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SAN FRANCISCO (June 27, 2018) – Kwikset®, a brand of Spectrum Brands, Inc. – Hardware & Home Improvement Division (HHI) and #1 market share leader to homebuilders in the BUILDER Top 100 list, will showcase its contemporary smart lock portfolio to the influential builder community at PCBC 2018.


Inspired by two leading trends in 2018, contemporary design and builder adoption of home automation in new builds, Kwikset will exhibit four new contemporary smart locks that deliver elevated style without compromising on innovation and security. With these four new contemporary deadbolts, Kwikset proves its commitment to providing door hardware to builders that is stylish, secure and innovative.


New Contemporary Smart Locks on Display at PCBC 2018:


Kevo™ Contemporary: A contemporary style of Kwikset’s popular Touch-to-Open™ smart lock, Kevo Contemporary is an easy to install, modern deadbolt. The touch-to-open smart lock can be integrated with a wide range of smart home products to create a customizable smart home. Kevo Contemporary will be available in four finishes (Satin Nickel, Venetian Bronze, Polished Chrome and Iron Black) and can be paired with Kwikset’s San Clemente contemporary handleset to create a complete entryway.


Obsidian with Home Connect: Obsidian with Home Connect™ Technology is a key-free smart lock by way of its low-profile design, made to meet the needs of builders, designers and new homebuyers with interest in modern décor and smart home technology. The Z-Wave-enabled deadbolt is also available as a standalone electronic deadbolt, and both are available in Satin Nickel and Venetian Bronze finishes.


SmartCode™ 916 Contemporary: Available in three finishes, Polished Brass, Satin Nickel and Venetian Bronze, SmartCode 916 Contemporary features best-loved features like SecureScreen™ technology for secure keyless entry and touchscreen convenience, in an updated, modern design.


SmartCode™ 914 Contemporary: The 10-digit touchpad smart lock from Kwikset is a new style expansion of Kwikset’s popular SmartCode 914 smart lock. The lock features a one-touch lock button and patented SmartKey Security™ for advanced security and convenience. When paired with the Amador contemporary handleset, the sharp edges and straight lines of both products make a statement pair that fits with any front door.


“Kwikset meets the needs of our builder partners by continually expanding our diverse portfolio of smart lock solutions that are on the cutting edge of consumer demands,” says David Seeman, Director of Business Development, Spectrum Brands, Inc. – Hardware & Home Improvement Division. “With surveys indicating a preference for contemporary design among designers and homeowners alike, and the increase in builders offering smart home upgrades in their projects, Kwikset felt it was imperative to give our builder partners products that reflect both trends. Our four latest contemporary smart locks are a result our commitment to our builder partners and providing them with durable, secure and stylish door hardware.”


Visit Kwikset at booth 961 at PCBC 2018 to see San Clemente and Amador handlesets, Kevo Contemporary, Obsidian with Home Connect, SmartCode 916 Contemporary and SmartCode 914 Contemporary smart locks, and learn more about the many innovative solutions Kwikset offers to builders, remodelers, designers and architects.


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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 Security™ deadbolts, keyless entry combination locks, connected home technology, first-to-market electronic lock, Kevo™, door hardware with Microban® antimicrobial product protection 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 & 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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