• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing and Simple

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    Love this thing. Easy to install and easier to use. (I even had to get a replacement part for a thick door and the team was super easy to work with.) The sharing aspect is amazing as well, now all my friends can take care of my dog!

    83 of 93 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Even easier to install than expected

    • Written by from Minneapolis

    This new lock is even better than I had expected it to be. The install was very easy for me, a non-technical single mom wrangling 2 little boys that wanted to "help" me get this set up. Unbelievable. It worked on the first try.

    After having this installed for a few days, I'm getting incredibly spoiled based on the ease of use. I can unlock my door by touching the lock (while balancing on a far-too-narrow step with a purse, laptop bag, kids backpack, and several bags of groceries) without fumbling for my keys. It gets the little ones and I inside, out of the cold, in a snap. It's rare that products work better in real life than they do in commercials. And THAT is why I'm even taking the time to write a review. This thing is so sweet!

    79 of 89 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Keys were a bad idea in the first place

    • Written by from New York

    This is a great product, similar to the way a high-end car unlocks. The indoor/outdoor capability is amazing. Love the outside LED's that indicate if the lock has been locked or unlocked.

    68 of 80 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Proud Member of the Kevo Club

    • Written by from chicago

    So, I knew that I wanted to get a smart lock. I am really glad that I ended up getting this one... It took me MAYBE 10 minutes to install. The instructions were extremely straightforward.

    First off, the SmartKey function is super easy. It takes literally 15 seconds to change the lock from the keys that are included to the current set of Kwikset keys you are already using. That was awesome- saved me a trip from the locksmith or having to carry around two set of keys.

    Then, I just had to set up the lock from my phone. 20 seconds later, I'm done. Super easy to follow guide on your phone's screen, super easy "calibration" settings... The calibration is so that the lock knows whether you are outside or inside. A random person can't just touch the lock and have it open when your phone is sitting close to the door- that is a feature that really sets my mind at ease... and it was a big selling point on this lock.

    Essentially, that is the entire install. The included fob is already set up, great for someone who doesn't have an iPhone or iPod touch.

    After all of this, I sat down on the couch and invited my friends and family to my lock. They already had keys to our home, but half of the time would forget them... or lose them. Now I know who comes over and WHEN! We are going out of town next week. A friend is bringing in our mail/packages... I'll know if and when he does... PEACE OF MIND!

    Another pro of the Kevo- We have been thinking of renting out one of guest rooms on AirBNB... invite someone to the lock for the weekend, remove access when they leave... EASY AS PIE. Now you don't have to worry about them keeping or losing the key...

    One thing I wanted to change was that it beeped when the door locked/unlocked. After 30 seconds of inspecting the lock, there is a switch that disables it. I can't wait for Google/Android to finally support Bluetooth 4.0 Some of my friends do not have iPhones. When Google finally supports Bluetooth 4.0, this lock will be perfect.... until then, I will just buy an extra fob or two.

    Great lock. Buy it, you won't regret it...

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Lock for my door.

    • Written by from Coral Gables

    The lock is much better than I expected. I looked at the videos to install it and I did it in 10 minutes. Send the keys to all of my sons, maid, assistant and will send to my family coming to visit. In Miami you need many keys for the guess and instead of asking for the keys back, only one click will do it. My sons love it!!! They want to install it in their homes. I know what to give for birthdays now.
    I have a vacation home, for sure I will have one of this locks in that house also. The fact that lets me know every time someone opens the door is fantastic for that house. When they leave I do not have to worry about the keys or duplicates.
    The help I got when I needed more keys was superb.
    I see this product is going to be in a lot of homes, like apple's phones.

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Pleasantly Surprised

    • Written by from Pittsford

    I purchased this on a whim as I am fully automating my home with various other products (Philips Hue system, Nest thermostat, etc.). I replaced a standard Schlage deadbolt, making the install simple. Once calibrated, the lock worked perfectly with my iPhone 5S - just a tap on the deadbolt. Sending an eKey to a friend, neighbor or anyone who needs access is simple and secure with instant notifications, and revoking is even simpler. Only one aspect would make this perfect, full control and monitoring away from home. Instead of sending an eKey, simply unlock/lock remotely. Especially helpful in emergencies or if you run out of eKey's.

