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Kwikset Home Safety Resource Provides Essential Tools to Crime Prevention Officers
Program Rollout Includes National Sheriff’s Association Annual Meeting

Lake Forest, CAJune 2004 - The Kwikset Home Safety Campaign program is a free resource that aids law enforcement officers, certified crime prevention specialists and community leaders explain how to improve home security.

The Kwikset Home Safety Kit features a short home security VHS video narrated by America’s Safety expert Bob Stuber. Stuber explains how families can improve home safety by developing a simple home safety routine. In addition to the video, the Kwikset Home Safety Kit includes a Grade-1 deadbolt for hands on demonstrations, and a poster that identifies the security features of a deadbolt. Printed safety literature and product information is included which can be distributed by the organizers of neighborhood watch groups, community area policing meetings and community crime prevention seminars.

"The Kwikset Home Safety Kit is a public service our company has undertaken to help officers educate their communities on how to prevent property crime through improved home security,” said Jimmy Pendley, Kwikset Vice President Sales and Product Marketing.

“The Kwikset Home Safety Kit is an extension of our law enforcement program which has been active for more than 30 years. In the past, officers who were coordinating crime prevention seminars could request Kwikset products for display. Although the program was not widely promoted, the contributions became an essential component to many community outreach initiatives. It is our hope that by improving the look and the materials of the program, and reaching out to law enforcement officers through organizations, like the National Sheriff’s Association, Kwikset can help make a measurable impact towards the reduction of property crime and burglary,” Pendley concluded.

Nearly 2,000 Kwikset Home Safety kits have been distributed since the program was re-introduced at the Florida Crime Prevention Association Annual Meeting in October 2003. Since then, Kwikset Home Safety Kits have been distributed to officers and police academies in Chicago, Los Angeles, Cleveland, Boston, Orlando, Denver, Washington DC and to the British Columbia Ministry of Public Safety.

The Kwikset Home Safety Kit and replacement materials are available for free to crime prevention professionals by submitting requests online at www.Kwikset.com. Orders can also be submitted in writing to “Kwikset home Safety Campaign; 19701 DaVinci, Lake Forest, CA 92610”.

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