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

A quick Google search for the best smart locks in the UK reveals a lot of poor advice that is not tailored to the UK market. You have plenty of night latch options available, including the Yale Keyless Connected Smart Lock; these are excellent but generally not the primary lock used on our external doors. … 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

Open the door to your world with the new Yale Conexis™ L1 Smart Door Lock

Yale continues to be one of the only companies producing smart locks for the UK market, and they have expanded their product range with the more affordable  Conexis™ L1 smart door lock which is unlocked via your phone, key card or key tag. Unlike the more expensive Keyfree Connected there are no optional integrations such as Z-Wave, … Read more