Forget keypads — this smart lock can unlock your door by scanning your face

Lockly Visage smart lock scans face
(Image credit: Lockly)

Lockly has just unveiled an exciting new lineup of smart home devices at CES 2024. These include the brand's new Matter Link Hub to expand the platform connectivity of its existing smart locks, as well as the Zeno Series Visage smart lock equipped with a new facial recognition feature.

We've tested some of the company's best smart locks like the Lockly Flex Touch and Vision. The new Lockly Visage smart lock improves upon these foundations with built-in Wi-Fi and two sharp 2MP-resolution IR cameras that scan your face as you approach your door. It can store up to 100 face profiles and unlock your door hands-free in under two seconds. Of course, it also has a digital keypad with Lockly's signature PIN Genie scrambling, fingerprint reader, and Apple HomeKey support so you can unlock it with your iPhone or Apple Watch.

From the Lockly app you can remotely manage the device, track activity, and set up motion alerts. While other smart locks shown off at CES like the Tapo DL130 have features like a built-in 2K-resolution security camera, they tread ground Lockly already covered with its Vision smart lock three years back. This accurate facial recognition technology cements Lockly as one of the biggest innovators of the smart lock category. We plan to test the Visage before it releases this summer for $349. 

Lockly Matter link plugged into outlet

(Image credit: Lockly)

With that said, Lockly has struggled with limited connectivity in the past. Its locks haven't played nice with all smart home platforms and excluded Apple's HomeKit entirely. That's where the Matter Link Hub comes in.

Simply plug this device into a wall outlet and it ties the brand's existing smart locks to Matter to work with Alexa, Google Home, HomeKit, SmartThings, and other Matter-certified smart home devices. It will be released sometime later this year for $79.

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Hunter Fenollol
Senior Editor, Smart Home

Hunter Fenollol is a Senior Editor for Tom’s Guide. He specializes in smart home gadgets and appliances. Prior to joining the team, Hunter reviewed computers, wearables, and mixed reality gear for publications that include CNN Underscored, Popular Mechanics, and Laptop Magazine. When he’s not testing out the latest cooking gadgets, you can likely find him playing a round of golf or out with friends feeding his paycheck to a QuickHit slot machine. Hunter started his career as an intern at Tom’s Guide back in 2019 while in college. He graduated from Long Island University Post with a degree in Communications and minor in Advertising. He has been vlogging ever since the iPhone 4 took front-facing cameras mainstream.