The Kwikset Premis is the brand's first smart lock built to work with Apple HomeKit, the set of smart-home protocols programmed into iPhones and iPads. Click through to see what it has to offer.
The deadbolt at the heart of the Premis is the newest version of Kwikset's SmartKey deadbolt. In addition to letting you "re-key" the lock to work with existing keys, the SmartKey deadbolt offers strong protection against lock picking, lock bumping, and forced entry attacks.
The interior half of the lock is also a little bit smaller than previous smart lock generations.
After walking you through the 20-minute installation process, Kwikset's iOS app will pair you up with HomeKit -- and with Siri -- in a matter of seconds.
Those Siri controls worked perfectly when we tested the lock out in the CNET Smart Home.
In addition to controlling the lock in Kwikset's app, you'll be able to control it in Apple's Home app alongside other compatible HomeKit devices. You'll also be able to pin it within your iPhone's Control Center -- just swipe up and tap to lock or unlock, no app necessary.
If you want, you can tell the lock to send you a notification whenever someone uses it.
The Kwikset app makes it easy to share coded access across multiple users, and to customize when those codes will work. None of it costs anything extra.
Other features include an optional Auto-Lock Delay and a keypad randomizer that will make you press two randomly selected numbers on the keypad before punching in your code. That helps prevent would-be thieves from using your fingerprints to figure out your code.