Kwikset's Smart Locks Join Connects With Control4 Program
After receiving an outpouring of consumer demand, Kwikset has officially announced Control4 compatibility across its two most popular connected locks. The Obsidian Electronic Touchscreen Deadbolt with Home Connect and the contemporary version of the SmartCode 916 Touchscreen Electronic Deadbolt are now recognized as partners in the Connects With Control4 program.
Both locks provide a high level of security, and are now available in new colors, Iron Black and Satin Nickel, providing smart home professionals with additional design choices.
The sleek Obsidian smart lock features a “keyway-less” design, and fast one-touch locking. Eliminating the keyway prevents various break-in threats like “lock picking” and “lock bumping.” Kwikset also recognized the potential of “smudge” attacks from a touchscreen, and implemented its SecureScreen technology into the Obsidian. SecureScreen prevents oily residue from piling up on commonly used numbers to prevent intruders from guessing the code.
The contemporary SmartCode 916 smart lock integrates with home security and automation system allowing for remote locking/unlocking from a smartphone or tablet. Like Obsidian, SmartCode 916 also has a sleek and modern look as well as added safety measures, like SecureScreen technology. SmartCode also features SmartKey Re-Key technology, allowing homeowners to change their locks in seconds without the need for a locksmith.
“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.”
The Obsidian and SmartCode 916 locks are available in Iron Black and Satin Nickel finishes for $418 and $399, respectively. Both Connects with Control4 locks are available for purchase through a Control4 Certified Dealer.