Wirelessly Connect Kevo™, the World’s First Bluetooth™-Enabled Smart Lock, With a Home Automation or Security System
LAKE FOREST, Calif. (June 17, 2015) – Kwikset, the leader in residential security, today announced that it will showcase its Kevo™ Home Connect™ Bridge at ESX, June 24-26, 2015, in Baltimore. This all-new bridge device accessory seamlessly integrates the leading Bluetooth™-enabled Kevo smart lock with home automation and security systems.
The Kevo Home Connect Bridge translates a ZigBee™ or Z-Wave™ radio communication to Bluetooth low energy (BLE). With this new Bridge device, the Kevo lock can be integrated into a range of smart home scenarios such as lighting scenes, thermostat settings, security camera settings, and more. What's more, the functionality of the Kevo smart lock and mobile app has been expanded to include remote locking and unlocking.
Kwikset Kevo is a Bluetooth-enabled smart lock that turns a smartphone into an electronic key (eKey). With Kevo, users can lock or unlock a door with the touch of a finger, without removing the smartphone from their pocket or purse. And now, with the Kevo Home Connect Bridge, Kevo can provide the added functionality of remote locking and integration with home automation and security systems.
The Kevo Home Connect Bridge features a compact design with an LED status indicator, pairing buttons with easy system enrollment, and a 2-prong power supply that plugs into any standard outlet.
“This device is an ideal solution for homeowners who want the features and functionality of our innovative Bluetooth-enabled smart lock to be incorporated into their home automation scenarios,” said Keith Brandon, Director of Residential Access Solutions for Kwikset. “It brings even more flexibility and convenience to our award-winning Kevo solution. What's more, Kevo, working in conjunction with a high-quality home security system, creates a stronger overall security scheme for the homeowner.”
Kwikset (www.kwikset.com), the leader in residential security, manufactures and markets a complete line of door locks and door hardware, including door knobs, door levers, deadbolts, handlesets, pocket door hardware and electronic keyless entry locks for residential and light commercial applications. Kwikset’s SmartCode™ locks with Home Connect™ technology are the industry’s leading wireless, access control lock solution for the smart home.
About Hardware and Home Improvement
Kwikset is part of Hardware and Home Improvement (HHI), a major manufacturer and supplier of residential locksets, residential builders’ hardware and faucets with a portfolio of renowned brands, including Kwikset®, Weiser®, Baldwin®, National Hardware®, Stanley®, FANAL®, Pfister™ and EZSET®. HHI is a leader in its key markets with #1 positions in U.S. residential locksets (Kwikset), Canada residential locksets (Weiser), U.S. luxury locksets (Baldwin), and U.S. builders’ hardware (Stanley-National Hardware), #2 in Mexico residential hardware (Fanal), and #3 in U.S. retail plumbing (Pfister). Headquartered in Orange County, California, HHI has a global sales force and operates manufacturing and distribution facilities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Asia. HHI is a division of Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SPB).
About Spectrum Brands
Spectrum Brands is a global, diversified consumer products company and a leading supplier of consumer batteries, residential locksets, residential builders’ hardware and faucets, shaving and grooming products, personal care products, small household appliances, specialty pet supplies, lawn and garden and home pest control products, personal insect repellents, and auto care products. Spectrum Brands employs over 15,000 employees worldwide and sells to the top 25 global retailers with products in more than one million stores representing 160 countries.