The best smart locks of 2020: August, Yale, Schlage and more

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Having a smart lock on your door could change your life, particularly if you’re the kind of person who never knows where your keys are hiding. Paired with a mobile app, the best smart locks allow you to remotely lock, unlock and monitor your front door with an app or even just your voice. A smart lock offers convenience, security, automation and peace of mind. But which smart lock option is right for your door? 

Picking the best smart lock for your home depends on a few things. For some, scheduling and user code limits will be important. For others, having a door lock that can be retrofitted instead of replacing the existing deadbolt on a door is a must-have. We’ve tested the best smart locks on the market today and these are our favorites, which we’ll update regularly as we review new products. 

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The August Wi-Fi Smart Lock includes a retrofit August lock and a DoorSense open-close sensor. Wi-Fi is built into this model, so you won’t need to buy an $80 Connect module to enable remote access. 

The August Wi-Fi Smart Lock is 45% smaller than previous August models, too. It works with Siri, Google Assistant and Alexa for voice control and smart home integration. You’ll get unlimited user access and codes, as well as a log of every action that happens at your front door. 

Wi-Fi enables remote access to lock and unlock your door from your Android or iOS devices when you’re not home. The August Wi-Fi Smart Lock is a capable, easy-to-install smart lock…


This Week In Techdirt History: August 30th – September 5th

Five Years Ago

This week in 2015, the NSA was renewing its bulk records collection after a worrying and slightly suspicious court ruling. The FBI was somehow using Hurricane Katrina as an excuse to get more Stingray devices, just before the Wall Street Journal got a “win” (though the devil was in the details) in a lawsuit related to Stingray surveillance orders, and the DOJ told federal agents that they need warrants to use the devices. Meanwhile, the NYPD was volunteering to be copyright cops in Times Square, Sony was downplaying the damage done by the same hack it was hyping up before, and the entertainment industry was freaking out about Popcorn Time.

Ten Years Ago

This week in 2010, we were saddened to see the US Commerce Secretary siding with the RIAA and telling ISPs to become copyright cops, even as more ISPs were stepping up to fight subpoenas from the US Copyright Group (and in France, some ISPs were fighting back against Hadopi, which was also becoming a tool of scammers). One court refused to dismiss a Righthaven lawsuit involving a copyright that was bought after the alleged infringement happened, while another court was seeking ways to minimize a Righthaven win with minuscule damages — and the LVRJ was defending the Righthaven suits and mocking a competitor for criticizing them.

Fifteen Years Ago

This week in 2005, we were pleased to see that the judge in one of the first instances of someone fighting back against RIAA lawsuits seemed to recognize the issues, and less pleased to see another court give its assent to yet another form of DMCA abuse. It wasn’t as crazy as what was happening in India, though, where it appeared that their equivalent of the MPAA got an open search warrant for the entire city of New Delhi to look for pirated movies. And even that didn’t match the panic over mobile porn that was gripping parts of the world, leading to things like Malaysian police performing random porn spot-checks on people’s phones.


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