Ring Video Doorbell Partners with Kwikset Kevo Smart Lock

Homeowners can see and speak to visitors as well as lock doors and turn on lights by using the Ring system and Kwikset Kevo Plus together.

The Ring Video Doorbell sells for $199 as does the Kwikset Kevo smart lock.
Rachel Cericola · November 24, 2015

A doorbell security camera can be the first line of defense against unknown or unwelcome guests. Now, one of those intercom/doorbell options is looking to get cozy with other parts of the smart home.

Ring is partnering up with the Kwikset Kevo smart lock, a popular smart lock powered by UniKey technology. It is a Bluetooth-enabled solution that can turn the smartphone into an electronic key (eKey). If homeowners want to access that eKey from the office, a vacation home, or another remote location, they will need to opt for the Kevo Plus upgrade, which is a one-time fee of $69.99.

Integrating the doorbell with a smart lock makes for a pretty high-tech doorway. However, Ring doesn’t want to stop there. The company just launched Ring Plus, a program that will allow customers to connect several smart home devices to the Ring Video Doorbell.

To start, Ring has announced partnerships with several smart lock companies, including Lockstate and Kisi. The company will also work with Wink—who seems to keep adding partners, despite filing for bankruptcy just last month.

Related: Front Door Solutions Named as Top 5 Home Tech Trend and Opportunity for 2016

By tying the Ring system into smart lock solutions, users can see and speak to whoever approaches, as well as lock doors and turn on lights. Everything is accessible via the free Ring app for iOS and Android devices.

“Ring’s company mission is to reduce crime in communities through affordable, smart security solutions. In fact, Ring has already prevented burglaries, helped police identify and apprehend suspects, and caught misbehaving USPS workers and package thieves,” said the company’s announcement. “Now, by connecting the Ring Video Doorbell to additional smart devices, users can do even more to protect their homes.”

The Ring Video Doorbell is selling now for $199. The Kwikset Kevo smart lock is also available now, priced at $199.

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