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2019 Review
Kevo Convert

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.

Overview

Retail Price $149.00
Amazon Price $87.99

Available Finishes: Satin Nickel, Venetian Bronze
How does the lock connect?The Kevo Convert uses Wi-Fi Via Bridge/Hub, Bluetooth to connect.

APPS

ECOSYSTEMS

Alexa Support?: Available
Google Assistant Support?: No
Siri / Homekit Support?: No
Smart Watch Support: Available

Out of the box Integrations

Kevo Fob, Kevo Plus, Skybell Video Doorbell, RTH6580WF, RTH8580WF, RTH9580WF, RTH9590WF, and Nest Thermostat

Integrations available with an add-on device

Amazon Echo Plus

DOOR COMPATIBILITY

What type of door lock mechanisms does the Kevo Convert support?
Deadbolt Attachment
Not Supported
Interior Deadbolt Replacement
Supported
Complete Deadbolt Replacement
Not Supported
Handle (Latch/Knobs) Replacement
Not Supported
Integrated Deadbolt and Handle
Not Supported
Mortise
Not Supported
Other Install (Floor/ Wall)
Not Supported

Features & Specs

Model Number 99250102

Fingerprint Access

No

Backup Key

Yes

Touchscreen

No

Long Distance Locking

Yes, Via Additional Hub

Autolocking

Yes


Access Codes & Users

Does the lock have access codes? Yes


Airbnb Integration? No


Battery & Additional Specs

What kind and how many batteries does this lock have?

The Kevo Convert uses 4 AA batteries

The Kevo Convert battery life is "Should last for a year before they need to be replaced based on 10 uses per day"



Lock Dimensions 11.2 x 6.4 x 3.2 inches


Lock Weight 2.14 pounds


Security Features

What kind of security does the lock offer?

The Kevo Convert has:

Grade 2, BHMA Certified

Our Take

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Interior View

Pros

  • 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.

Cons

  • 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.
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Exterior Door View

Apps / Voice Commands

The Kevo Convert supports or integrates with the following apps and voice assistants:


Alexa

IFTTT

Kevo


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

Google Assistant Support?: No
Siri / Apple Homkit Support?: No
Watch Integration: Yes this lock supports: Android Wear 1.0

Info can be found here

Unboxing and Installation

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What tools do I need to install this lock?
You will need Philips screwdriver, Ruler to install Kevo Convert


What are the locks dimensions?
The Kevo Convert is 11.2 x 6.4 x 3.2 inches in size.


Any door size requirements?
1-3/8"or 1-3/4"35 or 44 mm


FAQ / Support


Kevo Convert Main Image

Bottom Line

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.

Your Options

Comparisons

How do the 3 versions in the Kwikset Kevo smart lock line compare to each other?

Kevo Traditional (2nd Gen)
Kevo Contemporary (2nd Gen)
Kevo Convert (2nd Gen)
Kwikset - Kevo 99250-202 Kevo 2.0 Touch-to-Open Smart Lock in Satin Nickel
Kwikset 99250-206 Kevo 2nd Gen Contemporary Square Single Cylinder Touch-to-Open Bluetooth Deadbolt, Satin Nickel
Kwikset 99250-102 Satin Nickel Kevo 2nd Gen Deadbolt Convert
$115.99
from $109.00
$87.99
1,038 Reviews
55 Reviews
92 Reviews
Tap to open
eKeys
Keep existing keys?
Bluetooth
Alexa Integration?
Yes, with add-on Wi-fi hub
Yes, with add-on Wi-fi hub
Yes, with add-on Wi-fi hub
Long distance control & monitoring?
Yes, with add-on Wi-fi hub
Yes, with add-on Wi-fi hub
Yes, with add-on Wi-fi hub
Wi-fi
Yes, with add-on Wi-fi hub
Yes, with add-on Wi-fi hub
Yes, with add-on Wi-fi hub
Kevo Traditional (2nd Gen)
Kwikset - Kevo 99250-202 Kevo 2.0 Touch-to-Open Smart Lock in Satin Nickel
$115.99
1,038 Reviews
Tap to open
eKeys
Keep existing keys?
Bluetooth
Alexa Integration?
Yes, with add-on Wi-fi hub
Long distance control & monitoring?
Yes, with add-on Wi-fi hub
Wi-fi
Yes, with add-on Wi-fi hub
Kevo Contemporary (2nd Gen)
Kwikset 99250-206 Kevo 2nd Gen Contemporary Square Single Cylinder Touch-to-Open Bluetooth Deadbolt, Satin Nickel
from $109.00
55 Reviews
Tap to open
eKeys
Keep existing keys?
Bluetooth
Alexa Integration?
Yes, with add-on Wi-fi hub
Long distance control & monitoring?
Yes, with add-on Wi-fi hub
Wi-fi
Yes, with add-on Wi-fi hub
Kevo Convert (2nd Gen)
Kwikset 99250-102 Satin Nickel Kevo 2nd Gen Deadbolt Convert
$87.99
92 Reviews
Tap to open
eKeys
Keep existing keys?
Bluetooth
Alexa Integration?
Yes, with add-on Wi-fi hub
Long distance control & monitoring?
Yes, with add-on Wi-fi hub
Wi-fi
Yes, with add-on Wi-fi hub

lock finish

Option 1) Pick a finish

Pick out the look that matches your door and house style.

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Option 2) Add key fobs

Do you want the ability to give lock access to other members of your family or neighbors? Add an add-on key fob.

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Option 3) Add Remote monitoring & Alexa integration

By adding the Kevo Plus Connected Hub you are able to connect and control your lock using Alexa while also monitoring, locking and unlocking your door from anywhere you have an Internet connection.

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