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Kwikset smart connected locks join ‘Connects with Control4’ program

Kwikset smart connected locks join ‘Connects with Control4’ program
Kwikset brand of Spectrum Brands introduces Control4 compatibility to its Obsidian Electronic Touchscreen Deadbolt with Home Connect and the contemporary version of the SmartCode 916 Touchscreen Electronic Deadbolt.

In response to increased dealer demand for Control4 compatibility, two of Kwikset’s most popular connected locks have passed Control4 Certification and are now recognized as a partner in the Connects With Control4 program. Besides the high level of security and convenience they provide, these new locks give customers and smart home professionals additional design choices to complement today’s home aesthetics.

The Control4 platform, which operates on the ZigBee protocol, interoperates with more than 14,000 third-party consumer electronics products.

“Our philosophy has always been to create a lock for everyone, whether in terms of style, finish, functionality, or operating platform,” said Nick English, Kwikset’s North American Sales Manager, Residential Access Solutions. “There’s no question that the Control4 audience is growing by leaps and bounds. As a result, we felt it would be a sound business decision to create these new smart locks to help Control4 homeowners take advantage of the amazing functionality of two of our most popular locks, as well as their own Control4 home automation systems.”

Both Connects with Control4 Certified locks are available in Iron Black and Satin Nickel finish. The Iron Black finish represents the Kwikset’s first locks in the Control4 channel available in black – a finish that has long been requested by Control4 customers.
The new devices bring Control4 dealers and homeowners the full range of features Kwikset built into these two smart locks.

Named after a dark, glasslike volcanic rock, Obsidian merges a sleek and modern exterior; a class-leading, minimal, all-metal interior; and advanced mechanical and electronic security features. Eliminating the keyway also removes the threat of “lock picking” and “lock bumping,” and attacks using specially cut keys to defeat conventional pin and tumbler locks.

Kwikset’s first keywayless deadbolt, Obsidian features a responsive, capacitive touchscreen for keyless entry. The cool white LED display delivers crisp, high-definition LED illumination, and a dedicated lock button provides the homeowner with convenient and fast one-touch locking. Obsidian also includes Kwikset’s patented SecureScreen technology, an important feature that can help mask “smudge” attacks, in which passcodes can potentially be jeopardized by detecting frequently used numbers from the oily residues on the touchscreen surface.

The contemporary SmartCode 916 smart locks feature an updated, modern design – a contrast to the traditional style already available to Control4 homeowners. The lock integrates with home security and automation systems to deliver convenience and peace of mind to homeowners with complete remote locking/unlocking via smartphones and tablets. It also offers Kwikset’s popular SecureScreen feature. In addition, the SmartCode 916 offers SmartKey Re-Key Technology, which allows homeowners to re-key the lock in seconds without removing the lock from the door or requiring the services of a locksmith.

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