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Innovative Patent Pending Design Makes Kwikset UltraMax Security™ Products Quick and E-Z to Install

Innovative Patent Pending Design Makes Kwikset UltraMax Security™ Products Quick and E-Z to Install

Lake Forest, CA – September 2003 - Kwikset® has introduced E-Z Install™, a patent pending device, which significantly reduces the amount of the time and skill necessary by homeowners to install Kwikset UltraMax Security™ doorknobs.

The primary innovations in E-Z Install devices are the pre-installed lead screws, which hold the door hardware together through the door. The pre-installed screws, and patented alignment plates significantly reduce set-up time and help homeowners avoid common installation mistakes such as upside down or backward attachments.

“This may be the most convenient method ever offered for installing door hardware,” said Jimmy Pendley, director of Kwikset product management. “The patented Kwikset E-Z Install function allows people who are complete novices to perfectly install a door knob or lever in a minute or two. For doors that are properly prepped, all that is required is opening the box, following three easy steps and a Philips screwdriver.”

“E-Z Install is designed for homeowner markets involved in remodeling projects and people who are replacing old or faulty door hardware. E-Z Install allows loyal DIY’ers and people who only pick up a hand-tool once or twice a year to make significant improvements to their homes in a short period of time, without first having to learn a new skill or understand technical product information.” Pendley added.

Packages with products featuring the E-Z Install function are clearly marked on new Kwikset retail packaging, launched with Kwikset’s recent re-branding initiative. E-Z installation instructions for Kwikset UltraMax Security™ include:

Adjusting the Universal latch; or installing a new latch and strike.
Twisting the E-Z mount plate in place and tightening the screws.
Assemble interior knob onto spindle and rotate counter clockwise to complete.
Kwikset has been a leader in the lockset industry for more than 50 years. The company manufactures and markets a complete line of door hardware, including handlesets, knobs, levers, deadbolts, and pocket door hardware, for the residential and light commercial markets under the Kwikset UltraMax Security, Kwikset Maximum Security, Kwikset Security, and Society Brass Collection® brands.

Kwikset is part of The Black & Decker Corporation’s Hardware & Home Improvement Group, headquartered in Lake Forest, California.

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