The 10 Best Deadbolts

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This wiki has been updated 15 times since it was first published in August of 2019. If it's time to improve security around the house, one of these deadbolts can help do the trick. Tough and rugged, they can deter thieves while providing you and your family with peace of mind. We've included regular, key-only models as well as some cutting-edge, smart locks that can be operated using your phone, so you can find the perfect one for your needs. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Schlage Single Cylinder

2. Hornbill Smart

3. Schlage BE365

Editor's Notes

August 23, 2019:

Installing a fancy smart lock may be tempting, but be sure you know what you're getting into before you do it. Some of them require a little more know-how to install, so you may need to hire a professional. Also, while they have some amazing remote features, those features are only as good as your Wi-Fi, so you may need to look into boosting your signal before you drop any money on a smart lock.

That's why our top selection is an old-fashioned model. Chances are only the most dedicated tech geeks will need an electronic lock, and the average homeowner will prefer the simplicity of a regular mechanical model, especially during the installation process.

The Schlage BE365 offers a little bit of a compromise between the two worlds, as it has a numerical pad that enables keyless entry, yet it's short of being a fully-electronic model. This may be a good way to dip your toe into the water before you go through the time and expense of switching to smart locks.

Special Honors

Baldwin Evolved Contemporary This smart option allows you to create an unlimited number of e-keys, making it a good choice for rental properties or houses with forgetful kids. The handle is reversible, allowing you to install it on right- or left-handed doors.

Lockly Secure Plus You can unlock this model with just your fingerprint, giving you both incredible convenience and security. The digital keypad displays its numbers in a unique configuration every time, so you don't have to worry about someone peeking over your shoulder to try to deduce your pattern.

Ultraloq U-Bolt Pro There's no shortage of methods to let yourself in with this lock. It can be opened in six ways, such as using the app, shaking your phone in front of it, or simply using a mechanical key. It even allows you to add random digits to your code if you fear someone is spying on you while you enter it.

4. AmazonBasics Entry

5. Tacklife EKPL1A

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6. Kwikset 905

7. Oaks Smart

8. Kwikset Smartcode 913

9. Copper Creek Double Cylinder

10. Schlage Z-Wave Connect

Quincy Miller
Last updated by Quincy Miller

After getting his bachelor’s from the University of Texas, Quincy Miller moved out to Los Angeles, where he soon found work as a copywriter and researcher, specializing in health and wellness topics for a major online media brand. Quincy is also knowledgeable about home improvement, as he’s had extensive experience with everything from insulation to power tools to emergency room trips, sometimes in that order. Sharing a home with three dogs and a couple of cats has forced Quincy to learn as much as he can about pet supplies, animal nutrition and, most importantly, the best ways to tackle the mountains of fur that accumulate in every corner of your home.

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