KWIKSET SMARTCODE LOCKS WITH HOME CONNECT JOIN STAPLES CONNECT LINE-UP

Staples Connect™ Customers Now Have Access to Premier Residential Lock For Security, Safety, and Convenience

LAKE FOREST, CA (July 16, 2014) - Kwikset, the leader in residential security, announces that its extensive line of SmartCode™ Electronic Deadbolt locks with Home Connect™ technology is now supported by Staples Connect™, the retailer's popular connected home initiative.


Staples Connect consists of a multi-platform app and a universal hub that allows multiple devices to communicate with each other, creating a "smart home" scenario that provides users with a high level of comfort, convenience and safety. Combined with Kwikset's SmartCode Z-Wave locks, Staples Connect users will be able to lock and unlock doors remotely via any web-enabled device, from virtually anywhere in the world. Additionally, customized entry scenes can be created through individual codes for family members, neighbors and service providers.

Kwikset Z-Wave Contemporary Deadbolts, Arched Deadbolts, and Lever Locks - all equipped with Home Connect technology to operate with the Staples Connect Hub - are available for purchase at www.staples.com/Safety-Monitoring/cat_CL211416.

The Staples Connect hub is manufactured by Linksys® and uses embedded software from Zonoff™ to communicate with supported Z-Wave®, Lutron Clear Connect™, and Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n) devices.

Other features of Home Connect technology include the ability to check lock status remotely; assign names to user codes for notifications via email or text with the lock's activity; and remotely add or delete access codes.

Other features of the SmartCode locks include: the ease of one-touch programming; Kwikset's patented SmartKey® re-key technology, that allows homeowners to re-key their locks in seconds without having to remove the lock from the door; and BumpGuard™ technology that protects homeowners from lock bumping;.

"We're very pleased to be a part of the Staples Connect initiative," said Keith Brandon, director of Residential Access Solutions for Kwikset. "Our SmartCode Z-Wave locks provide homeowners the convenience and safety features that are central to the concept of today's smart home. Working in conjunction with Staples Connect creates a powerful combination that we expect will be well-received in the smart home market."

"We are committed to working with Staples and companies like Kwikset to deliver the most comprehensive ecosystem of connected devices to the mass market," said Mike Harris, CEO of Zonoff. "Security and peace of mind is key to driving adoption of connected home and office technology among families, business owners, and homeowners. The addition of Kwikset's SmartCode Z-Wave locks to the Staples Connect ecosystem ensures a broad range of security solutions to fit the unique needs of each individual customer."

About Kwikset

Kwikset (www.kwikset.com), the leader in residential security, manufactures and markets a complete line of door locks and door hardware, including door knobs, door levers, deadbolts, handlesets, pocket door hardware and electronic keyless entry locks for residential and light commercial applications. Kwikset's SmartCode™ locks with Home Connect™ technology are the industry's leading wireless, access control lock solution for the smart home.

About HHI

Kwikset is part of Hardware and Home Improvement (HHI), a major manufacturer and supplier of residential locksets, residential builders' hardware and faucets with a portfolio of renowned brands, including Kwikset®, Weiser®, Baldwin®, National Hardware®, Stanley®, FANAL®, Pfister™ and EZSET®. HHI is a leader in its key markets with #1 positions in U.S. residential locksets (Kwikset), Canada residential locksets (Weiser), U.S. luxury locksets (Baldwin), and U.S. builders' hardware (Stanley-National Hardware), #2 in Mexico residential hardware (Fanal), and #3 in U.S. retail plumbing (Pfister). Headquartered in Orange County, California, HHI has a global sales force and operates manufacturing and distribution facilities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Asia. HHI is a division of Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SPB).

About Spectrum Brands

Spectrum Brands is a global, diversified consumer products company and a leading supplier of consumer batteries, residential locksets, residential builders' hardware and faucets, shaving and grooming products, personal care products, small household appliances, specialty pet supplies, lawn and garden and home pest control products, and personal insect repellents. Spectrum Brands employs over 13,500 employees worldwide and sells to the top 25 global retailers with products in more than one million stores representing 140 countries.

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