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2019 Review
Kwikset Kevo (Traditional) 2nd Gen

The Kwikset Kevo Traditional Model relies on its touch to open technology, key fob and clean design to woo customers.

Overview

Retail Price $229.00
Amazon Price $214.99

1,061 Reviews

Available Finishes: Brass, Bronze, and Nickel
How does the lock connect?The Kwikset Kevo (Traditional) 2nd Gen uses Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Via Bridge/Hub to connect.

APPS

ECOSYSTEMS

Alexa Support?: Available
Google Assistant Support?: No
Siri / Homekit Support?: No
Smart Watch Support: Available
Keyfob, Long Distance Locking with add-on, and Physical Key Backup

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 Cloud Cam and Amazon Echo Plus

DOOR COMPATIBILITY

What type of door lock mechanisms does the Kwikset Kevo (Traditional) 2nd Gen support?
Deadbolt Attachment
Not Supported
Interior Deadbolt Replacement
Not Supported
Complete Deadbolt Replacement
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 925 KEVO2 DB 15

Backup Key

Yes

Fingerprint Access

No

Touchscreen

No

Long Distance Locking

Yes, Via Additional Hub

Autolocking

Yes


Access Codes & Users

Does the lock have access codes? Yes

Unlimited ekeys (Anytime, Guest, or Scheduled)


Proximity Unlocking: No

Any information on number of users supported?
The company says the Kwikset Kevo (Traditional) 2nd Gen can support Unlimited eKeys (Anytime, Guest, or Scheduled)


Airbnb Integration? No


Battery & Additional Specs

What kind and how many batteries does this lock have?

The Kwikset Kevo (Traditional) 2nd Gen uses 4 AA batteries required. (included)

The Kwikset Kevo (Traditional) 2nd Gen battery life is "Should last for a year before they need to be replaced based on 10 uses per day"



Lock Dimensions 10.3 x 5.9 x 3.7 inches


Lock Weight 3.5 pounds


Security Features

What kind of security does the lock offer?

The Kwikset Kevo (Traditional) 2nd Gen has:

PKI encryption, will stay locked if you are inside your house. Grade 2, BHMA Certified

Our Take

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Interior View

Pros

  • 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
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Exterior Door View

Cons

  • 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

Apps / Voice Commands

The Kwikset Kevo (Traditional) 2nd Gen supports or integrates with the following apps and voice assistants:


Alexa

IFTTT

Kevo


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

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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Whats in the box.


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.


FAQ / Support


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Bottom Line

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.

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
$113.99
from $109.00
$79.00
1,059 Reviews
64 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
$113.99
1,059 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
64 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
$79.00
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 for added convenience.

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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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