Kwikset Introduces Fingerprint-Enabled WiFi Smart Lock at CES 2020

The Halo Touch smart lock comes with the ability to program and store up to 100 fingerprints and can be remotely controlled through the Kwikset app.

LAS VEGAS — Kwikset unveiled the latest addition to its family of WiFi enabled Smart Locks at CES 2020 with the introduction of the Halo Touch WiFi smart lock.

The Halo Touch smart lock, which provides homeowners access to their home via fingerprint, is being showcasing for the first time alongside the company’s previously launched Halo Smart Locks.

The Halo Touch smart lock comes with the ability to program and store up to 100 fingerprints (50 users), ensuring all family and household members can access the home with one-touch fingerprint locking and unlocking.

In addition, through the Kwikset app, homeowners can remotely monitor and control their Halo Touch smart locks from anywhere in the world while connected to the Internet. Like its predecessor, Halo, the brand’s first foray into WiFi enabled smart locks, Halo Touch will connect directly to homeowners’ existing WiFi network and smartphone to create a simple, secure smart home, without the need for a third-party hub, panel or subscription service, according to the company.

“Building upon the technological advances with the original Halo WiFi-enabled Smart Locks, Kwikset once again is at the forefront of security technology with Halo Touch,” says Ali Atash, senior product marketing manager, Kwikset, Spectrum Brands Holdings – Hardware & Home Improvement Division. “With the introduction of Halo Touch, Kwikset continues to reinforce our commitment to creating residential security solutions for our customers.”

The new locks will launch in traditional and contemporary styling with three finish options, satin nickel, venetian bronze (traditional only) and iron black (contemporary only).

Additional Kwikset Halo Touch Features

  • Fingerprints are stored locally at each lock, not in the Cloud. All Halo Touch smart locks feature the latest patented SmartKey Security, protecting against common and forced entry break-in methods like lock picking, lock bumping and torque attacks. SmartKey Security also allows homeowners to re-key their locks quickly and easily, according to the company.
  • Halo Touch features voice assistant integration with Google Home Assistant and Amazon Alexa through voice commands.
  • Halo is BHMA Certified to Grade AAA, meaning it meets the highest certified residential grade performance standards for builder’s hardware as certified by the Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA), the only organization accredited by the America National Standards Institute (ANSI). These standards ensure the quality and durability of locksets through a series of operational and security tests.

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