Kwikset Kevo Convert turns your existing lock into a smart lock

When it comes to locks for your home or office, Kwikset is one of the biggest names in the industry. While most of us have normal locks that have physical keys on our homes, there are some smart locks out there that you can open remotely or with a keypad rather than keys. The catch is that you have to replace the lock on the outside of your doro normally and that can be an issue for people in a homeowners association or those who just like the look they have.

The Kwikset Kevo Convert is a new device that allows you to turn your existing lock into a smart lock and the device is up for pre-order now. Kevo Convert will work with both Kwikset branded locks and with other manufacturers deadbolt locks and sells for $149 at select retailers. When installed the Kevo Convert allows you to control the lock from your smartphone.

Kevo Convert allows you to lock and unlock the door from your smartphone as long as you are in Bluetooth range. It has an auto lock function that will lock the front door after the door has been unlocked and 30 seconds has passed. Users can also manage access to their home for friends, family, or other guests using electronic keys inside the app.

Kevo Plus adds in the ability to lock and unlock the door from anywhere in the world as long as you have internet access. Kevo Convert also integrates with other smart devices like Nest thermostats, Ring video doorbell, Android Wear devices and more.

"Kwikset is constantly developing home security solutions that work for a variety of homeowners and renters, so Kevo Convert is the natural next step for our brand," says Michael Magnani, Senior Project Manager, Spectrum Brands, Inc. – Hardware and Home Improvement Division. "Kevo Convert quickly fits to the interior side of your door, eliminating the need to remove your current deadbolt or sacrifice the style of your existing door hardware. It's quick, it's easy, it's convenient."

SOURCE: Kwikset