By: City Pup Life
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We talked with a lot of dog walkers and pet owners to come up with our picks for electronic locks. We have seen a lot of these locks and know about some of their problems (you don't want to end up with an unreliable lock if you're on a 10-day pet sit) and other glitches. We've been let down by some of course, there is no perfect option for all needs, so figure out what works best for your home and look into similar products to find the one that works best! Reliability is key 🔑 ;-)
Schlage Z-Wave Lock
This Schlage lock, the Z-Wave, is very popular and has never let us down. It's probably the most popular model actually used by our clients, but it comes in at the higher end of the price range. With the high price you get more features, such as bluetooth functionality, auto locking, built in alarm, and more.
Schlage Camelot Keypad
We love the Schlage Camelot Keypad since it easy to operate and uses minimal battery. It allows you set several codes, so you can manage access pretty easily, but it falls a bit short on some of the more advanced features such as allowing a code that is permanent (long-lasting) but only has restricted access (limited hours). Also, you have to manually turn the deadbolt to lock it, so it doesn't have an auto-lock feature.
Kwickset Electronic Deadbolt
The Kwickset Electronic Deadbolt has a physical keypad and an electronic locking mechanism. To lock it, you just press a single button on the keypad and it engages the deadbolt. You can create multiple codes so you can provide temporary codes to visitors or others who need to access your home. A standard key will get you in if the batteries ever die.