New Z-Wave Chipset, Smaller Interior Size Highlight Enhancements Of Popular “Entry-Level” Smart Lock
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 chip. 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.
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.
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.
MSRP for the Signature Series with Home Connect is $129.
Kwikset is the leading residential lock manufacturer, making homeowners feel safe since 1946. Kwikset works hard to understand the world you live in, so that we can do everything we can to protect it. The company’s unwavering commitment to meeting homeowners’ needs has inspired its innovative lock portfolio that includes patented SmartKey Security™ deadbolts, patented SecureScreen™ touchscreen locks, keyless entry combination locks, connected home technology, first-to-market smart lock, Kevo™, door hardware with Microban® antimicrobial product protection and a wide variety of styles and finishes.
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