Security

Alexa, Ask Kevo to Unlock My Door – Kevo Adds Amazon Alexa Compatibility

With our newest update for your Kevo smart lock, we’ve added a new Kevo skill for Amazon Alexa. Now you can lock, unlock, and check the status of your Kevo locks using only your voice. The smart lock just got smarter.

How Does it Work?

Enabling the Kevo skill and linking your Kevo smart lock account […]

What You Need to Know about Lock Bumping

Nearly two-thirds of all residential break-ins leave no sign of entry, according to the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) and Department of Justice. Lock picking and lock bumping are two such forms of stealth entry methods that will leave no visible sign of entry. As a homeowner, you want to be sure that your […]

10 Tips for a Happy (and SAFE) Halloween!

If you have young children, today is one of their favorite nights of the year. Dressing up in costume, seeing all the neighbors, and filling a pillowcase full of candy, what’s not to love? Here are a few things to remember to make sure your night of trick-or-treating is happy and safe!
1. Lock up […]

October 31st, 2016|Security, Tips & Tricks|Comments Off on 10 Tips for a Happy (and SAFE) Halloween!

Securing a Place for “Smart Locks” in Aging-in-Place Environments

“Aging in place” is commonly defined as “the ability to live in one’s home and community safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age, income, or ability level.”

Your parents who want to age in place probably define this trend differently.  They simply want to remain in the place where they are comfortable, where they’ve lived […]

October 13th, 2016|Innovation, Keyless Entry, Remote Access, Security, Smart Locks|Comments Off on Securing a Place for “Smart Locks” in Aging-in-Place Environments

Three Smart Home Security Tips for a Truly Relaxing Getaway

You’ve planned your itinerary, you’ve packed your bags and now it’s time to consider smart home security before hitting the road for your weekend away with the family.

Smart home technology, like smart locks, smart lights, and home automation, are convenient solutions that help homeowners protect, control and monitor their homes from anywhere in the […]

September 8th, 2016|Burglar Prevention, Home Automation, Internet of Things, Remote Access, Security, Smart Key, Smart Locks, Tips & Tricks|Comments Off on Three Smart Home Security Tips for a Truly Relaxing Getaway

Lock Up A Spot in His Heart: Father’s Day Gifts for Every Dad Featuring DIY-install and Smart Home Gadgets

Are you feeling the Father’s Day gift-giving pressure? We get it and are here to help with a Father’s Day gift-giving guide featuring the perfect Kwikset door hardware for any dad.

Kwikset offers a range of door hardware to satisfy every type of dad. Whether your father is passionate about technology or an avid DIY […]

June 8th, 2016|Do It Yourself, Innovation, Keyless Entry, Security, Smart Locks|Comments Off on Lock Up A Spot in His Heart: Father’s Day Gifts for Every Dad Featuring DIY-install and Smart Home Gadgets

Kwikset Kevo Smart Lock Now Works with SkyBell HD Video Doorbell for Better Home Security & Automation

Since launching the Kevo, our Touch-to-Open™ Smart Lock, in October 2014 our team has been hard at work to bring even more functionality to your wireless home automation and security system. Android compatibility, wearables, doorbells, and thermostats have all been on our list of products to integrate with, and today we’re excited to announce our […]

April 8th, 2016|Burglar Prevention, Home Automation, Innovation, Internet of Things, Keyless Entry, Security, Smart Locks|Comments Off on Kwikset Kevo Smart Lock Now Works with SkyBell HD Video Doorbell for Better Home Security & Automation

Think Ahead, Do the Research, Install Deadbolts with Kwikset SmartKey, and other Kwikset Tips for a Successful Rental Market Season

Rental market season is just around the corner and prepping your properties for new tenants is time consuming and can be a financial burden. Striking that perfect balance between quality and budget are crucial to starting off your new landlord-tenant relationship the right way.

Learning where to pinch pennies and where to spend big bucks […]

February 26th, 2016|Do It Yourself, Home Automation, How To's, Internet of Things, Keyless Entry, Re-Key, Security, Smart Key, Tips & Tricks|Comments Off on Think Ahead, Do the Research, Install Deadbolts with Kwikset SmartKey, and other Kwikset Tips for a Successful Rental Market Season

Love Locked Down: Tips on How to Keep Your Home Safer this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a big deal. According to the National Retail Federation*, over half of adult Americans celebrated in 2015 and this year, Kwikset is getting in on the gift giving.

We usually talk about home security as way to keep unwanted people out, but we know the people inside are your loved ones, your […]

February 14th, 2016|Burglar Prevention, Do It Yourself, Innovation, Inside Kwikset, Security, Smart Key, Tips & Tricks|Comments Off on Love Locked Down: Tips on How to Keep Your Home Safer this Valentine’s Day

DIY Smart Home: What is the best smart lock for you and your home?

Smart homes aren’t just for your tech-obsessed buddies anymore. Since bringing you Kevo, the first smart lock, in 2013, Kwikset has expanded our smart lock offerings to better fit your lifestyle with Kevo 2nd Gen, Kevo Convert and Kwikset Premis.

Smart home expert Carley K is no stranger to home technology or trendy design. Specializing […]

February 11th, 2016|Do It Yourself, Home Automation, How To's, Innovation, Inside Kwikset, Internet of Things, Keyless Entry, Remote Access, Security, Smart Locks, Tips & Tricks, Touchscreens and Keypads|Comments Off on DIY Smart Home: What is the best smart lock for you and your home?