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LAKE FOREST, CALIF. (July 10, 2012) – In response to a noticeable gap in the marketplace, Kwikset brings rustic charm to traditional and modern homes with the launch of its new Austin product family. The Austin line includes a stylish handleset, lever and deadbolt with a decorative swing cover. The new products embrace the aesthetic of transitional décor and provide sophisticated security features.

“Kwikset is thrilled to offer a rustic collection that is as secure as it is stylish,” said Krista Weigand, senior product manager, Kwikset. “Rustic design is part of American design tradition. We decided it was time to offer a new family of products that reflected this slightly more rugged, yet versatile aesthetic.

The fundamental austerity of the Austin family paired with traditional lines and decorative touches make each piece adaptable enough to be used in the most elegantly decorated estate and informal enough to easily fit into a modern family home. Austin products come in two finishes – Venetian Bronze and Satin Nickel. The Austin line is simple to install and will be available in August at a home improvement retailer near you.

Additionally, Austin keyed entry products are equipped with Kwikset SmartKey® Re-key Technology, which allows homeowners to re-key their locks in seconds, without removing the lock from the door. SmartKey locks are incredibly secure and have passed the most stringent lock picking standards. Additionally, the patented BumpGuard™ technology provides superior protection against lock bumping. Austin products come with a lifetime warranty ensuring your home will be safe and secure indefinitely.

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About Kwikset

The Stanley Black & Decker Hardware and Home Improvement Group (HHI) is part of the company’s Mechanical Access Solutions division.HHI develops, manufactures, markets and sells builders’ hardware, residential and commercial door hardware, kitchen and bath faucets, shower systems and bath accessories under the Stanley®, National Hardware®, Kwikset®, Weiser ®, Baldwin ®, and Pfister® brands. Headquartered in Orange County, Calif., HHI has a global sales force and operates manufacturing and distribution facilities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Asia. For more information, visit

Stanley Black & Decker, an S&P 500 company, is a diversified global provider of hand tools, power tools and related accessories, mechanical access solutions and electronic security solutions, engineered fastening systems, and more.

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