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KWIKSET ANNOUNCES COMPATIBILITY WITH LEGRAND’S INTUITY HOME AUTOMATION PLATFORM


SmartCode™ Locks Can Now Be Fully Integrated Into Intuity Ecosystem That Provides Home Control of Lighting, Security, and More


LAKE FOREST, CA (November 30, 2015) – Kwikset, the leader in residential security, announces that its line of SmartCode™ deadbolt locks is now compatible with Legrand’s Intuity home automation platform, part of the On-Q line. SmartCode locks with Home Connect™ technology are the industry’s leading wireless access control lock solution for the smart home.

Legrand’s Intuity System brings together a wide array of stand-alone home technologies and devices into a unified ecosystem that provides simple home control of lighting, security, temperature, multi-room audio, and more. The Intuity System gives homebuilders and installers a cost-effective, modular and repeatable solution for controlling security, entertainment and comfort within the home. Market-leading, Z-Wave powered components compatible with Intuity include SmartCode locks from Kwikset, HVAC thermostats from Honeywell® and Trane®, and home security systems from Honeywell® and GE/Interlogix®.

Kwikset’s line of innovative SmartCode home automation security solutions includes its highly popular SmartCode™ 914 Touchpad Electronic Deadbolt, with its best-in-class reduced interior size. It also includes the SmartCode™ 916 Touchscreen Electronic Deadbolt, which provides all the features of SmartCode – including keyless entry – combined with the added convenience and enhanced aesthetics of a capacitive touchscreen, and the Secure Screen™ feature that helps guard against “smudge” attacks.

“The beauty of Intuity’s design is its ability to provide value for the builder through its comprehensive, easy-to-use and easy-to install digital platform,” said Fritz Werder, VP & General Manager for Legrand’s On-Q and NuVo lines. “Kwikset’s SmartCode line, with its unique features and functionality, enhances the usefulness, convenience and security of the Intuity system.”

“Our innovative SmartCode deadbolt locks are a natural fit for Legrand’s home automation solution,” said Keith Brandon, Vice President of Residential Access Solutions for Kwikset. “More homeowners are making connectivity a priority in their homes, and homebuilders are looking to differentiate their inventory from the competition with advanced technology like our SmartCode line.”

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.

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 locking; and the ability to integrate with the widest variety of wireless security and home automation platforms in the industry.

Legrand’s Intuity System simplifies installation and scalability with modular components that are housed inside a structured wiring enclosure as part of the home’s wiring infrastructure. Intuity’s brain is its HA7000 Automation Controller, which in addition to providing basic Internet connectivity also directly supports Legrand subsystems, such as digital audio, intercom, and IP security cameras. All these subsystem modules mount inside the enclosure and plug directly in the Central Control Module.

About Kwikset

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 smart home.

About Hardware and Home Improvement

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, personal insect repellents, and auto care products. Spectrum Brands employs over 15,000 employees worldwide and sells to the top 25 global retailers with products in more than one million stores representing 160 countries.

About Legrand

Legrand is the global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures. Its comprehensive offering of solutions for use in commercial, industrial and residential markets makes it a benchmark for customers worldwide. Innovation for a steady flow of new products with high added value and acquisitions are prime vectors for growth. Legrand reported sales of close to $5.8 billion in 2012. Legrand has a strong presence in the North American market, with a portfolio of well-known product lines that include Cablofil, Electrorack, Middle Atlantic, NuVo, On-Q, Ortronics, Pass & Seymour, Vantage, Watt Stopper and Wiremold. The company is listed on NYSE Euronext and is a component stock of indexes including the CAC40, FTSE4Good, MSCI World, ASPI and DJSI (ISIN code FR0010307819). www.legrand.us

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