This makes you feel like James Bond. Coming up to your door, scanning your fingerprint and proceeding to enter is quite honestly the coolest thing ever.
Installation was a breeze. Very simple. Boxes are numbered according to the steps they pertain to, so don't open them until you get to that particular step so as to not use the wrong hardware. The hardest part was making the deadbolt strike plate fit as my original one was a different shape. The original cutout needed to be extended to make the new strike plate fit, that was accomplished using a chisel and just chipping away some extra wood to make space for the new strike plate. When installing the front face of the deadbolt, use some blue painters tape to secure it to the door as you install it. I had my faceplate fall off during install and it ended up putting some unfortunate marks and scratches on the face plate, but everything still works as it should. One thing I do really like is that the deadbolt secures to itself without having to drill extra holes into the door for support as compared to an older style "smart" door lock that this one is replacing.
The initial setup with the app was extremely straightforward walking you step by step through the setup process.
Upon first running through the setup, there was a firmware update for the door lock which took a couple of minutes, but went smoothly overall.
The app is painfully slow during setup of the door lock. Had a few issues with the smart lock not detecting the Bluetooth connection, but once it connected it was fine. Also noticed that locking/unlocking the dead bolt through the app has a significant delay between pressing the button on the app and the dead bolt actually unlocking/locking. After a few days these seem to be intermittent, for I've had days when pressing the lock/unlock button on the app and the actual deadbolt locking/unlocking are close to instantaneous and other times it takes a couple of seconds. However, using your finger on the scanner has always been instantaneous. I would also like to mention that we've had no issues with the finger being scanned.
Haven't been able to figure out how to disable notifications. Every time the door is locked and unlocked you will get a notice (you might be able to turn these off straight from your phone, but there was no option to choose when to be notified in the kwikset app). This gets a bit annoying on a high traffic door as it's always sending alerts to the phone. I ended up logging out of the app and just logging in when I need to add users or unlock the lock.
Rekeying the lock with the included SmartKey is awesome and took all of 10 seconds to switch the key from the included key to our current house key.
The Halo Touch smart lock is easy to install. It took me about 30 minutes to remove the old lock and install this. The lock can be locked and unlocked by using the stored fingerprint, key from outside or turning the knob from inside. The only reason this lock did not get a 5-star rating is because it only works with google and Alexa assistants. I have two other Kwikset smart locks and they are z-wave compatible. Due to that, I was able to pair them with Ring security app making it easy to manage the locks and the security system from a single app. This is hoping Kwikset will consider adding that connection to the lock in the future. I am very happy with the appearance and quality of the lock.
Pros: Durable, Easy to Install, Good Size & Weight, Nice Design, Sturdy, Stylish
The Kwikset Halo deadbolt fingerprint lock has made life much easier. My entire family can leave the house without a set of keys and be able to enter again. It locks after touching the pad and I can also program it to lock after a certain period of time once it is unlocked. I love that feature! It is simple to enter with a fingerprint. Adults and older children have had no issues. My 6 year old has problems positioning his finger properly. When this happens, it temporarily locks the user out to make sure someone isn't tampering with it. That has been frustrating but it will be a learning experience for him. I also love the smartkey feature. I can change the manual lock to match my existing key.
Installation was simple. Instructions were clear. Each piece was boxed and clearly marked according to the step. I really appreciate this. Once it is installed on the door, I had to download and app on my phone, setup a profile, and complete steps to complete the install. I like how it sends notifications to me when the door locks or unlocks. I look forward to setting up dogsitters and houseguest so they can have temporary access.
Pros: Easy to Install, Nice Design, Sturdy, Stylish
The Halo Touch fingerprint lock allows you to simply use your fingerprint to lock and unlock your door. The Halo Touch has Wi-Fi built in that connects directly to your home Wi-Fi network and smart phone for a secure smart home that does not require a third party smart home hub or subscription. With up to 100 fingerprints, 2 different prints can be added per person for a total of 50 users. You can give access to your family and friends with their fingerprint and manage access through the Kwikset app.This single cylinder deadbolt can be locked or unlocked by using fingerprint or key from outside as well as the turn button from the inside. The venetian bronze finish is hand rubbed. We are very pleased with this lock, we don't have to worry about getting out a key to get in the house.
The Kwikset Halo Touch lock is a great lock for anyone looking for added security and a smart lock that is easy to use and easy to set up. I was able to replace my original lock with this one in less than 15 minutes, and after a firmware update, was able to get the app and my fingerprints set up in another 15 minutes.
