Consumers at the 2015 International CES got a sneak peek at a new cloud-based service upgrade coming to Kevo smart locks later this year. Kwikset announced Kevo Plus, an extension to the Kevo platform enabling owners remote access capabilities and new features.

Homeowners will now have complete door security in the palm of their hands from anywhere in the world. Whether you forgot to lock the door before leaving to work or you need to unlock it for a neighbor when you’re on vacation, Kevo Plus makes it easy.

“We’ve continuously listened to customer feedback and released software and firmware upgrades to enhance Kevo since introducing the smart lock in 2013,” said Greg Williamson, chief marketing officer, Hardware and Home Improvement, Spectrum Brands. “Kevo Plus represents the biggest expansion of the Kevo platform to date, giving current and future Kevo owners even more flexibility and the convenience of controlling their smart locks in real time from anywhere in the world.”

Kevo Plus Features:

Real Time Activity Monitoring: With Kevo Plus, homeowners can monitor all activity coming and going right from their smartphones in real-time.

Scheduled eKeys: Have a neighbor that asked to borrow something while you were away, but didn’t want them to overstay their welcome? With Kevo Plus you can distribute an unlimited number of Anytime and Scheduled eKeys to others using the Kevo mobile app. This way, said neighbor will only have access to your home within the time and date you set through the app.

Kevo eKeys

Remote Locking and Unlocking: On vacation in Europe and need to let the dog walker in to get Fido? Unlock and re-lock your door from anywhere using the Kevo app.

Kevo Plus will be available in spring 2015 for both new and current Kevo smart lock customers.