Kwikset Deadbolts Receive Esteemed
Consumers Digest “Best Buy” Award
Lake Forest, CA – August 2005 - Kwikset® is pleased to announce
that the Kwikset Security 660 deadbolt, Maximum Security 970 deadbolt and the
UltraMax Signatures 980S deadbolt have been honored by Consumers Digest with
2005 "Best Buy" ratings in the Heavy Duty & Residential Deadbolts category
in the July/August issue. On average, a Consumers Digest "Best Buy" is awarded
to fewer than 3% of the competing models in any given product category. This
distinction is only given if a product excels in both quality and value within
“The 'Best Buy' rating by Consumers Digest for three of our locks confirms
what many consumers can already attest to: our deadbolts provide superior
security at the right price," stated Jimmy Pendley, Vice President of Product
Marketing and Field Sales of Kwikset/Weiser Lock. "We are proud that these
attractive deadbolts make it possible to afford protection and style for any
type of door."
Recognized for its functionality with tough, effective protection, the
Kwikset Security 660 deadbolt boasts Grade 3 security, a pick-resistant 5-pin
system and comes in six versatile finishes. The Kwikset Maximum Security 970
deadbolt is a premium quality lock with tight-fitting solid construction. As a
member of the Kwikset Maximum Security family, it is one of the best Grade 2
deadbolts on the market and is available in seven different finishes. With a
sleek look, the Kwikset UltraMax Signatures 980S deadbolt is a Grade 1 deadbolt
and has 3 anti-pick top pins that would discourage even the most determined
The sources for all Consumers Digest "Best Buy" recommendations are based on
criteria derived from at least three of the following: 1) Personal (hands-on)
product evaluations by the authors and researchers 2) Independent testing and
research facilities, including colleges and universities, technical schools and
independent labs; 3) Reports from federal, state and other governmental
agencies; 4) Other independent technical experts; 5) Retail establishments; 6)
Service outlets; 7) Consumers Digest reader and other consumer surveys; 8)
Previously published evaluations in books, magazines, newspapers, web sites,
There's hardly a door that Kwikset can't make more attractive or more secure.
For more than fifty years Kwikset has meant security and peace of mind for
millions of families. No wonder more people trust their doors, inside and out,
to the beauty and strength of Kwikset. America’s #1 Selling Lockset.
Visit www.Kwikset.com or call 1-800-327-LOCK.
Kwikset®, Weiser Lock®, Baldwin® Hardware and Price Pfister® are part of the
Black & Decker Hardware & Home Improvement Group (NYSE: BDK).
Black & Decker Hardware and Home Improvement (BDHHI) Group is a division
of Black & Decker, the world’s largest producer of power tools, power tool
accessories and security hardware. Today, the BDHHI Group includes some of the
most recognizable hardware and home improvement brands in the world including
Kwikset®, Weiser Lock®, Baldwin®, Price Pfister® and Bach®.