Kwikset Expands Z-Wave Product Family with the Availability of the SmartCode Lever with Home Connect Technology

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The Kwikset SmartCode Lever with Home Connect Technology provides homeowners with a remotely accessible lever for greater access control and security to internal and external entryways. Homeowners using this lever can lock their door from virtually anywhere using a Web-enabled cell phone or the Internet.

The Kwikset SmartCode Lever with Home Connect Technology provides a great design complement on interior entryways, while also providing protection to some of the home’s most private or trusted areas

Kwikset® today announced the availability of the Kwikset SmartCode™ Lever with Home Connect™ Technology featuring Z-Wave, thus filling out Kwikset’s Z-Wave product offering and providing homeowners with the ability to create a complete, consistent, and stylish home access control solution – both inside and out. Previewed earlier this year at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, this keyless, touchpad lever design – like its deadbolt predecessor – was developed for interoperability with home automation and security systems.

This SmartCode Lever is useful on both internal and external entryways. For many homes, the door between the garage and the home is single bored and cannot accommodate a deadbolt. The Kwikset SmartCode Lever with Home Connect Technology, however, can be installed on a single bored door to provide improved security and remote access that could not be achieved otherwise. Homeowners using this lever can lock their door from virtually anywhere using a Web-enabled cell phone or the Internet.    

“The Kwikset SmartCode Lever with Home Connect Technology provides a great design complement on interior entryways, while also providing protection to some of the home’s most private or trusted areas: a home office with personal financial and legal information; a wine cellar; or even a valuables closet that needs to be secured,” said Keith Brandon, group product manager, Residential Access Solutions, Kwikset. “Concerned homeowners can be notified via text or email regarding exactly who is entering these personal spaces.”

Kwikset’s Home Connect Technology-enabled products offer true, one touch locking for added convenience and have the ability to speak wirelessly with other home electronics, such as lighting, thermostats and entertainment system(s) for total home control and personalization. Available in three finishes – Satin Nickel, Polished Brass and Venetian Bronze – they complement and easily replace any existing door hardware and operate on four AA batteries – eliminating the need for hardwiring. The wireless communication remains secure by utilizing 128-bit encryption.

The Kwikset SmartCode Deadbolt with Home Connect Technology has won many awards since its introduction in 2009. This year, the SmartCode Lever with Home Connect Technology is a finalist in the 2010 CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles®, Manufacturers’ Excellence Awards for the “Best New Product.” Winners will be announced this week at CEDIA Expo in Atlanta.

Kwikset, as part of Stanley Black & Decker, is a member of both ZigBee and Z-Wave Alliances, and has a SmartCode Deadbolt and Lever with Home Connect Technology featuring Zigbee currently available. For more information on Kwikset’s complete line of products featuring Home Connect Technology and where to buy, please visit http://www.kwikset.com/wirelesslocks.

Revolutionary SmartKey® Built-In

Kwikset’s SmartCode with Home Connect Technology products feature the revolutionary SmartKey® re-key technology with BumpGuard™ protection as the back-up keyway. Introduced in 2007, SmartKey is the first affordable residential lock that allows homeowners to quickly and easily re-key their lock(s) themselves in a matter of seconds and without removal from the door, for improved access control and home security.

About Kwikset

Stanley Black & Decker, an S&P 500 company, is a diversified global provider of hand tools, power tools and related accessories, mechanical access solutions and electronic security solutions, engineered fastening systems, and more.

The Stanley Black & Decker Hardware and Home Improvement Group (HHI) is part of the company’s Mechanical Access Solutions division. HHI develops, manufactures, markets and sells builders’ hardware, residential and commercial door hardware, kitchen and bath faucets, shower systems and bath accessories under the Stanley®, National Hardware®, Kwikset®, Weiser ®, Baldwin ®, and Price Pfister® brands. Headquartered in Orange County, Calif., HHI has a global sales force and operates manufacturing and distribution facilities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Asia.

CEDIA Expo booth: Black & Decker – 5042

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