Kwikset to Educate Consumers on Safety and Security
Through Presence at National Night Out Events and Sponsorship
LAKE FOREST, Calif. (July 31, 2014)
– Kwikset (NYSE:SPB) partners with National Association of Town Watch to support National Night Out, the organization’s yearlong community building campaign. Kwikset’s involvement will help to educate consumers on safety and promote home security.
Through local events, National Night Out aims to heighten crime prevention awareness, generate support for and participation in local anti-crime programs, and strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships. National Night Out events will occur nationwide on Aug. 5, 2014.
Kwikset will have a physical presence at events throughout the country, including Ardmore, Pa., Orange County, Calif., New York, Atlanta, San Diego and Chicago. Brand ambassadors will be on-site offering security tips for ensuring home safety and advice on selecting the correct door locks and hardware for the home at all events. The Kwikset mobile showroom along with Richard Childress Racing’s (RCR) No. 31 Kwikset Chevrolet show car will be at the Ardmore, Pa. event to help celebrate the 31st anniversary of National Night Out.
“National Night Out encourages face-to-face interaction among neighbors who might not have met otherwise,” said Marty Hoffmann, vice president of marketing, Kwikset. “Knowing your neighbors, being educated on proper home security measures and using the correct door locks are critical to ensuring the safety of your family and the security of your home.”
National Night Out 2013 involved more than 37.8 million participants across 16,242 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canada and military bases worldwide. Matt Peskin, National Night Out executive director, expects the 2014 event to be the largest in National Night Out history.
“We are pleased to have Kwikset as a corporate sponsor for 2014,” said Peskin. “Similar to National Association of Town Watch, Kwikset holds safety as a top priority and believes consumers should not have to settle when it comes to home security.”
For more information on National Night Out and to view a sampling map of registered areas for the August 5 event, NATW.org.
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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, visit http://kwiksetpresskit.com/
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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 approximately 13,500 employees worldwide and sells to the top 25 global retailers with products in more than one million stores.