We have named SimpliSafe as the best home security system you can install yourself – and while there is a reported vulnerability that we need to test now, I'm pretty sure existing owners want to be notified of the company's latest product : the SimpliSafe Smart Lock.
It is $ 99 on September 15 and was designed to work with SimpliSafe's latest alarm system – to the point where the door can be automatically locked when you activate the alarm or even Closing with the door open, if this door has a touch sensor. That way you will not accidentally hit a beefy latch in the door frame.
Some competing alarm systems, such as the Amazon Ring Alarm and Google's Nest Secure, allow you to enable and disable alerts when you lock or unlock a compatible Smart Lock. And lock trick also with an August Smart Lock.
According to SimpliSafe, the new 0.9-inch Smart Lock is the thinnest on the market – compared to 2.3 inches for an August Smart Lock Pro or 1.5 inches for a Nest x Yale – and features an external PIN pad that you can attach anywhere on the outside of your door so you do not have to choose between encrypted and keyless access. In fact, it also works with the SimpliSafe keyfob and inside keypad.
If you want to unlock the door with an app, SimpliSafe charges you a staggering charge: You must pay $ 25 per month for the door's remote monitoring service. If you already pay for it, that's not a big deal, but it's a curious limitation.
The lock is available in black on black, white on white or white with a nickel-colored thumb when it arrives at the company's website next month, and it should also be on sale on October 13 at Best Buy.