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Kwikset by Devon Jordan - 8M ago

Save on Kwikset this holiday season with some great deals from our retail partners. So if you’ve been putting off adding an electronic deadbolt to your home, or just need a style update, it’s time to shop! Plus, with Kwikset SmartKeyTM Security, your existing keys can work with your new locks so you won’t have to call in the professionals just to change your door hardware. Check out all our great deals below, and be sure to share your front door updates with us in the comments.

Save on Kwikset Electronics at The Home Depot

Need a keypad or touchscreen deadbolt for your door? Or how about a smart lock to connect with your Wink Smart Home Hub? Shop these deals for the best prices on select electronic locks.

Up to 20% off Electronic Deadbolts on Amazon

Save on a wide array of Kwikset electronic products, from keypads and touchscreens to smart locks for your smart home. These are the best deals you’ve seen all year!

Great deals on Traditional and Contemporary electronics at Lowe’s

Before the family drops in on you this holiday season, update your front door with a new traditional or contemporary electronic lock.

Save 20-40% on Electronic Combo Packs at Menard’s

Upgrade your deadbolt and get a door knob or lever to match with this great deal.

For the Pro – Save on Interior and Exterior Door Hardware at The Home Depot

Tackling a big job between now and the end of the year? These savings will help you make the most of your holiday budget.

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Kwikset by Devon Jordan - 11M ago

Share your back to school pic to enter for a chance to win!

Its that time of year again, time to send the kiddos back to school! There couldn’t be a prouder moment for parents than the first day of school and let’s be real, it’s one of the best days to humble brag on social media. We want to see your back-to-school pics – line up your brood in front of your front door and enter for a chance to win a Kwikset Handleset and a $50 Lowe’s gift card and be featured on Kwikset’s website.

Share your Back to School photo, containing Kwikset door hardware, with #KwiksetBacktoSchool on Instagram or Twitter to be entered. Your account must be set to public for visibility. Alternately email your photo to customercare@kwikset.com
a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Kwikset offers a smart lock solution for builders and homeowners through extensive partnerships within the professional installation and DIY smart home categories.  We are committed to manufacturing secure smart lock solutions that meet consumer needs, deliver convenience and are compatible with the widest variety of leading smart home platforms and security systems.

Leadership Among Professionally Installed Smart Home and Security Solutions:

Vivint Smart Home is a leading smart home service provider, with more than one million customers across North America. Kwikset is the preferred smart lock provider to Vivint, supplying a diverse portfolio of smart locks including the touchpad lever SmartCode 912 smart lock and the new SmartCode 888, which is a five-button touchpad deadbolt with the new Z-Wave 500 chipset.

With more than eight million customers across the US and Canada and its status as the nation’s largest security dealer, ADT’s legacy in the home security market continues to make the service a dominant force. Kwikset is also the preferred smart lock provider to ADT, offering the largest number of smart lock products to ADT subscribers. Products include the popular ten-button SmartCode914 deadbolt, SmartCode 916 touchscreen deadbolt with SecureScreen™ technology and the Kwikset Contemporary smart lock.

As a leading smart home platform provider, Alarm.com offers home automation solutions across top hardware providers, offering the full line of Kwikset SmartCode smart locks.  Their best-in-class software integrates with Kwikset’s Home Connect™ Technology, enabling our smart locks to communicate wirelessly with other smart home devices and security systems, for seamless automation and control.

In November 2017, Kwikset expanded its partnership with Xfinity Home, adding three well-known smart lock options to the company’s Works with Xfinity program. With the expansion, Xfinity customers have even more options to choose from. The SmartCode 916, SmartCode 914, SmartCode 912 and SmartCode 910 smart lock solutions are all designed to add customized convenience to customer’s lives.

Extensive Offering Within the DIY Smart Home Solution Market:

In addition to its control of and expansive compatibility within the professional installation market for Z-Wave and Zigbee systems, Kwikset is also a key driver of the DIY market for smart home solutions.

Kwikset shaped the smart lock category in 2013 with the launch of the industry’s first Bluetooth-enabled Touch-to-Open™ smart lock, Kevo™. Since then, the quickly expanding product line includes first and second-generation Kevo smart locks in traditional and contemporary styles, a smart lock conversion kit and a remote service upgrade. Kevo smart lock solutions can be paired with a wide range of smart home products and features to create a smarter home, including the Nest Learning Thermostat and Honeywell Total Connect Comfort Wi-Fi Thermostats, Ring and Skybell video doorbells, Android Wear and IFTTT integrations. The smart locks and conversion kit can also be controlled through voice commands using the new Kevo Smart Home Skill for Alexa.

With Premis, Kwikset provides the only Apple HomeKit smart lock with SecureScreen™ technology. The exterior touchscreen of Premis features technology to help prevent unwanted entry commonly associated with other touchscreen products. With SecureScreen, users are prompted to touch two random numbers before entering their access code to encourage fingerprints across the screen.

