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2019 Buyers Guide

Smart Fingerprint Locks

In the market for a door, padlock or safe to unlock using just your fingerprint?

Below we dive into your options and what you should look out for when making a purchase.

Lockly (pin genie) SecureLockly (pin genie) Secure logo Smart Fingerprint Lock 1 image
Price not available
Ultraloq UL3 BluetoothUltraloq UL3 Bluetooth logo Smart Fingerprint Lock 2 image
$109.00

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Overview

There are not a ton of smart locks available on the market that have fingerprint/biometric enabled access technology but if you are looking to entirely ditch your keys they are the way to go.

Most of the locks have access codes as well as a backup physical key access for worst case scenarios where the lock won't run out of batteries, etc.

The models listed below are all "smart" locks in that they have some type of wireless connectivity built in. If you are looking for a non-connected bio-metric fingerprint lock some of your options are available here.

If you are looking for not smart door lock but a padlock for your gym locker or a safe for your guns or valuables click the buttons below.

Fingerprint Overview

Top Fingerprint Enabled Locks

Title
Ultraloq UL3 BT
Lockly Bluetooth
ULTRALOQ UL3 BT Bluetooth Enabled Fingerprint and Touchscreen Smart Lock (Satin Nickel) | 5-in-1...
Lockly PGD728FVB Fingerprint Biometric Smart Deadbolt Door Lock with Patented Keypad, Bluetooth...
1,848 Reviews
210 Reviews
$199.00
$193.49
Best For
Those on a budget
If you want the option for long distance monitoring and control
Connectivity Options
Bluetooth
Bluetooth and Wi-fi via add-on hub
Access Codes
# of access codes
Up to 95 fingerprint codes
99 fingerprint codes available.
Works with Alexa?
Yes
Yes
Works with Siri?
No
No
Works with Google Assistant?
Yes
Yes
Long distance monitoring and locking?
No
Only with additional Wi-Fi hub accessory
Title
Ultraloq UL3 BT
ULTRALOQ UL3 BT Bluetooth Enabled Fingerprint and Touchscreen Smart Lock (Satin Nickel) | 5-in-1...
1,848 Reviews
$199.00
Best For
Those on a budget
Connectivity Options
Bluetooth
Access Codes
# of access codes
Up to 95 fingerprint codes
Works with Alexa?
Yes
Works with Siri?
No
Works with Google Assistant?
Yes
Long distance monitoring and locking?
No
Title
Lockly Bluetooth
Lockly PGD728FVB Fingerprint Biometric Smart Deadbolt Door Lock with Patented Keypad, Bluetooth...
210 Reviews
$193.49
Best For
If you want the option for long distance monitoring and control
Connectivity Options
Bluetooth and Wi-fi via add-on hub
Access Codes
# of access codes
99 fingerprint codes available.
Works with Alexa?
Yes
Works with Siri?
No
Works with Google Assistant?
Yes
Long distance monitoring and locking?
Only with additional Wi-Fi hub accessory

Smart Lock Features

Voice

Voice Control

Using your Alexa, Siri or Google Assistant you can check on the status of your lock, remotely lock it and on some models lock it using your voice.

Lock Security and FAQ

FAQ

Installation

Integration and Connectivity

Security

Fingerprint Enabled Locks

Smart Fingerprint Lock 3 image
Retail Price $249.99
(Available for: Price not available)
Our Review
Smart Fingerprint Lock 5 image
Smart Fingerprint Lock 6 imageInterior View
Smart Fingerprint Lock 7 imageExterior View

