Security

Three Steps to Increase New Home Security

From looking far and wide for the perfect place to negotiating and then finally moving in, buying a house can be a chaotic process. And once you have finally found “the one”, it’s time to begin the improvement process to make your new house a home.

While there are several projects to be done after […]

Which Kwikset Smart Lock is Right for You?

The smart home is quickly growing, but the overwhelming amount of different systems, apps, hubs and products can be intimidating and prevent people from taking the leap. A smart home starts with the front door, and there are a variety of proven smart lock options on the market to make your life more secure […]

Style + Security: Front Door Makeovers

This summer, we partnered with some of our favorite home improvement and DIY bloggers to help spruce up their homes with a front door makeover! We sent each blogger their favorite Kwikset products with patented SmartKey Security and here’s what they had to say.
Sarah from Thrifty Decor Chick:

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After

“I was so thrilled when Kwikset offered […]

Security is a Top Concern Among Recent Home Buyers

Buying a home can be an overwhelming life milestone, so Kwikset partnered with Trulia, a home and neighborhood resource for homebuyers and renters, to really understand how recent homebuyers think about the home buying process and help them through their experience. What we found is that no matter what the experience was like – […]

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 […]

March 31st, 2017|Do It Yourself, How To's, Low Tech, Security, Tips & Tricks|Comments Off on What You Need to Know about Lock Bumping

Kevo Convert: A simple way to make your existing lock smart

Meet Kevo Convert: A new smart lock conversion kit from Kwikset, and the latest extension of the trusted Kwikset Kevo platform.

Available for purchase now, Kevo Convert is a simple way to make your lock smart and pair it with your phone, adding convenience and peace of mind to your life without committing to installing […]

February 22nd, 2017|Do It Yourself, Home Automation, Innovation, Inside Kwikset, Internet of Things, Keyless Entry, Product Updates, Remote Access, Security, Smart Locks, Smart Phone|Comments Off on Kevo Convert: A simple way to make your existing lock smart

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