Kwikset also teamed up with Amazon to offer renters and homeowners multiple smart lock solutions to choose from when purchasing an Amazon Key In-Home Kit – Kwikset SmartCode 914, a touchpad smart lock, and Kwikset Convert, a smart lock conversion kit, and touchscreen smart locks Obsidian, SmartCode 916 (Traditional Style), and SmartCode 916 (Contemporary Style). 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.

Visit Kwikset at booth 961 at PCBC 2018 to see why Kwikset is the #1 Selling U.S. Lock Brand and the preferred lock manufacturer by the nation’s top home builders.  Learn more about the many innovative solutions Kwikset offers to builders, remodelers, designers, and architects.  See you there!

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Every long term rental property manager knows the woes of the tasks involved when a tenant moves out – carpet removal, wall repair, and of course, re-keying the locks. With a traditional pin & tumbler lock the re-key process can be tedious and frustrating. Plus, it can be time-consuming, taking up to 15 minutes per lock! At Kwikset, we’ve designed a number of products, from mechanical locks to smart locks, to help property managers save some time when it comes to managing the security of their properties.

Key Control Deadbolt

The Key Control Deadbolt is our alternative to time-consuming master keying, offering one key control for multi-family housing. Key Control Deadbolt features a unique two-cylinder design, one for the property manager and one for the tenant, both of which can be easily rekeyed using our SmartKey Security technology. Our Key Control Deadbolt allows you to:

  • Re-key your master or tenant cylinder in seconds
  • Maintain key control throughout employee and tenant turnover
  • Re-key the lock without removing it from the door
  • Save time and money by re-keying yourself
SmartKey Security

SmartKey Security is the patented technology that provides both best in class security and re-key convenience. SmartKey Security protects against common break-in methods, like lockpicking and lock bumping. These security innovations will help keep your tenants, and your property, safe and secure. Plus, the re-key technology allows you as a property manager to quickly and easily re-key the lock after tenant turnover. It takes just 3 easy steps and can be completed in under a minute.

SmartKey Reset Cradle

Many property managers like to keep a number of lock cylinders ready to swap out after a tenant moves from the property. While this isn’t necessary with our SmartKey Security cylinders, we understand the convenience of having backup cylinders at your disposal. The SmartKey Reset Cradle allows you to quickly and easily re-key any SmartKey Security cylinders that aren’t installed in a door. This tool also allows you to reset a SmartKey Security cylinder in the event of lost and missing keys, which we know happens all too often in a rental environment.

Kevo Smart Lock

If your tenants are demanding smart home technology for your building the Kevo smart lock is the perfect addition. With Kevo a property manager can easily grant and revoke access to any property by using eKeys. Granting an eKey to your tenant will allow them to open the Kevo lock with just a touch of their finger, and the eKey can be revoked at any time. If you’re interested in leveraging Kevo in your multi-family property, please let us know.

These are just a few tips from Kwikset on how to quickly and easily manage access to your rental properties. We’d love to hear tips from you too! How do you efficiently manage your properties? Let us know in the comments below.

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Kwikset by Devon Jordan - 1y ago

At Kwikset, we work with hundreds of retailers, builders, designers, and architects every day. We’re proud of all the work we do together and wanted to highlight a few of our Builder partners in honor of #GetToKnowYourCustomersDay.  Though D.R. Horton Homes, Lennar, and Meritage Homes are just a few of the builders we work with, they represent the great work that all of our partners are doing day in and day out to create the houses that we all turn into homes.

A post shared by D.R. Horton Homes (@drhorton) on Aug 11, 2017 at 5:14pm PDT

D.R. Horton Homes

D.R. Horton Homes is America’s largest home builder and has been since 2002. Their goal is to build affordable, efficient new homes that don’t compromise on quality. With home all across the US from New Jersey to Hawaii, they help to make dreams a reality for tens of thousands each year.

A post shared by Lennar (@lennarhomes) on Jan 29, 2018 at 11:38am PST

Lennar

In 2017 Lennar partnered with Baldwin, Kwikset, and a number of other smart home manufacturers to create the worlds first Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ Home Design, approved by the Wi-Fi Alliance®. From wireless speakers to sprinklers Lennar is building the home of the future today. Of course, with Baldwin and Kwikset products on the front door, wireless access control is also available. Visit Lennar’s website for more information.

A post shared by Kwikset (@kwikset) on Jan 8, 2018 at 3:16pm PST

Meritage Homes

If your new home needs to be efficient, healthy, and smart, look no further than Meritage Homes. By focusing on energy efficient designs and health-promoting products, Meritage is helping to shape the future of the builder industry with M.Connected Homes. Whole home automation is included so you can say goodbye to worrying whether or not the door is locked.

