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  IMRE 
  Abby Draper
  Amy Bowman
  410-821-8220 
abbyd@imre.com

KWIKSET® EXPANDS SUITE OF HOME CONNECT™ TECHNOLOGY LOCKS WITH NEW CONTEMPORARY SMARTCODE™ DEADBOLT

Lock Solution Outfits Homes With Security, Convenience and Style

LAS VEGAS, (January 6, 2011) – Today, Kwikset® reaffirms its authority in residential lock systems with the introduction of its new Kwikset Contemporary SmartCode™ Deadbolt with Home Connect™ Technology. Part of its Zigbee and Z-Wave product offerings, Kwikset rounds out its suite of reliable SmartCode locks that provide homeowners with peace of mind and convenience, now with a touch of modern style.

As a Kwikset lock, the new Contemporary SmartCode Deadbolt delivers unmatched security protection that fits into any lifestyle. Featuring Home Connect Technology, it is also part of the only remotely accessible family of locks on the market that offer true remote locking for added convenience through its motorized deadbolt, pairing ease of use with proven security that homeowners can trust when they are either home or away.

"The Kwikset Contemporary SmartCode Deadbolt delivers uncompromised security in new style options that complement the look and feel of any modern home’s exterior,” said Keith Brandon, group product manager, Residential Access Solutions, Kwikset. “This SmartCode Deadbolt, part of the Home Connect Technology product family, also provides the ability to create a stylish home automation solution that allows the door lock to wirelessly work with other items in a home, providing the utmost in remote wireless access for today’s homeowner.”

The Contemporary SmartCode Deadbolt eliminates the need for hardwiring and operates on four AA batteries, so outdated door hardware can be easily updated with just the use of a screwdriver. When integrated into a home control solution, this easy installation is matched with the convenience of using a Web-enabled cell phone or the Internet to activate this deadbolt from anywhere, providing unrivaled security and remote access.

Homeowners can now add the pleasing aesthetics of this contemporary design to their homes in four different finishes: Polished Chrome, Satin Chrome, Satin Nickel, and Venetian Bronze.

Both Kwikset’s deadbolt and lever offerings have the ability to work wirelessly with other home electronic devices, such as lighting controls, thermostats, home security and entertainment systems for total home control and personalization. The wireless communication remains secure by utilizing 128-bit encryption.

For more information on Kwikset’s complete line of products featuring Home Connect Technology and where to buy, please visit http://www.kwikset.com/wirelesslocks.

About SmartKey®

Kwikset’s SmartCode with Home Connect Technology products feature the revolutionary SmartKey® re-key technology with BumpGuard™ protection as the back-up keyway. Introduced in 2007, SmartKey is the first affordable residential lock that allows homeowners to quickly and easily re-key their lock(s) themselves in a matter of seconds and without removal from the door, for improved access control and home security.

About Kwikset

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.

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