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Kwikset Takes a Leadership Role in the Smart Home Security Industries


LAS VEGAS (January 9, 2018) – The Kwikset® brand of Spectrum Brands, Inc. – Hardware & Home Improvement Division offers a smart lock solution for all homeowners and renters through extensive partnerships within the professional installation and DIY smart home categories. The brand is committed to manufacturing secure smart lock solutions that meet consumer needs, deliver convenience and are compatible with the widest variety of leading smart home platforms and security systems.

Leadership Among Professionally Installed Smart Home and Security Solutions:

Vivint Smart Home is a leading smart home service provider, with more than one million customers across North America. Kwikset is the preferred smart lock provider to Vivint, supplying a diverse portfolio of smart locks including the touchpad lever SmartCode 912 smart lock and the new SmartCode 888, which is a five-button touchpad deadbolt with the new Z-Wave 500 chipset.

With more than eight million customers across the US and Canada and its status as the nation’s largest security dealer, ADT’s legacy in the home security market continues to make the service a dominant force. Kwikset is also the preferred smart lock provider to ADT, offering the largest number of smart lock products to ADT subscribers. Products include the popular ten-button SmartCode914 deadbolt, SmartCode 916 touchscreen deadbolt with SecureScreen™ technology and the Kwikset Contemporary smart lock.

In November, Kwikset expanded its partnership with Xfinity Home, adding three well-known smart lock options to the company’s Works with Xfinity program. With the expansion, Xfinity customers have even more options to choose from. The SmartCode 916, SmartCode 914, SmartCode 912 and SmartCode 910 smart lock solutions are all designed to add customized convenience to customer’s lives.


“Kwikset works closely with our home security partners to develop smart locks that work across a variety of access points for consumers,” said Keith Brandon, Kwikset Vice President of Residential Access Solutions, Spectrum Brands Inc. – Hardware and Home Improvement Division. “Kwikset is committed to delivering smart, secure lock solutions to our partners as current platforms grow and more security solutions are available to consumers, whether professionally installed or DIY.”

Extensive Offering Within the DIY Smart Home Solution Market:

In addition to its control of and expansive compatibility within the professional installation market for Z-Wave and Zigbee systems, Kwikset is also a key driver of the DIY market for smart home solutions.

Kwikset shaped the smart lock category in 2013 with the launch of the industry’s first Bluetooth-enabled Touch-to-Open™ smart lock, Kevo™. Since then, the quickly expanding product line includes first and second-generation Kevo smart locks in traditional and contemporary styles, a smart lock conversion kit and a remote service upgrade. Kevo smart lock solutions can be paired with a wide range of smart home products and features to create a smarter home, including the Nest Learning Thermostat and Honeywell Total Connect Comfort Wi-Fi Thermostats, Ring and Skybell video doorbells, Android Wear and IFTTT integrations. The smart locks and conversion kit can also be controlled through voice commands using the new Kevo Smart Home Skill for Alexa.

With Premis, Kwikset provides the only Apple HomeKit smart lock with SecureScreen™ technology. The exterior touchscreen of Premis features technology to help prevent against unwanted entry commonly associated with other touchscreen products. With SecureScreen, users are prompted to touch two random numbers before entering their access code to encourage fingerprints across the screen.

Last fall, Kwikset also teamed up with Amazon to offer renters and homeowners two smart lock solutions to choose from when purchasing an Amazon Key In-Home Kit – Kwikset SmartCode 914, a touchpad smart lock, and Kwikset Convert, a smart lock conversion kit. Amazon Key is a new service from Amazon that allows Prime members in 37 cities and surrounding areas across the U.S. to receive in-home delivery and grant secure home access for guests using the Amazon Cloud Cam and a compatible smart lock.


Kwikset will showcase its latest portfolio of smart locks at its CES booth in the Smart Home Marketplace, CES Tech West (#41018), including the new Obsidian Smart Lock with Home Connect™ Technology and Kevo Contemporary Touch-to-Open Smart Lock. Additional products featured will include SmartCode 888, Premis and Kwikset Convert (Amazon Key edition). Kwikset will also feature a new smart home experience for attendees to view product innovations with leading partners.

For additional information about Kwikset, please visit Kwikset.com. For media inquiries, including access to images, media materials and request for product, please visit KwiksetPressKit.com.


About Kwikset
Kwikset is the leading residential lock manufacturer, making homeowners feel safe since 1946. Kwikset works hard to understand the world you live in, so that we can do everything we can to protect it. The company’s unwavering commitment to meeting homeowners’ needs has inspired its innovative lock portfolio that includes patented SmartKey Security™ deadbolts, keyless entry combination locks, connected home technology, first-to-market electronic lock, Kevo™, door hardware with Microban® antimicrobial product protection and a wide variety of styles and finishes. Our interior and exterior door products provide customers with the quality, technology, durability and style they want while guaranteeing the highest level of security. Headquartered in Orange County, Calif., Kwikset is part of the Hardware & Home Improvement (HHI) division of Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SPB). Kwikset products are sold online and through retailers and distributors throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Australia. Visit us at Kwikset.com and KwiksetPressKit.com


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