With the new Halo Wi-Fi-enabled smart lock by Kwikset, homeowners can lock and unlock their doors with the touch of a finger.
“Building upon the technological advances with the original Halo Wi-Fi-enabled Smart Locks, Kwikset once again is at the forefront of security technology with Halo Touch,” Ali Atash, senior product Marketing manager for Kwikset, Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc., in the hardware & home improvement division, says. “With the introduction of Halo Touch, Kwikset continues to reinforce our commitment to creating residential security solutions for our customers.”
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Protect your home and your data
Using fingerprint recognition, the one-touch smart lock can store up to 100 different fingerprints from 50 users, according to the company. By placing their assigned fingerprint on the touchscreen, homeowners can unlock their door with no keycode required. The lock can also be secured using a physical key, which the company says can be re-keyed quickly if a set has been lost or stolen as long as the consumer still has an original or guest key to use in the process.
Because Kwikset knows some users are wary of sharing sensitive data, Kwikset says it designed the lock to connect directly to a home’s WiFi and mobile device without the use of a third-party smart hub in addition to other security features.
“Homeowners can have peace of mind knowing that fingerprints are stored locally at each lock, not in the cloud,” the company says. “All Halo Touch Smart Locks feature the latest patented SmartKey Security, protecting against common and forced entry break-in methods like lock picking, lock bumping and torque attacks.”
Lock and unlock from anywhere in the world
If a homeowner wants to lock a door remotely, they can via the Kwikset app. The company says the mobile app will also notify a consumer when the door is locked or unlocked from “anywhere in the world.” If a homeowner decides they want to integrate the lock with a smart home hub, they can control the lock via voice commands.
Two designs and multiple finishes
“The most advanced fingerprint access technology does not sacrifice the high demands of design and style,” the company says. “Offering the latest in contemporary and traditional styles and a variety of leading finishes, the Halo Touch delivers premier door hardware technology designed to answer the aesthetic demands of the most discerning homeowner.”
Finishes include satin nickel and iron black for the contemporary model and satin nickel and venetian bronze for the traditional one. The company says that the lock is easy to install and BHMA certified, meaning the lock meets the residential grade performance standards for builder's hardware.
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“Homeowners have many options for their home security needs,” Atash says. “With Halo Touch, we are providing consumers with the greatest in fingerprint unlocking technology while building on our industry expertise of Wi-Fi enabled smart locks.”
The lock will be available in 2020.