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Weiser deepens its strong contemporary product portfolio with the launch of two low-profile deadbolts, Uptown and Downtown
TORONTO (January 21, 2015) – Weiser, one of Canada’s top selling lock brands, announced the launch of its Uptown and Downtown deadbolts, the most slim, stylish and secure deadbolts in its product portfolio. The contemporary deadbolts are the first of their kind, featuring a low profile design and the latest version of Weiser patented SmartKey security.
“We responded to the market need for a high security yet stylish deadbolt that complements contemporary door hardware,” says Steve Kolobaric, Marketing Manager of Weiser. “With guidance from builders, architects and designers, we developed a lock that meets these design cues and provides the security their customers want.”
Slim, Stylish Design
Uptown, a slim, round deadbolt, and Downtown, its square counterpart, are the perfect home accents for the style-conscious consumer. With a low-profile and half-inch projection from the door, the deadbolts can bring a unique touch to any home. The deadbolts fit all standard door sizes, giving all homeowners the ability to have a custom look while maintaining simplicity and affordability.
Uptown and Downtown meet the highest-rated residential security standards available in this modern style and are rated ANSI Grade 1. The deadbolts also feature the latest version of Weiser patented SmartKey security, which provides strong resistance against torque attacks, passes the most stringent lock-picking standards (UL 437, par 11.6.) and utilizes BumpGuard™ to prevent lock bumping. Uptown and Downtown will be the first deadbolts available for purchase with the latest SmartKey security.
Uptown and Downtown deadbolts will be available for purchase in Spring 2016. The Weiser contemporary product portfolio, including Halifax, Milan and Lisbon levers, is available for purchase today at select retailers.
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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 had net sales of approximately $4.43 billion in fiscal 2014, employs over 13,500 employees worldwide and sells to the top 25 global retailers with products in more than one million stores.
TORONTO (January 21, 2016) – Weiser®, one of Canada’s top selling lock brands, and Microban®, the global leader in built-in antimicrobial protection, have teamed up to improve the standard for door hardware. Weiser will now offer antimicrobial protection on select products, inhibiting the growth of bacteria on frequently touched door surfaces in the home.
Weiser door hardware specifically engineered with the antimicrobial finish will provide a lifetime of safe and effective product protection. Microban works continuously to keep the door handle cleaner, fighting against bacteria that can double in number every 20 minutes. The new finish will also feature enhanced hardware durability to help reduce homeowners’ worries over the useful life of the product.
“We’re constantly evaluating how to deliver the best quality experience with our locks,” says Steve Kolobaric, Marketing Manager of Weiser. “At no extra cost, Weiser hardware with Microban Technology provides homeowners with a lifetime peace of mind and security.”
Benefits of Weiser Door Hardware with Microban Technology
Select Weiser products will be the first to feature the new antimicrobial finish, starting in Spring 2016. For additional information about the partnership between Weiser, please visit Weiserlock.com.
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Developed in direct response to homeowner feedback, Kevo 2nd Gen will be available in 2016
TORONTO (January 6, 2016) – Weiser®, manufacturer of smart lock products that are made for the world you live in, has officially unveiled Kevo™ 2nd Gen. The smart lock provides the same trusted touch-to-open smart lock experience available in Kevo 1st Gen teamed with a refined user experience, sleeker design and added security.
“Weiser created a market for DIY smart locks in October 2013 with the launch of Kevo, the industry’s first Bluetooth-enabled smart lock,” says Steve Kolobaric, Marketing Manager, Weiser. “When we began development of Kevo 2nd Gen, we invested in understanding homeowners’ everyday experience with Kevo and put that feedback at the center of the Kevo 2nd Gen development strategy.”
Kevo 2nd Gen represents the best smart lock option on the market today for homeowners and boasts a flexible platform in terms of compatibility with other smart home products to ensure homeowners can easily upgrade to a smarter home.
“Kevo 2nd Gen is the most refined smart lock available today, with features that outmatch those available in other smart locks,” says Kolobaric. “Kevo 2nd Gen gives homeowners the smart lock experience they have been waiting for, with extremely consumer friendly technology.”
What’s New for Kevo 2nd Gen?
Refined User Experience: Homeowners can begin using Kevo 2nd Gen within minutes of unboxing the smart lock. The lock offers homeowners the industry’s first in-app and interactive installation experience and eliminates user-initiated calibration.
Improved Design: Kevo 2nd Gen boasts a sleek, all-metal interior with a dramatically reduced interior size, making the smart lock more durable and stylish than its first generation predecessor.
Advanced SmartKey® Security: Kevo 2nd Gen features the latest version of the Weiser patented SmartKey security. The advanced SmartKey security provides strong resistance against forced entry techniques, passes the most stringent lock-picking standards (UL 437, par 11.6 & 11.7) and utilizes BumpGuard™ to prevent lock bumping. SmartKey also allows homeowners to reset their security by re-keying their locks quickly and easily; rendering lost, loaned or unreturned keys useless. Kevo 2nd Gen will be the first Weiser smart lock available for purchase with the latest SmartKey security.
Easy Home Management through eKeys: Easily manage home access for family, friends and guests using the eKeys in the Kevo app developed by UniKey Technologies.
Flexible Platform: Kevo 2nd Gen is engineered to integrate with a wide range of smart
home products to ensure homeowners can easily configure a smarter home.
Kevo 2nd Gen also supports remote access capabilities with the Kevo Plus™ upgrade. Kevo Plus establishes direct, online connectivity to Kevo 2nd Gen, allowing users to lock and unlock Kevo 2nd Gen from their smart device from anywhere in the world if connected to the Internet.
