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There is a cushion built into the manual calibration process for such an event. If your Kevo is not driving the bolt and the light ring is flashing magenta, your smart device/Kevo fob out of range, or your smart device is pinging but Kevo is not driving the bolt, Kevo thinks your smart device is inside. Position your smart device or Kevo fob closer to the lock and try again. If this continues to be a problem, recalibrate your Kevo with your smart device or Kevo fob in the place you most often carry it.Once your device has been successfully calibrated, you do not necessarily need to keep your device in the pocket in which it was calibrated. During normal operation, you may hold it in your hand, put it in another pocket, or keep it in a purse or backpack.Pocket: For best results during normal operation, turn toward the lock so that there is a clear line of sight between the lock and your device.Purse and backpack: For best results during normal operation, store your device in the outermost pocket of your purse or backpack and turn it toward the lock so that there is a clear line of sight between the lock and your device.

While it is not necessary to calibrate the Kevo fob, it is recommended to do so for enhanced security purposes.The calibration process enables Kevo’s inside-outside security feature. When enabled, Kevo’s sensor helps prevent your door from being unlocked by unauthorized users while your Fob is inside your home.If the calibration results in a red flashing light ring at the end of the third touch sequence, then a poor calibration was performed. This could be due to where you are carrying your Kevo fob. You can accept a poor calibration, however accepting a poor calibration is not advised and could cause Kevo to be susceptible to unauthorized operation while your Kevo fob is inside of your home. If you continue to have calibration issues, please call Kevo support.

This process calibrates your Kevo fob based on where you normally keep it when you want to enter your door.1. Remove the battery cover from your lock, hold your Kevo fob to the back panel and press the white calibrate button on the top right side of the back panel. The Kevo fob will begin to blink red.2. Put the battery cover back on the lock.3. Stand outside and close the door. The light ring on the Kevo lock should be solid green.3. Put your Kevo fob where you would normally have it when you are going to enter your door (pocket, purse, backpack etc…).4. Touch the outside of your lock. The light ring should spin green. Once it turns solid green, repeat the touch sequence 2 more times.5. When you are finished, the light ring will flash green and the Kevo lock will beep 3 times (if sound is turned on). Your Kevo fob is now calibrated.If the calibration results in a red flashing light ring at the end of the third touch sequence, then a poor calibration was performed. This could be due to where you are carrying your smart device/Kevo fob. You can accept a poor calibration, however accepting a poor calibration is not advised and could cause Kevo to be susceptible to unauthorized operation while your smart device/Kevo fob is inside of your home. If you continue to have calibration issues, call Kevo support.

We are constantly testing and auditing the security of our platform. We make frequent updates to the mobile app and the Kevo Gateway ensure you have the latest security. We’ll alert you in the mobile app when an update is needed. For critical updates, we may push the update automatically so you don’t have to worry about it.

The Kevo fob is designed to be water-resistant.

The Kevo fob that came with your lock was already enrolled with your lock in the factory. You only need to push the button on the Kevo fob once to activate it. Once activated, it is recommended that you calibrate your fob to enable Kevo’s inside-outside security functionality.

In order to unenroll a Kevo fob from your Kevo lock, you must perform a reset of the Kevo Smart Lock, which will delete all eKeys and unenroll all enrolled Kevo fobs.Please follow the step by step instructions or our easy to use interactive guide to learn how to reset your Kevo Smart Lock

If your Kevo fob is lost or stolen, it is recommended that you reset your Kevo lock. Resetting your Kevo will delete all eKeys and Kevo fobs associated with the lock. Please follow the step by step instructions or our easy to use interactive guide to learn how to reset your Kevo Smart Lock NOTE: You can resend all previously sent eKeys at no charge, as eKeys never expire from your Kevo account.

The Kevo lock has a unique inside-outside sensor to detect if the authorized user is inside or outside of the house. Performing the calibration process on your Kevo fob will enable this feature and fine tune Kevo’s sensors, minimizing the potential for accidental unlocking from outside by an unauthorized user. Certain home configurations may impede the Kevo lock’s sensor more than others. For example: Your home office is located next to your entryway, and part of the office extends past the front door, jutting into the front yard. If your Kevo fob is being actively used in that office extension, the Kevo lock’s sensor could possibly detect the Kevo fob as being outside of your home while that Kevo fob is in active use.

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Note: Do not use prints from this website to mark distances. Due to individual printers, dimensions on installation instructions may not print at an accurate scale.

Instruction Sheet

Supporting Douments

Troubleshooting Guide

User Guide

Answers

There is a cushion built into the manual calibration process for such an event. If your Kevo is not driving the bolt and the light ring is flashing magenta, your smart device/Kevo fob out of range, or your smart device is pinging but Kevo is not driving the bolt, Kevo thinks your smart device is inside. Position your smart device or Kevo fob closer to the lock and try again. If this continues to be a problem, recalibrate your Kevo with your smart device or Kevo fob in the place you most often carry it.Once your device has been successfully calibrated, you do not necessarily need to keep your device in the pocket in which it was calibrated. During normal operation, you may hold it in your hand, put it in another pocket, or keep it in a purse or backpack.Pocket: For best results during normal operation, turn toward the lock so that there is a clear line of sight between the lock and your device.Purse and backpack: For best results during normal operation, store your device in the outermost pocket of your purse or backpack and turn it toward the lock so that there is a clear line of sight between the lock and your device.

While it is not necessary to calibrate the Kevo fob, it is recommended to do so for enhanced security purposes.The calibration process enables Kevo’s inside-outside security feature. When enabled, Kevo’s sensor helps prevent your door from being unlocked by unauthorized users while your Fob is inside your home.If the calibration results in a red flashing light ring at the end of the third touch sequence, then a poor calibration was performed. This could be due to where you are carrying your Kevo fob. You can accept a poor calibration, however accepting a poor calibration is not advised and could cause Kevo to be susceptible to unauthorized operation while your Kevo fob is inside of your home. If you continue to have calibration issues, please call Kevo support.

This process calibrates your Kevo fob based on where you normally keep it when you want to enter your door.1. Remove the battery cover from your lock, hold your Kevo fob to the back panel and press the white calibrate button on the top right side of the back panel. The Kevo fob will begin to blink red.2. Put the battery cover back on the lock.3. Stand outside and close the door. The light ring on the Kevo lock should be solid green.3. Put your Kevo fob where you would normally have it when you are going to enter your door (pocket, purse, backpack etc…).4. Touch the outside of your lock. The light ring should spin green. Once it turns solid green, repeat the touch sequence 2 more times.5. When you are finished, the light ring will flash green and the Kevo lock will beep 3 times (if sound is turned on). Your Kevo fob is now calibrated.If the calibration results in a red flashing light ring at the end of the third touch sequence, then a poor calibration was performed. This could be due to where you are carrying your smart device/Kevo fob. You can accept a poor calibration, however accepting a poor calibration is not advised and could cause Kevo to be susceptible to unauthorized operation while your smart device/Kevo fob is inside of your home. If you continue to have calibration issues, call Kevo support.

We are constantly testing and auditing the security of our platform. We make frequent updates to the mobile app and the Kevo Gateway ensure you have the latest security. We’ll alert you in the mobile app when an update is needed. For critical updates, we may push the update automatically so you don’t have to worry about it.

The Kevo fob is designed to be water-resistant.

The Kevo fob that came with your lock was already enrolled with your lock in the factory. You only need to push the button on the Kevo fob once to activate it. Once activated, it is recommended that you calibrate your fob to enable Kevo’s inside-outside security functionality.

