Kwikset Halo WIFI Smart lock Review

Kwikset Halo WIFI Smart lock Review

The Halo Wi-Fi Smart Lock from Kwikset has a touch-screen panel where you can enter a code, utilize Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant voice commands, or use a standard key. You may have up to 250 different guest access codes on the Halo, and you can name them in the app so you don’t forget who gets which one. The Kwikset Halo is a terrific pick for anyone looking for a smart lock, but it’s especially useful for property managers.

Design and Features:

Kwikset Halo is a full locking system for conventional doors with a thickness of 1-3/8 to 2 inches. Interior and exterior escutcheons, a latch and strike, two keys, four AA batteries, and mounting hardware are all included. Before entering your four-digit access code, SecureScreen technology creates two random digits that must be touched. You may add and edit users, as well as create access codes, using the app for Android and iOS devices. It supports voice commands from Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, but not Apple HomeKit or IFTTT applets.

Touchscreen and keypad options:

The touchscreen and traditional keypad versions of the Kwikset Halo Smart Lock are available. Although we prefer the touchscreen’s design, the keypad offers superior functionality. Before you can enter your keycode, you must first wake the touchscreen with a tap or the palm of your hand.

Installation and Performance:

The Halo is a full-featured lock that takes a little longer to install. It also includes instructions for drilling deadbolts and cylinder holes indoors that don’t already have them. Step-by-step instructions are available in the Installation Guide, or you can download the Installation PDF. After double-checking the specifications of my door, I installed the latch and strike plate according to the instructions. I removed the internal cover after installing the Halo lock and held the A button for three seconds. The lock was recognized right away and associated with my phone.

Using the smartphone app and Alexa voice controls, it replied immediately to lock and unlock requests. The Auto-Lock feature never failed to lock the door after the period I specified had passed, and I was always notified when the door was secured or unlocked.

Build-in WIFI Integration:

The Kwikset Halo includes built-in Wi-Fi connectivity, so there’s no need for a bridge to connect the lock to your network. Some smart locks, such as the August Smart Lock Pro and the Yale Assure SL, require the use of a Wi-Fi bridge to connect to your internet network. It’s another gadget to consider, as well as another step in the installation process.

Smart key Security Features:

The SmartKey tool that comes with the Kwikset Halo lock can be used to re-key the lock. It simply takes a few seconds, but you’ll need both a current working key (you’re out of luck if you lost your lone copy) and the new key you want to use going forward. If you’re feeling nostalgic and want to use a traditional key, the Halo lock still has a keyhole.


  • Alexa and Google voice commands are supported through the built-in Wi-Fi. 
  • Installation is rather simple. 
  • Fashionable design.


  • Third-party integration is expensive and limited. 
  • It doesn’t work with HomeKit or IFTTT.


The Kwikset Halo Wi-Fi Smart Lock lets you lock and open your door in a variety of ways, including using your voice. You may unlock your door with a physical key, use Alexa or Google voice commands, or enter an access code on the touch screen. The only drawback is that it doesn’t operate with Apple HomeKit or IFTTT applets to interact with third-party devices. For that, you’ll need the August Wi-fi Smart Lock, which works with Honeywell, Logitech, SimpliSafe, and Samsung home automation and security platforms.

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