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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Why smart locks make me uncomfortable

My goal was to choose a lock for the CNET Smart Home. We've been making our living lab in Kentucky smarter piece by piece for awhile now, and recently, we've centralized our efforts around the Amazon Echo -- a WiFi-enabled speaker that responds to voice commands -- with the hope of making many connected pieces work together.

But our search for the right connected deadbolt fell short. Here's why:

Reason No. 1: There isn't a standout

You can find plenty of good smart locks out there. We've given positive reviews to models from August, Schlage and Yale.

Read more: http://www.cnet.com/news/when-convenience-trumps-security-why-smart-locks-in-the-cnet-smart-home-make-me-uncomfortable/

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