Kwikset introduces new Z-Wave deadbolt
I’m sure I missed a lot of news by not being able to make it to CES this year. One of these things, and I know I would have seen it close up because I always stop by the Kwikset booth, is their new Z-Wave deadbolt. Frankly, I think it looks great and I was really happy with my Kwikset locks, so I’m sure it will be a solid addition to their home automation (HA) lock portfolio.
KWIKSET SHOWCASES SIGNATURE SERIES MOTORIZED DEADBOLT WITH HOME CONNECT™ AT CES 2016
Ideal Lock for Entry into Smart Home Market: Homeowners Can Access Their Lock
From Anywhere Through Their Smartphone, Tablet or Internet Connected Device
(LAS VEGAS) — Kwikset, the leader in residential security, showcased its new line of Signature Series Deadbolt Locks with Home Connect™ technology at CES 2016 in Las Vegas, January 6-9. Utilizing the popular Kwikset single-cylinder deadbolt as its foundation, this is the ideal lock for the first-time homebuyer or homeowners who want to experience the safety and peace of mind of a Home Connect solution.
The new motorized deadbolts utilize the Z-Wave™ wireless protocol to enable true remote locking and unlocking. This allows homeowners to remotely access and control the lock from anywhere in the world, using 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 of this new lock can also attain valuable information through their smart phone, and have the peace of mind of knowing whether a door is locked or unlocked.
Kwikset’s Signature Series Deadbolt with Home Connect offers other advanced features for maximum security and convenience, including Kwikset’s patented SmartKey® re-key technology, allowing homeowners to re-key their locks in seconds without removing the lock from the door; and BumpGuard™ technology that protects homeowners from lock bumping. Plus the lock’s revolutionary tapered deadbolt design enables misaligned doors to lock without pulling and pushing a door shut.
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. Remarkably easy to install, Kwikset’s Signature Series Deadbolts with Home Connect replace existing door hardware with just a screwdriver, requires no hard wiring, and operate on 4 AA batteries that will last for approximately one year.
MSRP for the Signature Series with Home Connect is $149. It is currently available through security and consumer electronics professional distribution outlets.
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, 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.