Suggestions for a smart Lock that is smartthings compatible, but also accepts fobs

As the title says, I’m looking for a smart Lock that will integrate with my smart things setup, but can also use keyfobs. Anything like this exist?

Which country are you in? The device selections do vary somewhat.

Also, which model of the smartthings hub do you have?

I am in the US. 3rd gen hub.

Having bought 10 locks (all deadbolts) in the last few years, I will share my opinion. One of the things that I like about Smartthings is that you can use your phone for presence in lieu of a fob. With respect to locks, I like the build quality of Schlage deadbolts over Kwiksets. That being said, I did switch to Kwikset because they offer the locks with Zigbee protocol which tend to be less problematic. If you intend to install locks on every door, I recommend going with Zigbee. If you only intend to have one or two locks the Zwave Schlages will probably be okay. The Schlages are also easier to change the batteries on.

Schlage offers a zigbee model. As does Yale.

It’s even on the official “works with SmartThings“ list:

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Wow, that is good news. The Shlage Zigbee’s must have become available fairly recently. If I were buying locks now that is the way I would go for sure. I have no experience with the Yale locks.

The zigbee 3.0 models are recent, but the previous ZHA model predates SmartThings altogether.

Most of the big lock manufacturers make a zwave and a zigbee version because the zigbee is commonly used in professional installs for commercial buildings, while the zwave have been more popular for DIY residential since you don’t have to worry about Wi-Fi interference. I’m not sure why you missed them when you were looking previously, but at least you know they are available now. If you were just looking at places like Amazon or Home Depot a couple of years ago you might not have seen the zigbee versions, but now they are more common even in those channels because of the echo plus possibilities.


Yale Conexis L1 - works with ST via Z-Wave and accepts RFID fobs

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