Market Leading Electronic Locks Will Bring Consumers Peace of Mind
Via Remote Locking Capabilities
LAKE FOREST, CA (July 21, 2014) – Kwikset, the leader in residential security, announces that two of its most popular electronic locks have been certified through iControl® Networks' OpenHome™ Partner Program.
The SmartCode™ 910 and SmartCode 914, both with Home Connect™ technology, are among 11 devices that iControl, a leader in connected home technology and innovation, recently added to its growing OpenHome ecosystem. The OpenHome Partner Program is the world’s most open interoperability program for developers and device makers. With this program, iControl’s service provider partners are able to offer certified devices to their customers worldwide.
iControl Networks’ 2014 State of the Smart Home Report
found that consumers identify security as the top reason for using a smart home system. Kwikset's SmartCode locks will bring consumers added peace of mind via remote locking capabilities, as well as a wide range of security and convenience features.
Kwikset’s Z-Wave SmartCode 910 with Home Connect Technology, enables the door lock to wirelessly communicate with other smart devices in the home. The lock allows the user, through any web-enabled device, to remotely check the door lock status, lock or unlock the door, and receive text or email messages on lock’s activity. Additionally, customized entry scenarios can be created for each user through a personalized access code.
Kwikset’s SmartCode 914 Deadbolt with Home Connect technology provides all of the features of the SmartCode 910 and also offers a new design with best-in-class residential lock aesthetics. This design features a new exterior style and class-leading reduced interior size for enhanced aesthetics inside and outside the home.
"More than 70 applications and devices have been certified and are now part of the OpenHome ecosystem, with 80 more currently in the works," said Jason Domangue, iControl's Vice President of Ecosystem Development. "For the connected living market to reach its full potential, devices and applications must be able to work in the rigors of the real world. These devices and applications have been integrated using OpenHome’s secure, open standards. No other interoperability program is addressing mass market needs like the OpenHome program."
Said Keith Brandon, Director of Residential Access Solutions for Kwikset, "We're pleased to join the other industry-leading smart device makers in iControl's OpenHome Program. Increasingly, smart locks are becoming the centerpiece of today's connected home. Through iControl, a whole new group of North American consumers can experience the convenience and safety that our SmartCode locks offer."
Kwikset (www.kwikset.com), the leader in residential security, manufactures and markets a complete line of door locks and door hardware, including door knobs, door levers, deadbolts, handlesets, pocket door hardware and electronic keyless entry locks for residential and light commercial applications. Kwikset’s SmartCode™ locks with Home Connect™ technology are the industry’s leading wireless, access control lock solution for the smart home.
Kwikset is part of Hardware and Home Improvement (HHI), 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. HHI is a division of Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SPB).
About Spectrum Brands
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 13,500 employees worldwide and sells to the top 25 global retailers with products in more than one million stores representing 140 countries.
About iControl Networks
iControl Networks’ vision is to provide a connected home solution for every household, so people worldwide spend less time managing their lives and more time living them. iControl is making the connected home a reality through its software platforms, which are deployed by home security companies and service providers, and the all-in-one Piper Home Awareness device for consumers. iControl is further pioneering the next generation of connected living through its OpenHome™ Partner Program, the first community for application and device makers to partner on a common platform. Venture investors in iControl include Charles River Ventures, the Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers iFund, and Intel Capital, with strategic investments from a variety of service providers including ADT, Comcast Ventures, Comporium and Rogers Communications. For more information about iControl Networks and Piper, visit www.icontrol.com