Starting next month you’ll be able to get your hands on an innovative gadget that allows you to unlock the door of your home with a touch of a finger, using your own smartphone featuring the Bluetooth 4.0 technology. The device is called Kevo and was developed by Kwikset and UniKey Technologies in the form of a deadbolt that communicates with your smartphone through a dedicated app in order to allow authorized users, detected inside or outside, to access the home. Users don’t even have to take the smartphone out from the bag/pocket.
The advanced security levels used by Kevo involve intelligent positioning technology, multiple levels of encryption and many tests performed.
At the moment, you can use the Kevo app on your iPhone 4S/5, iPod touch 5 and up, and iPad and iPad mini version 3 and up. Kwikset is preparing support for Android and Balckberry devices.
The Kevo kit comes with the deadbolt, a fob, 2 mechanical keys, and 2 smartphone eKeys. You can pre-order it in 3 finishes to match your door – Satin Nickel, Venetian Bronze and Polished Brass – for $219, from Kwikset.