Kwikset 888 - SmartCode Z-Wave Deadbolt Touch-Button Lock Reviews
Submitted on 08/01/2019 Alarm Grid
We have found that the Kwikset 888 Z-Wave Plus Smart Lock works very well. This is a great Z-Wave Plus touch-button lock that should make a nice addition to your smart home network. The lock works well with both Alarm.com and Total Connect 2.0. It is also good for use with other Z-Wave hubs like Samsung SmartThings. That is why we give the Kwikset 888 5 stars.
Not everyone needs a fancy touchscreen controller on their smart lock. Many users are perfectly satisfied with a push-button smart lock like the Kwikset 888. Our technicians have found that the push-button keypad works as it should and that it provides a reliable means of entry when entering a valid code. Our technicians are also pleased that the lock also features a traditional keyhole in case you ever need to use a physical key to open the door.
As far as the Z-Wave functionality is concerned, our technicians feel that this Kwikset Smart Lock is very reliable in communicating with a Z-Wave controller or hub. This is true whether you operate the lock from your security panel or from an interactive automation platform like Total Connect 2.0 or Alarm.com. We have tested this lock with a wide-variety of security systems available on our site, and we have found that it works well across the board with any panel that supports this type of control.
Another feature that our technicians have spoken highly of is the ability to create smart scenes for the Kwikset 888 from Total Connect 2.0 or Alarm.com. By creating smart scenes, you can have the lock activate automatically based on a set schedule or with certain system events. This is useful in many instances. You might have the Kwikset 888 lock automatically at 8:30am after you leave for work. Or you could have it unlock the door whenever you disarm your alarm system. There are many possibilities, and our technicians have tested these features with great success.
Bottom line, we believe that the Kwikset 888 is a great smart lock. We recommend it for anyone wanting a reliable Z-Wave Plus lock for their home automation network.