Kwikset Kevo 2nd Gen Touch-to-Open Bluetooth Smart Lock
Compatible with Apple® iPhone® 4S, 5, 5c, 5s, 6 and 6Plus, iPod® touch 5th generation and iPad® 3rd generation or later; Touch-to-Open design; Kevo mobile app
Why we like the Kwikset Kevo 2nd Gen smart lock
The Kwikset Kevo 2nd Gen is one of our absolute favorite smart locks. Unlike many other on the market, the Kwikset Kevo tries to blend in as much as possible, looking just like a normal deadbolt. And the smart features on this lock are seamless. Simply walk up to the Kevo with your bluetooth connected smartphone and then touch the lock and it will disengage the deadbolt. It works really well and eliminates the need for entering codes or always opening an app to open the door. The lock even detects whether your phone is outside the house or inside, ensuring that a locked door stays locked. Like other leading smart lock makers, the Kwikset Kevo 2nd Gen allows you to give out “e-keys” to family and friends you want to have unlock access. You can even make e-keys expire after 24 hours to make sure you don’t forget to disable access to someone. For extra cost you can also buy a Kevo fob which is a more conventional door fob for people who aren’t comfortable using the smartphone app.
Voice Assistant Compatibility
The Kwikset Kevo can connect directly to Amazon Alexa as well as through Apple Siri. Unfortunately it does not have Google Assistant or Homekit support just yet.
There is a very active IFTTT channel for Kwikset Kevo. With this integration you can do stuff like turning on your Hue lights when you unlock the door or send an email to a friend when the door unlocks. All very useful stuff.
The biggest differentiating factor with the Kwikset Kevo 2nd Gen is that it looks just like a normal lock and unlocks with a simple touch. To date we haven’t seen a simpler or more secure smart lock. For a simple, less permanent solution we also recommend the August Pro smart lock.
Open your door with just a touch using the $210 Kwikset KevoSeptember 25, 2017 - Android Central
The Kwikset Kevo is a simple deadbolt lock you can use to replace a current lock on your door. It has Bluetooth built-in so you can pair the lock with your phone. When you approach the door, the lock detects your phone and allows you to unlock your...
How To Install Kevo Smart LockMay 18, 2017 - Gearbrain (blog)
Kwikset, a manufacturer of smart locks, has some of the most effective instructions on setting-up their gadgets, and they're all housed right in the app. To demonstrate how intuitive its instructions are installing their smart lock, we assembled a step...
Specification: Kwikset Kevo 2nd Gen Touch-to-Open Bluetooth Smart Lock
Compatible with IFTTT
|Voice assistant compatibility|
Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri
|Works with Nest|
Works with Nest certified