We have called SimpliSafe the best home security system you can install yourself, and although there is a reported vulnerability that we must now test, I am pretty sure that existing owners will want to know about the company's latest product: The SimpliSafe Smart Lock.
It will arrive on September 15 for $ 99, and is designed to work very closely with the latest SimpliSafe alarm system, to the point that it can automatically lock the door when the alarm is activated, or even stop from closing when the door is open if that door has a contact sensor. That way, you don't accidentally hit a beefy bolt in the frame of your door.
Yes, some rival alarm systems such as Amazon's Ring Alarm and Google's Nest Secure already allow you to arm and disarm alarms when you lock or unlock a compatible smart lock, and SimpliSafe already allows you to make a push to arm. Trick and lock with a smart August lock too.
But SimpliSafe also says its new smart lock is the thinnest on the market with 0.9 inches, compared to 2.3 inches for an August Smart Lock Pro or 1.5 inches for a Nest x Yale, and it comes with an external PIN that can ride anywhere outside your door, so you don't have to choose between keyed and keyless entry. In fact, it will also work with the SimpliSafe keychain and interior keyboard.
However, if you want to unlock the door with an application, SimpliSafe is charging extra extra: you will have to pay $ 25 per month for the company's remote monitoring service. If you are already paying for that, it is no big deal, but it is a strange limitation.
The lock will be available in black on black, white on white or white with a nickel-colored thumb turn when it arrives at the company's website next month, and should also go on sale at Best Buy on the 13th of October.