This week, Kwikset has announced that it will be expanding its lineup of smart deadbolts with a new generation of security-focused products. The new Signature Series Deadbolt With Home Connect will ship in two distinct stylings to fit your home’s decor. Kwikset is also leaning on the latest Z-Wave Plus 500 Series chips, bringing compatibility to a wide range of smart home ecosystems including Alexa. Kwikset has put a heavy focus on slimming down the lock itself, noting that consumers are looking for more traditional and minimal options that feel less like a big piece of plastic attached to your door. Head below for more details on the latest Signature Series Deadbolt.
Kwikset unveils next-gen Signature Series Deadbolt
Kwikset is touting the slimmed down design and upgraded Z-Wave chip as the two most notable features and upgrades on this new deadbolt. Inside, you’ll still find Kwikset’s proprietary single-cylinder deadbolt system. But it’s that new Z-Wave chip that appears that appears set to take the Signature Series deadbolt to the next level.
Upgraded Z-Wave internals deliver an expanded wireless range over the previous generation. It also means improved security protocols and encryption, features that most users are unlikely to see but all the more important when it comes to door lock security.
New designs for any home
Two designs are made to match your home’s decor. A more traditional option, well you guessed it, is made for older homes. Meanwhile, a modern design does the same favor.
On top of a few changes, you’ll find all of the expected smart home controls on the new Kwikset Signature Series Deadbolt. This includes compatibility with popular ecosystems like Alexa and others. Users will be able to unlock doors remotely, track movement and more. These deadbolts also feature Kwikset’s SmartKey Security tech, which helps enable users to easily switch out and re-key without calling a locksmith.
The new Kwikset Signature Series Deadbolt is set to retail from $129.
Kwikset Releases High-Tech Next-Gen Signature Series Deadbolt With Home Connect
Kwikset brand of Spectrum Brands, Inc. – Hardware & Home Improvement Division, globally renowned residential security solutions firm, has introduced the next generation of its popular Signature Series Deadbolt with Home Connect.
Signature Series Deadbolt With Home Connect
Available in both traditional (round) and contemporary (square) models like the original version, the new Signature Series Deadbolt (2nd Generation) with Home Connect will feature two significant upgrades:
- The lock will utilize the newer Z-Wave Plus 500 Series chips. Supporting over-the air firmware updates, the new chip extends the lock’s wireless range while providing robust network security and encryption.
- The lock will also feature a smaller interior footprint, creating a more pleasing aesthetic and blending in more easily with any décor.
Kwikset Single-Cylinder Deadbolt
With these two substantial enhancements, the Signature Series (2nd Generation) is expected to extend the popularity of this well-received lock line. Utilizing the popular Kwikset single-cylinder deadbolt as its foundation, this is the ideal lock for the first-time homebuyer or homeowners who want to experience the safety and peace of mind of a Home Connect solution an entry-level price point.
Kwikset’s Signature Series Deadbolt Offers Advanced Features For Maximum Security
When connected to any standard smart home hub, these motorized deadbolts enable true remote locking and unlocking. This allows homeowners to remotely access and control the lock from anywhere in the world, using the app from the homeowner’s home automation controller. As a result, they can lock a door while traveling for work or vacation and can also remotely provide access to their home to service providers, guests or other family members. Users can also attain valuable information through their smart phone and have the peace of mind of knowing a door’s lock/unlock status.
Like its predecessor, Kwikset’s Signature Series Deadbolt (2nd Generation) with Home Connect offers advanced features for maximum security and convenience, including Kwikset’s patented SmartKey Security, which not only protects against advanced break-in techniques but also allows homeowners to re-key the lock in seconds without a locksmith.
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