- Kwikset SmartCode with Home Connect Technology
Innovative Wireless Remote Access Product Allows
Homeowners to Control and Monitor Doors from Virtually Anywhere
Kwikset®, an innovation leader in the residential door hardware industry, today at CEDIA 2009, announced the upcoming availability of its highly-anticipated remote access control solution – SmartCode® with Home Connect™ Technology. These one-of-a-kind keyless entry electronic locks, developed for interoperability with home automation and security systems, can communicate wirelessly with other devices in the home and deliver a variety of access control options for the utmost in residential security. The lock will also allow you to check door lock status, automatically arm and disarm your security system, and initiate customized scenes upon entrance and exit. The lock offers true remote locking and unlocking features due to its motorized deadbolt allowing homeowners to monitor and control their locks using either a Web-enabled device or their home automation system.
Lock the Door From Virtually Anywhere
Unlike any other product available today, Kwikset’s SmartCode with Home Connect Technology has a motorized deadbolt, enabling homeowners to lock or unlock doors via remote control, cell phone, security system touch panel and/or a secure Internet connection. This is an advancement over competitive offerings that still require a person to manually turn the bolt to lock or unlock the door.
“Other products can tell you whether or not your door is locked or not, but unless a friend or neighbor is standing on your welcome mat, the deadbolt cannot be locked or
unlocked,” said Dave Albert, vice president of business development, Black and Decker Hardware and Home Improvement. “This extraordinary innovation differentiates SmartCode with Home Connect Technology in the marketplace and gives consumers the convenience they are looking for. Now if you forget to lock your door and you’re already twenty miles away at work, you don’t have to call a neighbor or friend to come lock your door – you can do it yourself just with the push of a button, or the click of a mouse.”
Customized Security and Convenience
Kwikset’s highly-anticipated SmartCode with Home Connect Technology features two- way functionality – the door lock can directly and wirelessly control the home security and automation systems, and vice versa. Homeowners use up to 30 customizable codes that can arm the home security system when the door is locked and disarm the system when the door is unlocked. Likewise, home automation systems can be configured to automatically set home lighting, music and climate controls based on the code used, or the specific resident entering the home.
Smart Code Deadbolts with Home Connect
Installation is simple as the Kwikset SmartCode with Home Connect Technology simply replaces any existing deadbolt and operates on four AA batteries, thus eliminating the need for hardwiring. The lock even has the ability to accept automatic software updates, and all wireless communication between devices remains secure by utilizing 128 bit encryption.
Revolutionary SmartKey® Technology is Built-In
Kwikset’s SmartCode with Home Connect features the revolutionary SmartKey
technology with BumpGuard™ protection as the back-up keyway. First introduced in 2007, SmartKey is the first affordable residential lock that allows homeowners to quickly and easily re-key their lock(s) themselves in a matter of seconds and without removal from the door, for improved access control and home security.