Kevo 2nd Gen will be available in 2016 at select retailers. For additional information about Kevo 2nd Gen, please visit Weiserlock.com.
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Kevo Convert enables smart lock features to your existing deadbolt
TORONTO (January 6, 2016) – Weiser has announced the launch of Kevo™ Convert, a smart lock conversion kit that makes your current deadbolt smarter at an affordable price. Developed by Weiser®, manufacturer of smart lock products that are made for the world you live in, Weiser is the first manufacturer to offer full smart lock solutions and a smart lock conversion kit to homeowners.
“Kevo Convert is the perfect solution for style-driven homeowners who want a smarter lock while maintaining the look of their front door, and for renters who want a smart lock but are unable to replace their existing deadbolt,” says Steve Kolobaric, Marketing Manager, Weiser. “Kevo Convert is a simple way to make your existing lock smarter.”
Homeowners can quickly and easily replace the interior side of their existing deadbolt with Kevo Convert. After installing, users can control their door lock through the proven, simple to use Kevo smartphone app. Top Kevo features enabled through Kevo Convert include InHome Locking and Unlocking, electronic key (eKey) management, the ability to upgrade to remote access through Kevo Plus, smart home product compatibility and lock status monitoring.
Kevo Convert features a transitional style interior that complements the décor of most homes. The smart lock conversion kit is easy to install and is compatible with most residential deadbolts.
Kevo Convert Features
InHome Locking and Unlocking: Lock and unlock Kevo Convert with your smart device or wearable if you are within Bluetooth range of the lock.
Kevo Plus: Upgrade to Kevo Plus to establish direct, online connectivity to Kevo Convert, giving you the ability to lock and unlock the smart lock conversion kit from your smart device from anywhere in the world if connected to the Internet.
Flexible Platform: Kevo Convert is engineered to integrate with a wide range of smart home products to ensure homeowners can easily configure a smarter home.
Active Lock Status: Kevo Convert users can check the status of their lock in the Kevo mobile app or on MyKevo.com.
Kevo Convert will be available in 2016 at select retailers. For additional information about Kevo Convert, please visit Weiserlock.com.
TORONTO (January 6, 2016) – Weiser®, the leading manufacturer of smart locks, has added support for Google Weave, Thread and Apple HomeKit™ Internet of Things (IoT) platforms to its smart lock portfolio, in addition to expanding its Kevo™ platform.
“Weiser will continue to support new platforms and protocols as they are released to the market,” says Steve Kolobaric, Marketing Manager, Weiser. “We are excited to announce support for several leading platforms in addition to expanding the successful Kevo platform.”
Weiser and Google Weave: Weiser released a new keyless touchscreen lock prototype that leverages Google’s Weave software platform and will bring the benefits of Weave to the residential security market. Weave is a standardized system for IoT devices to connect and communicate, making them smarter. The smart lock features a new keyless, capacitive touchscreen design and patent-pending SecureScreen™ technology.
Weiser and Thread: Weiser is also introducing a new keyless touchscreen lock prototype that uses Thread networking protocol. Thread is a new network protocol specifically designed to create the very best way to connect and control products in the home. Weiser is a member of the Thread Group and is deeply engaged with the Thread initiative, working diligently to bring to market a new smart lock that uses the Thread protocol.
Weiser and Apple HomeKit: Launched this January, Weiser Premis is the company’s first Apple HomeKit™-compatible smart door lock. Premis offers homeowners the convenience of unlocking and locking the door using Siri voice controls and best-in-class, patented security features, including SecureScreen™ and the latest version of Weiser SmartKey® security.
Expansions to Weiser Kevo Platform:
Kevo 2nd Generation Touch-to-Open Smart Lock: Weiser has recently unveiled Kevo 2nd Gen, a second generation smart lock. The smart lock provides the same trusted touch-to-open smart lock experience available in Kevo 1st Gen teamed with a refined user experience, sleeker design and added security.
Kevo Convert: Kevo Convert is a smart lock conversion kit that makes your current deadbolt smarter at an affordable price. With the introduction of Kevo Convert, Weiser is the first manufacturer to offer full smart lock solutions and a smart lock conversion kit to homeowners.
For additional information about Weiser, please visit Weiserlock.com.
TORONTO (January 6, 2016) – Weiser®, a leading manufacturer of smart locks, has officially unveiled Premis, its first Apple HomeKit™-compatible smart door lock. Premis offers homeowners the convenience of unlocking and locking the door using Siri voice controls and best-in-class, patented security features, including SecureScreen™ and the latest version of Weiser SmartKey® security.
“Weiser closely listens to feedback and monitors new technologies to develop products that meet consumer needs,” says Steve Kolobaric, Marketing Manager, Weiser. “Premis was specifically developed to work with Apple HomeKit, a simple and secure smart home technology we truly believe in and are excited to support.”
Keyless Entry Convenience with Premis
With an Apple TV® (3rd generation or later) homeowners can remotely lock, unlock and check the status of Premis using Siri on their iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch® or Apple Watch® in addition to a Weiser iOS app. Homeowners can let others in while away, ensure the door is locked after leaving, or unlock the door upon coming home without fumbling for keys. Further, Premis works with all available HomeKit compatible accessories so that people can create integrated scenes such as lighting or heating the interior of the home by merely opening the front door.
Premis can hold up to 30 unique user codes at one time, allowing homeowners the ability to assign different codes to multiple guests through the app. Homeowners can use the app to schedule codes with specific day and time constraints, view lock status, check battery life and receive lock activity notifications.
Additional Product Features
Premis will be available in 2016 at select retailers. For additional information about Premis, please visit Weiserlock.com.