KWIKSET KEVO NAMED TO BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS FIRST EDITORS’ CHOICE PRODUCT LIST FOR TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION

LAKE FOREST (December 19, 2014) Better Homes and Gardens (BHG), the leading lifestyle magazine reaching 40 million readers a month, has named Kwikset Kevo to its first ever Editors’ Choice Innovation product list in conjunction with the 2015 International CES® taking place in Las Vegas from January 6-9, 2015. Chosen by Better Homes and Gardens editors along with trusted technology and digital media expert Shelly Palmer, the Editors’ Choice list highlights the best of new and existing technology proven to make the homes and lives of consumers smarter, safer and more efficient.

According to results of a nationwide survey conducted by BHG, smart appliance technology, home security and safety, money savings and energy efficiency all rank as top priorities for consumers when it comes to home innovation.

“We constantly hear feedback from our readers who are looking for easy-to-use products that eliminate everyday inconveniences and enhance their lives,” says Better Homes and Gardens brand Executive Editor Jill Waage. “The products on our list meet those demands in that they provide solutions to common problems while also saving energy, consumer dollars, and they are simple to incorporate into reader homes and daily routines.”

Told through BHG’s trusted brand perspective combined with Palmer’s expertise, the 2015 list and trend report aim to educate consumers on the true benefits and usability of home technology. "In a world that's overly complex, sometimes people just want to understand what's in the store and what features are valuable to them," says Palmer.

Kwikset Kevo is a Bluetooth-enabled smart lock that turns your smartphone into an electronic key (eKey). With Kevo, users can lock or unlock the door with the touch of a finger, without removing the smartphone from your pocket or purse. The Kevo mobile app allows users to send eKeys with family or friends with the option of setting time constraints to access or providing unlimited access for 24 hours.

More details on Kwikset Kevo and the full list of Better Homes and Gardens Editors’ Choice products can be found online at BHG.com/CESChoice.

About Kwikset

Kwikset, the leader in residential door security, manufactures and markets a complete line of door locks and door hardware. Designed for residential and light commercial applications, Kwikset’s product offering includes doorknobs, deadbolts, handlesets, pocket door hardware and electronic keyless entry locks. Kwikset’s electronic 913 SmartCode Deadbolt and 980 Deadbolt with SmartKey Re-Key Technology earned the esteemed Best Buy rating from Consumers Digest in 2014, representing the innovation and security customers can expect from Kwikset. Headquartered in Orange County, Calif., Kwikset is part of the Hardware and Home Improvement (HHI) division of Spectrum Brands. Kwikset products are sold through retailers and distributors throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico. To learn more about Kwikset, visit http://kwiksetpresskit.com.

  About Hardware and Home Improvement

Hardware and Home Improvement (HHI) is a major manufacturer and supplier of residential locksets, residential builders’ hardware and faucets with a portfolio of renowned brands, including Kwikset®, Weiser®, Baldwin®, National Hardware®, Stanley®, FANAL®, Pfister™ and EZSET®. HHI is a leader in its key markets with #1 positions in U.S. residential locksets (Kwikset), Canada residential locksets (Weiser), U.S. luxury locksets (Baldwin), and U.S. builders’ hardware (Stanley-National Hardware), #2 in Mexico residential hardware (Fanal), and #3 in U.S. retail plumbing (Pfister). Headquartered in Orange County, California, HHI has a global sales force and operates manufacturing and distribution facilities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Asia.

  About Spectrum Brands

HHI is a division of Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SPB). Spectrum Brands is a global, diversified consumer products company and a leading supplier of consumer batteries, residential locksets, residential builders’ hardware, faucets, shaving and grooming products, personal care products, small household appliances, specialty pet supplies, lawn and garden and home pest control products, and personal insect repellents. Spectrum Brands employs approximately 13,500 employees worldwide and sells to the top 25 global retailers with products in more than one million stores.

  ABOUT BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS

Better Homes and Gardens serves, connects and inspires readers who infuse color and creativity into each aspect of their lives. Reaching 40 million readers a month via the most trusted print magazine, the brand also extends across a robust website, multiple social platforms, tablet editions, mobile apps, broadcast programs and licensed products. Better Homes and Gardens fuels our reader’s passions to live a more colorful life through stunning visuals, a balance of substance and surface, and a blend of expert and reader ideas. Better Homes and Gardens is published 12 times a year by Meredith Corporation, with a rate base of 7.6 million.

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