LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This week, at the Consumer Electronics Show, Kwikset®, a leading brand of the Hardware & Home Improvement (HHI) division of Spectrum Brands Holdings (NYSE:SPB), continues to lead the smart lock category as it announces the upcoming release of its remote locking and unlocking technology enabled by a Kwikset Kevo Bluetooth Gateway, in the summer of 2014. This advancement will allow current and future Kwikset Kevo homeowners to lock and unlock remotely with just their smartphone, further enhancing their Kwikset Kevo experience from near or far. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131029/MM06045-b ) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131029/MM06045-c ) "Kwikset is quickly expanding the value Kevo delivers to current and future owners through a series of Kevo technology advancements, beginning with remote functionality, based on the desires of today's consumer," said Keith Brandon, director, residential access solutions. "Kevo continues to be the breakthrough smart lock technology on the market, gaining recognition from the CES Innovation Awards, among many others." Kwikset Kevo Evolved: Added Convenience for Current and Future Owners As the appetite for smart locks becomes more and more prevalent in homes, the increase in demand for added benefits also prevails. After ninety days in market, Kwikset has learned the feature most requested by its customers is remote access, and in 2014 is expanding the value of Kevo to meet this demand. With the release of Kwikset Kevo's remote access technology, current and future Kevo owners will have total control over their homes' security, whether at home or away. Upcoming upgrades will add key benefits, including:
Unlock and lock Kwikset Kevo from anywhere via your smartphone
Receive real time notifications from the Kwikset Kevo iPhone App when door is locked/unlocked by touch (current notification offering), fob or traditional key
Whether a frequent business-traveler who wants to be sure his family is safe at home with real time notifications or a busy mom who needs to let her kids into the house while out running errands, Kevo owners will continue to experience the value of personalized convenience through Kwikset's Kevo technology.