Kwikset® Kevo's Latest Upgrade Introduces Free, Unlimited Guest eKeys And More Access Control

Kwikset® Kevo's Latest Upgrade Introduces Free, Unlimited Guest eKeys And More
                                Access Control

Home access management becomes even more convenient for current and future
Kevo owners. From giving guests 24-hour access to the home, to setting day and
time constraints, Kevo offers the perfect eKey for every situation.

PR Newswire

LAKE FOREST, Calif., July 24, 2014

LAKE FOREST, Calif., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Kwikset^® (NYSE: SPB)
introduces its latest Kevo upgrade today, giving users the ability to send
free and unlimited Guest electronic keys (eKeys) to recipients, and with a
Scheduled eKey, set day and time constraints for regular house guests like
babysitters, dog-walkers and contractors. Kevo owners can update their Kevo
mobile app and lock firmware to enable these new types of eKeys.

"We're always looking for ways to improve the Kevo experience, and we hope
this upgrade shows our customers that we're listening," said Keith Brandon,
director, residential access solutions. "Since Kevo's been on the market, our
customers have asked for free eKeys that let them give access anytime to
friends or neighbors without paying for a new key. Now our unlimited Guest
eKeys let them do that. We're also introducing Scheduled eKeys to give
homeowners the convenience of setting date and time constraints."

Mobile App Upgrade

With new free and unlimited Guest eKeys, users can give recipients
unrestricted access for a 24-hour period. Owners also have the option to
delete Guest eKeys manually before the 24-hour access expires. From giving a
neighbor day-long access to keep an eye on your kids, or letting in a weekend
guest who beats you home from a busy day at work, the Guest eKey provides
ultimate convenience and flexibility.

The new Scheduled eKey enhances home access control by allowing users to set
day and time constraints right from their phones. Ideal for house cleaners,
dog walkers, nannies or others that need regular access at pre-determined
times, like on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-3 p.m. Kevo owners can schedule
these eKeys to be active prior to sending, so they don't have to remember to
grant or revoke access to these users in real time.

Kevo app and firmware updates allow users to send free and unlimited Guest
eKeys to recipients, and with a Scheduled eKey, set day and time constraints
for regular house guests.

"The Kevo technology platform was built with the future in mind by having the
ability to add new features and enhancements to the firmware in the lock, in
addition to the mobile app.This capability allows the lock to get smarter
over time." said Phil Dumas, UniKey founder and president.

The new Scheduled eKey enhances home access control by allowing users to set
day and time constraints right from their phones.

Additional Kevo App Features

Managing eKeys using the Kevo mobile app is easy, letting owners control their
home security at any time with their smartphones. Additional Kevo app features
include:

  oHistory log that monitors lock activity and tracks eKey users
  oOptional push notifications when an eKey locks or unlocks the door
  oAbility to share eKeys in just a few clicks
  oAbility to temporarily disable or completely delete unwanted users from
    Kevo
  oTouch-to-open convenience with authorized Kevo deadbolts
  oKevo web portal that offers the same management features via a web browser

Since it's introduction as the first-to-market, Bluetooth® enabled smart lock
in October 2013, Kevo has turned the smartphone into a key and revolutionized
the way users share and manage access to their homes. The Bluetooth-enabled
deadbolt offers the only touch-to-open technology that lets users unlock the
door with a simple touch while their authorized smartphone remains in their
purse or pocket.

Kevo comes with two eKeys that can be reassigned as Scheduled or Anytime eKeys
as well as free, unlimited Guest eKeys. To grant long-term access to
additional guests, Kevo owners can purchase additional Anytime or Scheduled
eKeys in the app for $1.99.

More Information Available

  oTo learn more about the Kevo mobile app update, visit www.kwikset.com
  oFor high-resolution images, fact sheets and product requests, please visit
    www.kwiksetpresskit.com
  oFor interviews with Keith Brandon, Director, Residential Access Solutions,
    Kwikset or Phil Dumas, Founder and President, UniKey, please contact
    stephanies@imre.com

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 http://kwiksetpresskit.com/

About UniKey

UniKey's access control technology powers the first keyless entry system that
can be integrated into any lock. UniKey's technology replaces keys, codes and
passwords by turning your smartphone into a convenient, universal electronic
key. This technology affords secure and intelligent access by simply touching
your lock without removing your phone from your pocket or purse. Serving the
mass market by licensing its technology, UniKey works in partnership with
market leading companies, including Kwikset for the Kevo Bluetooth residential
door application and MIWA for hotel keyless entry. For more information on
UniKey, please visit www.unikey.com. Follow UniKey on Facebook, Twitter, and
LinkedIn and Google+.

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
approximately 13,500 employees worldwide and sells to the top 25 global
retailers with products in more than one million stores.

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Kevo owners can update their Kevo mobile app and lock firmware today to enable
two new eKeys.

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SOURCE Kwikset

Website: http://www.kwikset.com
Contact: IMRE, Stephanie Sones, stephanies@imre.com, Phone: 213-289-9190
 
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