With SmartCode 914, Comcast Customers Can Remotely Lock Or Unlock Doors Using Xfinity Home App Or Via A Smartphone, Tablet Or Computer
LAKE FOREST, CA (April 8, 2015) - Kwikset, the leader in residential security, announces that its SmartCode 914 Touchpad Electronic Deadbolt with Home Connect technology has been added to Comcast's Xfinity Home platform. The first lock included in Xfinity Home, the SmartCode 914 deadbolt will allow customers to lock and unlock their doors remotely by using the Xfinity Home app or via their Internet-connected smartphone, tablet or computer.
Kwikset's SmartCode 914 deadbolt with Home Connect technology integrates with home security and automation systems, allowing the locks to communicate with other wireless products in the home including a touch screen controller, indoor and outdoor cameras, light switches, motion sensors, thermostats, water detectors and more. The SmartCode 914 also offers the aesthetic benefits of a best-in-class reduced interior size.
Said Daniel Herscovici, SVP and GM of Xfinity Home, "The SmartCode 914 provides a host of new use-cases and benefits to people with connected homes. For example, our customers will now be able to get in and out of their homes without carrying their keys. They can also let neighbors, friends, or the dog-walker into the house when they are not home."
"We are constantly evaluating new products and features to add to our growing number of devices for home security and automation," Herscovici continued. "With its unique features and functionality, it was clear that the SmartCode 914 was a natural fit for our Xfinity Home platform."
Keith Brandon, Kwikset's Director of Residential Access Solutions, commented, "We are excited to partner with market-leading brands like Xfinity Home, a solution that is bringing the next generation of home security technology to today's homeowners."
Other features of Kwikset's SmartCode locks with Home Connect technology include: 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; BumpGuard technology that protects homeowners from lock bumping; the ease of one-touch locking; and the ability to integrate with the widest variety of wireless security and home automation platforms in the industry.
The SmartCode 914 is just one piece of the Xfinity Home service. In addition to smart locks, Xfinity customers can control their home thermostat, lights, security system, and more. For example, outdoor cameras let homeowners watch the front door to see if a package has been delivered. And between the Xfinity Home app for mobile devices, the app for the X1 platform, and the Xfinity Home portal inside the house, users can manage their settings from almost anywhere.
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 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 15,000 employees worldwide and sells to the top 25 global retailers with products in more than one million stores representing 160 countries.
About Comcast Cable
Comcast Cable is the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses. Comcast has invested in technology to build an advanced network that delivers among the fastest broadband speeds, and brings customers personalized video, communications and home management offerings. Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is a global media and technology company. Visit http://www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.