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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
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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 $168.00
(Available for: $284.07)
Our Review
Zigbee Door Lock 6 image
Zigbee Door Lock 7 imageInterior View
Zigbee Door Lock 8 imageExterior View

Danalock V3


Lock Type: Deadbolt Replacement and Interior Deadbolt Replacement
Finish Options: Nickel
Connectivity Options: Bluetooth, Wi-Fi Via Bridge/Hub, Z-Wave Plus, and Zigbee
Siri Support: Yes with add-on hub
Alexa Support: Yes
iOS App: Yes
Android App: Yes
Pros
  • Four tailored versions for integration with popular smart home hubs: HomeKit & Bluetooth, Z-Wave & Bluetooth, Zigbee & Bluetooth, and Bluetooth-only.
  • Simple installation and calibration, with extensive documentation to speed things up.
  • A range of smart features including auto-unlock, twist assist, and geofencing
  • Estimated 12 months battery life.
  • Can be paired with the Danapad, a manual keypad enabling keyless entry for visitors – without downloading an app.
  • Remote locking with versions that have Z-Wave or Zigbee and future integration with their to be released DanaBridge.
Cons
  • No remote controlling options, though this should be corrected when the Danabridge V3 Plug launches this year.
  • No native compatibility with Google Home or Amazon Alexa.
  • Loud noise during locking and unlocking.
  • Homekit version does not support auto-unlock or digital key sharing features.

The Danalock V3 is a good all-rounder in the smart lock game. There are four versions (Homekit, Z-Wave, Zigbee, and Bluetooth-only) so you can align it with your smart home setup. It takes 10 minutes to install, and the auto-unlock and twist-assist features make it feel truly ‘smart’. Danalock supports unlimited occupants and users can share digital keys to grant temporary access to visitors.

Unfortunately, the auto-unlock and digital keys features remain unavailable on the Homekit version. Combined with reports of inconsistent performance from buyers, the Danalock V3 falls just below our top-tier recommendations.

Your Danalock V3 options:
Comparisons

How do the different Danalock V3 models compare?

Danalock V3 Bluetooth Smart Lock
Danalock V3 Bluetooth & Z-Wave Smart Lock
Danalock V3 Bluetooth & Zigbee Smart Lock
Danalock V3 Bluetooth Smart Lock for Apple Homekit, 59X67, Silver
Danalock V3 Bluetooth Smart Lock
Danalock V3 Bluetooth & Z-Wave Smart Lock
Danalock V3 Bluetooth & Zigbee Smart Lock
Danalock V3 Bluetooth Smart Lock for Apple Homekit, 59X67, Silver
$246.66
$284.07
$199.99
$100.58
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2 Reviews
20 Reviews
9 Reviews
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Connectivity Type
Bluetooth
Bluetooth & Z-Wave
Bluetooth & Zigbee
Bluetooth & Homekit
Alexa Support
Siri Voice Commands
Google Assistant Support?
Custom code support?
Keypad Support
Needs add-on keypad accessory.
Needs add-on keypad accessory.
Needs add-on keypad accessory.
Only by sharing access to your HomeKit
Works with iOS App? (9.0 or later)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes Only compatible with Danalock app (iOS) for locking and unlocking. Set up and operate the Danalock with Apple's Home app.
Works with Android app (5.1 or later?)
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Auto Unlock?
Yes
Yes
Yes
Only Apple's automation features are available
$246.66
$284.07
$199.99
$100.58
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Danalock V3 Bluetooth Smart Lock
Danalock V3 Bluetooth Smart Lock
$246.66
2 Reviews
Connectivity Type
Bluetooth
Alexa Support
Siri Voice Commands
Google Assistant Support?
Custom code support?
Keypad Support
Needs add-on keypad accessory.
Works with iOS App? (9.0 or later)
Yes
Works with Android app (5.1 or later?)
Yes
Auto Unlock?
Yes
$246.66
Danalock V3 Bluetooth & Z-Wave Smart Lock
Danalock V3 Bluetooth & Z-Wave Smart Lock
$284.07
20 Reviews
Connectivity Type
Bluetooth & Z-Wave
Alexa Support
Siri Voice Commands
Google Assistant Support?
Custom code support?
Keypad Support
Needs add-on keypad accessory.
Works with iOS App? (9.0 or later)
Yes
Works with Android app (5.1 or later?)
Yes
Auto Unlock?
Yes
$284.07
Danalock V3 Bluetooth & Zigbee Smart Lock
Danalock V3 Bluetooth & Zigbee Smart Lock
$199.99
9 Reviews
Connectivity Type
Bluetooth & Zigbee
Alexa Support
Siri Voice Commands
Google Assistant Support?
Custom code support?
Keypad Support
Needs add-on keypad accessory.
Works with iOS App? (9.0 or later)
Yes
Works with Android app (5.1 or later?)
Yes
Auto Unlock?
Yes
$199.99
Danalock V3 Bluetooth Smart Lock for Apple Homekit, 59X67, Silver
Danalock V3 Bluetooth Smart Lock for Apple Homekit, 59X67, Silver
$100.58
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Connectivity Type
Bluetooth & Homekit
Alexa Support
Siri Voice Commands
Google Assistant Support?
Custom code support?
Keypad Support
Only by sharing access to your HomeKit
Works with iOS App? (9.0 or later)
Yes Only compatible with Danalock app (iOS) for locking and unlocking. Set up and operate the Danalock with Apple's Home app.
Works with Android app (5.1 or later?)
No
Auto Unlock?
Only Apple's automation features are available
$100.58
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remote locking smart lock option icon

Option 2) Add Remote Locking

Do you want the added convenience of remote locking options and integrations with other smart home hubs? Choose either the locks with Zigbee or Z-Wave support and add a smart home hub from below.

smart lock keypad

Option 3) Add a Keypad & Access Codes

Need one-use and timed codes for deliveries or for guests? Add their accessory to enable this for your Danalock lock or save a bit of $$ and buy as a package.

smart lock hub option icon

Option 4) Add a compatible smart home hub

These hubs integrate with the Danalock and help with remote controlling the locks and connecting your door to other security or other smart devices in your home for a complete smart home system.

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