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April 12, 2017

SmartHome - Where To Start? (security)

What is the best smart lock for you and your home?

Are you interested in a smart home but not sure where to start? Since 2013, we’ve been able to refine the Kevo experience to create the best smart lock on the market for any homeowner. If you’ve been eyeing the market, but waiting for a tested lock, this is for you. Kevo 2nd Gen is all about homeowner experience and you don’t even need a smart home to have the convenience of a smart lock on your door. The new in-app installation guide makes DIY installation even easier, meaning you can go from purchasing to installing to using the lock within minutes. Touch-to-Open technology lets you just touch the lock with your phone in your pocket and watch it open like magic. You can also send eKeys to guests, using your Kevo smartphone app, and monitor their activity. Do you want smart technology but can’t change your lock or want to maintain your current home decor?Kevo Convert has all the brains of a smart lock, but with the look and feel of your current deadbolt. The smart lock conversion kit replaces the interior of your current lock so you can control your deadbolt with the Kevo app on your phone. This affordable solution is easy to install and gives you the added convenience without fully committing to a smart lock. Do you already have a smart home or smart home technologies? If you’re a DIY smart home aficionado and already have the latest gadgets, you’ll want a lock that fits within your home’s ecosystem, like the Apple Homekit-compatible smart lock, Kwikset Premis. Control your lock with Siri and set rooms, zones and scenes that allow you to control multiple smart home devices based on your lifestyle patterns. These new smart locks will be available in 2016. Kwikset also offers several touchscreen or keypad SmartCode smart locks that work with Z-Wave and Zigbee smart home platforms. CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO - KWIKSET AT CES W/ CARLEY KNOBLOCH

More Tech that Protects

As the smart home space continues to grow, more household items are making the leap towards connectivity and evolving to fit seamlessly into everyday lives. This year at CES 2017, Kwikset partnered with tech expert, Dom Esposito of Epic Tech Videos, to hunt for trends to look out for in 2017. CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO - ULTIMATE FUTURE TECH FOR 2017

Check out a list of the hottest trends you can expect to see grow in the smart home this year:

  • Sleek Design – From paper-thin TVs to keyless locks, everyone is looking for a sleek design to complement their modern homes. At CES 2017, we unveiled an industry-first low-profile key-free smart lock, Obsidian™. The slim smart lock gives style-conscious, modern homeowners a sleek, minimalistic lock option to add to their smart homes without sacrificing style. Available later this year, Obsidian can be purchased as a stand alone touchscreen lock with coded entry access or as part of a smart home hub or security system with the addition of remote access from a smartphone.
  • Customization – From the moment you wake up in the morning, your smart home knows what you want and is ready to work for you. With a smart mirror to tell you the weather and toaster that will get your toast right every time, smart homes are evolving beyond just the television and lighting systems.
  • Apple® Smart Homes – With the introduction and growth of Apple® HomeKit™, smart home technology can build DIY smart homes with a variety of home products. Now homeowners can add a secure lock with the new Kwikset® Premis™ in minutes and connect other home products with their front door security. By creating scenes with other smart products you can set scenes so that unlocking your door with an iPhone® or other iOS devices can trigger the lights and thermostats to turn on for easy and convenient home management.
  • DIY Security – From cameras to locks to doorbells, the smart home market continues to grow and provide easy ways for homeowners to create DIY security systems for their homes. Along with Premis, our refined Kevo™ 2nd Gen Touch-to-Open smart lock and new Kevo Convert smart lock conversion kit install within minutes and are a simple first step to smart home security. Kevo works with other DIY smart home products like thermostats and video doorbells to give you complete control of your front door from a smartphone.


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