KWIKSET KEVO | $219.00
More and more everyday devices used in real estate are
becoming “Smart.” Even the
humble deadbolt lock is no
exception. Now you can have
Smart access to your home or
office with the Kevo series of
locks from Kwikset. Access
is provided by the Kevo App,
currently available for iPhone
and iPod Touch users only.
When your iPhone or iPod
Touch is within range of the Kevo lock, it connects via
Bluetooth. To use the keyless entry system, simply touch
the Kevo lock to lock or unlock the door—no keys are
required. The Kevo lock is remotely programmable to
allow temporary access for employees, tenants, contractors, visitors, etc. Simply send an “electronic key” via the
Kevo App to anyone who has a compatible iPhone or iPod
The Kevo app also allows the user to remotely manage the Kevo locks and electronic key access hours for
individual users. For example, if your janitorial staff only
needs access to a site three days per week from 6 p.m. to
8 p.m., you can limit their electronic key access to those
days and hours only. You can also receive notifications
and view a history of any of your Kevo lock’s activity.
For those who do not have a compatible iPhone or iPod
Touch, Kevo has an included key fob that will allow access to the designated Kevo lock. The Kevo key fob can
be enabled and disabled remotely from the Kevo App as
well. If you lose your phone or key fob, the lock will still
work with physical keys, just like a traditional deadbolt
lock. Another feature of the Kwikset Kevo lock is the use
of Kwikset’s SmartKey re-key technology. This allows the
user to re-key the locks to any compatible Kwikset KW1
of KW10 keys without having to remove the lock from the
door. The Kwikset Kevo lock is powered by four AA batteries and has an estimated battery life of one year.
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DEFIANT 12 LED FLASHLIGHT | (TWO PACK) $10.97
How do you make an inexpensive flashlight better? Give it 12
LEDs that produce 80 lumens of
bright light, a six-hour battery
life and a lighting distance of up
to 36 meters. Add three modes:
High beam, low beam and strobe lighting. Pack it into
a durable aluminum case, only four inches long. The result is the Defiant 12 LED Flashlight, powered by three
AAA batteries. Perfect for use at home, work or on the
road. This small LED Flashlight easily fits in your pocket, handbag, backpack, computer bag, etc. The included
wrist strap makes carrying the flashlight even easier.
Two flashlights come in the package, so you always have
a spare. The next time the power goes out, be prepared
with the Defiant 12 LED Flashlight.
MATTHEW TOWNLEY, CPM, ARM, (MATTHEW@
TOWNLEYREALTY.COM) IS BROKER ASSOCIATE
AT TOWNLEY REALTY CO., AMO IN HOUSTON.
A LOCK AND A LIGHT:
Property managers are faced with many
challenges on a daily basis, including property
security and emergency lighting. Sometimes
the easiest solutions are the best.