FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
KWIKSET® AND BELKIN® PARTNER TO EXTEND HOME AUTOMATION OFFERINGS
Relationship Will Give More Consumers Access to the Power of Home Connect™ Technology and Everyday Peace Of Mind
LAKE FOREST, Calif. – January 10, 2012 – Kwikset® announces today that it is forming a partnership with Belkin® and will be launching new products that leverage the power of Belkin’s newly launched WeMo system. Through the Belkin partnership, Kwikset will empower any homeowner with a Wifi network the ability to monitor and control their door locks remotely from a smartphone. This collaboration will extend the capabilities of Kwikset’s Home Connect Technology offerings, which will be demonstrated at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show, January 10-13 in booth #30651.
“Kwikset is thrilled about our partnership with Belkin, as it will allow us to launch remote access to our door locks that is simple to use, highly affordable and focused on giving homeowners peace of mind, no matter how far away from home they are,” said Keith Brandon, Home Connect Marketing Manager, Stanley Black & Decker.
While the Kwikset Home Connect lock integration is currently still under development, Belkin’s newly launched WeMo will give users of upcoming Kwikset Home Connect technology products a direct remote lock access solution. This capability will remove the requirement for homeowners interested in installing Home Connect technology to have a broader control platform already in place. Using Belkin’s free WeMo smartphone app, Kwikset’s products will have the ability to be locked and unlocked remotely, allowing controlled functionality and peace of mind to homeowners knowing their lock status from wherever they are.
“Belkin’s partnership with Kwikset will allow homeowners a smart, simple solution to extend the power of WeMo to their front door using technology that is familiar to the whole family,” said Kevin Ashton, general manager at Belkin. “We’re looking forward to demonstrating the functionality of Kwikset’s current Home Connect Technology offerings at the Consumer Electronics Show this week.”
Kwikset media representatives and product experts will be on site at CES. To schedule an interview, booth tour or product demo, please call Abby Draper at 410-402-3007. For more information on Kwikset, please visit www.kwiksetpresskit.com
Belkin media representatives and product experts will be on site at CES. To schedule an interview, booth tour or product demo, please call Liz Murphy at 310-598-9331. For more information on Belkin, please visit www.Belkin.com.