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You communicate with Google Home through Google Assistant. And one of the things that you can operate through Google Home are smart locks. So what are the best Google Home smart locks?

There is no difference between Google Home and Google Assistant. That would be like explaining the difference between Amazon’s Alexa and Amazon Echo. They work together to make your life easier.

When you communicate with Google Assistant in your smart house it is through a Google Home enabled speaker. As far as smart locks are concerned, you can operate the lock with your voice through Google Assistant.

You can only lock your door with voice commands right now. Google is currently working on getting Google Assistant to recognize voices. They don’t want Google Assistant to be able to unlock your door with a voice from outside presenting a security issue.

Some of these smart locks that work with Google Home I have looked at before – August Lock, Schlage Encode and Schlage Sense.


Google Home Smart Locks

  1. Yale Security Assure
  2. Schlage Encode
  3. Nest x Yale Smart Lock
  4. Schlage Sense
  5. August Smart Lock Pro + Connect
  6. Candy House Sesame Smart Lock

Yale Security Assure Connected by August

On Sale Now at Amazon

Pros:

  • Works with Google Home through included August WiFi Adapter
  • Can get it with key or keyless – keyless is bump and pick proof
  • Fits in standard deadbolt hole with no modification
  • Grade 2 lock
  • Can set permanent or temporary codes
  • Easily integrates with Airbnb accounts

Cons:

  • If using a code to enter the buttons might need to be tapped a few times before lock “wakes up”


Schlage Encode

schlage encode google assistant

On Sale Now at Amazon

Pros:

  • Works directly to WiFi – no need for an additional adapter
  • Uses Google Assistant through the Schlage Home app
  • Give guests permanent or temporary access codes through the app
  • Can also use Key by Amazon for in-home deliveries
  • Fits in standard deadbolt hole with no modification
  • Grade 1 lock

Cons:

  • Internal WiFi burns through batteries faster than BlueTooth
  • No integration on home automation systems like Zigbee or Z-Wave

Nest x Yale Smart Lock

smart locks for google assistant 2019

On Sale Now at Amazon

Pros:

  • Fits in standard deadbolt hole with no modification
  • Can lock and check status of lock through Google Assistant and Home
  • Easily integrates with other Nest Smart Home devices including Nest Alarm
  • Comes with Nest Connect for WiFi connection to allow remote access
  • Give permanent or temporary access codes and set schedules for use as well
  • Keyless lock – bump and pick proof lock

Cons:

  • Doesn’t work with other home automation systems like Zigbee, Z-Wave or Alexa
  • Nest Connect has had issues losing WiFi connection making remote operation impossible

Schlage Sense

google home smart locks

On Sale Now at Amazon

Pros:

  • Fits in standard deadbolt hole with no modification
  • Grade 1 lock
  • Works with Google Home through the Schlage Sense WiFi Adapter
  • Also works with BlueTooth

Cons:

  • Other than you might find the interior part big or bulky there’s not much to report negatively about this lock

August Smart Lock Pro + Connect

Smart locks for google home

On Sale Now at Amazon

Pros:

  • Works with Google Home and Assistant through the included Connect Bridge
  • Can keep your existing deadbolt
  • Easy installation
  • Monitor lock usage logs from your phone
  • Locks automatically when you leave
  • Unlocks automatically when you arrive using BlueTooth technology

Cons:

  • Have to use the included Connect bridge for connection to Google Home
  • This does not replace your existing deadbolt

Candy House Sesame Smart Lock

Best smart locks that work with google home

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Pros:

  • Use your existing deadbolt
  • Auto locks and unlocks
  • View logs of who and when lock was used
  • Give guests access from the app and they can use their smartphone as a key
  • Average battery life of over 1 year
  • Lock only goes on the inside, can use existing key on exterior deadbolt

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11 Comments

Amelita · November 30, 2019 at 11:47 am

Thanks for sharing this information on smart locks, and to have so many to choose from that work with Google home makes my decision easier. You have given me a lot to think about. I have never heard of the August Smart Lock Pro + Connect before reading your article but now it seems that it is the best choice for me. Thanks again for helping me make this informed decision. Feeling safe in our home is a top priority.

