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2019 Buyers Guide

Keypad Enabled Smart Locks

In the market for a smart lock that has a built-in or separate keypad so you can use access codes to enter?

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

Yale Assure Lever LockYale Assure Lever Lock logo
$299.00
Kwikset Obsidian Smart LockKwikset Obsidian Smart Lock logo
from $127.99
AKASO Smart LockAKASO Smart Lock logo
$149.99
Lockly (pin genie) SecureLockly (pin genie) Secure logo
from $199.99

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Feature Keypad
Feature Keypad

Having access codes is a key feature for most people interested in a new smart lock for their home or apartment.

You have two choices for this feature:

Built-in

The lock with have either:

  • Physical button keypad
  • Touchscreen keypad

Via Separate Add-on

Generally battery powered these add-on keypads are installed next to your door.

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What is the best keypad 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 for a keypad smart lock.

Lock
Yale Assure Lever
August Keypad
Akaso Bluetooth
Yale Security YRL256-CBA-0BP Assure Connected by August WiFi + Bluetooth Key Free Smart Touchscreen Lever Lock, Oil-Rubbed Bronze
August Smart Keypad
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:
Integration Options
Already have August Lock or want to place your keypad in a particular location
Budget shoppers, want touchscreen feature or only need Bluetooth
LockType
Handle / Knob Replacement
Interior Deadbolt Replacement
Deadbolt Replacement
Key Pad Built-in
Touchscreen
Separate Keypad
Alexa Integration
Yes, with August Connect version
Yes, using Pro version or with Wi-Fi add-on
No
Siri / Homekit Integration
Yes, with August Connect version
Yes, using Pro version
No
Google Assistant
Yes, with August Connect version
Yes, using Pro version or with Wi-Fi add-on
No
User Reviews
57 Reviews
835 Reviews
129 Reviews
$299.00
$50.89
$149.99
Lock
Yale Assure Lever
Yale Security YRL256-CBA-0BP Assure Connected by August WiFi + Bluetooth Key Free Smart Touchscreen Lever Lock, Oil-Rubbed Bronze
Best For:
Integration Options
LockType
Handle / Knob Replacement
Key Pad Built-in
Touchscreen
Separate Keypad
Alexa Integration
Yes, with August Connect version
Siri / Homekit Integration
Yes, with August Connect version
Google Assistant
Yes, with August Connect version
User Reviews
57 Reviews
$299.00
Our Review
Lock
August Keypad
August Smart Keypad
Best For:
Already have August Lock or want to place your keypad in a particular location
LockType
Interior Deadbolt Replacement
Key Pad Built-in
Touchscreen
Separate Keypad
Alexa Integration
Yes, using Pro version or with Wi-Fi add-on
Siri / Homekit Integration
Yes, using Pro version
Google Assistant
Yes, using Pro version or with Wi-Fi add-on
User Reviews
835 Reviews
$50.89
Our Review
Lock
Akaso Bluetooth
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:
Budget shoppers, want touchscreen feature or only need Bluetooth
LockType
Deadbolt Replacement
Key Pad Built-in
Touchscreen
Separate Keypad
Alexa Integration
No
Siri / Homekit Integration
No
Google 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 keypad enabled 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 keypad enabled 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

This feature is generally available by connectivity type. Bluetooth only locks will not give you this ability where Wi-Fi locks will out of the box, and Zigbee and Z-Wave locks will via their smart home hub add-ons.

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.

