NEWS - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
KWIKSET'S SMARTCODE™ 914 DEADBOLT WITH HOME CONNECT™ TECHNOLOGY NOW AVAILABLE
Features Smallest Interior Footprint of Any Lock in Its Class
LAKE FOREST, CA (April 14, 2013) – Kwikset (www.kwikset.com), the leader in residential security, announces the availability of its SmartCode™ 914 Deadbolt with Home Connect™ technology. When paired with virtually any Z-Wave-based home automation system, 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.
Starting December 3, Kwikset will be shipping the new smart lock, which features a new design with best-in-class residential lock aesthetics. This design offers 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.
"The availability of the Kwikset SmartCode 914 Deadbolt with Home Connect technology brings a much-needed and often-requested smaller interior footprint to the marketplace," said Keith Brandon, director of residential access solutions for Kwikset. "We've heard it from consumers via formal and informal feedback. Now we're able to deliver it in a lock that provides even greater functionality than many of the products currently available in the marketplace."
Other new features include:
- Sleek, all-metal interior escutcheon with decorative inset
- 10-digit backlit pushbutton keypad
- Dedicated lock button
- BHMA Grade 2 Certification, ensuring top quality and durability
- UL Certification with 20 minute fire rating
- A Master Code option, that allows the user to prevent user codes from being added to or deleted from the lock
Kwikset’s SmartCode deadbolts and levers with Home Connect technology integrate with home security and automation systems via Z-Wave, allowing the locks to communicate with other wireless products in the home such as security systems and home entertainment systems. Home Connect technology delivers convenience and peace of mind to homeowners with complete remote locking and unlocking via smartphones and tablets.
Other features of Kwikset’s SmartCode locks with Home Connect technology include: Kwikset’s patented SmartKey® re-key technology, that allows homeowners to re-key their locks in seconds without having to remove the lock from the door; BumpGuard™ technology that protects homeowners from lock bumping; the ease of one-touch programming; the ability to integrate with the widest variety of wireless security and home automation platforms in the industry; and 26 different styles and finishes.
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.