I am sure you will agree with me when i say
A secure home is a happy home
Whether you live alone, with friends or have a loving family, I am sure you want your home to be a safe place. Smart door locks claim to make that easier.
But really, are smart locks worth it?
A smart lock will not only let you come and go as you please, it will also monitor everyone who visits in your absence. You may want to operate the door lock by blue tooth, voice command or just connect it to your wifi. All of that and much more is possible.
Despite so many smart door locks existing in the market, only a few have a camera feature.
The question is: among these, which smart lock is best?
To save you the hassle, we have gathered a list of the best smart door locks with camera that you can find! Whether you are a businessman who works late, a working mother who leaves their kids at home, or a teenager breaking curfew, read on to find the smart door lock with camera for your needs.
6 Best Smart door locks with Camera:
|Smart door Locks||Rating||Price|
|Smart Lock by Gate Labs||8/10|
|August Doorbell Cam Pro||9.5/10|
|August Smart Lock||9.5/10|
|Ring Video Doorbell 3||10/10(Editor's choice)|
|Schlage Encode Smart WiFi Deadbolt||10/10(Editor's choice)|
|Google Nest Yale Lock||9/10|
|Nest Outdoor Security Camera||9/10|
|Wyze Smart Door Lock||9.5/10 (Amazon's choice)|
|Wyze Indoor Camera||9.5/10(Amazon's choice)|
|U-Bolt Pro Smart Lock||10/10|
Why we love it
- Only smart lock with a built in camera
- Control access through a smart phone app
- setup guide available on the app
|Motion-activated camera||Keypad light interferes with video quality|
|Straightforward installation||Views video only when motion detected|
|Alerts on smart phone||Manually locks/unlocks only when motion detected|
Smart locks with Add-on Camera Integration:
To our disappointment, there are no other models of smart door locks with a built in camera. But many smart locks have an add-on camera integration which works just as well! Below we have reviewed some of the best electronic door locks. Let’s dive in!
2. August Doorbell Cam Pro and August Smart Lock
Why we love it:
- Alerts on smart phone
- Hd video camera and two way audio
- Grant access to specific people for specific times.
|No false alarms||No motion zone creation|
|Clear video and sound quality||Connectivity issues|
|Easy to set up|
3. Ring Video Doorbell 3 & Schlage Encode Smart WiFi Deadbolt
Why we love this
- Can use rechargeable battery/doorbell wires for power
- Smartphone alerts
- Smart lock guaranteed to fit standard doors
- Two way audio with noise cancellation
|Good Camera and Sound Quality||Battery may drain fast|
|Compatible with Alexa||App loading takes time|
|Limits sensor response to selected zone|
This smart door lock with camera integration is satisfying to say the least. Both the Ring Doorbell and the smart door lock can be operated by the same ring app; this makes integration smooth.
Schlage Connect (Z-Wave), Yale Assure (Z-Wave) or the Kwikset 888 are also smart locks that work with ring doorbell cameras but these require the additional Ring Alarm system as a bridge for the two devices. Moreover, they are not verified by Ring itself, hence not making it into our list.
4. Google Nest x Yale Lock
Why we love it
- Voice control through Google assistant
- Nest camera is weatherproof
- Alerts in case of tampering or low battery
|Easy to install||Doesn't integrate well with non-Google devices|
|Sensitive motion/ sound detection||Expensive subscription|
|Compatible with Nest products|
5. Wyze Smart Door Lock
Why we love it:
- Recordings saved locally on device using SD card
- Great video and sound quality
- Detects whether door is opened or closed
|Reasonable Price||Auto unlock feature inconsistent|
|Easy to set up||Re-calibration may be required|
|User friendly app||Only new android versions support Wyze app|
Editors’ Additional Recommendation:
The following Smart home lock does not come with an integrated or built in camera BUT its unmatchable features couldn’t keep it away from our list of the most secure door locks. Paired with adequate security smart cameras or video doorbells, its utility is out of the world! Take a look at our pick for this section.
Why we love it
- Anti-peep pad that recognizes code embedded random numbers.
- Ability to grant both permanent and temporary access.
- Multiple entry options
|Automatic door lock/ unlock||Connectivity issues when operating through app|
|Easy to install|
So what are you waiting for? Secure your home and build it into safe haven now!
Hey! I’ve been a Home Improvement Expert for the past 40 years. Having smartened hundreds of homes through my TV shows “This Old House” and “Bob Vila”, I have gathered an expertise in the art of smart home gadgets, appliances, and everything else. Now, I want to share with the world what I have learnt!