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    Ratings Scorecard

    Test Results

    Kick-in as sold

    Kick-in as sold

    Resistance to kick-in as sold is how well the lock survived increasingly forceful impacts using the hardware it comes with.

     /  5
    Kick-in reinforced

    Kick-in reinforced

    Kick-in reinforced is the same test using an aftermarket Box Strike in place of the included strike or, for surface-mount locks, 3-inch screws; models scoring Excellent as sold were not retested.

     /  5
    Drilling

    Drilling

    Drilling shows how well the lock stood up to assaults with a drill.

     /  5
    Picking

    Picking

    Picking shows how well the lock stood up to the lock-picking efforts of our experts.

     /  5
    Ease of remote access

    Ease of remote access

    A measure of the features the lock offers for operating it remotely.

     /  5
    Convenience

    Convenience

    A measure of convenience features, including Auto-Lock, notifications and shareable keys.

     /  5
    Security add-ons

    Security add-ons

    Extra security features the lock comes with like a door sensor, tamper alarm, etc.

     /  5
    Connectivity

    Connectivity

    Ease of setup and connecting locks to various devices.

     /  5

    About

    The Level Lock Gen2 is part of the Door Locks test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Smart Locks models like the Lock Gen2 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

    Kick-in as sold Resistance to kick-in as sold is how well the lock survived increasingly forceful impacts using the hardware it comes with.

    Kick-in reinforced Kick-in reinforced is the same test using an aftermarket Box Strike in place of the included strike or, for surface-mount locks, 3-inch screws; models scoring Excellent as sold were not retested.

    Drilling Drilling shows how well the lock stood up to assaults with a drill.

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