By Julie Jacobson · December 31, 2014 • CE Pro has scoured the CES 2015 show floor and found 14 manufacturers of automated door locks that employ Z-Wave, ZigBee and/or Bluetooth (BLE). Plus, we found some notable no-shows like Goji.
By Rachel Cericola · November 19, 2014 • Two most recent Kwikset SmartCode products are the SmartCode 914 Touchpad Electronic Deadbolt and SmartCode 916 Touchscreen Electronic Deadbolt. The list of compatible brands also includes Honeywell, Lutron, Sylvania, and others.
By Bjorn Jensen · November 7, 2014 • CE Pro contributor and networking pro Bjorn Jensen of WhyReboot revisits Z-Wave for the first time in a long time, pleasantly surprised by its progress; admires new Kwikset lock for paranoid people and Fibaro's colorful home automation devices.
By Julie Jacobson · July 29, 2014 • Kevo now offers scheduled access for Bluetooth locks, but only for two users; additional digital keys cost $1.99 each.
By Robert Archer · April 14, 2014 • The newly introduced touchscreen version of Kwikset's SmartCode 914 deadbolt lock provides all of the features of the original 914, including keyless entry, and adds the convenience of a capacitive touchscreen.
By Robert Archer · January 23, 2014 • Kwikset is now shipping its SmartCode 914 Deadbolt with Home Connect technology. The Lake Forest, Calif.-based company says the lock can be integrated into any Z-Wave home automation system.
By Julie Jacobson · December 26, 2013 • Check out the first recessed Z-Wave door sensor, the Piper video camera with a home automation hub built in from Black Sumac, the Kwikset Kevo door lock (not Z-Wave) of dubious value, a forthcoming Z-Wave smart bulb and more.
By CE Pro Editors · September 18, 2013 • During CEDIA Expo 2013, an amateur mountain climber will open locks and adjust thermostats using a Z-Wave home automation smartphone app from the top of Himalayan Mountain in Tibet.
By Arlen Schweiger · August 1, 2013 • The Kwikset Kevo Bluetooth-communicating deadbolt lock uses app or fob to let you keep the key pocketed.
By Jason Knott · July 15, 2013 • Smart deadbolt manufacturer Kwikset’s 60% marketshare among homebuilders sets it up to help feed business to integrators.
By Robert Archer · May 1, 2013 • Kwikset says its latest smart locks incorporate new industrial designs and UL certification with 20-minute fire ratings.
By Jason Knott · April 3, 2013 • ADT Pulse has added deadbolt door lock control from Kwikset to its self-contained entry-level home automation system.
By Julie Jacobson · January 15, 2013 • Following leaders Schlage, Kwikset, Black & Decker and Yale, numerous start-ups introduced automated door locks at CES 2013. Here's the round-up.
By Julie Jacobson · August 17, 2012 • After Control4 and Crestron, Home Automation Inc. is now third major U.S. vendor of ZigBee-based control system. Worthington makes it happen at CEDIA Expo.
By Robert Archer · January 23, 2012 • HAI has updated its controller firmware to allow for two-way integration with ZigBee and Z-Wave wireless door locks.