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Kwikset®,the leader in residential security, provides a smarter way to expand your security system solution. With Home Connect™ Technology, a Kwikset SmartCode™ keyless entry lock will talk wirelessly to your security system via Z-Wave® to enhance security, expand functionality, and add value to your lifestyle. These locks are equipped with a full 128-bit security encryption and true remote locking and unlocking features due to its motorized driven locking mechanism powered by 4AA batteries.
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This review is from: Kwikset 99100-014 SmartCode Z Wave Contemporary Style Deadbolt (Venetian Bronze)
Pros: Easy to install Can change to use existing keys Sends Z-Wave status even for manual/keyed events
Cons: Rekeying tool was not included Plastic cover on the top of indoor side
Other Thoughts: I've read a few reviews about these seizing up after a few months, but so far it works well. It was easy to install except that mine didn't include the tool for rekeying, but I was able to use a staple instead.
The one thing that bothers me a little is that on the back side, there's a dark plastic cover that doesn't quite match the rest of the lock. It looks a lot like the front cover on remote controls. It wouldn't keep me from ordering more, but it wasn't shown in the photos here so you should be aware of it. I assume it's done like that so the Z-Wave communication won't be blocked by the cover.
The Z-Wave communication works well and I was pleased to see that it does send status updates even when the door is unlocked manually rather than using the code. If you use a system like HomeSeer, be sure to edit the associations for this device and add HomeSeer so that it will receive status updates.
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