FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
KWIKSET® LAUNCHES NEXT
GENERATION TOUCHPAD ELECTRONIC DEADBOLT- SMARTCODE™ SIGNATURE SERIES
Customer-Focused Keyless Design Enhances Style and Convenience
of Popular Door Locks LAKE
– November 17,
– Kwikset®, the leader in innovative door hardware, today launched
its next generation keyless entry deadbolt - the SmartCode™ Signature Series.
The result of more than 10 years of functional testing and consumer feedback,
the new SmartCode Signature Series features a smaller and sleeker touchpad
design, adding style to any door while completely eliminating the hassle of
carrying or fumbling for keys. Additionally, the new brightly lit keypad
provides safer, more convenient evening home access.
"The SmartSeries line of home security products really empowers the consumer
to change the way they think about locks and home security on the whole,” said
Eric Lundquist, director, Brand Marketing, Kwikset. "Kwikset is dedicated to
developing innovations in lock technology that provide increased levels of
security and convenience to our customers, and our new SmartSeries family of
products is a true testament to that focus.”
SmartKey by Kwikset
"Customers of the original SmartCode loved the convenience of not having to
worry about their keys, but expressed a desire for a more feature-rich product
with a design that would better complement the style of their home,” said Brent
Flaharty, vice president of Marketing, Kwikset. "We are continually driven by
our customers to push ahead in our products' innovation, style and
functionality. This new series is a great representation of those efforts, and
is only the tip of the iceberg as we continue to progress in new areas of
innovation including residential access control, the next level of ultimate
security and control."
Customized Access and Easy Installation
SmartCode Signature Series allows consumers to create two unique access codes
– one code to be used by residents and another code to be given out for
temporary access. "Guests or workers requiring access should never compromise
your home's security. SmartCode allows you to create a secondary code for
temporary access, providing the option to quickly and easily change it to
eliminate any risk of the code falling into the wrong hands,” continued
The next generation SmartCode Signature Series also is the only
product in its category to feature a motorized deadbolt for convenient one-touch
locking. Unlike other available deadbolts featuring an electronic keypad that
make the lock "accessible” for locking or unlocking, SmartCode users enjoy true
"one touch” locking because the motor moves the deadbolt, providing true user
convenience. Unlocking the door is equally simple, with only input of the code
required to move the lock, and no additional handle turning for true "one
finger” door unlocking.
Additional convenience and security is provided
through the system's automatic door locking feature that can be activated or
deactivated by the homeowner. For further peace of mind, all SmartCode deadbolts
are accessible with a key when needed as back-up.
In addition to
user-friendly features that make it convenient to utilize, SmartCode Signature
Series is quick and easy to install, and will seamlessly replace any existing
deadbolt. It requires no hard wiring and is powered by four AA batteries with an
expected one-year battery life. The stylish SmartCode Signature Series fits all
standard doors without requiring new screw holes.
Next-Generation of SmartCode by Kwikset
The result of more than 10 years of designing and testing keyless entry
systems, the next-generation SmartCode will feature a sleeker, cleaner look and
brightly lit keypad to aid in accessing the home in the evenings. The
next-generation SmartCode lets home and property owners create two unique access
codes, ranging from four to eight digits. SmartCode can easily be engaged via
the one-touch locking function, eliminating the need to fumble with keys. And
like SmartScan, SmartCode does not require complicated wiring to install,
relying on an innovative battery-powered design.
Because homes can be as individual and varied as the personalities of their
owners, the entire Kwikset SmartSeries offers a wide array of the latest styles
and finishes in handlesets, levers, knobs and deadbolts to match any home décor.
SmartKey™ Security Built-in
SmartCode Signature Series features Kwikset's SmartKey technology with
BumpGuard™ protection as its key back-up. SmartKey utilizes a patented
side-locking bar and passes the ANSI (American National Standards Institute)
Grade 1 lock picking standard, UL 437, par. 11.6.
Furthermore, it provides
consumers with the ability to re-key the locks themselves, in less than 30
seconds, without removing them from the door. Additionally, consumers can easily
re-key their SmartCode Signature Series lock(s) to utilize the same key as their
home's other Kwikset locks for one-key convenience.
SmartCode Signature Series keyless entry deadbolts are available now to
consumers at home improvement stores throughout the U.S. Delivering security and
style for any home, SmartCode complements any Kwikset knob, lever or handleset,
and comes in three finishes – Polished Brass, Venetian Bronze and Satin Nickel.
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, call 1-800-327-LOCK or
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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