The Kwikset kevo Plus is an enhancement to the kevo Smart Lock. The Kevo Plus brings the additional feature of having home owners remotely access and control their locks. Locking, unlocking and monitoring Kevo Locks has been possible using iOS devices from any part of your home or anywhere else around the world.
Kwikset Kevo Plus Product Description
The gateway which Bluetooth enabled and Kevo’s remote services enable monitoring and control of your locks from outside the house. A single Kevo Plus Gateway can be linked to more than one Kevo smart lock inside the house. The Kevo plus also uses a cloud which runs from the company’s cloud making it possible for uses to have access from any part of the world.
All one needs to have before getting the upgrade is a device that can connect effectively to the internet, good internet service and having your device well charged. You must also have a Kevo smart lock already installed in your premises.
Unlocking remote access using Key Plus only takes a few steps. Simply go to mykevo.com, log in and click on upgrade account. There are no monthly or annual charges but one will have to pay a one off charge. Next, the company will have the gateway delivered. It comes with an antenna to screw on, an Ethernet cable and an adapter for connecting the device to the power.
The website portal helps you make an upgrade as well as control and monitor your locks. Alternatively, you can download the mobile app, Kevo and use it instead. This is much more convenient. The Kevo Plus is compatible with the Ipad air ipad mini and ipad touch 5G. If you have an iphone, you can connect to it easily through the iphone4S, 5,5c AND 5S.
Features of Kwikset Kevo Plus
Being able to control your locks via the internet may raise a number of security questions. For this reason, multiple encryptions have been established to enhance security. Additionally, security experts are also regularly reviewing the product to ensure that it is secure.
The mobile application as well as the gateway will receive updates to ensure that it is secure and effective. Some of the updates may be automatic to save you from having to think too much about it.
For you to use the Bluetooth gateway more effectively inside the house, you have to be within the lock’s range. Within your house, you can improve your ability to access the kevo Plus gateway by strategically positioning your HUB so that the distance between your kevo Smart Lock and Kevo Plus Gateway is not big. Put the gateway in an open area if possible without any stone wall between it and the Kevo Smart Lock.
This service is quite straight forward especially if you have been using the Kwikset smart lock. It also comes in handy when you have a lot to carry in the house and choose to unlock the doors while you are still in the driveway. It also saves you from having to get out of bed and check whether or not the doors are locked.
Installing the gateway is easy. All you have to do is plug it to an Ethernet -connected internet router. This gives a wireless connection between the gateway and Kevo locks. Screw the antenna in and connect the gateway to the AC power to keep it charged.
One can also create temporary keys for their guests at no extra costs. However, only the main key can unlock or unlock the doors remotely. You can let someone into your home to check up on something or water the plants while you are away. This is great especially in an emergency. Being able to monitor who enters and leaves your house gives you more peace of mind compared to leaving your key under the mat.
You can also have home service providers such as the house keeper or have a delivery made to your house remotely. This saves you the hustle of having to come back to the house every now and then.
The Kwikset Kevo Smart Lock is a very reliable lock and the upgrade also makes it better. It is convenient, easy to use and affordable too. With the security being assured to be in tip top shape, both online and for the mechanical bit, makes this one of the best inventions yet. If you are looking for convenience, safety and peace of mind when it comes to your home’s security, then this is a great product for you.