Kwikset, a major provider of locks and locksets, joined the Smart Home industry between late 2012 and early 2013. The company released its first Smart lock onto the market on June 19, 2013, followed by the Kwikset Kevo 2nd Generation on August 30, 2016. Kwikset’s Smart locks are very unique in that they are embedded with a patented SmartKey Security feature that protects against forced, undetectable entries. This feature not only enhances the lock’s functionality, but also gives homeowners peace of mind in knowing that their home is secure, while they are in or away.
Kwikset is an American company that manufacturers high-security residential locks and locksets. The company joined the Smart Home industry in 2013, launching the 1st Generation Kwikset Kevo the same year. While, the company saw success with this Smart lock, consumers were confused to why there be stipulations on usability of the electronic key codes. To phase out this issue, Kwikset decided to give consumers 5 extra e-keys, with the hopes that everyone involved would have a more enjoyable Kevo experience. Some consumers were satisfied with their first innovative Smart lock, while others continued to experience issues to no avail of Kwikset.