Built-in Keypad

Looking for separate add-on keypad options?. Click here to view options

Keypad Smart 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 $359.00
(Available for: $249.00)
Our Review

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Gate Labs Camera Smart Lock


Lock Type: Deadbolt Replacement
Finish Options: Nickel
Connectivity Options: Wi-Fi
iOS App: Yes
Android App: Yes
Pros
  • Users can quickly change the passcode for your door from your phone.
  • Track comings and goings by assigning unique pin codes to different people.
  • Simple and easy to install, with the necessary tools and extra thickness adjusters arriving with the product.
  • Unlock the door using the Android or IOS apps, or using the pin code.
  • Features a hard key for backup in the event of failure or dead batteries.
Cons
  • Can only lock or unlock manually when there is motion detected at the door.
  • Can only view video when the motion detector is activated.
  • Just installs on the deadbolt so if your lever/knob is a different color it could clash with its aesthetics.
  • No night vision and the camera is affected by the glow from the LED lights.
  • No video sharing or saving without a paid monthly plan (costs between $4.99-$7.99 a month)

The Gate Smart Lock is all about visibility and accessibility – for the right people of course! It includes a built-in camera, two-way audio and a pin number unlocking feature. Probably Gate’s strongest asset is the sheer number of ways it can be unlocked and of course the built-in video monitoring.

Whether using pin, smartphone app (IOS and Android) or the old-fashioned back-up hard key, you’ll never have to worry about being locked out. Assign different pins to different people, and record who has accessed your door at what time: perfect for offices or multiple occupancy houses (note: scheduled access codes require an add-on monthly service).

Integrations with other smart home systems like Alexa, Siri and others is non-existent so is a good choice if you are looking just for a smart video door lock without having to buy a lock and video camera or deal with other integrations headaches with smart home hubs or home security services this could be a good choice for you. If these are important to you would suggest you look at other locks.

An important note If you want to have scheduled access or video sharing and saved history you will have to upgrade to a paid monthly service plan starting at $4.99 a month.

Retail Price $499.00
(Available for: from $193.28)
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 $179.00
(Available for: $190.00)
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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 $229.99
(Available for: $182.98)
Our Review

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Kwikset 916


Lock Type: Deadbolt Replacement
Finish Options: Brass, Bronze, Chrome, and Nickel
Connectivity Options: Z-Wave, Z-Wave Plus, and Zigbee
Alexa Support: Yes with add-on hub
iOS App: Yes
Android App: Yes
Pros
  • Can work with Alexa if you already have a smart home hub like SmartThings or Vera setup in your house.
  • Users praise the easy installation process.
  • Could be a positive or negative but you have to program codes directly on the lock itself for security reasons. Peace of mind for those security minded folks but not helpful if trying to use the lock to remotely manage codes or if wanting to use for Airbnb, etc
Cons
  • Inconsistent battery life. Some users say they have used their batteries for multiple years where others only a few months. This also is impacted by how flush your door and lock mechanism is and how hard it has to work.
  • If you dont have a smart home hub you are limited in that you cannot lock and manage the lock remotely. Also the hub integration allows you to lock the door and check its status but does not let you unlock the door or add new user access codes.
  • Some users have complained about lock reliability with the lock failing to work reliably after a year or more of operation (Kwikset does have a very generous Warranty that should help offset concerns on this front)
  • Changing batteries can be a bit of a hassle with the battery pack area being more difficult to access than it should be.
  • The SmartThings app only controls basic locking and unlocking. For more advanced features a developer app is required so out of the box you won’t be able to unlock all functionality through the standard app.
  • No a huge deal but the 4 AA batteries are not included.

The Kwikset smart lock is a decent tool for homes that are looking for basic smart lock functionality and becomes a much better choice if you already have a Zigbee or Z-Wave smart home hub in your home.

Features like pin access codes, auto-lock and a touchscreen panel come out of the box. If you don’t already have a smart home hub than we suggest you look elsewhere for locks with more features at a similar price point.

If you do have a smart home hub than the door opens up more options like Alexa integration (Siri/Homekit not supported) and features like setting automation schedules or integrations with other settings like turning off your lights when at the same time as locking your door.

Even with a smart home hub their are a few things to be aware of with the 916, you can not add new access codes remotely or unlock the door remotely. This is done for security reasons. If you really need this option we recommend looking at another lock.

