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Ashton Woods homebuyers move in, confident that they are the only ones with a key


LAKE FOREST, Calif. – April 12, 2012 – Kwikset announces today that it has partnered with Ashton Woods Homes to provide SmartKey® re-key technology product offerings in their new homes with the opportunity to install Home Connect technology in several. This partnership unites the leader in residential lock systems with one of the nation’s largest private homebuilding companies providing the utmost in convenient and innovative security solutions. 

Beginning today, all Ashton Woods homes will come equipped with a variety of SmartKey product styles in Venetian Bronze and Satin Nickel finishes. In homes throughout Georgia, North Carolina, Florida, Texas and Arizona, certain homes will be compatible with Kwikset’s Home Connect Technology, which enables the door lock to wirelessly communicate with other devices in the home, further extending the security of the home. Kwikset’s SmartKey products let builders and homeowners alike quickly and securely re-key their locks, providing the convenience of replacing keys given to subcontractors without the extra cost and time of removing the lock from the door. Additionally, homeowners benefit from peace of mind knowing they are the only ones with keys upon the completion of construction and can re-key their own locks, themselves, when needed in the future. 

“Ashton Woods Homes is pleased to partner with Kwikset in providing our customers with such a recognizable quality brand. As Ashton Woods continues to be a leader in the building industry with innovative design and technology solutions, Kwikset’s SmartKey along with Home Connect technology allows us to provide our customers the security and design desired in their homes”, said Ralph Farrell, senior vice president of operations, Ashton Woods Homes.

“Homeowners want smart and simple security solutions, like Kwikset’s SmartKey re-key technology,” said David Seeman, national builder manager, Kwikset. “By partnering with Ashton Woods Homes, we have the ability to extend our simple security solutions to neighborhoods across the country, helping homeowners feel confident in the safety of their homes.” 

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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. Please visit Kwikset’s electronic press kit for additional details at .

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 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. . 

About Ashton Woods Homes

Ashton Woods Homes is one of the nation’s largest private homebuilding companies, with operations in Orlando, Tampa, Atlanta, Raleigh, Dallas, Houston, Austin and Phoenix. For more information, visit

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