5 Smart Locks That Work With Apple Watch 2020

While it’s pretty cool to be able to control your door lock with your smartphone, the ultimate convenience would be to use your Apple Watch.

It’s always easily accessible on your wrist and is especially useful if you going for a jog and you don’t want to carry your phone or keys with you.

Smart locks are usually installed within 15 minutes with a single screwdriver and no electrical wiring is needed because they’re all battery operated.

Apple HomeKit is the software you’ll need to use to communicate with your smart lock using your Apple Watch. For that reason, all the smart locks on this list have HomeKit compatibilities.

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Smart Locks That Work With Apple Watch

Top 5 Smart Locks That Work With Apple Watch

Let’s look at some of the very best smart lock options that work with your Apple Watch.

August Home Smart Lock Pro

August Home Smart Lock Pro

August Home Smart Lock Pro is one of the most popular smart locks that are compatible with Apple Watch.

The August Home Smart Lock Pro doesn’t feature a keypad for pin code input but you may not need it if you live alone for example. You can also schedule certain times for auto-unlock and then auto-lock again if you know the exact time someone will be there.

The ultimate feature of the August Home Smart Lock Pro is the DoorSense feature. The August smart lock lets you know if your door is properly closed and locked or not.

So if your door is ajar, you will be able to see that status on your Apple Watch so that when you remotely lock the door, you know you’re not just releasing the deadbolt into thin air. It can also lock automatically as you leave your house or after you enter so that you never forget it unlocked.

This smart lock will automatically unlock as you approach the door for ultimate convenience.

If you don’t have auto-unlock enabled then Siri is simple to use when your hands are full of grocery bags.

Why not have auto-unlock enabled? Many people have the auto-unlock feature disabled because they don’t want the door to unlock automatically when they go to check who’s knocking at their door. You don’t know who’s out there yet unless you have a smart doorbell.

You can use your existing lock and keys with the August lock as it easily attaches to your existing deadbolt. This smart lock doesn’t come with its own deadbolt.

Features

  • Auto-Unlock option when you approach
  • Auto-Lock when you leave
  • Siri voice command compatible
  • DoorSense technology
  • Apple Watch compatible with HomeKit

 

Kwikset 99190-001 Premis

Kwikset 99190-001 Premis

With Apple HomeKit integration, you can control the Kwikset 99190-001 Premis smart lock with your Apple Watch.

You can use Siri voice control to check up on the lock and unlock history, lock, and unlock from anywhere. You will need to install the Kwikset Premis iOS app and have an Apple TV or HomePod.

If you don’t have an Apple TV or HomePod, you can use your iPhone, iPad, or iTouch devices to connect your smart lock for remote access. (Not compatible with Android)

Now you can check up on your lock status any time any place. You can monitor who’s coming and going and see the times, the wife, children, or cleaning service perhaps.

You can set up 30 different pin codes for everyone and set them up to only work during certain hours which is useful for securing your house properly overnight or during vacations.

The backlit touchscreen makes the keypad easy to use if it’s dark and is more weatherproof and durable than physical buttons.

Features

  • Works with your Apple Watch and HomeKit Application
  • Siri Voice command
  • Backlit keypad
  • ANSI/BHMA Grade 2 Certified, SecureScreen, Optional Auto-Lock
  • SmartKey re-key technology works with Kwikset (KW1) keyway only
  • Tamper resistive cover
  • Manage up to 30 user pin codes

 

Yale Assure Lock SL

Yale Assure Lock SL

This is another smart lock that uses Apple HomeKit for Apple Watch compatibility.

All you need is the Apple Home App or Yale Secure App installed on your Apple Watch.

What makes this one different is that it doesn’t have a key slot for unlocking with a physical key.

Don’t worry though, if your batteries fail, you can always connect a 9V battery to the bottom of the Yale Assure Lock SL to power it up temporarily and then replace the batteries inside the unit when you have a chance.

It uses Apple approved end-to-end encryption like all the locks we are reviewing here to prevent anyone from hacking into it. It also has a quiet, motorized deadbolt that is tapered to fit into doors that are misaligned.

