Dealers Selling Kwikset® SmartCode™ Smart Locks Can Offer Customers Added Convenience of Alexa Voice Control
LAKE FOREST, CA (April 14, 2017) - Kwikset brand of Spectrum Brands, Inc. - Hardware and Home Improvement Division, the leader in residential security, announces that homeowners using Samsung SmartThings™ or Wink to control their Kwikset® SmartCode 910, 912, 914 and 916 electronic locks can now ask Alexa-enabled devices to lock their deadbolts. This feature is a result of a new API launch from Amazon that allows the control of smart locks through the SmartThings and Wink hubs.
"The integration between Kwikset and Alexa greatly simplifies the way that homeowners can interact with their locks," said Ashton Good, Kwikset Senior Product Manager, Spectrum Brands. "Homeowners can now say, ‘Alexa, lock my door,' instead of having to open an app. We're excited for Kwikset to work in cooperation with SmartThings, Wink and Amazon to greatly improve and simplify the homeowner's smart home experience, whether they are at home or away from home."
"As the demand for voice control and smart home devices continues to rise, consumers are looking for products that will work seamlessly together to make their lives more convenient," said Brett Worthington, Vice President of Global Business Development, Samsung Smart Things. "Our open platform and integration with Kwikset and Amazon Alexa will deliver just that - an experience that brings ease and simplicity to our customers' daily lives."
"Voice control has introduced both the magic and utility of the smart home to a diverse group of new consumers," said Matt McGovren, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, Wink. "Wink is excited to work with Kwikset to introduce new and meaningful connected experiences for smart lock owners nationwide."
Kwikset's SmartCode 910 is a five-digit, push-button smart lock that is ideal for homeowners looking for a more affordable and traditional keyless smart lock solution that will match any home décor. It is available in both traditional and contemporary styles and a range of finishes to complement a variety of home aesthetics.
Kwikset's SmartCode 912 is a five-digit, push-button smart lever and electronic deadbolt, featuring traditional design and easy installation. It is ideal for homeowners looking for a smart solution for an interior room, such as a home office, storage room or interior garage door, where the security of a deadbolt is not required.
Both the SmartCode 914 with its 10-button keypad and the SmartCode 916 with its extremely responsive capacitive touchscreen deliver 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 and BHMA Grade 2 Certification, ensuring top-quality and durability.
The SmartCode 916 also features Kwikset's patent-pending SecureScreen® technology. SecureScreen helps mask "smudge" attacks in which user codes can be potentially jeopardized by detecting frequently used numbers from the oily residues on the touchscreen surface.
All Kwikset SmartCode smart locks compatible with SmartThings and Wink:
Can be programmed with up to 30 user codes
Feature one-touch locking for added convenience
Are BHMA Grade 2 certified ensuring top quality and durability
Include SmartKey® security, a security feature unique to Kwikset locks that helps protect against lock picking and lock bumping
Feature a lifetime mechanical and finish warranty and a one-year electronics warranty
The Alexa skill for Kwikset SmartCode smart locks through Samsung SmartThings and Wink is available in the Alexa skills store. The new lock API launch from Amazon does not currently support the "unlock" functionality.
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.
Kwikset is part of Hardware and Home Improvement (HHI), a major manufacturer and supplier of residential locksets, residential builders' hardware and plumbing with a portfolio of renowned brands, including Kwikset®, Weiser®, Baldwin®, National Hardware®, Stanley®, Pfister™, FANAL™ 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 (National Hardware), 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 plumbing, shaving and grooming products, personal care products, small household appliances, specialty pet supplies, lawn and garden and home pest control products, personal insect repellents, and auto care products. Spectrum Brands employs over 15,000 employees worldwide and sells to the top 25 global retailers with products in more than one million stores representing 160 countries.