LAKE FOREST (February 26, 2015)
– Kwikset®, the leader in residential door hardware, today released an Android™ app for its Bluetooth®-enabled smart lock, Kevo™. The app will allow Android users with compatible devices to experience full functionality of Kevo previously only available to iOS users.
The Kevo Android app is available for download from the Google Play store to select Android devices that support Android 5.0 Lollipop (L) software. Compatible devices include Samsung’s current flagship device, the Samsung Galaxy S5, Nexus 6 phone and Nexus 9 tablet.
“Kwikset and technology partner, UniKey Technologies, Inc., have demonstrated continued investment in the Kevo Android platform, first with a private beta test in November 2014, then with a public beta program in December 2014,” said Greg Williamson, chief marketing officer, Hardware and Home Improvement, Spectrum Brands. “These successful beta programs paired with positive customer feedback allowed Kwikset to bring a fully functional app to the consumer quickly.”
Kevo Android allows users the same functionality available to iOS users including touch-to-open convenience, electronic key (eKey) management and Kevo Works with Nest compatibility.
For more information about the Kevo Android app and to view a list of compatible devices, please visit https://www.kwikset.com/kevo/compatibility. Visit http://kwiksetpresskit.com for information about Kwikset’s latest products and to access high-resolution images.
Kwikset, the leader in residential door security, manufactures and markets a complete line of door locks and door hardware. Designed for residential and light commercial applications, Kwikset’s product offering includes doorknobs, deadbolts, handlesets, pocket door hardware and electronic keyless entry locks. Kwikset’s electronic 913 SmartCode Deadbolt and 980 Deadbolt with SmartKey Re-Key Technology earned the esteemed Best Buy rating from Consumers Digest in 2014, representing the innovation and security customers can expect from Kwikset. Headquartered in Orange County, Calif., Kwikset is part of the Hardware and Home Improvement (HHI) division of Spectrum Brands. Kwikset products are sold through retailers and distributors throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico. To learn more about Kwikset, visit http://kwiksetpresskit.com
About Hardware and Home Improvement
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.
About Spectrum Brands
HHI is a division of Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SPB). Spectrum Brands Holdings, a member of the Russell 2000 Index, is a global and diversified consumer products company and a leading supplier of consumer batteries, residential locksets, residential builders’ hardware, 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. Helping to meet the needs of consumers worldwide, our Company offers a broad portfolio of market-leading, well-known and widely trusted brands including Rayovac®, VARTA®, Kwikset®, Weiser®, Baldwin®, National Hardware®, Pfister™, Remington®, George Foreman®, Black + Decker®, Farberware®, Tetra®, Marineland®, Nature’s Miracle®, Dingo®, 8-in-1®, FURminator®, IAMS®, Eukanuba®, Healthy-Hide®, Digest-eeze™, Littermaid®, Spectracide®, Cutter®, Repel®, Hot Shot®, Black Flag® and Liquid Fence®. Spectrum Brands' products are sold by the world's top 25 retailers and are available in more than one million stores in approximately 160 countries. Spectrum Brands Holdings generated net sales of approximately $4.43 billion in fiscal 2014. For more information, visit www.spectrumbrands.com