The Kwikset Kevo Contempory model is a Bluetooth enabled lock (with add-on Wi-fi hub) that features unique tap to unlock proximity technology, app with wide range of eKey options and a wide range of finish options to match your existing door hardware.
How does the lock connect?The Kevo Contemporary 2nd Gen uses Wi-Fi Via Bridge/Hub, Bluetooth to connect.
ECOSYSTEMSAlexa Support?: Available
Google Assistant Support?: No
Siri / Homekit Support?: No
Smart Watch Support: Available
Out of the box IntegrationsKevo Fob, Kevo Plus, Skybell Video Doorbell, RTH6580WF, RTH8580WF, RTH9580WF, RTH9590WF, and Nest Thermostat
Integrations available with an add-on deviceAmazon Cloud Cam and Amazon Echo Plus
DOOR COMPATIBILITYWhat type of door lock mechanisms does the Kevo Contemporary 2nd Gen support?
Features & Specs
Model Number 99250-206
- Wide range of finish options
- Touch to open with proximity technology
- Unlimited ekeys with Anytime, 24 hour access, scheduled and an activity log of all access
- Integration with a fair number of other connected devices including Alexa, Nest and Ring
- Responsive customer service with numerous users getting replacement locks
- Alexa integration only with the Kevo Plug added Wi-Fi hub
- Customers have complained about inconsistent connectivity and tap to unlock.
- Users have complained about getting locked out of their house after unlocking the deadbolt inside before stepping out
- Complaints on battery life and being able to quickly change out the batteries once dead.
Exterior Door View
Apps / Voice Commands
Alexa Support?: Yes , the Kevo Contemporary 2nd Gen supports Alexa with the following commands
“Alexa lock the front door.”
“Alexa unlock the front door” (*State your PIN when prompted)
“Alexa, is the front door locked?”
“Alexa, is the front door unlocked?”
An additional Kevo plus Wi-fi hub is required for Alexa support
Info can be found here
Unboxing and Installation
The Kwikset Kevo Contempory Model has several features going for it with its touch to open technology, add-on key fobs for additional users and options Wi-fi hub for remote monitoring and access and to connect with other connected devices like Alexa and your Nest thermostat.
From many user reviews it seems like the technology does not always match up to its promise with many users complaining about slow connectivity from their phone to the door, and overall being unreliable from both a hardware and app perspective.
On the positive users have praised Kwikset for their customer service with people receiving replacement units and help walking through issues.
If you choose to add the Wi-fi hub this opens up more possibilities and users have positive results when using together with the lock.
Bottom line is that while Kwikset continues to improve on the model lineup each generation you will find more bang for your buck somewhere else until they fix all of the kinks.
How do the 3 versions in the Kwikset Kevo smart lock line compare to each other?
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