Once set up, the lock is really easy to use. It reads my fingerprint very quickly, and I haven't experienced any false positives (or false negatives) in my testing.
The app allows you to set up up to 50 different users, and allows you to enable or disable each one individually, or even set certain days or times that each user is able to unlock the lock. You can also set the lock to auto-lock after a certain amount of time, or, by pairing it with a google home/alexa device, you can set schedules for the lock also.
The app is very simplistic, but this makes it very easy to use. I would highly recommend this lock. In my opinion, it's a more elegant solution than a touch pad, and it's faster too.
Pros: Durable, Easy to Install, Nice Design, Sturdy, Stylish
This is a review of the Halo touch venetian bronze traditional fingerprint WiFi electronic smart lock deadbolt featuring smartly security.
NO MORE GETTING LOCKED OUT OF THE HOUSE.
If you are drawn to technology then this is absolutely something you will love and honestly need. Fingerprint technology is here for the average home. This has that and more, keep reading to see what it can do for you and how you need to get this installed.
This is amazing technology and is working well on one of our back doors. Being able to unlock the deadbolt just using our finger print is such a blessing, no more getting locked out of the house. Our grandchild will be added to our list of 50 people who can use their prints to open the door.
The physical installation of the lock was extremely easy but we did follow the instructions to ensure we did it in the correct order.
The instructions were probably the best I have ever seen, they surely raised the bar for great installation instructions.
Ensure you connect the wire at the correct time. 4 Batteries are required, they were included. These batteries will power the lock.
The built in wifi works without any third party device or subscription, works directly with your Wi-fi network and smart phone.
This lock can hold up to 100 finger prints for as many as 50 different people.
This lock also includes the standard key option to lock and unlock the smart lock deadbolt. Can be rekeyed to match the other Kwikset locks that we bought at Home Depot.
The venetian bronze color is great and matches the color scheme that we are migrating all our locks to.
It also Locks and unlocks with a smartphone.
We installed the lock and have used the smart rekeying so that the new deadbolt is keyed the same as our other locks.
The last instruction tells us that we need to do several more things to get the fingerprints entered into the phone. Now it gets a little more difficult, but stick with it, I ensure you it was worth it for us.
At this point I need to say - this process is very technical and will appeal to many people. If you do not like new technology then some help at this point might be good. My wife and I have been software developers all our life These steps we had to take were still a little bit of a challenge for us, but we got through it. Once you download the App, it does guide you through this process:
1) We downloaded the App for the lock onto our smart phone
2) We needed to set up an account to manage the locks
3) Once the account was set up, we paired the lock to the smart phone
4) This had several sub steps to go through
5) The firmware on the lock had to be updated, this took about 15 minutes
6) We needed to name the door
7) Then while using our phone, the lock needs to be connected to our WiFi router. For this you have to know your WiFi router ID name and the WiFi password
8) At this point we still have not even got to entering the fingerprints to the lock.
9) Hurray, now we get to start scanning our finger prints. To enter a new set of fingerprints you need to log into the App account using your phone, but connected through WiFi
10) It took several attempts but we finally got our right and left thumb prints registered. Be patient and keep trying.
11) For some reason to complete the scan on each finger print we had to lift and repress down on the scanner with our finger tip. This took many many times.
12) Hurray we have success, we are now able to lock and unlock this deadbolt with our fingerprints….
13) The next step, we need to get the fingerprints of our adult children entered and our grandchildren’s prints entered.
14) We were able to scan our 7 year old grandson's finger prints, so he can now unlock the back door.
End results, we now have 3 ways to lock and unlock this deadbolt
a) We can use our registered finger prints
b) Use the smart phone
c) Use the manual lock
One really cool thing with the smartphone is that we can see the status of the lock - is it locked or unlocked.
There are many options from this App.
This process was not easy and took us over 2 hours but end results, it was worth it.
Next up is to add our children and grandchildren’s finger prints to lock and unlock this backdoor.
If someone who has a fingerprint user falls out of favor, you can delete their fingerprint access very easily through the smartphone app.
**Note: Anyone can lock the door regardless of them being one of the scanned fingerprints.
We installed this at a door that has a cover so this will not get rained on. I am sure this is designed to handle some rain, none the less we wanted this cool technology to be under a cover.
This Kwikset Halo Touch Fingerprint Smart Lock is way cool and it is easy to install. Obviously, you don't need to use a traditional key to open your new lock but if, for whatever reason, you are unable to get in with your fingerprint, it comes with a set of two keys to use for backup. The "Smart Key" system allows you to easily re-key this lock to any key you may already own (see video).
