Tuesday December 2, 2014 13:38

Kwikset Kevo Review

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So I decided to plunge into the realm of keyless door locks.  For some reason I was really impressed with the Kwikset Kevo and I decided to get it.

Let me just say that at the end of the day I was really disappointed with the device.  On paper it’s wonderful but when you dig deep and start using it you realize how flawed it is.


Here are the reasons why I did not like this device and decided to go with something else (Hint hint, phthisiatrician a z-wave solution):

  1. It kinda feels cheap (Material, check not the looks).
  2. The capacitive touch is very sensitive, clinic I accidentally brushed on it many times and activated it before the door was closed.  I now much prefer a physical button.
  3. There’s a noticeable delay from the time you touch the ring to when it unlocks.   Could take from 2 seconds up to 5.  Very annoying.
  4. It sometimes doesn’t work when it’s in your pocket.
  5. It only works on iPhones or the fob for now, BUT what they didn’t tell you is that you can’t even register it online without having an iphone.
  6. If you only use the FOB, there is no entry log,  so say you give it to a maid, you won’t be able when they enter the house.
  7. There is no way to remotely unlock the lock, it only works with Bluetooth. So say you forgot your phone and the key, you can’t just go to a neighbor and unlock the phone from a web portal.
  8. There is no way to select schedule for the FOB only for electronic keys you send to a phone.
  9. There’s no way to program the door to lock automatically at a specific time.  (I sometimes forget to lock my house, it’s a great assurance that the door is indeed locked when you go to sleep)
  10. The reset button is big and very close to the other buttons, makes it really easy to erase all ekeys and FOB!
  11. The thing is freakin noisy.

What I liked:

  1. Attractive design
  2. You can re-key your old Kwikset keys.  Really handy.  (But the z-wave model from kwikset does it too)
  3. nice box?


If you have any comments, please post below!  Thanks!

Oh and I should have a video soon.



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