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CEDIA Q&A: Kwikset Previews 916 Touchscreen Automated Lock

Kwikset discusses its Model 916 Touchscreen automated lock, SmartKey with Bump Guard, SecureScreen technology and more for CEDIA Expo 2015.


Kwikset SmartCode 916 Touchscreen Electronic Deadbolt (shown in satin nickel)
CE Pro Editors · October 8, 2015
CEDIA Expo 2015 is taking place this month. CE Pro talked to Larry Goldman, Director of North American Sales and Business Development for Kwikset, about the company’s plans for the show. Find Kwikset in the Z-Wave Alliance booth #2900, Control4 booth #5528 and Crestron Electronics, Inc. booth #4100. For information on becoming a dealer, contact larry.goldman@spectrumbrands.com or (703) 489-0649.

Q. What would you say to dealers who are already familiar with your product line? A. Take another look. Several new and exciting products with state of the art technology are now a part of our product portfolio. Kwikset/Baldwin has more styles, finishes and options than any other lock manufacture in the automated lock space.

Q. What would you say to dealers who are stumbling across your company for the first time? A. Kwikset is the largest residential lock manufacturer in the world. Our sales and customer support is second to none. We offer far more than locks with a dedicated team of security industry experts across the U.S. and Canada that can assist you in ensuring that your company is positioned for the future and that your teams understand the technology and industry trends so you can stay ahead of your competition. Let us share with you why locks are the number one selling, most requested automation accessory and how simple they are to install and program into your automation system of choice.

Q. If an integrator stops by your booth with only 5 minutes to spare, what’s the one product he should examine or one question he should ask? A. Our newest entry into the automated lock space is our Model 916 Touchscreen. Not only is it the most beautiful automated lock in the industry but it has several features and benefits that make it significantly stand out from the competition. Our patented SmartKey with Bump Guard in conjunction with our patent-pending SecureScreen technology make this lock the only lock you will want on your personal home to protect your family!

Q. What’s your most memorable CEDIA moment? A. Having our products winning awards at this event demonstrates how far this industry has come when door locks are identified as a best product of the year in show.

Q. Think of your closest competitor (company or product). What is one thing you do offer that they don’t? Please be specific. A. All Kwikset electronic locksets are equipped with a re-keyable cylinder technology called SmartKey. SmartKey allows you to quickly and easily re-key your own locks without having to remove them from the door. Not only is this technology incredibly convenient, it also provides the highest level of residential security available with pick resistance and BumpGuard for protection against lock bumping. Click the following link to see just how easy it is to re-key with SmartKey: SmartKey Re-Key Technology.


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