Kwikset’s second-gen Kevo is ready to lock up your smart home
When it launched in 2013, Kwikset’s Kevo smart lock was the first to allow users to unlock their front door with just a tap on the deadbolt. Today, Kwikset is launching the second generation Kevo with the same touch-to-open feature that made it The Wirecutter‘s pick for best smart lock, plus some added security features and a refined design.
The UniKey-powered Kevo app allows homeowners to remotely manage door access, receive lock notifications and view activity history. The lock is engineered to work with a wide range of smart home products, and can be unlocked with either a smartphone, compatible wearables or a contactless key fob. Like its predecessor, the second-generation Kevo fits standard residential exterior doors, but the interior side now boasts a sleeker design that reduces some of the bulk. For anyone who doesn’t consider themselves a locksmith, Kevo offers an in-app, interactive installation guide to help you with the setup, and the hardware comes with a lifetime warranty on the moving parts, a one-year warranty on the electronics and dedicated customer support.
The Kevo 2nd Gen is on sale now for $229 and comes in Satin Nickel, Venetian Bronze and Polished Brass finishes.
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