Bluetooth Locks have really changed the access control game. Here’s a guide to the best Bluetooth locks on the market today, straight to you from the lock installation and access control experts at Nonstop Locksmith.
Ultraloq UL3 BT Bluetooth Enabled Smart Lock
This smart lock offered from Ultraloq marries fingerprint detection technology with Bluetooth Low Energy technology. This allows you to make your smartphone your house key. The Bluetooth Low Energy technology is connected through a unique Ultraloq app that serves as a full hub for control of the lock. It eschews the normal lock keyway control and offers the ability to open the lock with Bluetooth, a fingerprint, or a touchpad. This eliminates the dangers of lock picking and bumping. It also features an anti peeping touchscreen and high tech fingerprint IDing. However, the lock is not Wi-Fi compatible, nor is it compatible with other smart home devices.
Kwikset Kevo Smart Lock Generation 2
This new version of the popular Kwikset Kevo improves the security flaws of the previous model and utilizes Bluetooth Low Energy technology that allows the lock to use proximity detection without draining power. You can set it so that the lock automatically unlocks once it detects your smartphone a certain distance away. It’s set with army grade PKI encryption that beefs up the security of it’s coding. It doesn’t have a traditional keyway, but is fit with smart key technology that protects from lock bumping or picking. The Kevo can easily be paired with other smart home devices like doorbells, security cameras, or other automation products.
Schlage Sense Bluetooth Touchscreen Deadbolt Smart Lock
THis popular lock is durable and works great. It can be paired with a Wi-Fi bridge as well as working with it’s inherent Bluetooth capabilities. It works fantastically integrated with Apple devices or other smart home devices – and even features voice control capabilities. It seamlessly pairs with devices like Google Home or Amazon Echo for full voice control capabilities to make it not only a strong lock, but a smart home gateway.
Yale Real Living Assure Lock
This futuristic lock is one of the strongest Bluetooth locks on the market – and it’s battery powered, using 4 double A batteries. It’s Bluetooth technology drains minimal power, and allows for full wireless lock control as well as remote manual or automatic unlocking when the smartphone paired with the lock is detected within a custom radius. This lock integrates with all forms of smart home devices, and it provides robust security, without the vulnerable keyway of most locks. In case you were wondering, in the event batteries run out, you can easily jumpstart the lock using a 9 Volt battery.
August Smart Lock
This Bluetooth lock is maybe the most recognizable Bluetooth lock on the market – with ultimate pairing capabilities with smart home devices including all products by Nest, Amazon Alexa, Apple Home Kit. It can be custom programmed with special parameters (if something, then this) to set controls for specific scenarios. It can be programmed to automatically open when you are within a specific vicinity. When paired with alarm systems and security cameras, it will automatically set them on alert as soon as the lock is used for total home security. It can even be integrated with existing security software, so you don’t have to purchase a whole new slew of products.