FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
KWIKSET® REVEALS LATEST
INNOVATION IN RESIDENTIAL LOCKS FOR IMPROVED HOME SECURITY AND RE-KEYING
SmartKey™ with BumpGuard™ Offers Homeowners Stylish and
Affordable Home Protection Lake Forest, Calif.
– February 11, 2008
– Kwikset®, the leader in
innovative residential security, has changed the way home and property owners
will view the protection and functionality of door locks with the nationwide
arrival of SmartKey™
groundbreaking new lock technology provides consumers with the ability to re-key
locks quickly and easily for improved access control and one key convenience. In
three simple steps that take less than 30 seconds, homeowners can match multiple
locks to one key, or replace a lost or loaned key with a new, secure key, all
while the lock remains in place. And with Kwikset’s BumpGuard™ protection at the
foundation of its design, SmartKey deadbolts are the only affordably priced
residential locks on the market that are virtually impervious to lock-bumping
“We know that there are countless reasons that lead homeowners to want to
change their locks,” said Eric Lundquist, director, Brand Marketing, Kwikset.
“We developed SmartKey to empower consumers with the ability to conveniently and
affordably control their home’s access and security.”
Redefining the Importance of the Key
SmartKey’s innovative and newly patented side-locking bar technology is
central to the lock’s ability to be rapidly and easily re-keyed. SmartKey
eliminates the typical sheer line, pins and tumbler mechanisms found in
traditional lock designs. This locking system allows consumers the flexibility
to quickly match all the entry points to one key, offering instant one key
convenience. By using the included SmartKey Learn Tool and the existing
functioning key, home and property owners can safely match or change out keys
without special training or outside contractors. SmartKey’s re-key technology
also is secure against any unauthorized key changing, by requiring both the
working key and the SmartKey Learn Tool to re-key the lock. This protective
feature ensures that consumers are not at risk of losing control of property
“SmartKey’s technology is the foundation of its innovation,” continued
Lundquist. “By ignoring the traditional approach and redesigning the lock from
the ground up, we have created a highly secure solution that is not only easy to
use, but offers an affordable solution that addresses the growing security
concern of lock-bumping.”
Hyphen Solutions, Ltd. supplies 17,000 users with an industry-leading supply
chain management, collaboration, and scheduling solution for America’s most
respected homebuilders and their business partners. Hyphen’s unique technology
delivers greater operational control, better communication and increase
productivity for both homebuilders and their building partners who use the
BuildPro and SupplyPro applications. For more information, please visit www.hyphensolutions.com.
Secure and Stylish
Delivering outstanding strength and protection, SmartKey deadbolts feature
ANSI Grade 1 certification and have passed the most stringent lock picking
standard, UL 437, par. 11.6. This affordable lock eliminates the typical sheer
line, pins and tumbler mechanisms in its design, removing the most vulnerable
points in residential locks. Additionally, SmartKey deadbolts feature improved
drill resistance and integrated BumpGuard protection, offering consumers an
affordable solution to the growing concern of lock-bumping intrusions.
“In the past, almost all burglaries relied on force to enter the residence,
but we are starting to see more non-forced entries in the last few years,” said
Detective Craig Fulton, Property Crimes Division, Orange County Sheriffs Office,
Fla. “While we can’t directly attribute the break-ins to bumping, we certainly
cannot rule it out either, as bumping generally doesn’t leave trace [evidence]
In addition to SmartKey’s superior protection, style and design remain
uncompromised. Kwikset SmartKey offers consumers a wide array of the latest
styles and finishes in handlesets, levers, knobs and deadbolts to match
individual home décor.
SmartKey locking technology is the core feature of the SmartSeries™ family
of residential security products, which includes the SmartScan™
biometric deadbolt and the next-generation SmartCode™
keyless entry system.
SmartKey and Kwikset SmartSeries products are currently on display at the
2008 International Builders’ Show in the Kwikset Booth, No. W921 in the West
Hall of the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Fla. from Wednesday, Feb.
13 until Saturday, Feb. 16. SmartSeries is currently available at major home
improvement retailers nationwide.
For more than 60 years, Kwikset, manufacturer of America’s most trusted name
in security, has provided beauty, security and peace of mind for millions of
families. For additional information on Kwikset products, visit www.kwikset.com or call 1-800-327- LOCK.
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 K2™ Commercial Hardware by
Black & Decker.
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