Need a Mortise Smart Lock? This list will save you time

The most popular smart locks are for standard deadbolt locks where the latch is separate from the deadbolt. There is no shortage of those types of smart locks (here’s my list).

But, if you’re looking for a mortise smart lock, your options are seriously limited. I spent some hours researching. It was a struggle, but I managed to come up with a few potential options.

Before You Buy

There are two basic approaches to getting a smart mortise lock on your door:

  1. You can remove your existing mortise lock and replace it with an entirely new smart mortise lock. This can be quite expensive, and if you have to modify the size of the mortise, installing the lock can be a significant challenge.
  2. You can try to retrofit your existing mortise lock with a smart device. The SwitchBot lock falls into this category. It attaches over the latch mechanism and rotates the latch to lock and unlock. In some cases, this can work if you have a single rotating latch that locks and unlocks the door. However, It is not a very elegant solution (my nice way of saying it’s ugly).

In the US, most of the smart mortise locks from established brands (Yale, Schlage, Lockly) are sold as commercial products. For this reason, they are really expensive, and you won’t find them for sale at retail stores.

I have found multiple smart mortise locks available at way cheaper prices by shopping at AliExpress. But, shopping there can be a bit of a gamble. If you’re looking for any sort of reliable customer service, you will almost always be disappointed.

Conversely, there is a store based in the US called They sell many products similar to those listed on AliExpress. You will pay slightly more, but you will also get excellent customer service. They can help you make sure you get the correct lock for your door, they provide detailed installation instructions, and will even line up a locksmith to install it if needed.

NOTE: I don’t have a door with a mortise lock, so I personally have not used any of these locks. Therefore I can’t personally vouch for any of them. However, I have personally spoken with the people in charge at, and came away convinced that they will make a serious effort to make sure buying from them is a satisfying experience. In the near future, I intend to test some of their products so I can do a proper review. Until then, at the very least, my hope is that by listing what’s available, I can save you hours of aggravating research.

Complete Smart Mortise Locks

Smart Door Lock – The Connected Shop

The Smart Door Lock can be ordered in 8 different sizes so that you can be sure at least one of the sizes will fit the mortise on your door. If you have an existing mortise lock body, you can also order this lock with “no mortise”. In that case, you keep your existing lock, but remove the front and back plates and replace them with the new Smart Door Lock panels.

You can unlock the lock with PIN, fingerprint, app, or keycard. It can store up to 100 fingerprints and using the app, you can assign an unlimited number of PINs. Each PIN can be programmed to work indefinitely or for a set period of time.

If you have any questions about what size to get, or if your door will work, don’t hesitate to contact the people at

Once you order your lock, you will be given a link to detailed installation instructions. Again, if you get stuck, don’t freak out. Instead, give them a call and their trained staff will help walk you through the installation process. Believe it or not, they have people that will answer the phone to help you.

Check Price | Smart Door Lock – The Connected Shop (Use Code UPERBL01 for 5% off)

Aqara A100 Zigbee Smart Mortise Lock

This lock is equipped with both Bluetooth and Zigbee. It also works with Apple HomeKit via the Bluetooth signal. You can integrate the Aqara A100 into your smart home using a Zigbee hub.

There’s 4 potentially very convenient options to unlock the lock including fingerprint, PIN, NFC card, and Apple HomeKey. In addition, you could also use the less convenient methods of app unlock via Bluetooth or a physical key.

Aqara is a well-known brand within the smart home community. Therefore, you can be significantly more comfortable purchasing from their store on Aliexpress than most other vendors.

NOTE: Aqara makes 3 similar versions of this lock A100, A100 Pro, and A100 Pro Zigbee. The A100 Pro Zigbee is made for us international customers and is definitely the one you want.

Check Price | Aqara A100 Zigbee


The Yale mortise lock is Z-Wave Plus certified. Those of you that know home automation know that Z-Wave support means it can easily be integrated into your smart home using the Z-Wave protocol. From a home automation standpoint, that makes the Yale better than most on this list.

That may not seem very exciting to you, but if you spent as much time searching for a true mortise smart lock as I did, you would understand my excitement when I finally found one that could be easily integrated into the smart home.

So even though the Yale lock is perfectly at home in a commercial installation, it will be perfectly at home in your smart home, too (if you can stomach the price).

Learn More | Yale Nextouch AUR-NTM-62

igloohome Mortise 2+ (IGM4)

Igloohome Keyless Entry Smart Mortise 2 plus - Instant Remote Access via Bluetooth/Code/App/Key and Finger Print, No WiFi Required (One Year Warranty) (CHECK THE DOOR COMPATIBILITY BEFORE YOU BUY).

The igloohome Mortise 2+ looks like a somewhat practical smart mortise lock for residential use, but lacks any proper integration with other smart home devices or security systems. Additionally, it’s somewhat hard to find here in the US, frequently being out of stock on Amazon.

NOTE: igloohome is a Singapore based company and the lock is made in Korea (WHAT!? Not made in China!??).

