There are plenty of Alexa-enabled devices out there today, and making your home smarter and more secure is easier than ever with Amazon Alexa smart locks. One of the most significant conveniences in a home can come from installing a smart lock, so you never have to fish a key out again, and you can also manage guests easier.
These are the best smart locks that support Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant, although our favorite is the August Smart Lock Pro; which is stylish, easy to install, and works with most smart homes.
Let Alexa help keep your home safe and secure with the best smart locks
The August Wi-Fi Smart Lock is a stylish lock that works with most existing deadbolts, meaning you don’t need to replace your keys to use it. Instead, you can lock and unlock the door with an Alexa command, or the door can automatically unlock as you approach it with your smartphone, making it one of the best Alexa devices to help secure your home. It supports smart home standards like Z-Wave Plus and Apple’s HomeKit over Wi-Fi without the bridge previous generations required.
We also like the 24/7 activity feed, so you can see when your door and lock have been in use, and the ability to grant keyless access to anyone you wish. You can even unlock your door using your fingerprint as a form of 2-factor authentication. This lock also talks with Alexa to let you know when you need to replace its batteries, which can be set up for automatic reorder on Amazon.
The only real complaint we’ve heard with this device is that the auto-lock feature can be a bit finicky at times, often engaging when an owner is merely heading out to the curb to take out the trash or even if the door isn’t completely closed. It also requires a separate bridge to work with Alexa.
SwitchBot is known for making plenty of excellent smart devices, and the smart lock is no different. Aside from its wonderful budget price, it is super easy to install. You won’t need to remove anything from your existing door as the SwitchBot Lock installs right over it to control your deadbolt. In our testing of this device, it had no problems securing the door, and the ability to unlock with a key, the SwitchBot app, voice, the wireless keypad, or the included NFC keycard makes it super versatile.
These are some of the features that make the SwitchBot Lock one of the best smart door locks. But while the lock doesn’t require any tools to install, the interior portion of the device is quite bulky. SwitchBot also doesn’t include its Hub Mini in the box, so you won’t have access to your smart lock unless you are within Bluetooth range, but you can pick up the hub on Amazon for about $40 (opens in new tab).
The SwitchBot app is clean and relatively simple to use. It’s where you can set up multiple keypad codes and track who is coming and going by seeing what codes have been used.
Having another way to get into your home is essential if you lose your phone. A physical key is always smart, but a PIN may be more convenient. With Schlage Encode, you can lock and unlock your door with Alexa and even share up to 30 custom access codes with friends, family, dog walkers, neighbors, and others.
The touchscreen is fingerprint-resistant so you won’t give away your PIN. With the new upgraded option, the Schlage Encode Plus now offers NFC to unlock your door with a tap of your phone. This Wi-Fi-connected doorlock makes it so you can unlock your door from virtually anywhere, as well as see what codes have been used to help monitor who has come and gone.
The device is simple to install; all you need is a screwdriver and a few minutes. The added Tamper Alarm will notify you on your phone if anyone starts messing with your lock. Schlage is known for its hardware prowess, and this device is no exception. It also means that it comes with a hefty price tag, but you can rest assured you’re getting a solid product.
This unique smart lock offers extra security by scrambling the buttons each time the screen turns on. You won’t be able to rely on muscle memory to input your code, but that also prevents would-be thieves from easily determining which numbers to press. The Lockly Vision Elite’s fingerprint reader on the unit’s side can remember up to 99 unique prints. This lock makes you feel like a spy with all these fancy features.
But the features don’t stop there. This is also a video doorbell with a built-in camera. With Lockly’s intuitive app, it is easy to view who’s at your door, and you’ll have no problem sharing access with guests, adding approved fingerprints, or checking on the device’s battery status. Which is rechargeable via USB, but the built-in solar panel will keep it going longer. Plus, Lockly includes two batteries in the box. It’s nice to know that the Wi-Fi hub is included with your purchase, and you don’t have to worry about ordering one separately.
As much as we love this smart lock, it has a few downsides. For one, it’s one of the more expensive options we’ve come across. Also, the touchscreen smudges easily and doesn’t get very bright, which can make inputting your code tricky in direct sunlight.
When you picture a traditional smart door lock, the Yale Assure is probably what you have in mind. It works perfectly with Alexa — with the additional purchase of a hub — and you can manage the lock anywhere. It can remember 250 unique PIN codes, so you can assign codes to guests without giving out our master PIN. You can also lock every code out of the system at once, just in case something goes wrong. There are two physical keys included if you need them, and installation only takes a few minutes and a screwdriver. This lock is also equipped to work with the Amazon Key service.
This model comes with just the lock, but you can purchase bundles with various door handles in different styles and colors if you prefer to update your whole hardware setup. This lock is weather resistant and comes with two physical backup keys should you forget your code or something goes amiss. Perhaps best of all is that this device is quiet, unlike many other locks on this list.
Like the August locks, the Kevo Convert only replaces your interior lock, meaning you don’t have to replace your keys, making it perfect for rental homes. It automatically unlocks when you approach it, and it can automatically lock after 30 seconds. If you purchase the Kevo Connected Hub, you’ll be able to operate the lock with Alexa, too. You can get notifications when guests access the door, and you can set it up with the Kevo 2 smart lock for no-touch open-door entry. You can also send eKeys to your guests’ smartphones or lock any guest out remotely.
While this model does not work with the Amazon Key service, Kwikset offers a version of the Kevo Convert and several other compatible models. Unlike other options, the Kevo Convert can work with deadbolts from Kwikset, Weiser, Baldwin, or Schlage, making it an even more versatile option.
Secure your door from anywhere
Many of the best smart locks can work with Amazon’s voice assistant, but hands-down, our favorite of the Amazon Alexa smart locks is the August Smart Lock Pro. It may be on the pricey side, but it supports a wide range of smart home standards, works without replacing your external lock, and looks fantastic.
Some smart locks from manufacturers like Yale, Kwikset, and Schlage work with Amazon’s Key service, connecting specific smart cameras, security systems, doorbells, and smart locks. It allows you to see and grant access to your home. However, the Amazon Key service requires purchasing a pre-set security bundle (or buying the items a-la-carte), which can be a pricey proposition.
Note that many of these smart locks will require the purchase of batteries and a hub, so be sure to factor that into your purchasing requirements. But, all in all, you can’t go wrong with one of the smart locks on this list if you’re looking to get set up with Alexa.