Who knows what’s going on at your house when you’re not around? When you think about it, it’s kind of scary. Smart door locks will help eliminate that fear.
Smart locks are both convenient and safe. They’re perfect for monitoring your house when you’re not around, opening your door without a key or giving friends and family access to your home.
In this article we’ll show you 8 cool smart door locks and their unique features. Get ready to learn a whole new way to unlock your exterior doors!
August is one of the industry leaders in smart home products. So what better place to start this list than with the August smart door lock.
By syncing the lock with the August app on your smart phone, your door will lock behind you when you leave and unlock as you approach. It’s like magic! This is perfect for when your hands are full and you can’t reach your keys.
That’s not all it does!
You’re able to give access to anyone you like using the app. Once their phone approaches, the door will unlock for them. A pop-up notification will alert you whenever they enter the home and there’s a log that keeps track of the smart lock’s activity throughout the day.
You can also set schedules to the digital keys. Give someone the ability to unlock your door for hours, days or weeks. You’re in complete control.
With an August Smart Door Lock, you’ll always know who’s coming and going from your home.
The Kwikset Kevo has many of the same features as the August Smart Door Lock.
You’re still able to schedule digital keys to friends and family through the Kwikset app. There’s also a log that keeps track of who opens your door and when.
Are you busy doing work or watching the big game and suddenly your doorbell rings? Don’t get up! You can unlock your Kwikset Kevo with the app without ever leaving the comfort of your couch. It doesn’t get any better than that.
Unlike the August lock, the Kwikset Kevo is touch-to-unlock. That means, even if your smart phone is synced to the lock, you’ll still need to touch the Kevo with the phone nearby in order for it to unlock. It’s just a small “touch” of added security. Get it?
Schlage Control Smart Door Locks are perfect for homeowners and business owners alike.
Much like the August and Kevo door locks, you’ll be able to control everything from your smart phone. You can still schedule digital keys to friends an family, unlock your door using your smart phone and constantly monitor who opens your door and when.
The Schlage Control has a keypad too. Homeowners can use numerical codes to unlock their door as well.
But why is Schlage great for business owners?
You’re able to control and monitor multiple locks from the convenience of one app.
Plus, they streamline processes for your employees. No longer are they passing around a few sets of keys to unlock doors around the building. With the Schlage smart lock, it’s easy to track who is where and at what time. And once an employee leaves the company, you can remove their digital key.
Combine the smart phone unlocking system of August, the touch-to-unlock of the Kevo and the numerical key pad of the Schlage Control.
What do you have?
The Yale Real Living Assure Lock.
When your smart phone is near, you can touch the Yale Assure Lock for easy entry. Or you can make things more secure by making entering a numerical code mandatory to get into the home.
Much like the other smart door locks, digital keys can be given to friends and family and just as easily taken away.
Lockitron’s new smart lock, the Bolt, is an awesome smart lock.
As you know, giving digital keys, monitoring activity and controlling people’s access to your home is standard for most smart door locks.
The Bolt has something a little different though:
When you purchase a Lockitron Bridge with your Bolt, your lock has access to the internet. That means, no matter where you are in the world, you can lock and unlock your door. Now that’s wild!
As technology changes, so too does Lockitron. That’s why the Bolt works with smart watches. Just touch the watch to your smart lock and the door unlocks. If you go out for a run, you won’t need to bring your phone or keys anymore thanks to the Lockitron Bolt.
The Mul-T-Lock ENTR can be unlocked in more ways than any of the previously mentioned smart door locks.
Like the other locks, you can give out digital keys to friends and family so they can unlock your door using their smart phone. You can just as easily take the access away. To unlock the door, you’ll need to do it manually in the app.
The ENTR can also be unlocked biometrically. Just touch the circle at the top and walk on in.
Like the Schlage Control and Yale Assure Lock, there’s a keypad you can use to unlock the ENTR.
The ENTR comes with a mini remote too. You push the only button on the remote and your smart door lock will open.
Since the Mul-T-Lock ENTR installs right over your existing door lock, you’re also able to unlock your door with a normal key. With all of these methods of entry, you’ll never get locked out of your home again.
Candy House has a real winner with the Sesame Smart Lock. For starters, it’s by far the easiest lock to install. We’re not even sure you can call this “installing”. Since it’s designed to fit over any latch, you can slide it right over your existing lock. Because of this, it takes seconds to set up a Sesame lock.
To unlock the Sesame Smart Lock, you just need to touch the unlock button in the app.
Let’s say your phone is buried in your pocket or you can’t reach it. Now what?
With a Sesame Smart Door Lock, all you need to do is knock on your phone and your door will unlock.
Or you can create a custom knock on your door which notifies the door to unlock (the video below demonstrates how that works). Your phone needs to be nearby in order to use both of these features.
All of these other smart door locks are great, but you haven’t seen anything yet. In fact, the Haven is unlike any door lock you’ve ever seen – smart or not.
Much like other smart locks, the Haven has the same cool access features and monitoring. You can lock and unlock your door using your smart phone and even give access to other family members.
That said, where most smart door locks work like deadbolts, the Haven is a bit different. It’s installed to the base behind your door and kicks up whenever it’s locks. This prevents your door from swinging open. It uses your house to secure the door.
The Haven makes it difficult to kick in your door or pick the lock. It’s nearly impossible. That means your home is much more secure with a Haven Smart Door Lock.
With one of these smart door locks, the fear of not knowing what’s going on at your house when you’re not around is gone. You’ll always be able to monitor who’s coming in and out. Plus, it makes your life a lot easier to get into your home when your hands are full.
If you need a new entry door to go with your smart lock, get a free quote from Feldco. Our steel and fiberglass doors are strong and sturdy to help improve the security of your home. Your smart door lock and replacement entry door will work hand in hand.