Best Smart Locks for Outdoor Gates that Work with Alexa
Technology to increase comfort is now called “smart.” They touched almost all spheres of life. In the shops, you can find smart kettles, multicookers, light bulbs, and even door smart locks.
About them will be discussed in the article. Special attention is paid to this topic because the safety and security of your property depend on the quality and reliability of the smart lock, and possibly personal safety.
Smart locks come in various designs and as an independent device and as a superstructure above the usual mechanical lock.
So lets get started without further ado…
Z-wave Dana Smart Lock:
Z-wave Dana Lock fits most doors. It works in conjunction with a Z-wave controller or Z-wave gateway, besides they are compatible with the Fibaro Home Center 2 and Home Center lite controllers.
In addition to the lock, Z-wave’s smart home system includes a number of products, for example, the Fibaro Home Center common controller interacts with all connected consumer electronics and sensors.
This Lock can be controlled both remotely via the Internet and from a smartphone. It, in fact, is a computer that is built on an Intel Atom processor. It is installed instead of the core of the old lock, the mechanism remains the same.
Kevo Kwikset Smart Lock
Kevo Kwikset is a smart lock that unlocks the door when you approach it with a smartphone or a key fob in your pocket. Its price for Amazon is $ 200, but it was not possible to find official dealers in the domestic market.
An application must be installed on the smartphone (running in the background) and the application must be allowed access, for this an unlimited electronic key is assigned.
The lock is connected to the smartphone via Bluetooth. Branded key chains for opening are sold for a “modest” amount of $ 25 each, one is included in the package.
Electronic keys cost $ 2 each, the key can be reassigned to another person. There is an option to buy Kevo plus for $ 99 and get an unlimited number of electronic keys.
It is worth noting that the smartphone must support the application, it is compatible with Apple technology and smartphones based on Android 5.0+.
Not to mention that Kewo has been involved in security for over 60 years. This lock is good because it has the ability to use the usual real “mechanical” keys, and it works from 4-finger AA batteries.
Keychain also runs on batteries, but the size CR2025. The manufacturer’s website also contains a version of the lock with rounded inner and outer parts, as well as square ones.
The system can work in conjunction with the Nest Thermostat smart thermal system.
August Smart Lock
August smart lock, which is the complement of your old castle. What is the advantage of this approach?
The fact that you can use it in temporary housing and in rented space, while you do not need to call specialists, it is installed instead of the inside of the lock using a Philips-like screwdriver like Philips in just a couple of minutes. Its price is 200 dollars.
The smart lock works on 4-finger AA batteries and communicates with the smartphone via Bluetooth 4.0 protocols.
There is an interesting function – the lock will notify you with a message to the smartphone that the batteries will soon be exhausted. The fact that the lock continues to work, as before, and it can be opened with an ordinary key is an absolute advantage of this model.
The manufacturer offers a number of additions to the smart lock:
August Doorbell cam – literally, translated as “doorbell camera”. This is a videophone, and its cost is also 200 dollars.
August Smart Keypad – keyboard, can be used to open the lock. Worth 79 dollars.
August Smart Connect – needed to access a smart lock via the Internet. This is a Wi-fi-bridge, worth 79 dollars.
Goji Smart Lock
This model is a smart replacement for the old lock. Its estimated cost of 300-350 dollars, is currently available only for pre-order on the site INDIEGOGO.
The device operates on 4 AA batteries. The manufacturer claims that they will be enough for 1 year. Communicates with a smartphone via Bluetooth or WiFi.
The castle consists of two parts:
The outer part of the round shape resembles a washer. On the front of the display and display. On it, the castle refers to the user, for example, “Welcome, John”. This unit closes a conventional keyhole. He leans back so you can access her.
In addition, there is a camera in this block, and you can receive photos of those who tried to open the door to your smartphone.
The inside of a smart device is more like a classic lock – rectangular with rounded corners. Doors open from a smartphone or a special Bluetooth remote control.
Keys can be sent to guests on their smartphones, they have a limited duration and you can cancel or change access settings whenever you want.
OkidoKeys Smart Lock
This smart lock uses 256-bit AES encryption. It is produced by the OpenWays Group. The system works on Android and iOS, through Bluetooth 4.0.
In addition to controlling from a smartphone, a smart lock “understands” and RFID tags. You can configure the access schedule of each guest or tags to prevent their unauthorized arrival at an unauthorized time.
Labels can be applied on a key chain, plastic card or bracelet. Its cost, depending on the model and configuration, lies in the range of 180-350 dollars.
Lockitron Bolt Smart Lock
A smart lock, depending on the configuration, costs between $ 99-179. Available equipment with wi-fi bridge, to access the castle via the Internet from anywhere in the world.
As well as a version with a keyboard for installation on the outside of the door. This allows access after typing the code.
It is worth saying that this smart castle was originally called Lockitron, but now it is called Bolt. If you do not have a bridge (Lockitron Bridge), communication with the smart lock takes place via Bluetooth LE.
Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt
A smart lock that is compatible with Apple’s Home-Kit technology, and supports Siri control on apple technology. Also compatible with Samsung’s Smart-things.
Its cost is about 200 dollars. On the outside is a touchscreen with backlight and numeric keypad.
When you connect the Schlage Sense Wi-Fi Adapter, you can control the device from a smartphone running iOS or Android. And open doors from anywhere in the world via the Internet.
By the way, a notification about the low battery will come to you. As in previous devices, the application allows you to assign virtual keys for guests, and if they do not have smartphones with this application, they can enter the access code by typing from the keyboard.
Yale Assure Smart Lock
The doors open if you bring a smartphone and make a turn of your hand as if you are opening the lock with a regular key. Communication with the device via Bluetooth.
The cost of this lock is 200-250 dollars, depending on the model and configuration. In addition to this method, the doors can be opened after entering the code through the touch panel with a keyboard.
It is located on the outside of the castle. It can cooperate with intelligent Z-wave systems and others through Zigbee protocols, there is compatibility with the Apple Homekit module.
Samsung SHS-H705 Biometric Lock
The cost of this lock is about 300 dollars and is powered by 8 finger batteries. It differs from previous models in that it has both a keyboard and a fingerprint scanner for access to the room.
Up to 100 prints can be stored in memory. After 5 unsuccessful attempts to open, both the touch panel and fingerprint sensor turn off for 3 minutes. In the photo below you see its complete set.
The batteries will last for 10 months of operation if the doors are opened 10 times a day. In the case of battery discharge, emergency power is provided from a 9V “Krona” type battery.
Smart locks as a type of consumer electronics are very entertaining. However, individually smart devices only look like interesting toys. At the same time, the system of the smart home as a whole causes admiration and genuine delight.
Back to smart locks, To whom and how can they be useful?
If you rent an apartment, it will be convenient to receive payment by bank transfer and let customers in without a personal meeting with them.
No need to meet to transfer the keys and the video intercom will allow you to “remember” the person in case of trouble.
With the help of their offices and enterprises, it is possible to organize a simple system for controlling and controlling access to individual rooms (the so-called ACS). But in everyday life for ordinary users, such a lock will simply add comfort to life.