Overall the 916 is a mid-range priced lock with mid-range features. it wont win any awards but could be a functional winner for you if you are looking for basic smart lock functionality from a reputable company.

Your Kwikset 916 options:
Comparisons

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

Title
916 Z-Wave Traditional
916 Zigbee Traditional
916 Z-Wave Contemporary
Kwikset 99160-020 Smartcode 916 Traditional Smart Lock Touchscreen Electronic Deadbolt Door Lock with SmartKey Security and Z-Wave Plus, Satin Nickel
Kwikset 99160-009 SmartCode ZigBee Touchscreen Smart Lock works with Echo Plus & Alexa, featuring SmartKey, Venetian Bronze
Kwikset 99160-018 SmartCode 916 Contemporary Z-Wave Plus Touchscreen Electronic Deadbolt, Polished Chrome
$196.50
$212.49
$192.64
Style
Traditional
Traditional
Contemporary
Zigbee
Z-Wave
Alexa Integration?
Yes with additional Z-Wave hub like SmartThings/Wink/Vera
Yes with additional Z-Wave hub like SmartThings/Wink/Vera
Yes with additional Z-Wave hub like SmartThings/Wink/Vera
Sire / Homekit / Homepod Integration?
Title
916 Z-Wave Traditional
Kwikset 99160-020 Smartcode 916 Traditional Smart Lock Touchscreen Electronic Deadbolt Door Lock with SmartKey Security and Z-Wave Plus, Satin Nickel
$196.50
Style
Traditional
Zigbee
Z-Wave
Alexa Integration?
Yes with additional Z-Wave hub like SmartThings/Wink/Vera
Sire / Homekit / Homepod Integration?
Title
916 Zigbee Traditional
Kwikset 99160-009 SmartCode ZigBee Touchscreen Smart Lock works with Echo Plus & Alexa, featuring SmartKey, Venetian Bronze
$212.49
Style
Traditional
Zigbee
Z-Wave
Alexa Integration?
Yes with additional Z-Wave hub like SmartThings/Wink/Vera
Sire / Homekit / Homepod Integration?
Title
916 Z-Wave Contemporary
Kwikset 99160-018 SmartCode 916 Contemporary Z-Wave Plus Touchscreen Electronic Deadbolt, Polished Chrome
$192.64
Style
Contemporary
Zigbee
Z-Wave
Alexa Integration?
Yes with additional Z-Wave hub like SmartThings/Wink/Vera
Sire / Homekit / Homepod Integration?

smart lock hub option icon

Option 2) Add a compatible smart home hub

These hubs integrate with the Kwikset 916 and help connect your door to other security or other smart devices in your home for a complete smart home system or with Alexa.

Retail Price $229.00
(Available for: from $127.99)
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Kwikset Obsidian Smart Lock


Lock Type: Deadbolt Replacement
Finish Options: Black and Nickel
Connectivity Options: Z-Wave Plus and Zigbee
Alexa Support: Yes with add-on hub
iOS App: No
Android App: No
Pros
  • The sleek obsidian color and design will fit in to any home.
  • Can easily install onto the existing deadbolt in a short amount of time.
  • SecureScreen patented technology prevents dirty fingerprints lingering on-screen and revealing your pin code.
  • Connected version gives you 30 customizable user codes so family and friends can gain access.
  • Users can plug in a 9V battery for backup power in case of failure.
Cons
  • No backup key included.
  • Short battery life means they need replaced several times a year.
  • Battery replacement is quite complex and unintuitive, with hard-to-remove battery casing.
  • You cannot remotely add access codes from your smart home hub
  • No standalone app (you use your Z-Wave or Zigbee connected hub like Smarthings or Wink)

Kwikset have created a stylish alternative to the conventional lock. For those prone to losing keys, the Obsidian Smart Lock provides a sleek alternative for a reasonable price. The patented SecureScreen technology is also a nice touch, making sure that your pin number isn’t revealed by grubby fingerprints.

