Kwikset News

Kwikset announces availability of the Home Connect 620 connected smart lock with Z-Wave 700 Series chip

Kwikset, brand of Spectrum Brands, Inc. - Hardware & Home Improvement division, the globally renowned company in residential security solutions, announced the availability of the Home Connect 620, the company’s newest Z-Wave connected smart lock. Home Connect 620 smart lock The Home Connect 620, which offers a 10-button keypad with one-touch locking, is Kwikset’s first smart lock in the ‘Home Connect’ line. It is also the company’s first lock, featuring the la...

ASSA ABLOY announces the acquisition of Hardware and Home Improvement (HHI) division of Spectrum Brands

ASSA ABLOY has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Hardware and Home Improvement (HHI) division of Spectrum Brands (SPB) for a purchase price of MUSD 4,300 on a cash and debt free basis. Spectrum Brands’ Hardware and Home Improvement (HHI) division is a renowned provider of security, plumbing, and builders’ hardware products to the North American residential segment, with a diversified product offering of locksets, faucets, and builders´ hardware. Hardware and Home I...

CES 2020 to focus on security’s intersection with consumer electronics

Security’s intersection with consumer electronics is on view at CES 2020, the world’s largest technology event, Jan. 7-10 in Las Vegas. The giant show features more than 170,000 attendees, 4,500 exhibitors and 1,100 industry thought-leaders featured on the CES stage. A range of technologies will be on display, from artificial intelligence (AI) to 5G, vehicle technology to AR/VR (augmented and virtual reality), robotics to home automation. Security plays a prominent role, too.The imp...

Kwikset introduces Control4 compatibility to its Obsidian Electronic Touchscreen Deadbolt

Kwikset® brand of Spectrum Brands, Inc. – hardware & home improvement division, the pioneer in residential security, introduces Control4® compatibility to its Obsidian™ Electronic Touchscreen Deadbolt with Home Connect™ and the contemporary version of the SmartCode™ 916 Touchscreen Electronic Deadbolt. The new locks were shown at the Control4 booth (#3013) at CEDIA 2019 in Denver. In response to increased dealer demand for Control4 compatibility, two of Kwiks...

Kwikset announces release of first commercial grade electronic lever, SmartCode 955

The Kwikset brand of Spectrum Brands, Inc. – Hardware & Home Improvement Division, announces the launch of SmartCode 955. Functioning as a commercial grade electronic lever, SmartCode 955 provides advanced security, strength and durability. It is the first commercial grade electronic lever from Kwikset - U.S. door hardware manufacturer - designed to serve the security needs of facility managers, residential and commercial property owners, and small business owners. SmartCode 955 elect...

Kwikset updates line of smart connected locks with new Iron Black finish

With the introduction of a striking new Iron Black finish to its smart lock collection, Kwikset brand of Spectrum Brands, Inc. – Hardware & Home Improvement Division, is heightening its already strong focus on lock design and aesthetics. The contemporary versions of Kwikset’s SmartCode 914 Deadbolt Lock and SmartCode 916 Touchscreen Electronic Deadbolt will be the first connected locks to feature the new Iron Black finish. With this new finish, in addition to the existing Polis...

Kwikset releases high-tech next-gen Signature Series Deadbolt with Home Connect

Kwikset brand of Spectrum Brands, Inc. – Hardware & Home Improvement Division, globally renowned residential security solutions firm, has introduced the next generation of its popular Signature Series Deadbolt with Home Connect. Signature Series Deadbolt with Home Connect Available in both traditional (round) and contemporary (square) models like the original version, the new Signature Series Deadbolt (2nd Generation) with Home Connect will feature two significant upgrades: The lo...

Why DIY does not spell doom for professional security installers

There’s no question that the popularity of Do-It-Yourself (DIY) security and home automation products is on the rise. The reasons for the growth in DIY sales are numerous, including increased awareness of home automation products, fast set-up, limited (if any) installation costs, and interoperability with other smart security products. In fact, with the parallel rise of smart home hubs like Alexa and Google Home, many people are opting to attempt the set-up of smart home devices without an...

Kwikset secures D.R. Horton homes by providing SmartCode 888 Deadbolt Lock

Kwikset brand of Spectrum Brands, Inc. – Hardware & Home Improvement Division, announces that its SmartCode 888 Deadbolt Lock was chosen to become part of the new Home is Connected smart home system from D.R. Horton, Inc. The inclusion of Kwikset’s SmartCode 888 in the system was based on its value (great functionality at an entry-level price), reliability, and high degree of security. Incorporating the latest Z-Wave 500 chipset, the SmartCode 888 offers keyless entry through a...

Kwikset and Building Homes for Heroes celebrate five years of partnership, support and cooperation

Five years ago, Kwikset brand of Spectrum Brands, Inc. – Hardware & Home Improvement Division became involved with Building Homes for Heroes (BHH), a non-profit organisation that builds homes from the ground up or modifies existing homes to meet the needs of war veterans with severe wounds and disabilities. Providing key-free access Through this association, Kwikset committed to supplying a full complement of locks and door hardware to outfit the mortgage-free homes the organisation...

Innovation dominates CES 2019 in new security technologies

Security is among the defining topics at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2019 this week in Las Vegas. More than 4,500 exhibiting companies are participating, including some 1,200 startups, highlighting the next wave of innovation in consumer electronics – and security. Twenty-four product categories at CES feature solutions to transform how consumers live, work and play. Technologies being highlighted include 5G connectivity, artificial intelligence (AI), augmented and virtual reality...

