Not all smart locks require a Wi-Fi connection. Some smart locks use Bluetooth or Z-Wave technology to connect to your phone or other smart devices. Bluetooth-enabled smart locks typically have a shorter range than Wi-Fi-enabled locks, but they don’t require an internet connection, making them more secure. Z-Wave-enabled locks require a hub or bridge to connect to your home network, but they consume less power and are less susceptible to interference than Wi-Fi-enabled locks.
That being said, smart locks that connect to Wi-Fi offer more convenience and remote access. With a Wi-Fi-enabled smart lock, you can control the lock from anywhere in the world using your smartphone, as long as you have an internet connection. Additionally, some smart door handles are compatible with voice assistants like Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, allowing you to control the lock with your voice commands.