You can unlock the lock using a PIN, fingerprint, RFID, or by using the igloohome app via a Bluetooth connection.

The lock communicates using Bluetooth, which is quite common among popular smart locks. However, most other smart lock companies also have a WiFi bridge which connects the lock to the outside world for remote access and smart home integration. Unfortunately, igloohome does not offer a WiFi bridge, which means there is essentially zero integration with the rest of your smart home.

Additionally, the only way to access the lock wirelessly is when you are within Bluetooth range. However, you can still generate access PINs without being within Bluetooth range.

Although the igloohome doesn’t have full smart home integration, it does have lots of really nice features:

  • One of the coolest features of the igloohome lock is for people that have airBnB properties. You can sync the lock to your airBnB account and timed access codes will automatically be generated and sent to your visitors.
  • If the batteries die, a 9v battery can be used to briefly power the lock and gain entry.
  • The lock can sense when the door is closed and re-lock upon closing.
  • Includes a temperature sensor that monitors for unusually high temperatures that may indicate a fire. If a fire is sensed, it will automatically unlock.

The igloohome lock requires a door thickness of 40mm-70mm and >190mm clearance from the door edge.

Check Price | igloohome Smart Mortise 2+ Lock

Schlage LE Wireless Mortise Lock

The Schlage LE wireless mortise lock is built for commercial use. Therefore, it won’t be sold in regular retail stores, and it won’t be sold at residential prices.

It comes with built-in Bluetooth and WiFi and can be configured from anywhere (using WiFi).

Schlage’s wireless management software is called Engage (not to be confused with Schlage Encode) for commercial locks. The software lets you set schedules and manage up to 5000 users and 100 locks.

It also has a door position sensor built into the lock and strike-plate, which allows you to monitor door open/close events.

However, it’s not meant to act like a regular residential smart lock. You can’t use the WiFi to connect your Alexa or other smart home hubs.

Learn More | Schlage LE Wireless Mortise Lock

Lockly Secure Lux

Lockly has a series of smart locks for both commercial and residential applications.

The Lockly Secure Lux is one of two (see below for the other one) that will work for a mortise lock. It is designed for a commercial installation. However, other than the price, I don’t see any reason why it wouldn’t work for a residential installation, too.

By itself it is a Bluetooth connected lock. In addition, it can be purchased with a Wi-Fi hub. The Wi-Fi hub package also comes with a door open/close sensor for more detailed monitoring.

It can be opened with the app, a fingerprint (oohh, fancy!), or a PIN.

The Lockly locks have a unique PIN code system that eliminates someone peeking from being able to guess your code (see the circles of numbers in the above image).

Learn More | Lockly Secure Lux PGD829

Accurate Mortise Lock SM9159E

Last but not least is the Accurate SmartEntry SM9159E Smart Mortise Lock. This lock is made for commercial or high-end residential installations.

It has both Bluetooth and WiFi connection and is controlled with their own SmartEntry app. It integrates with both Alexa and Google Home (and others apparently but I don’t know which).

The Accurate lock can be installed either hard-wired or battery powered. Either way, there are no visible electronics.

The price is obscene, so check it out if you dare.

Honestly, I only included this lock for fun. I don’t actually expect anyone to pay thousands of dollars for a single smart lock. My guess is if you have the money to throw down on this lock, you’re probably not reading this because you’re too busy stacking $100 bills. But, if you are actually interested in this lock, it’s probably best to find a distributor and call them.

Learn More | Accurate Mortise Lock SM9159E

Smart Retrofit for Mortise Locks

A potential simple and low-cost option is to retrofit a “smart latch turner” like the SwitchBot smart lock (below) to your existing mortise lock. However, this is very much a “hack” job.

I’ve read multiple accounts of people attempting the retrofit approach with varying degrees of success. Unfortunately, many mortise locks cannot be fully unlocked by simply turning the deadbolt latch. If that is how your lock works, then the retrofit option becomes significantly more complex. In order to use the retrofit approach with a lock like that, it would require some modification to the locking mechanism. This thread on Reddit explains in more detail.

SwitchBot Smart Lock

SwitchBot Wi-Fi Smart Lock with Wireless Keypad, Keyless Entry Door Lock for Front Door, Electronic Smart Deadbolt, Remote Control, Fits Your Existing Deadbolt in Minutes, IP65 Waterproof

The SwitchBot lock may work on some mortise locks. But to be clear, it will only work for mortise locks that have a single rotating latch as the locking mechanism. As I said above, you need to be able to fully unlock the lock by simply turning the deadbolt latch.

The SwitchBot lock is an ultra-versatile retrofit smart lock. It’s similar to the popular August Smart lock. However, what sets the SwitchBot apart is how it attaches to the existing lock.

The August, and others like it, require you to remove the inside cover plate of the deadbolt and replace it with the new smart lock’s hardware. This would not work for a mortise lock because the inside cover plate is much larger and covers both the handle and the latch.