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 PGD728FVB Fingerprint Biometric Smart Deadbolt Door Lock with Patented Keypad, Bluetooth...
Lockly Bluetooth Keyless Entry Door Latch Smart Lock (PGD628) | Advanced Touchscreen System |...
Lockly PGD628FVB Secure Plus Smart Lock Fingerprint Door Lock with Handle, Digital Keypad Keyless...
Price not available
$193.49
Price not available
$249.00
181 Reviews
210 Reviews
32 Reviews
19 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
$193.49
Price not available
$249.00
Title
Lockly Secure: Deadbolt
Lockly Keyless Entry Smart Lock, PIN Genie Door Lock (PGD 728) with Discreet Peek-Proof Touchscreen...
Price not available
181 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 PGD728FVB Fingerprint Biometric Smart Deadbolt Door Lock with Patented Keypad, Bluetooth...
$193.49
210 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
$193.49
Title
Lockly Secure: Handle
Lockly Bluetooth Keyless Entry Door Latch Smart Lock (PGD628) | Advanced Touchscreen System |...
Price not available
32 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 PGD628FVB Secure Plus Smart Lock Fingerprint Door Lock with Handle, Digital Keypad Keyless...
$249.00
19 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
$249.00

remote locking smart lock option icon

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 Fingerprint Lock 8 image

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.

Smart Fingerprint Lock 10 image
Retail Price $249.99
(Available for: $109.00)
Our Review
Smart Fingerprint Lock 12 image
Smart Fingerprint Lock 13 imageInterior View
Smart Fingerprint Lock 14 imageExterior View

Ultraloq UL3 Bluetooth


Lock Type: Handle or Knob Replacement
Finish Options: Bronze and Nickel
Connectivity Options: Bluetooth
Alexa Support: Yes, within Bluetooth range
iOS App: Yes
Android App: Yes
Pros
  • Original launched on Indiegogo
  • iOS and Android app have decent number of reviews and overall score.
Cons
  • If you are in Bluetooth range the lock says it supports Alexa integrations with its own Alexa skill. Many customers have had difficulty in getting this to work.
  • Only supports long-distance control and access logs with an additional Wi-fi accessory bridge.
  • Fingerprint access is a plus for some and a minus in terms of security for others. We could not find information on how and where they store the fingerprints on the device.
  • Some users complain about some general quality issues and reliability of the fingerprint reader.
  • If you already have a deadbolt this is meant to only replace your handle/lever so will need to buy the deadbolt cover accessory.

The Ultraloq UL3 seems to have two types of reviews 5 stars or 1 stars.

The 5 star reviews praise its wide range of features and good looks with the people getting 1 star complaining about build quality and never getting the lock to actually function in the first place.

So overall if you get a good working lock than you should be in luck. Customer service seems to be solid from this company with users with defunct units getting their returns and refunds processed quickly and support staff helping them walk though any connectivity or other issues.

If you are looking for remote control, access and monitoring along with Alexa support this lock does have this feature. The only requirement an additional WiFi bridge unit.

If you don’t have the additional Wifi accessory you will be limited to adding codes, etc only when you are in Bluetooth range of your lock.

Some common user complaints include reliability issues with the fingerprint scanner and the Alexa skill not connecting properly so you can control the lock with your voice.

With the strong customer support backing it along with the number of 5 star reviews from customers getting the lock up and running successfully we can recommend this lock as a solid choice especially if you require fingerprint access.

Your Ultraloq UL3 Bluetooth options:
Comparisons
lock finish

Option 1) Pick a finish

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

Safes

Keeping your guns or other valuables secure in your home is a top priority and making sure only you can get into a gun lock can keep the unthinkable accidents from happening to your children or loved ones as well as as an extra layer of security of someone did get control of your safe.

Below are some of the top reviewed fingerprint enabled safes on the market.

Padlocks

Perfect for the gym when you don't want to drag a key with you when you are swimming or lifting weights, these fingerprint padlocks could be a great fit with Bluetooth connectivity, app control and of course fingerprint access.

Lock Bio

About Us

The Postscapes Team is here to help you keep your home and family safely connected. Whether you’re looking to pick a smart lock system, we’ve spent hundreds of hours researching locks to help you find the best product to fit your specific situation.

At Postscapes we combine our years of experience following the smart home market along with user reviews to take the guesswork out of living securely connected. Learn More

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