Obsidian Electronic Lock from Kwikset is Available for Purchase Starting Today
LAS VEGAS (January 9, 2018) — he Kwikset brand of Spectrum Brands, Inc. – Hardware & Home Improvement Division closed out 2017 with several big announcements and integrations with Amazon. The brand will be displaying a selection of Kwikset products designed exclusively for Amazon Alexa and Amazon Key customers at the Kwikset booth, located within the Smart Home Marketplace, CES Tech West at the Sands (#41018).
Offering convenience through voice control
Interaction with devices via voice control is enabling adoption of smart home products as fifty-three percent of smart speaker owners also have smart home devices (Parks Associates, Enabling Voice in the Smart Home, 2017).
Leading smart lock manufacturer Kwikset announced a new Alexa skill for its Kevo Touch-to-Open™ smart locks and smart lock conversion kits that enables voice control through Alexa-enabled devices. With the Kevo Smart Home Skill, homeowners can ask Alexa if the door is locked, and lock the door if it’s not. Homeowners can also check the status of the lock from within the Alexa app. This skill is available for consumers with compatible Alexa-enabled devices and the Kevo Plus service upgrade from Kwikset.
Kevo smart lock solutions and service upgrades are available online and at select retailers nationwide.
Securing your online purchases, granting home access
Kwikset also teamed up with Amazon to offer renters and homeowners two smart lock solutions to choose from when purchasing an Amazon Key In-Home Kit.
Amazon Key is a new service from Amazon that allows Prime members in 37 cities and surrounding areas across the U.S. to receive in-home delivery and grant secure home access for guests using the Amazon Cloud Cam and a compatible smart lock.
Kwikset redesigned two of its smart lock solutions – Kwikset SmartCode 914, a touchpad smart lock, and Kwikset Convert, a smart lock conversion kit – to work exclusively with the Amazon Key In-Home Kit.
In the coming months, Amazon will expand the Amazon Key service to allow homeowners to grant unattended access to professional service providers from Amazon Home Services.
The Amazon Key-compatible versions of SmartCode 914 and Kwikset Convert are available for purchase now in a variety of finishes at Amazon.com.
Building a smarter home, centered around a new smart speaker
Thirty-five percent of U.S. broadband households said using a smart speaker to control other smart home or entertainment devices is very appealing (Parks Associates, 360 View Update: Smart Home: Quest for Compelling Use Cases, 2017), and with the rise of digital assistants, Amazon Echo Plus has potential to be a must-have device for first-time smart home customers.
In 2017, Kwikset released three of its popular smart locks which are compatible with the new Amazon Echo Plus. With its built-in smart home hub, Echo Plus makes it easy to connect and control compatible versions of Kwikset’s SmartCode 916, SmartCode 914 and SmartCode 910 for added security, convenience and connectivity.
All three locks can be installed in minutes, with no hardwiring needed, and easily paired with an Echo Plus, which includes a built-in smart home hub. Once installed and paired with an Echo Plus, homeowners can ask Alexa to lock their Kwikset smart lock and check the lock status.
SmartCode 916, SmartCode 914 and SmartCode 910 designed for Amazon Echo Plus are available for purchase now in a variety of finishes at Amazon.com.
For additional information about the new lock feature and to request product for review, please visit http://kwiksetpresskit.com.
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 http://kwikset.com and http://kwiksetpresskit.com.