On the other hand, the SwitchBot lock fits over the existing latch hardware. You don’t have to remove anything. You just stick it in place with the included adhesive.

SwitchBot Wi-Fi Smart Lock with Wireless Keypad, Keyless Entry Door Lock for Front Door, Electronic Smart Deadbolt, Remote Control, Fits Your Existing Deadbolt in Minutes, IP65 Waterproof

Essentially, it’s a smart latch turner.

You get the best value by purchasing a bundle that includes the lock, the Hub Mini (required for WiFi connection), and the keypad.

Check Price | SwitchBot Smart Lock Bundle


Final Thoughts

I spent an unusually long time trying to compile this list of mortise smart locks. And, finding them was only half the battle. Information about them is fairly limited, too.

Related: I also found some smart locks for sliding doors

So even though this list falls short of my usual level of detail, I hope the list itself is enough to save you some time and help you find what you need.

If you have used any of these locks, I’d love to hear about your experience in the comments below. Thanks for reading!

22 thoughts on “Need a Mortise Smart Lock? This list will save you time”

  1. Hi

    Lockly Lux Mortise is a good one. I use one in my office and it is wonderful with not only access features from the original Lockly Secure such as access code, users and fingerprint, it also has RFID which is convenient for business purposes.

    1. I went with the Lockly Lux Mortise as well because it had the best features. However, the engineer said it doesn’t fit on my metal door 🙁

  2. I don’t think Seasame lock actually works with any Mortise lock, at least not in the commonly seen mortise lock installation in US apartment/condos.

    The problem is not with Seasame but just how true mortise locks work. They don’t allow the exterior handle to rotate, so even if you unlock the latch it doesn’t help. These mortise locks have a toggle switch inside the mechanism to allow the exterior door to lock or unlock. It doesn’t matter if you set it to “unlock” position because as soon as you rotate the interior knob/lever (which is what the Seasame does) it will reset the toggle to “lock”. The only way I can think of mortise lock ever working is for all the other expensive options that actually replaces the mortise lock itself. There is just no way to make this work because from the exterior side, the ONLY way to allow lever to be rotated is by twisting the key cylinder.

    1. I’ve been using the Sesame Smart Lock on my condo mortise lock for two years. It works well as long as I don’t use the key regularly. I save that for rare emergencies.

    1. Have there been any updates in this space? I have double doors with a manual mortise lock on one of them. Would be great to install something with WiFi capability, but I’d like there to be a keypad to enter a code for those without a key. I’d also need a dummy handle that matches for the other door. Do these exist?

    1. Problem is that most (if not all) of those are for China’s mortise standard, which is different than the standard we have in the US. I’m not sure why these locks are so exclusive, but even the Locky ones are typically only sold wholesale, which is highly annoying.

  3. I can’t tell but will these locks, especially the Lockly allow someone to open remotely via cell phone?

  4. Christopher Lock

    Those are all good recommendations and very expensive. I searched for “Smart Mortise Lock” on (us version) and picked up a lock that works with Tuya, Alexa, Google Assistant, Ifttt for 120. It matched my older wwii style front door size. So maybe anyone looking check out banggood they also have measurements for the locks so you can measure out and get one that fits. Only thing is your gonna WAAAAAAIT on shipping, and wait, and wait, and when your ready to put your fist in a window it will show up.

    1. Yes, mortise locks are quite a bit more expensive than the standard deadbolts. Plus, most of the ones I found are built for commercial use which is obviously more expensive.

    2. I’ve ordered similar ones and they just don’t work in the US. the lock box size is different (iirc 160″ vs 200″ or so). I basically gave up and am considering going the route of replacing the door and converting the mortise opening to a deadbolt (cost is basically the same as buying the mortise locks that would fit here anyhow)

  5. I’m glad I saw this! I’m having the exact same issue. I live in a condo/HOA and can’t change the exterior hardware, just the interior hardware. Having a way to convert the lock would be great.

  6. Biggest problem I have is I need one that was compatible with Baldwin, to replace an existing Baldwin mortise and handel set. Seems like Baldwin really dropped the ball being a market leader in the space.

    1. I’m in the same situation- Baldwin Lexington series on a residential double entry door way. I’ve discussed with Baldwin and they have nothing to offer. I don’t mind commercial pricing (except for that last product -wow!) but I would prefer to retrofit and need a dummy set for the other door.

  7. This review is the exact same as this one: []

    The only difference is one paraphrases the other one. I’m not sure who wrote the original article and who basically plagiarized the original, but there is something fishy going on.

    1. There are tools that take articles and paraphrase them. It’s called “spinning”. Garbage websites do it all the time. These websites usually come with a cheesy looking stock photo of the blog “creator”. This website in particular is comically bad. If you read the guy’s bio he uses the phrase ” ‘nectar-do’ list” which is obviously the result of spinning the phrase “honey-do list”.
      In case I haven’t made it clear, I wrote this. Although as I am skimming through it, I can see it’s overdue for an update.

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