Cheap Smart Lock

2019 Buyers Guide

Cheap Smart Locks

In the market for a smart lock that won't break your budget?

Below we dive into your options and what you should look out for when making a purchase and compare them with tradeoffs to the higher priced models.

August Smart Lock 3rd GenAugust Smart Lock 3rd Gen logo
$99.99
Sesame Smart Lock 2nd GenSesame Smart Lock 2nd Gen logo
from $149.99
Kevo ConvertKevo Convert logo
$117.78
AKASO Smart LockAKASO Smart Lock logo
$149.99

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Quality home door locks on their own are not exactly the cheapest product you will find for your home so finding a "smart" one with additional connectivity chips, batteries are even more expensive.

That being said as the smart lock market matures and the number of door locks being sold has increased in popularity we have also seen their prices begin to fall.

For this guide we have only listed locks with a price of under $179 retail price.

We will continue to scour the web looking for the best deals on the locks and post any specials or sales that we find here.

Our Quick Picks

In general with the budget offerings you will lose touchscreen capability and lose long range remote monitoring and control (usually locks can be outfitted with this for an extra $50-$80 add-on device but then you would be out of our sub $179 total budget price point)

Here our some of our favorite budget friendly picks based on some common filters for people in the market.

Lock
Sesame Lock
Akaso
CANDY HOUSE Sesame Smart Lock, 2nd Gen Technology (Matte Black)
AKASO Smart Lock, Smart Electronic Door Lock APP Code Touch Screen Keypad Deadbolt Entrance Smart Electronic Digital Door Lock with Key Remote Keypad for Home Hotels Apartment
Best For
Renters or those that don't want to deal with removing existing lock
You need access codes
Lock Type
Deadbolt Attachement
Deadbolt Replacement
Connectivity
Bluetooth (Wi-fi via bridge)
Bluetooth
Alexa Integration
Yes, with Wi-Fi add-on
No
Siri / Homekit Integration
Yes, with Wi-Fi add-on
No
Google Home / Assistant
Yes, with Wi-Fi add-on
No
User Reviews
67 Reviews
129 Reviews
from $149.99
$149.99
Our Review
Lock
Sesame Lock
CANDY HOUSE Sesame Smart Lock, 2nd Gen Technology (Matte Black)
Best For
Renters or those that don't want to deal with removing existing lock
Lock Type
Deadbolt Attachement
Connectivity
Bluetooth (Wi-fi via bridge)
Alexa Integration
Yes, with Wi-Fi add-on
Siri / Homekit Integration
Yes, with Wi-Fi add-on
Google Home / Assistant
Yes, with Wi-Fi add-on
User Reviews
67 Reviews
from $149.99
Our Review
Lock
Akaso
AKASO Smart Lock, Smart Electronic Door Lock APP Code Touch Screen Keypad Deadbolt Entrance Smart Electronic Digital Door Lock with Key Remote Keypad for Home Hotels Apartment
Best For
You need access codes
Lock Type
Deadbolt Replacement
Connectivity
Bluetooth
Alexa Integration
No
Siri / Homekit Integration
No
Google Home / Assistant
No
User Reviews
129 Reviews
$149.99
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 cheapest 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.

For the cheapest smart locks the offerings will mostly be via app and possibly with a button keypad. Touchscreen and accessory keypads will push the prices higher than our price limit.

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 budget friendly smart lock options by which systems they are compatible with.

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

One of the most sought after smart lock features is the ability to add access codes and monitor the activity of your home or apartment while you are away at work or on vacation. 

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.