Thirty customizable user codes make the Kwikset a great tool for multiple occupancy home. The lock’s only real weakness is a short battery life compounded by a hard-to-remove battery casing.

The lock comes with both Zigbee or Z-Wave plus connectivity so you can integrate with smart home hubs. The lock however does not come outfitted with a stand-alone mobile app so you are limited in what you can do like adding access codes remotely from your phone.

If you value style over practicality, however, then the Kwikset Obsidian is as attractive as they come!

Your Kwikset Obsidian Smart Lock options:
lock finish

Option 1) Pick a finish

Just want the lock? In this model the difference in style mostly comes from the interior look not the exterior which is mostly just the keypad outside of the edges.

smart lock keypad

Option 3) Add a matching door handle

Need to add a matching lever for a new door?

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: $171.68)
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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: from $199.99)
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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 Keypad, Bluetooth Enabled, Auto Lock, Battery Backup & Easy Installation (Venetian Bronze)
Lockly Bluetooth Keyless Entry Smart Door Lock (PGD 728F) Patented Keypad/Alarm System | Advanced 3D Fingerprint Reader | iOS and Android Compatible (VenetianBronze)
Lockly Bluetooth Keyless Entry Door Latch Smart Lock (PGD628) | Advanced Touchscreen System | Discrete PIN Code | iOS Android App | Auto Lock | Battery Backup & DIY Install (SatinNickel)
Lockly Bluetooth Keyless Fingerprint Smart Lock (PGD628F) | Advanced LED Touchscreen Panel | Discrete PIN Code Input | iOS Android | Auto Lock | Designed for Latch Door (VenetianBronze)
from $199.99
from $240.00
from $229.99
$279.99
161 Reviews
118 Reviews
22 Reviews
11 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
from $199.99
from $240.00
from $229.99
$279.99
Title
Lockly Secure: Deadbolt
Lockly Keyless Entry Smart Lock, PIN Genie Door Lock (PGD 728) with Discreet Peek-Proof Touchscreen Keypad, Bluetooth Enabled, Auto Lock, Battery Backup & Easy Installation (Venetian Bronze)
from $199.99
161 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
from $199.99
Title
Lockly Secure Plus: Deadbolt
Lockly Bluetooth Keyless Entry Smart Door Lock (PGD 728F) Patented Keypad/Alarm System | Advanced 3D Fingerprint Reader | iOS and Android Compatible (VenetianBronze)
from $240.00
118 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
from $240.00
Title
Lockly Secure: Handle
Lockly Bluetooth Keyless Entry Door Latch Smart Lock (PGD628) | Advanced Touchscreen System | Discrete PIN Code | iOS Android App | Auto Lock | Battery Backup & DIY Install (SatinNickel)
from $229.99
22 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
from $229.99
Title
Lockly Secure Plus: Handle
Lockly Bluetooth Keyless Fingerprint Smart Lock (PGD628F) | Advanced LED Touchscreen Panel | Discrete PIN Code Input | iOS Android | Auto Lock | Designed for Latch Door (VenetianBronze)
$279.99
11 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

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 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.

Retail Price $249.00
(Available for: from $229.00)
Our Review

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Nest x Yale


Lock Type: Deadbolt Replacement
Finish Options: Black, Brass, and Nickel
Connectivity Options: 802.15.4 (2.4GHz), Bluetooth, and Weave
Google Assistant: Yes
iOS App: Yes
Android App: Yes
Pros
  • Integration with Google Assistant for voice control
  • Integration with Nest Secure so that when you unlock your door from an authorized device it will disable the security system.
  • Nest x Yale Lock can lock automatically when you’re away. using the Home/Away assist
  • Remote locking and control with Nest Connect Wi-fi accessory that comes in the package unlike most other smart lock solutions.
Cons
  • Focused only on Nest and Google Home/Assistant ecosystem.
  • Some users have had difficulty in getting all of the components to setup and connect properly especially if having changed Wi-fi passwords, etc as well as Nest Connect interacting with some Wi-fi routers in strange ways causing Internet issues.
  • If you have multiple Nest X Yale locks you cannot provide access to just one door (all doors get the access codes)

If you are already have Nest Secure or other Nest products this lock could be a perfect fit for you.

