• 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

  • 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

    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

    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

    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