New Kwikset Locks Feature 2nd Gen Home Connect Deadbolt Technology
The new second-generation Kwikset SmartCode deadbolt lock line of products can be integrated into homeowners' security and automation systems.
Until a few years ago one of the few missing pieces to assemble a truly connected home was automated door locks. Now companies like the Lake Forest, Calif.-based manufacturer Kwikset are offering a selection of remote controllable deadbolt door lock products and recently, the company announced its latest generation of door lock products.
Kwikset’s newly announced second-generation SmartCode deadbolt locks with Home Connect technology build upon the original set of features the company’s first products delivered to the security and home automation markets. As part of the new product line’s development, Kwikset points out that its new products were designed with features the market requested. “By continuously listening to our consumers’ residential style preferences, we are able to deliver market-leading electronic locks that provide all of the industry leading access control, security and convenience features, while delivering the aesthetics that today’s homeowners demand,” states Keith Brandon, director of residential access solutions for Kwikset.
“Specifically, the smaller footprint of the new SmartCode deadbolt is a direct result of customer feedback through a variety of sources, including direct communications and focus groups.”
Looking at the line of products’ other new features the SmartCode deadbolt line of door locks also include:
- All metal interior escutcheon with decorative inset
- Ten-digit backlit push button keypads
- BHMA Grade 2 Certification that ensures durability
- UL Certification with 20-minute fire ratings
- Master code options that allow users to prevent user codes from being added or deleted from the lock)
The company also explains that through its Home Connect technology the locks can integrate into home security and automation systems, and they can be controlled through the use of smart phones and tablets. Some of the standard locking features bundled into the line of products includes Kwikset’s SmartKey re-key technology that allows homeowners to re-key their locks without having to remove the lock from the door, and the company’s BumpGuard technology that prevents homeowners from “lock bumping.”
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