Entry Door Smart Tech

Smart deadbolts and video doorbells are two of the best ways to keep an eye on your house. Installing smart tech on your front entry door is relatively easy. Connected technology allows you to monitor your children, package deliveries (and thieves), and visitors even when you’re at work or at an exotic resort.

Make your front door smarter with these smart deadbolts and video doorbells.

Smart Tech: Doorbells

Ring Video Doorbell Pro

Compatibility: Amazon Echo, Google Home, IFTTT

Field of View: 160 degrees

Motion Detection: Yes

Video Resolution: 1080p

Price: $240 on Amazon; $3/monthly subscription fee per camera.

The Ring Video Doorbell Pro features 1080p video, custom motion zones, and pre-buffering to capture what was going on before the triggered event. It also integrates with Amazon Echo and Google Home as well as a several other smart devices via IFTTT. Uses three infrared LEDs to provide up to 30 feet of night vision. Comes with four interchangeable faceplates (black, bronze, nickel, and white) for customization.

SkyBell Video Doorbell

Compatibility: Amazon Echo and Google Home

Field of View: 180 degrees

Motion Detection: Yes

Video Resolution: 1080p

Price: $165 on Amazon; $0/monthly subscription fee.

Feature-rich, the SkyBell HD Video Doorbell is easy to install, delivers sharp 1080p video and offers free cloud storage at an affordable price. It also integrates with Amazon Echo and Google Home. Additionally, the SkyBell HD uses multi-color LEDs to provide full color night vision video, and captures several seconds of footage prior to a triggered event. Comes in a brushed silver or bronze finish.

Smart Tech: Deadbolts

August Smart Lock Pro

Alarm: No

Compatibility: Amazon Echo, Google Home, Apple HomeKit

Connectivity: Bluetooth

Number Pad: Optional

Price: $230 on Amazon

Go keyless with the August Smart Lock Pro. Features include automatic unlock and remote monitoring. It is easy to install and can be controlled remotely or with Alexa, Google Assistant, or Siri voice commands (requires a hub). Can also be integrated to work with other smart home gadgets, such as lights, thermostats, and garage dooropeners. Comes in your choice of silver or dark gray.

Schlage Connect Touchscreen Deadbolt

Alarm: Yes

Compatibility: Amazon Echo (hub required)

Connectivity: Z-Wave

Number Pad: Yes

Price: $180 on Amazon

Another option for going keyless, the Schlage Connect features a sleek, modern touchscreen as well as remote capabilities. It is also equipped with a keyed cylinder for backup purposes. An audible built-in alarm notifies you if anyone attempts to tamper with it. The lock is available in a variety of finishes, including satin nickel, satin chrome, bright chrome, and aged bronze. Installation is straightforward.