New Siri Powered Kwikset Lock

By Brian Rhodes, Published Jan 08, 2016, 12:00am EST

Your voice is your key with a new residential doorlock, Kwikset's Premis. Using your Apple phone, you can command your door to lock and unlock even if you are miles away. The idea sounds cool, but how does it work and is it secure? We take a deeper look at those questions in this note.

Product *******

*******'* *** ****** * *********** ******, keypad ***** ********* **** fits **** *********** *****. The **** ** ***** into *** **** ******* and ***** ** ************ *** **** **** ******** *** ********** touchscreen *** ******* ********* '********' *******.

*** **** ******** ** additional *** *** ***** activation, ***** ** ********* than ******* *-**** ** Zigbee ***** **** ***** require * ******, *** for ****** ********** (*** within **** ***** ** the ***** *******), ********* ******** ********* ********* ******* *** is ********. ******* *** point ** **** *** lock **** **** ***** with ****, * ******* only ********* ** *** equipped ******** **** *******, iPads, ** ***** *******.

** ******** ** ****, users *** ******* *** lock ******* *** ********** keypad *** *** ** mechanical **** ***. **** power ***** **** **** AA ***** *********.

** ******* *** **** released ***, *** ******* smartlocks *** ** *** ~$*** - $*** *****.

HomeKit *******

*** *** ** ******' Siri *********** ** **** it ** *** ** the ***** ** **'*******' ************** *****'* **** ********** protocol.

***** ***** ********* ******* years ***, ******* ******* HVAC, ********, *** ******** products *** **** *** hitting *** ******. ***** the ******** ****** *** be ********* ** ***** users ****** ***** ** the ******, ** ***** want ****** ******, ********** networked ******* ***** *** needed *** ********* ******* Kwikset's ***.

*** ***** ********** **** 'HomeKit' ****** *** ****** over ******* ********* ******* by************* *-**** *** ****** hubs ** ****** ********* integrations **** *****-******** ******** like ******** ** ****.

Not *********

***** **** ***** ** unlock ***** ** * credential *** **** * high-tech ******* ******* **** seen ** ** ** movies. **** *** ****** '** ***** ** ** Passport' ***** **** *** movie********:

** ** **** *** Siri **** ******* ** example ****** ***** ***** authentication? *************, *** ****** is **.  **** **** lock **** *** *** biometrics ** ************ *****, it ****** '*****' * specific ****** ****** *** uses ** ** * vocal ********. *** ****** relies ** ** ******* word *****, (**: '**** ******' ** '******** ***-***-*****') ** ***** ** verify ** ********** *******, but **** *** ******** who **** **.

**** **** * ********, or **** * ****** housekey, ** ** ************ user *** ****** ** it, **** *********** *** operate *** ****.  ******* your ***** ****** *** your '***** ******' ********* is ***** * ***** part ** ***** **** locks ** **** **** doors ******.

Voice ********* ******

** *******, ***** **** to ****** * **** indeed ***** **** ********** than ***** *** ** even ***.  ***** ***** methods ********* ******** ** app *** *********** *** phone **** *** **** to ******** ***********, ********** Siri *** ** **** by ******* *** **** tactile ****** ** *** phone *** ********. **** position *** **** ***** clothing **** ****** **** not ****** *********, *** those *** *** ******* when ***** *********** ********** credential *******.

Commercial ****** ********* ********

** ** *** *** this **** ** ***** power **** ****** ************* or ******* ** *** commercial ****** *******. ** expect ***** ***** ** have **** ** *** same ******** **** ************* *********** **** ***, ********* *****/ mobile ******* *********, ******* ******** concerns, *** ********** ********** problems.

* ****-***** (** ******* like *******) **** ***** likely ******* ********* ****** upgrades *** ******* ** tangible ******** *********** **** current ********** *******.

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