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Kwikset Z-Wave and ZigBee Locks Kwikset did not have its own booth at CES 2013 but you could find its Z-Wave- and ZigBee-enabled door locks throughout the show: Lowe's (Iris), ADT, Home Automation Inc., and all over the Z-Wave and ZigBee Pavilions (pictured). Note: Kwikset is owned by Stanley Black & Decker. Black & Decker also makes automated door locks with some of the most elegant finishes in the business. B&D Also owns Baldwin, another maker of smart locks, as well as Weiser Lock, one of the first electronic, remote controllable door locks on the market, some 20 years ago. OVERVIEW Native Communications: Z-Wave, ZigBee Integration friendliness: 5/5 (several partners currently) Retrofit: Replaces standard doors and locks Keyless entry: Z-Wave/ZigBee keyfob, number code, Wi-Fi Aesthetics/finish options: 5/5 Bonus points: +1 for both Z-Wave and ZigBee options RELATED: Kwikset Partners With UniKey on Bluetooth-enabled Door Locks (PR)Back to article
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