So I was installing some door locks for a client.
And I was so excited to set up the auto-lock and unlock, literally the feature I was most excited to play with and provide for her.
But sure enough, the one we bought was z-wave, which doesn’t allow you to set up the lock so it can be locked and unlocked by your location. Needless to say, I was quite disappointed, luckily the client didn’t care because she didn’t really understand what I was trying to do anyway, but here’s a guide to smart locks so you can hopefully avoid the disappointment and frustration I experienced. I’ll also share some of the top players in the market right now.
They win the award for most odd name, obviously, you can still win even if your branding makes no sense and the name is difficult to spell.
Despite that, Schlage is a great brand and their locks look really good and are high quality. Set up is relatively easy, and they have all the various types that I’ll get to later on, Bluetooth, zwave, and wifi. Personally, I’d use a Schlage if my apartments hadn’t chosen Yale for me.