Kwikset 914 Z-Wave SmartCode Review

Kwikset 914 Z-Wave SmartCode
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These days, people like their devices automatic. Some people even have their homes automated. The right keyless lock for this type of home would be one that does the automation justice.

Features of the Kwikset 914 Z-Wave SmartCode

  • Works with Amazon Alexa voice control hub
  • Home connect tech for wireless communication to security and home automation with Z-Wave
  • One touch locking
  • 30 user codes plus one master code feature
  • Reduced interior size and metal design
  • 4 AA batteries
  • Easy to install with just a screwdriver
  • Automatic door locking after 30 seconds

Advantages

If you are a techy type of homeowner and want to incorporate more advanced technology with your home safety, the Kwikset 914 Z-Wave SmartCode Electronic UL Deadbolt is definitely for you. It is made compatible with Amazon Alexa so you can freely control it with your voice. This is surely an impressive feature that will leave your guests awestruck.

Another impressive feature of this keyless lock is their homes connect technology, which allows it to communicate with all of your home automation as well as your automated security so you won’t need any wiring or hardware installation. This is all thanks to its Z-Wave technology.

This keyless door lock is so easy to use. All you need aside from your code to unlock it is one touch to lock it. If you are on your way out, it will not take any of your time at all and is so easy to do that you can even have the kids do it and not worry about a thing. If you have a home with multiple members, or if you are using this keyless door lock for a building with multiple persons, you can save up to thirty codes, not including the one master code for an extra layer of security.

The Kwikset 914 Z-Wave SmartCode Electronic UL Deadbolt is made to be sleeker so you do not have a large piece of metal protruding from your front door for all to see.

It is sleek and discreet enough to come across as a regular lock, so it won’t truly attract attention from afar and can prevent others from peeping your code whenever you input it. It operates with four double A batteries, which are not hard to find since they are readily available in most hardware, department, and even grocery stores.

No need to look for specialized shops that sell specific types of batteries for this door lock. A quick trip to the local store and your batteries are good to go.

Despite being very techy and sleek, this door lock is no trouble at all when installing. All you will need is a screwdriver and a couple of minutes to put in the unit; plop in the batteries and you are all set to start using it and programming it according to the needs of your home or according to the existing systems there is in your house.

Once you leave the house, you can finally stop looking back and worrying if you truly did lock your door. The Kwikset 914 Z-Wave SmartCode Electronic UL Deadbolt makes sure that your door is locked when you step out with its automatic locking feature that kicks in after thirty seconds.

You can rest at ease and you will be assured that your house and your belongings are kept safe whenever you are away because you are certain for a fact that your door was locked when you left your home.

Disadvantages

Programming this device may be tedious, especially if you are new to home automation. You may end up hiring a professional to do it for you or may end up spending hours and hours trying and researching your way into hooking it up to your wireless voice hub, security system, and other home automation systems.

Hiring a professional may cost you some, but if you would rather pay than spend hours of your life frustrated over a lock, then it would be a good idea to call for help.

Verdict:

The smart lock for the smart homeowner with a smart house. If you have an automated home system in place, the Kwikset 914 Z-Wave SmartCode Electronic UL Deadbolt will be the perfect finishing. It is compatible with existing automation systems – all you have to do is to make sure that it is programmed appropriately.