DIY Smart Home: How-to-Install a Smart Lock with The Home Repair Tutor

Disclosure: Kwikset has provided monetary compensation and products for installation by The Home Repair Tutor.

Are you interested in smart locks but unsure of how to install them? Are you worried that it will take more than a day or require professional installation? Jeff Patterson, The Home Repair Tutor and DIY handyman expert, shows […]

May 11th, 2016|Do It Yourself, Home Automation, How To's, Innovation, Keyless Entry, Re-Key, Smart Key, Smart Locks, Tips & Tricks|Comments Off on DIY Smart Home: How-to-Install a Smart Lock with The Home Repair Tutor

Five DIY Home Design Upgrades to Improve Curb Appeal

Spring, the time of year for growth and renewal, is the perfect time to try some easy DIY home design upgrades and outdoor projects to boost your home’s curb appeal. With the help of simple upgrades like installing new front door hardware or adding beautiful color elements to your entryway, you can get the […]

May 5th, 2016|Do It Yourself, How To's, Inside Kwikset, Style, Tips & Tricks|Comments Off on Five DIY Home Design Upgrades to Improve Curb Appeal

Behind My Door: Thistlewood Farms

Welcome to our very first Behind My Door blog post.

In our new Behind My Door series, we will take a peek behind the front doors of style experts, DIY-doers and tech-lovers to learn more about what makes Kwikset the right choice for them.

To kick off the Behind My Door series, KariAnne of Thistlewood Farms […]

April 20th, 2016|Style|Comments Off on Behind My Door: Thistlewood Farms

DIY Smart Home: 3 Easy Ways to Turn Any Home into a Smart Home

According to a recent Coldwell Banker survey, 2016 is the year for the smart home. From refrigerators and thermostats to lights and locks, it seems like almost all household items are smarter and more convenient.

Interested in adding smart automation tech to your home but don’t know where to start? Consider these three easy ways […]

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

Kwikset and KB Home partner to build custom smart homes with Kevo

Our partner, KB Home, specializes in building semi-custom homes that meet the specific needs of each homeowner. From the structure of the space to the hardware and products that fill it, the homes are designed to fit each person’s lifestyle and design style. That’s why they built their Skylar community in Los Angeles with […]

April 1st, 2016|Home Automation, In the News, Innovation, Inside Kwikset, Internet of Things, Keyless Entry, Smart Locks|Comments Off on Kwikset and KB Home partner to build custom smart homes with Kevo

A Kwikset Style Guide – Kwikset levers and finish Pairings to Match Pantone Color of the Year 2016

Pantone broke the mold in 2016 with the release of two colors, setting the stage for a cutting edge year filled with on-trend design that pushes boundaries. The authority of color blended warm, pink Rose Quartz and cool, tranquil light blue Serenity tones as the Color of the Year 2016.

The colors will be seen […]

March 28th, 2016|Do It Yourself, Inside Kwikset, Style, Tips & Tricks|Comments Off on A Kwikset Style Guide – Kwikset levers and finish Pairings to Match Pantone Color of the Year 2016

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?