One of the simplest gadgets to make a home a smart home is an electronic door lock. They are quite easy to install (over/under 12 minutes) and allow for a number of security features that can add functionality to your home. Many are WiFi-enabled that let home owners control the lock remotely with an app or through home controllers like Alexa and Google Nest Hub.
I replace the lock on my front door probably about once a year as I test and review units from various companies. Traditional lock companies like Yale, Schlage, and Kwikset offer several models while new companies have entered the market with unique designs like August, Ultraloq, eufy, and Friday.
I recently installed the Securam Touch Fingerprint Deadbolt Lock on my front door. This unit is distinct as it offers a biometric fingerprint sensor along with a typical numeric keypad. There are multiple unlocking methods including one-touch access fingerprint authentication, code access, and remote control through the Securam app (an additional Smart Hub is required for remote operation).
Here is my take on the Securam lock as heard on “The High-Tech Texan Show” and podcast.