Lake Forest, Calif.-based Kwikset, with residential door hardware, now is a sponsor with the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) in a national home security effort.

“We could not be more elated to join forces with the National Crime Prevention Council, one of the most reputable and recognizable associations that shares a common goal with Kwikset — promoting home safety and security,” says Brent Flaharty, vice president of marketing at Kwikset. “We are eager to collaborate on a variety of projects and events throughout 2011 to ultimately aid Americans’ awareness of security and crime prevention in hopes to affect a behavioral change for the better.”

“The National Crime Prevention Council is privileged to have Kwikset on board as an active partner and a powerful voice of authority on home safety,” adds Anne Harkins, president and chief executive officer, National Crime Prevention Council. “I look forward to working closely with Kwikset to develop and implement programs that will help the public reduce crime and increase the safety of their homes and families.”