Wyze Launches a $70 Fingerprint Deadbolt Lock

The Wyze Lock Bolt covers all the basics for a superaffordable price.

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David Priest is an award-winning writer and editor who formerly covered home security for CNET.
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Disclaimer: We aren't recommending that consumers purchase Wyze products at this time. Over the past several years, Wyze has suffered from repeated data leaks and security breaches, including a 2019 user data leak, exposed databases in 2022, and exposed video files that same year. More recently, Wyze has seen both 2023 and 2024 security flaws that let at least 13,000 people see through other Wyze security cams owned by unrelated users.

Currently, Wyze's forum report on the latest breach includes an update from February 19, 2024: "Our engineering team has added a new layer of verification between users and event videos to prevent this from happening again. We've also removed the client library and will not be using caching until we can find a new client library and stress test it for extreme scenarios like we saw on Friday."

This response is a start, but Wyze has repeatedly struggled to reliably update its approach to security and meaningfully communicate with its users. While we have seen security companies bounce back from security problems in the past, we haven't seen this kind of improvement from Wyze yet. So we are not endorsing their products or any services where you need to create a Wyze account with your personal info. 

We'll keep you updated on Wyze's security and privacy if our recommendations change. If you're looking for security brands that have made notable security improvements or have good privacy track records, we can recommend products from Ring, Google's Nest, Blink, and Arlo.

Wyze today launched a new deadbolt lock with fingerprint scanning and an attached keypad for $70. The Wyze Lock Bolt will include personalized codes, use history and automations via the Wyze app.

This isn't Wyze's first connected lock: In 2020, Wyze released its first deadbolt lock for $122 -- though that one didn't have fingerprint scanning, and it used a plug-in gateway to connect to your home's Wi-Fi. This new Lock Bolt is $50 cheaper, but it doesn't connect to Wi-Fi at all, instead using a Bluetooth connection to your phone for setup and maintenance.

Wyze is continuing to expand its already wide array of offerings, such as its recently launched gun safe, all of them unified by impressive affordability. The Lock Bolt is similarly wallet-friendly, hitting an under-$100 price tag in a category that often orbits $200.

But Wyze has also been in the news recently due to a report from security research company Bitdefender. The company alerted Wyze in 2019 of a vulnerability that would allow hackers to access footage from the Wyze Cam v1, and Wyze failed to disclose the vulnerability to users until 2022.

The Wyze Lock Bolt is available for purchase now.