Other than that it’s very similar to the other quality smart locks in this article. With the main features like Siri voice commands, auto-lock, and lock activity reports. You can also set up 25 unique pin codes for different people to use to gain access to your home when you not around.

With the All-Code-Lock-Out Feature, you can restrict everyone’s access when you’re on holiday or when you go to bed at night. With this smart lock being weather-resistant, you don’t have to worry about it being at a door without a roof above.

Yale has been one of the most trusted lock brands for almost 200 years! They definitely continue to uphold their reputation for quality locks with this 21st century smart lock.

Features

  • 9V battery back-up connection
  • Works with your Apple Watch and HomeKit Application
  • Siri Voice command
  • Backlit keypad
  • 25 Unique pin codes for different users
  • Auto-lock and one-touch-lock
  • All code lockout
  • BHMA Grade 2 Certified

 

Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt Lock

Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt Lock

Schlage locks have been a premium choice of lock for almost 100 years, they always use high-quality materials and have excellent customer support.

A backlit touchscreen keypad helps when you entering codes at night and is also more weather resistant and longer lasting than physical buttons. This lock also has a key slot for using a physical key whenever you need to.

With a limited lifetime mechanical and finish warranty, the Schlage smart lock has one of the best warranties available. It also has a 3-year electronics warranty.

This lock is an ANSI/BHMA Grade 1 certified security level lock. More secure than the other options above.

Of course, the Schlage smart lock supports all the common smart lock features like, multiple user pin code access, auto-lock, remote locking, reports on who accessed the lock, and more.

Features

  • ANSI/BHMA Grade 1 certified security level lock
  • Apple Watch and HomeKit Application compatible
  • Backlit Keypad and Keyslot override
  • Auto-Lock functionality
  • Siri Voice Command
  • Limited lifetime warranty
  • Up to 30 unique user codes

 

VOCOlinc T-Guard Smart Lock

VOCOlinc T-Guard Smart Lock

Next on our list of smart locks that work with Apple Watch is the VOCOlinc T-Guard Smart Lock.

This smart lock works exclusively with Apple HomeKit – iOS 10.3 and above.

You will need to use the LinkWise app to access features like managing up to 30 users (friends, family members, dog watcher, baby sitter, etc.) by assigning a unique pin code (4-8 digits) valid for a customizable period; tracking door activities through automatically recorded logs, optional auto-lock and more.

You can set up one-time user codes for anyone who isn’t a regular visitor and user codes with time restrictions for extra security while you sleeping.

It has a LED touchscreen for multiple uses to gain access and has a key slot for a secondary manual entry.

Easy to install and replace your current deadbolt locking system. All you need to do is secure this around your current KW1 deadbolt and you’re ready to go.

Features

  • Works exclusively with Apple HomeKit – iOS 10.3 and above
  • Voice control with Siri
  • Up to 30 user pin codes to use with the keypad
  • Activity tracking
  • Auto-Lock functionality

 

Conclusion: Smart Lock That Works With Apple Watch

Make sure to choose a smart lock with Apple HomeKit capabilities like any of the ones above. This is needed to connect your Apple Watch to the Smart Lock.

In addition to this, you need to connect your smart lock to your Apple TV or HomePod. This way you can also use your iPhone, iPad, or other Apple devices to connect your smart lock so that you can control it when you not home.

If you’re going to have multiple users of the smart lock, invest in one with a keypad so that you don’t have to lock and unlock from your watch every time.

I suggest going for the backlit touchscreen options because they are more durable and weather-resistant than physical buttons. Less moving parts equals less wearing parts.

When deciding on the ANSI/BHMA grade to choose, the lower the grade the stronger the lock. This means that ANSI/BHMA Grade 1 is the strongest out of all three ANSI/BHMA grades.

ANSI/BHMA Grade 2 is the most commonly used grade but if you want the toughest smart lock available you need to get the grade 1 like the Schlage Sense Smart Lock on this list. They also have the best warranty.

Be careful if you choose a smart door lock that automatically unlocks your door while approaching as this can be a risk when going to the door to see who knocking.

 

Pro-Tip

Use a smart doorbell so that you can see and talk to people at the door if you need to. This way you can grant access to people remotely after having a conversation with them.

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