2014 Product of the Year Entrant
Kwikset SmartCode™ 914 Deadbolt with Home Connect technology
This new version of the SmartCode deadbolt brings a range of enhanced design features, and new certifications and capabilities, to Kwikset’s innovative home automation security solution. Kwikset’s SmartCode™ 914 deadbolt lock features a new design with best-in-class residential lock aesthetics. This design offers a new exterior style and class-leading reduced interior size for enhanced aesthetics inside and outside the home. With a completely redesigned quiet-drive locking system, the Kwikset SmartCode 914 deadbolt blends technology and performance in a smartly designed package that complements the aesthetics of any home.
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While homeowners enjoy the convenience and functionality of the new "smart" or "intelligent" locks, there are still concerns about the size of the interior footprint, which many homeowners feel detracts from the lock's aesthetic appeal. The SmartCode™ 914 deadbolt lock features an interior footprint that is approximately 20% smaller than current market offerings. This design is based on specific customer feedback through a variety of sources, including direct communications and focus groups. Yet the product still offers the same high level of functionality as the company's existing SmartCode™ deadbolts, including communication with other wireless products in the home such as security systems and home automation systems. In fact, the locks' Home Connect technology delivers convenience and peace of mind to homeowners with complete remote locking and unlocking via smartphones and tablets.
In addition to the benefits described in the previous answers (reduced interior size, high level of functionality, quiet-drive locking system, Home Connect convenience and peace of mind, the SmartCode™ 914 deadbolt offers these additional features:
- A 10-digit backlit pushbutton keypad
- BHMA Grade 2 Certification, ensuring top quality and durability
- UL Certification with 20 minute fire rating
- A Master Code option, that allows the user to prevent user codes from being added to or deleted from the lock
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
2nd Generation SmartCode™ Deadbolt Lock with Home Connect™
Kwikset’s SmartCode deadbolts with Home Connect technology integrate with home security and automation systems, allowing the locks to communicate with other wireless products in the home such as security systems and home entertainment systems. The 2nd Generation SmartCode lock features class-leading reduced interior size.
SmartCode™ 914 Deadbolt with Home Connect technology
Kwikset’s SmartCode 914 Deadbolt with Home Connect technology features a new design with best-in-class residential lock aesthetics. This design offers a new exterior style and class-leading reduced interior size for enhanced aesthetics inside and outside the home. With a completely redesigned quiet-drive locking system, the Kwikset SmartCode™ 914 Deadbolt blends technology and performance in a smartly designed package that complements the aesthetics of any home.
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.