I’m looking for a good, reliable smart lock for my home. The wife would like if it has wifi capabilities so she can make sure it’s locked form home. Any suggestions?

  • @petesopete
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    411 months ago

    August locks have worked great for me so far.

    • AlexanderTheGreatOP
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      111 months ago

      Looks like this one just goes over your existing lock?

      • gimbal_lock
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        211 months ago

        Sort of. If the existing lock model is compatible you replace the interior part of the lock with the August and it uses the existing mechanics of the lock.

    • gimbal_lock
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      111 months ago

      Agreed, no issues with mine. Added the keypad as well which is great for guests and also makes it easy to lock the house as I leave since you can just one touch lock it.

    • @[email protected]
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      111 months ago

      The last one I had wouldn’t work by Bluetooth unless I had GPS enabled, which is kinda annoying

  • @Jakor
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    411 months ago

    Schlage encode plus has been top-notch for me so far! Main downside is it’s not going to get a matter update anymore - Schlage plans on releasing updated hardware with that functionality (date tbd)

    • AlexanderTheGreatOP
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      111 months ago

      I actually had a look at this one. So expensive here though, like $400CAD.

      • @Jakor
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        211 months ago

        Yeah they are definitely the more expensive route. But with that, you definitely get a more reliable product. The Yale/august products are a close second place at a price that is easier to swallow, but there are more issues reported online about reliability.

        Figured the added price was worthwhile for the price of mind of not ever risking getting locked out, but chances are you’ll be completely satisfied with one of the more reasonably priced options!

        • AlexanderTheGreatOP
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          211 months ago

          Having the piece of mind might actually be worth it. Thanks for all the information.

  • @nemanin
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    311 months ago

    I’ve been happy with my Eufy fingerprint lock. Has built in Wi-Fi. Pretty good app.

    The physical keys are pretty non-standard, though. Hard/impossible to get additional keys cut.

    But fingerprint works great. Keypad too.

      • @12tre4
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        13 months ago

        Yale Doorman L3S is a testwinner according to independent test institute where I live.