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 technology. As a result, they integrate with home security and automation systems to deliver convenience and peace of mind to homeowners with remote locking/unlocking via smartphones and tablets.
Wireless security features
The new versions of the SmartCode 914 and SmartCode 916 with Home Connect technology incorporate the new Z-Wave 500 Series chip. The new chip provides a number of enhancements, including extended wireless range and wireless security features that reduce the vulnerability of the network during enrollment, as well as increased battery life.
Said Keith Brandon, Divisional Vice President of Residential Access Solutions, Spectrum Brands, Inc. – Hardware & Home Improvement Division, “These additions to the SmartCode line exemplify Kwikset’s commitment to not only meeting customer demand for convenience-enhancing technology, security and innovation, but also providing a variety of aesthetic options.”
SmartCode 916 also features Kwikset’s unique SecureScreen, which helps mask ‘smudge’ attacks
Convenience of features
Both the SmartCode 914 with its 10-button keypad and the SmartCode 916 with its responsive capacitive touchscreen offer the convenience of features like keyless entry and dedicated one-touch locking, as well as the security of an all-metal, tamper-resistant interior escutcheon, ensuring top-quality and durability.
The SmartCode 916 also features Kwikset’s unique SecureScreen, which helps mask ‘smudge’ attacks in which users codes can be potentially jeopardised by detecting frequently used numbers from the oily residues on the touchscreen surface.
Both locks are available in three finishes: Polished Chrome, Satin Nickel, and Venetian Bronze. MSRP for the SmartCode 914 is $199; MSRP for the SmartCode 916 is $229.