Kwikset SmartCode 916 Touchscreen Electronic Deadbolt Review
Kwikset really outdid itself with the SmartCode 916 Touchscreen Electronic Deadbolt. In addition to feeling like a heavy-duty lock, it is substantial in other ways. Although you'll need a Z-Wave or ZigBee smart home network to take full advantage of all of its features, it works very well on its own. Its built-in alarm and ability to let you use your original deadbolt keys make this an even smarter smart lock.
The SmartCode 916 is sleek and modern, and it's designed to fit in with any existing décor. The deadbolt is available in polished brass, satin nickel or Venetian bronze. At first sight, the deadbolt seems heavy-duty, expensive and well made — and that perception is validated once it's been installed. It features a capacitive touch-screen keypad and a backup keyhole in case the four AA batteries run out; Kwikset claims the batteries will last up to one year.
The touch screen is surprisingly responsive, allowing quick access into your home. The backlight is bright white and can be seen easily in daylight. On the bottom left of the screen is a checkmark symbol that will flash green to convey a successful action, and on the bottom right is a locked padlock symbol that is used for one-touch locking.