If you aren\u2019t quite sure about smart locks, or smart technology in general, it\u2019s best to ease yourself in with a thermostat or lock for your front door. Rather than stick to one kind of lock, the best smart lock to make the leap is the Ultraloq UL3 BT. It\u2019s offering 5 locking options, so you\u2019ll always get to choose one that\u2019s more comfortable.\r\n\r\nWhy We Like It - Utraloq UL3 BT review\r\nLike the valuepack of smart locks, it has 5 different ways to lock and unlock your door, from a fingerprint scanner, right down to a simple key. Ideal for individuals unsure about smart technology.\r\n\r\nPerformance\r\nWhat we loved the most about the Ultraloq UL3 BT\u2014besides its performance\u2014was its range of locking options. It handles 5: keypad, fingerprint, app, mechanical key, or by rattling your smartphone. If your hands are full, you can knock on your phone\u2019s screen to unlock the door. No matter which option we chose, the keyless entry was quick to recognize its master.\r\n\r\nWe did notice it took a second to read fingerprints during colder weather. Thankfully, alternative options are available. Lastly, the door will unlock should the batteries fail. To avoid spending tons of money on batteries, use rechargeable ones and switch them out every 8 months. The August Smart Lock Pro, for example, will notify you of a low battery.\r\nDesign\r\nThe design of the Ultraloq UL3 BT Bluetooth Enabled Fingerprint Scanner and Touchscreen Smart Lock is simple, fitting within a dimension of 7.00 x 6.30 x 2.70 inches. The touchscreen keypad is along the top, just above the finger print reader. There\u2019s a keyhole for backup, which the Yale Assure Lock SL lacks entirely. And since it comes with a satin nickel finish, it\u2019ll match just about any front door style.\r\nValue\r\nThere are dozens of smart locks that incorporate one or two additional locking and unlocking mechanisms, like the Kwikset 909 Smartcode Electronic Deadbolt, but few use 5 different options. This makes it valuable to not only tech savvy individuals, but also people with an aversion to smart home technology. This is especially true with how easy it is to get everything settled through Ultraloq\u2019s proprietary app. Aside from performance, the Ultraloq UL3 BT gets our seal of approval, and has excellent value.\r\nUtraloq UL3 BT review Wrap Up\r\nBy using rechargeable batteries and its alternative locking options during the winter, the Ultraloq UL3 BT\u2019s shortcomings can be avoided. After all, it has 5 ways to lock and unlock your door. Its application is responsive, functional, and resourceful. And best of all, you get everything for a really great price.