Residential security leader, Kwikset, has just debuted its latest Z-Wave connected smart lock: the Home Connect 620 retailing for $150.
The first in the Home Connect line, the Home Connect 620 offers: one-touch locking; a 10-button keypad; and 250 unique user codes all powered by the latest Z-Wave 700 chip technology. The new chip tacks on several enhancements including extended wireless range and wireless security features to reduce a network’s vulnerability during enrollment. It also boosts the battery life as well.
The Home Connect 620 pairs effortlessly a variety of smart home systems providing homeowners access to their front door at all times. When paired with a supported home platform, the smart lock can be locked or unlocked remotely – a convenient feature for when you’re in bed and can’t remember if you locked the door. The all-metal encasing comes in five finishes and pairs neatly with any front door or home style while maintaining its toughness.
The Home Connect 620 can receive notifications from anywhere there is an internet connection through a home automation system – great for when homeowners want to send a temporary access codes to family and guests. The lock’s Mastercode protects against lock tampering and can be managed wirelessly for additional security.
Kwikset’s SmartKey Security protects against even the most advanced break-in methods like torque attacks and lock bumping, but also passes some of the old-fashioned methods like lock-picking. With SmartKey Security, homeowners can reset their security by re-keying their locks quickly and easily, making any lost, loaned or unreturned keys useless.
“The new Home Connect 620 represents a great way for homeowners to get started in the electronic lock arena,” says Matt Zimmer, Vice-President Marketing – Spectrum Brands HHI Security Hardware. “With this exceptional value in smart locks, homeowners can experience the comfort, convenience and safety of electronic security and remote access control.”
Jessica is the Chief Digital Editor for CT Lab Global Media, the North American platform for IFA Berlin.