The Kwikset Convert allows you to keep your current keys and exterior deadbolt which also acts as a security feature with passerby’s and delivery drivers not aware you have a smart lock installed in your home.
How does the lock connect?The Kevo Convert 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 Echo Plus
DOOR COMPATIBILITYWhat type of door lock mechanisms does the Kevo Convert support?
Features & Specs
Model Number 99250102
- Lets you keep your existing keys
- No visible exterior signs that you have a smart lock installed.
- Customer service is high from Kwikset
- Constantly refining app software for complete Kevo lock line-up
- Wide range of eKey options with scheduled, 24 hour and unlimted access for family members.
- Key fob and Wi-fi hub integration for added smart home device and Alexa compatibility and backup option.
- Users complain of slow connectivity between app and lock
- Doesn’t have a tap to unlock feature like the other locks in the Kevo lineup
- Customers have noted they don’t trust the lock so always keep their key on them anyway.
Exterior Door View
Apps / Voice Commands
Alexa Support?: Yes , the Kevo Convert 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
The Kevo Convert offers renters and those wanting to keep their smart home capabilities discrete a budget option.
The model uses the same app as the other Kevo devices and users enjoy the eKey capabilities as well as the add-on key fobs and Wi-fi hub that allow you to open and unlock your door using Alexa and tie in with your Ring doorbell, Nest thermostat and other smart devices.
Unfortunately, app response time is slow, and you can only change codes when you are within Bluetooth range making it unreliable for remote use without the $99 extra hub.
Overall the Convert suffers from the same reliability issues as the others in the line-up and until Kwikset fixes these issues with the connectivity it is best to look elsewhere unless the eKey and ability to keep your own physical keys is the main selling point for you.
How do the 3 versions in the Kwikset Kevo smart lock line compare to each other?
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