There are many locks that work with Alexa. All need some kind of a hub or WiFi adapter to communicate with your Alexa device. Even to operate remotely will require a hub or WiFi adapter. Schlage Sense can be remotely operated with an AppleTV. There’s no need for an additional hub if you just want to operate them locally you can use BlueTooth. But some people like the freedom to access and monitor their lock from wherever they may be.

However, there is no need for a hub with the Yale lock because it comes with a hub as part of the package. This allows remote operation out of the box.

August Smart Lock 3rd Gen

Best locks that work with Alexa

  • Retrofits to your existing deadbolt which makes for an easy installation – attaches to the interior of the deadbolt and no need to change your key
  • Need the August WiFi Bridge to operate remotely and integrate with Alexa
  • Door Sense lets you know if door is shut before you remotely lock it
  • Can be set to lock when you leave and unlock when you arrive through BlueTooth – all without touching your phone
  • Can give guests access that expire after a set time – can be hours, days weeks
  • Access the management of the lock through the August app with BlueTooth – can be done remotely with the WiFi Bridge
  • This does not upgrade or replace your existing deadbolt. If you want a more secure deadbolt the best time to replace it is when you’re installing this smart lock
  • If the 4 AA batteries are dead you can still use your key


Yale Assure SL YRD256-CBA-619

Works with Alexa deadbolt

  • Lock, unlock and check lock status with voice controls using Alexa
  • Unlocks automatically when you approach the door – no need to click your phone or touch the lock
  • Completely key-free deadbolt – no picking or bumping possible
  • Comes with August’s door sensor that can be monitored through the August letting you know if door is closed
  • Grade 2 deadbolt
  • Comes with August WiFi Bridge for remote access and monitoring
  • Touchscreen accepts up to 25 codes each 4-8 digits long
  • Push notifications to alert when door is locked or unlocked
  • Uses 4 AA batteries and has a low battery alarm
  • Easy installation – Fits standard door cutouts


Kwikset Kevo 2.0

Lock with Alexa

  • Works with Alexa voice control through Kevo Plus hub
  • Touch to open technology with BlueTooth enabled smartphone
  • Remote lock & unlock and monitoring with Kevo Plus hub
  • Kwikset SmartKey security – you can rekey this lock without calling a locksmith
  • Won’t allow visitor to touch to open if you’re inside your house
  • Easy installation – Fits standard door cutouts
  • Not compatible with HomeKit
  • Autolock feature and military grade encryption for BlueTooth security
  • Grade 2 deadbolt
  • Can be opened with an optional Kevo keychain fob instead of a smartphone


Schlage Sense

Schlage lock that works with Alexa

  • Can be voice controlled with Alexa device and Schlage Sense WiFi adapter
  • Remote operation including locking, unlocking and manage codes with the WiFi adapter
  • Lock can be accessed with the app through BlueTooth, WiFi and HomeKit enabled home
  • Built-in anti-tampering alarm
  • Certified Grade 1 deadbolt
  • Fits standard door cutouts
  • Accepts up to thirty 4 to 8 digit codes
  • Uses 4 AA batteries and has a low battery alarm
  • Auto lock feature
  • WiFi adapter is not needed if you have an iPad or AppleTV


Kwikset Smartcode 910 Z-Wave

Kwikset that works with Alexa

  • Works with Alexa voice controls through Samsung SmartThings hub or Wink
  • Compatible with Z-wave, Z-Wave certified
  • Can use up to 30 access codes using Z-Wave
  • Kwikset SmartKey security – you can rekey this lock without calling a locksmith
  • Fits standard deadbolt cutout
  • Does not work with Zigbee or Xfinity
  • With a compatible home automation system can lock and unlock door remotely and receive notifications when it is used
  • Grade 1 deadbolt
  • 4 AA batteries
  • Does not work with BlueTooth



3 Comments

Faheem · May 28, 2019 at 12:40 pm

The timed access of the first lock makes it stand out. You can choose how long people can come in, or if you put it differently how much time they have to escape before you lock them up. For that reason, it seems to me that that’s the most unique and interesting. Though from a practical point of sense I’d pick the Schlage. It’s seems the most well rounded function wise and has a grade 1 deadbolt.

Norman · May 28, 2019 at 12:39 pm

This is so cool and this is the first time that I have heard about smart locks all I can say is what will they think of next. I believe when it comes to our safety we should get the best and these locks are just amazing. I must look more into this with what you have shared and let my wife know thanks so much for sharing.

Akshay · May 27, 2019 at 4:37 pm

Wow, that’s a very informative post on Smart Locks. I was looking for a better choice, and I’m glad that I get to read your article. You have presented great products.

The specification given by you is much detailed and to-the-point. In fact, I should also share this post with my neighbors in my apartment. Security has always been everybody’s issue.

Thanks a lot for sharing this informative post. I truly appreciate your efforts putting it together.

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