Have you ever had to put down the load of grocery bags you were carrying in order to fumble through your pocket or purse in search of your house key? Even worse, have you ever found yourself standing on the outside of a locked door because you forgot to take your keys with you when you left?
Of course we all have at one time or another, but the awesome Kwikset Kevo Bluetooth Deadbolt makes such misfortunes a thing of the past.
The Kwikset Kevo looks pretty much like a regular deadbolt on the outside, but inside is a tiny computer and bluetooth receiver that let you operate the lock using either your smart phone or the included key FOB. As long as you have your iPhone or FOB in your pocket or purse, you can unlock the deadbolt simply by touching it!
One feature of the Kevo that I really like is the ability to allow a trusted friend or relative to unlock the deadbolt using their own compatible smart phone by sending them a code. This is a great way to grant temporary access to your home so they can feed your pets and water your plants while you’re on vacation or away on business. The code can be deactivated when they no longer need access to your home.
The only downside to the Kwikset Kevo Bluetooth Deadbolt is the cost. At over $200, it isn’t cheap. But if you value convenience, security and versatility, it’s money well spent in my opinion.
At the time of this writing, the Kevo app is only available for the iPhone 4S, 5, 5C and 5S, but an app for Android phones is in the works. While you’re waiting you can simply use the key FOB. And of course the Kevo Bluetooth Deadbolt also works with a traditional physical key (included) just like any other deadbolt.