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Kwikset Smart Connected Locks Integrate with Control4

New adaptations of Obsidian and Smartcode 916 created to meet needs of Control4 customer base.

Kwikset has introduced Control4 compatibility to its Obsidian electronic touchscreen deadbolt with Home Connect and the contemporary version of the SmartCode 916 touchscreen electronic deadbolt.

In response to increased dealer demand for Control4 compatibility, two of Kwikset’s most popular connected locks have passed Control4 Certification and are now recognized as a partner in the Connects With Control4 program.

The Control4 platform, which operates on the ZigBee protocol, interoperates with more than 14,000 third-party consumer electronics products.

Both Connects with Control4 Certified locks are available in Iron Black and Satin Nickel finishes. The Iron Black finish represents the Kwikset’s first locks in the Control4 channel available in black — a finish that has long been requested by Control4 customers.

Kwikset’s first keywayless deadbolt, Obsidian features a responsive, capacitive touchscreen for keyless entry. The cool white LED display delivers high-definition LED illumination, and a dedicated lock button provides the homeowner with convenient and fast one-touch locking. Obsidian also includes Kwikset’s patented SecureScreen technology, which can help mask “smudge” attacks, in which passcodes can potentially be jeopardized by detecting frequently used numbers from the oily residues on the touchscreen surface.

The contemporary SmartCode 916 smart locks features an updated, modern design — a contrast to the traditional style already available to Control4 homeowners. The lock integrates with home security and automation systems to deliver convenience and peace of mind to homeowners with complete remote locking/unlocking via smartphones and tablets. It also offers Kwikset’s SecureScreen feature. In addition, the SmartCode 916 offers SmartKey Re-Key Technology, which allows homeowners to re-key the lock in seconds without removing the lock from the door or requiring the services of a locksmith.

MSRP for the Obsidian is $418 U.S. and the contemporary SmartCode 916 is $399 U.S. Both smart locks are available for purchase through Control4 Certified Dealers.

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