Easy to Understand guide on installing Smart Lock

Installing a smart lock is a fantastic way to improve your home or office security and more convenient. When you have a smart lock, you can lock and unlock the door using a smartphone, by speaking out loud, or even by using the fingerprint. This is super handy, especially when your hands are full or if you’re returning home late at night.

How to Install a Smart Lock

The smart lock installation process is relatively simple, and most smart locks come with detailed instructions. However, there are a few important things you should know before you start the smart lock installation process.

Steps of How to Install a Smart Lock

Installing a smart lock is a very simple but little bit technical procedure. Here’s a simplified guide to help you through the process:


Before the installation process, let’s get all the necessary tools and components:

  • Smart lock (included accessories)
  • Screwdriver
  • Smartphone or tablet with the relevant smart lock app installed (e.g., Eufy Security and Google Home apps)
  • Network login information

    Note: These specific steps are depending on the smart lock model and the devices you’re using.

    Step 1: Charge the Battery

    The first step in installing a smart lock is charging the smart lock’s battery. You’ll need to remove the battery from the lock and charge it using the provided USB cable.

    Charge The Battery

    Step 2: Removing the Existing Lock

    The second step in the process is to remove the existing lock. Here’s what you’ll need to do:

    • Apply painter’s tape over the key mechanism
    • Remove the thumb turn
    • Remove the key mechanism
    • Remove the deadbolt

    Step 3: Installing the Smart Lock

    With the old lock removed, it’s time to install the smart lock. Follow these steps:

    • Take the deadbolt and slide it into the door, making sure that the word “top” is facing upward.
    • Use the screws provided to secure the deadbolt to the doorframe.
    • If needed, install the included strike plate.
    • Slide the outside unit of the smart lock into place, and make sure to route the cable under the deadbolt. To secure the outside unit in place use painter’s tape.
    • Align the mounting plate and pass the cable through the hole.
    • Attach the mounting plate to the doorframe, making sure that the screws go through the deadbolt and the mounting plate.
    • Remove the battery cover, connect the cable, and align the tailpiece with the key cylinder.
    • Attach the interior assembly to the mounting plate. Check that it moves smoothly by using the thumb turn.
    • Install the plug to cover the bottom screw hole, and insert the fully charged battery.

    Congratulations! The difficult part is now done, and the smart lock is officially installed.

    Step 4: Configuring the Smart Lock

    In this guide we use eufy security app for configuring the smart lock:

    • Open the “eufy Security app” on your smartphone.
    • Tap on “Add Device” in the app.
    • From the options, select “Smart Lock Touch and Wi-Fi“.
    • Now give the permission to the app to access the device’s camera.
    • Scan “QR code”.
    • Press and hold the “setup button” on the smart lock until you hear a beep.
    • When prompted “Confirm” that you heard the voice prompt and proceed.
    • The app might request access to your device’s GPS. Grant, it accesses.
    Configuring the Smart Lock

    You’ve successfully configured your smart lock using the Eufy Security app.