Do you know who built your first home? Let us know your builder in the comments below!

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Looking for a convenient and easy-to-use smart lock to secure and control your front door? You can now choose from five different Kwikset smart locks available with the Amazon Key Home Kit on Amazon.com to enable keyless entry and remote door monitoring.

How it Works:

To use Amazon Key Home Kit, choose from five smart lock solutions from Kwikset® that are compatible with the service. The lock of your choice will be shipped with an Amazon Cloud Cam. Once the smart lock and camera are installed in your home entry, both will pair with the Amazon Key App to enable control of the entire system from your phone.

You will be able to lock and unlock your door remotely, view motion clips of any front door activity and share guest access, all from your phone. Each Kwikset smart lock (Amazon Key Edition) works with Alexa, so you can ask Alexa to lock your front door or view a live feed of your door.

Amazon Key users who are also Amazon Prime members in select cities can opt-in to in-home delivery as well.

How to Choose a Kwikset Smart Lock That Works with Amazon Key

The five Kwikset smart lock solutions that work with Amazon Key are compatible with almost any type of home – apartment or house, modern or traditional décor and everything in between. All are easy to install and backed by Kwikset’s leadership in the residential lock market, making homeowners feel safe for over 70 years.

1. For the Modern or Tech-Savvy Homeowner: Obsidian™ (Amazon Key Edition) is the only keyway-less smart lock designed with sleek style in mind. The lock has a low-profile design, with program access codes that allow for keyless home entry. Obsidian features Kwikset’s patented SecureScreen™ technology combined with a BHMA Grade 2 rating to keep your home safe. Learn More Here

2. For the Renter or HOA Homeowner: Kwikset Convert (Amazon Key Edition) is a smart lock conversion kit that lets you add smart home convenience to your existing deadbolt. Kwikset Convert replaces the interior part of the lock and is easy to install, program and use. The lock can be controlled using the Amazon Key App. Learn More Here

3. For the Traditional or Transitional Homeowner: SmartCode™ 916 Traditional (Amazon Key Edition) is a touchscreen smart lock featuring SecureScreen technology. SmartCode 916 can be programmed with guest and family member access codes for convenient keyless entry. The lock is available in three finishes and a newly launched contemporary style. Learn More Here

4. For the Contemporary Homeowner: SmartCode 916 Contemporary (Amazon Key Edition) is a new contemporary style of Kwikset’s popular SmartCode 916 smart lock. The updated, modern design features best-loved features like secure keyless entry and touchscreen convenience. Learn More Here

 

5. For the Traditional or Transitional Homeowner: SmartCode 914 is a 10-digit touchpad smart lock from Kwikset, featuring a one-touch lock button for added convenience. The lock features a traditional style and is available in three different finishes to fit every home’s decor. Learn More Here

Where to Purchase

Visit Amazon.com/key to learn more about Amazon Key and choose a Kwikset smart lock to complete the kit and control your front door today.

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Apple joins the digital assistant world with HomePod, a smart speaker with HomeKit built-in. This means HomeKit compatible Kwikset smart locks, like Premis, are ready and waiting to listen to the commands you issue to Siri through Apple HomePod.

Use HomePod to Control Premis Smart Locks

With HomePod, you can use Siri voice commands to control your smart home, including Kwikset’s HomeKit-compatible smart lock, Premis. So now, you can use Siri voice commands to say:

  • Siri, lock my door.
  • Siri, is my door locked?

At this time, for increased security, unlocking via Siri voice commands on HomePod or iPad is not currently supported. You can issue unlock commands to Siri on your iPhone, but only after unlocking with Face ID, Touch ID, or pin.

Control Scenes

Additionally, HomePod will be able to control the scenes you have set-up through the Apple Home App. Scenes let you control multiple HomeKit accessories at the same time. For example, you can create a scene called “Goodnight” that turns off all your lights, sets your thermostat, and locks up your home, all with a single request to Siri or tap of a button. Follow these instructions to create your first scene:

  1. Tap the Home tab or Rooms tab, then tap +.
  2. Tap Add Scene.
  3. You can use a suggested scene or create a custom one.
  4. Tap Add or Remove Accessories.
  5. Tap the accessories that you want to add, like Kwikset Premis, then tap Done.
  6. Touch and hold an accessory to adjust its settings.
  7. To preview the scene, tap Test This Scene. Want to access your scene from the Home tab, Control Center, and your Apple Watch? Turn on Show in Favorites.
  8. Tap Done.
Remote Access

Like Apple TV and iPad, connecting HomeKit-compatible smart devices to HomePod allows for remote access to those devices. When you add Premis to the Home app, you’ll enjoy the benefits of remote access for convenient control and management of your smart lock.

To learn more about the convenience and security features that Premis offers, visit kwikset.com/premis.

Learn more about Kwikset smart locks:

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