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Mobile Tour stops May 3-7, 2011, with fun, games and education

LAKE FOREST, Calif. – April 24, 2011 – Kwikset®, the leader in innovative residential door hardware, brings its cross-country Smart Security Tour to Washington D.C., providing local residents the opportunity to learn how to improve their home security, simply and easily, in a fun, interactive environment. 

In addition, to further extend the Smart Security experience, Kwikset will end its tour stop in the District of Columbia’s 5th District with the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) and the Metropolitan Police Department supporting a community outreach event. With DC’s 5th district incurring more than 3,000 crimes year over year over the last decade, the event will foster dialogue among community members about creating safer homes and neighborhoods throughout the city. In turn, this dialogue will support Kwikset’s initiative to drive additional awareness, conversation and action around both home security and crime prevention.

“Helping people keep themselves, their families and their communities safe from crime is the mission of the National Crime Prevention Council,” said Ann M. Harkins, President and CEO, National Crime Prevention Council. “I am thrilled to have Kwikset join NCPC as a corporate sponsor as we develop and implement prevention programs that show citizens how to increase the safety and security of their homes.”

Washington, DC area tour stops will include:

  • Wednesday, May 4: The Home Depot, 9190 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD, 21042 - from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 5: The Home Depot, 145 Defense Highway, Annapolis, MD 21401- from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Friday, May 6: Lowes, 7710 Riverdale Road, New Carlton, MD, 20784 – from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 7: NCPC & Kwikset Community Outreach Event
    The Home Depot, 901 Rhode Island Ave, NE Washington, D.C. 20018 – from 10:00am to 2:00pm.


"Kwikset is looking forward to having the Smart Security Tour in Washington D.C. provide ‘hands-on’ demonstrations and education to residents about smart, simple security,” said Brent Flaharty, President, Kwikset. “The Kwikset mobile showroom creates a fun, collaborative environment that empowers all visitors to enhance the security of their homes."

From families to homeowners, landlords to trade professionals, all are encouraged to check out the Smart Security Tour for demonstrations of Kwikset’s secure door locks and innovations, including SmartKey® Re-key Technology, SmartCode™ Electronic Locks, and Home Connect™ Technology.

In addition to the Kwikset trailer, the No. 9 Kwikset Ford Fusion show car will be traveling with the Tour to Washington D.C., allowing visitors the chance to get a close look at the race car and take advantage of a photo opportunity. McGruff the Crime Dog will be in attendance as well while in D.C., to celebrate smart, simple security with the community.

For more information about Kwikset’s Smart Security Tour in Washington D.C., please visit the electronic press kit at

About Kwikset

Stanley Black & Decker, an S&P 500 company, is a diversified global provider of hand tools, power tools and related accessories, mechanical access solutions and electronic security solutions, engineered fastening systems, and more.

The Stanley Black & Decker Hardware and Home Improvement Group (HHI) is part of the company’s Mechanical Access Solutions division. HHI develops, manufactures, markets and sells builders’ hardware, residential and commercial door hardware, kitchen and bath faucets, shower systems and bath accessories under the Stanley®, National Hardware®, Kwikset®, Weiser ®, Baldwin ®, and Price Pfister® brands. Headquartered in Orange County, Calif., HHI has a global sales force and operates manufacturing and distribution facilities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Asia.

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