Smart Locks that Work with SimpliSafe
If you’re looking to get a Smart Lock that’s compatible with the SimpliSafe system, you’re on the right page.
In this post, we featured smart locks that work best with the SimpliSafe system. You’ll also learn about the features of each smart lock, and how to get it paired with the SimpliSafe system.
If that sounds like what you’re looking for, let’s head right into it.
Reliable Smart Locks that Work with SimpliSafe
1. SimpliSafe Smart Lock
Unlike other home security systems (Ring Alarm, Vivint, ADT, etc.), SimpliSafe has its own smart lock (SimpliSafe Smart Lock), and it’s compatible with its security system.
So, if you’re looking to have a smart lock that works with the SimpliSafe system, the SimpliSafe Smart Lock is one of those that ticks all the boxes.
The SimpliSafe Smart Lock supports easy integration with the SimpliSafe home security system. Once you pair the lock to the SimpliSafe system, the system provides real-time monitoring and notifies you when someone locks or unlocks your door.
You can also lock and unlock your door remotely via the SimpliSafe app on your phone/tablet.
More so, the SimpliSafe Smart Lock offers a unique auto-lock feature, which automatically locks your door when you forget to lock it. You can activate this feature by setting a timer for the Smart Lock to activate after your door is left open for a particular period.
The Lock also lets you lock and unlock your door with a PIN, a key fob, or on the SimpliSafe app.
With this Lock, you can quickly detect when someone is trying to break into your home. If anyone enters an incorrect pin 5 times in consecutive order, the system will send you an alert.
Another exciting feature of the SimpliSafe Smart Lock is its compatibility with voice assistants like Google Assistant and Alexa. This lets you control the smart lock hands-free.
2. August Wi-Fi Smart Lock
Here’s another Smart Lock compatible with the SimpliSafe system.
The August Wi-Fi smart lock comes with built-in Wi-Fi, meaning you don’t need a hub to connect it to your SimpliSafe security system.
While this August lock can be operated remotely via the August app, you can also operate it through the SimpliSafe app—once successfully paired with the SimpliSafe system. You can lock and unlock your door, and check your lock status via the SimpliSafe app on your mobile device.
Apart from its compatibility with the SimpliSafe system, the August Wi-Fi smart lock also comes with several features. For instance, you can convert your existing deadbolt to a smart lock—with this lock. How? The lock fits directly into your deadbolt. This way, you can keep your existing deadbolt, and then use the August smart lock to lock and unlock your door.
More so, with the August app, you can offer your friends and family temporary access to your home. To set this feature, you’ll need to send a guest invitation to the phone number registered with their August app.
The August Wi-Fi Smart Lock automatically locks itself if you leave it open for a particular period. Likewise, the Smart Lock can also unlock your door automatically. The Auto-Unlock feature in the August Wi-Fi Smart Lock uses Wi-Fi to determine your location and activates itself as you reach your doorstep.
In addition, you can use voice assistants like Google Assistant and Alexa to lock and unlock your August Smart Wi-Fi Lock.
3. August Smart Lock (2nd Generation)
Another smart lock that supports the SimpliSafe security system is the August Smart Lock 2nd Gen. But unlike the August Wi-Fi Smart Lock, this one doesn’t come with built-in Wi-Fi, so you’ll need a hub (August Wi-Fi Bridge) to connect it to the SimpliSafe system.
More so, this August smart lock model works with voice assistants (Siri, Google Assistant, and Alexa). So, you can integrate it with any of these voice assistants and control it hands-free.
Also, this lock allows users to grant temporary access to their guests by creating virtual keys for them on the August app. A 24-hour activity log on the August app helps the homeowner keep track of who locks and unlocks their door at different times of the day.
Even if you leave your door open, your August Smart Lock will automatically lock itself after a few minutes. Likewise, the Smart Lock will auto-unlock your door when you are close to your home. As you approach your door, your August app searches for your Smart Lock and connects to the Lock through Bluetooth before opening the lock.
