As the name would suggest, the Halo Touch is a connected smart lock that authenticates registered users with fingerprint recognition. The lock is primarily designed for residential applications, and can store as many as 100 fingerprints that belong to 50 individual users.
Once registered, those users will be able to scan their fingerprint to gain keyless entry to that particular location. The device accesses the internet through the homeowner’s existing Wi-Fi network, and is compatible with a Kwikset App that allows the user to control and monitor the lock remotely through their phone. In that regard, the App can be used to lock and unlock the door, and to view a record of access activity. It can also be configured to issue notifications.
The Halo Touch does not require a subscription service, or any other third-party applications, though it does emulate previous Kwikset locks with support for voice commands issued through platforms like Google Home Assistant and Amazon Alexa. The Kwikset App itself is available for free through the usual app marketplaces.
“When it comes to home security needs, homeowners have various options,” said Kwikset Senior Product Marketing Manager Ali Atash. “With Halo Touch, we are providing consumers the ability to utilize fingerprint unlocking technology while keeping their security at the forefront of everything we do.”
The Halo Touch features Kwikset’s SmartKey Security platform, which guards against a variety of different forced entry techniques, including lock picking and torque attacks. The lock has received Grade AAA certification from the Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association, and is built with a fingerprint sensor from FPC.
The Halo Touch will retail for $249, and can be purchased online from Home Depot, Lowes, Amazon, and Build.com.