In order to unenroll a Kevo fob from your Kevo lock, you must perform a reset of the Kevo Smart Lock, which will delete all eKeys and unenroll all enrolled Kevo fobs.Please follow the step by step instructions or our easy to use interactive guide to learn how to reset your Kevo Smart Lock

If your Kevo fob is lost or stolen, it is recommended that you reset your Kevo lock. Resetting your Kevo will delete all eKeys and Kevo fobs associated with the lock. Please follow the step by step instructions or our easy to use interactive guide to learn how to reset your Kevo Smart Lock NOTE: You can resend all previously sent eKeys at no charge, as eKeys never expire from your Kevo account.

The Kevo lock has a unique inside-outside sensor to detect if the authorized user is inside or outside of the house. Performing the calibration process on your Kevo fob will enable this feature and fine tune Kevo’s sensors, minimizing the potential for accidental unlocking from outside by an unauthorized user. Certain home configurations may impede the Kevo lock’s sensor more than others. For example: Your home office is located next to your entryway, and part of the office extends past the front door, jutting into the front yard. If your Kevo fob is being actively used in that office extension, the Kevo lock’s sensor could possibly detect the Kevo fob as being outside of your home while that Kevo fob is in active use.

How to set up the kwikset kevo fob to unlock your door without your phone

The Kwikset Kevo smart lock comes with a clever design that lets you simply touch the lock to unlock it—but that’s not the only feature that makes it so great. Here’s how to get the most out of our Kevo smart lock.

Use your previous key with the keyo

How to set up the kwikset kevo fob to unlock your door without your phone

Buying a new lock requires using new keys. You could hire a locksmith to change the lock pin pattern of the deadbolt to match your old keys, but most of the time it’s not worth the trouble.

However, the Kevo comes with Kwikset’s SmartKey technology, which allows you to use your old Kwikset key to unlock the Kevo—no locksmith necessary. It’s really easy to do and only takes about 30 seconds thanks to a special little tool that comes with the lock. Check out our guide to see how to program it. (If your house previously used Schlage locks, then you won’t be able to use that key to unlock the Kevo—you’ll need a new Kwikset key insetad).

Get a kevo fob so you don’t have to use your phone

The Kevo normally relies on location and Bluetooth data from your phone in order to determine if it’s actually you that’s trying to unlock your door. However, that means you have to leave the app running in the background at all times. If that doesn’t sound appealing to you, you can use a Kevo Fob instead of the lock relying on your phone.

The Kevo Fob acts as a direct replacement for your phone. If you touch the lock with the fob in your pocket, it will open. So if you don’t want the app running in the background all the time or you usually have the Bluetooth off, you can use the fob instead. Here’s how to set it up.

Create “ekeys” for family members

One drawback of the Kevo (as opposed to other smart locks with keypads) is that you just can’t share a simple keycode with other people if you want to give them access to your house. Instead, you have to give them their own “eKey” to use on their phone, but it’s easy to set up.

Just open up the Kevo app and send an eKey to a contact in your phone (or send them an email if they’re not in your contacts). From there, their phone will now act as a digital key to your Kevo lock, and you can even restrict access at certain times or only give them temporary access if they’re a guest.

Control your kevo remotely (or with alexa) with kevo plus

By itself, the Kevo only lets you lock and unlock your door from your phone if you’re nearby and within Bluetooth distance. You can control the lock from afar, but you need KevoPlus to make that happen.

Kevo Plus costs a one-time fee of $99 and comes with an internet gateway device that you plug into your router. This connects your Kevo to the internet, which then allows you to access your lock even when you aren’t home. Kevo Plus also allows you to integrate Kevo with other smarthome devices, like the Amazon Echo, to control your lock.

Enable auto-lock if you’re a forgetful person

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve forgotten to lock the door behind me. Luckily, it hasn’t cost me, but others may not be so lucky. Kevo has an auto-lock feature that automatically locks your door 30 seconds after you unlock it, that way your forgetfulness won’t come around and bite you in the rear end later in.

To enable it, all you have to do is take the interior cover off, locate the #4 switch, and turn it on. After that, your Kevo will automatically lock itself after 30 seconds, whether the door is open or closed.

lock the door without your phone

When locking your door, the Kevo still relies on your phone. So if you don’t have your phone (or fob) with you, you can’t lock your door by touch. However, you can enable a feature called Triple Touch Lock that allows you to lock your Kevo without needing your phone.

You just take off the interior cover on the lock and turn on switch #2. From there, Triple Touch Lock will be enabled. When you leave, just tap on the lock three consecutive times to lock the door.

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Kwikset KEVO Door Lock Uses Smartphone and touch-to-open technologyHow to set up the kwikset kevo fob to unlock your door without your phone

The folks at Kwikset now have a new smart lock, called KEVO.

KEVO uses a smartphone or FOB to send a signal to the lock to allow it to be unlocked with a touch of the finger.

The Kwikset KEVO Door Lock basically transforms your smartphone into a key without you having to remove the phone from your pocket.

How Kevo Works

The Kwikset KEVO Door Lock is blue-tooth enabled and now allows for a new interface for keys, using the latest Bluetooth Low Energy™ 4.0 technology.

The KEVO mobile phone app turns a smartphone into an electronic key (eKey) and allows the deadbolt to recognize and respond quickly to the touch of a finger, the KEVO app runs in the background of the smartphone and does not need to be opened to unlock the deadbolt.

How to set up the kwikset kevo fob to unlock your door without your phone

Home Safety – “inside the house”

KEVO has an intelligent positioning technology that detects whether an authorized user is inside or outside of the home before granting access to prevent unauthorized entry by other persons.

The Kwikset KEVO door lock uses multiple levels of encryption to increase digital security, and is tested to stringent lock picking [UL 437, par. 11.6.] and physical lock security standards, such as bump-proof.

The KEVO lock has a BumpGuard™ component that incorporates a side locking bar which replaces the traditional pin and tumbler design, to prevent lock-bumping.

Powered by Batteries

Kevo installs similar to a deadbolt and operates on four included AA batteries.

KEVO Mobile App Information

The Kevo Mobile App can be download free from app stores.

The app is used for initial setup, sending, disabling and deleting eKeys, viewing history of lock activity, and setting up other configurable features and options of the smart lock.

Kevo Web Portal : Mobile app users can also access their accounts through the Kevo web portal on a computer or mobile device. The user can send, disable and delete eKeys through the portal and delete a lost or stolen smartphone from the Kevo system.

Notifications : The Kevo mobile app can send users smartphone notifications when the door is locked or unlocked by eKey holders.

History Log : A history of the lock’s activity provides the times and dates that eKeys were sent and received as well as when eKey holders locked and unlocked the door.

Audio/Visual Indicators : visual and optional audio indicators communicate smart lock activity and battery life. when the batteries run low an audible and visual indicator display at the lock as well sends a mobile app alert and notification.

Multiple Users

The KEVO mobile app allows different levels of permission for key-holders, such as Administrator or user, and even allows authorization to send, disable and delete eKeys.

How to set up the kwikset kevo fob to unlock your door without your phone

Smartphone Compatibility

Kevo is compatible with smartphones that support Bluetooth Smart Ready/Bluetooth 4.0 and have the Kevo mobile app installed.

The app is currently available for iPhone® 4S and 5, as well as the fifth generation iPod® touch, third generation or higher iPad® and iPad mini. The app will become available for additional devices, pending software upgrades to support Bluetooth Smart Ready/Bluetooth 4.0. Development of the App for Android and Blackberry is currently underway.

KEVO Lock Finishes

The deadbolt comes in three finishes including Satin Nickel, Venetian Bronze and Polished Brass.

