SmartCode 888 Touchpad Is Newest Offering; All Will Be Available In Q2 and Q3 of 2017
LAS VEGAS (April 13, 2017) - Kwikset brand of Spectrum Brands, Inc. - Hardware and Home Improvement Division, showcased its five newest residential lock products at ISC West 2017, April 5-7, at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas.
All of the featured locks, which will be available in Q2 and Q3 of 2017, offer new levels of security and convenience, as well as an emphasis on Kwikset's commitment to style and design. They will also be among the first locks on the market to feature the new Z-Wave™ 500 Series chipset, which offers a number of enhancements including extended wireless range and wireless security features to remove the vulnerability of the network during enrollment.
Highlighting the product lineup was the SmartCode 888 Touchpad Electronic Deadbolt. This stylish and contemporary version of Kwikset's popular SmartCode 5-Button Deadbolt has been designed to integrate with select smart home systems. Featuring the new Z-WaveÔ 500 wireless technology and with the capability to hold up to 30 distinct user codes, the SmartCode 888 delivers convenience and peace of mind to homeowners with complete remote locking/unlocking via smartphones and tablets, as well as total home control. The other products included:
Obsidian, A visually striking, low-profile touchscreen electronic deadbolt delivering "game changing" design; Kwikset's first keywayless deadbolt.
Kwikset Convert (Z-Wave Smart Lock Conversion Kit), which will turn mechanical locks - even non-Kwikset locks - into smart, electronic locks.
Contemporary Version of Kwikset's SmartCode 914 Deadbolt with Home Connect
Contemporary Version of Kwikset's SmartCode 916 Touchscreen Electronic Deadbolt
Obsidian delivers a sleek, modern lock with advanced residential protection that is expected to be a design "game changer." The lock merges a sleek and modern exterior; a class-leading, minimal, all-metal interior; and advanced mechanical and electronic security features. The removal of the keyway takes away the threat of "lock picking" and "lock bumping," attacks using specially cut keys to defeat conventional pin and tumbler locks.
In the unlikely event the four AA batteries run out of power, backup power can be supplied via a 9V battery by touching terminals that are concealed so as not to detract from the contemporary appearance. Obsidian also includes Kwikset's patented SecureScreen™ technology, an important feature that can help mask so-called "smudge" attacks.
Kwikset Convert (Z-Wave™ Smart Lock Conversion Kit), which replaces the interior half of an existing lock, brings the convenience of keyless entry and home automation to new consumer audiences. The new kit will appeal to design-driven homeowners who want a smarter lock but want to maintain the style of the front door or match the current handleset, and don't want to change the existing deadbolt.
In conjunction with any one of a wide variety of Z-Wave-based home automation systems, the new Conversion Kit utilizes the Z-Wave wireless protocol to enable true remote locking and unlocking. As a result, users will be capable of remotely accessing and controlling the lock from anywhere in the world, using a smartphone, tablet or Internet-connected device.
Available in Brass, Venetian Bronze, and Satin Nickel, the traditional style of the Kwikset Convert will complement the décor of most homes. The kit can be used on Kwikset®, Baldwin®, Weiser® and Schlage® products.
CONTEMPORARY SMARTCODE 914 & 916
Kwikset has also addressed the needs of style-conscious consumers with contemporary versions of the company's traditional deadbolts, the SmartCodeÔ 914 Touchpad Electronic Deadbolt and SmartCodeÔ 916 Touchscreen Electronic Deadbolt. These modern locks integrate with home security and automation systems to deliver convenience and peace of mind to homeowners with remote locking/unlocking via smartphones and tablets.
All of the new locks will be available during the 2nd half of 2017. MSRP pricing for each lock is as follows:
Obsidian with Home Connect technology: $229
Kwikset Convert (Z-Wave Smart Lock Conversion Kit): $129
Contemporary SmartCode 914: $199
Contemporary SmartCode 916: $229
SmartCode 888: TBD
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 division of Spectrum Brands, Inc. HHI is 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 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.