Kwikset’s Adds Contemporary Inspired New Knob to 
Best Selling Collection at IBS 2018

ORLANDO, Fla. (January 9, 2018) – Kwikset®, a brand of Spectrum Brands Inc., - Hardware & Home Improvement Division, introduces its new Pismo door knob to media, builders and designers for the first time at the 2018 NAHB International Builders Show® (IBS).

Pismo is the first door knob to join Kwikset’s best-selling contemporary product collection. The smooth, cylindrical knob was inspired by the subtle intricacies of modern design, and is a unique door hardware solution that seamlessly upgrades any door inside or outside the home.

“Kwikset continues to see substantial growth and increased demand for contemporary styled door hardware among consumers, builders and designers,” says Michelle Gangi, Kwikset Senior Product Manager, Spectrum Brands, Inc. – Hardware & Home Improvement Division. “These market insights combined with our pulse on design and décor trends drove the development of Pismo and continue to drive the expansion of Kwikset’s Contemporary Collection and Signature Series.”

Features and Benefits

Complements the Collection: Available with either a square or round rose, and in a variety of popular finishes (Venetian Bronze, Satin Nickel, Polished Chrome, Satin Chrome and Iron Black), Pismo complements your existing deadbolt or can be paired with other deadbolts in the Kwikset Contemporary Collection - like Halifax, Milan, and the popular Uptown and Downtown Low Profile Deadbolts.

Unmatched Convenience and Security: Interested buyers will be able to purchase Pismo in a variety of functions, including as a keyed-entry knob with Kwikset patented SmartKey Security™. Advanced SmartKey Security provides strong resistance against forced entry, passes the most stringent lock-picking standards (UL 437, par 11.6.) and prevents lock bumping. SmartKey Security also allows homeowners to reset their security by re-keying their locks quickly and easily, rendering lost, loaned or unreturned keys useless.

Pismo will be available in Spring 2018 at select retailers.

The door knob will be on display in the Kwikset booth at IBS 2018, located in the South Hall, Booth S3416. For additional information about Kwikset, please visit To access images, media materials and request product for review, please visit

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