Bluetooth® Enabled Smart Lock Proves Innovative Among Technology Experts
LAS VEGAS, Nevada –January 9, 2014 -Following a four-minute presentation to a room filled with hundreds of technology experts and enthusiasts, Kwikset® Kevo™ was voted the winner of the 2014 Last Gadget Standing award at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Kwikset®, a leading brand of the Hardware & Home Improvement (HHI) division of Spectrum Brands Holdings (NYSE:SPB), launched the first-to-market Bluetooth enabled smart lock in October of 2013 to further extend its innovative suite of smart, simple and secure products.
“We are so honored to have won this award, mostly because it was voted on by attendees at CES, the largest technology tradeshow of the year,” said Keith Brandon, director residential access solutions. “To hear the crowd cheer Kevo to victory was exciting for the whole team. Kwikset looks forward to continuing to produce the utmost in innovative security products.”
While at CES, Kwikset also announced that in the summer of 2014, they will continue to lead the smart lock category with the release of its remote access locking and unlocking technology powered by the Bluetooth Enabled Kevo Gateway. This advancement will allow current and future Kwikset Kevo homeowners to lock and unlock remotely with just their smartphone, further enhancing their Kwikset Kevo experience from near or far.
In addition to the Last Gadget Standing award, Kwikset Kevo has also won an Innovations Award, the This Old House Top 100 Award, and the Mark of Excellence Award.
To learn more about the Kevo technology, visit www.kwikset.com/kevo
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Hardware and Home Improvement (HHI) is a major manufacturer and supplier of residential locksets, residential builders’ hardware and faucets with a portfolio of renowned brands, including Kwikset®, Weiser®, Baldwin®, National Hardware®, Stanley®, FANAL®, Pfister™ and EZSET®. HHI is a leader in its key markets with #1 positions in U.S. residential locksets (Kwikset), Canada residential locksets (Weiser), U.S. luxury locksets (Baldwin), and U.S. builders’ hardware (Stanley-National Hardware), #2 in Mexico residential hardware (Fanal), and #3 in U.S. retail plumbing (Pfister). Headquartered in Orange County, California, HHI has a global sales force and operates manufacturing and distribution facilities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Asia. To learn more about Kwikset, visithttp://kwiksetpresskit.com/
About Spectrum Brands
HHI is a division of Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SPB). Spectrum Brands is a global, diversified consumer products company and a leading supplier of consumer batteries, residential locksets, residential builders’ hardware and faucets, shaving and grooming products, personal care products, small household appliances, specialty pet supplies, lawn and garden and home pest control products, and personal insect repellents. Spectrum Brands employs over 12,500 employees worldwide and sells to the top 25 global retailers with products in more than one million stores.