KWIKSET KEVO CONVERT AVAILABLE FOR PRE-SALE NOW

Kwikset broadens its Kevo platform with its first smart lock conversion kit. 

LAKE FOREST, Calif. (November 28, 2016) – Today, Kwikset®, the #1 selling U.S. lock brand, announced Kevo™ Convert, an easy-to-use conversion kit that transforms any deadbolt into a smart lock, is available for pre-sale.

With Kevo Convert, renters and homeowners alike can quickly change Kwikset and other manufacturers’ deadbolts into smart locks for the best in modern smart home security. With it’s easy, do-it-yourself install, Kevo Convert delivers an upgrade in smart home technology without sacrificing budget or style.

“Kwikset is constantly developing home security solutions that work for a variety of homeowners and renters, so Kevo Convert is the natural next step for our brand,” says Michael Magnani, Senior Project Manager, Spectrum Brands, Inc. – Hardware and Home Improvement Division. “Kevo Convert quickly fits to the interior side of your door, eliminating the need to remove your current deadbolt or sacrifice the style of your existing door hardware. It’s quick, it’s easy, it’s convenient.”

Why choose Kevo Convert?
  • With a $149 MSRP available at select retailers, Kevo Convert easily turns deadbolts into smart locks without going over budget.
  • Kevo Convert enables modern security features like monitoring your lock and controlling who has access to your home, all from your smart phone.
  • Whether you love your hardware’s style or don’t have the option to change it, add Kevo Convert to easily adapt and transform your existing deadbolt to fit your lifestyle. The conversion kit features a transitional style that fits most home décor.
With the launch of Kevo Convert, Kwikset expands its trusted Kevo platform to include touch-to-open smart locks and conversion kits, following its vision of delivering personalized door security Made for the World You Live In. Kevo Touch-to-Open Smart Lock was the first smart lock of its kind and Kevo Convert offers comparable features without requiring a full lock replacement.

Kevo Convert Features
  • InHome Locking and Unlocking: With Kevo Convert, it’s easy to control who has access to your home. InHome Locking and Unlocking gives Kevo Convert users the ability to lock and unlock their front doors with their smart phones within Bluetooth range.
  • “Auto Lock” Security: This optional security feature automatically locks your front door after the lock is unlocked and 30 seconds has passed, eliminating the need to double-check the front door before bed.
  • Easy Home Management with eKeys: Easily manage home access for family, friends and guests using the electronic keys (eKeys) in the Kevo app developed by UniKey Technologies.
  • Kevo Plus: Upgrade to Kevo Plus, giving you the ability to lock and unlock your front door from anywhere in the world if connected to the Internet.
  • Flexible Platform: Kevo Convert integrates with Nest Learning Thermostat, Ring Video Doorbell, SkyBell Video Doorbell, Honeywell Total Connect Comfort Wi-Fi Thermostats and Android Wear devices so homeowners can easily build a custom smart home to fit their lifestyle.
Kevo Convert is now available for pre-sale for $149 MSRP. A list of retailers is available at www.kwikset.com/kevo/convert. For additional information about Kevo Convert or to access images and request product for review, please visit https://kwiksetpresskit.com.

About Kwikset

Kwikset is the leading residential lock manufacturer, making homeowners feel safe since 1946. Kwikset works hard to understand the world you live in, so that we can do everything we can to protect it. The company’s unwavering commitment to meeting homeowners’ needs has inspired its innovative lock portfolio that includes patented SmartKey deadbolts, keyless entry combination locks, connected home technology, first-to-market smart lock, Kevo and a wide variety of styles and finishes. Our interior and exterior door products provide customers with the quality, technology, durability and style they want while guaranteeing the highest level of security. Headquartered in Orange County, Calif., Kwikset is part of the Hardware and Home Improvement (HHI) division of Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SPB). Kwikset products are sold online and through retailers and distributors throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Australia. Visit us at kwikset.com and kwiksetpresskit.com.