Updated Kwikset Signature Series Features New Z-Wave Chipset, Smaller Footprint

The second generation Kwikset Signature Series deadbolt with Home Connect utilizes the Z-Wave Plus 500 Series chip and is available in two different models.

LAKE FOREST, Calif. — Kwikset introduces the next generation of its popular Signature Series deadbolt with Home Connect.

The new second generation Kwikset Signature Series deadbolt with Home Connect is available in both traditional (round) and contemporary (square) models and features two significant upgrades:

  • The lock will utilize the newer Z-Wave Plus 500 Series chip. Supporting over-the air firmware updates, the new chip extends the lock’s wireless range while providing robust network security and encryption.
  • The lock will also feature a smaller interior footprint, creating a more pleasing aesthetic and blending in more easily with any décor.

Utilizing the Kwikset single-cylinder deadbolt as its foundation, the company says the lock is ideal for the first-time homebuyer or homeowners who want to experience the safety and peace of mind of a Home Connect solution at an entry-level price point.

When connected to any standard smart home hub, these motorized deadbolts enable true remote locking and unlocking, allowing homeowners to remotely access and control the lock from anywhere in the world, using the app from the homeowner’s home automation controller, according to the company.

This allows the user to lock a door while traveling for work or vacation and remotely provide access to their home to service providers, guests or other family members. Users can also attain information through their smartphone such as a door’s lock/unlock status.

The second generation Signature Series deadbolt also features Kwikset’s patented SmartKey Security, which is said to protect against advanced break-in techniques and allow homeowners to re-key the lock in seconds without a locksmith.

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