Kwikset Showcases Design Innovation, New Products at 2018 International Builders’ Show

ORLANDO, Fla. (January 9, 2018) - Kwikset®, a brand of Spectrum Brands, Inc. – Hardware & Home Improvement Division, is the leading residential lock manufacturer in the United States and has been since 1946. The trusted legacy brand has maintained its position in the door hardware market by identifying design trends and mining for application in the category, pushing the boundaries of door hardware innovation and introducing products that meet consumer and building professionals’ needs.

The brand’s design process and unwavering commitment to customers’ needs are exemplified in its door hardware portfolios like the Kwikset Contemporary Collection, and innovative products like the new Pismo contemporary door knob and the keyway-less Obsidian smart lock.

“Our Industrial Designers and Product Management teams work tirelessly and collaboratively to craft, test and refine the door hardware that Kwikset brings to market,” says Michelle Gangi, Senior Product Manager, Kwikset Signatures Portfolio, Spectrum Brands Inc. – Hardware & Home Improvement Division. “At Kwikset, our goal is to ensure we’re bringing our customers the best door hardware available when it comes to security, style and durability, and we challenge ourselves to make sure we are delivering on that goal every day.”

Kwikset Contemporary Collection: An Ode to Style and Security

The Contemporary Collection by Kwikset is a line of deadbolts, handlesets, levers and knobs that feature unique details best used in modern, contemporary and transitional homes to accent interior and exterior décor. Products released within the Contemporary Collection are a direct result of Kwikset’s refined product design process. The collection, which first launched in 2013, has become one of the most-watched collections for Kwikset at the NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) as the brand announces new additions to the portfolio at the tradeshow each year.

This year, Kwikset introduced Pismo to its Contemporary Collection. Pismo is a smooth, cylindrical door knob inspired by clean lines synonymous with modern style. Pismo is available with either a round or square rose, and in a variety of finishes and functions, giving builders and designers another stylish solution from the leading door hardware manufacturer.

Obsidian Smart Lock with Home Connect™ Technology: The Future of Smart Locks

Obsidian Smart Lock with Home Connect Technology is an extremely slim, key-free smart lock that showcases Kwikset’s innovative design. The lock is keyway-less by design; by removing the keyway, product designers were able to create a modern deadbolt that projects less than an inch off the door.

Obsidian with Home Connect was developed as a direct response to consumer and the trade industry’s demand for a slimmer, sleeker smart lock. The lock is compatible with leading Z-Wave smart home automation and security systems, offering stylish convenience for builders and designers working on connected home projects.

Stop by the Kwikset booth (South Hall, S3416) at IBS 2018 to see Pismo, the Contemporary Collection, Obsidian with Home Connect Technology and other Kwikset products.

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About Kwikset

Kwikset is the leading residential lock manufacturer, making homeowners feel safe since 1946. Kwikset works hard to understand the world you live in, so that we can do everything we can to protect it. The company’s unwavering commitment to meeting homeowners’ needs has inspired its innovative lock portfolio that includes patented SmartKey Security™ deadbolts, keyless entry combination locks, connected home technology, first-to-market electronic lock, Kevo™, door hardware with Microban® antimicrobial product protection and a wide variety of styles and finishes. Our interior and exterior door products provide customers with the quality, technology, durability and style they want while guaranteeing the highest level of security. Headquartered in Orange County, Calif., Kwikset is part of the Hardware & Home Improvement (HHI) division of Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SPB). Kwikset products are sold online and through retailers and distributors throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Australia. Visit us at and