The Kwikset Kevo Traditional Model relies on its touch to open technology, key fob and clean design to woo customers.
How does the lock connect?The Kwikset Kevo (Traditional) 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 Kwikset Kevo (Traditional) 2nd Gen support?
Features & Specs
Model Number 925 KEVO2 DB 15
- 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
- Users complain about buggy app and inconsistent touch unlocking
- Customers complain about slow connectivity between app and lock
- Users have been locked out from the auto-lock technology
Exterior Door View
Apps / Voice Commands
Alexa Support?: Yes , the Kwikset Kevo (Traditional) 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
What tools do I need to install this lock?
You will need Phillips screwdriver, Ruler to install Kwikset Kevo (Traditional) 2nd Gen
What are the locks dimensions?
The Kwikset Kevo (Traditional) 2nd Gen is 10.3 x 5.9 x 3.7 inches in size.
Any door size requirements?
Hole in the door is either 2-1/8" (54 mm) or 1-1/2" (38 mm).Door is either 1-3/8" (35 mm) or 1-3/4" (44 mm) thick.
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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