Most of the latest cars come with a smart key which performs many actions when you are near car. Lights inside car will turn on when you are near, you can unlock the car with keys in your pocket etc. After I bought my new car I always wondered if the same thing can be done with home or at least some of them. Smart door locks can help you with these functions and a lot more features.
What can it do for me?
Lock and unlock your door, Smart Lock auto-locks behind you for peace of mind and automatically unlocks as you approach.
Create virtual keys for guests. With unique keys for each user, you’ll always know who opens your door and when.
A 24/7 activity log tracks who enters and exits your home. Keep track of who comes and goes, all from your smartphone.
Some of the smart door locks available in market are mentioned below:
August Smart Lock HomeKit Enabled
August is one of the most popular brand for smart locks. Some of its key features are listed below
• Lock and unlock your door, create virtual keys for guests, and keep track of who comes and goes, all from your smartphone.
• August Smart Lock auto-locks behind you for peace of mind and automatically unlocks as you approach. Turn on or off whenever you want.
• A 24/7 activity log tracks who enters and exits your home. And with unique keys for each user, you’ll always know who opens your door and when.
• Apple HomeKit provides an easy, secure way to check your lock’s status and lock/unlock your door. It’s everything you love in the August Smart Lock, now with Apple HomeKit features
Nothing to wire or connect. When batteries need replacing, you’ll be notified by the August app.
Connects via Bluetooth
Highly secure Low Energy Bluetooth (LEB) syncs the lock to your smartphone.
Use existing hardware
Your exterior door hardware stays the same. Replaces only the interior side of most standard deadbolts.
Some users have reported that quality of material used for lock can be improved.
One neighbor was able to open door with siri command and this aspect need improvement
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August Smart Lock HomeKit Enabled (Dark Gray)
Kwikset Kevo (2nd Gen) Touch-to-Open Bluetooth Smart Lock
One thing which I like about this lock is that it also comes with actual keys .Which gives me peace of mind incase batteries die down or any other electronic failure I can use it as regular lock. Fumbling with your keys is now a thing of the past. Kevo 2nd Gen provides the same trusted touch-to-open smart lock experience available in Kevo 1st Gen teamed with a refined user experience, sleeker design and added security features. Kevo 2nd Gen features the latest version of the Kwikset patented SmartKey security.
This single cylinder Bluetooth-enabled deadbolt can be locked or unlocked by touching the exterior side of the deadbolt, or with a key from the outside, as well as the turnpiece from the inside. Kevo (2nd Gen) also comes with InHome Locking & Unlocking from your smart device within Bluetooth range of the lock. The crisp, clean appearance of the Satin Nickel finish adds to the overall look of the product and brings a modern feel.
No Smartphone? No Problem. Perfect for guests who don’t use a smartphone, the Kevo fob (not included) offers the same Touch-to-Open convenience to the Kevo smart lock. Leave your fob in your pocket or purse and just touch the lock to open. One fob can operate up to 25 Kevo 1st Gen or 2nd Gen smart locks.
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Kwikset Kevo (2nd Gen) Touch-to-Open Bluetooth Smart Lock in Satin Nickel
With ios10 upgrade this touch to open feature stopped working
Schlage Sense Smart
Its illuminated touchscreen gives you easy accessibility, eliminating the hassle of fumbling around for your keys. Better yet, when you pair your lock with the Schlage Sense app you gain even more key-free opportunities. Additionally, the Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt is compatible with Apple HomeKit technology—which allows you to talk to unlock your door using Siri on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. That connectivity puts you in greater control of your home, which means the Schlage Sense lock doesn’t just make your home smarter—it makes your life easier.
Smart phone- Smart home.
You speak. It listens. The Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt works with Apple HomeKit technology and responds to Siri, letting you use your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to talk to unlock your door within Bluetooth range.
Enter your access code on the lock’s illuminated, fingerprint-resistant touchscreen which works in the rain and when you’re wearing gloves
Built-in alarm technology senses potential door attacks.
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Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt with Century Trim in Satin Nickel (BE479 CEN 619)
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