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Residential Security Product of the Year: Kwikset Kevo Kwikset’s Kevo is the first deadbolt intelligent enough to recognize authorized users through their smartphones and unlock with just a simple touch. The deadbolt is Bluetooth-enabled and connects to smartphones, while also maintaining traditional key functions, seamlessly integrating the door lock with modern day technology. Paired with the Bluetooth Low Energy 4.0 technology, the Kevo mobile app turns a compatible smartphone into an eKey. Users can simply touch the deadbolt while the authorized smartphone remains in their purse or pocket to unlock the door. The deadbolt responds quickly to the touch of a finger, while communicating with the Kevo app in the background of the smartphone. The free mobile app is used for initial setup, locking and unlocking, sending, disabling and deleting eKeys, viewing history of lock activity and setting up other configurable features and options of the smart lock. Sending an eKey to family or friends is as simple as sending a text message, and authorized users can revoke eKeys at any time. Users can also choose to receive smartphone notifications when an eKey locks or unlocks the deadbolt. Kevo is engineered for maximum security and technology performance.Back to article
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