Kwikset, brand of Spectrum Brands, Inc, Hardware and Home Improvement Division, a provider of residential security, announced that homeowners using Samsung SmartThings or Wink to control their Kwikset SmartCode 910, 912, 914 and 916 electronic locks can now ask Alexa-enabled devices to lock their deadbolts. This feature is a result of a new API launch from Amazon that allows the control of smart locks through the SmartThings and Wink hubs.
Innovative smart lock solutions
This new integration provides dealers and distributors with more reasons to position Kwikset SmartCode locks as critical elements in their customers’ smart home solutions. It also illustrates the commitment that Kwikset has made to delivering innovative smart lock solutions that make it easier for consumers to control their home security.
“The integration between Kwikset and Alexa greatly simplifies the way that homeowners can interact with their locks,” said Ashton Good, Kwikset Senior Product Manager, Spectrum Brands. “Homeowners can now say, ‘Alexa, lock my door,’ instead of having to open an app. We’re excited for Kwikset to work in cooperation with SmartThings, Wink and Amazon to greatly improve and simplify the homeowner’s smart home experience, whether they are at home or away from home.”
"Voice control has introduced both the magic and utility of the smart home to a diverse group of new consumers"
“As the demand for voice control and smart home devices continues to rise, consumers are looking for products that will work seamlessly together to make their lives more convenient,” said Brett Worthington, Vice President of Global Business Development, Samsung Smart Things. “Our open platform and integration with Kwikset and Amazon Alexa will deliver just that – an experience that brings ease and simplicity to our customers’ daily lives.”
“Voice control has introduced both the magic and utility of the smart home to a diverse group of new consumers,” said Matt McGovren, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, Wink. “Wink is excited to work with Kwikset to introduce new and meaningful connected experiences for smart lock owners nationwide.”
Kwikset’s SmartCode range
Kwikset’s SmartCode 910 is a five-digit, push-button smart lock that is ideal for homeowners looking for a more affordable and traditional keyless smart lock solution that will match any home décor. It is available in both traditional and contemporary styles and a range of finishes to complement a variety of home aesthetics.
Kwikset’s SmartCode 912 is a five-digit, push-button smart lever and electronic deadbolt, featuring traditional design and easy installation. It is ideal for homeowners looking for a smart solution for an interior room, such as a home office, storage room or interior garage door, where the security of a deadbolt is not required.
Both the SmartCode 914 with its 10-button keypad and the SmartCode 916 with its extremely responsive capacitive touchscreen deliver the convenience of features like keyless entry and dedicated one-touch locking, as well as the security of an all-metal, tamper-resistant interior escutcheon and BHMA Grade 2 Certification, ensuring top-quality and durability.
The SmartCode 916 also features Kwikset’s patent-pending SecureScreen technology
The SmartCode 916 also features Kwikset’s patent-pending SecureScreen technology. SecureScreen helps mask “smudge” attacks in which user codes can be potentially jeopardised by detecting frequently used numbers from the oily residues on the touchscreen surface.
Compatibility with SmartThings and Wink
All Kwikset SmartCode smart locks compatible with SmartThings and Wink:
- Can be programmed with up to 30 user codes
- Feature one-touch locking for added convenience
- Are BHMA Grade 2 certified ensuring top quality and durability
- Include SmartKey security, a security feature unique to Kwikset locks that helps protect against lock picking and lock bumping
- Feature a lifetime mechanical and finish warranty and a one-year electronics warranty
The Alexa skill for Kwikset SmartCode smart locks through Samsung SmartThings and Wink is available in the Alexa skills store. The new lock API launch from Amazon does not currently support the Unlock functionality.