Online shopping editors at Dubai Chronicle have released their list of the best smart locks deals, as shown below. By clicking on the links you can shop the Cyber Monday deals on smart locks compatible with Alexa straight from this page. There is a variety of models and pricing for everyone’s budget.
Here are the best Cyber Monday deals on smart locks for 2018:
- Save on Kwikset Locks – prices start from as low as $73
- Save up to 20% on select Schlage products – prices start from $115
- Save 20% on Ultraloq Locks – price starts from $148
- Save 20% or More on August Home Smart Locks – price starts from $99
- Save 30% on the All-New Amazon Key Smart Lock Kit – price starts from $188 for a bundle
Cyber Monday sales are time limited to 24 hours. Check the Amazon Cyber Monday page for their full range of live deals.Alternatively, if you are looking for a Christmas gift, check Oprah’s Favorite Things List 2018.
A smart lock is arguably the most important part of a truly smart, connected home. Not only will it allow you to come and go as you please, it will also monitor who is entering and leaving your home while you’re away. Some models simply let you use your phone to open and close doors. Some let you assign special privileges to friends, family members, or maintenance staff. Others can be activated using voice commands or triggers from other smart home devices and services.
Many smart locks offer a mobile app that allows you to lock and unlock doors with a simple icon tap. Some offer a web app that lets you control things from your desktop or laptop PC. Most apps let you add permanent and temporary users and set access schedules for specific days and times.
If the lock is Bluetooth-enabled, you’ll have to be within range (around 40 feet) to communicate with it, while locks with built-in Wi-Fi circuitry or a Wi-Fi bridge can be controlled from almost anywhere as long as they are connected to your home router. Make sure your smart lock offers activity logs so you can go back in time to see who has entered or exited your home and when the activity took place.
The latest smart locks offer things like voice activation, geofencing, and auto-locking features. With voice activation, locking and unlocking doors is as easy as it gets; simply tell your phone to “unlock the front door,” and the lock will disengage. With geofencing, you’ll never have to worry if you locked up before you left the house; just use the mobile app to set up a perimeter around your house, and use your phone’s location services to pinpoint your exact location. When you leave the perimeter, you can have the lock automatically engage behind you. Similarly, an auto-lock feature will have the lock automatically engage after it has been unlocked for a specific period of time.
Other features to look for include keyless touchpads for those times when you don’t have your phone or your keys, tamper and forced entry alarms that warn you of a possible break-in, and push, text, and email notifications that let you know who is coming and going in real-time.
Online shopping editors at Dubai Chronicle review the top discounts on Cyber Monday for a wide variety of consumer products. They are updating the website throughout the holiday season with their list of the top Cyber Monday deals for 2018.