Kwikset Unveils Keyway-Less Touchscreen Lock
ISC WEST 2016
Kwiksetbrand of Spectrum Brands, Inc. hardware and home improvement division, unveiled the company’s first keyway-less touchscreen deadbolt at ISC West 2016. The sleek, low-profile touchscreen is the centerpiece of five new residential door locks being introduced at the show.
Eliminating the keyway has allowed Kwikset to create a visually striking, cutting-edge touchscreen deadbolt that elevates the design and security of residential door locks by merging a modern exterior, a small all-metal interior, and advanced mechanical and electronic security features. The removal of the keyway also takes away the threat of “lock-picking” and “lock bumping.”
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The keyway-less touchscreen will be launching with the new Z-Wave 500 Series chip which comes with a number of enhancements including increased wireless range and robust wireless encryption. In fact, all five Kwikset products being introduced at ISC West will feature the new Z-Wave 500 Series chip.
“The introduction of our new keyway-less touchscreen lock makes a strong statement about Kwikset’s commitment to security as well as modern design,” said Keith Brandon, divisional vice president of residential access solutions, Spectrum Brands Inc. – hardware and home improvement division. “Although we already offer the most secure and visually appealing locks on the market, we are always looking for ways to innovate in both areas. The new low-profile touchscreen delivers a sleek, modern lock with technologically advanced residential protection that will be a ‘game changer.’”
Capitalizing on the success of the SmartCode 916, Kwikset’s first touchscreen lock, the new Z-Wave-based keyway-less touchscreen features a very responsive, capacitive touchscreen for keyless entry. The screen senses contact quickly for fast code entry, and will auto-detect a correct code and quickly unlock. The cool white LED display delivers crisp, high-definition LED illumination, and a dedicated lock button provides the user with convenient and fast one-touch locking.
While the keyway-less touchscreen will make headlines at ISC West, there are other new Kwikset products, including:
- Z-Wave Smart Lock conversion kit, which will convert mechanical deadbolts — even non-Kwikset brands — into connected smart locks.
- New five-button deadbolt, featuring a new modern design, dedicated one-touch locking, and an all-metal, class leading interior.
- Contemporary SmartCode 914 and SmartCode 916, modern, contemporary versions of the popular traditional-style deadbolts.
All five products will be available by the end of 2016. Pricing has not yet been determined for these products.