Best Smart Locks of 2016

actionlock

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Thanks for sharing this helpful information about smart locks on the market. All the smart locks you have described above are very secure and their features are awesome.
 

stkelly612

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Is there any of these that would maybe be able to provide a Bluetooth alert to a phone if tampered with? I want to use one of these on a closet door as a gun safe of sorts, but would be great to know if someone (kids) are screwing with it.
 

REMOTIZER

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I enjoy tapping my key fob velcroed to my car's visor as I pull into my driveway. My front door's key fob uses RFID, similar to the key fobs cars and garage door openers have used for decades. At DEF CON 2016, they proved just how easy it is to hack a Bluetooth or "IP" enabled "smart locks". At under $50, I've enjoyed mine since 2005.
 

rcfant89

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What do you think about the Ultraloq UL3 BT: https://goo.gl/WB8fjt ?

All of these (minus the padlock) are deadbolts, what about non deadbolt locks? I need a regular door handle smart lock. The one linked above seems to be the best I can find but I am disappointed that it can't be remotely accessed (from work, not Bluetooth range).

I know they say they are rolling out a bridge for the device but that's not until October, best case scenario and costs another 50 bucks and needs a power outlet.

I'd really love a smartlock with the following specs:
1. Weatherproof (for outside door)
2. Regular door handle/knob, no deadbolt (for garage/building door)
3. Fingerprint + Pinpad
4. Remote accessible

Can you recommend something better than the above?
 

mprospero

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We haven't tested them yet, but here are several options from Schlage, Kwikset, and Yale that may fit your criteria:
http://www.schlage.com/en/home/products/FE599NXCAMFFFACC.html
http://www.kwikset.com/products/styles/smartcode-lever-with-home-connect.aspx
http://www.yalehome.com/en/yale/yalehome/residential/yale-real-living/levers/

 

johnavil

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Of all the top three locks, the August wins it hands down for me. The fact that is has an app and unlimited codes seals the deal. PLUS I don't have to put an ugly keypad lock on the outside of my door. The Smart lock mounted to the inside of my front door in less than 15 minutes. I was even surprised that I didn't have to drill any new holes. The only thing that took a while was for me to figure out that the round panel was held on with magnets and that's where the batteries were.

Other than that. It's super sleek, simple and linked with my Alexa and Apple homekit easily.
 

koreamigo

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What's wrong? Anyway, if you check out that link. You will see this:

if you use APP, your password and all your private door security information will be upload to the web server. So it is providing a very good chance for the bad guys to hack the server and get all your info. And the APP admin can get all your door opening information. And if you lost phone, your house would be insecure, because someone may use your phone to open door.

And other information.
 

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