Kwikset SmartCode Smart Locks Add Alexa Voice Control
Four models of Kwikset-brand electronic locks, part of the product portfolio of Spectrum Brands’ Hardware and Home Improvement Division, now have the added capability of being controlled with Amazon’s Alexa, for who are homeowners using Samsung SmartThings or Wink to control them. The models are Kwikset SmartCode 910, 912, 914 and 916 electronic locks. This feature, said the company, is a result of a new API launch from Amazon that allows the control of smart locks through the SmartThings and Wink hubs.
“The integration between Kwikset and Alexa greatly simplifies the way that homeowners can interact with their locks,” said Ashton Good, Kwikset senior product manager, Spectrum Brands. “Homeowners can now say, ‘Alexa, lock my door,’ instead of having to open an app.”
Kwikset’s SmartCode 910 is a five-digit, push-button smart lock that is available in both traditional and contemporary styles and a range of finishes to complement a variety of home aesthetics. Model 912 is a five-digit, push-button smart lever and electronic deadbolt, suitable for use on an interior room, such as a home office, storage room or interior garage door, where the security of a deadbolt is not required.
The Kwikset SmartCode 914, with its 10-button keypad, and the SmartCode 916, with its capacitive touchscreen, offer features including keyless entry and dedicated one-touch locking, as well as the security of an all-metal, tamper-resistant interior escutcheon and BHMA Grade 2 Certification. The 916 also features Kwikset’s patent-pending SecureScreen technology, which helps mask “smudge” attacks in which user codes can be potentially jeopardized by detecting frequently used numbers from the oily residues on the touchscreen surface.
All Kwikset SmartCode smart locks compatible with SmartThings and Wink can be programmed with up to 30 user codes; feature one-touch locking; are BHMA Grade 2 certified; include SmartKey security, a security feature unique to Kwikset locks that helps protect against lock-picking and lock-bumping; and feature a lifetime mechanical and finish warranty and a one-year electronics warranty.