Highlights include integration with Google Assistant for voice control from the comfort of your bedroom at night or across the planet where you have a connection to remotely check on your door status and lock the door (unlocking is restricting from voice control for security reasons).

The device relies on the iOS or Android Nest app for adding user access pins. The lock features a nice touchscreen interface where you can input your 4-8 digit security code.

Unfortunately, some items to be aware of If you are looking for deep integration with Alexa, Siri or other smart home systems like SmartThings you will be better off looking elsewhere. Users have also run into some connectivity issues using the Nest Connect interacting in annoying ways with their home routers and Internet connections.

Looking into the future Google is investing heavily into the Nest product line so expect more integrations with their Nest line of security cameras, video doorbells and Google Nest Hubs.

Overall we like the clean design, deep integrations with Google and Nest ecosystem and can recommend the device for most and especially those already with Nest devices and committed to the Google Assistant voice service for their smart homes.

Your Nest x Yale options:
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

A Nest Connect is part of the lock package so you get remotely locking and monitoring right out of the box for no extra fees.

smart lock hub option icon

Option 3) Add compatible smart home products

These devices provide either voice control or added integration with you Nest x Yale lock.

Retail Price $199.00
(Available for: from $206.78)
Our Review

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Exterior View

Schlage Connect


Lock Type: Deadbolt Replacement
Finish Options: Black, Brass, Bronze, Chrome, and Nickel
Connectivity Options: Z-Wave Plus and Zigbee
Google Assistant: Yes with add-on hub
Alexa Support: Yes with add-on hub
iOS App: No
Android App: No
Pros
  • The Connect has a wide range of styles (Contemporary and Traditional) along with finishes (Brass, Black, Chrome, Bronze and Nickel)
  • Will work with a wide range of smart home hubs and security services like Vivint, Alarm.com, etc
  • Users rave about ease of installation on door.
  • Users get to choose the length of their pins (from 4-8 digits)
Cons
  • Without an additional compatible smart home hub you are left with just being able to add and modify codes on the lock itself and you wont have any remote monitoring or locking ability.
  • A few customers have complained of slow customer service responses.
  • Doesnt have a dedicated app and does not work with the Schlage Home App (It only works with Encode and Sense locks)

The Schlage Connect comes outfitted in two model types Zigbee and Z-Wave Plus and without its own dedicated app is deeply tied to connected systems to get the most functionality out of it.

If you don’t already have a subscription to a smart home security system like Alarm.com or have any interest in adding a hub and doing deeper integrations with your home (ie: unlock your house when the garage door opens.) then you will be left with a smart lock that does the basics (auto-lock, access codes) but not much more than that.

The installation is dead simple with just a Phillips screwdriver and taking about 15-25 minutes and (then an additional 20-30 minutes to pair the device with your smart home hub.)

One thing to look out for when purchasing is the integration differences between the Zigbee and Z-Wave version. For example the Z-Wave version supports Google Assistant while the Zigbee version does not.

Overall the Schlage Connect has won good reviews from its customers with its consistent reliability, integrations and easy install. An overall winner in our book.

Your Schlage Connect options:
Comparisons

How do the different models of the Schlage Connect lock compare?

