The 12 Best Keyless/Wifi Smart Locks For 2022

Smart locks give you more control over the locks in your home and more information about how they’re being used. But the modern smart lock market is also hugely competitive, with countless products from different brands available to consumers. What’s more, the list of features included with smart locks keeps growing—how’s a conscientious homeowner supposed to know what’s necessary and what’s not?

Let us help. We’ve worked for years with smart and traditional locks in the Edmonton area, and our experiences have taught us a thing or two about what products are worth their price. Below, we’ll show you 12 of the best keyless or wifi smart locks that came out recently, so you can make an informed decision about the products you use to protect your home.

Our Top 12 Keyless/Wifi Smart Locks in 2022

#12: Schlage Encode Smart Wifi Deadbolt

This lock has a few limitations—it only supports 100 user codes and it’s not compatible with Apple Home Kit. However, it does come with built-in WiFi, meaning you won’t need other devices like a Zigbee hub or a separate WiFi module to use it.

This lock is also compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. What’s more, it works with Amazon Key to make in-home deliveries easier and more convenient. And setting it up is a breeze, whether you’re using it with Amazon or Google (setup with Amazon is slightly harder, but you’ll get more functionality that way too).

Check out a full review of this product on CNET.

#11: Kwikset Halo Wifi Smart Lock & Deadbolt

Featuring the ability to create up to 250 unique user codes, this lock offers more in that department than either of the last two we’ve looked at so far. It also connects directly to your home’s WiFi network, meaning you won’t need a separate smart home hub to use it.

What else do you get? How about notifications about your lock’s activity via the Kwikset app so you can track its use when you’re away from home? Plus, you can control it with your voice via Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa. Pretty neat.

Check out a full review of this product on PC Mag.

#10: Weiser Premis Touchscreen Smart Lock

If you’re looking for a smart lock with similar quality to the Kwikset Halo but want one designed specifically to work with Apple HomeKit, the Premis Touchscreen Smart Lock by Weiser might be just what you need. This smart lock can be controlled with Siri via AppleTV (4th generation or later), and is easy to lock or unlock via the touchscreen on its surface.

The signal that travels between the lock and your phone or TV also uses ironclad, bank-level encryption to prevent and deter hacking attempts. You don’t even have to pair the lock with your AppleTV—they’ll work together automatically as long as they’re within range of each other.

Check out a full review of this product on Tech Gadgets Canada.

#9: Yale Real Living Keyless Deadbolt

This elegant and easy-to-use smart lock from Yale features a keypad with durable and weather-resistant buttons to preserve its lifespan—plus, they light up in the dark, making the device easier to use at night. It also works with SmartThings and Amazon Alexa (via Wink or Iris).

Unlike a lot of other locks on this list, which can be opened keylessley, this lock actually has no room for a key. Don’t worry, though—it’s easy to set up and program, thanks to a voice guidance feature that walks you through the entire process.

Check out a full review of this product on PC Mag.

#8: Wyze WiFi Smart Lock

You might be surprised to find such a comparatively affordable smart lock so high up on our list, but the Wyze earns its spot here through the sheer value it offers. 

The Wyze is compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, and also has a built-in sensor that lets you know when the door it’s installed on is ajar. It also comes with a miniature WiFi adaptor that enables smartphone notifications and remote access.

Check out a full review of this product on PC Mag.

#7: ULTRALOQ U-Bolt Smart Lock

This keyless smart lock uses Bluetooth (or WiFi if you get it with the optional WiFi Bridge), but it also comes with a few neat bells and whistles that set it apart from the other locks on this list. For example, it has a Fingerprint ID reader that lets authorised users open the lock with a single touch.

That might sound like a gimmick from a James Bond movie, but you’d be surprised by how convenient it is when you want to let a friend or family member access your home without cutting them a spare set of keys.

Don’t worry, though—you can also open this lock with a keycode, a smartphone app, a voice command (via Alexa), or even a traditional key. The lock stores up to 100 fingerprints and up to 50 4-8 digit access codes.

Check out a full review of this product on PC Mag.

