KWIKSET® ANNOUNCES AVAILABILITY OF SMARTCODE 888 TOUCHPAD ELECTRONIC DEADBOLT

Lock Gives Homeowners Cost-Effective Entry into Keyless Entry, Electronic Security

LAKE FOREST, CA (April 18, 2018) - Kwikset® brand of Spectrum Brands, Inc. - Hardware & Home Improvement Division, announces the availability of its SmartCode 888 Touchpad Electronic Deadbolt, the company's newest introduction in the "entry-level" smart lock category.

Featuring a sleek, all-metal design and traditional styling, the SmartCode 888 Touchpad Electronic Deadbolt is designed to integrate with a variety of smart home systems. Featuring an easy-to-use, five-button keypad forkeyless entry, the SmartCode 888 Touchpad Electronic Deadbolt delivers convenience and peace of mind to homeowners with complete remote locking/unlocking via smartphones and tablets, as well as total home control.
The SmartCode 888 Touchpad Electronic Deadbolt has the capability to hold up to 30 distinct user codes, and the Mastercode feature provides the homeowner with improved user code management. What's more, users can view lock status and receive notification of the lock's activity.
An important feature of the SmartCode 888 is the incorporation of the new Z-Wave™ 500 Series chip. The new chip provides a number of enhancements, including extended wireless range and wireless security features that reduce the vulnerability of the network during enrollment, as well as increased battery life.
Like all Kwikset locks, the SmartCode 888 features Kwikset's patented SmartKey Security™, which protects against advanced break-in techniques. It also allows homeowners to re-key the lock themselves in seconds.
Available in three finishes (Lifetime Polished Brass, Satin Nickel, and Venetian Bronze), this lock is easily installed, replacing the existing deadbolt with just a screwdriver; no hard wiring is needed.
"The new SmartCode 888 represents a great way for homeowners to get started in the electronic lock arena," said Keith Brandon, Divisional Vice President of Residential Access Solutions, Spectrum Brands, Inc. - Hardware & Home Improvement Division. "For a very cost-effective entry price, homeowners can experience the comfort, convenience and safety of electronic security and total home control."
MSRP of the SmartCode 888 Touchpad Electronic Deadbolt is $129.
About Kwikset
Kwikset is the leading residential lock manufacturer, making homeowners feel safe since 1946. Kwikset works hard to understand the world you live in, so that we can do everything we can to protect it. The company's unwavering commitment to meeting homeowners' needs has inspired its innovative lock portfolio that includes patented SmartKey Security™ deadbolts, keyless entry combination locks, connected home technology, first-to-market electronic lock, Kevo™, door hardware with Microban® antimicrobial product protection and a wide variety of styles and finishes.
Our interior and exterior door products provide customers with the quality, technology, durability and style they want while guaranteeing the highest level of security. Headquartered in Orange County, Calif., Kwikset is part of the Hardware & Home Improvement (HHI) division of Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SPB). Kwiksetproducts are sold online and through retailers and distributors throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Australia. Visit us at www.kwikset.com and https://kwiksetpresskit.com.

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