Kwikset 888 Smart Door Lock Guide


  • • Communication: Z-Wave
  • • Outside temperature range: -40ºF to 150ºF
  • • Keys: includes 2 keys
  • • Battery requirements: 4 AA alkaline, 1 year estimated battery life

Kwikset 888 Satin Nickel Front


  • • Simplify security system control through lock keypad
  • • Directly control locks from security system to lock/unlock door while arming/disarming
  • • Customize lighting scenes for convenience through lock keypad
  • • Lock/unlock doors via smart phone or internet connection while away
  • • Receive remote notification when door lock is accessed
  • • Check lock status remotely to see if doors are locked
  • • Motorized locking mechanism— enables true remote locking & unlocking
  • • Full 128-Bit encryption security
  • • One touch locking
  • • No hard wiring needed


Video Instructions:

Installation steps for the Kwikset 910 shown in the video below can also be used for the Kwikset 888.

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Prepare the door and check dimensions.
  2. 910 Kwikset Deadbolt Full Door Preparation Dimensions

    • • Measure to confirm that the hole in the door is 2 and 1/8 inches.
    • • Measure to confirm that the backset is either 2 and 3/8 inches or 2 and 3/4 inches.
    • • Measure to confirm that the hole in the door edge is 1 inch.
    • • Measure to confirm that the door is between 1 and 3/8 inches and 1 and 3/4 inches.

    Note: If you are installing this lever below an existing lock or you plan to install a lock above this lever, make sure that the distance between holes is at least 6 and 1/2 inches.

  3. Install the door latch ensuring the slant of the latch bolt faces the doorframe.

    910 Kwikset Deadbolt Install Latch and Strike

  4. Install the strike plate on the doorframe.
  5. 910 Kwikset Deadbolt Install Strike Plate

  6. Measure the diameter of the door knob bore hole. If it is 2-1/8" diameter, fit the adapter ring in the exterior keypad.
  7. 004.0 Kwikset 888 Adapter Ring

  8. Install the exterior keypad ensuring the cable is threaded underneath the latch.
  9. 004.1 Kwikset 888 Keypad Install

  10. Place the mounting plate on the interior, routing the cable through the center hole, then push cable into bottom hole.
  11. 006.1 Kwikset 888 Interior Assembly

  12. Complete the interior assembly, ensuring a tight cable connection. Lay any excess cable flat inside the bottom of the interior housing, and secure in place with bolts.
  13. 007.1 Kwikset 888 Interior Assembly

  14. Install 4 AA batteries into the battery pack. While the door open, insert the battery pack.
  15. 008.1 Kwikset 888 Battery Pack

  16. The latch bolt will retract and extend on its own to learn the orientation of the door, and the status LED will indicate success or failure.
  17. Add the lock to your smart home system. The following links provide detailed instructions on adding a Z-Wave device to some of our most common panels:

For additional information relating to your device, click the following link to view the original manufacturer's user guide or installation manual: Kwikset 888 Door Lock Manual