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Smart Home Lock Comparison

This page is a work in progress. As I test more locks, they will be added here. Thank you for your patience.

Make/Model  Protocol Install Complexity Proximity Unlock Motor Noise Power-fail Backup Hub Command Reliability Lock Status Report Reliability User Report to Hub Reliability
Alfred / DB1-C-BL Bluetooth Z-Wave High USB
Schlage  / BE468 & BE469 Z-Wave Med No High Key See Notes See Notes See Notes
Schlage  / BE468 & BE469  Zigbee Med No High Key High Med Low
 Yale / YRD156  Z-Wave Low No Low 9v High High High
Yale / YRD256 Z-Wave Low No Low 9v High Med-High High

 

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Sylvania Lightify 65W LED Smart Home 2700-6500K Color/White Light Bulb

  • LED bulb compatible with Hubitat, Vera, SmartThings, the Wink App, and Amazon Echo (requires Hubitat Elevation, SmartThings or Wink HUB)
  • LED recessed lighting tunable between soft white and daylight white
  • 2700 6500 Kelvin, dimmable at each color temperature
  • Smart lighting controlled by smartphone or tablet. Requires ZigBee certified gateway, like Osram Lightify Gateway (sold separately), or a Zigbee compatible smart home hub.
  • Energy saving recessed LED light replacement for incandescent 65 watt light bulb with a long 20,000 hour life

Pair the Schlage Connect Smart Deadbolt with Hubitat Elevation

Connect the Schlage Z-Wave Connect Deadbolt with Hubitat Elevation Smart Home Hub Full instructions for factory reset, Z-Wave Exclusion & Inclusion, solving common problems and using the Hubitat Lock Code Manager

Works with Deadbolts models (BE468, BE469) and possibly other locks from the Schlage Connect Z-Wave lock series You will also find tips for troubleshooting poor performing locks.

Schlage Z-Wave Connect Camelot Touchscreen Deadbolt

  • Pair with a z-wave smart home or security system like samsung smartthings or ring alarm to lock and unlock from anywhere
  • Hands-free voice control requires z-wave smart home system and compatible voice assistant – alexa device (sold separately)
  • Easy to install with just a screwdriver; unique snap ‘n stay technology snaps the deadbolt onto the door so both hands are free during installation
  • Use the finger print resistant touchscreen to share up to 30 access codes instead of keeping track of spare keys
  • Built-in alarm senses potential door attacks

Aeotec Z-Wave Range Extender 6 with Beaming Technology

A must have when pairing Z-Wave locks with the Hubitat Elevation Hub.

  • Z-Wave Plus wireless signal repeater and range extender. Compatible with Z-Wave and Z-Wave Plus.
  • Amplifies and repeats weak signals boosting the range and reliability of weak Z-Wave devices.
  • Plug in to 110 volt wall socket. Small design so it does not block other outlets
  • Compatible with all Z-Wave gateways including Hubitat, Control4, Fibaro, SmartThings, Vera and more.

ecobee SmartThermostat with Voice Control

  • REDESIGNED AND REENGINEERED: With a crisp glass finish, vivid touch display, powerful quad-core processor, dual-band Wi-Fi, and far-field voice, it’s a smart thermostat like no other.

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