4. August Smart Lock Pro
August Smart Lock Pro can be easily connected to the SimpliSafe system via the August Wi-Fi Bridge. The Wi-Fi Bridge links the Smart Lock Pro to your SimpliSafe system using Z-Wave connectivity.
After you connect your August Smart Lock Pro with the SimpliSafe security system, you’ll be able to monitor and control your smart lock from the SimpliSafe app.
The August smart lock pro comes with several features. It automatically locks your door when you leave it open for a few minutes. This smart lock can also unlock itself automatically when it detects that you are near your door.
With the August Smart Lock Pro, you can create virtual keys for your guests to grant them temporary access to your home during their stay.
The lock works perfectly with voice assistants like Apple HomeKit, Google Assistant, and Alexa. This lets you control your smart lock hands-free.
How Does SimpliSafe Work with Smart Locks?
As you probably know, SimpliSafe is a home security system that helps beef up security in your home. The system comprises a doorbell, camera, motion sensors, smart locks, etc.
With your smart lock paired to the SimpliSafe system, you can see who is at your door, check your lock status, and lock and unlock your door via the SimpliSafe app.
However, SimpliSafe doesn’t work with all smart locks out there, so you’ll have to get a compatible lock—see our picks above.
As mentioned above, the SimpliSafe system only works with the SimpliSafe Smart Lock and August smart locks (as of now). So, if you’ve purchased any of the compatible locks, you want to connect them to the SimpliSafe system.
Now let’s look at how to integrate the SimpliSafe Smart Lock and August smart locks with the SimpliSafe security system.
How to Connect SimpliSafe Smart Lock to the SimpliSafe Security System?
Follow the steps below:
- Press Menu on the SimpliSafe Keypad to open the menu screen.
- Next, click on Devices.
- Select Add Device.
- Now, scroll down to the Locks tab and tap on it.
- You’ll see the question “Have you installed the Smart Lock on your door?“. If yes, tap Yes. If not, exit the menu screen and install the Smart Lock on your door before you continue the integration.
- Press the button at the back of your SimpliSafe Lock battery plate.
- Now your Base Station will confirm that a Smart Lock has been added to the system.
- Follow the instructions on your SimpliSafe Keypad to complete the integration.
How to Pair August Smart Lock to the SimpliSafe System?
This section will show you connect your August Lock to the SimpliSafe home security system.
But before we head into the instructions, note that some models of August smart locks require a Hub to connect to the SimpliSafe system.
If you have an August Smart Lock (2nd generation) or August Smart Lock Pro, you’ll need the August Wi-Fi Bridge (hub) to perform the pairing. On the one hand, August Wi-Fi Smart Lock users do not need the August Wi-Fi Bridge, since the lock has built-in Wi-Fi.
That said, here are the steps to follow to connect your August Lock to the SimpliSafe system:
- Log in to your SimpliSafe account using your SS2 or SS3 system.
- Then tap System Settings on the home screen of your SimpliSafe Web App.
- Under System Settings, scroll to Integrations.
- Now, tap Authorize on the Integrations page to log in to your August account. If you can access your August account from the SimpliSafe account, your authorization is successful.
- The system will now ask you to select the location where your August Smart Lock is installed.
- Once you choose the location for your August Smart Lock, the system will display all the locks on your account. The system will also show you the alarm modes for each lock: Away, Home, and Off.
- The next step is to choose an action and mode for each of your locks. For example, you might set your front door to lock in Away mode and unlock in Off mode.
If you follow all these steps correctly, you’ll be able to control your August Smart Lock from the SimpliSafe app. If you have issues integrating your August lock with SimpliSafe, go here for more details.
Currently, the SimpliSafe Smart Lock and August Smart Locks are the only smart locks compatible with the SimpliSafe home security system (see our list above). If other compatible locks become available in the future, we’ll update this post to include them.
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