Budget Friendly Lock Comparison (Under $179.00 Retail Price)

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: $99.99)
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 AUG-SL-CON-S03 Silver Smart Lock Pro, 3rd Generation-Dark Gray, Apple HomeKit Compatible and Z-Wave Plus Enabled
August Smart Lock - Keyless Home Entry with Your Smartphone - Silver
august Smart Lock + Connect, Satin Nickel
August Smart Lock Pro + Connect, 3rd gen technology - Silver, works with Alexa
Price
$204.00
$99.99
$179.00
$210.00
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Rating
367 Reviews
1,246 Reviews
125 Reviews
2,154 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 HomeKit Compatible and Z-Wave Plus Enabled
Price
$204.00
-
Rating
367 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
$99.99
-
Rating
1,246 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, Satin Nickel
Price
$179.00
-
Rating
125 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 + Connect, 3rd gen technology - Silver, works with Alexa
Price
$210.00
-
Rating
2,154 Reviews
iOS App
Android App
Remote Locking
Keypad & Access Codes?
Requires add-on
Smart Home Integration?
Alexa Support?
Siri / Homekit Support?
Google Assistant Support?
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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.

Sale August Smart Keypad
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
$211.64
$215.78
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16 Reviews
6 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
$211.64
$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
$211.64
6 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
$211.64
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 $149.00
(Available for: $117.78)
Our Review

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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 Deadbolt Door Lock Featuring SmartKey Security, Satin Nickel
Kwikset 99250-206 Kevo Contemporary Touch-to-Open Bluetooth Smart Square Door Lock Deadbolt Featuring SmartKey Security, Satin Nickel
Kwikset 99250-102 Satin Nickel Kevo 2nd Gen Deadbolt Convert
$138.46
from $109.00
$117.78
1,149 Reviews
80 Reviews
101 Reviews
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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 Deadbolt Door Lock Featuring SmartKey Security, Satin Nickel
$138.46
1,149 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 Featuring SmartKey Security, Satin Nickel
from $109.00
80 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
$117.78
101 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 $179.00
(Available for: $190.00)
Our Review

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Kwikset 910


Lock Type: Deadbolt Replacement
Finish Options: Bronze, Chrome, and Nickel
Connectivity Options: Z-Wave, Z-Wave Plus, and Zigbee
Alexa Support: Yes with add-on hub
iOS App: No
Android App: No
Pros
  • Plays well with top ranking smart home hubs like Wink, SmartThings and Vera
  • Wide range of finish and style choices
  • Backed by solid Kwikset warranty
  • Integrated with wide range of Z-Wave or Zigbee security systems like ADT, Alarm.com with many users saying this is the best feature.
Cons
  • No dedicated smart phone app so any app integration will come from your smart home hub like SmartThings app
  • Cannot set new access codes remotely
  • A few user complaints on battery life and build quality.

The Kwiset 910 could be a great fit for you if you are looking for basic access codes access for your family (up to 30 total) or are already using a Zigbee or Z-Wave smart home hub or security offering.

The majority of the “smart” lock capabilities are only enabled if you have a hub or security system since the lock does not have a dedicated app on its own.

Once you are connected to your hub or smart security system like ADT or Alarm.com you will use their integrations to control and check on the door status or initiate a remote locking action or routine. If you want Alexa or voice control out of the box you should look at other options.

Additional pros include the number of available options and finishes from contemporary or traditional style along with the Signature series which removes the keypad while allowing you to hide the fact your door is smart lock enabled.

Bottom line is if you are looking for simple code control along with possibility of integrating with the most popular smart home hub and security systems the 910 could be a good fit for you.

Your Kwikset 910 options:
Comparisons

How do the different versions of the 910 smartlock compare?

