- Wi-Fi enabled: Kwikset Halo smart lock is a Wi-Fi-connected door lock that connects directly to your home Wi-Fi network and smartphone for a secure smart home that does not require a third-party smart home hub, panel, or subscription
- 250 customer user codes: Create up to 250 unique user codes for friends, family, or guests that you can disable, or delete from the Kwikset App; Set schedules for custom user codes from your smartphone using the Kwikset app as well
- Receive notifications: Receive notifications of your lock's activity and view the lock event history from your smartphone using the Kwikset app
- SmartKey security: Protects against advanced break-in techniques and allows you to re-key your lock yourself in seconds
- Secure screen: Patented security feature for Kwikset touchscreen deadbolts that prevents on-screen fingerprint user code identification by employing random digits prior to entering a personal user code
- Kwikset products compatible with the Kwikset App only work in the United States and Canada
Great product. I was able to install it in less than 15 minutes. It's a sleek design and it looks great on the door. It was easy to setup an account and get the lock connected to my Wifi. The Kwikset App is really simple and intuitive. It's great to be able to control my lock remotely using Wifi without having to get an additional controller to make everything work. I was also able to setup additional user access codes for my family and schedule the housekeeper code to only work on Tues. The App provides a nice Lock History where I'm able to see what's been going on. Lastly, the cherry on top was that I was able to rekey the new lock to match all of the other existing locks on my house using the Smart Key feature. It's a super cool feature which took seconds to setup and now I don't have to carry any additional keys. I've been really pleased with the product!
I had no issues with installing this lock, and am pleased with its quality and function so far. I was hesitant to buy this because of the many negative reviews with install, battery, and app functionality, but for whatever reason I've not had any of those. At one point after installation the device required a firmware update, and it wanted me to keep my phone nearby during that process. I stood there and held my phone close by throughout it. I wonder if that helped.I have an older version of this device at a rental property which lacks the app functionality, and I hated it. Programming was a hassle. With the app, it's been very easy to add/remove user codes, lock and unlock, and the app notifies me when the door is locked and unlocked. This is great when you have kids in the house.
I read every bad review for just about every Kwikset smartlock. I thought, how could a company as old and well known as Kwikset, put out products that people are so upset about?? I decided, what the heck, let's try it out! First, I READ THE INSTRUCTIONS. Then, I programmed it, installed the app on my phone, tested everything before installing. Installed onto the door, added to Alexa, and proceeded to be quite impressed! Plus, it looks great! I love this lock so much I just bought another one for another door. Buy it! If it doesn't work, check your work again.
So initially I was a little torn about purchasing this lock solely because some of the negative reviews. However after watching a YouTube video with a professional locksmith review this lock and two other smart locks and him saying that you couldn’t go wrong with any of them I bit the bullet. I picked the Kwikset because of its ability for you to rekey their locks by yourself. I have always had Kwikset since I built my house and loved that the few locks I have replaced over the years I can just rekey and no worries about making new keys for everyone that has keys. So the Kwikset Halo is very easy to install. In fairness I already had a deadbolt I was replacing so I did not have to measure and drill new holes for lock to be installed. Here is what I think may be causing some negative reviews, Not following the instructions step by step and/or correctly. They are very detailed and even explain that if you don’t do this step in this order correctly that lock may not work properly. Installation took me about 25 minutes taking my time and double checking every step. Set up of Smart lock feature/ connecting to WiFi, completing firmware update and setting up app/account was about half that time. Once lock was completely installed here is my list of pros and possible cons I found.Pros1. Ease if installation2. Smart feature is via blue tooth through your WiFi so no need for special hub.3. Quality and looks are very nice and keypad is touch screen not buttons4.Several ways to unlock- key, touch pad code, by using app and even using Alexa ( once set up in Alexa app). Great to have all these options if you need to allow people in your house for a temporary reason.5. App allows you to monitor who is coming into house and also if door is locked or unlocked.6. Reasonable cost when compared to other smart locks containing the same features.Possible Cons1. Lock noise when locking and unlocking. A litte louder because of electronic movements.2. LED status light flashes every 5 seconds, (however just found out that this feature can also be turned off I believe)3. Battery cover on inside part of lock is screwed down during installation and requires face plate to be removed to reach battery compartment. ( However once again discovered that if you don’t screw in this cover, you can just slide the cover in place after installation. It holds extremely well. Which allows you to just slide up cover to get to batteries when needed.4. If you are someone that doesn’t like to follow instructions this may lead to problems for you.5. If you have poor WiFi reception near where lock is going to be installed this may effect lock operation.Overall I am super pleased with this lock so far. I have not had it long enough to comment on battery life or durability when it comes to how long lock will last. I know other Kwikset locks come with a lifetime warranty. However this has a one year warranty. Probably because of the electronics integrated in this lock.
I recently purchased the Kwikset Halo lock as a replacement for an existing door lock. The whole process to install the lock went very quickly and all of the appropriate hardware was nicely labeled with numbers that matched the instructions. All told, from box to locked door was about 30 minutes. The app setup was also very quick, including the firmware update, easily got onto my home WiFi, and I was able to create codes for each person in the house.To create some simple automation, I was able to enable the Kwikset skill in Alexa, specifically to automatically lock the door at a certain time at night. I also was able to pair the lock with Google assistant, but the automation with Alexa does the job. My only gripe is that this product doesn't support Apple HomeKit which is my platform of choice.Also to note that the rekeying of the lock to use my existing key worked perfectly, not something specific to this lock, but good for the Kwikset system in general.Everyone in my house quickly adapted to the new lock, now preferring their codes over using the actual keys. And the lock looks great too!