Skip to main content

The best smart locks that support Google Home and Assistant in 2021

If you want to go all-in with smart home gadgets, there's a lot to consider, from smart speakers to smart lighting. Smart locks for Google Home are also worth the investment. Not only do they keep your home safe and secure, but they can also be controlled remotely and give you access to other family members or friends easily. Here are the best smart locks for Google Home controlled using Google Assistant.

Google Assistant's best friend

Google Nest x Yale Smart Lock

Staff Pick

You can control this smart lock from anywhere through Google Assistant, and it ties in beautifully with other Google Nest products with automated features like disabling your Nest Secure alarm when you come home. It can unlock automatically with your phone and has a backup number pad.

$279 at Amazon $280 at Best Buy $279 at Home Depot

Budget choice

August Smart Lock - Keyless Home Entry

August's third-generation smart lock is a real treat. It unlocks automatically with your phone and has a deadbolt thumb turn on the front, so you can still use it manually from inside. Just keep in mind you'll also need to pick up the August Connect bridge for Assistant commands to work!

$127 at Amazon From $127 at Walmart $150 at Staples

Licensed to secure

Lockly Secure Pro Bluetooth Fingerprint WiFi Keyless Entry

The Lockly Secure Pro will make you feel like James Bond entering your secret HQ. It features a fingerprint reader that can remember up to 99 prints. So you scan your finger, and it will let you in. Additionally, the location of the numbers on the screen rotates around every time the unit turns on. That way, anyone spying on you will have a hard time duplicating your code entry.

$279 at Amazon $280 at Best Buy $280 at Home Depot

Maximum security

August Smart Lock Pro + Connect

The Smart Lock Pro is an upgraded version of the regular August lock and comes bundled with the Connect bridge for Google Assistant integration. It comes in stylish circular housing, and unlike its cheaper counterpart, the Pro supports HomeKit and Alexa if you live in a cross-platform household.

$159 at Amazon From $164 at Walmart $279 at Home Depot

So classy

Schlage BE479AA V CAM 619 Satin Nickel Sense Smart Deadbolt

Schlage has been making security products since 1920, so you know you can trust its take on a smart lock. It's available in two distinct styles — Camelot and Century — and even comes with an optional door handle that pairs perfectly with it. Just make sure you get the Wi-Fi Adapter for Assistant functionality!

$195 at Amazon $229 at Home Depot

Really sleek package

Igloohome Deadbolt 2S Digital Smart Lock

The Igloohome lock has one of the most striking designs on this list. Available in a sleek minimalistic black finish, this lock works off of Bluetooth, has multiple entry modes, and is easy to install. Plus, being able to control it using Google Assistant is a trick that never gets old.

$210 at Amazon $210 at Best Buy $200 at B&H Photo

Perfect for rentals

Kwikset Halo WiFi Smart Lock

Ideal for rentals, you can create up to 250 unique user codes with this smart lock, disable and delete them from the app, and even set up schedules. It's perfect if you own an Airbnb or other rental property so each guest can have their own code that deactivates once their stay is over. Plus, you get notifications on lock activity, and it works with both Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.

$229 at Amazon $259 at Home Depot

Jeepers, no peepers

Ultraloq U-Bolt Pro

Keep nosy folks from peeking in as you punch in the code via the clever anti-peep code, which will permit entry even if you enter a series of random digits as long as the actual password is punched in. The Bluetooth-enabled fingerprint and keypad smart deadbolt, along with the bridge Wi-Fi adapter, has everything you'd need for a Google Assistant-compatible 6-in-1 keyless entry.

$199 at Amazon $202 at Staples $180 at Home Depot

Entry-level entry

Narpult Smart Lock Deadbolt

If you're looking for an affordable, entry-level solution and an alternative to the big brands, you might find that in this 5-star-reviewed deadbolt/electronic door lock. It works with Google Assistant (and Alexa), comes in a silver nickel or bronze ORB, and gives you updates on just about everything via the admin account. It will even sound an alarm if the wrong code is entered.

$109 at Amazon

Which smart locks work with Google Assistant out of the box?

While all of these smart locks support Google Assistant for voice controls like locking and unlocking remotely, only a few of them can do so as standalone smart locks for Google Home. The Google Nest x Yale Smart Lock works independently of any bridges or hubs, connecting directly to your Wi-Fi network. It's our favorite smart lock on the list, and it's made even better if you already use some of Nest's other products.

