Z-Wave Smart Lock
Danalock V3 Bluetooth & Z-Wave Smart Lock
$284.07
20 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
$284.07
Danalock V3 Bluetooth & Zigbee Smart Lock
Danalock V3 Bluetooth & Zigbee Smart Lock
$199.99
9 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
$199.99
Danalock V3 Bluetooth Smart Lock for Apple Homekit, 59X67, Silver
Danalock V3 Bluetooth Smart Lock for Apple Homekit, 59X67, Silver
$100.58
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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
$100.58
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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.

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Retail Price $499.00
(Available for: $169.99)
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.

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Retail Price $149.99
(Available for: $149.99)
Our Review
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Sesame Smart Lock 2nd Gen


Lock Type: Deadbolt Attachment
Finish Options: Black, Brass, Nickel, and White
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
  • Stylish line of locks with 4 different color options that would work great in any modern home.
  • History access log of who has been in and out
  • Perfect for renters as it comes with a no tool installation and can be hidden from your landlord from the exterior.
  • If you are really computer saavy you can dive into the lock’s API and create some custom modes for access and unlocking
Cons
  • Some complaints on real world battery life.
  • Knock feature (where you knock on your phone on iOS to unlock your phone) has not been consistent in working
  • Remote capabilities and integrations are only included when you have the additional Wi-fi add-on
  • A few issues with construction (not sure if the customers were referring to 1st or 2nd gen though)

Originally a Kickstarted project the company has made great strides from their original release to this 2nd Gen version while still keeping the simple install and value proposition of their original vision.

With its simple design and out of the box with the features we have come to expect in our smart locks including access codes (via users installing the Sesame app), and auto-locking the Sesame really shines right out of the box with installation that blows its competition of out of the water using 3M tape and installing in just a few seconds.

This design opens up smart locks to renters and those that want to disguise the fact that they have a smart lock from anyone working by.

The Seasame also boasts some of the most integrations out of any lock on the market with an open API and integration with Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant along with IFTTT recipes and Apple Watch control. The only problem? Unfortunalty most of the integrations require the additional Wi-fi access hub addon to function.

Overall the Sesame has carved out a niche for itself in the lock market with its elegant design, easy installation and range of integrations. A top contender for your apartment or home front door in our book.

Your Sesame Smart Lock 2nd Gen options:
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 and voice assistants including Google Home, Alexa, and Siri? Add the Wi-Fi access point to your lock.

smart lock hub option icon

Option 4) Add a compatible smart home hub

If you don’t have a smart home hub yet the Sesame lock and Wifi combo let you control the device from your voice assistant smart home.

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Retail Price $299.00
(Available for: $249.00)
Our Review
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Yale Assure Lever Lock


Lock Type: Handle or Knob Replacement
Finish Options: Bronze and Nickel
Connectivity Options: Apple Homekit, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi Via Bridge/Hub, Z-Wave, and Zigbee
Google Assistant: Yes with add-on hub
Siri Support: Yes
Alexa Support: Yes
iOS App: Yes
Android App: Yes
Pros
  • Multiple connectivity options including Wifi and Bluetooth via the August Connect version or Z-Wave and Zigbee to connect to your existing smart home hub or security systems.
  • The August Connect version will use the August app for everything which has nice benefits for integrations and access codes, etc.
  • Remotely locking with all of the connected versions.
  • Can get a version with physical buttons if you don’t like touchscreens and would like to save on some battery life.
Cons
  • Could be a benefit but not having a physical key slot or backup key could be seen as a downside
  • Confusing branding between Yale and August (Yale’s parent company purchased August in 2017) in terms of figuring out what apps to use, what will connect with what.
  • No real dedicated app for the Yale Assure line. Reliant on 3rd party apps for control and they each have their own levels of ability with regards to access codes, remote locking, etc.
  • Only a few finish options are available.

Once you get past the confusing line-up of Yale Assure and August connectivity this lever lock offers a full feature set and could be a perfect fit for you if you are looking for a clean lever/handle replacement.