Programming it is a challenge but doable. There are a lot of steps and it took me over an hour to program. To get it to work properly, you must use a Bluetooth enabled smartphone and you have to know the password to your router on your household wi-fi.
It looks good, if a little larger than your old deadbolt faces. It is so fantastic to just place your thumb (or any other finger) on the little round window, and like magic the deadbolt slides open. Hit it again and it slides shut. You can program up to 100 fingerprints so you can have everyone in your family in it. You can also program multiple fingers so you can open it with your thumb (which I found easiest to use) or any of your other fingers, allowing you to use whichever finger is easiest when your coming in the door with a armload of groceries. You can also allow your neighbors access if you desire. You can even lock and unlock it remotely with your phone from virtually anywhere in the world as long as there is Internet access available.
The app creates a history log of every time it is locked or unlock, the method used, and who entered. It even logs errors if someone unauthorized tries to use it.
We are happy to have this new source of entry to our home that is so handy when your hands are full.
Pros: Durable, Easy to Install, Nice Design, Sturdy
The Quikset Halo Touch Smart Lock is a fingerprint activated deadbolt that adds convenience, a new level of individual safety (from a time standpoint) for locking and unlocking a door plus it’s just plain cool! I wanted the Contemporary style because it matches my older door hardware. The installation instructions are clear and the process took less than a half hour needing only Phillips screwdriver. I did have some issues connecting to my router’s Bluetooth system after I added the correct Quikset App to my phone (my fault - “old guy not patient enough with the App’s set up instructions”) that were quickly remedied by Qwikset’s Help Desk. I also discussed the Smart Lock’s security from a hacking standpoint and came away totally reassured after my discussions with the Help Desk Tech. The App also lets you lock and unlock your door remotely as well as alerting you each time the deadbolt locks and unlocks. It can be programmed to recognize different fingerprints (great if you have kids) and it comes with two regular keys so that can be used in the traditional (insert key, lock or unlock) way. I integrated it with Alexa but it also can be used with Google Home. Not sure how long a set of batteries (4 which are included) will last but swapping them out will be a piece of cake. So far my Halo Deadbolt is great - I really like it.
Pros: Easy to Install, Nice Design, Stylish, great if you have kids
Everything you need in a keyless entry—plus a key. Installs easily in any existing deadbolt hole; you can probably use your existing strike-plate. Open and close via the app, or via Alexa/Google, or your fingerprint (save multiple for up to 50 people), or the key (which we promptly matched to our other Kwikset re-keyable locks), or—turn of the century move here—reach out and turn the knob. It took over a dozen times before the app successfully added the lock to my Kwikset account, but I believe that's mostly a result of my flaky Wi-Fi and internet connectivity. Also, when you have the phone talk to the lock via Bluetooth, the picture is accurate: hold the phone right next to it (I think it's Bluetooth Low Energy, or BLE, which is only good out to a couple feet). After I figured that out and found the sweet spot between the lock and my router, the app finally finished and I had a cool new biometric lock. You can set operating hours unique to each user, and use an assistant routine to lock or unlock at a given time. The app will show you if the lock is currently locked or not. Assign your house-watcher access for the weekend and terminate it at will; you could do the same with a boyfriend/girlfriend that suddenly falls out of favor, and never have to wait to get a key back. Includes a neat animated Cylon LED effect that clearly shows "locking" or "unlocking". Matches my satin nickel handle perfectly; I'll be steadily adding these to my other doors until I can call out from my bed at night, "Alexa, lock all doors", and say goodbye forever to any more late night door lock checks because the wife won't sleep unless I do :-).
I recommend this Kwikset Halo fingerprint deadbolt. It was easy to install, works well and adds an additional layer of security. Some of the major likes we have are as follows:
* The parts are all packed in separate numbered boxes and easy to identify with the directions provided. (see photo).
* You do not have to drill any holes or put any surface screws into your door face.
* It functions great and is very easy to use.(see demo video)
* The app works with Apple or Android phones and once activated on your network it will let you know of any suspicious activity with a text or email.
* It operates on 4 AA batteries that are simple to install, the first set are included with the lock.
* Kwikset has good technical support in case you have any problems. I used them with a wi-fi network question and they helped me.
* This lock comes with the smartkey feature that it makes it simple to key all you Kwikset locks the same. (see demo video)
* matching entry door options are available for this lock.
Pros: Durable, Easy to Install, Good Size & Weight, Nice Design, Sturdy, Stylish