Updated August 29, 2019 by Quincy Miller

The 10 Best Deadbolts

video play icon
Best High-End
Best Mid-Range
Best Inexpensive

This wiki has been updated 3 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 recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best deadbolt on Amazon.

10. Schlage Z-Wave Connect

9. Copper Creek Double Cylinder

8. Kwikset Smartcode 913

7. Oaks Smart

6. Kwikset 905

5. Tacklife EKPL1A

4. AmazonBasics Entry

3. Schlage BE365

2. Hornbill Smart

1. Schlage Single Cylinder

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. build.com

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. bestbuy.com

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. u-tec.com

Editor's Notes

August 27, 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.


Quincy Miller
Last updated on August 29, 2019 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.


Thanks for reading the fine print. About the Wiki: We don't accept sponsorships, free goods, samples, promotional products, or other benefits from any of the product brands featured on this page, except in cases where those brands are manufactured by the retailer to which we are linking. For more information on our rankings, please read about us, linked below. The Wiki is a participant in associate programs from Amazon, Walmart, Ebay, Target, and others, and may earn advertising fees when you use our links to these websites. These fees will not increase your purchase price, which will be the same as any direct visitor to the merchant’s website. If you believe that your product should be included in this review, you may contact us, but we cannot guarantee a response, even if you send us flowers.