2014 Product of the Year Winner
Kwikset’s Kevo is the first deadbolt intelligent enough to recognize authorized users through their smartphones and unlock with just a simple touch. The deadbolt is Bluetooth-enabled and connects to smartphones, while also maintaining traditional key functions, seamlessly integrating the door lock with modern day technology. Paired with the Bluetooth Low Energy™ 4.0 technology, the Kevo mobile app turns a compatible smartphone into an eKey. Users can simply touch the deadbolt while the authorized smartphone remains in their purse or pocket to unlock the door. The deadbolt responds quickly to the touch of a finger, while communicating with the Kevo app in the background of the smartphone. The free mobile app is used for initial setup, sending, disabling and deleting eKeys, viewing history of lock activity and setting up other configurable features and options of the smart lock. Sending a key to family or friends is as simple as sending a text message, and authorized users can revoke keys at any time. Users can also choose to receive smartphone notifications when someone locks or unlocks the deadbolt. Kevo is engineered for maximum security and technology performance. The deadbolt includes patent-pending intelligent positioning technology that detects whether an authorized user is inside or outside of the home before granting access to prevent unauthorized entry. Kevo also uses multiple levels of encryption to increase digital security, and is tested to some of the most stringent lock picking and physical security standards.
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Kevo is a first-of-its-kind deadbolt that can communicate with an authorized smartphone and unlock with a simple touch. Paired with the latest Bluetooth Low Energy™ 4.0 technology, the Kevo mobile app turns a compatible smartphone into an eKey. Users can simply touch the deadbolt while the authorized smartphone remains in their purse or pocket to unlock the door. The deadbolt responds quickly to the touch of a finger, all while communicating with the Kevo app in the background of the smartphone. Not only does Kevo provide hassle-free entry, but also makes key management easier with the Kevo mobile app. The application logs door activity and alerts homeowners when someone unlocks the door. Users can also share eKeys and keep track of eKey holders through the app. With Kevo, Kwikset seamlessly integrates the door lock with modern day technology, providing both convenience and the highest security standards. Kevo’s intelligent positioning technology detects whether an authorized user is inside or outside of the home before granting access to prevent unauthorized entry. Kevo also uses multiple levels of encryption to increase digital security, and is tested to some of the most stringent lock picking and physical security standards.
Kevo caters to the 79 percent of people ages 18 − 44 who have their smartphones on them for 22 hours a day by offering the familiar device as a new medium for keys. Consumers no longer have to juggle keys or punch in a code to open a door. Instead, Kevo provides ultimate convenience by allowing users to simply touch the deadbolt to unlock it while an authorized smartphone remains in their purse or pocket. The Kevo mobile app simplifies home security by sending notifications when anyone locks or unlocks the deadbolt and allowing users to share keys by simply sending a text message. Kevo also serves as a great transition into smart home technologies, which are becoming increasingly popular among homeowners. Kevo is unique in the smart lock space because of its traditional deadbolt design paired with convenient mobile functionalities. Consumers also have the option of using a key fob or a traditional key instead of the mobile app.
Kwikset, the leader in residential security, manufactures and markets a complete line of door locks and door hardware, including door knobs, door levers, deadbolts, handlesets, pocket door hardware and electronic keyless entry locks for residential and light commercial applications. Kwikset’s SmartCode®; locks with Home Connect® technology are the industry’s leading wireless, access control lock solution for the digital home.
Kwikset is part of Hardware and Home Improvement (HHI), a major manufacturer and supplier of residential locksets, residential builders’ hardware and faucets with a portfolio of renowned brands, including Kwikset®, Weiser®, Baldwin®, National Hardware®, Stanley®, FANAL®, Pfister® and EZSET®.
Lake Forest, California
United States of America
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Kwikset’s Kevo is the first deadbolt intelligent enough to recognize authorized users through their smartphones and unlock with just a simple touch. A low-energy Bluetooth signal allows the lock to recognize authorized users without requiring them to take their phones out of their purses or pockets. This pioneering touch-to-open technology makes Kevo an ideal keyless entry solution that doesn’t require homeowners to interact with their phones, providing hassle-free entry. Authorized users are able to share electronic keys (eKeys) with others through the Kevo mobile application or Web portal. The app keeps a log of door activity and provides notifications to users if another person locks or unlocks the door, making key management easier than ever. With Kwikset’s leadership in smart, simple residential door lock technology, consumers are getting a lock engineered for maximum security and technology performance that they may not find with others on the market.