Leading Door Hardware Manufacturer and Builder Partner, Kwikset, Displays 
New Smart Locks at 2018 International Builders’ Show

ORLANDO, Fla. (January 9, 2018) - Kwikset®, a brand of Spectrum Brands, Inc. – Hardware & Home Improvement Division (HHI), is the leading residential door hardware manufacturer in the United States and the #1 market share leader to homebuilders in the BUILDER Top 100 list. Established in 1946, the brand continues to invest in its builder relationships and attributes its long-term success to its commitment to designing door hardware that is innovative, durable, secure and stylish.

Kwikset’s preeminent place in the market was further established in 2017 by working with current and new builder partners to encourage home automation as the standard in new builds. The combined efforts to meet homeowner expectations surrounding home automation will continue to cement Kwikset’s place in the market heading into 2018.

“Research shows sales of security products, like smart locks, comprises the bulk of smart home product sales, and builders have taken note,” says David Seeman, Director of Business Development, Spectrum Brands, Inc. – Hardware & Home Improvement Division. “Some builders are exclusively installing smart devices in all new homes across the country, while others are offering smart solutions as an upgrade or standard in select communities. Kwikset is able to meet both builder and customer needs with smart lock solutions that are on the cutting edge of consumer demands and available in many finishes to match other hardware in a home.”

Kwikset’s unwavering commitment to meeting consumer demands drives its innovative product portfolio and entices builder partners. The brand offers a variety of smart and mechanical door locks with unique, innovative features unavailable in competitor products.

Upcoming Smart Lock Introductions Available to Builders, Consumers:


Kevo™ Contemporary: A contemporary style Touch-to-Open™ smart lock, Kevo Contemporary offers homeowners interested in modern design a DIY smart lock solution and unmatched security features. The touch-to-open smart lock is easy to install and can be paired with a wide range of smart home products and features to create a smarter home.

Obsidian with Home Connect: Obsidian with Home Connect™ Technology is a key-free smart lock by way of its low-profile design manufactured to capture the attention of homeowners with interest in modern décor. The Z-Wave-enabled deadbolt is also available as a standalone electronic deadbolt.

Stop by the Kwikset booth (South Hall, S3416) at IBS 2018 to see Kevo Contemporary and Obsidian with Home Connect, and learn more about the many solutions Kwikset offers to builders, remodelers, designers and architects.

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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 www.kwikset.com and https://kwiksetpresskit.com.