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…