Best Smart Locks SafeWise Buyer’s Guide

2017’s Top Electronic Keyless Door Locks

Carrying around a physical keychain may soon be a thing of the past. Now, with dozens of smart and electronic locks to choose from, you can enter your home with a push of a button.

Types Of Electronic Door Locks

Most electronic door locks come with one or more means of entry, which include RFID, keypad, biometric (fingerprint), or Bluetooth.

Early electronic locks

Early electronic locks use keypads with a pin number for entry. Keypads are still popular, although newer models use touchscreen panels instead of buttons and include security features to help prevent burglars from figuring out the code.

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) locks use a key fob or card for entry. With RFID technology, you may not have to remove the key fob from your pocket or purse, meaning no more fumbling in the dark or trying to find your keys when your arms are full to enter your home.

Bluetooth-enabled locks

Bluetooth-enabled locks operate in a similar way, sensing your smartphone’s Bluetooth ID and opening when you approach. Most Bluetooth and RFID locks also use a secondary means of electronic entry, in case your battery dies or you lose your key fob or cell phone.

Biometric entry

Biometric entry uses fingerprint identification to open the lock. If you’ve used this feature on your smartphone or laptop, you understand how it works. All you do is program your fingerprint, or those you want to have access to your home, and the system knows this is an acceptable person to unlock for.

Top 10 Electronic Doorlocks

It may seem like a high-tech spy movie when you gain access by scanning your fingerprint, but the future is here! Check out the best of the best smart and electronic locks for your home below.

Model

Pros

Cons

Price

Kwikset Kevo Smart Lock

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Pros

iOS and Android Compatible

Nest Compatibility

Guest Keys

Smart/Wireless

Cons

Expensive

Yale Real Living Keyless Touchscreen Deadbolt

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Pros

250 Code Storage

Compatibility

Smart/Wireless

Backup Key

Cons

Features Vary

Expensive

SoHoMiLL YL 99 Keyless Electronic Keypad Lock

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Pros

Affordable

Auto-Lock

Universal

Cons

Lower-Tech

Less User Codes

Not Smart

August Smart Lock

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Pros

Accolades

Smart

Sleek

Compatibility

Cons

No Key

Expensive

Samsung SHS-P718 Digital Door Lock

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Pros

Biometric/RFID/PIN Entry

Touchscreen

Smart

Fits Over Handles

Cons

Very Expensive

Not For Doorknobs

Schlage Camelot Touchscreen Deadbolt

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Pros

Compatibility

Touchscreen

Alert Modes

Backup Key

Cons

Expensive

Semi Smart

Limited Access Codes

Lockitron Bolt

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Pros

Affordable

Smart

Unlocks When Senses Your Presence

Matches Your Keys

Cons

Need Add-On For Universal Control

New To Market

Pros

Stylish

Smart

Compatibility

Contacts

Cons

New To Market

Pre-Order

Expensive

Need Add-Ons

Pros

Unique

Strong

Bundling

Smart

Cons

New To Market

Pre-Order

Expensive

ENTR Mul-T-Lock

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Pros

Customization

Compatibility

Auto-Lock

Shareable

Cons

No Key

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*SafeWise has conducted impartial research to recommend products. This is not a guarantee. Each individual’s unique needs should be considered when deciding on chosen products.

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