We.lock Smart Lock Review [SOHO-EU] – Pin code & RFID smart lock makes this more convenient to use than Bold

We.Lock, or Welock, depending on which site you go on, is an affordable Chinese brand specialising in smart locks. They offer a wide range of locks catering for different markets. This includes locks to cater to US deadlocks and a different set of products for the EU market, which typically having a more secure multi-point … Read more

Aqara A100 Zigbee Smart Door Lock Launched with Apple Home Key Support

At MWC 2022, Aqara has officially announced the A100 Zigbee smart door lock. On paper, it looks amazing with multiple methods of unlocking, including: Fingerprint Homekit / Siri / Google Assistnat Aqara Home User passwords and one time passwords NFC cards Then you also have a mechanical key backup, and the lock has an 18-month … Read more

Bold Smart Lock Review – A different style of smart lock vs Yale Linus & Nuki

I have reviewed several smart locks now, and I still use the Yale Linus smart lock on my front door and the Ultion smart lock on my backdoor. The Bold smart lock is a relatively new option on the market that has an attractive design and works a bit differently than competing options Specification 100% … Read more

The Best Smart Locks for uPVC External Doors With Multi-Point Locks in the UK

Black Friday / Cyber Monday 2021 Discounts Many of the brands I have discussed below have some excellent Black Friday or Cyber Monday discounts. These include: All the Yale Linus range have 25% off taking them down to the lowest price ever on Amazon according to Keepa. This includes: Yale Linus is reduced from around … Read more

Yale Linus Smart Lock Review– Is this better than the Yale Conexis L1 or Nuki?

Announced back at CES 2020, the Yale Linus Smart Lock has only recently been made available. This adopts a different approach to the Conexis L1 smart lock, and it addresses the concerns many users had with that. The lock retains its old-fashioned cylinder allowing you to optionally use you key when leaving or entering your … Read more

Yale Linus Smart Lock Now available for £219.98 – Alternative to Danalock and Nuki with ability to unlock with your old key

For more information please check my review of the Yale Linus Smart lock [Originally posted on 10 January 2020] Announced back at CES, when times were simpler, the Yale Linus Smart Door Lock addresses all the concerns people had with the Yale Conexis L1. The new locks offers smart lock functionality while retaining the outdoor … Read more

Ultion Smart Lock Review – The best smart home lock I have reviewed to date (All in one Z-Wave Danalock by Brisant Secure)

I have covered smart locks quite a lot in the past, it is an area of smart home technology I have always loved the thought of but it has never seemed to gain much traction in the mainstream market, unlike lighting or home heating. I have already reviewed the Yale Conexis L1 Smart Door Lock … Read more

Yale Smart Safe & Smart Cabinet Lock Announced – The US also gets a Smart Delivery Box to stop Porch Pirates

Following on from the Yale Linus Smart Lock news, Yale have also expanded their product range with a variety of smart storage solutions. Basically, everything Yale is known for will eventually become smart. There are two new products for the UK and a Smart Delivery Box for the US. Yale Smart Delivery Box I feel … Read more

Netatmo Smart Door Lock vs Yale Conexis L1 vs Nuki Smart Lock 2.0 vs Danalock V3 – What is the best smart lock for UK euro lock multipoint uPVC doors

Netatmo Smart Door Lock vs Yale Conexis L1 vs Nuki Smart Lock 2.0 vs Danalock V3

Netatmo is the latest company to enter the smart lock market with the innovatively named Smart Door Lock and Keys. While there are a lot of products on the market, the big names such as August are designed for deadlocks only, but in the UK for our uPVC doors, we use multi-point locks with a … Read more

CES: Netatmo Smart Door Lock and Keys Announced – Euro-cylinder smart lock with 2-year battery life

Netatmo Smart Lock and Keys

Netatmo is entering the world of smart locks, which will complement the current smart home security range, including the recently launched indoor smart alarm plus Welcome indoor and Presence outdoor cameras. Smart locks have struggled to take off in the UK, but Netatmo hopes their new system will outperform competing brands. High Security The new … Read more

Nuki Smart Lock 2.0 Review – An excellent smart lock to fit most doors with Alexa and HomeKit support

Smart door locks have been a little slow to take off in the UK. In the US they have had August for years, but that is only compatible with the less secure deadbolt style locks. In the UK, with our multi-point locks, the best solution has been the Yale Conexis L1, which is excellent and … Read more

Amazon Launches Cloud Cam and smart-lock service called Key

Dozens of companies have launched cloud-based security cameras in recent years, and we have covered many of them. So, it is no surprise that Amazon has announced a product of their own. Named the Cloud Cam, this intelligent camera is also being launched alongside a new smart-lock service called Key, similar to the likes of … Read more

Smart lock company August Home Acquired by Traditional Lock Company Yale

This is an interesting but sensible acquisition, one of the leading smart lock companies August Home have been acquired by the lock super brand Yale. In the UK there has been no availability of August smart locks, but Yale has actually released several smart locks of their own, which we have covered. Obviously, they are … Read more

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