Three keypad locks that let you ditch your keys

Don’t lock yourself out of your house again.

Keypad locks let you open your door using a code rather than a key. It’s a convenient option for people who often misplace their keys, but also handy for Airbnb hosts, dog owners who need to grant walkers access, or home owners who want to let their friends crash at their place when they’re out of town. Here are three popular keypad locks to consider.

Kwikset Powerbolt 2 Door Lock

Kwikset Powerbolt 2 Door Lock

A cheap and effective keyless lock.Amazon

The Kwikset Powerbolt 2 auto-locks after 30 seconds, and is fairly easy to install. You can program up to six user codes for entry and a “one-time user” code for people you want to let into your home exactly once. It comes with a lifetime mechanical and finish warranty and a one-year electronics warranty, but at this price point, you have to buy your own AA batteries.

Alfred DB2-B Smart Door Lock Deadbolt Touchscreen Keypad

Alfred DB2-B Smart Door Lock Deadbolt Touchscreen Keypad

Unlocks when you approach the door with your smartphone. Amazon

Replace your existing deadbolt lock this motorized smart deadbolt, which connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth. The door unlocks when you approach. You can even set up 20 unique pins so you know when others are going in and out. This device can be charged via a microUSB plug. It comes in three finishes—Black, Chrome, and Gold.

Yale Security Touchscreen Smart Lock

Yale Security Touchscreen Smart Lock

A sleeker keypad lock that senses your arrival with your phone.Amazon

For a higher price, this Yale keypad lock features a sleek design and gratifying mechanical noises that accompany entering your code successfully. It pairs with Alexa, Google assistant, and Siri, and even has a feature that senses your arrival (via your phone) and unlocks the door automatically for you. From the app, you can be notified to see who comes and goes, which makes it great for families.