Editor’s Note: This product has been removed from our side-by-side comparison because it has been discontinued.
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We tested each smart lock to see how it performs in security, convenience, design and technical support. Here are the best and worst locks.
The Kwikset Obsidian is a beautiful smart lock that's equally capable as part of a smart home system. The lock's keyless design is one of the most secure in our comparison, it's also delightful to use.
Schlage Connect has an innovative built-in alarm that helps make it an extremely secure smart lock. Because this is a Z-Wave lock, you need a smart hub to enable some features that are vital to a smart lock, but similar locks didn't work as well in our tests.
Danalock V3 has a solid design that focuses on easy installation. Its unique remote access app, guest access settings and smart home options make it an extremely convenient lock that would fit well in most homes.
Yale Real Living smart locks have keypad controls and flexible smart home integration options. The model we tested, Yale Assure SL, comes with your choice of radio modules that allow it to connect to a smart home system: HomeKit, ZigBee and Z-Wave.
If you want an advanced smart lock that supports more smart home platforms than the competition, August Smart Lock Pro is the best option on the market. It's the easiest smart lock to use and is one of the most secure smart locks we tested.
While the 3rd Generation August Smart Lock looks vastly different from the first two versions, it's now a more affordable option with a few new tricks that make it more secure and easier to install.
Kwikset Kevo 2nd Generation has a unique design compared to other smart locks. Kevo's security and convenience features are good but lack the quality of other smart door locks we tested. This is an affordable lock, costing around $165, which is slightly cheaper than the industry average of $175.
Nest x Yale is the long-awaited smart lock from Nest that was first announced in 2016 as the Linus. It took nearly two years until its release in early 2018.
Schlage Sense builds on nearly 100 years of experience in lock making and has the best security features of any smart lock we've tested. The lock has an easy-to-navigate mobile app, convenient features and a simple design, and it's compatible with Apple HomeKit.
Link Interactive's economical monitoring and a large selection of easy-to-install equipment help make it the best value among the home security monitoring services we reviewed.
Cox Communications has offered TV, phone and internet service for years, and it now provides home security and automation. Its internet-based security system, Cox Homelife, comes with 24/7 monitoring that's about average for a home security system. It also has reasonably good options for equipment.
Veromi is one of the weaker people search services we reviewed. It provides incomplete and inaccurate reports that include incorrect information.
The Paragon 7775 Deluxe Safe is well-suited to an office or a hunting cabin where you store firearms. Paragon backs this full-featured digital-locking safe with a 10-year warranty, which is outstanding in this industry – many safes only have one-year of warranty coverage.
The SentrySafe Security Safe X055 is a low-cost, 0.58-cubic-foot home safe made for storing small valuables such jewelry, money and collectibles. It's also certified by the California DOJ for firearm storage. This home safe has a digital locking mechanism with a keypad.
Barska’s AX11620 Compact Biometric Safe is small, versatile model that can be bolted down and hidden.