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Obsidian Electronic Lock from Kwikset is Available for Purchase Starting Today

LAS VEGAS (February, 2019) — The Kwikset® brand of Spectrum Brands, Inc. – Hardware & Home Improvement Division will exhibit its latest Bluetooth smart lock, Aura™, at IBS 2019. Aura from Kwikset provides an affordable, entry point smart lock with simple programming capabilities through a smartphone. The keypad Bluetooth-enabled smart lock will be on display in the Kwikset IBS booth (#C4548, Central Hall, Las Vegas Convention Center) for builders, designers and media representatives interested in learning more. 

With Aura, Kwikset offers an affordable smart lock that can be programmed and managed from the Kwikset mobile app on compatible smartphones, within Bluetooth range of the lock. Homeowners can schedule guest access, generate and manage up to 250 user codes, and share lock management with others from the convenience of their smartphone. Aura can be locked and unlocked using the keypad, a traditional key or through the mobile app when within Bluetooth range of the lock.

“Aura is a straightforward smart lock solution for people who have not yet embraced the idea of a smart home,” says Ali Atash, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Kwikset, Spectrum Brands Inc. – Hardware & Home Improvement Division. “The smart lock offers simple lock management without platform complexities and will appeal to builders, designers and homeowners looking to add style and convenience to any door at an affordable price.” 

Top Reasons to Choose Aura:

  • Truly simplified smart lock solution designed for those just entering the smart lock and smart home space
  • Easy-to-use Kwikset app makes lock management straightforward and uncomplicated within Bluetooth range of the lock
  • Advanced security features totally unique to Kwikset deadbolts for added value

Aura features Kwikset patented SmartKey Security™, protecting against common and forced entry break-in methods like lock picking, lock bumping and torque attacks. SmartKey Security also allows homeowners, renters or landlords to reset a home’s security by re-keying locks quickly and easily; rendering lost, loaned or unreturned keys useless. 

Aura will be available for purchase in 2019 at select retailers for the suggested retail price of $149. The smart lock will be available in three finishes: Satin Nickel, Venetian Bronze and Iron Black. 

“Kwikset is creating a new type of smart lock and expanding our diverse product portfolio with the introduction of Aura,” says David Seeman, Director of National Builder Accounts, Kwikset, Spectrum Brands Inc. – Hardware & Home Improvement Division. “Aura offers convenience of lock control, when within Bluetooth range, and keyless entry without intimidating platform integrations so it’s the right fit for builders interested in a simplified smart lock.” 

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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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