Ring Video doorbell and Weiser Kevo Smart Lock now work together as part of new Ring Plus Program
Homeowners can securely control their entryways through their smartphones with two industry-leading devices
Weiser Kevo™ smart lock, the industry’s first smart lock powered by UniKey technology, and the Ring™ Video Doorbell now work together, enabling homeowners to secure and control theirentire entryway.
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, all 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.
The Benefits of Ring and Kevo:
- Control and secure the entirety of the home’s entryway from a mobile device
- Two leading and proven smart home products now work together
- Simple, do-it-yourself integration – easy to install; no larger security or smart home system required
- Adds additional value to both products – no new hardware needed
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 comingweeks.
The Ring Video Doorbell is available at Best Buy, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Amazon.com and Ring.com for MSRP $229.99. For hi-res images and more information about Ring, visit www.ring.com/press. To learn more about Ring’s new Ring Plus program, go to www.ring.com/plus.
About Spectrum Brands
HHI is a division of Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SPB). Spectrum Brands is a global, diversified consumer products company and a leading supplier of consumer batteries, residential locksets, residential builders’ hardware and faucets, shaving and grooming products, personal care products, small household appliances, specialty pet supplies, lawn and garden and home pest control products, and personal insect repellents. Spectrum Brands had net sales of approximately $4.43 billion in fiscal 2014, employs over 13,500 employees worldwide and sells to the top 25 global retailers with products in more than one million stores.
UniKey™ is a smart lock pioneer and industry leader in smart access control technology. UniKey provides a secure mobile platform to leading lock and access control companies. UniKey’s technology replaces keys, codes and passwords by turning the smartphone into a convenient, universal electronic key by simply touching the lock without the need to remove one’s phone from their pocket or purse. UniKey partners with leading lock manufacturers like Weiser and Miwa to bring smart locks to residential homes, commercial businesses and enterprise around the world. The Weiser Kevo smart lock powered by UniKey is the first and best selling smart lock in North America.
Ring's mission is to reduce crime in communities and empower consumers by creating a “ring” of security around homes and neighborhoods. Named one of TIME Magazine’s Top 10 Gadgets of 2014, the RingTM Video Doorbell blends convenience, monitoring and security into one sleek, simple and powerful wireless doorbell. With Ring, you’re always home. Visit www.ring.com for more information.