How Much?

Ouch – plan on shelling out approximately $219.00 for a Kwikset KEVO Door Lock package which includes a deadbolt, one fob, two standard keys and two smartphone eKeys available for download.

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I ’m no handyman, and I’m certainly not a locksmith. But as a newish homeowner — and one who delights in tinkering with smart home gear of all stripes — I’ve gotten pretty adept at some things around the house. One of which is changing out locks.

In fact, the first thing I did when the previous owners handed us the keys was toss them in the trash. Then I pulled out a Phillips head screwdriver and installed some Kwikset SmartKey locks, so one key would open all my various entries.

The Kwikset Kevo smart door lock also has SmartKey cylinders (it would be pretty dumb if it didn’t), but the Bluetooth-connected device goes a step further, eliminating keys altogether in favor of smartphone connectivity. I Installed the Kevo and gave it a whirl, and while I was initially excited about the product, in the end, it turned out to be less of a turnkey solution than I would have liked.

Design Challenges

I installed the Kevo on my side door, a deliberate choice based on a couple of factors. First, that’s the door I use the most. Second, Kevo makes sounds when used and has a bright LED ring around the keyhole. I didn’t want these obvious signals to broadcast my lock’s status to the sidewalk and beyond. Later, however, I discovered that disabling these indicators is as easy as flipping a switch. I only wish the rest of my experience with this lock went this easily.

While other connected door lock solutions are retrofits that slip on over the existing lock hardware (and admittedly, I have not reviewed them yet), Kwikset Kevo replaces the lock entirely, all the way down to the deadbolt. On one hand, you’d think that would make for a much more sturdy piece of hardware — and where it comes to the actual lock mechanism, it’s as smooth as anything on the market — but the overall casing is bulky, unwieldy, and has to be affixed to the door with a bracket.

In some ways, this is to be expected. But in others, it’s very disappointing. From the outside (other than the glowing LED ring) the lock looks like an everyday deadbolt. But on the interior side, the casing is tall and bulky because it has to accommodate not only the mechanisms to detect a Bluetooth-connected phone (or a fob, for use by those without smartphones) but also a battery pack big enough to hold four AA batteries. But in addition to that, there’s a lot of air in the device’s chassis. And in that air sits two wires. And in those two wires, I discovered one problem.

Installation Woes

Typically when reviewing a product, I don’t mention if the device brakes, so long as the manufacturer provides a replacement that works. Gadgets break all the time, and stores exchange the busted products just as affably as publicists do. But Kevo’s problems are the result of a design flaw, in my opinion, and as a result, I have to mention the fact that it took me two Kevos to make this lock work.

The problem begins with the fact that my side door has a nine-panel window, a common fixture for an entrance. This is worth noting because the Kevo’s large footprint on the door’s interior size made the lock extremely difficult to install. In particular, the lock is so wide that it ran into the molding around my window. And the device is constructed such that you have to slide a cover on and off in a very rough fashion to change the battery, pair the lock with new phone, or change the alert settings. The best comparison I can make is that sliding this cover on or off is like opening the battery panel on a children’s toy. With grooves on each side, the cover is designed to slide into place, but it’s not an inviting piece of hardware to open up.

In addition, the bracket that holds the lock hardware and battery casing to the door has a surprising amount of give. So much so that the entire device can swivel five degrees in either direction, even though its installed and working properly. This astounded me for a lock made by Kwikset, though I don’t believe it affected the overall security of the bolt or cylinder.

And finally, the biggest problem has to do with the two wires referenced above. Stretching from the lock’s exterior piece, into the door hole, through the bracket, and connecting to the battery and brain of the device, these wires are more-or-less loose, and installers (consumers, basically) should be very careful around them. Despite the installation instructions showing otherwise, one wire is taped down. I un-taped the wire on the first lock I had (thinking that I should because the instructions don’t show it to be fastened down), and it quickly and easily became detached from the lock’s circuitry. That’s why I had to send it back. The second time around, I was much more careful with this wire, and ultimately successful in installing the Kevo unit.

Everyday Use

Once I got Kevo up and running, everything operated without a hitch. The device connected with my iPhone 6 and my wife’s iPhone 5 perfectly. The only complaint that I had was going to be about Kevo’s pay-per-key eKey program, but it turns out I was wrong. A July 2014 update to the app and the lock’s firmware made the feature available to Kevo owners for free — a smart move because competing smart locks were also offering free keys for houseguests.

But I also made sure to physically set up my home’s house key with the SmartKey lock, just in case it managed to fail me sometime. And truth be told, I refuse to leave home without my keys, though arriving home and simply touching the lock with my phone in my pocket was a glorious convenience, especially with a baby in my arms or a leashed dog tugging me in all directions.

Still, something to note is that Kevo will not improve your home’s security. Crooks can still kick in your door, pick your deadbolt, or break your window. Actually they’ll be much less likely to hack your Bluetooth-connected lock than do any of these things, because its simply easier to use brute force than technological know-how to enter into a home. And not to be alarmist, but there’s no lock — connected or otherwise — that’s going to make you safer. These products don’t change the fundamental truth that locks only keep honest people out.

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Kevo 926 Key Fob for use with Bluetooth Enabled 925DB Series Kevo Deadbolts

The Kwikset keyless entry, Kevo 926 Key Fob, provides you with the latest in lock technology and is designed to make today’s active lifestyle safer and simpler. With Kevo, your Smartphone is now your key. No more fumbling for your keys. Keep your phone in your pocket or purse and just touch the lock to open. Touch to open convenience. No Smartphone? No Problem. Enjoy the same touch to open convenience with the Fob.

MANUFACTURER: Kwikset Corporation

CATEGORY: Keyless Entry Locks

SUB CATEGORY: Kevo Deadbolt Key Fob

COLLECTION: Kwikset Kevo

PRODUCT FAMILY: Kevo 925 Series Deadbolts

BATTERIES: Requires CR2025 battery for Fob key, included.

FUNCTION: Kevo Fob can be used for touch to open convenience without a SmartPhone.

The Kevo has a unique and patent-pending feature to detect if the authorized user
is inside or outside of the house.
Performing the calibration process on your fob or phone will test this feature and help fine tune Kevo’s sensor,
so there is no accidental unlocking from an unauthorized user outside.

COMPATIBILITY: One Fob can be enrolled to operate multiple Kevo locks.

WARRANTY: 1 year electronics warranty

SHIPPING WEIGHT: .03 lbs.

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How to set up the kwikset kevo fob to unlock your door without your phone

Jun 18, 2019 · 4 min read

The Kwikset Kevo smart lock comes with a smart design that allows you touch the lock to unlock it but that’s not the only feature that makes it so terrific. Here is the way to get the maximum from our Kevo lock.

Utilize your previous key with the keyo

Purchasing a new lock requires using keys. You can hire a locksmith to change the lock pin pattern of this deadbolt to coincide with your old keys, but the majority of the time that it’s not worth the trouble.

On the other hand, the Kevo includes Kwikset’s SmartKey technology, which permits you to use your old Kwikset key to unlock the Kevowithout a locksmith necessary. But it is advisable to hire Professional Locksmiths to install keyo. It is really easy to do and just takes about 30 seconds thanks to a unique little tool which accompanies the lock. Have a look at our guide to see how to plan it. (In case your home formerly used Schlage locks, then you certainly won’t have the ability to use that key to unlock the Kevo — you are going to need a new Kwikset key insetad).

