Industry Experts Agree: Kwikset’s SmartCode with Home Connect is one of the Best Products of 2009
LAS VEGAS, NV (January 7, 2010) – Kwikset®, an innovation leader in the residential door hardware industry, today proudly announced and celebrated multiple prestigious award wins for the revolutionary SmartCode™ with Home Connect™ at CES 2010 in Las Vegas. Introduced to market in Oct. 2009, the SmartCode with Home Connect has won the following industry awards and recognitions in the last three months alone:
- - CE Pro BEST Award – BEST Integrated Security System/Module/Device
- - Electronic House TOPS Award – Access Control: Videophones, Door Locks and Gates
- - Custom Retailer Excite! Award
- - Handy Innovation Award – Honorable Mention
- - The Last Gadget Standing Semifinalist – Online voting still in progress at lastgadgetstanding.com/ballot-box/
“We knew when we were developing the SmartCode with Home Connect that it would revolutionize the way we think about door hardware,” said Dave Albert, vice president of Residential Access Solutions, Security Hardware Division, Black & Decker. “We’re extremely proud and humbled to see it so quickly being honored as the best product available in its category by the leading industry experts and integrators.”
Homeowners using SmartCode with Home Connect, whether the deadbolt, or the yet-to-be released lever product – currently being previewed to the public for the first time at CES – can use a Web-enabled cell phone, the Internet, or home automation/security touch panel to check their door lock status, automatically arm and disarm their security system, and receive text notification when someone has entered. This is the only remotely accessible lock on the market that has true, one touch locking for added convenience. Homeowners can select to have their doors automatically lock after 30 seconds for the ultimate in convenience and peace of mind, without fear of being locked out. Finally, both products have the ability to speak wirelessly with other home electronics, such as lighting, the thermostat and music/entertainment system(s).
“The motorized deadbolt makes remote locking and unlocking possible on the SmartCode Deadbolt with Home Connect,” continued Albert. “It’s also what differentiates it from other so-called ‘remote’ controlled locks that still require a person to physically stand on the porch in order to lock or unlock the door. In our opinion, it can’t really be called ‘remote access’ if you still need physical interaction with the deadbolt.”
Available in three finishes – Satin Nickel, Polished Brass and Venetian Bronze – both the SmartCode Lever and Deadbolt with Home Connect complement any existing door hardware. Installation is simple; the locks replace any existing hardware and operate on four AA batteries – eliminating the need for hardwiring. The locks even have the ability to accept automatic software updates, and all wireless communication between devices remain secure by utilizing 128 bit encryption. Kwikset’s SmartCode with Home Connect products feature the revolutionary SmartKey technology with BumpGuard™ protection as the back-up keyway. SmartKey is the first affordable residential lock that allows homeowners to quickly and easily re-key their lock(s) themselves in a matter of seconds and without removal from the door, for improved access control and home security.
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For more than 60 years, Kwikset, manufacturer of America’s most trusted name in security has provided beauty, security and peace of mind for millions of families. For additional information on Kwikset products, visit www.kwikset.com, or call 1-800-327-LOCK.
Black & Decker Hardware and Home Improvement (BDHHI) Group is a division of Black & Decker, a leading global manufacturer and marketer 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 Baldwin®, Kwikset, Weiser®, Price Pfister® and K2™ Commercial Hardware by Black & Decker.