Kwikset has announced the availability of a new Control4 version of its Signature Series deadbolt with Home Connect. Utilizing the popular Kwikset single-cylinder deadbolt as its foundation, this keypad-less lock is well-suited for homeowners seeking the safety and peace of mind of a Home Connect solution who are already using or are considering a Control4 smart home, according to the company. The Control4 version of the deadbolt enables true remote locking and unlocking, allowing homeowners to access and control the lock from anywhere in the world, using the Control4 OS or Control4 app on a smartphone, tablet or internet connected device.
Homeowners can also remotely provide access to their home to service providers, guests or other family members, and receive notifications of the lock’s activity, as well as create customized scenes within the home.
The Control4-ready Kwikset Signature Series deadbolt also provides two installation possibilities to the homeowner:
Replace the entire deadbolt: Users can change out both the interior and exterior of their current door lock to gain a smart lock. In this mode, the lock provides Kwikset’s patented SmartKey Security, which is said to protect against advanced break-in techniques. It also allows homeowners to re-key the lock themselves. Traditional key functionality as a backup is also available.
Convert installation application: Users can replace just the interior of the current door lock to convert it into a smart lock, maintaining the aesthetics of the current lock exterior. In this mode it is compatible with select, single-cylinder deadbolts including Kwikset, Weiser, Schlage and Baldwin.
The Signature Series deadbolt with Home Connect also features BHMA Grade 2 Certification, UL Certification with a 20-minute fire rating and full 128-bit encryption security. In addition, the lock’s tapered deadbolt design enables misaligned doors to lock without pulling and pushing a door shut.