Ring Video doorbell and Weiser Kevo Smart Lock now work together
Weiser Kevo smart lock, powered by UniKey technology, and the Ring Video Doorbell now work together, enabling homeowners to secure and control their entire entryway.
By SP&T Staff
Homeowners can now see and speak with whoever is at the door via the Ring app, then quickly lock or unlock their Kevo smart lock, from their smartphones. This integration is the latest in a series of integrations Ring is announcing as part if its new Ring Plus program, which enables customers to connect several of their smart home devices to Ring.
“Weiser looks for ways to give homeowners simple and secure solutions to a smarter home,” says Steve Kolobaric of Weiser. “Kevo and Ring are both do-it-yourself smart home products and when used together, give homeowners a smart entryway that can be controlled easily with one touch from their smartphones.”
Jamie Siminoff, Chief Inventor and CEO of Ring, said: “At Ring, it’s our mission to reduce crime in communities through affordable, smart security solutions. With the integration of Weiser Kevo, the leading smart lock on the market, and the launch of our Ring Plus program, it is even easier for our customers to completely secure their homes. Now, not only can Ring customers see who’s on their property at anytime, they can also immediately lock their doors if they see someone suspicious.”
When guests push the Ring Video Doorbell or the doorbell’s motion sensors detect movement, homeowners use the Ring mobile app (iOS, Android and Windows 10) to verify and interact with guests. Then, the homeowner can lock or unlock their Kevo smart lock from their mobile device through the Ring app. Homeowners who have upgraded to Kevo Plus can remotely lock or unlock their Kevo smart lock after verifying the guest from anywhere in the world,provided there is an Internet connection.
“The integration of Kevo and Ring is a great example of how UniKey’s partnership with Weiser has continuously allowed us to innovate with software technology, making Kevo one of the most flexible platforms in the category,” says Phil Dumas, UniKey Technologies President.
Users with Ring and Kevo can access the integration through the Ring iOS app version 2.7 available for free download in the App Store. The integration will be available to Android and Windows 10 users in the coming weeks.
Weiser Kevo smart lock is available at select retailers.