LAKE FOREST, CA (September 5, 2018) – Kwikset® brand of Spectrum Brands, Inc. – Hardware & Home Improvement Division, will be showcasing Control4 versions of two of its newest smart locks at CEDIA 2018, September 5-8, in San Diego. In addition, the company will also display a unique Control4 version of its Signature Series Deadbolt that offers two separate installation options.
The introduction of three new Control4 SKU’s demonstrates Kwikset’s commitment to the popular Control4 platform, a platform that interoperates with over 12,000 third-party consumer electronics products.
Joining Kwikset’s stable of Z-Wave- and ZigBee-based locks, this wave of Control4 SKU’s was created for homeowners seeking the peace of mind of a Home Connect solution and already using or considering a Control4 Smart Home.
Following are the Control4 locks Kwikset will be showing at CEDIA 2018:
Signature Series Deadbolt
Utilizing the popular Kwikset single-cylinder deadbolt as its foundation, this keypad-less lock offers a new, discreet way to connect to the home. In fact, the Control4-ready Kwikset Signature Series Deadbolt is ideal for consumers who prefer the aesthetics of a traditional deadbolt but desire the discreet security of a smart lock.
The new Control4 version enables true remote locking and unlocking from anywhere in the world, using the Control4 OS or Control4 App on a smartphone, tablet or internet connected device. Users can receive notifications of the lock’s activity, as well as creating customized scenes within the home. A unique feature of the Control4-ready is the two installation possibilities available to homeowners: replacing the entire deadbolt, or replacing just the interior of the current door lock to convert it into a smart lock. In the latter mode, it is compatible with select, single-cylinder deadbolts including Kwikset, Weiser, Schlage, and Baldwin.
Obsidian™ Touchscreen Smart Lock
™ is a visually striking, low-profile touchscreen electronic deadbolt featuring “game changing” design. Named after a dark, glasslike volcanic rock, Obsidian merges a sleek and modern exterior; a class-leading, minimal, all-metal interior; and advanced mechanical and electronic security features. Eliminating the keyway also removes the threat of “lock picking” and “lock bumping,” attacks using special keys to defeat conventional pin and tumbler locks. Obsidian also includes Kwikset’s patented SecureScreen™ to help mask “smudge” attacks, in which passcodes can potentially be jeopardized.
SmartCode™ 916 Touchscreen Electronic Deadbolt (Contemporary Version)
With its updated, modern design, this new contemporary version of the SmartCode 916
, the industry’s leading wireless, access control deadbolts, continue to deliver convenience and peace of mind to homeowners with complete remote locking/unlocking via smartphones and tablets. The contemporary style expands the range of design choices for the consumer.
“With the introduction of these three new locks, we’re showing our commitment to the Control4 platform and to the consumers who are either currently using it or are planning to use it,” said Keith Brandon, Division Vice President of Residential Access Solutions, Spectrum Brands, Inc. – Hardware & Home Improvement Division. “There’s no doubt that the platform is growing in popularity, and we want to ensure that we are addressing the needs of these loyal customers, as well as future adopters.
MSRP for all three locks is subject to Control4 dealer pricing. Availability for the three new locks is as follows:
- Signature Series Deadbolt: Currently available
- Obsidian: CY2019
- SmartCode 916 CNT: CY2019
Kwikset is the leading manufacturer of residential locks - both mechanical and “smart” locks - making homeowners feel safe since 1946. The company’s unwavering commitment to meeting homeowners’ needs in terms of innovation, durability, style and security has inspired its extensive lock portfolio that includes patented SmartKey Security™ deadbolts, keyless entry combination locks, touchscreen locks with SecureScreen™ technology to thwart “smudge attacks, first-to-market smart lock Kevo™, door hardware with Microban® antimicrobial product protection, and a wide variety of styles and finishes. Kwikset locks with Home Connect™ Technology work together with the most popular smart home platforms, including Z-Wave, Zigbee, and Control4.
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