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HOME CONNECT™ TECHNOLOGY EXPANDS AVAILABILITY TO HOMEOWNERS THROUGH SAVANT® PARTNERSHIP

Savant and Home Connect To Be Showcased at CES NextGen Home

LAKE FOREST, Calif. January 9, 2012– Baldwin high-end residential door hardware and Kwikset locks have partnered with Savant, a leader in innovative, home automation solutions, to expand the power of Savant’s home automation technology to the front door. Through this dual partnership, homeowners will have greater flexibility to select an electronic lock that fits their lifestyle, matches their price-point and reflects the architectural style of their home.

“Baldwin and Kwikset’s dual partnership with Savant will increase homeowners’ ability to customize their home automation preferences by providing an electronic lock solution at every price-point,” said Keith Brandon, Home Connect Product Manager, Stanley Black & Decker. “We are excited to be joining Savant in the Next Generation Home at CES in January to showcase how this partnership amplifies the power and convenience of Home Connect technology.”

Savant’s home automation systems allow consumers to control various home settings from their smartphone, tablet or any secure Internet connection. The system seamlessly syncs with Baldwin Keyless Entry with Home Connect as well as Kwikset SmartCode with Home Connect, allowing homeowners to monitor their front door from any web-enabled mobile device or secure internet connection, even when they're on a business trip or vacation 10,000 miles away. In addition, Home Connect technology features a motorized deadbolt allowing homeowners to lock and unlock their doors remotely – perfect for when the kids beat Mom home from school, or the house cleaner arrives while everyone is still at work. When teamed with a compatible home control system such as Savant, Baldwin and Kwikset electronic locks can wirelessly communicate with other "smart devices" in the home such as lighting and temperature, seamlessly triggering homeowners' personal preferences from the minute they unlock their door.

“This strategic partnership allows Savant to accelerate our continued growth in intelligent control systems and smart home technologies just in time for CES,” said Craig D. Spinner, Director of Marketing, Savant. “Baldwin and Kwikset’s knowledge and experience in providing secure residential locks and interoperable technology to homeowners is the perfect addition to our allin- one security and home management system.”

Visitors to the NextGen Home at CES will have the opportunity to experience the benefits of Home Connect’s partnership with Savant in action. The alliance represents the flexibility and customization homeowners have come to expect when investing in a wireless home automation system. For more information about Home Connect and its partners visit www.kwiksetpresskit.com/home-connect or www.baldwinpresskit.com/home-connect.

About Baldwin

For 65 years, Baldwin Hardware has delivered modern luxury to discriminating homeowners, architects and designers through superior design, craftsmanship and functionality. Baldwin manufactures an extensive family of superior architectural and decorative products for residential and commercial use in a variety of finishes, including its proprietary Lifetime Finish. Baldwin Hardware products signify quality and innovation, with offerings that include hardware, locksets and exterior lighting, as well as bath and cabinetry accessories. All portfolios are available in a rich variety of finishes and textures. The Reading, PA based company is part of the Black & Decker Hardware & Home Improvement Group, headquartered in Lake Forest, CA. To learn more about Baldwin Hardware, please visit www.baldwinhardware.com.

About Kwikset

Kwikset’s SmartCode with Home Connect Technology products feature the revolutionary SmartKey® re-key technology with BumpGuardTM 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. 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.

About Stanley Black & Decker

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 Savant

Savant was founded by a core group of technology pioneers with hundreds of years of combined real-world experience in peripheral applications such as programmable systems, digital signal processing, telephony, switching systems, video processing, and home electronics integration. Savant's products, technologies and applications define the future of control, communication, media and audio/video management. By combining a reliable and maintenance friendly open platform with advanced user interfaces, Savant has distinguished itself as the leader in residential and commercial control and automation systems. www.savantav.com