Get a kevo fob so you don’t have to use your phone

The Kevo normally relies on place and Bluetooth information from your cell phone in order to learn whether it’s actually you that’s hoping to unlock your door. However, this means you’ve got to leave the program running in the background at all times. If that does not sound appealing to you, you can use a Kevo Fob rather than the lock relying on your mobile phone.

The Kevo Fob functions as a direct replacement to your mobile phone. Should you touch the lock with the fob in your pocket, it will open. Therefore, if you don’t want to have the program running in the background all the time or you usually have the Bluetooth off, you may use the fob instead. Here’s how to set this up.

How to set up the kwikset kevo fob to unlock your door without your phone

Create”ekeys” for household members

One drawback of this Kevo (instead of other smart locks with keypads) is that you just can’t share a simple keycode with other people if you want to provide them access to a house. Instead, you need to provide them their very own”eKey” to use on their telephone, but it’s simple to establish.

Just open the Kevo program and ship an eKey to a contact on your phone (or send them an email if they’re not in your contacts). From that point, their phone will now work as a digital key to your Kevo lock, and you can even restrict access at certain times or only offer them temporary access whenever they are a guest.

Control your own kevo remotely (or with alexa) with kevo plus

By itself, the Kevo just lets you unlock and lock your door from the phone if you are nearby and inside Bluetooth distance. It’s possible to Command The Lock from afar, however you require KevoPlus to make that occur.

This links your Kevo to the internet, which then allows you to access your lock even when you aren’t home. Kevo Plus also allows you to incorporate Kevo along with other smarthome devices, such as the Amazon Echo, to command your own lock.

Permit auto-lock if you’re a forgetful person

I can not tell you how often I have forgotten to lock the door behind me. Luckily, it hasn’t cost me, but others might not be quite as blessed.

To enable it, all you need to do would be to take the inside cover off, locate the 4 button, and turn it on. After that, your Kevo will automatically lock itself after 30 seconds, whether the door is open or closed.

Lock the door without phone

When locking your door, the Kevo still depends upon your mobile phone. Therefore, in the event that you don’t own your phone (or fob) with you, you can not lock your door by contact. But, it is possible to allow a feature known as Triple Touch Lock which allows you to lock your Kevo without having your cell phone.

You simply remove the inside cover on the lock and turn on switch #2. From there, Triple Touch Lock will be empowered. When you leave, just tap the lock three successive times to lock the door.

Conceal a spare key, just in case

Even though you do not need a key to lock and unlock your Kevo, it is still a good idea to have a spare key handy, just if the batteries run out or some other mechanical failure.You don’t need to maintain this spare key on your person in any way times, although it’s probably not too big a deal, since you carry your car keys with you anyhow. However, you could only hide the crucial somewhere out of your home in the event that you truly don’t want to carry it around with you.

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How to set up the kwikset kevo fob to unlock your door without your phone

How to set up the kwikset kevo fob to unlock your door without your phone

At a Glance

Expert’s Rating

  • Touch-to-open system is a crowd-pleaser and conversation piece
  • Kids can be outfit with a fob ($25), so they can open the door without a smartphone
  • Needs Kevo Plus hardware to do much of anything beyond simple Bluetooth connections
  • Installation could be simpler
  • A pricey option in this category

Our Verdict

A capable, if expensive, way to upgrade your front door.

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Kwikset’s Kevo, with its blue ring of light around the exterior keyhole, certainly screams “this way to the smart home.” If you can wrangle your way through a comparatively complex setup, it might be worth your time.

The Kevo, now in its second generation, helpfully walks you through hardware installation with a step by step guide built into the app. If you pay very close attention to these instructions (some of the animations are quite small), the lock can be installed with only moderate trouble. I got the lock set up and running in about 25 minutes, though that included experience gained from working with other locks.

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The Kevo app does a pretty good job of walking you through the installation process.

The big selling point of the Kevo is its “touch to open” technology. A ring around the external keyhole—which can still be used normally with the included keys, and can be rekeyed as desired—can be simply touched to unlock the door. This is a bit misleading, of course: The touch-sensitive ring doesn’t use biometrics or some other fancy trick to identify you; it simply tells the lock to poll your phone via Bluetooth to see if you have a valid key installed. (Speaking of which, earlier this year, Kwikset wisely decided to suspend its prior practice of selling extra e-keys at a cost of $1.99 each. Additional e-keys are now free.) Sending keys is simple, though they are tied to an email address, not a phone number, which some users might prefer.

Like the August Smart Lock, the Kwikset Kevo only works via Bluetooth, so it isn’t immediately able to become part of your smart home network. You can extend its functionality through a $100 gizmo called Kevo Plus (not reviewed here) which connects to your router via an ethernet cable, giving you remote access features and Alexa compatibility.

Out of the box, the Kevo does support IFTTT, but the recipes are a bit limited in scope. You can set up a recipe to send you an email if the door is unlocked, for example, but this only works if the door is unlocked through the app, not with a physical key or via the manual deadbolt.

The good news is that the Kevo works more often than not, and though it sometimes stutters on commands, it is fairly reliable and, from a physical standpoint, pretty tough (older models could be smashed open with a screwdriver and hammer). That said, parts are fairly archaic—such as the use of old school DIP switches in the mechanism to set things like automatic door locking and turning off audible beep—which inspires somewhat less confidence.

How to set up the kwikset kevo fob to unlock your door without your phone

NFC-powered door locks are already a thing, allowing owners of compatible smartphones (or NFC rings) to get into their houses with a tap of their gadgets. But NFC is not the only transfer tech capable of powering a smart lock (plus, if you have to dig your NFC phone out of your bag, that’s not necessarily much quicker than using a traditional key). Well, Unikey has come up with a smart lock system that uses Bluetooth 4.0 to turn compatible smartphones into proximity-sensitive keys.

Their version of the smart lock — called Kevo — doesn’t require the phone to be tapped to the lock. Rather the phone-owner only needs to touch the lock with their finger to gain entry. The crowdfunded Lockitron smart lock also uses Bluetooth 4.0 — but that device is also continually connected to the Internet via Wi-Fi, allowing owners to lock or unlock their doors remotely from anywhere. Which may or may not appeal to you, depending on how paranoid/security-conscious you are. Being Bluetooth-only and lacking a continuous hook into your home Wi-Fi, the Kevo smart lock doesn’t support a remote-unlocking use-case. But that does mean you can’t accidentally unlock your door when you’re miles away. The eKey owner has to be standing next to the door to lock or unlock it.

How else does Kevo differ from Lockitron? Its creators have crafted a slightly slicker-looking and smaller smart lock — which also includes a visual coloured LED indicator, so you can confirm by eye that the door has been locked (or unlocked). Kevo’s lock also supports mechanical key rekeying. But it’s also a little more expensive (at least than Lockitron’s reserve price of $179).

In addition to being compatible with iOS devices, the smart lock system works with a dedicated key fob for people who don’t have a phone or other device capable of running the Kevo app (which is currently iOS only). Whatever you’re using as your eKey — i.e. the key fob or iOS device — can remain in your pocket; you only have to tap the lock with a finger to lock or unlock it, as demonstrated in the below video.

Importantly, Unikey says its technology is able to detect whether the authorized user is standing inside or outside the house — which is rather, er, key, in terms of preventing an eKey-less stranger from gaining entry from outside if there happens to be a nearby eKey inside. The company doesn’t go into detail about how they detect exactly where the eKey is located but say their technology is patent-pending.

Aside from enabling people to get in and out of their homes without fumbling around in a bag or pocket for their keys, the Kevo lock supports other features — such as the ability to share multiple eKeys, including single-use keys that can only work within a given period, and also generates a record of when your door is locked and unlocked, and by whom.

