Kwikset Kevo Lock Uses Your iPhone as a Key

Kwikset Kevo Lock Uses Your iPhone as a Key

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Kwikset has announced Kevo, a new lock that uses your iPhone as key, made possible by a partnership with UniKey.

No more fumbling with or looking for your keys. All you need to unlock your Kevo lock is your smartphone. You don’t even need to take your smartphone out of your pocket or purse; it’s as simple as walking up, touching your lock, and walking in. The ultimate level of convenience.

Kevo communicates via your phone using the Bluetooth Low Energy profile. It will support the iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 at launch, as well as the iPad 3, 4, mini, and latest iPod touch.

You manage the lock using a free app from the App Store that lets you setup the lock, send, disable or delete eKeys, and manage Kevo fobs that can be used to open the lock if you don't have a compatible Apple device.

The Kevo Fob (included with the lock) offers the same touch-to-open technology and convenience. Leave your fob in your pocket or purse and when you touch the lock, it will recognize your fob and unlock the door. Additional Kevo Fobs will be available for purchase.

Notably, the lock has a unique and patent pending feature to detect if the authorized user is inside or outside of the house, so there will be no accidental unlocking from an unauthorized user outside.

Kevo operates on 4 AA batteries and with normal use, the batteries should last for a year before needing replacing.

It's expected that Kevo will ship this summer for around $250.

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Kwikset Kevo Lock Uses Your iPhone as a Key

Kwikset Kevo Lock Uses Your iPhone as a Key

Kwikset Kevo Lock Uses Your iPhone as a Key
jeffreywilliam - June 17, 2014 at 2:56pm
Much be an easy way if this supports NFC technology or maybe an advance one a remote connectivity connectivity control over WI-FI. Anyway, this looks will also fit on ordinary exterior wood doors just like those door offered at caldwells.com, a store along Bay Area, in San Francisco CA.
Will - June 25, 2013 at 6:13pm
There's been no further discussion from Kwikset or UniKey about the release date, although their initial estimate was "preorder mid-June". Mid-June has come and gone ... where's the lock?
Gill - May 13, 2013 at 7:17am
Just hope one doesnt have their iphone die cuz their battery ran out on the way home. Technology needs to slow down a bit. Feeling less human each day when this type of shit comes out. But...probably would buy it
byronchurch - May 13, 2013 at 6:15am
Works with a key to.
steve jobs - May 13, 2013 at 3:34am
There is a hack for that
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