Kwikset's® Kevo™ Smart Lock Turns Your Smartphone Into A Key

         Kwikset's® Kevo™ Smart Lock Turns Your Smartphone Into A Key

Kevo is now shipping to homes across the country

PR Newswire

LAKE FOREST, Calif., Oct. 29, 2013

LAKE FOREST, Calif., Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Today, Kwikset®, a leading
brand of the Hardware & Home Improvement (HHI) division of Spectrum Brands
Holdings (NYSE: SPB), answers consumer demand for both convenience and
security with its Kevo™  smart lock. The highly anticipated Bluetooth®-enabled
deadbolt is now available to order and begins shipping today to homes across
America. By simply installing Kevo and downloading the mobile app, your
iPhone® becomes your key. Convenient and versatile, Kevo gives owners the
ability to unlock the door with their smartphone and a simple touch; send
electronic keys (eKeys) to family, friends and service people; and receive
notifications whenever a user enters or exits their door.

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"Kevo is not just another lock, it represents a shift in lifestyle for busy
homeowners. Whether keeping track of your teenage daughter, granting temporary
access to a housecleaner or monitoring your front door activity while on
vacation, Kevo redefines the meaning of smart, simple security," said Greg
Gluchowski, president, Kwikset.

The Total Key Management Solution
Using the Kevo mobile app, homeowners can send eKeys to family, friends or
service people, anytime, anywhere. Once an eKey is sent, recipients can simply
download the mobile app, if they don't already have it installed, keep their
iPhone in their purse or pocket and unlock the door with a simple touch. With
several levels of permissions, Kevo Owners and Administrators have
authorization to send, delete and disable eKeys within seconds. After
distributing eKeys, they can choose to receive notifications when a user locks
or unlocks the door, for convenient home security management. Homeowners
agree, eKeys are the answer to every-day challenges in key (and home security)

"Using Kevo is like living in the future. My new smart lock, and therefore my
home, now magically recognizes me by touch. Being able to issue and revoke
virtual keys to family members or service providers is priceless. Install was
a breeze, even for a guy like me who's never replaced a deadbolt, and it only
required a single screwdriver," said David Zatz, blogger at "Zatz Not

"I have two dogs that I walk and two children, ages four and two. I am always
carrying the kids, groceries and my bags from work, holding the dog's leashes,
or with my hands full," said Kathy Z. of "3 Boys and a Dog" blog. "This device
is invaluable to me because, instead of fumbling for keys (that I inevitably
drop), I can simply touch my lock with one finger and gain access to my home.
I always have my phone on me, either in my pant pocket or in my purse, and I
can just leave it in there, touch my Kevo and I am in. The convenience factor
is huge!"

A Mobile App that Gives You Control and Convenience
Kwikset's Kevo mobile app includes a simple interface that delivers much more
than eKey management. After setting up a Kevo account, Owners can customize
and control everything through their app, including:

  oManaging eKeys and settings associated with each given lock
  oReceiving notifications when a user enters or exits the door
  oMonitoring lock activity and tracking user history
  oUpdating Kevo lock software directly from a smartphone
  oInstant access to Kevo's Help Center
  oKevo web portal offers the same management features as the app via a

The Kwikset Kevo Advantage
Kevo combines UniKey Technologies™, Inc.'s (UniKey) secure touch-to-open
technology and Kwikset's 67 years of experience engineering and manufacturing
residential door locks. This combination of expertise translates to unmatched
convenience and security features that include:

  oInside-outside technology- Kevo offers patent-pending intelligent
    positioning technology that detects whether an authorized user is inside
    or outside of the home before granting access, to help prevent
    unauthorized entry.
  oTouch-to-open convenience -Users can keep their phones in their pocket or
    purse. No more fumbling for keys, simply touch the lock to open for the
    ultimate convenience.
  oKevo fob - No smartphone? No problem. Users can enjoy the same
    touch-to-open convenience with the fob. A single fob can be authorized to
    work with up to 25 Kevo locks.
  oMultiple levels of encryption- Kevo uses multiple levels of encryption to
    increase digital security and is continually reviewed by industry leading
    independent security experts.
  oSmartKey¨ technology- Kwikset's patented SmartKey re-key technology
    provides superior security and re-key convenience unlike any other smart
    lock on the market.

"History has shown extremely powerful solutions that deliver a simple and
elegant user experience evolve industries. Combining forces with Kwikset, we
are able to deliver a complete, mass market product that will truly
revolutionize the way we gain access to our homes," said Phil Dumas, founder,

Compatibility, Pricing and Availability
Kevo is compatible with smartphones that support Bluetooth Smart
Ready/Bluetooth 4.0 hardware and have the Kevo mobile app available. The app
is currently available for iPhone® 4S, 5, 5c and 5s, as well as the fifth
generation iPod® touch, third generation or higher iPad® and iPad mini. The
app will become available for additional platforms such as Android™, pending
software upgrades that will fully support Bluetooth Smart Ready/Bluetooth 4.0
technology. Homeowners can purchase their Kevo deadbolt for the suggested
price of $219 at a wide range of retailers nationwide. For additional
information on what is included in the Kevo package and a list of retailers,
visit For additional product details, click here. For
high resolution images and product requests, visit
Interviews with Kwikset and UniKey executives are available upon request.

About Kwikset
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.To learn more about Kwikset, visit

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 and 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
over 12,500 employees worldwide and sells to the top 25 global retailers with
products in more than one million stores.

About UniKey Technologies
Born out of first-hand experience launching advanced biometric locking
technologies to the consumer channel and opportunistic vision of mass appeal,
UniKey was founded on the concept of uniquely combining existing wireless,
mobile and Internet technologies to bring your front door into the digital
age. UniKey has developed a proprietary and patent-pending "touch-to-open"
system that can be easily integrated into existing doors by simply replacing
the current lock. No more fumbling for keys when trying to enter your home,
but instead securely gain access by simply touching your lock without removing
your phone from pocket or purse. For more information on UniKey, please visit

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Kwikset's highly anticipated Bluetooth®-enabled Kevo deadbolt is now available
to order and begins shipping today to homes across America.

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