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KWIKSET RESEARCH REVEALS MILLENNIALS AND GENERATION XERS ARE DRIVING TRENDS IN VACATION RENTAL PROPERTY INDUSTRY


PRODUCT OVERVIEW Kevo Plus™ adds remote access capabilities and enhanced features to Kwikset® Kevo™, Kevo 2nd Gen and Kevo Convert. Kevo Plus establishes direct, online connectivity to Kevo, allowing users to lock and unlock Kevo from their smartphones from anywhere in the world. Kevo and Kevo 2nd Gen users will still be able to use the patent-pending Touch-to-Open Technology developed by UniKey Technologies, which enables users to lock or unlock the door by touching the smart lock if an authorized smart phone is within range.

HOW IT WORKS Upon upgrading their Kevo account to Kevo Plus, users will receive a free Bluetooth-enabled gateway that allows for remote locking and unlocking functionality. The gateway plugs into an Internet router with an Ethernet connection, forming a secure wireless interaction between Kevo, Kevo 2nd Gen, Kevo Convert, and the Kevo Plus gateway. When a user activates remote access in the Kevo app, the Kevo Plus gateway communicates seamlessly with the Kevo smart lock via Bluetooth Low Energy to initiate the lock or unlock command. One Kevo Plus gateway can connect to multiple Kevo locks.

UPGRADE FEATURES Active Lock Status: Kevo Plus users can check the status of their lock in the Kevo mobile app or on MyKevo.com.
Remote Locking and Unlocking: Users can lock and unlock Kevo, Kevo 2nd Gen and Kevo Convert from their smartphones from anywhere in the world if connected to the Internet after upgrading to Kevo Plus on MyKevo.com and updating to Kevo app version 1.4 (iOS) or 1.1 (Android) or higher.

DEVICE COMPATIBILITY Kevo Mobile App Upgrade: Kevo Plus is compatible with Kevo app version 1.4 (iOS) or 1.1 (Android) or higher. The Kevo app is available for free download from compatible smartphone app marketplaces, such as the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

Compatible Smart Devices: Kevo, Kevo 2nd Gen, Kevo Convert and Kevo Plus are compatible with smartphones that support Bluetooth LE 4.0 technology and have an available Kevo mobile app, which includes: 
  • iPhone 4s, 5, 5c, 5s, 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus with iOS 8
  • Fifth generation or higher iPod touch with iOS 8
  • Third generation or higher iPad and iPad mini with iOS 8

The Kevo app is also available on the following devices using Android 5.0 or higher:
  • HTC One M9
  • Nexus 6
  • Nexus 9
  • Samsung Galaxy S5
  • Samsung Galaxy S6
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Edge
  • Android Wear

WHERE TO BUY 
Kevo, Kevo 2nd Gen and Kevo Convert users can upgrade to Kevo Plus on MyKevo.com for a one-time fee of $69.99. The Kwikset Kevo smart lock is available through select retailers today, and Kevo 2nd Gen and Kevo Convert will be available in 2016.

PRESS INFORMATION For additional information about Kevo Plus, or to access images and request product for review, please visit http://kwiksetpresskit.com or email kwikset@imre.com. 


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