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Obsidian Electronic Lock from Kwikset is Available for Purchase Starting Today

LAS VEGAS (January 9, 2018) — The Kwikset® brand of Spectrum Brands, Inc. – Hardware & Home Improvement Division will unveil a contemporary style Touch-to-Open™ smart lock at CES 2018. Kevo™ Contemporary locks will join a collection of first and second-generation Kevo smart locks, the Kevo Convert smart lock conversion kit and the Kevo Plus remote service upgrade in 2018. Kwikset will display the smart lock at its CES booth (#41018 in the Smart Home Marketplace, CES Tech West) for media representatives who are interested in testing the convenience of touch-to-open technology.

Kevo Contemporary offers homeowners interested in modern design a DIY smart lock solution and unmatched convenience features like Touch-To-Open technology, electronic key (e-key) management and lock notifications. It is the latest product to join the category of Bluetooth Touch-to-Open smart locks, a category Kwikset introduced nearly five years ago.

Why Choose Kevo Contemporary:

  • Easy-to-install smart lock solution designed for modern and contemporary homes
  • With Kevo products, your phone becomes your key, allowing homeowners to lock or unlock the door with the touch of a finger to the smart lock when an authorized device is within Bluetooth range, eliminating the need to fumble for keys
  • Grant access to your home using e-keys that can be managed from your smart device
  • Track who is entering and leaving your home with lock notifications
  • Build a custom smart home experience through a curated collection of featured partners and devices by Kwikset
  • Feel secure with SmartKey Security™, a patented security feature from Kwikset that protects against common and forced entry break-in methods

The introduction of Kevo Contemporary comes at a time when consumers who buy smart home devices from retailers are more likely to install the products themselves (Parks Associates, 360 View - Residential Security & Smart Home 2017). 

To allow consumers the freedom to build a system that adds security and convenience to their lives, Kevo Contemporary can be paired with a wide range of smart home products and features to create a smarter home as unique as the homeowners themselves.

Smart Home Integrations:

For energy-conscious homeowners: 

Nest Learning Thermostat: Trigger home temperature adjustments and energy savings with Nest Learning Thermostat by locking or unlocking Kevo
Honeywell Total Connect Comfort Wi-Fi Thermostats: Seamlessly connect Kevo to compatible Honeywell thermostats to enable greater energy saving potential with each lock or unlock of Kevo

For homeowners who want to secure and control the entire entryway: 

Ring Video Doorbell: Sync Ring and Kevo to see and speak with guests at the front door via the Ring app, then unlock Kevo, all from a smartphone
SkyBell HD Doorbell: Kevo is the first smart lock to directly integrate with SkyBell, allowing homeowners to unlock the door for guests direct from the SkyBell app

For voice control:

Kevo Smart Home Skill for Alexa: Ask Alexa if the door is locked, and lock the door if it’s not when you have compatible Kevo and Alexa-enabled devices; requires Kevo Plus

For the smart home enthusiast:

IFTTT: Available applets on IFTTT that trigger actions with other smart home devices in the home upon locking or unlocking Kevo
Apple Watch: Receive notifications when Kevo is locked or unlocked directly to a paired Apple Watch

For convenience on the go:

Android Wear: Leave your phone at home, and lock or unlock Kevo directly from an untethered Android Wear device, like the Moto360 smart watch

Homeowners will be able to purchase Kevo Contemporary in 2018 at select retailers for the suggested retail price of $229. The smart lock will be available in Satin Nickel, Venetian Bronze, Iron Black and Polished Chrome.

For additional information about the new lock feature and to request product for review, please visit

About Kwikset

Kwikset is the leading residential lock manufacturer, making homeowners feel safe since 1946. Kwikset works hard to understand the world you live in, so that we can do everything we can to protect it. The company’s unwavering commitment to meeting homeowners’ needs has inspired its innovative lock portfolio that includes patented SmartKey deadbolts, keyless entry combination locks, connected home technology, first-to-market smart lock, Kevo and a wide variety of styles and finishes. Our interior and exterior door products provide customers with the quality, technology, durability and style they want while guaranteeing the highest level of security. Headquartered in Orange County, Calif., Kwikset is part of the Hardware and Home Improvement (HHI) division of Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SPB). Kwikset products are sold online and through retailers and distributors throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Australia. Visit us at and

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