    A word of caution - Only Kwikset keys can be used. As our home is primarily Schlage, it cannot be keyed to match.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love and hate relationship

    • Written by from Oceanside

    I have had my lock replaced 3 times. The first time it was because the wiring harness got in the way while screwing the lock onto the door set. Kwikset is awesome to work with and very VERY quick to respond to your needs. The downfalls are, they do not tell you that you only get 2 e-keys and that in the first roll out they will give you an additional 5, after that you have to pay for each one. For some reason the app always decides to shut down, and as you need it to work, it will not open the door until you log back in, usually while standing in the rain with your hands full. Love the lock, hate the little glitches. I say buy it, but do your research.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    This lock looks just like the original lock it replaced

    • Written by from Alameda

    I put this lock on our cabin, so we can rent it via services like AirBnB and not have to hand off the key, simply email an eKey to them, and disable it when they leave.

    The best part of this lock is that when it is not active it looks exactly like the original lock it replaced, the lights are only visible when running. Install was easy with just 4 screws. Sadly I killed the first lock I bought by pinching the antenna cable, leave the adhesive on the antenna wire! Once in the door install the batteries while holding the program button and it will test for door direction and it is now ready for use. I woke the included key fob with a pencil tip and walked out the door. Touching it caused it to lock upon detecting the fob on my body.

    I then used the key tool to swap the included key for the original house key so ALL my locks use the same key. Just turn the included key, insert the key tool, remove the key, insert your house key, remove the tool and turn your key both directions. Your house key now controls the lock, the included keys no longer do.

    Lastly I downloaded the app to my iPhone 5 and followed the directions onscreen to have the lock registered in my name. Touch the program button and it became aware of my phone as a key, Touch the Calibrate button and perform the procedure (go outside with phone in pocket and tap the lock several times) and it calibrates the antenna to your phone and pocket, do this with the fob too. This makes it so when someone knocks on the locked door your approach doesn't allow those outside to unlock your door simply because your key is near on the inside of the door. The lock ONLY opens when you are outside with your eKey.

    I have emailed several family members as test who simply downloaded the app, registered, and accepted my eKey invitation. When they arrived at the house their key allowed them to open and lock the door w/o me being there or hiding a key above the door frame. When they leave I can disable their eKey without removing their eKey so they can only use it again when I say they can, or I can retrieve the eKey and email it to someone else. I get a notification when anyone uses the lock right on my phone.

    Since the eKeys and their tracking are controlled by the company they don't give you unlimited keys, currently they give you 5 extras when you buy (Summer 2014) but may change that number and require you to buy them. 6 total seems like enough for now.

    The only feature I cannot find is let people in on certain days and times, like a dog walker or plumber. Guess that will come in a future release. I somehow also assumed that it would include the ability to unlock from the iphone, but I guess they don't want to be a target for hackers. Since NO ONE can unlock remotely, hackers will have to stand in-front of my door to try and get in, where hopefully I would notice them.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Lock

    • Written by from Calgary

    We purchased two locks, one for our front door and the other for our back door. These locks had constant problems, one of them being that it would randomly lock without us touching the deadbolt when we would close the door. Needless to say my pregnant wife and I ended up locked outside on more then one occasion without our iPhone on us to open the lock back up again. We had other issues with repeatability of it unlocking when we did have our iPhone with us. I must have calibrated each lock 50-60 times with mixed results. Since we had two separate locks with similar inconsistencies on both I am of the opinion that Kevo's deadbolt technology is simply terrible....

    8 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Limited and overpriced!

    • Written by from Key West

    Just installed this lock. This does not connect to your wi-fi network and CANNOT be locked/unlocked remotely. This is a HUGE deficiency and makes the product enormously overpriced for what it does. This is only "automated" if you're standing in front of it. Very disappointing!! Where is the technology to justify this price??!!
    You can email an "ekey" to another user, but they need to have a smartphone, download app, accept ekey, etc, etc, etc. - and gives them access to your house until you delete the ekey. What if i just want to let in the repairman or maid remotely when I'm not home? This is ridiculous! The technology for this is readily available. This should not be on the Apple site as a home automation product!

    75 of 157 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It's not perfect...

    • Written by from MIAMI BEACH

    Let me just put it this way: I spend more time trying to make it work than if used the key...
    I should have returned it when I had time to...
    I am disappointed...

    14 of 38 people found this useful