On the security side, eKeys can be deleted via a web portal or by signing in to your account on another device in case a smartphone or key fob is lost or stolen. And the system can send you notifications when the door is locked and unlocked.

Compatible iOS devices are the iPhone 4S and 5, the fifth-generation iPod touch, and third-gen or higher iPad and iPad mini. Kevo’s creators say they plan to make the app available for additional platforms once they are able to support Bluetooth 4.0, noting that app development for Android and Blackberry is “currently underway”.

How to set up the kwikset kevo fob to unlock your door without your phone

“Despite the fact that it’s a breeze to install and boasts a handful of super-convenient features, Kevo’s lack of compatibility with Android means most users won’t be able to use them.”

  • Easy installation and setup
  • Convenient features
  • Inconspicuous design
  • Doesn’t work with Android, Windows, Blackberry phones
  • Doesn’t work with other home-automation products

The premise of a smart lock is simple: Quit carrying around little chunks of metal to unlock your door, and instead be greeted by an open lock through the magic of technology. Unfortunately, it’s also one of those futuristic devices we’ve been promised for years, that seem to be taking their time arriving.

There are only a handful you can buy now, and not all of them are as “smart” as you’d think. Kwikset’s Kevo was one of the first smart deadbolts to hit stores, and also the first to require neither key nor keypad. Instead it relies on a Bluetooth signal from your smartphone to automatically unlock and lock as you come and go. Using this technology, the $219 Kevo promises to make your life easier and more secure — but does it live up to its lofty promises? Is it worth shelling out hundreds to replace your regular dumb lock? We got our hands on one to see for ourselves.

Installation and setup

Despite the tech inside, the Kevo is no more difficult to install than any other lock. Compared to a regular deadbolt, you’ll only have to fiddle with a couple wires and pop in some AA batteries — otherwise the process is basically the same. So long as you can follow a few simple instructions and know how to use a screwdriver, you should be able to have this badboy up and running in a half hour. If you’re handy, and have installed a lock before, you’re probably only looking at 10 or 20 minutes.

After installation, the next step is to sync it with Kwikset’s iPhone app. There isn’t currently a Kevo app for Android, Windows, or Blackberry phones, which is a pretty huge drawback, and you’re also out of luck if you rock anything older than an iPhone 4S. Technically, you can still use the battery-powered key fob that comes with Kevo, but without the app, you won’t have access to many of the lock’s best features.

How to set up the kwikset kevo fob to unlock your door without your phone

After syncing, you’ll need to calibrate the lock so it can recognize when you’re leaving the house or coming home. If you don’t complete the calibration process properly, the lock won’t understand when your phone or key fob is nearby, so it won’t unlock unless the phone is right next to it. Getting this right is important.

Luckily, the Kevo’s instructions are crystal clear, easy to follow, and the process is far less clunky than it used to be. Some early users complained about having to perform the process multiple times before the calibration actually worked, but UniKey (the company behind the lock’s tech) has since released a major firmware update to improve calibration speed and accuracy. We recalibrated several times for the sake of testing, and it worked fine every time.

Features and design

Aside from being a breeze to set up, the Kevo looks great on your door – because it blends in. Pretty much every other smart lock has some sort of snazzy modern design going on, but to an uninitiated bystander, Kevo looks like any other lock. Potential intruders won’t have any idea you’re rocking a smart deadbolt on your door, which could encourage tampering. It even comes in three different finishes — nickel, brass, and venetian bronze — so you can match it to your doorknob.

You never need to whip out your keys to unlock your door.

Another awesome feature that helps you justify the high price tag is the ability to send out virtual “eKeys” to your friends and family so they can use their phones to unlock your door. You probably won’t use this feature all the time, but when the day comes that you need to let somebody into your house while you’re away, it’s a godsend. Originally, Kwikset made these keys single-use only, and charged $2 apiece after the first one, but thankfully it’s simpler now. With the updated app, each lock comes with a set of six reusable eKeys you can assign to anybody you please. These new eKeys can be activated, deactivated, and reassigned as much as you like, and you’ll only have to pay a one-time fee of $2 for each key past the first six.

Performance and use

After it’s set up and calibrated, Kevo is insanely easy to use. When you come within Bluetooth range, Kevo recognizes your phone’s specific Bluetooth signature, and will unlock when touched. All you’ve got to do is tap on it with your finger, and if everything works properly, it’ll blink to life and retract the deadbolt. It also works the same way in reverse, so when you leave each day, locking your door is as easy as tapping the lock. You can also unlock Kevo with a key (two are included) if all else fails, but doing so kind of undermines the point of buying a smart lock.

How to set up the kwikset kevo fob to unlock your door without your phone

How to set up the kwikset kevo fob to unlock your door without your phone

In our experience, the unlocking process isn’t much faster than using a real key or punching a code into a keypad (since the lock usually takes a second to recognize your Bluetooth signature anyway), but it’s definitely easier to activate. You never need to whip out your keys to unlock your door, which really comes in handy when you’re carrying an armload of groceries or luggage.

Verdict

In terms of performance and convenience, Kevo definitely lives up to its promises. Despite having a few quirks and setup problems at launch, UniKey has successfully smoothed out all of Kevo’s bumps with the latest firmware update. In our experience, it works exactly as advertised. The thoughtful and inconspicuous design makes it blend in, and the user interface — in both the app and the physical lock — are simple and intuitive.

That said, there are a few downsides that are hard to overlook. The fact that the Kevo app doesn’t work with Android is a fairly major drawback. Unless you own an iPhone 4s or later, buying this lock probably isn’t worth it, since you’ll miss out on some of the best features. Furthermore, the Kevo’s lack of home-automation protocols like Z-Wave, Zigbee, or Wi-Fi makes it nearly impossible for the lock to interact with other smart-home products.

So, all things considered, if you’re an Android user or you’re looking for a smart lock that fits into your existing home automation setup, we recommend you look elsewhere. However, if you happen to own a newer model iPhone, and you’re merely looking for an extra bit of convenience when locking and unlocking your door, look no further.

Do you have trouble using a standard key to lock and unlock your door? Do you ever struggle reaching for your keys in your pocket or purse? Kwikset’s Kevo is a solution to these problems! With Kevo, users are able to open the door with the single tap of a finger. It is engineered with maximum security, offering military grade encryption. The lock has a unique feature to detect if the authorized user is inside or outside of the house so the door won’t unlock when a stranger bumps the door, for example.

How to set up the kwikset kevo fob to unlock your door without your phone

Kwikset’s Kevo is easy to install and includes everything required for installation–Philips head screwdriver and 4 AA batteries. Upon installation, users calibrate their smart phone and key fob(s) with the lock to help fine-tune Kevo’s sensor, thus prohibiting unauthorized users from unlocking the door.

The Kevo also comes with one key fob and 2 eKeys. No smart phone? No problem! The key fob functions much like the app on the phone will– users only need to keep the fob in their pocket, purse or backpack to enjoy the same one-touch convenience. The 2 eKeys included are electronic encrypted keys, which move your physical key into the digital world (in the free Kevo App) thus improving your home access experience. Users may purchase more fobs or eKeys as needed. The app is free to download through the App Store for the iPhone 4s, 5, 5c, and 5s.

How to set up the kwikset kevo fob to unlock your door without your phone

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The Kwikset Kevo smart lock comes with a smart design that allows you simply touch the lock to unlock it–but that’s only one feature that makes it really great. Here is how to get the most from our Kevo lock gt locksmith Mississauga.

