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?
Kwikset Kevo Convert
The Kwikset Kevo Convert is a very unique adapter, with the capability of converting Kwikset-branded, Baldwin and other third party deadbolts into a Smart Lock. The Convert is basically just the interior turn piece of one of Kwikset’s Smart Locks, with the exterior portion remaining unchanged. The conversion process is as simple as 1-2-3 and is possible via the set of adapters included in the kit.
Once the retrofit is complete, you will need to configure Convert with your existing Smart Home gateway, utilizing the built-in Z-Wave wireless communications protocol. Download the Kevo app to your iOS or Android device and gain all the same Smart features of a full-fledged Smart Lock. This design concept is similar to the August Smart Lock, which utilizes a clamp-on lock turner.
A smartphone, tablet or Smart remote controller can control the Kwikset Convert. The Convert is compatible with third-party Smart products, including Ring Video Doorbell, Nest Learning Thermostat, Honeywell Thermostat (select models only), Skybell Video Doorbell and Android Wear.
The Kwikset Kevo Convert is now available for pre-order, with the shipping date set for February 2017.
To learn more about Kwikset Smart Locks, just click on the following Amazon link.