The lock offers several types of connectivity options which can be confusing including a Z-Wave and Zigbee version which will work well for those of you already with a home hub or smart security system like Alarm.com or SmartThings. The second option is to go with the August Connect version which connects via Bluetooth and Wifi via a small hub that plugs into a wall socket. This version gives you remote locking and monitoring out of the box without another hub.

If you are really needing a backup physical key you will need to look elsewhere as this lock has no key access at all.

The lock does not have its own dedicated smart phone app and relies heavily on either the August app if you have that version or your smart home hub app. This has some positives if you are already familiar with those systems but confusing if this is your first “smart” product.

Additional options for you include either a touch screen or physical button version.

Overall the Yale Assure lever is a solid option that has good user reviews and a wide range of connectivity options to fit your exact needs.

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Comparisons

How do the different Yale lever locks compare to each other?

Version
Buttons with August Connect
Buttons with Z-Wave
Touchscreen with Z-Wave
Touchscreen with August Connect
Yale Assure Lever - Connected by August - Wi-Fi/Bluetooth Lever Lock - Works with August app, Amazon...
Yale YRL236-ZW2-619 Assure Smart Keypad Lever Lock, Satin Nickel
Yale Assure Lever - Smart Touchscreen Keypad Lever Lock with Z-Wave Plus - Works with Ring Alarm,...
Yale Assure Lever - Connected by August - Wi-Fi/Bluetooth Touchscreen Lever Lock - Works with August...
$229.00
$197.25
$217.32
$249.00
32 Reviews
4 Reviews
108 Reviews
108 Reviews
Wifi Connectivity
Bluetooth Connectivity
Zigbee Connectivity
Z-Wave Connectivity
Homekit Siri Support
Yes
Possible via your smart home hub
Possible via your smart home hub
Yes
Google Assistant Support
Yes
Possible via your smart home hub
Possible via your smart home hub
Yes
Alexa Support
Yes
Possible via your smart home hub
Possible via your smart home hub
Yes
Physical Buttons
Touchscreen
Version
Buttons with August Connect
Yale Assure Lever - Connected by August - Wi-Fi/Bluetooth Lever Lock - Works with August app, Amazon...
$229.00
32 Reviews
Wifi Connectivity
Bluetooth Connectivity
Zigbee Connectivity
Z-Wave Connectivity
Homekit Siri Support
Yes
Google Assistant Support
Yes
Alexa Support
Yes
Physical Buttons
Touchscreen
Version
Buttons with Z-Wave
Yale YRL236-ZW2-619 Assure Smart Keypad Lever Lock, Satin Nickel
$197.25
4 Reviews
Wifi Connectivity
Bluetooth Connectivity
Zigbee Connectivity
Z-Wave Connectivity
Homekit Siri Support
Possible via your smart home hub
Google Assistant Support
Possible via your smart home hub
Alexa Support
Possible via your smart home hub
Physical Buttons
Touchscreen
Version
Touchscreen with Z-Wave
Yale Assure Lever - Smart Touchscreen Keypad Lever Lock with Z-Wave Plus - Works with Ring Alarm,...
$217.32
108 Reviews
Wifi Connectivity
Bluetooth Connectivity
Zigbee Connectivity
Z-Wave Connectivity
Homekit Siri Support
Possible via your smart home hub
Google Assistant Support
Possible via your smart home hub
Alexa Support
Possible via your smart home hub
Physical Buttons
Touchscreen
Version
Touchscreen with August Connect
Yale Assure Lever - Connected by August - Wi-Fi/Bluetooth Touchscreen Lever Lock - Works with August...
$249.00
108 Reviews
Wifi Connectivity
Bluetooth Connectivity
Zigbee Connectivity
Z-Wave Connectivity
Homekit Siri Support
Yes
Google Assistant Support
Yes
Alexa Support
Yes
Physical Buttons
Touchscreen

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