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KWIKSET HOME CONNECT™ TECHNOLOGY UNITES WITH ADI TO MEET UPWARD DEMAND FOR WHOLE HOME AUTOMATION
New distribution relationship will give dealers the tools to easily expand wireless connectivity to the entryway
LAKE FOREST, Calif. –May 20, 2013 – To support dealers in satisfying growing homeowner demand for sophisticated and flexible wireless security and home automation solutions, Kwikset will offer its complete line of SmartCode™ locks with Home Connect™ technology for both Z-Wave® and ZigBee® wireless protocols at ADI branches across North America. ADI is North America’s leading wholesale distributor of security and low voltage products.
“We fully expect to see home automation continue to push into the mainstream in 2013 as there are signs this technology is gaining momentum in the market,” said Keith Brandon, director, sales and marketing, Kwikset. “Through our relationship with ADI, dealers will not only have more wireless lock options to choose from but also greater access to Kwikset’s superior patented security features, such as SmartKey® re-key technology and BumpGuard™ lock bumping protection, which are not otherwise available on the market.”
Kwikset’s SmartCode deadbolts and levers with Home Connect technology integrate with home security and automation systems, allowing the locks to communicate with other wireless products in the home. Home Connect technology delivers convenience and peace of mind to homeowners with complete remote locking and unlocking via smartphones and tablets.
When SmartCode products are paired with most partner systems, homeowners can receive text messages when their doors are locked or unlocked, making Home Connect perfect for working moms who want to keep track of their kids or traveling professionals who want to monitor their home security from afar.
Key features of Kwikset locks with Home Connect technology, include:
• The category’s first motorized deadbolt
• 20 different styles and finishes that allow homeowners to pick a style that complements the architectural style of their home
• Ability to integrate with the widest variety of wireless security and home automation platforms, allowing for personalization and flexibility
• Kwikset’s patented SmartKey® re-key technology, allowing homeowners to re-key their locks in seconds, without needing to call a locksmith or remove the lock from the door
• BumpGuard™ technology that protects homeowners from lock bumping
SmartCode with Home Connect locks operate with a variety of comprehensive platforms offered by ADI, including Leviton® Home Automation, Inc., ELK Products, Inc., Universal Remote Control™, and the MiCasa Verde Vera Platform. Dealers will benefit from the ability to pair the most secure residential automated lock with a number of different platforms to align with each homeowner’s personal preferences and lifestyle.
“Our dealers are experiencing increased demand for whole home automation,” said Andy Morra, vice president of marketing, ADI. “At ADI, we are always adding new solutions to our product offering to ensure our dealers have access to the latest technology to build complete solutions. Kwikset offers a full range of styles, finishes and patented lock technology that provide integrated security and flexibility across multiple platforms and wireless protocols.”
Kwikset has aggressively expanded its partnerships with leading wireless security and home automation providers such as Alarm.com®, ADT Pulse(SM), 2GIG Technologies®, DMP®, DSC®, Honeywell, Interlogix™, and Napco Security Technologies. A relationship with ADI will further its reach to dealers and, ultimately, consumers across North America.
Kwikset, the leader in residential security, manufactures and markets a complete line of door locks and door hardware, including door knobs, door levers, deadbolts, handlesets, pocket door hardware and electronic keyless entry locks for residential and light commercial applications. Kwikset’s SmartCode™ locks with Home Connect™ technology are the industry’s leading wireless, access control lock solution for the digital home.
Kwikset is part of Hardware and Home Improvement (HHI), a major manufacturer and supplier of residential locksets, residential builders’ hardware and faucets with a portfolio of renowned brands, including Kwikset®, Weiser®, Baldwin®, National Hardware®, Stanley®, FANAL®, Pfister™ and EZSET®. HHI is a leader in its key markets with #1 positions in U.S. residential locksets (Kwikset), Canada residential locksets (Weiser), U.S. luxury locksets (Baldwin), and U.S. builders’ hardware (Stanley-National Hardware), #2 in Mexico residential hardware (Fanal), and #3 in U.S. retail plumbing (Pfister). Headquartered in Orange County, California, HHI has a global sales force and operates manufacturing and distribution facilities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Asia. HHI is a division of Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SPB).
About Spectrum Brands
Spectrum Brands is a global, diversified consumer products company and a leading supplier of consumer batteries, residential locksets, residential builders’ hardware and faucets, shaving and grooming products, personal care products, small household appliances, specialty pet supplies, lawn and garden and home pest control products, and personal insect repellents. Spectrum Brands employs over 12,500 employees worldwide and sells to the top 25 global retailers with products in more than one million stores.