Kwikset® Reveals Future Kevo Smart Lock Innovations Only At The Consumer
Kwikset Continues to Push Envelope For Smart Lock Technology in 2014 With
Series of Kevo Advancements
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7, 2014
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --This week, at the Consumer Electronics
Show, Kwikset®, a leading brand of the Hardware & Home Improvement (HHI)
division of Spectrum Brands Holdings (NYSE:SPB), continues to lead the smart
lock category as it announces the upcoming release of its remote locking and
unlocking technology enabled by a Kwikset Kevo Bluetooth Gateway, in the
summer of 2014. This advancement will allow current and future Kwikset Kevo
homeowners to lock and unlock remotely with just their smartphone, further
enhancing their Kwikset Kevo experience from near or far.
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"Kwikset is quickly expanding the value Kevo delivers to current and future
owners through a series of Kevo technology advancements, beginning with remote
functionality, based on the desires of today's consumer," said Keith Brandon,
director, residential access solutions. "Kevo continues to be the breakthrough
smart lock technology on the market, gaining recognition from the CES
Innovation Awards, among many others."
Kwikset Kevo Evolved: Added Convenience for Current and Future Owners
As the appetite for smart locks becomes more and more prevalent in homes, the
increase in demand for added benefits also prevails. After ninety days in
market, Kwikset has learned the feature most requested by its customers is
remote access, and in 2014 is expanding the value of Kevo to meet this demand.
With the release of Kwikset Kevo's remote access technology, current and
future Kevo owners will have total control over their homes' security, whether
at home or away. Upcoming upgrades will add key benefits, including:
oUnlock and lock Kwikset Kevo from anywhere via your smartphone
oReceive real time notifications from the Kwikset Kevo iPhone App when door
is locked/unlocked by touch (current notification offering), fob or
Whether a frequent business-traveler who wants to be sure his family is safe
at home with real time notifications or a busy mom who needs to let her kids
into the house while out running errands, Kevo owners will continue to
experience the value of personalized convenience through Kwikset's Kevo
Kevo Functionality Available Today
Kwikset Kevo became available in October 2013 and was the first-to-market
smart lock supported with Bluetooth. As Kwikset and UniKey continue to work
together to release next-level smart lock technology, Kevo currently offers
several unique innovations, including a mobile app that gives you control and
convenience, making Kevo the total lock solution for homeowners. After setting
up a Kevo account, users can 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
Kwikset Kevo also offers the added value of residential security expertise,
separating it from its competition. These benefits include:
oInside-outside technology– Kwikset 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
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 in 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– Kwikset 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.
For product demonstrations and to speak exclusively with a Kwikset
representative at CES, please visit Kwikset at the Digital Experience with
Pepcom on Monday, January6 at the Mirage Hotel. To learn more about Kwikset's
products, please visit: http://kwiksetpresskit.com.
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 www.Kwikset.com.
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
Contact: Abby Draper, IMRE 213-289-9190, firstname.lastname@example.org
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