Modern Design Enhances Aesthetic of Industry’s Leading Wireless, Access Control Locks
LAS VEGAS, January 9, 2018 – At CES 2018, Kwikset® brand of Spectrum Brands, Inc. – Hardware & Home Improvement Division, the leader in residential security, will showcase contemporary versions of the company’s popular traditional deadbolts: the SmartCodeÔ 914 Deadbolt Lock and SmartCodeÔ 916 Touchscreen Electronic Deadbolt.
With their updated, modern designs, these new stylish versions of the industry’s leading wireless, access control locks continue to utilize Kwikset’s Home ConnectÔ 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.
The new versions of the 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 extended wireless range and wireless security features that reduce the vulnerability of the network during enrollment, as well as increased battery life.
Said Keith Brandon, Divisional Vice President of Residential Access Solutions, Spectrum Brands, Inc. – Hardware & Home Improvement Division, “These exciting additions to the SmartCode line exemplify Kwikset’s commitment to not only meeting customer demand for convenience-enhancing technology, security and innovation, but also providing a wide array of aesthetic options.”
Both the SmartCode 914 with its 10-button keypad and the SmartCode 916 with its responsive capacitive touchscreen offer the convenience of features like keyless entry and dedicated one-touch locking, as well as the security of an all-metal, tamper-resistant interior escutcheon, ensuring top-quality and durability.
The SmartCode 916 also features Kwikset’s unique SecureScreen™, which helps mask “smudge” attacks in which users codes can be potentially jeopardized by detecting frequently used numbers from the oily residues on the touchscreen surface.
Both locks are available in three finishes: Lifetime Polished Brass, Satin Nickel, and Venetian Bronze. MSRP for the SmartCode 914 is $199; MSRP for the SmartCode 916 is $229.
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 www.kwikset.com and https://kwiksetpresskit.com.