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Kwikset Partners With Amazon To Enhance Functionality Of Its SmartCode Smart Locks

Kwikset, a leading provider of Smart Locks, recently partnered with Amazon to provide customers, who invested in a SmartCode 910, 912, 914, or 916 Smart Lock, with voice automation capabilities. This integration will allow Kwikset customers to control the above locks with voice commands. However, this features only works for SmartThings and Wink home automation platforms.

 

Kwikset Premis Smart Lock

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Overviewing The Z-Wave Enabled Schlage Connect Camelot Touchscreen Deadbolt

Just like any other Smart Lock brand, the Schlage Connect Camelot allows users to leave their mechanical key at home. Homeowners and authorized visitors can access the home with a unique PIN code. For added security purposes, the door will automatically relock after 30 seconds, if the homeowner forgets to do it.

 

Schlage Connect Smart Lock

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A Comprehensive Kwikset Kevo Convert Smart Lock Review

When comparing the Kwikset Kevo Convert Bluetooth Smart Lock to other brands, its price tag is significantly lower. Instead of replacing the existing deadbolt, it will retrofit on the inside of the door. The lock will automatically lock/unlock the deadbolt per requests made through the companion Kevo app, which is available for both Android and iOS devices.

 

Kwikset Kevo Convert

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What Homeowners Need To Know Before Investing In A Smart Lock

Smart Locks make the perfect replacement for a contemporary deadbolt. If you decide to join the Smart Lock world, you will be able to manage your entrance doors from anywhere. For instance, you will be able to check the lock’s status and lock the door remotely from the companion app.

However, upgrading a door lock is not as simple as replacing a conventional light bulb. The installation process will require a bit more time and hands-on, plus the lock has to be paired with the existing Internet router. Most consumers have concerns about the cost of a new Smart Lock, which will vary depending on the features, connectivity standards, brand, functionality and design.

 

August Smart Lock Mortise Kit

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Taking A More In-Depth Look At The Schlage Sense Bluetooth Deadbolt

The Schlage Sense Bluetooth Deadbolt showcased at CES 2015 and finally went on sale November 1st the same year. The lock drew lots of attention from spectators, because it was integrated with Apple HomeKit protocols that had been embedded into iPhones, since 2014.

The Schlage Sense was actually the first HomeKit-compatible Smart Lock, putting it on a very competitive edge. This compatibility allows homeowners to unlock their door utilizing Siri commands.

 

 

Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt

Shlage Sense Bluetooth Deadbolt

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Using IFTTT To Control Unsupported, Unofficial Third-Party Devices

As Alexa’s third-party company partnerships and skills are growing, the virtual assistant is having trouble keeping up. Alexa has a history of not playing nicely with specific services and devices.

There is still hope with IFTTT, a popular website that is capable bridging the gap between Smart gadgets that don’t officially work together. IFTTT allows users to break the rules and control innumerable third-party gizmos and online services that aren’t officially supported.

 

Kwikset Obsidian Smart lock

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Exploring The Protocols For Smart Locks

There are three wireless communication standards utilized in Smart Locks, including Z-Wave, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Each of these wireless communication standards are unique in their own way and make the lock’s smartness possible.

 

Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt

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Kwikset Obsidian Smart Lock Review

Kwikset, an American-based lock manufacturer, was founded in 1946, which says a lot about the company’s history and ability to satisfy consumers. The company joined the Smart Lock industry in 2013, with the introduction of the Kwikset Kevo 1st Generation Bluetooth Smart Lock. Since this time, Kwikset launched the second version of the Kevo and several other Smart Locks.

Kwikset Obsidian Smart Lock

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Control Your Smart Lock With The Knocki Remote Control

Analysts are predicting the Smart Home market to be worth more than $43 billion by 2022. While millions of consumers have already taken the plunge into the Smart Home world, others are waiting for something spectacular and unique. For those consumers, who have already invested in Smart devices, you may want to consider enhancing your home network with the Knocki Remote Control.

 

Knocki Remote Control

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The Yale Conexis™ L1 Smart Lock Will Soon Be Available To British Consumers

Yale unveiled their new Smart Lock, Yale Conexis™ L1, at the Grand Designs Live in October of this year. If you are familiar with Yale, you are probably familiar with the Yale Real Living product line. The company is taking their Smart Lock to a new level, by introducing new technology and a unique design to their current proven formula.

 

Yale Conexis L1 Smart Lock

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