Best HomeKit door locks for the home app on day 2 of Prime Day 2023

One of the best HomeKit door locks is a great way of keeping your home safe. You can remotely unlock and lock your door, make sure that people can get in and out with shareable passwords and codes, and even let people in with Siri. They can even work with other Homekit gadgets, allowing for different automations – you could, for example, turn the lights on in the hallway when the front door is unlocked. Whether you want something you can still open with a key or want something that's completely hands-free, a HomeKit lock can make your home more secure, giving you more peace of mind when you leave the house – or when you're home alone.

There are loads of HomeKit door locks out there, and we've trawled through all of them to find the best ones around. We've got a more detailed section below as well if you want more information about each lock, its strengths, and weaknesses, and whether it would work for you – all easily navigable with quick links. These are the best HomeKit doorlocks.

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Tammy Rogers

HomeKit aficionado

HomeKit is one of the most exciting parts of my job – working out which gadgets, from lights to yes, door locks, is a pleasure. I love Homekit, and how it makes life easier, and most importantly, I like finding out how HomeKit can make your life better through product recommendations.

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Best overall

Best overall: Level Lock+

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Level Lock +

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Level Lock+

Reasons to buy

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Unlocks with just a tap of a phone
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Support for custom NFC cards
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Retains a key lock

Reasons to avoid

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Expensive

The Level Lock+ is a super unassuming, slickly designed lock that will blend into any door, and add smarts to your security setup. It'll take a little work to get installed, but once it's in, it looks and works brilliantly.

Reviews around the web highlight its design as a strong point, and support for Home Key within HomeKit is always a bonus as well. You can set up custom cards that you can give to people so that they can get in, and then give those cards time limits so that they only work for a short period, thus avoiding the risk of unwanted entries.

You can also use the app, the Home App, or even a physical key if the internal battery goes. It is everything for all people.

Best keypad

Best keypad: Schlage Encode Plus Smart WiFi Deadbolt

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Schlage Encode Plus Smart WiFi Deadbolt

Reasons to buy

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Great keypad
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Home Key support
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Includes key lock

Reasons to avoid

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Expensive

This expensive option includes not only keyless entry with Home Key in HomeKit, but also lets you unlock your door with a keypad that sits on the front of the lock. Temporary codes can even be handed out to people that are visiting, so that you don't have to give them the main code for the door, and compromise your security.

It attached to a deadbolt, so it's easy to install and fit. Once on, just hook it up to Home Kit, and the rest is done through the Home App. From there, you can set up codes and devices that will open the door for you. Reviews like the Home Key support and the keypad, although it can be tricky to see the numbers in certain light.

Best for renters

Best for renters: Level Bolt Smart Lock

Level Lock Deadbolt Plate

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Reasons to buy

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Easy installation
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Truly invisible design
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Supports HomeKit

Reasons to avoid

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Expensive
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Level app lacking
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Doesn't support Alexa or Google Assistant

The Level Bolt lock is an option that can blend perfectly into your door, replacing the internals of the door lock. This is perfect for renters – you'll be able to pull it out when you leave the property, and not anger a landlord by replacing the lock on your door.

In our review, we loved out simple it was to operate and install, as well as it's truly invisible design. HomeKit support is of course a must, and it works really well in this lock to boot. The App could use some work, but otherwise this is an excellent option for those that want a lock that blends in with their door.

Best for keyless entry

Best for keyless entry: Yale Assure Lock 2

Yale Assure Lock 2

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Yale Assure Lock 2

Reasons to buy

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Looks great
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Good app
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lots of unlock options

Reasons to avoid

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Poor battery life on WiFi

The Yale Assure Lock 2 is a very solid smart lock that is very well reviewed across the internet. Reviewers like the ease of use, with particular attention given to the very solid app that Yale pairs the lock with. There's also the obligatory HomeKit support, as well as keyed options for if you run out of phone battery, or the battery in the lock itself dies. As with other locks of this type, you can easily create key codes and other options to let people in.

