The 5 Best Bluetooth / Keyless Smart Locks 2017
Locks have existed since ancient times, and their design was altered and improved upon many times over many generations. Nowadays, we possess the most advanced locking mechanisms (so far) that almost never fail to protect our belongings. The most sophisticated of these are smart locks that stop an intruder in his tracks while providing easy access to the owner.
The 5 Best Selling Smart Locks:
- Touch Screen keypad and lock cylinder on exterior and thumb turn interior
- Stores up to 30 personalized user codes at a time
- Built-in alarm with 3 alert settings
- No more keys: Control your door with your smartphone.
- Simple: Installs in minutes to your existing deadbolt on the inside of your door.
- Hands-free access: Auto-unlocks when you approach. Auto-locks after you enter.
- Create and delete access codes for trusted friends and family (up to 19)
- Installs in minutes - no wiring needed
- Guaranteed to fit on standard doors
- Your Smartphone is now your key - touch to open convenience with the 2nd generation Kevo
- Smaller and sleeker metal interior with improved install experience
- Send and manage eKey access via smartphone - receive notifications and monitor lock history
- Touch pad screenKeyless deadbolt lockStandard 160/161 prep installation
- Adaptable to various door type by adjustable deadbolt, Burglar alarm & Fire detection sensor, Multi-leveled security code entry
- PSB Fire tested,Emergency external battery terminal
Potatofeed’s top picks:
If you have some valuables you’d like to protect with a smart lock, then we advise you to stick around and have a little look-see at our selection of top 5 smart locks on the market.
1. Ultraloq – UL3
First up, we have the Ultraloq UL3, one of the most secure, but most accessible smart locks on the market. This zinc alloy lock has amazing capabilities, and is made to be “real keyless”.
What this means is that the lock does not utilize a real key or keycard, as both can be stolen or lost. Ultraloq UL3 allows you to unlock the door using a fingerprint, code or your smartphone.
UL3 can remember up to 95 fingerprints. This allows you to authorize your family and friends to access your home at any time. The device also has an anti-peep password protection that enables you to type several passwords in the form of a long string of digits. If you type in one password, the door will open, regardless if you type in the rest.
Furthermore, the UL3 enables you to unlock the lock using the phone. You only need to download the app, and you will never be locked out again. The app also enables you to unlock the door by knocking on your phone four times.
UL3 is also has a very long battery life. It is estimated that a single set of 3 AAA batteries can last for 8000 interactions. The lock will operate even if there is a power outage.
- No need for a key or keycard.
- Unlockable by fingerprint, phone or code.
- 8000 interactions.
- Can record 95 fingerprints.
- Anti-peep password protection.
- Smartphone app.
- The lock can be a bit difficult to install.
2. Kwikset – Kevo
For those wanting something smaller and less conspicuous, Kwikset has just the thing for you – their second generation Kevo lock. This lock has a more traditional design, but rest assured, this is one sophisticated device.
Kevo features a very advanced touch lock. This lock detects the proximity of your smartphone and you only need to touch the lock to unlock it. If on the other hand, you don’t have your phone with you, you can use a smart fob that acts the same as the smartphone app.
Kevo is also very resistant to any type of forced entry and lock picking, thanks to its advanced design. Not only that, but the lock can track who is locking and unlocking the door, and track who is entering and exiting your house. Kevo is ANSI Grade 2 and BHMA certified, as well as UL Fire Rated.
The interior side of the lock is a turn-piece that detects the prescience of your device, connecting via Bluetooth, and does not unlock on touch, preventing accidental unlocking.
- Smaller, more traditional design.
- Very secure, anti-lock picking design, resistant to forceful entry methods.
- Smart lock; unlocks on touch.
- Tracks who is entering and who is leaving your house.
- Turnpiece prevents accidental unlocking.
- Kwikset charges $2 for additional keys, and additional $70 for Wi-Fi stuff.
3. August – Smart Lock
Coming up next, it’s the August Smart Lock. This is yet another keyless lock that operates completely off the app on your smartphone.
The app is compatible with both Android and iOS phones, and the app also enables you to use Siri to unlock your door. The app serves as a digital key, and the lock will unlock when you approach it. In addition, it will also lock automatically behind you.
The lock, like the ones before it on this list, can track who is locking and unlocking it. The device allows you to give digital keys to other people, and every key is unique, allowing for better recognition.
- Minimalistic and simple design.
- Easy to install.
- Works solely off the app.
- Tracks who locks and unlocks it.
- Android phones may experience Bluetooth connectivity issues.
- You have to use both Bluetooth and mobile data or Wi-Fi (Bluetooth connects to the lock, Wi-Fi to August’s server).
4. ZKTeco – Bluetooth biometric door lock
Our penultimate item comes from ZKTeco, and it’s their Bluetooth Biometric lock. This lock is very similar in appearance to the UL3, and operates in a similar manner, together with a smartphone app and fingerprint recognition.
The lock is very reliable and highly accessible, while being very secure at the same time. The app allows you to set up a digital key and password, and share the key with other people like your family and friends. The app also allows you to authorize persons for limited periods of time. You can set up temporary keys that are automatically deleted after a time, or become active at specific times.
The lock app also allows you to see who is coming in or out of your house. The fingerprint function can recognize up to 50 individual sets.
- Tracks the usage of the lock.
- Can be unlocked via app, password or fingerprint
- Allows you to share the key with others and limit their accessibility.
- Can be a bit difficult to set up.
5. Yale Security – Yale Assure Lock
Lasts but not least is the Yale Security Assure lock. This is a more traditional lock with a touchscreen keypad and a mechanical key. The lock is very simple to use, and even simpler to set up.
The lock provides voice assistance when it comes to setting up. The lock can remember up to 25 individual pass-codes that you can activate and deactivate at will. This is a more traditional lock, like we said, and while it does come with some Wi-Fi features, they are expensive to install, so it’s better you use it without, making the lock, in turn, more reliable.
The lock features a tapered, fully mechanized bolt. This bolt is very effective, and retains its functionality even if the door is slightly misaligned. The lock will automatically lock after 30 seconds, and will go into lockdown if the code has been put in multiple times.
- Simple, reliable design
- Simple and easy setup.
- Remembers up to 25 codes.
- Locks after 30 seconds after unlocking.
- The mechanized bolt that retains operability even if the door is misaligned.
- The lock does have Wi-Fi features, but they are expensive to install.
Well, that’s all folks. This has been our list of the most reliable smart locks on the market. If you have valuables worth protecting, check out one of these locks, and they might just be up to your security standards.