A Look at Our 3 Most Recommended Smart Locks

By: Michelle Ramos

Smart locks are the start of the smart home ecosystem by providing property teams and residents keyless entry and remote access. Smart locks are the start of the smart home ecosystem by providing property teams and residents keyless entry and remote access.
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Smart locks are arguably one of the most important elements in making a home smart. Keyless, and sometimes even touchless, these locks quite literally open the door into a smart home and are the entry point of the overall experience.

As smart home technology continues to grow, there are many different access options to choose from. This is why we’ve put together a list of some of our most highly recommended smart locks that we offer at SmartRent and see within the proptech industry.

Keep reading to learn more about some of our most popular smart locks or contact us today to speak with one of our experts.

What is a smart lock?

A smart lock is a door lock that has advanced features and functionality that allow for keyless entry in a given space. These are either touchless, opening doors via z-wave and your smartphone, or a touchpad with a keyless code. Some smart locks even offer users the ability to provide various codes to different visitors that allow owners to track who is coming in and out of a home or building.

Smart locks can be used in residential dwellings, like a house or apartment unit, or can even be utilized in communal amenity spaces within communities like pool areas and gyms.

Access-controlled spaces offer more convenience to both residents of a property and site staff. The smart locks that work with SmartRent’s system can be paired with our robust solutions like Alloy Access, Self-Guided Tours and Community Manager. The combination elevates a community and provides a smart home experience from the moment you step foot on the property.

1. Yale Assure Lock SL (YRD256)

Our Yale Assure Lock SL is our most recommended smart lock to date. This keyless option is perfect for traditional deadbolt doors, making things much easier when moving residents in and out of a home. For residents, the Yale Assure Lock SL offers a touchpad that not only wakes with just one touch but also locks with just a touch. The best part? It includes a built-in battery, so residents (or staff) will never be locked out should the power go out.

2. Yale Assure Lock Touchscreen Deadbolt (YRD226)

This touchscreen lock is a powerful one that also works great with traditional deadbolt entry doors. As a smart lock, the Yale Assure Lock Touchscreen Deadbolt seamlessly connects to thermostats and alarm systems - delivering the true connection of smart home living. In addition, with the touch screen capability, residents and staff can easily come in and out of homes without having to fumble for keys or worry about having lost one again. This lock can even save 25 unique pin codes for various visitors.

3. Yale nexTouch Commercial Keypad Door Lock (Yale NTM645)

Rounding out our most recommended smart locks is yet another Yale lock - the Yale nexTouch Commercial Keypad Door Lock. This smart lock has a modern, sleek design that works best with mortise assemblies. The nexTouch is one of our most diverse smart locks as it is perfect for higher-end doors that can be used in so many different settings like multifamily communities, small business office spaces, retail spaces, hotels, airports, restrooms or mixed-use commercial buildings.

Keyless entry solutions and management for your properties

Smart locks are truly the start of a smart home experience. Removing the risk of losing a key, or fob gives site staff time back into their days, plus added convenience. Smart locks even expedite the move-in and out process by eliminating the need to re-key doors. Having keyless entries means property teams can remotely reset lock codes once a resident moves out, and new residents can quickly create their own.

To incorporate smart locks into your property, start by setting up a quick demo with one of our experts. They’ll be happy to share all the ways keyless entry can be implemented for your properties.