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LAKE FOREST, CA (January 15, 2014) – Kwikset, the leader in residential security, announced that its SmartCode™ 914 Deadbolt with Home Connect™ technology has received a Manufacturers’ Excellence Award at CEDIA Expo 2013.
Kwikset's SmartCode 914 Deadbolt with Home Connect™ technology was one of 10 winners chosen in the Best New Product category. The winners were selected by a panel of home technology professional judges. They were subsequently honored at the annual Electronic Lifestyles Awards Celebration held on the Saturday of the CEDIA Expo, held this year in Denver from September 25-28.
This new version of the SmartCode deadbolt brings a range of enhanced design features, and new certifications and capabilities, to Kwikset’s innovative home automation security solution. It features a new exterior style and class-leading reduced interior size for enhanced aesthetics inside and outside the home. With a completely redesigned quiet-drive locking system, the Kwikset SmartCode 914 Deadbolt blends technology and performance in a smartly designed package that complements the aesthetics of any home.
"We've won a number of awards in the past, but this one is particularly satisfying," said Keith Brandon, director of residential access solutions for Kwikset. "It's not often that an upgraded version of a well-respected and top-selling product gets recognized unless there are some significant enhancements. What's more, this lock was created based on feedback and input from the market. We listened to what our customers wanted, and we responded with an awardwinning product."
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 such as security systems and home entertainment systems.
Kwikset (www.kwikset.com), 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.