For many Americans, when you think about door locks and deadbolts, Kwikset is one of the two companies that will come to mind (the other most commonly is Schlage of course). According to Wikipedia, the Kwikset company was founded in 1946, and “is an American lock and lockset manufacturer owned by Spectrum Brands Hardware and Home Improvement Group (HHI), a Division of Spectrum Brands.”
Kwikset is focused on your security and piece of mind. Their product line’s core purpose is securing your homes and businesses. The company manufactures both the classical key and keyless entry deadbolts.
Kwikset keyless entry deadbolts come with 2 primary designs – the “basic” Kwikset Keyless Entry Deadbolts and the Kwikset Smart Locks.
The Kwikset Keyless Entry Deadbolts are focused on one of the most common features of keyless entry locks – the keypad! They manufacture over 20 different types of keyless entry locks in varying styles and with varying features. The varying features offered for the Kwikset keypad deadbolts include:
- Finish – up to 5 available for each design such as bronze, chrome, nickel, gold, brass and black.
- Button quantity – 6 (2 digits per button) or 10 buttons
- Handle type – lever, knob or no handle whatsoever.
The other product line offered is the Kwikset Smart Lots. The main difference with these locks is their interconnectivity with other technologies and services in addition to providing remote access such as locking and unlocking doors from wherever you have an internet connection.
If you are buying a Kwikset Smart Lock, one immensely important thing to understand is how you plan on using the technology and whether you want to connect your Kwikset Keyless Entry Deadbolt to other technology. They provide 2 technologies which are available for each product – Zigbee and Z-Wave. We won’t dig into the details today, but you can read a great overview of the differences between Zigbee and Z-Wave here.
For most, the key factor of selecting the technology is what you want the Kwikset Keyless Entry Deadbolt to connect with. While many of the newest technologies are available for both technologies, this is not the case for all. For example, let’s take a look at the Kwikset 910 Smart Code keyless entry lock. They both connect with Alexa, Samsung and Vera, but only the Z-Wave connects with Ring and Wink. The former, of course, being quite popular today! This is important if you are planning on expanding your smart home or adding this Kwikset keyless entry deadbolt to an existing smart home.
We’ll be reviewing the full Kwikset line of keyless entry deadbolts soon. In the meantime, check out some of our 2018 and 2019 reviews below!
Kwikset Keyless Entry Deadbolts
Kwikset Kevo Touch (1st & 2nd Gen)
The Kwikset Kevo Touch puts an end to the era of searching for keys, being the victim of easy break-ins and the like. Unlocking your door is as easy as touching the knob and having it grant so long as your fob key or smartphone is with you. They are affordable as well as efficient.
Kwikset Smartcode 888
The Kwikset Smartcode 888 is a value-priced smart deadbolt for residential homes. The price won’t set you back hundreds like many other models will, but enables you to connect to some of the most common smart home technologies available – from the Ring Video Doorbell to Alexa! Read our full Kwikset Smartcode 888 review to learn more about this product.
The Kwikset Smartcode is an electronic door lock with most of the features of the top models, but a price anybody can afford! This electronic door lock is a perfect fit for anybody that wants the ease and convenience of keyless entry without spending a large amount of money. This electronic deadbolt is a great entry product into the world of keyless entry deadbolts!
Kwikset Powerbolt 2
The Kwikset Powerbolt 2 is a basic, no-frills keypad deadbolt. This simple electronic door lock is a perfect fit for anybody that wants the ease and convenience of a keyless deadbolt without the need of smart home connectivity or breaking the bank. Read our full Kwikset Powerbolt 2 review!