Utilize your previous key with the keyo

Purchasing a new lock necessitates using keys. You can hire a locksmith to change the lock pattern of this deadbolt to match your old keys, but most of the time that it’s not worth the trouble.

But, the Kevo includes Kwikset’s SmartKey technology, which permits you to use your old Kwikset key to unlock the Kevo–no locksmith essential. It’s really simple to do and only takes about 30 seconds thanks to a special little tool that accompanies the lock. Check out our guide to see how to program it. (In case your home formerly used Schlage locks, and then you won’t be able to use that key to unlock the Kevo–you are going to need a brand new Kwikset key insetad).

Get a kevo fob so you don’t have to use your Mobile Phone

The Kevo generally relies on location and Bluetooth information from your phone in order to determine whether it’s actually you that is trying to unlock your door. However, this means you have to leave the program running in the background at all times. If this does not sound appealing to you personally, you may use a Kevo Fob instead of the lock relying on your phone.

The Kevo Fob functions as a direct replacement to the phone. If you touch the lock using the fob in your pocket, it is going to open. So in the event that you don’t need the program running in the background all the time or you generally have the Bluetooth off, then you may use the fob instead. Here’s the way to set this up.

Create”ekeys” for family members

One drawback of the Kevo (as opposed to other smart locks with keypads) is that you just can’t share a easy keycode with other people if you want to give them access to a house. Instead, you need to provide them their own”eKey” to use on their telephone, however it’s easy to establish.

Just open up the Kevo app and send an eKey to a contact in your phone (or send them an email whenever they’re not in your contacts). From that point, their telephone will now work as a virtual key to a Kevo lock, and you can also restrict access at certain times or just offer them temporary access if they are a guest.

Control your kevo liberally (or with alexa) with kevo plus

By itself, the Kevo only enables you to unlock and lock your door from your phone if you’re nearby and inside Bluetooth distance. It’s possible to control the lock from afar, however you need KevoPlus to make that happen.

Kevo Plus costs a one-time fee of $99 and comes with an internet gateway device that you plug into your router Mississauga. This connects your Kevo to the world wide web, which then permits you to access your lock even when you aren’t home. Kevo Plus also allows you to integrate Kevo along with other smarthome devices, such as the Amazon Echo, to command your lock.

Enable auto-lock if you are a forgetful person

I can not tell you how often I have forgotten to lock the door behind me. Luckily, it hasn’t cost mepersonally, but others might not be so lucky. Kevo comes with an auto-lock attribute that automatically locks your door 30 minutes after you unlock it, that way your forgetfulness won’t come around and bite you in the rear end later in.

To help it, all you have to do would be to take the interior cover off, find the 4 switch, and turn it on. Following that, your Kevo will automatically lock itself after 30 minutes, if the door is open or shut.

Lock the door with no Cell Phone

When locking your door, the Kevo still depends upon your phone. Therefore, in the event that you don’t own your phone (or fob) with you, then you can not lock your door by contact. However, it is possible to enable a feature known as Triple Touch Lock that permits you to lock your Kevo without needing your cell phone.

You just take off the interior cover onto the lock and turn switch #2. From that point, Triple Touch Lock is going to be empowered. When you leave, just tap on the lock three successive days to lock the door.

While several high-profile smart deadbolt systems such as Lockitron and August have experienced significant delays, Kwikset has been shipping its Kevo Bluetooth deadbolt for some time now, and today the system is receiving a software update to provide new access options for users.

Similar in appearance to other electronic deadbolt locks with a relatively large housing on the inside of the door, the Kevo system allows users to lock and unlock their deadbolts with a simple touch, relying on a Kevo iPhone app or physical fob to determine whether access should be granted. After a simple set-up process, the Kevo deadbolt can determine relative positioning of the device or fob, only granting touch access when the user is outside the door. A standard key can also be used to operate the deadbolt.

Much of today’s upgrade centers around the system’s eKeys that allow users to unlock the door using the Kevo smartphone app. The new features include free and unlimited Guest eKeys that can be sent to guests to allow access for 24 hours, as well as a new Scheduled eKey type that allows to restrict the days and times a standard eKey is valid.

From giving a neighbor day-long access to keep an eye on your kids, or letting in a weekend guest who beats you home from a busy day at work, the Guest eKey provides ultimate convenience and flexibility.

The new Scheduled eKey enhances home access control by allowing users to set day and time constraints right from their phones. Ideal for house cleaners, dog walkers, nannies or others that need regular access at pre-determined times, like on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-3 p.m. Kevo owners can schedule these eKeys to be active prior to sending, so they don’t have to remember to grant or revoke access to these users in real time.

Kevo is available from Apple, Amazon, and other retailers for approximately $220. The updated Kevo app for iPhone is available now through the App Store [Direct Link], and the app also facilitates a firmware update for the lock itself.

Picture this: Your Prius is packed to the gills with food to fill your empty refrigerator. You pull into the driveway but instead of calling your kids for help, you allow yourself a quick workout.

As you wrestle up every grocery bag from the car, you stumble your way to the front door, gasping for air as the weight from these heavy bags begin to tighten around your arms and hands with each step. When you finally arrive to the front door, you now have to scramble in your pockets for the key. But when you reach for the handle, you drop a gallon of milk, and that’s when the realization hits you: it’s time to switch to a keyless entry solution.

We’ve all been there before and we get it—why make multiple trips to the car when you can get all the groceries in one trip, right? But if your home had a Bluetooth lock, you wouldn’t have to drop all those groceries on the ground to unlock your door. Instead, all you have to do is simply touch the lock to gain entry to your home.

Sounds pretty convenient, huh? Let’s take a deeper look at why installing a proximity-based keyless entry door lock is a smart investment!

What Are Bluetooth Locks & How Do They Work?

A Bluetooth lock uses contactless RFID (radio-frequency identification) technology, which means you’ll never need to use a physical key to unlock your door again. For smartphone users, you can simply download the lock brand’s mobile app (for free) to your smartphone, or you can use a key fob (included with the lock) to gain access.

Conveniently, the mobile app runs in the background, so you don’t have to open it before entering your home.

  • The Kwikset Kevo, for example, will detect when your smartphone is within close proximity to the lock (say, inside your pocket, backpack, or purse). What happens next is your device activates the deadbolt, allowing authorized access with the touch of a finger.
  • From the mobile app, you can easily manage a user’s access by creating codes. An access code provides you with more control than ever before and cannot be physically lost, stolen, or duplicated.
  • While standing in line at the grocery store, you can send a unique code to your sister before she arrives from out of state—plus you can view the history of any user’s previous entry, so you can be sure your teenager got home before curfew without having to wait up.

More About The Kevo Bluetooth Lock

How to set up the kwikset kevo fob to unlock your door without your phone

The Kevo by Kwikset is an affordable Bluetooth lock that includes a unique touch-to-open feature that uses your smartphone or key fob.

Other features include:

  • ANSI grade two deadbolt
  • Multiple levels of military grade encryption
  • Receive notifications and manage lock and eKeys through the Kevo mobile app, or provided key fob
  • Comes with one key fob, two eKeys, and unlimited guest keys
  • Additional eKeys available for purchase, using Kevo mobile app for $1.99 each
  • Unlimited eKey capacity
  • Additional fobs available for purchase
  • Each eKey is unique and assigned specifically to a Kevo user and Kevo Bluetooth lock
  • An eKey can be shared digitally in a few clicks
  • You can temporarily disable or completely delete any unwanted users from Kevo
  • eKeys may be reused
  • Time/date stamp audit trail history—know who and when the lock was accessed

Also by Kwikset is Halo. These keyless options range from fingerprint locks to convenient keypad access codes. Features include:

  • Access to activity history through mobile app
  • Bluetooth lock connection
  • Customization of users
  • No hard wiring needed

Schlage Sense Smart Bluetooth Deadbolt

How to set up the kwikset kevo fob to unlock your door without your phone

The Schlage Sense is a top of the line Bluetooth lock designed for quick and simple lock control through your smartphone.

