Kwikset’s new Kevo door lock can be unlocked via Bluetooth

Coming home and unlocking your door to let yourself in is something we’re all familiar with. However there are times when your hands might be full, whether it be with bags of groceries, books, or carrying a child, and trying to reach into your pockets to grab your keys and fumble with the lock can be a bit tricky. This is where Kwikset’s Kevo comes in. Kevo, on the surface, looks like any other lock for your door. The only difference is that it can be activated and unlocked via Bluetooth, meaning that even if your hands are full, you will be able to unlock the door anyway. 

When coming home from the grocery store on my bike, one of the most annoying things to do is unlock the door. With my messenger bag full of food and one hand on my bike, it’s pretty rough to grab my keyring from my belt and unlock the door, and then risk dropping my bike when fumbling with putting my key in the lock. Oh yes, this is a Macgasm #firstworldproblems special. However, what if there was a way to unlock my door wirelessly, using either my iPhone or a wireless keyfob that can be mounted on my keyring or the strap on my messenger bag? Well, with Kwikset’s Kevo, I can do just that. The Kevo is a Bluetooth-enabeled deadbolt lock that can mount to most doors. The lock interfaces with an app on your Bluetooth 4.0-enabeled iPhone (4S and newer) to unlock your door by simply tapping your finger against the Kevo. When you tap the door, the Kevo looks for an authorized phone and unlocks your door when the connection is made.

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