Do you think Amazon has the best prices to get this? I am following your link to it so I do not forget about it. I can at least put it in my cart so I can make my purchase when payday gets here.

    Bill Kiser · November 30, 2019 at 12:50 pm

    Yeah, they usually have the best prices on a lot of smart locks. And are usually the same or lower than other online stores. Thanks for stopping by,

water life · November 30, 2019 at 11:42 am

Hello

Very interested in your blog about home security

I live in a remote area and a Google Home Smart Locks system would be the best for my family’s safety

Yale Security Assure Connected by August I think I will be of great use to Airbnb rooms.

looking forward to making my home a smart home,

Antonio · November 30, 2019 at 11:41 am

Hi 

A very interesting review of smart locks and can see the appeal of them, as long as they work at all times and under all conditions. I have not personally used them but I have used fob keys, which are much more practical than the old fashioned key. You have gone into each smart lock in great detail, which will make an informed decision easier to make.

I have a number of issues to which I appreciate any advice on. Will the smart lock work if there was a power cut and what about if someone uses a recording of your voice, can they open the door?

Thank you  for this great review.

Antonio

    Bill Kiser · November 30, 2019 at 7:03 pm

    All of these locks are battery powered so you can still gain access into your house if there is a power outage. You won’t be able to use Google Home to check on the lock because that uses WiFi which you won’t have if the power is out. But the lock will still work without using Google Home.

    With regards to recording of your voice. I suppose in theory that would work but a few things would need to happen first. They would need to get a recording of your voice telling Google to unlock the door. They would need to be close enough for the Google Home microphone to hear the recording and they would need access to your WiFi network to make that work. Taking all that into consideration I think it would be highly unlikely for that to be possible.

Tucker · November 30, 2019 at 11:35 am

We used to help manage an Airbnb in Costa Rica and it would have been really convenient to have one of these locks. Instead, we always had to make sure we were around to greet guests and hand them over the keys. For the most part, this wasn’t a problem, but there were just a couple times where guests arrived past 10 pm and we really didn’t want to stay up waiting for them! 

    Bill Kiser · December 1, 2019 at 1:49 pm

    How inconvenient! It does not have to be that way anymore. A lot of these smart locks can now be managed from anywhere in the world and codes can be given with start and end times. Makes managing an Airbnb much easier.

jessetoikkanen · August 29, 2019 at 4:45 pm

Very easily understandable but informative review about smart locks. We were using some of one of the first home smart lock systems years ago and it was so buggy, even me as a former electricity installer needed to use the endless time to make it barely work. I have been thinking to get a smart lock system again and it seems these have improved very much what used to be +-8 years ago. I will take a further look at your site and other articles about these systems. Thanks for the great post and site. Kindly regards -Jesse

Roland · August 29, 2019 at 2:47 pm

Very interesting to know about this smart locks that works with google home and I’m sure they would be very awesome to own. I like the fact that they respond to voice commands from inside and get limited when it gets to voice recognition from outside, that is both great and also a downside. As I look forward to making my home into a smart home, this may come in handy at some point. If I were to choose from the locks listed, I’d prefer the Schlage Sense.

Andrea asarratori · August 29, 2019 at 2:41 pm

OMG I love the fact that there are so many product reviews on Locks for the Home. these days we don’t just have to worry about someone breaking in the door but also our privacy. Thank you for taking the time to share your Year long expertise and knowledge. definitely a Site I am going to flag for follow. 

Henderson · August 29, 2019 at 2:41 pm

Technology is taking a new turn and we all need to make this wace with it. I have been planning on getting a smart lock for a whole for my home and I have checked out some reviews online and I’m happy to see that what I planned to buy is on your list of locks that work with Google. The Schlage Sense has always been my best pick and I’m happy that it hardly has any cons here too. Thank you for bringing this information to my notice. That’s my very own pick there and I’m going to get it very soon

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