Here’s some of its key features:

  • Bluetooth lock access right from your phone
  • Meets the highest industry rating for security and durability
  • Built-in alarm technology senses potential door attacks
  • Easy to set up and program, using the Schlage Home™ app (iOS and Android)
  • Assign and schedule codes through the Schlage Home™ app
  • Lock holds up to 30 access codes at a time
  • Talk to your lock through compatible voice assistants, including Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant*
  • Lock and unlock your door from anywhere*
  • Battery-operated so no hard-wiring required or lockouts during a home power outage
  • No fees or subscriptions
  • Schlage Sense Wi-Fi Adapter is required for remote access and voice assistant features

The Schlage Sense is available standalone or in a variety of bundles, including WiFi and front entry kits

Upgrade Your Home’s Security with GoKeyless

Want to know how these and other proximity-based door locks can enhance the security and function of your home or office? Check out our full selection of Bluetooth locks for details, pricing, specs, and much more! For question, our team is always here to help you find the best door lock solutions, so you enjoy peace of mind when it comes to your home’s security.

Contact us today at (877) 439-5377 and let us find you the best Bluetooth lock for your needs, budget, and lifestyle!

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“Kevo is not just another lock, it represents a shift in lifestyle for busy homeowners. Whether keeping track of your teenage daughter, granting temporary access to a housecleaner or monitoring your front door activity while on vacation, Kevo redefines the meaning of smart, simple security,” said Greg Gluchowski , president, Kwikset.

The Total Key Management Solution
Using the Kevo mobile app, homeowners can send eKeys to family, friends or service people, anytime, anywhere. Once an eKey is sent, recipients can simply download the mobile app, if they don’t already have it installed, keep their iPhone in their purse or pocket and unlock the door with a simple touch. With several levels of permissions, Kevo Owners and Administrators have authorization to send, delete and disable eKeys within seconds. After distributing eKeys, they can choose to receive notifications when a user locks or unlocks the door, for convenient home security management. Homeowners agree, eKeys are the answer to every-day challenges in key (and home security) management:

“Using Kevo is like living in the future. My new smart lock, and therefore my home, now magically recognizes me by touch. Being able to issue and revoke virtual keys to family members or service providers is priceless. Install was a breeze, even for a guy like me who’s never replaced a deadbolt, and it only required a single screwdriver,” said David Zatz , blogger at “Zatz Not Funny”.

“I have two dogs that I walk and two children, ages four and two. I am always carrying the kids, groceries and my bags from work, holding the dog’s leashes, or with my hands full,” said Kathy Z. of “3 Boys and a Dog” blog. “This device is invaluable to me because, instead of fumbling for keys (that I inevitably drop), I can simply touch my lock with one finger and gain access to my home. I always have my phone on me, either in my pant pocket or in my purse, and I can just leave it in there, touch my Kevo and I am in. The convenience factor is huge!”

A Mobile App that Gives You Control and Convenience
Kwikset’s Kevo mobile app includes a simple interface that delivers much more than eKey management. After setting up a Kevo account, Owners can customize and control everything through their app, including:

  • Managing eKeys and settings associated with each given lock
  • Receiving notifications when a user enters or exits the door
  • Monitoring lock activity and tracking user history
  • Updating Kevo lock software directly from a smartphone
  • Instant access to Kevo’s Help Center
  • Kevo web portal offers the same management features as the app via a browser

The Kwikset Kevo Advantage
Kevo combines UniKey Technologies , Inc.’s (UniKey) secure touch-to-open technology and Kwikset’s 67 years of experience engineering and manufacturing residential door locks. This combination of expertise translates to unmatched convenience and security features that include:

  • Inside-outside technology – Kevo offers patent-pending intelligent positioning technology that detects whether an authorized user is inside or outside of the home before granting access, to help prevent unauthorized entry.
  • Touch-to-open convenience – Users can keep their phones in their pocket or purse. No more fumbling for keys, simply touch the lock to open for the ultimate convenience.
  • Kevo fob – No smartphone? No problem. Users can enjoy the same touch-to-open convenience with the fob. A single fob can be authorized to work with up to 25 Kevo locks.
  • Multiple levels of encryption – Kevo uses multiple levels of encryption to increase digital security and is continually reviewed by industry leading independent security experts.
  • SmartKey¨ technology – Kwikset’s patented SmartKey re-key technology provides superior security and re-key convenience unlike any other smart lock on the market.

“History has shown extremely powerful solutions that deliver a simple and elegant user experience evolve industries. Combining forces with Kwikset, we are able to deliver a complete, mass market product that will truly revolutionize the way we gain access to our homes,” said Phil Dumas , founder, UniKey.

Compatibility, Pricing and Availability
Kevo is compatible with smartphones that support Bluetooth Smart Ready/Bluetooth 4.0 hardware and have the Kevo mobile app available. The app is currently available for iPhone ® 4S, 5, 5c and 5s, as well as the fifth generation iPod ® touch, third generation or higher iPad ® and iPad mini. The app will become available for additional platforms such as Android , pending software upgrades that will fully support Bluetooth Smart Ready/Bluetooth 4.0 technology. Homeowners can purchase their Kevo deadbolt for the suggested price of $219 at a wide range of retailers nationwide. For additional information on what is included in the Kevo package and a list of retailers, visit www.Kwikset.com/Kevo. For additional product details, click here. For high resolution images and product requests, visit kwiksetpresskit.com. Interviews with Kwikset and UniKey executives are available upon request.

About Kwikset
Hardware and Home Improvement (HHI) is a major manufacturer and supplier of residential locksets, residential builders’ hardware and faucets with a portfolio of renowned brands, including Kwikset ® , Weiser ® , Baldwin ® , National Hardware ® , Stanley ® , FANAL ® , Pfister and EZSET ® . HHI is a leader in its key markets with #1 positions in U.S. residential locksets (Kwikset), Canada residential locksets (Weiser), U.S. luxury locksets (Baldwin), and U.S. builders’ hardware (Stanley-National Hardware), #2 in Mexico residential hardware (Fanal), and #3 in U.S. retail plumbing (Pfister). Headquartered in Orange County, California , HHI has a global sales force and operates manufacturing and distribution facilities in the U.S., Canada , Mexico and Asia. To learn more about Kwikset, visit http://kwiksetpresskit.com

About Spectrum Brands
HHI is a division of Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SPB). Spectrum Brands is a global, diversified consumer products company and a leading supplier of consumer batteries, residential locksets, residential builders’ hardware and faucets, shaving and grooming products, personal care products, small household appliances, specialty pet supplies, lawn and garden and home pest control products, and personal insect repellents. Spectrum Brands employs over 12,500 employees worldwide and sells to the top 25 global retailers with products in more than one million stores.

These six Verizon accessories give you the power to adjust the thermostat and control door locks, appliances and lights right from your smartphone.

Thanks to advances in smart home technology, everything from your doors to your smoke detector can be programmed from your tablet or smartphone.

Here’s how your home can run better than ever before:

1. Nest® Learning Thermostat™

What it does: Lets you control the temperature in your home even when you’re away, helping conserve energy and money.

