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2019 Buyers Guide

Zigbee Door Lock

Already have a Zigbee enabled hub and connected products at home?

Below we dive into your options to add a Zigbee enabled door lock and what you should look out for when making a purchase.

Yale Assure Lock SLYale Assure Lock SL logo Zigbee Door Lock 1 image
$198.33
Yale Assure Lever LockYale Assure Lever Lock logo Zigbee Door Lock 2 image
$249.00
Schlage ConnectSchlage Connect logo Zigbee Door Lock 3 image
$179.00

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Zigbee Overview
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Zigbee door locks are fairly common in terms of connectivity options by the top lock makers and will obviously make a good fit to your home if you are already down the Zigbee connectivity route for your smart home.

Zigbee Lock Pros

  • Most popular smart home hubs have a Zigbee radio on board. (SmartThings for example uses Zigbee on their own smart products.)

Zigbee Lock Cons:

What is the best Zigbee 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

Lock
Connect Zigbee Contemporary "Century"
Yale Assure Lock SL
Yale Assure Lock Touchscreen Deadbolt
Schlage Connect Smart Deadbolt with Century trim in Satin Nickel, Zigbee Certified - BE468GBAK CEN...
Yale Assure Lock SL with Zigbee - Smart Key Free Touchscreen Keypad Deadbolt - Works with Xfinity...
Yale Assure Lock with Zigbee - Smart Touchscreen Keypad Deadbolt - Works with Xfinity Home, Amazon...
Best For
All Around
Looking for well designed touchscreen
Touchscreen with backup key
Lock Type
Deadbolt Replacement
Deadbolt Replacement
Deadbolt Replacement
Alexa Integration?
Yes with add-on hub
Yes with add-on hub
Yes with add-on hub
Siri / Homekit Integration?
No
No, Another version of this lock offers it though
No
User Reviews
299 Reviews
153 Reviews
42 Reviews
Price
Price not available
$219.00
$222.25
Our Review
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Lock
Connect Zigbee Contemporary "Century"
Schlage Connect Smart Deadbolt with Century trim in Satin Nickel, Zigbee Certified - BE468GBAK CEN...
Best For
All Around
Lock Type
Deadbolt Replacement
Alexa Integration?
Yes with add-on hub
Siri / Homekit Integration?
No
User Reviews
299 Reviews
Price
Price not available
Where to Buy
Our Review
Lock
Yale Assure Lock SL
Yale Assure Lock SL with Zigbee - Smart Key Free Touchscreen Keypad Deadbolt - Works with Xfinity...
Best For
Looking for well designed touchscreen
Lock Type
Deadbolt Replacement
Alexa Integration?
Yes with add-on hub
Siri / Homekit Integration?
No, Another version of this lock offers it though
User Reviews
153 Reviews
Price
$219.00
Where to Buy
Our Review
Lock
Yale Assure Lock Touchscreen Deadbolt
Yale Assure Lock with Zigbee - Smart Touchscreen Keypad Deadbolt - Works with Xfinity Home, Amazon...
Best For
Touchscreen with backup key
Lock Type
Deadbolt Replacement
Alexa Integration?
Yes with add-on hub
Siri / Homekit Integration?
No
User Reviews
42 Reviews
Price
$222.25
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 Zigbee smart 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.

Access Codes

Integration with smart home ecosystems

Since you are already searching for a Zigbee lock chances are you have a smart home hub already up and connected in your house.

Most hubs will allow you to:

  • Manage and monitor lock codes
  • Track lock and access history
  • Integrate your lock into your other smart lock products and sequences. ie, turn on front video camera when lock is engaged, or lock door automatically on "good-night" sequence.

 

Zigbee Connectivity

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

If you already have a Zigbee home hub than you are in luck in that most of these devices will support remote long distance lock management.

 

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 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.

Zigbee Lock Comparison

Zigbee Door Lock 4 image
Retail Price $299.00
(Available for: $249.00)
Our Review
Zigbee Door Lock 6 image
Zigbee Door Lock 7 imageInterior View
Zigbee Door Lock 8 imageExterior View

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.

Your Yale Assure Lever Lock options:
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

lock finish

Option 1) Pick a finish

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

smart lock hub option icon

Option 2) Add a compatible smart home hub

Got the Z-Wave version but don’t have a smart home hub yet? Here are some of your options.

FAQ

Installation

Integration and Connectivity

Security

Lock Bio

About Smart Lock Scout

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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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