Kwikset introduces new smart lock

Thursday, January 16, 2014

LAKE FOREST, Calif.—Kwikset’s SmartCode 914 Deadbolt with Home Connect technology is now available, the company announced Jan. 16.

The redesigned deadbolt has a new exterior style, smaller interior and the quiet-drive locking system, according to the statement. 

"The availability of the Kwikset SmartCode 914 Deadbolt with Home Connect technology brings a much needed and often requested smaller interior footprint to the marketplace," said Keith Brandon, Kwikset director of residential access solutions, in a prepared statement. "We've heard [about the need] from consumers via formal and informal feedback.  Now we're able to deliver it in a lock that provides even greater functionality than many of the products currently available in the marketplace."

The new design includes an all-metal interior escutcheon with decorative inset; 10-digit backlit keypad; dedicated lock button; BHMA grade 2 certification; Underwriters Laboratory certification with 20-minute fire rating; and a master code option allowing the user to prevent codes from being added or erased, according to the statement.