Spectrum Brands News

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 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...

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 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 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...