Contemporary SmartCode 914 and SmartCode 916 to Feature New Finish; Additional Aesthetic Options Highlight Kwikset’s Heightened Focus on Design
LAKE FOREST, CA (April 3, 2019) — With the introduction of a striking new Iron Black finish to its smart lock collection, Kwikset® brand of Spectrum Brands, Inc. – Hardware & Home Improvement Division, the leader in residential security, is heightening its already strong focus on lock design and aesthetics.
The contemporary versions of Kwikset’s SmartCode™ 914 Deadbolt Lock and SmartCode™ 916 Touchscreen Electronic Deadbolt will be the company’s first connected smart locks to feature the new Iron Black finish. These eye-catching devices, along with new contemporary designs of additional locks in the Kwikset smart lock collection, will be on display at ISC West 2019, April 10-12, at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas, Booth #23003.
With this new finish, in addition to the existing Polished Chrome, Satin Nickel, and Venetian Bronze finishes, Kwikset is continuing to meet customer demand for a broader range of aesthetic options.
“Kwikset is once again expanding the design and color choices available to our customers,” said Nick English, Kwikset’s North American Sales Manager, Residential Access Solutions. “Because Kwikset is the unquestioned leader in mechanical locks, we are always at the forefront of which designs and aesthetics customers are looking for. And we strive to incorporate those aesthetics into our smart lock line, as we have done with this Iron Black finish.
“With contemporary versions of our most popular locks as well as new finishes like the Iron Black, we’re highlighting our commitment to not only creating the most secure locks on the market but the most aesthetically pleasing locks as well, capable of blending with any décor.”
The contemporary SmartCode 914 and SmartCode 916 smart locks feature an updated, modern design, while continuing to utilize Kwikset’s Home Connect technology. As a result, they integrate with home security and automation systems to deliver convenience and peace of mind to homeowners with complete remote locking/unlocking via smartphones and tablets.
Both SmartCode 914 and SmartCode 916 with Home Connect technology incorporate the new Z-Wave™ 500 Series chip. The new chip provides a number of enhancements, including support for over-the-air firmware updates; extended wireless range; and robust network security and encryption. The SmartCode 916 features Kwikset’s unique SecureScreen™, which helps mask “smudge” attacks in which user codes can be potentially jeopardized by detecting frequently used numbers from the oily residues on the touchscreen surface.
MSRP for the SmartCode 914 is $199; MSRP for the SmartCode 916 is $219.
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 http://kwikset.com and http://kwiksetpresskit.com.