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2019 Review
Kwikset Premis

Fully integrated with the Apple Home ecosystem, the Kwikset Premise offers users home security with a range of wireless features. When fully integrated, using with the Apple Homepod or Apple TV (4th gen and up) users can check the lock status of their home and use voice activated commands, providing total remote control from any location.

Overview

Retail Price $229.00
Amazon Price $185.00

Available Finishes: Bronze, Nickel
How does the lock connect?The Kwikset Premis uses Bluetooth , Apple Homekit to connect.

APPS

ECOSYSTEMS

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

Out of the box Integrations

Apple TV 4th Gen and Apple HomePod

DOOR COMPATIBILITY

What type of door lock mechanisms does the Kwikset Premis 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 99190

Fingerprint Access

No

Backup Key

Yes

Touchscreen

Yes

Long Distance Locking

Yes, Via Additional Hub

Autolocking

Yes


Access Codes & Users

Does the lock have access codes? Yes

Up to 30 Apple users

Any information on number of users supported?
The company says the Kwikset Premis can support Up to 30 users


Airbnb Integration? No


Battery & Additional Specs

What kind and how many batteries does this lock have?

The Kwikset Premis uses 4 AA batteries required. (included)

The Kwikset Premis battery life is Expected to last up to a year based on 10 entries per day.



Lock Dimensions 10 x 4 x 3.5 inches


Lock Weight 3.34 pounds


Security Features

What kind of security does the lock offer?

The Kwikset Premis has:

BHMA/ANSI Grade 2 Certified, has a Secure Mode that disables all user codes. Master code, random digits assigned on screen. Alarm sounds after 3 incorrect consecutive codes are entered.

Our Take

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Interior View

Pros

  • Assign up to 30 customizable codes to family and guests.
  • Check the lock status of their door at any time using the Premis App.
  • Full access data is recorded within the app.
  • The Smartkey security features let owners assign, reassign, and cancel which hard key works with which Kwikset Premis smart lock.
  • Installation is easy and takes less than an hour.
  • All electronic communications are protected by Apple’s end-to-end encryption.

Cons

  • Locking and unlocking using the touchpad can be very slow.
  • The Premis App can be buggy, with long delays between app instructions and the door unlocking.
  • AA batteries only last a few months.
  • Full lock capabilities can only be obtained if you own a HomePod or 4th gen or up Apple TV
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Exterior Door View

Apps / Voice Commands

The Kwikset Premis supports or integrates with the following apps and voice assistants:


iOS Home App

Kwikset Premis

Alexa Support?: No
Google Assistant Support?: No

Siri / Apple Homekit Support?: Yes, the Kwikset Premis supports Apple's Homekit with Siri voice commands

As long as the Premis lock is connected to an Apple TV, HomePod or stationary iPad, the lock can be remotely controlled via Siri.

Premis: “Siri, lock/unlock [name of lock].”

Watch Integration: No

Unboxing and Installation

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What tools do I need to install this lock?
You will need Phillips screwdriver, Ruler to install Kwikset Premis


What are the locks dimensions?
The Kwikset Premis is 10 x 4 x 3.5 inches in size.


Any door size requirements?
The hole in the dooris either 2-1/8" (54 mm) or 1-1/2" (38 mm).Door is between1-3/8" and 2" (35 mm and 51 mm) thick.


FAQ / Support


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Bottom Line

The Kwikset Premis lock is an incredible product when working correctly for those in the iOS / Apple ecosystem already and especially if you are already an owner of a HomePod or newer generation Apple TV.

The customizable codes and Smartkey features are great ways to share access to the house. Family friends and guests can now come and go without the need for spare keys under the doormat. With alarms for incorrect codes and a lock down mode you can also keep out would-be intruders.

However, the product is also frustrating. The unlock lag can leave you standing by the door for too long. On top of that, the poor battery life and buggy app mean the product doesn’t always perform as highly as it’s capable.

If these issues are resolved, the Kwikset Premis will be an even more formidable wireless lock for those committed to Apple devices and their security.

Your Options

lock finish

Option 1) Pick a finish

Pick out the look that matches your door and house style. The Premis is offered in Satin Nickel or Venetian Bronze.

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Option 2) Add Remote Locking

Do you want the added convenience of remote locking options? Add a HomePod or Apple TV (4th Gen and above) for full Premis capabilities including locking and unlocking from long distances.

Lock Bio

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