NEWS - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
KWIKSET® EXPANDS SMARTCODE™ LINE WITH
Addition of Touchscreen Gives Consumers
Broader Range of SmartCode Lock Options
LAKE FOREST, CA (EMBARGOED: April 2, 2014) – Kwikset, the leader in residential security, has expanded its line of residential access solutions by introducing a touchscreen version of the company's highly popular SmartCode™ 914 deadbolt lock. The SmartCode Touch provides all of the features of SmartCode -- including keyless entry -- combined with the added convenience and enhanced aesthetics of a capacitive touchscreen.
Users can activate and "wake up" the SmartCode Touch with the touch of a fingertip. The touchscreen is extremely responsive, sensing every touch immediately for ultra-fast code entry. Plus, the screen will auto-detect a correct code and immediately unlock. The cool white LED display provides crisp, high-definition LED illumination.
A dedicated lock button provides the user with convenient and fast one-touch locking. The intuitive and animated user interface makes the SmartCode Touch one of the easiest-to-use electronic locks on the market. The Home Connect™ technology incorporated into the SmartCode Touch (both Z-Wave® and Zigbee® versions) allows the lock to communicate with other wireless products in the home such as security systems and home entertainment systems, making the SmartCode Touch a "centerpiece" of today's advanced digital homes.
The SmartCode Touch, which can hold up to 30 user codes, incorporates many of the advanced features recently introduced into the SmartCode 914, including:
- Dramatically reduced interior size for increased aesthetic appeal
- All-metal, tamper-resistant interior escutcheon
- BHMA Grade 2 Certification, ensuring top quality and durability
- UL Certification with 20-minute fire rating
- A Master Code option allowing users to prevent user codes from being added to or deleted from the lock
Other features 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 32 different styles.
"The new SmartCode Touch is a natural addition to our SmartCode product line," said Keith Brandon, director of Residential Access Solutions for Kwikset. "Each new lock that we introduce brings an increased level of convenience and safety to the residential security market. The SmartCode Touch does that as well, while expanding the range of SmartCode lock choices available to the homeowner."
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 13,500 employees worldwide and sells to the top 25 global retailers with products in more than one million stores representing 140 countries.