The Z-Wave enabled Home Connect 620 smart lock from Kwikset provides options such as 10-button keypad with one-touch locking, and the company points out, the product is its first smart lock in the “Home Connect” line. The lock is also the company’s first lock featuring the latest Z-Wave 700 chip technology, which includes the convenience of Z-Wave SmartStart and the security of the S2 framework.
Z-Wave 700 Series provides a number of enhancements, including wireless security features that reduce the vulnerability of the network during enrollment. In addition the company continues, devices using the Z-Wave 700 Series will consume 64% less power for wireless communication.
Integrators can use the Z-Wave SmartStart, users can enroll devices by scanning a QR code even before beginning installation to provide an easier and faster way to gain interoperability and control of the Home Connect 620. The S2 framework provides an additional layer of AES 128- bit encryption of wireless signals for increased device security.
Externally, the Home Connect 620 features a sleek, all-metal design, as well as a choice of traditional or contemporary styling. Kwikset emphasizes the newly announced Home Connect 620 connected smart lock is designed to integrate with a variety of smart home systems and the product serves as a complementary“entry-level” smart lock.
Kwikset also points out the lock integrates into advanced control and automation systems from companies such as Crestron, Control4, and Savant.
In addition, the Home Connect 620 can hold up to 250 user access codes and receive notifications from anywhere there is an Internet connection through a home automation system. Homeowners can quickly send personalized access codes to family and guests.