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2019 Review
Kwikset Obsidian Smart Lock

The Kwikset Obsidian Keyless deadbolt is all about minimalist style. Offering a simple and effective package of keyless home entry, it performs well with no frills attached. This is a sleek, attractive product that performs basic functions for a reasonable price.

Overview

Retail Price $229.00
Amazon Price $203.99

142 Reviews

Available Finishes: Black and Nickel
How does the lock connect?The Kwikset Obsidian Smart Lock uses Z-Wave Plus and Zigbee to connect.

APPS

ECOSYSTEMS

Alexa Support?: Available
Google Assistant Support?: No
Siri / Homekit Support?: No
Smart Watch Support? No
Keypad, Long Distance Locking with add-on, and Touchscreen

Out of the box Integrations

VeraEdge, VeraPlus, Securifi Almond+, Wink Hub 2, Wink Hub 1, Amazon Echo Plus, Samsung SmartThings Hub 1st Generation, and Samsung SmartThings Hub 2nd Generation

DOOR COMPATIBILITY

What type of door lock mechanisms does the Kwikset Obsidian Smart Lock 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 99540-001

Backup Key

No

Fingerprint Access

No

Touchscreen

Yes

Long Distance Locking

Yes, Via Additional Hub

Autolocking

Yes


Access Codes & Users

Does the lock have access codes? Yes

Up to 16 codes (30 with Home Connect version)


Proximity Unlocking: No


Airbnb Integration? No


Battery & Additional Specs

What kind and how many batteries does this lock have?

The Kwikset Obsidian Smart Lock uses 4xAA batteries (included)

The Kwikset Obsidian Smart Lock battery life is Not stated in their documents or FAQ



Lock Dimensions 9.7 x 4.2 x 4 inches


Lock Weight 3.34 pounds


Security Features

What kind of security does the lock offer?

The Kwikset Obsidian Smart Lock has:

9v battery access backup. Changes code on screen to random digits to prevent fingerprint and code detection. 128 AES encryption, and meets BHMA Grade 2 deadbolt standards.

Our Take

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Interior View

Pros

  • The sleek obsidian color and design will fit in to any home.
  • Can easily install onto the existing deadbolt in a short amount of time.
  • SecureScreen patented technology prevents dirty fingerprints lingering on-screen and revealing your pin code.
  • Connected version gives you 30 customizable user codes so family and friends can gain access.
  • Users can plug in a 9V battery for backup power in case of failure.
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Exterior Door View

Cons

  • No backup key included.
  • Short battery life means they need replaced several times a year.
  • Battery replacement is quite complex and unintuitive, with hard-to-remove battery casing.
  • You cannot remotely add access codes from your smart home hub
  • No standalone app (you use your Z-Wave or Zigbee connected hub like Smarthings or Wink)

Apps / Voice Commands

The Kwikset Obsidian Smart Lock supports or integrates with the following apps and voice assistants:


VeraMobile

SmartThings

Alexa

Wink


Alexa Support?: Yes , the Kwikset Obsidian Smart Lock supports Alexa with the following commands

Only works with Alexa when using an add-on Z-Wave Plus supported hub like SmarthThings or Wink.

Google Assistant Support?: No
Siri / Apple Homkit Support?: No
Watch Integration: No

Unboxing and Installation

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Whats in the box.


What tools do I need to install this lock?
You will need 4 AA Batteries, Ruler, Phillips head screwdriver to install Kwikset Obsidian Smart Lock


What are the locks dimensions?
The Kwikset Obsidian Smart Lock is 9.7 x 4.2 x 4 inches in size.


Any door size requirements?
Hole inthe door is either 2-1/8" (54 mm) or1-1/2" (38 mm).The door isbetween 1-3/8" and 2" (35 mm and51 mm) thick.


FAQ / Support


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Bottom Line

Kwikset have created a stylish alternative to the conventional lock. For those prone to losing keys, the Obsidian Smart Lock provides a sleek alternative for a reasonable price. The patented SecureScreen technology is also a nice touch, making sure that your pin number isn’t revealed by grubby fingerprints.

Thirty customizable user codes make the Kwikset a great tool for multiple occupancy home. The lock’s only real weakness is a short battery life compounded by a hard-to-remove battery casing.

The lock comes with both Zigbee or Z-Wave plus connectivity so you can integrate with smart home hubs. The lock however does not come outfitted with a stand-alone mobile app so you are limited in what you can do like adding access codes remotely from your phone.

If you value style over practicality, however, then the Kwikset Obsidian is as attractive as they come!

Your Options

lock finish

Option 1) Pick a finish

Just want the lock? In this model the difference in style mostly comes from the interior look not the exterior which is mostly just the keypad outside of the edges.

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Option 3) Add a matching door handle

Need to add a matching lever for a new door?

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Option 4) Add a compatible smart home hub

These hubs integrate with the August and help connect your door to other security or other smart devices in your home for a complete smart home system.

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