Schlage® Receives Three Awards for Innovative Schlage LiNK Lock/Home Management System and Brand Leadership

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Constructech Magazine Honors Schlage LiNK System for Innovation While Builder Magazine Recognizes Schlage as the Most-Used Lock Brand in the U.S.

Schlage®, the most trusted brand of door locks, announced today that it has received three prominent awards from two industry-leading homebuilding magazines, Constructech and Builder.

The Schlage LiNK System, the first and only wireless-controlled door lock/home management system, was recognized as one of Constructech's Top New Products for 2009, an award that honors the most innovative technology solutions developed for the homebuilding market. Selected by the magazine's editorial team, the Schlage LiNK System was cited for its uniqueness and overall usefulness to the residential construction industry.

Schlage LiNK keyless deadbolts and locks provide builders a significant advantage by offering homeowners the power to remotely control and monitor access to their home and home management devices 24/7 via any computer that has a high-speed Internet connection and most Web-enabled mobile phones. The Schlage LiNK deadbolts help builders deliver first-rate security and peace of mind because they are the only electronic deadbolts that have received the ANSI Grade 2 rating. Additionally, the Schlage LiNK door locks communicate via secure, fully encrypted RF signals to a Z-Wave-enabled network communications Bridge, which connects to the home's existing router.

Builders can use the Schlage LiNK to easily incorporate standard or customized home management systems into their properties. The Z-Wave Bridge can communicate with a number of Z-Wave-enabled home management devices, including lighting, IP cameras and thermostats.

Schlage LiNK System deadbolts and locks eliminate the need to carry or circulate keys. Homeowners can lock and unlock LiNK-equipped doors by entering a 4-digit code on the lock's 10-digit keypad or remotely via computer or mobile phone. They can also choose to receive e-mail or text notifications when specific user codes are entered on the lock's keypad, providing peace of mind for working parents who want to know when the kids arrive home from school. The LiNK system also makes it possible to set up temporary entry codes for day workers, such as a plumber, saving time and frustration for working families.

Builder magazine honored Schlage with two of its 2009 Brand Use Awards in the locksets/hardware category. In an extensive survey of home builders across the U.S., Schlage was identified as the leading lock brand used over the past two years, as well as the overall most-used lock brand in the category.

This year marks the ninth straight year that Schlage has received a Brand Use Award from Builder magazine. For more than 85 years, Schlage has manufactured first-rate locksets that have helped builders gain a competitive advantage by delivering professional-grade security, easy installation and unparalleled reliability.

For more information about Schlage's product offerings, visit us online at http://www.schlage.com, Facebook, Twitter and Flickr.

About Schlage & Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies
Schlage® is the leader in security devices, trusted for more than 85 years, spanning both the commercial and residential markets. Commercial grade quality is built into every Schlage® product. The brand is on the forefront of developing cutting-edge technology and innovation such as wireless security products and biometrics, among others. http://www.schlage.com

Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies is a leading global provider of products and services that make environments safe, secure and productive. The sector's market-leading products include electronic and biometric access control systems; time and attendance and personal scheduling systems; mechanical locks and portable security, door closers and exit devices, steel doors and frames, architectural hardware and technologies and services for global security markets.

Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies is a sector of Ingersoll-Rand Company Limited, a global provider of products, services and solutions to industries as diverse as transportation, manufacturing, food retailing, construction and agriculture. http://www.ingersollrand.com

About Z-Wave
Z-Wave is an award-winning, proven and interoperable wireless mesh networking technology that allows a wide array of devices in and around the home to communicate including lighting, appliances, HVAC, entertainment centers and security systems. Z-Wave brings many benefits to everyday life including remote home monitoring, home healthcare, safety and security, and energy conservation. Z-Wave certified products are currently available from leading consumer brands in more than 300 products. Z-Wave is the recipient of the Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Award in the wireless category, the CNET "Best of CES Award" in the enabling technologies category, along with PC World's World Class Award. For more information about Z-Wave, please visit http://www.z-wave.com.

About the Z-Wave Alliance
Formed in January 2005, the Z-Wave Alliance is a consortium of leading companies in the home technology space dedicated to solidifying Z-Wave as the standard for wireless home control products. The principal members include Cooper Wiring Devices, Danfoss, FAKRO, Ingersoll Rand, Intel, Leviton, Sigma Designs, Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI) and Wayne-Dalton. Its members lead the home controls market, providing leading edge products and systems that deliver increased comfort, convenience, safety and security. Z-Wave technology is the foundation of all products manufactured by the Alliance members. For more information about the Z-Wave Alliance, visit http://www.zwavealliance.org.

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