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.
- 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.