There is a WiFi connected version, although reviews online point out that this version of the lock has lower battery life that the standard version. It's also a very expensive option, and while you get a great lock for the money, its still got a high entry fee. The Bluetooth only version is around $100 less expensive, so if you're not bothered by the extra internet smarts that the WiFi connection brings, then that's a good way to save some money.

Best for existing hardware

Best for existing hardware: August Wi-Fi Smart Lock (4th Gen)

August Wi-Fi Smart Lock

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August Wi-Fi Smart Lock (4th Gen)

Reasons to buy

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Fits with existing locks
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Small and compact
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Knows when the door is open or closed

Reasons to avoid

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Auto locking and unlocking can be a little tricky

The August Smart Lock is an excellent lock, with a very cool look. It slips over existing hardware as well, which makes fitting and installing the lock an absolute breeze, as well as making it easier to de-install if you need to when you leave. It's not a cheap option, but it will last a good long time, and work seamlessly with HomeKit too.

It connects to HomeKit with Bluetooth, and once connected, works with the smart home standard to make unlocking your door super easy. Reviews like how easy it is to install and use, although the autolocking and unlocking can be a little touch and go.

Best design

Best design: Yale Assure Lever

Yale assure handle

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Yale Assure Lever

Reasons to buy

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Great handle
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Good app
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Looks good

Reasons to avoid

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Expensive

The Yale Assure Handle is an expensive smart lock that can be tricky to fit, but the features on board make it more than worth it. For one, the handle on the front is a great way to open the door, and the keypad that illuminates itself is great for helping you see it in the dark. There's also a key hole on the handle if the battery dies.

Reviews like the app and the look of the lock, although they also found it hard to fit and remarked that the price for the connected version is very high. Beyond those two problems, however, the lock is a super solid option if you want a handle.

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How do I choose the best Smart lock for me?

You can wave those keys goodbye with the best HomeKit door lock. All of these work with the Apple Home App on your iPhone or iPad, and you can even use your Apple Watch to open your front door with some of them. They're super easy to install, too, and you'll be ready to open your front door with Siri in minutes. All can be controlled in the same way you control the best HomeKit lightswitches, from the Home App or through Siri.

Our favorite door lock is the Level Lock+. We love its clean, unassuming design, and support for the latest HomeKit feature, Home Key. Home Key puts the keys to your home in the Wallet App for your iPhone and Apple Watch, so you'll always have a way you open the door. Wanna know what's even cooler? The feature also works when your iPhone's battery is depleted thanks to battery reserve mode.

Want to go completely keyless and phoneless? Then go for the Schlage Encode Plus. You can get it in two distinct designs and finishes, and it sports an on-device touch-based keypad to go with Home Key support. The keypad lets you leave home without your keys or your iPhone, and you can share temporary codes with friends and family who might be visiting.

What doorlocks work with HomeKit?

The ones in the list here are all HomeKit compatible, so that's a really good starting point. After that, things get a little murkier. Not all smart locks are made equal, and some don't support the HomeKit standard. Make sure you're looking for the standard on the product page of the lock you're looking at.

How do smart doorlocks work?

In the case of HomeKit, they connect to your home network, and work with the Home App on your iPhone or iPad. From there, you can unlock the door remotely, program scenes so that the door locks if other parameters are completed, amongst other things. In case that the lock doesn't work, there are always conitgencies like physical keys or keypads.

Tammy Rogers
Buying Guides and Deals Writer

As the Buying Guides and Deals writer for iMore, Tammy puts over a decade of experience in finding the best prices of Apple products to work, helping you save money on the equipment that you want. An audiophile at heart, she loves all things audio and visual, but you’ll also find her drooling over the latest Macs and MacBooks. With a Masters in screenwriting, Tammy likes to spend her free time writing feature-length and TV screenplays or driving digital cars around virtual circuits, to varying degrees of success. Just don't ask her about AirPods Max - you probably won't like her answer.