Kwikset SmartCode 916 Touchscreen Electronic Deadbolt Review 2016

Kwikset SmartCode 916 Touchscreen Electronic Deadbolt with Z-Wave

The Kwikset SmartCode 916 Touchscreen Electronic Deadbolt is one-touch locking and can talk wirelessly with various smart things of the house. It combines all the features of famous 914 Series deadbolt with capacitive touchscreen keypad for smoother appearance and a high tech interface. It is designed in such a way that allows the entry of the codes much faster; the touchscreen is extremely responsive which detects every single touch and can be wake up with single touch of the fingertip. Door can be unlocked automatically with your entry code. The cool white display of LED illumination is very helpful for its convenient use in the night.

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Distinctive features:

It features with 12-button touchscreen for entering the code.

The Z-Wave technology used allows it to communicate with any other Z-Wave devices of the house.

It can support approximate 30 different access codes which can permits anyone in the house to enter their own codes and avail benefits from Z-Wave settings.

A backup keyway allows one to lock/unlock door with remote, touchscreen keypad or turnkey.

The Random digit generator ensures that the codes used are not detected by fingerprints.

The Master Code option allows user to have complete control over the system and prevent any unauthorized use.

Fast and one touch locking is provided by dedicated lock button.

It comes with the Bump Guard which prevents the bumping of lock.

It reduces the interior size and metal construction required.

It interior cover is Tamper resistant.

Pros and Cons of Kwikset SmartCode 916 Touchscreen Electronic Deadbolt


It is the only one-touch locking motorized deadbolt which operates on 4 AA batteries.

Quite easy to install just with a screwdriver.

Customized automatic locking of door within 30 seconds for the convenience of user.

The simple keypad of the lock allows anyone to use it.

It enhanced compatibility with misaligned doors and allows front door lock of the house to communicate with other things of home like lighting, entertainment system, security system and thermostat.

Communicates wirelessly to security and allows front door lock to communicate with other things of home like lighting, entertainment system and thermostat via Z waves.

It integrates with the complete control system.



Although it’s quite difficult to find faults in it but there are some small ones which should be addressed properly.

The first thing is its anti-smudge attack feature which requires the user to push two random numbers before the entry code but it can be turn off if not require. So can’t be considered as a big issue.

It has difficult programming which sometimes does not synchronize with the wink hub.

The wiring between the front and back is very long so one has to wrap up the excess cable to prevent any sort of problems.

The cylinder has to be in sequence with the motorized part always.

Sometimes took more time to get unlock if anyone mistakenly push the wrong code.


There are myriad options available in the market for selecting an electronic lock for the home. But the Kwikset SmartCode 916 comes with such a long list of features including Z-Wave home automation integration. One can prefer SmartCode 916 over the Bluetooth locks taking into consideration all the benefits it offers.

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