#6: Nest x Yale Lock

This collaboration between Nest and Yale is simply one of the best-designed smart locks on this list. Its appearance is sleek and modern, making it a great way to instantly jazz up the look of your front door.

Fortunately, this lock is also more than just a pretty face; it’s also compatible with the Nest app, which makes controlling it a breeze. You can get remote access via Nest Connect (available as an option when you buy the lock), and it can also be opened by a keypad on the front.

The one drawback here is that this lock is largely only compatible with other Nest smarthome products. If that’s what you’ve invested in, it’s a fantastic addition to the suite—but if you’re looking for something to work with HomeKit, you might consider something else on this list.

Check out a full review of this product on Tech Radar.

#5: Lockley Secure Pro

This fancy (and pricey) offering from Lockley provides access to your lock from anywhere, thanks to the Secure Link WiFi Hub that comes with it. Honestly, that helps justify the price—but you get a lot more with this attractive package as well.

For example, you get a magnetic door sensor that tells you when the door is open, closed, locked, and unlocked. It’s also easy to toggle between WiFi and Bluetooth to operate the system, in case WiFi is unavailable or you’re out of range (respectively).

This lock also lets you create temporary PINs for guests, which makes storing different codes a non-issue and cements this lock as an ideal piece of hardware for anyone with an AirBnB. On the downside? It’s tricky to install, and some users have reported frustration with the process. That keeps it (just) out of our top 3.

Check out a full review of this product on Tech Hive.

#4: Schlage Z-Wave Connect Camelot Touchscreen Deadbolt

Schlage is going to appear more than once on this list, and that’s simply because they make extremely high-quality smart locks. T Z-Wave Connect Camelot Touchscreen Deadbolt comes packed with features, including a built-in alarm to deter would-be burglars and compatibility with Alexa via SmartThings, Wink, or Iris.

The device only stores up to 30 user codes at a time, but they’re easy to switch in and out. Plus, the durable, smudge-resistant, matte-finish touchscreen on this device makes it a pleasure to use whenever you’re coming or going.

Check out a full review of this product on TechHive.

#3: Schlage Connect Century

Another excellent all-around smart lock offering from Schlage, this system provides options for keyed, keyless, and wireless entry (via Z-Wave). It also comes with an alarm that triggers whenever anyone tries to tamper with it, and it’s easy to install and program.

We award further points to this offering for its sleek contemporary look and responsive, durable keypad. It holds up to 30 unique keypads at once—not an incredible amount, but more than most homeowners will find themselves needing.

Is there a downside? Well, it’s a bit on the loud side. But all things considered, this is an excellent smart lock for homeowners who have bought into Z-Wave.

Check out a full review of this product on PC Mag.

#2: Yale Assure SL

The Yale Assure SL is great-looking, easy-to-use, and versatile. It comes in 3 different finishes, works with most smart home platforms, and it’s much more streamlined than most of the other smart locks on this list.

This smart lock can also sense your smartphone when you’re close to it and unlock automatically. Better yet, this feature works in reverse as well, so if you ever forget to lock up behind you, no worries—the system can do it on your behalf.

But compatibility is what makes this lock rank so highly on our list. You can use the Yale Assure SL with Apple HomeKit, AppleTV, Amazon Alexa, and Google Assistant—making it one of the most broadly useful smart locks on this list.

Check out a full review of this product on Gadget Review.

#1: August Smart Lock & Connect

Edging out the Yale Assure SL to take the top spot on our list, the August Smart Lock & Connect has been a massive hit with both customers and technology reviewers ever since it was released. It offers Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity, and integrates with Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, Google Assistant, and numerous other platforms.

But what gives the August Smart Lock & Connect the advantage is the fact that it’s easily installed. It simply replaces the thumb-turn mechanism inside the lock you put it on and uses the rest of the components that already exist.

And if that’s not enough, this smart lock is also easy to integrate with your home automation systems. It’s compatible with platforms by Honeywell, Samsung, Logitech, and more. No wonder this smart lock has been the product of choice for so many customers in 2021.

Check out a full review of this product on PC Mag.