Best Touchscreen Smart Lock
5-in-1 functions, fingerprint-compatible, sleek touchscreen, logs available to view via Ultraloq app, reversible handle, compatible with any door or lock, weatherproof, long battery life, lifetime mechanical warranty, and Bluetooth-enabled.
Fingerprint scanner iffy and prone to failure.
Design: This smart lock comes with a solid door handle that is not only easy to install, but it’s fully reversible so it can be installed on any right- or left-opening doors. The nickel plating comes in a sleek satin finish that looks absolutely gorgeous on your door, giving it an elegant appearance that is enhanced by the touchscreen keypad.
Installation: Installation is a breeze with this smart lock. It’s designed for DIYers, so it’s built for easy installation in existing locking holes. The reversible handle allows you to install it on any exterior door, and the single-latch locking mechanism is compatible with just about any lock. It’s even compatible with deadbolts, though it requires an additional deadbolt cover plate.
Performance: Performance is where this smart lock shines!
First off, it’s Bluetooth-enabled, so you can connect to it via your smartphone and any home systems like Google Home, Nest, or Alexa. You can open the door from your smartphone using the Ultraloq app, or you’ll even be able to access the history and logs to see the traffic through your door.
The lock comes with a user-friendly touchscreen that gives you easy access to input your PIN code, but there’s also a key slot in case of electronic malfunction. The fingerprint scanner has been known to give users difficulty—some even go so far as to recommend AVOIDING the fingerprint functionality because it tends to be glitchy.
The smart lock will warn you when the battery is low, though you can expect up to a year of regular use without running out of battery life. It uses three AA batteries to light up the touchscreen and OLED display for maximum user convenience.
The “Anti-peep” design eliminates any risk of wear on the touchscreen, so strangers won’t be able to steal your password by looking at which keys are worn out more. Better still, you can type in any number of random digits and the lock will still open as long as the correct password is somewhere included in that set of numbers.
Price: At $200, this is slightly on the pricier side, but worth every penny for the maximum convenience and excellent functionality it provides. Plus, it comes with an 18-month electronic warranty and a lifetime mechanical warranty to ensure your home is as safe as possible.