KWIKSET UNVEILS CONTROL4-READY SIGNATURE SERIES MOTORIZED DEADBOLT WITH HOME CONNECT™ TECHNOLOGY

Provides Control4 Users Access to True Remote Locking and Unlocking; Two Installation Options Provides Ultimate Flexibility

LAKE FOREST, CA (September 13, 2018) - Kwikset brand of Spectrum Brands, Inc. - Hardware and Home Improvement Division, the leader in residential security, announces the availability of a new Control4 version of its Signature Series Deadbolt with Home Connect™. Utilizing the popular Kwikset single-cylinder deadbolt as its foundation, this keypad-less lock is ideal for homeowners seeking the safety and peace of mind of a Home Connect solution who are already using or are considering a Control4 Smart Home.

As a Connects with Control4 certified partner, the new version for Control4 enables true remote locking and unlocking, allowing homeowners to access and control the lock from anywhere in the world, using the Control4 OS or Control4 App on a smartphone, tablet or internet connected device. As a result, they can lock a door while traveling for work or vacation, and can also remotely provide access to their home to service providers, guests or other family members. Users can also receive notifications of the lock's activity, as well as creating customized scenes within the home.
A new, discreet way to connect to the home, the Control4-ready Kwikset Signature Series Deadbolt is ideal for consumers uncomfortable with keypad entry or who prefer the aesthetics of a traditional deadbolt. Besides its use as a highly secure front-door lock, it can also be a great solution for extending connectivity to side and back doors.
A unique feature of the Control4-ready is the two installation possibilities available to homeowners:
 Replace the Entire Deadbolt: Users can change out both the interior and exterior of their current door lock to gain a smart lock. In this mode, the lock provides Kwikset's patented SmartKey Security™, which protects against advanced break-in techniques. It also allows homeowners to re-key the lock themselves in seconds. Traditional key functionality as a backup is also available.
 Convert Installation Application: Users can replace just the interior of the current door lock to convert it into a smart lock, maintaining the aesthetics of the current lock exterior. In this mode it is compatible with select, single-cylinder deadbolts including Kwikset, Weiser, Schlage, and Baldwin.
Keith Brandon, Kwikset's Divisional Vice President - Residential Access Solutions (RAS) Sales and Marketing, noted that this new version for Control4 is a natural extension of one of the company's most popular locks.
"The Signature Series Deadbolt has become an extremely popular, affordable lock that brings homeowners the convenience of remote locking and unlocking from anywhere in the world," he said. "It made perfect sense to bring this convenience and security to the users of Control4, a well-established smart home platform that is experiencing its own level of significant growth."
The Signature Series Deadbolt with Home Connect also features: BHMA Grade 2 Certification, ensuring top quality durability; UL Certification with a 20-minute fire rating; and full 128-bit encryption security. In addition, the lock's revolutionary tapered deadbolt design enables misaligned doors to lock without pulling and pushing a door shut.
Remarkably easy to install, the new deadbolts require just a screwdriver, need no hard wiring, and operate on 4 AA batteries that will last for approximately one year.
MSRP for the Control4 Signature Series Deadbolt with Home Connect is $199 USD. The locks will be available through Control4 Dealers. Dealers can be located through https://www.control4.com/dealer_locator.

About Kwikset
Kwikset is the leading manufacturer of residential locks - both mechanical and "smart" locks - making homeowners feel safe since 1946. The company's unwavering commitment to meeting homeowners' needs in terms of innovation, durability, style and security has inspired its extensive lock portfolio that includes patented SmartKey Security™ deadbolts, keyless entry combination locks, touchscreen locks with SecureScreen™ technology to thwart "smudge attacks, first-to-market smart lock Kevo™, door hardware with Microban® antimicrobial product protection, and a wide variety of styles and finishes. Kwikset locks with Home Connect™ Technology work together with the most popular smart home platforms, including Z-Wave, Zigbee, and Control4.
Headquartered in Orange County, Calif., Kwikset is part of the Hardware & Home Improvement (HHI) division of Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SPB). Kwikset products 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.

About Control4
Control4 is a leading global provider of automation and networking systems for homes and businesses, offering personalized control of lighting, music, video, comfort, security, communications, and more into a unified smart home system that enhances the daily lives of its consumers. Control4 unlocks the potential of connected devices, making networks more robust, entertainment systems easier to use, homes more comfortable and energy efficient, and provides families more peace of mind. Today, every home and business needs automation horsepower and a high-performance network to manage the increasing number of connected devices. The Control4 platform interoperates with nearly 11,000 third-party consumer electronics products, ensuring an ever-expanding ecosystem of devices will work together. Control4 is now available in 100 countries. Leveraging a professional distribution channel that includes over 5,300 custom integrators, retailers, and distributors authorized to sell the full-line of Control4 products, Pakedge branded networking solutions and Triad Speakers, Control4 is delivering intelligent solutions for consumers, major consumer electronics companies, hotels, and businesses around the world.

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