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There are more smart home security brands than you can shake a stick at right now. While the market may be saturated, it’s with good reason — you have to keep your house safe. Cameras and a video doorbell are only part of the equation though. If you’re looking to really round out your security options, a good lock is a next step to take. Here are our picks for the best smart door locks you can buy.

See also: The best smart security cameras you can buy

Not all of these locks are created equally, and they support a whole host of different assistants and smart home networks. We’ll do our best to differentiate each one so you make an informed decision. You’ll find top lock names like Schlage as well as popular tech picks from Nest and more. Ready to lock it down? Let’s get into it.

Best smart door locks:

Editor’s note: We’ll be sure to update our list of the best smart door locks as we test new options.


August Wi-Fi smart lock

August Smart Lock 4th gen

The August Wi-Fi smart lock is up first, and this fabled option is on its fourth generation. Perhaps even better is the fact that the newest version is a full 45% smaller than the previous model. As the name suggests, the August Wi-Fi connects to your home network and you can unlock your front door from anywhere using the connected app. It’s perfect for granting access to family and friends, or you can set it to unlock as you approach the front door.

See also: August Wi-Fi smart lock and View Doorbell review


Schlage Sense

smart lock schlage sense

Schlage’s Sense smart door lock is similar to the August option in that it relies on your Wi-Fi setup, but it offers a slightly more traditional design. It comes in Aged Bronze or Satin Nickel to match your home and you can either use a connected app or a handy number code to unlock your door. The Schlage Sense even pairs with your Apple HomeKit devices so you can unlock in seconds for your family or the dog walker.


Nest x Yale

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This smart door lock combines the locksmithing prowess of Yale with the smart home know-how of Google’s Nest line. Take your pick from Oil-Rubbed Bronze, Polished Brass, and Satin Nickel finishes, and each one carries the same sleek style. You can control your Nest x Yale lock from anywhere using the Nest app and you can set custom codes for each of your guests. If you’re leaving with full hands you can simply use the One Tap to Lock feature for a quick and easy getaway.

See also: The best Google Home accessories: Smart plugs, door locks, and more


Lockly Secure Pro

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The Secure Pro from Lockly is one of the most advanced looking smart door locks on the list. While it looks more at home on a top-secret base, it’s just as easy to set up the Secure Pro as any other lock. You can opt for custom keycodes or set up the fingerprint reader so that only you and those you trust can open the door. Lockly’s premier system comes as either a latch or a deadbolt, and you can go for black, Satin Nickel, or Venetian Bronze.


Kwikset Premis smart door lock

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If Apple HomeKit is your go-to for smart home hardware, the Kwikset Premis should be right up your alley. It works exclusively with the HomeKit ecosystem and you can control it from the app, your HomePod, or an Apple TV. Of course, if you don’t rely on Apple products too often you can also set a keycode, but Google Nest and Amazon Ring users may want to look elsewhere. The Kwikset app even lets you know who used their code last with up to 30 customizable access settings.


Wyze Lock

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The Wyze Lock is just one small part of the Wyze smart home setup, and the basic version skips the number pad altogether. You can connect it to your in-home Wi-Fi and rely on the Wyze app from anywhere you go. Unlike the Premis that works exclusively with the HomeKit, the Wyze Lock plays nicely over Bluetooth and Zigbee and even with Alexa-powered voice commands. It only comes in silver, but you can’t even tell that there’s a smart door lock from outside your house.


Ultraloq U-Bolt Pro

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The last smart door lock on our list is another futuristic option from Ultraloq. The U-Bolt Pro boasts a six-in-one unlock structure thanks to the keypad, fingerprint reader, smartphone integration, Shake to Open feature, auto-unlock, and even a manual key backup. Ultraloq’s premium lock even works with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa if you’d prefer to deliver voice commands. You’ll need to use the included bridge for maximum functionality, but it should take just seconds to activate.

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