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.