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LAKE FOREST, Calif. (June 21, 2018) — The Kwikset® brand of Spectrum Brands, Inc. – Hardware & Home Improvement Division (HHI), now offers one-key convenience through SmartKey Security™ technology in select Kobalt Tools 3000 Series tool chests, available at Lowe’s. This unique feature will allow homeowners and trade professionals alike the convenience of one-key access for their home or workshop.

SmartKey Security is a patented feature that enables homeowners and trade professionals to quickly and easily re-key their locks so all can be accessed using the same key. Previously just available in door hardware, SmartKey Security was designed to make security simple, while also including advanced features to protect homeowners from common break-in methods such as lock bumping and picking. 

Kobalt Tools, known for its functional and durable tool chests for work at home and on the job, offers an assortment of organizational solutions to its customers. With the new 3000 Series tool chests available with SmartKey Security, the ability to mix and match different sizes to build a custom work station that is accessible with a single key is now possible.
With this industry-first partnership, Kobalt Tools and Kwikset bring a streamlined, secure solution to the tool storage category.

“Our partnership with Kobalt is an exciting venture as we are solving a palpable need across multiple service industries – one-key convenience between tool chest compartments – while also adding value for homeowners with Kwikset door hardware." says Marty Hoffmann, Kwikset Vice President of Marketing, Spectrum Brands, Inc. – Hardware and Home Improvement Division. “By incorporating SmartKey Security into Kobalt tool chests, Kwikset can help keep the tools that consumers have invested in safe and secure, while also prioritizing convenience. Consumers turn to Kwikset to protect what matters most to them, and we are very proud to be their trusted choice for home security and now one-key convenience for their tool storage.”
Tool Chests and Combinations:



For the Remodeling Go-Getter:

The Kobalt 3000 Series 22.5-in x 41-in 9-Drawer Stainless Steel Tool Chest stacked with the Kobalt 3000 Series 41-in x 41-in 11-Drawer Steel Tool Cabinet, both featuring SmartKey Security, create the perfect set for home improvers with many projects, and even more tools. Available in red, blue and black, the combination retails together for MSRP $998.

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For the Established Professional:

The 3000 Series 68.7-in x 53-in 18-Drawer Ball-Bearing Tool Cabinet with SmartKey Security in Stainless Steel provides trade professionals with a durable, systematized storage solution for their tools; MSRP $1,999.



From passion projects to career necessities, Kobalt tool chests with SmartKey Security optimize convenience and prioritize security. For more information about the convenience and security of products with SmartKey Security, please visit To access high-res images, media materials and request product for review, please visit

About Kwikset

Kwikset is the leading residential lock manufacturer, making homeowners feel safe since 1946. Kwikset works hard to understand the world you live in, so that we can do everything we can to protect it. The company’s unwavering commitment to meeting homeowners’ needs has inspired its innovative lock portfolio that includes patented SmartKey deadbolts, keyless entry combination locks, connected home technology, first-to-market smart lock, Kevo and a wide variety of styles and finishes. Our interior and exterior door products provide customers with the quality, technology, durability and style they want while guaranteeing the highest level of security. Headquartered in Orange County, Calif., Kwikset is part of the Hardware and Home Improvement (HHI) division of Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SPB). Kwikset products are sold online and through retailers and distributors throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Australia. Visit us at and

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