Title
910 Contemporary Z-Wave
910 Traditional Z-Wave
910 Signature Z-Wave
910 Traditional Zigbee
Kwikset 99100-080 SmartCode 910 Z-Wave Plus Contemporary Deadbolt, Satin Nickel
Kwikset 910 Door Lock for U.S., 910TRL ZW 15 SMT (Satin Nickle), by Kwikset, Cert ID: ZC08-15060007
The Traditional Signature Series Deadbolt with Home Connect technology enables the lock to wirelessly communicate with other devices in home. The lock allows the user (through a third-party smart home controller) to remotely check the door lock status, lock or unlock the door and receive notifications via email or text. The smart lock provides discreet security as it looks like a standard deadbolt on the outside. It is easy to install, program and use, and operates on 4 AA batteries.
Kwikset 99100-044 SmartCode ZigBee Touchpad Smart Lock works with Echo Plus & Alexa, featuring SmartKey, Satin Nickel
176 Reviews
912 Reviews
141 Reviews
22 Reviews
$160.35
from $129.99
from $129.99
$174.20
Connectivity
Z-Wave and Z-Wave Plus
Z-Wave and Z-Wave Plus
Z-Wave
Zigbee
Integration with Alexa?
Yes, with additional smart home hub
Yes, with additional smart home hub
Yes, with additional smart home hub
Yes, with additional smart home hub
Visible from exterior?
Integration with hubs like Wink, SmartThings and Vera?
Access Codes
Title
910 Contemporary Z-Wave
Kwikset 99100-080 SmartCode 910 Z-Wave Plus Contemporary Deadbolt, Satin Nickel
176 Reviews
$160.35
Connectivity
Z-Wave and Z-Wave Plus
Integration with Alexa?
Yes, with additional smart home hub
Visible from exterior?
Integration with hubs like Wink, SmartThings and Vera?
Access Codes
Title
910 Traditional Z-Wave
Kwikset 910 Door Lock for U.S., 910TRL ZW 15 SMT (Satin Nickle), by Kwikset, Cert ID: ZC08-15060007
912 Reviews
from $129.99
Connectivity
Z-Wave and Z-Wave Plus
Integration with Alexa?
Yes, with additional smart home hub
Visible from exterior?
Integration with hubs like Wink, SmartThings and Vera?
Access Codes
Title
910 Signature Z-Wave
The Traditional Signature Series Deadbolt with Home Connect technology enables the lock to wirelessly communicate with other devices in home. The lock allows the user (through a third-party smart home controller) to remotely check the door lock status, lock or unlock the door and receive notifications via email or text. The smart lock provides discreet security as it looks like a standard deadbolt on the outside. It is easy to install, program and use, and operates on 4 AA batteries.
141 Reviews
from $129.99
Connectivity
Z-Wave
Integration with Alexa?
Yes, with additional smart home hub
Visible from exterior?
Integration with hubs like Wink, SmartThings and Vera?
Access Codes
Title
910 Traditional Zigbee
Kwikset 99100-044 SmartCode ZigBee Touchpad Smart Lock works with Echo Plus & Alexa, featuring SmartKey, Satin Nickel
22 Reviews
$174.20
Connectivity
Zigbee
Integration with Alexa?
Yes, with additional smart home hub
Visible from exterior?
Integration with hubs like Wink, SmartThings and Vera?
Access Codes

smart lock hub option icon

Option 4) Add a compatible smart home hub and voice control

These hubs integrate with the Kwikset 910 locks and will provide Alexa integration and help connect your door to other security or other products in your home for a complete smart home system.

Retail Price $149.99
(Available for: from $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:
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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.

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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.

Retail Price $109.99
(Available for: $109.99)
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WAFU Tiger Lock


Lock Type: Other Floor or On door
Finish Options: Pewter
Connectivity Options: Bluetooth
iOS App: Yes
Android App: Yes
Pros
  • Audio alerts for low batteries.
  • Comes with a remote key fob to easily unlock.
  • Cannot be seen from exterior door.
  • Has an emergency indoor unlocking mechanism.
Cons
  • For Bluetooth access you have to have an additional USB accessory devices
  • Not a ton of reviews from people who have used both the lock and the Bluetooth accessory
  • You have to drill holes in your door in order to use the lock

The Wafu Tiger lock is one of the few “Tiger” style locks available for purchase today.

Perfect for interior doors or cabinets that wouldn’t fit traditional smart locks the Wafu version comes with additional key fobs for remote opening and locking as well as the ability to purchase a USB Bluetooth accessory that can lock and unlock the device using your phone.

The lock has a few drawbacks including no access code support for the app and a short battery life of only 6 months on two AA batteries that are not even included in the package.

That being said if you really need this style lock for your door this is one of the only commercially available locks on the market for you and worth a shot.

Your WAFU Tiger Lock options:
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Add remote locking

Do you want the added convenience of locking and unlocking your door or cabinet from your phone? Add this additional Bluetooth USB device.

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