Technology Leader UniKey Ships 100,000th Unit
UniKey solidifies its market leading Smart Lock technology and is poised to
drive solutions beyond the residential market.
WINTER PARK, Fla., Feb. 4, 2014
WINTER PARK, Fla., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Technology innovator UniKey
has gone from a prototype on ABC's SharkTank to delivering over 100,000 units
of product in a partnership with North American residential lock leader
Kwikset. In just under 3 months, demand for Kwikset's Kevo, powered by
UniKey, has demonstrated that consumers are embracing the first real
innovation of the door lock in over a thousand years.
Media reports and awards stages at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES)
painted a clear picture, home automation and the Internet of Things (IoT) are
leading the next phase of the technology revolution. The market for home
automation devices is estimated to hit $10 billion this year, growing to $44
billion by 2017, according to wireless industry group GSMA. Consumers are
expecting to find revolutionary technology like Kevo from channels of resale
beyond traditional lock resellers, and Kwikset is the trusted brand that has
been embraced by merchants like Apple and Best Buy.
With its place in the smart lock market assured, UniKey is poised to drive
solutions beyond residential locks, making your smartphone the key to more
than just your front door. UniKey's President Phil Dumas, who delivered
multiple mass market solutions to the access control industry prior to
founding UniKey in 2010, sees a world where UniKey will eliminate the everyday
keys, PINs & passwords.
"Imagine all of your keys, keycards, PINs, passwords and combinations,
becoming part of an electronic key ring that resides on your smartphone.
You'll bypass the check-in counter at a hotel, leave behind that office
building ID card, and there will be no need to carry a bulky car fob anymore.
And in addition to this, access can be monitored, controlled or revoked
anytime, anywhere. Consumers are demanding products that simplify their lives
and that is evidenced by Kevo winning the coveted Last Gadget Standing Award
at CES 2014." Dumas said.
UniKey continues to enable companies to provide innovative access control
solutions to their product offerings. In partnerships with market leaders in
their respective industries, UniKey technology is moving beyond the front
Kevo is sold by Kwikset® in the USA and Weiser Lock in Canada. Kwikset and
Weiser are leading brands of the Hardware & Home Improvement (HHI) division of
Spectrum Brands Holdings (NYSE:SPB). Kevo launched in October 2013, and can
be purchased from leading online resellers and retailers including: Apple.com,
Amazon, Best Buy, Brookstone, Future Shop, Home Depot, Lowes, NewEgg and
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
UniKey is a technology innovator focused on access control. UniKey's
patent-pending "touch-to-open" system can be easily integrated into lock or
code systems making your smartphone your key. This technology affords secure
access by simply touching your lock without removing your phone from pocket or
purse. UniKey serves the mass market by licensing technology, and works in
partnership with trusted market leading companies, including Kwikset for
residential door applications in North America.
For more information on UniKey, please visit www.unikey.com.
Contact: Dirk Wyckoff, 407-434-1539, firstname.lastname@example.org
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