If you want a smart lock, you have to be willing to stick a big, ugly hunk of metal on your door — it’s pretty much unavoidable: be it upstarts like August and Latch or traditional lockmakers like Kwikset and Schlage. Every smart lock is huge.
But today, a startup called Otto is debuting its first product, the Otto Lock, and it’s really, really small — about the size of a standard, non-smart lock. It’s the first one that looks like something a less techy homeowner would actually want.
Unfortunately, it’s also the most expensive smart lock you can buy.
Otto isn’t necessarily smarter than any of its competitors, but it stands out for being by far the best looking. It’s about the size of a standard lock, and yet it still has all the smart…