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Westinghouse RTS Z-Wave Series Biometric Lock, With Fingerprint Reader

When most consumers think of Smart Locks, they think of August, Schlage and Kwikset brands. Westinghouse, an American-based electric company that manufactures electric motors, industrial gas turbines and household products, released its commercial-grade Z-Wave-enabled Smart Lock on September 22, 2016. The Westinghouse RTS Biometric Smart Lock offers universal compatibility with automation networks in commercial settings. The embedded Z-Wave Plus 5202 chipset will allow the lock to communicate with third-party connected devices. However, it does require a Z-Wave-enabled hub to operate remotely.


Westinghouse RTS-Z Smart Lock, With Fingerprint Reader

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The HomeKit-Enabled Kwikset Premis Smart Lock Review

Karl Rhinehart and Adolf Schoepe founded Kwikset, a leading provider of door locks and locksets, in 1946. Having much success with the traditional door lock, the company finally decided to join the Smart Lock industry. Today, Kwikset has an extensive Smart Lock product line, with models that support an array of third-party network-connected products and devices.


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Kwikset Kevo Convert Transforms Existing Deadbolts Into A Smart Lock

With an unlimited array of Smart Lock brands on the market, one must question which brand is the best. While this is a question that only the experts can answer, consumers can do their own research and form their own decision. But, why invest in a Smart Lock, when you can invest in a device that will convert your existing deadbolt into a Smart interconnected lock?


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Kwikset’s Patented SmartKey Security Is Making Its Way To The Automotive Industry

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.


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The Kwikset Kevo Smart Lock Undergoes A Major Facelift

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.


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Smart Home Industry Gross Profit Is Expected To Reach An All-Time High

Smart Technology is being integrated into almost every appliance, wearable, and home improvement product that rolls out on the market. Smart Technology creates a gateway from these devices to the Internet, giving users remote control capabilities. Home Automation devices, along with drones and wearable fitness gadgets are increasing in popularity at a rapid pace.


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Spectrum Brands Hardware (Kwikset) Unveils The Kwikset Keyway-less Deadbolt

Kwikset is a leading pioneer of residential and commercial door locks. This company joined the Smart Home industry in late 2013, with the introduction of the Kwikset Kevo, which was an instant hit among American homeowners. Although, these devices have had some setback, it appears that there may be a light at the end of the tunnel. Kwikset has decided to add another innovative lock to their product line.

At the 2016 ISC West Exhibition, Spectrum Brand unveiled the new 5-button keyway-less deadbolt. This new Smart deadbolt will definitely take on a much different appearance than the Kevo. Its design is more modern and will easily integrate into any existing décor, plus it will add a bit of elegance to the aesthetics of your home. There is no doubt that the Keyway-less Smart lock will hit the market by storm and many consumers eagerly await its release.


The keyway-less deadbolt is integrated with the new 500 Series Z-Wave chip, which will offer an extended wireless range. The most notable feature is the patent-pending SecureScreen, which enhances the security of the lock. If you are familiar with keypad entry door locks, you definitely know how vulnerable they can become, when an oily residual builds up on the touchscreen surface. The oil is from your fingertips and will only be found on the keys codes that are most often utilized to gain entry into your home. The SecureScreen is designed to disguise the oily residual, so burglars are unable to detect the most frequently used keys.

The vivid HD LED screen will be visible, even when the sun is out in full-force and after dark. By removing the keyway, burglars will be unable to gain entrance into your home, using the lock bumping technique. The touchscreen is very sensitive and will detect the slightest contact, so you receive nothing, but a hassle-free experience. The keyway-less deadbolt’s embedded Touch Sensor Technology will definitely add a little excitement for children and adults alike, plus if your hands are full, you will appreciate it greatly.

This is a battery powered deadbolt that requires 4 AA batteries, along with a 9V battery for emergency backup. The contemporary SmartCode 914 and 916 (will also be integrated with the new Z-Wave 500 Series chip) will join the keyway-less deadbolt in the lineup, but you may want to draw your attention to the new Z-Wave Smart Lock conversion kit. If you have an ordinary deadbolt installed on your door right now, you can invest in this kit and turn it into an innovative Smart Lock. The conversion kit will be compatible with Kwikset and other major brands.

Pricing for these products are yet to be determined, but they are scheduled to hit the market later this year.

Kwikset Belleview Single Cylinder Handle Set with Cove Knob and Deadbolt Review

If you are replacing your home entrance door, you may want to upgrade the hardware, as well. With so many new deadbolts, knobs, and handles being released daily, you will definitely find a design that suits your home décor better than that old traditional style. Many homeowners are equipping their entrance/exit doors with the best deadbolt locks, because they want to heighten the security level around their home.

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Kwikset 991 Juno Entry Knob and Single Cylinder Deadbolt

As a homeowner, security will be one of the most important concerns that you will ever have, which is why you need to equip your doors with the best deadbolt. Kwikset 991 is designed to offer a high security level like no other. The Juno is part of Kwikset’s Signature Series that is equipped with the SmartKey Re-Key Technology.

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Kwikset Kevo Smart Lock With Bluetooth: Top Rated Smart Locks

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Are you thinking about installing new locks on your exterior doors, but do not know where to start? Well, you are not along, because many homeowners will discover new technological locks that offer so much more than the traditional lock and key. If you are searching for a high security and extremely convenient way to access your home effortlessly, you should consider the Kwikset Kevo.

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