Kwikset Smart Doorlocks

Kwikset has been around since 1946 and has a patent on SmartKey Security deadbolts which allows users to easily rekey their own locks. They recommend that homeowners change out the locks anytime a property changes ownership or a key has gone missing and is not accounted for. You may never know when someone that has been given access to the property has made a copy of the key or shared the code.

In addition to their standard door locks and smart code electronic locks, they offer locks that connect via Z-Wave, Zigbee, or Bluetooth. The 916 series connects with Amazon Alexa via Samsung SmartThings or a similar smart home hub allowing the system to check the status, lock and unlock the door, and receive notifications.

The Premis line works the same way for homeowners who use Apple Homekit and also can be unlocked with the app via Bluetooth.

Kwikset’s newest smart lock, the Kevo features Touch-to-Open and can integrate with other smart home devices such as your video doorbell with the addon Kevo Plus.

Now you can make any lock a smart lock with Kevo Convert, it uses your existing hardware on the exterior of the door and easily replaces the interior hardware in just minutes.

We tested out the Kwikset Smartcode 916, total install time including connecting it to my SmartThings hub was around 7 minutes. It performed and looks very similar to a Schlage connect.

Pros:
- Kwikset has a patent on SmartKey Security deadbolts which allows users to easily rekey their own locks.
- In addition to their standard door locks and smart code electronic locks, they offer locks that connect via Z-Wave, Zigbee or Bluetooth.
- The 916 series connects with Amazon Alexa via Samsung SmartThings, or a similar smart home hub allowing the system to check the status, lock and unlock the door, and receive notifications.
- The Premis line works the same way for homeowners who use Apple Homekit and also can be unlocked with the app via Bluetooth.
- Kwikset’s newest smart lock, the Kevo features Touch-to-Open and can integrate with other smart home devices such as your video doorbell with the addon Kevo Plus.
- Now you can make any lock a smart lock with Kevo Convert, it uses your existing hardware on the exterior of the door and easily replaces the interior hardware in just minutes.
Cons:
- Some smart door locks can be a bit hard to install
- Connect via Bluetooth or your Internet network so they have the potential to fail

Kwikset Smart Doorlocks

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