Best smart lock of 2020: August, Yale, Schlage and more – CNET

Having a smart lock on your door could change your life, particularly if you’re the kind of person who never knows where your keys are hiding. Paired with a mobile app, the best smart lock will allow you to remotely lock a door you’ve forgotten to secure. You can unlock it for a service provider or a friend with just the tap of a button or with a voice command, and have peace of mind knowing you won’t be locked out if you lose your keys.

A smart lock offers convenience, security, automation and peace of mind. But which smart lock option is right for your door? 

Picking the best smart lock for your home depends on a few things. For some, scheduling and user code limits will be important. For others, having a door lock that can be retrofitted instead of replacing the existing deadbolt on a door is a must-have. We’ve tested the best smart locks on the market today and these are our favorites, which we’ll update regularly as we review new products. 

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The August Wi-Fi Smart Lock includes a retrofit August lock and a DoorSense open-close sensor. Wi-Fi is built into this model, so you won’t need to purchase an $80 Connect module to enable remote access. 

The August Wi-Fi Smart Lock is 45% smaller than previous August models, too. It works with Siri, Google Assistant and Alexa for voice control and smart home integration. You’ll get unlimited user access and codes, as well as a log of every action that happens at your front door. 

Wi-Fi enables remote access to lock and unlock your door from your Android or iOS devices when you’re not home. The August Wi-Fi Smart Lock is a capable, easy-to-install smart lock and the winner of our CNET Editors’ Choice Award. Read our August Wi-Fi Smart Lock review.

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