Amazon Alexa Controls Smart Locks

Amazon Alexa Controls Smart Locks

Homeowners using Samsung SmartThings or Wink to control their Kwikset SmartCode 910, 912, 914 or 916 smart locks will now be able to ask Alexa devices to lock their deadbolts. This feature is a result of the new API launch from Amazon to include smart lock through the SmartThings and Wink hubs.

"The integration between Kwikset and Amazon Alexa devices offers homeowners even more convenience by simplifying the way they interact with their locks. Homeowners can now say, 'Alexa, lock my door' instead of having to open an app," said Ashton Good, Kwikset Senior Product Manager, Spectrum Brands Inc. – Hardware and Home Improvement Division. "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."

"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 SmartThings. "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. "As the first smart home platform to integrate with Amazon Alexa, Wink is excited to work with Kwikset to introduce new and meaningful connected experiences for smart lock owners nationwide."

Kwikset SmartCode 910
SmartCode 910 is a five-digit, push-button smart lock from Kwikset. One of Kwikset's best-selling smart locks, SmartCode 910 is available in both traditional and contemporary styles and a range of finishes, to complement a variety of home aesthetics.

  • Who It's Best For: Homeowners looking for a more affordable and traditional keyless smart lock solution that will match with any home decor
  • MSRP: $199
  • Available Styles and Finishes: Traditional or Contemporary; Polished Brass, Satin Nickel, Venetian Bronze, Satin Chrome (Contemporary only), Polished Chrome (Contemporary only)

Kwikset SmartCode 912
Kwikset 912 is a five-digit, push-button smart lever and electronic deadbolt from Kwikset. Upgraded from the original model, the smart lever features a traditional design and can be installed quickly and easily.

  • Who It's Best For: Homeowners looking for a smart solution for an interior room, such as home office, storage room or interior garage door, where the security of a deadbolt is not required
  • MSRP: $199
  • Available Styles and Finishes: Polished Brass, Satin Nickel, Venetian Bronze

Kwikset SmartCode 914
SmartCode 914 is a 10-digit, push-button smart lock from Kwikset. Re-released in 2016, the lock features a traditional exterior style, sleek, metal interior, and quiet-drive locking system. SmartCode 914 is one of the top-selling smart locks from Kwikset.

  • Who It's Best For: Homeowners who want to introduce the convenience of keyless, smart home technology into their traditional or transitional home
  • MSRP: $219
  • Available Styles and Finishes: Polished Brass, Satin Nickel, Venetian Bronze

Kwikset SmartCode 916
SmartCode 916 is a touchscreen smart lock from Kwikset featuring the company's patent-pending SecureScreen™ technology. SecureScreen technology helps prevent the problem of "smudge" attacks associated with touchscreen locks by prompting users to touch two random numbers first in order to display the full screen and enter the programmed access code, encouraging continuous use of the full screen to mask the correct access code. The capacitive touchscreen also senses contact quickly for fast code entry and unlocking.

  • Who It's Best For: Modern homeowners who want to invest in a sleek, secure smart lock designed to protect their homes while offering the convenience of smart home integration
  • MSRP: $229
  • Available Styles and Finishes: Polished Brass, Satin Nickel, Venetian Bronze

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-enabled skill for Kwikset SmartCode smart locks through Samsung SmartThings and Wink hubs is available for download today from the Alexa Skills Store. The new lock API launch from Amazon does not currently support the "unlock" functionality.

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Topics: Appliances, Connected Homes / Smart Homes, Doors, Lighting

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