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Kwikset Deadbolts Receive Esteemed Consumers Digest "Best Buy" Award

Kwikset Deadbolts Receive Esteemed Consumers Digest “Best Buy” Award

Lake Forest, CA – August 2005 - Kwikset® is pleased to announce that the Kwikset Security 660 deadbolt, Maximum Security 970 deadbolt and the UltraMax Signatures 980S deadbolt have been honored by Consumers Digest with 2005 "Best Buy" ratings in the Heavy Duty & Residential Deadbolts category in the July/August issue. On average, a Consumers Digest "Best Buy" is awarded to fewer than 3% of the competing models in any given product category. This distinction is only given if a product excels in both quality and value within the marketplace.

“The 'Best Buy' rating by Consumers Digest for three of our locks confirms what many consumers can already attest to: our deadbolts provide superior security at the right price," stated Jimmy Pendley, Vice President of Product Marketing and Field Sales of Kwikset/Weiser Lock. "We are proud that these attractive deadbolts make it possible to afford protection and style for any type of door."

Recognized for its functionality with tough, effective protection, the Kwikset Security 660 deadbolt boasts Grade 3 security, a pick-resistant 5-pin system and comes in six versatile finishes. The Kwikset Maximum Security 970 deadbolt is a premium quality lock with tight-fitting solid construction. As a member of the Kwikset Maximum Security family, it is one of the best Grade 2 deadbolts on the market and is available in seven different finishes. With a sleek look, the Kwikset UltraMax Signatures 980S deadbolt is a Grade 1 deadbolt and has 3 anti-pick top pins that would discourage even the most determined thief.

The sources for all Consumers Digest "Best Buy" recommendations are based on criteria derived from at least three of the following: 1) Personal (hands-on) product evaluations by the authors and researchers 2) Independent testing and research facilities, including colleges and universities, technical schools and independent labs; 3) Reports from federal, state and other governmental agencies; 4) Other independent technical experts; 5) Retail establishments; 6) Service outlets; 7) Consumers Digest reader and other consumer surveys; 8) Previously published evaluations in books, magazines, newspapers, web sites, etc.

There's hardly a door that Kwikset can't make more attractive or more secure. For more than fifty years Kwikset has meant security and peace of mind for millions of families. No wonder more people trust their doors, inside and out, to the beauty and strength of Kwikset. America’s #1 Selling Lockset.

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Kwikset®, Weiser Lock®, Baldwin® Hardware and Price Pfister® are part of the Black & Decker Hardware & Home Improvement Group (NYSE: BDK).

Black & Decker Hardware and Home Improvement (BDHHI) Group is a division of Black & Decker, the world’s largest producer of power tools, power tool accessories and security hardware. Today, the BDHHI Group includes some of the most recognizable hardware and home improvement brands in the world including Kwikset®, Weiser Lock®, Baldwin®, Price Pfister® and Bach®.

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