The best smart lock for a keyless home – Christopher Null

While traditional lock-and-key systems have improved over time, the basic mechanism hasn’t really changed since the first lock was invented more than a thousand years ago: A piece of metal that is just the right shape pushes pins inside a lock into the proper position, allowing the lock mechanism to turn. As a society, it’s been tough to replace a system that has worked reasonably reliably for literally a millennium.

Updated January 12, 2021 to add our Ultraloq U-Bolt Pro WiFi review. There’s a lot we like about this sophisticated smart lock, which has an integrated fingerprint reader and an onboard Wi-Fi adapter. But that’s also one of its biggest downsides, in that it’s limited to connecting to 2.4GHz Wi-Fi networks.s

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