Killer feature: It’s a thermostat that programs itself. Nest will learn your patterns and weather forecasts and make adjustments accordingly. Plus, it provides monthly energy reports via email.

2. Nest® Protect™

What it does: Sends alerts to your smartphone if carbon monoxide or smoke is detected (or if the batteries are running low). With the Nest app, you can tap into even more features, such as silencing your alarm when away.

Killer feature: If it detects a full-blown fire, the Nest Protect flashes red, sounds the alarm and tells you it’s time to head outside. Just a smoking toaster or burnt popcorn? If it’s only a little bit of smoke, the alarm glows yellow as a precaution.

3. Nest Cam™

What it does: Sends alerts in case something happens, and shows footage of your home live in super-clear 1080p HD. It also records what’s happening.

Killer feature: With the mic and speaker, you can hear what’s going on in the room and even speak using the Nest app.

4. Canary All-in-One Home Security

What it does: Canary detects new or unusual movements in your home and sends notifications with HD video to your smartphone. But it can also monitor air quality, temperature and humidity.

Killer feature: Similar to the Nest Learning Thermostat, the more you use the Canary, the more it understands and adapts to your home’s daily routine.

5. Belkin WeMo Insight Switch

What it does: Did you remember to turn the iron off before heading to work? No worries. The Belkin WeMo Insight Switch lets you turn off home electronics—including appliances—from your device.

Killer feature: Provides information on how much energy your electronics are using.

6. Kwikset® Kevo™

What it does: When installed on your door, it will sense your smartphone or the Kevo key fob via Bluetooth® and unlock at the touch of your hand—great for when you’re juggling bags of groceries. Multiple levels of encryption keep your home secure.

Killer feature: Never leave a key under the mat for emergencies. You can send your dog walker, friends or relatives an electronic key with the Kevo app.

Thanks to advances in smart home technology, everything from your doors to your smoke detector can be programmed from your tablet or smartphone.

Here’s how your home can run better than ever before:

1. Nest® Learning Thermostat™

What it does: Lets you control the temperature in your home even when you’re away, helping conserve energy and money.

Killer feature: It’s a thermostat that programs itself. Nest will learn your patterns and weather forecasts and make adjustments accordingly. Plus, it provides monthly energy reports via email.

2. Nest® Protect™

What it does: Sends alerts to your smartphone if carbon monoxide or smoke is detected (or if the batteries are running low). With the Nest app, you can tap into even more features, such as silencing your alarm when away.

Killer feature: If it detects a full-blown fire, the Nest Protect flashes red, sounds the alarm and tells you it’s time to head outside. Just a smoking toaster or burnt popcorn? If it’s only a little bit of smoke, the alarm glows yellow as a precaution.

3. Nest Cam™

What it does: Sends alerts in case something happens, and shows footage of your home live in super-clear 1080p HD. It also records what’s happening.

Killer feature: With the mic and speaker, you can hear what’s going on in the room and even speak using the Nest app.

4. Canary All-in-One Home Security

What it does: Canary detects new or unusual movements in your home and sends notifications with HD video to your smartphone. But it can also monitor air quality, temperature and humidity.

Killer feature: Similar to the Nest Learning Thermostat, the more you use the Canary, the more it understands and adapts to your home’s daily routine.

5. Belkin WeMo Insight Switch

What it does: Did you remember to turn the iron off before heading to work? No worries. The Belkin WeMo Insight Switch lets you turn off home electronics—including appliances—from your device.

Killer feature: Provides information on how much energy your electronics are using.

6. Kwikset® Kevo™

What it does: When installed on your door, it will sense your smartphone or the Kevo key fob via Bluetooth® and unlock at the touch of your hand—great for when you’re juggling bags of groceries. Multiple levels of encryption keep your home secure.

Killer feature: Never leave a key under the mat for emergencies. You can send your dog walker, friends or relatives an electronic key with the Kevo app.

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How to set up the kwikset kevo fob to unlock your door without your phone

Dans des circonstances normales, le Kwikset Kevo s’appuie sur votre téléphone pour savoir s’il doit déverrouiller votre porte. Cependant, si vous préférez utiliser un porte-clés dédié pour cela (ou comme sauvegarde lorsque vous oubliez votre téléphone), voici comment configurer le Kwikset Kevo Fob pour donner une pause à votre téléphone.

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Le fob est un remplacement direct pour votre téléphone, et pour seulement 25 $, ce n’est pas si mal d’un investissement si vous n’avez pas le Bluetooth de votre téléphone tout le temps. De plus, à partir de mes tests, la télécommande fonctionne aussi bien que votre téléphone, et vous n’avez même pas à le tenir près de la serrure – le garder dans votre poche fonctionne très bien.

Pour configurer le fob et obtenir il fonctionne avec votre serrure Kevo, commencez par prendre un stylo ou un crayon et appuyez sur le bouton au milieu de la télécommande. Le petit voyant DEL clignote vert

How to set up the kwikset kevo fob to unlock your door without your phone

Ensuite, dirigez-vous vers votre cadenas (assurez-vous qu’il est déverrouillé pour cela) et retirez le couvercle de la batterie ou tout le couvercle lui-même afin d’exposer le bouton du programme. Appuyez dessus lorsque vous y avez accès.

How to set up the kwikset kevo fob to unlock your door without your phone

De là, tenez la télécommande jusqu’à la serrure et la télécommande commencera à clignoter plus rapidement. Au bout de quelques secondes, la serrure émet deux bips pour indiquer que l’appariement est réussi.

How to set up the kwikset kevo fob to unlock your door without your phone

C’est tout ce qu’il y a à faire! Vous pouvez immédiatement commencer à utiliser le porte-clés pour déverrouiller votre porte. Cependant, testez-le d’abord avant de le mettre en service officiel, juste pour vous assurer qu’il fonctionne comme prévu.

How to set up the kwikset kevo fob to unlock your door without your phone

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How to set up the kwikset kevo fob to unlock your door without your phone

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Dans des circonstances normales, le Kwikset Kevo s’appuie sur votre téléphone pour savoir s’il doit déverrouiller votre porte. Cependant, si vous préférez utiliser un porte-clés dédié pour cela (ou comme sauvegarde lorsque vous oubliez votre téléphone), voici comment configurer le porte-clés Kwikset Kevo pour donner une pause à votre téléphone.

Le porte-clés est un remplacement direct pour votre téléphone et pour seulement 25 $, ce n’est pas un si mauvais investissement si vous n’avez pas le Bluetooth de votre téléphone activé en permanence. De plus, d’après mes tests, le porte-clés fonctionne aussi bien que votre téléphone et vous n’avez même pas besoin de le tenir près de la serrure – le garder dans votre poche fonctionne très bien.

Pour configurer la télécommande et la faire fonctionner avec votre serrure Kevo, commencez par prendre un stylo ou un crayon et appuyez sur le bouton au milieu de la télécommande. Le petit voyant LED clignotera en vert.

Ensuite, dirigez-vous vers votre serrure (assurez-vous qu’elle est déverrouillée pour cela) et retirez le couvercle de la batterie ou tout le couvercle lui-même afin d’exposer le bouton du programme. Appuyez dessus lorsque vous y avez accès.

À partir de là, maintenez la télécommande jusqu’à la serrure et la télécommande commencera à clignoter plus rapidement. Dans quelques secondes, la serrure émettra deux bips pour indiquer un appariement réussi.

C’est tout ce qu’on peut en dire! Vous pouvez immédiatement commencer à utiliser la télécommande pour déverrouiller votre porte. Cependant, testez-le avant de le mettre en usage officiel, juste pour vous assurer qu’il fonctionne comme prévu.

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