The Igloohome Deadbolt 2S operates strictly off Bluetooth, meaning you won't be able to control it when you're away from the house, but you can still control it with Google Assistant when you're nearby. While this sounds negative at first, Igloohome stuck with Bluetooth to reduce the risk of Wi-Fi hacking or disruption. Of course, you can still grant access to friends or Airbnb guests with PIN codes or Bluetooth keys.

Using a bridge with your smart lock

For all other locks, you'll need to keep a specialized Wi-Fi bridge plugged into the wall somewhere near the lock for full remote operability. August's Smart Lock Pro comes bundled with the August Connect bridge, but you'll need to buy it separately if you get the standard 3rd-generation Smart Lock.

Similarly, you'll need to pair the Candy House Sesame Smart Lock with Candy House's Wi-Fi Access Point to enable Google Assistant controls, and the Sense Smart Deadbolt requires the Schlage Wi-Fi Adapter.

Typically sitting in the $60-$70 range, these bridges aren't cheap, and they're yet another thing for your shopping list. However, they add such vital connectivity to their respective products that it's hard to recommend against them.



Source: androidcentral

Popular posts from this blog

How to get the Microsoft experience on a Chromebook

Microsoft's dedication to Android translates to a great Chrome OS experience, too. Once upon a time, to get the best experience for Microsoft services, you needed to buy a Windows laptop . If you were on a budget laptop with lower specs, though, performance was slow, all tasks were tedious, and your productivity suffered. These days, though, the best Chromebooks offer excellent performance and less maintenance at lower price points. Thanks to the way Microsoft has worked to improve Microsoft apps and services across all platforms — from Macs to Android tablets to phones — you can still get most of the Microsoft goodies on a Chromebook. In fact, if you're on a tight computer budget, a Chromebook could be the best machine for Microsoft users — something even Microsoft acknowledges as it preps Windows 10X to better compete with Chrome OS. From productivity to playing games, here's how to get the best Microsoft experience on a Chromebook. Best of Microsoft on Chromeb

FCC approves broadband 'nutrition labels' to help you shop for internet

The FCC is pushing nutrition labels for internet providers. What you need to know The FCC has voted to move forward with new rules for ISPs to display nutrition labels. The proposed rulemaking would mandate ISPs to display relevant speed and pricing information to consumers. This should make it easier for consumers to make an informed decision on their broadband. The FCC voted unanimously on a plan that would allow consumers to make better decisions about their broadband internet. The proposal will require internet service providers (ISPs) - including many of the best wireless carriers in the U.S. — to display "nutrition labels" that display relevant service information for consumers at point-of-sale. This includes internet speeds, allowances, and clear information on rates. "If you walk into any grocery store and pull boxes of cereal from the shelves, you can easily compare calories and carbohydrates," FCC Chair Jessica Rosenworcel said in a statemen

Follow these steps to connect a Pro Controller to your Android phone

Playing games on your smartphone is one of the best ways to entertain yourself. However, it can be tough to play with some games when you're just tapping on a screen. Fortunately, it's possible to sync up a traditional controller. That's where it's nice to connect your Nintendo Switch Pro Controller and get playing on the best gaming phones . By the way, the Playstation 4 controller as well as the Xbox One controller are also compatible with Android devices, if you'd prefer to use one of those. Note: You will only be able to use a Pro Controller if your phone is running Android 10 and if the game you're playing supports controllers. Additionally, the process for syncing the controller with your phone will be different from one phone to the next. How to use Switch controller on Android: Sync Pro Controller to your phone via Bluetooth Do keep in mind that some Android games — including some of the most popular titles like Genshin Impact — don't act

Duke Nukem is getting a movie from some guys who could actually pull it off

The one true Duke. I wouldn’t be surprised if you have no idea who Duke Nukem even is — that’s how hard the classic video game franchise cratered a decade ago. Today, the character is mostly known as a punchline for video game vaporware jokes, about how Duke Nukem Forever spent 14 years in development hell only to become a huge flop. And yet for years now, Duke’s corporate owners have been whispering that a movie is coming, culminating in The Hollywood Reporter ’s story today : Legendary Entertainment has tapped Cobra Kai creators Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg to actually produce a feature film. I don’t quite know how to react! As a gamer who actually quite liked Duke Nukem , Duke Nukem II and Duke Nukem 3D, I absolutely agree that this movie should never be made because Duke Nukem has no depth and no story and was always designed to be a caricature . (Side note: the famous quote about coming to kick ass and chew bubblegum and being all out of gum? Like most