I am quite new to ST and I am still trying to build a list of devices to get. One of the harder ones to choose from is the door lock. The main issue for me is that I have trouble finding any of the “Best door locks” since they are not available in Europe.
I love the Samsung Smart Door Locks but it’s hard to get them as well and from what I saw on the forum, many people have troubles running them smoothly outside of Asia since they are mainly distributed there.
So here comes my question. Can anyone recommend a good (let’s say price is irrelevant) smart lock that will work well with ST.
Is it a mortise lock? If so, you will have fewer choices.
@RBoy is an expert on locks, including in Europe, and can probably give some recommendations.
He offers a library of custom code behind a paywall that supports the advanced features of many lock models. You pay a one time fee and then you get access to all of his code. It is very popular in the community.
He also participates in this forum and gives free advice here. Just be aware that if he suggests any code for a particular model, it may be behind a paywall.
(www.rboyapps.com - Making SmartThings Easy!)
There are many locks available which can meet your requirements including Yale Connexis and IDLock both of which are available in the EU region. Samsung also has some locks they’re mostly for the APAC region.
Check out the first post here, it has a table which compares lock features across brands, but specifically for RFID tags I would highly recommend IDLock 150 as it supports both keypad and RFID tags and works very nicely with SmartThings. With Yale depending on the model it may or may not have a keypad and with some models it or may not report the RFID information to SmartThings.