Kwikset debuts motorized deadbolt with Home Connect Technology
Residential security provider Kwikset announced the launch of its new line of Signature Series Locks with Home Connect Technology this week.
The motorized deadbolts use Z-Wave wireless protocol, which allows for remote locking and unlocking. “This allows homeowners to remotely access and control the lock from anywhere in the world, using a smartphone, tablet or Internet-connected device,” Kwikset explained in a statement. “As a result, they can lock a door while traveling for work or vacation, and can also remotely provide access to their home to service providers, guests or other family members. Users of this new lock can also attain valuable information through their smart phone, and have the peace of mind of knowing whether a door is locked or unlocked.”
Other features, according to the company, include Kwikset’s patented SmartKey re-key technology, which allows users to re-key their locks without having to remove the lock from the door; and BumpGuard technology, which protects homeowners from lock bumping.
The Signature Series with Home Connect locks retails for $149, and is currently available through security and consumer electronics professional distribution outlets.