Product Model
Connect Zigbee Traditional "Camalot"
Connect Zigbee Contemporary "Century"
Connect Z-Wave Plus Traditional "Camalot"
Connect Z-Wave Plus Contemporary "Century"
Connect Z-Wave w/ handle
Schlage Connect Smart Deadbolt with Camelot trim in Satin Nickel, Zigbee Certified - BE468GBAK CAM 619
Schlage Connect Smart Deadbolt with Century trim in Satin Nickel, Zigbee Certified - BE468GBAK CEN 619
Schlage BE469ZP CAM 619 Connect Smart Deadbolt with Alarm with Camelot Trim in Satin Nickel, Z-Wave Plus Enabled
Schlage Lock Company BE469ZP CEN 716 Schlage Connect Smart Deadbolt with alarm with Century Trim in Aged Bronze, Z-Wave Plus enabled,
Schlage Connect Century Touchscreen Deadbolt with Built-In Alarm and Handleset Grip with Latitude Lever, Satin Nickel, FE469NX LAT 619 CEN
135 Reviews
135 Reviews
47 Reviews
47 Reviews
930 Reviews
$195.97
$199.99
from $197.00
$202.99
from $259.00
Connectivity
Zigbee
Zigbee
Z-Wave Plus
Z-Wave Plus
Z-Wave Plus
With Handle
Alexa Integration?
Yes, with additional smart home hub
Yes, with additional smart home hub
Yes, with additional smart home hub
Yes, with additional smart home hub
Yes, with additional smart home hub
Smart Hub Integration?
Access Codes
Long Distance access codes & monitoring?
Yes, with additional smart home hub
Yes, with additional smart home hub
Yes, with additional smart home hub
Yes, with additional smart home hub
Yes, with additional smart home hub
$195.97
$199.99
from $197.00
$202.99
from $259.00
Product Model
Connect Zigbee Traditional "Camalot"
Schlage Connect Smart Deadbolt with Camelot trim in Satin Nickel, Zigbee Certified - BE468GBAK CAM 619
135 Reviews
$195.97
Connectivity
Zigbee
With Handle
Alexa Integration?
Yes, with additional smart home hub
Smart Hub Integration?
Access Codes
Long Distance access codes & monitoring?
Yes, with additional smart home hub
$195.97
Product Model
Connect Zigbee Contemporary "Century"
Schlage Connect Smart Deadbolt with Century trim in Satin Nickel, Zigbee Certified - BE468GBAK CEN 619
135 Reviews
$199.99
Connectivity
Zigbee
With Handle
Alexa Integration?
Yes, with additional smart home hub
Smart Hub Integration?
Access Codes
Long Distance access codes & monitoring?
Yes, with additional smart home hub
$199.99
Product Model
Connect Z-Wave Plus Traditional "Camalot"
Schlage BE469ZP CAM 619 Connect Smart Deadbolt with Alarm with Camelot Trim in Satin Nickel, Z-Wave Plus Enabled
47 Reviews
from $197.00
Connectivity
Z-Wave Plus
With Handle
Alexa Integration?
Yes, with additional smart home hub
Smart Hub Integration?
Access Codes
Long Distance access codes & monitoring?
Yes, with additional smart home hub
from $197.00
Product Model
Connect Z-Wave Plus Contemporary "Century"
Schlage Lock Company BE469ZP CEN 716 Schlage Connect Smart Deadbolt with alarm with Century Trim in Aged Bronze, Z-Wave Plus enabled,
47 Reviews
$202.99
Connectivity
Z-Wave Plus
With Handle
Alexa Integration?
Yes, with additional smart home hub
Smart Hub Integration?
Access Codes
Long Distance access codes & monitoring?
Yes, with additional smart home hub
$202.99
Product Model
Connect Z-Wave w/ handle
Schlage Connect Century Touchscreen Deadbolt with Built-In Alarm and Handleset Grip with Latitude Lever, Satin Nickel, FE469NX LAT 619 CEN
930 Reviews
from $259.00
Connectivity
Z-Wave Plus
With Handle
Alexa Integration?
Yes, with additional smart home hub
Smart Hub Integration?
Access Codes
Long Distance access codes & monitoring?
Yes, with additional smart home hub
from $259.00

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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