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A Guide to Kwikset Kevo
We have good locking systems these days that indeed give us and our possessions the much needed protection, yet these locking systems can also give us the biggest problems especially when we ourselves get locked out from our own homes and when we get locked out of our cars when we are just about to drive home from work.
There have been variant designs and improvements that took place since this type of locking system was first created, like bump resistance, key control -so that most high security locks take precautions to make sure that common blanks found at many locksmiths and hardware stores are not available, thus making it much harder to get a key duplicated. Most of these locks are pick resistant, drill resistant, force resistant, but when it comes to losing one’s keys, there is very little that has been done to solve the problem. But there is one which is a combination lock which uses a sequence of numbers or symbols to open the lock. Since combination locks do not use keys, you don’t have to think of ever losing your keys and not being able to go inside your house.
Now Kwikset has introduced a keyless lock by launching the second generation Kevo Touch to Open Smart Lock. Using the Unikey technology you don’t need to use a key anymore but you can open your locks by simply using your fingers. Just the touch of a finger can lock and unlock doors by an authorized user with the new technology. The authorized user is detected via a compatible smartphone or tablet app that is within range to lock and unlock the door. The deadbolt lock can sense then your smartphone or device is nearby. As an extra security, the user still needs to touch the face of the lock even if the Bluetooth signal has already been emitted. It is also possible to grant unrestricted or temporary access to other phones as well.
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Another feature of the Kevo technology are the guest ekeys which sets day and time schedule constraints from your phone. But not only that, another prime security feature is its inside/outside intelligence, which detects whether a verified device is currently inside or outside the home. So, when the authorized devices is known to be inside the house, those unauthorized users cannot activate kevo from the outside.
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Another feature of this keyless locking device is that electronic keys can be shared through the associated kevo app which allows home access for other family members, friends, and guests. So that home owners can keep tab on who is entering and leaving the home, the app provides lock notifications and activity history. This kevo lock system can also integrate with other devices in your home like thermostats and doorbells so that you can configure a smart home starting at your door.