A smart lock for your door allows you to further secure your property, access it via keyless entry and monitor the entries and exits. Whether you want to fit a smart lock in your home, Airbnb or business, they are compatible with the majority of doors and are easy to install.
The most popular type of access for smart locks is via a smartphone and this is primarily because most people leave the house with their phone in their pocket. However, depending on your personal preference and the door, you may require a different form of access.
To assist you in selecting a smart lock, our handpicked selection lists top-performing designs, chosen based on our first-hand experience installing and using several locks. Our testing and up-to-date research further ensure the quality of our recommendations.
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How The DIY Works Team Tests & Rates Smart Locks
At DIY Works, we love the latest technology and smart locks are a device that we’ve installed in our home, office as well as other properties we own such as our Airbnb’s.
As you can see in the photo, we’ve installed the Nuki Smart Lock to the DIY Works office door and it’s a really high-quality bit of kit that’s packed full of intuitive features. Compared to other locks, it also looks fantastic too.
However, as shown in the photos below, we’ve also tried and tested other smart locks. During our testing, we analysed the lock’s build quality, ease of installation and all the smart features and functionality that it has to offer.
Below are some photos we took during the testing and unboxing of the new and improved Nuki 3.0 Pro. As you can see, the lock barrel itself is very heavy duty but the lock that’s actually visible is very aesthetically pleasing.
Another smart lock that we had the pleasure of installing was the Yale Conexis L1 and it’s a great option to consider for UPVC doors. As shown in the photos below, it came with everything needed to install it out of the box and it looks great (both internally and externally) when installed to the UPVC door.
To keep up our commitment to reviewing and testing the latest smart locks (for this article), we are continually testing out the latest offerings from top brands. Therefore, you may see many more smart lock installations on our social media profiles.
As well as our testing and experience of using multiple smart locks, we also based our recommendations on the latest research and a number of factors. Some of the factors that we considered included accessibility, ease of installation and operation, build quality, certifications, compatibility with doors, styles available, warranty and value for money.