FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
KWIKSET® ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH 2GIG TECHNOLOGIES®
Relationship to enhance the value of Home Connect™ Technology
LAS VEGAS, (January 6, 2011) – Kwikset® announces today that it has entered into a partnership with 2Gig Technologies®, both members of the Z-Wave Alliance™. This collaboration unites the authority in residential lock systems with one of the most innovative, interactive home security platforms on the market, allowing consumers to equip their homes for top-notch security and supreme convenience.
"Kwikset’s partnership with 2Gig Technologies will further advance the benefits of our Home Connect™ Technology, providing innovative ‘one-touch’ solutions for residential security and home automation,” said Keith Brandon, group product manager, Residential Access Solutions. “With 2Gig Technologies, Kwikset will continue to support its mission of providing the best door lock systems that boast an enduring legacy of modern home security.”
"The opportunity to enter a strategic partnership with an industry authority and Z-Wave partner like Kwikset allows 2Gig Technologies to accelerate our continued growth in the residential security market,” said Todd Santiago, President, 2Gig Technologies. “Kwikset’s knowledge and experience in providing secure residential locks and interoperable technology is the perfect addition to our all-in-one security and home management system.”
The alliance of Kwikset’s Home Connect™ Technology and 2Gig Technologies will deliver a variety of access control options for the utmost in convenient home security.
Stanley Black & Decker, an S&P 500 company, is a diversified global provider of hand tools, power tools and related accessories, mechanical access solutions and electronic security solutions, engineered fastening systems, and more.
The Stanley Black & Decker Hardware and Home Improvement Group (HHI) is part of the company’s Mechanical Access Solutions division. HHI develops, manufactures, markets and sells builders’ hardware, residential and commercial door hardware, kitchen and bath faucets, shower systems and bath accessories under the Stanley®, National Hardware®, Kwikset®, Weiser ®, Baldwin ®, and Price Pfister® brands. Headquartered in Orange County, Calif., HHI has a global sales force and operates manufacturing and distribution facilities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Asia.
About 2Gig Technologies
Formed in 2007 by security industry veterans Lance Dean and Scott Simon, 2GIG Technologies manufactures the most technologically-advanced residential security and home management solutions in the industry. 2GIG introduces GO!Control – the first self-contained, all-in-one security and home management system. 2GIG Technologies is a Principal Member of the ZWave Alliance™, which enables 2GIG to provide customers with one of the most innovative, interactive home security platforms on the market. In addition, the company’s partnership with T-Mobile®’s USA M2M division provides a robust wireless infrastructure for its security suite of products. 2GIG Technologies is committed to provide consumers with the flexibility and costeffective technology necessary to manage their home automation and security functions from the panel's LCD touch-screen display, the Internet, or their PDA. For more information about 2GIG Technologies, please visit www.2gig.com.
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