Kwikset unveils Control4 version of its Signature Series Deadbolt with Home Connect technology

Kwikset, a brand of Spectrum Brands, Inc. – Hardware and Home Improvement Division, global residential security solutions provider, announced the availability of a new Control4 version of its Signature Series Deadbolt with Home Connect. Utilising 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. Remote l...

KWIKSET unveils Control4-ready Signature Series motorised deadbolt with Home Connect Technology

Kwikset brand of Spectrum Brands, Inc., Hardware and Home Improvement Division, global provider of residential security systems, announces a new Control4 version of its Signature Series Deadbolt with Home Connect. Utilising 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. Control4 Signature Series Deadbolt K...

Kwikset releases SmartCode 914 and SmartCode 916 deadbolts with Z-Wave 500 series chip

Kwikset brand of Spectrum Brands, Inc. – Hardware & Home Improvement Division, provider of residential security, announces the availability of the contemporary versions of the company’s popular traditional deadbolts: the SmartCode 914 Deadbolt Lock and SmartCode 916 Touchscreen Electronic Deadbolt. With their updated, modern designs, these new stylish versions of the industry’s leading wireless, access control locks continue to utilise Kwikset’s Home Connect technolo...

Kwikset announces Obsidian, a keyless deadbolt with advanced security & locking features

Kwikset brand of Spectrum Brands, Inc. – Hardware & Home Improvement Division, a premier provider of residential security, announces the availability of Obsidian, a visually striking, low-profile touchscreen electronic deadbolt featuring “game changing” design. Obsidian deadbolts exemplify Kwikset’s commitment to combining modern design with a high level of security. Named after a dark, glasslike volcanic rock, Obsidian merges a sleek and modern exterior; a minimal,...

KWIKSET unveil convert Z-Wave Smart Lock Conversion Kit

Kwikset brand of Spectrum Brands, Inc. – Hardware & Home Improvement Division, global provider of residential security solutions, announced the availability of its Kwikset Convert locksets, its new Z-Wave Smart Lock Conversion Kit. Z-Wave Smart Lock Conversion Kit Kwikset Convert will turn mechanical locks, even non-Kwikset locks, into smart, electronic locks. The Conversion Kit replaces the interior half of an existing lock without changing the exterior. Consequently, Kwikset Conve...

Kwikset announces availability of SmartCode 888 Touchpad Electronic Deadbolt

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 for keyless entr...

Kwikset showcases five new electronic door locks at ISC West 2018

Without question, ‘innovation’ is the word that comes to mind when Kwikset brand of Spectrum Brands, Inc. – Hardware & Home Improvement Division, showcases five new locks at ISC West 2018, April 11-13 in La Vegas. From keyless entry to smart-lock conversion kits and Z-Wave chipsets with improved wireless range, the five new locks paint a picture of a company that is placing a premium not only on innovation but forward-looking design, progressive technology and, of course,...

How smart access control will improve rental and landlord security

Until recently, the convenience and security of “smart” electronic locks have been exclusively enjoyed by owners of homes, with renters largely being left out in the cold. Locked out by the temporary nature of their living arrangement, and not allowed to make structural changes to their temporary abodes, these renters have been unable to enjoy the many benefits of these connected devices. But today, smart lock capabilities are becoming available to renters and rental property owners...

Comcast Works with Xfinity Program adds additional Kwikset Door Locks with Home Connect Technology

Comcast has announced that it has expanded its relationship with the Kwikset brand of Spectrum Brands, Inc. and has integrated three additional best-in-class smart locks into its Works with the Xfinity programme. Now Xfinity Home customers can choose from four Kwikset door locks with Home Connect™ technology to remotely control access into and out of their homes. “For many of our customers, connected door locks can help provide peace of mind and save time during the course of their...

Kwikset teams up with Amazon to offer Amazon Key smart lock solutions

Kwikset®, a residential door hardware brand in the U.S. and part of the Hardware and Home Improvement (HHI) division of Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. has teamed up with Amazon to offer renters and homeowners two smart lock solutions to choose from when purchasing an Amazon Key In-Home Kit. Secure home access Amazon Key is a new service from Amazon that allows Prime members in 37 cities and surrounding areas across the U.S. to receive in-home delivery and grant secure home access for guest...

Kwikset launches new Z-Wave Smart Lock Conversion Kit for keyless entry and home automation

Kwikset brand of Spectrum Brands Inc., the provider of residential security, announces Kwikset Convert, the company’s new Z-Wave Smart Lock Conversion Kit. The kit will turn mechanical locks – even non-Kwikset locks – into smart, electronic locks, bringing the convenience of keyless entry and home automation to new consumer audiences. Kwikset Convert The Conversion Kit replaces the interior half of an existing lock without changing the exterior. Consequently, Kwikset Convert...

Kwikset showcased five new residential lock products at ISC West 2017

 All of the featured locks, which will be available in Q2 and Q3 of 2017, offer new levels of security and convenience Kwikset, a brand of Spectrum Brands, Inc. – Hardware and Home Improvement Division, showcased its five newest residential lock products at ISC West 2017. SmartCode 888 Touchpad Electronic Deadbolt All of the featured locks, which will be available in Q2 and Q3 of 2017, offer new levels of security and convenience, as well as an emphasis on Kwikset...

Kwikset locks on Samsung SmartThings or Wink platform integrated to enable voice controlled locking with Amazon Alexa

The SmartCode 916 features Kwikset’s patent-pending SecureScreen technology Kwikset, brand of Spectrum Brands, Inc, Hardware and Home Improvement Division, a provider of residential security, announced that homeowners using Samsung SmartThings or Wink to control their Kwikset SmartCode 910, 912, 914 and 916 electronic locks can now ask Alexa-enabled devices to lock their deadbolts. This feature is a result of a new API launch from Amazon tha...