The best HomeKit door locks add an extra layer of security and provide many smart home conveniences for your home. HomeKit-enabled locks give you the power to unlock your doors with just a tap and allow for quick check-ins with Siri voice controls. Plus, they work with other accessories through automation and scenes created in the Home app so you can set your lights to turn on as soon as you unlock your front door. If you are ready to add some smarts — and security — to your home this Black Friday, these are the best HomeKit door locks around.
No keys? No problem for these HomeKit door locks
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Touch, NFC, and Home Key
If you are looking for the ultimate in Siri, HomeKit, and Home app controls, then the Level Lock+ is the lock for you. The Level Lock+ smart lock unlocks with just a tap of your iPhone or Apple Watch thanks to Home Key support, and for those times when you are without your devices, it also supports custom NFC cards. While it isn't invisible like another one of our picks — the Level Bolt, we appreciate its clean, unassuming design, which we noted in our review of the previous Level Touch model.
Smart and secure
The Schlage Encode Plus is an easy-to-install, HomeKit-connected deadbolt that comes in two distinct designs and finishes. Regardless of your choice of styling, the Encode Plus supports Home Key, which enables seamless unlocking with your iPhone and Apple Watch. Even though Alexa and Google Assistant require a separate Wi-Fi adapter, HomeKit support doesn't, as this lock connects directly to your home hub using Bluetooth. This deadbolt also includes reinforced hardware and a built-in alarm for additional security.
The Level Bolt is an invisible smart lock that hides everything inside your door. This design lets you keep your existing hardware and original keys, making it perfect for renters. Our hands-on review shows that Level's lock is also effortless to install since it uses Bluetooth for HomeKit connectivity, getting us up and running in minutes. Once set up, it can be shared with friends and family with just a few taps through the Home app or the Level app.
Yale's Assure Lock 2 is a slick keyless HomeKit option with an incredibly sleek design. This Bluetooth smart lock has a large, backlit touchscreen keypad with weather-resistance to ensure that it stays protected outdoors. While it works with HomeKit out of the box, this lock can be upgraded with additional capabilities such as Wi-Fi connectivity and support for the upcoming Matter smart home standard via optional expansion modules.
August's fourth-generation Smart Lock is a unique solution for those who want to add smart convenience to their home without changing their hardware. The August lock replaces your deadbolt on the inside of your door, keeping your original look outside and allowing you to use your existing key. Once set up, this lock connects directly to HomeKit via Bluetooth, enabling a secure local connection without needing the cloud.
The Yale Assure Lever is the only HomeKit door lock on the market that can function as an entry or interior door lock. This lock uses the traditional lever design and a physical knob that locks things down. A touchscreen keypad sits on the opposite side, bypassing the need for a key — just keep in mind that this lock does not have a deadbolt.
Say farewell to keys with the best HomeKit door locks
Saying goodbye to those clunky keys forever is a breeze with the best HomeKit door locks for the Home app. With just a few tools and your smart lock of choice, you'll be ready to open your door with just a tap or Siri in minutes. Once installed, HomeKit can send status updates via notifications from the Home app, and you can even lock and unlock your doors automatically alongside toggling your HomeKit light switches.
We love the Level Level+ for its clean, unassuming design and support for the latest HomeKit feature — Home Key. As the name suggests, Home Key puts the keys to your home in the Wallet app on your iPhone and Apple Watch, so you will always have a way to unlock your doors with a tap. This convenient feature even works when your iPhone's battery is depleted, thanks to a power reserve mode.
If you're looking for a way to live a genuinely keyless and phone-free lifestyle, check out the Schlage Encode Plus. Available in two distinct designs and finishes, the Encode Plus lock sports an on-device touch-based keypad along with Home Key. The keypad allows you to leave home without your phone — and, more importantly, your keys. It also allows for code sharing that you can give to friends and family for temporary access to your home.
Christopher spends most of his time writing and dreaming about all things HomeKit and the Home app. Whether it is installing smart light switches, testing the latest door locks, or automating his households daily routines, Christopher has done it all.