The Schlage Connect Touchscreen Deadbolt, one of our top keyless door lock picks, is similar to the Schlage Sense but with one big difference: where the Sense connects to your phone over Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, the Connect uses Z-Wave to link to other home automation products. As such, the Schlage Connect integrates with many home automation platforms and alarm systems, including Amazon Alexa, Samsung SmartThings, Iris, and Wink.
The Connect does not have its own app, but once it’s connected to a Z-Wave hub in your home, you can control the lock through the hub’s app. While you can program the lock and add access codes without a smartphone, it is difficult to do, so we recommend this lock if you can integrate it with your other Z-Wave smart home appliances.
Like the Schlage Sense, the Schlage Connect comes with a Grade 1 deadbolt replacement, the highest rating a lock can receive. It also has a built-in alarm with three sensitivity settings: a quiet beep for regular activity, a loud alarm for tampering, and a siren for forced entry. The touchscreen keypad is also fingerprint resistant, so no one will be able to tell which numbers you press most often.
Overall, the Schlage Connect is an incredibly secure lock and the right one for anyone building a smart home without Apple HomeKit. Check out our article here to see how the Schlage Connect stacks up against other digital door locks.