LAS VEGAS, Jan. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, at the International Builders' Show, Kwikset launched Uptown™ and Downtown™, 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 Kwikset patented SmartKey™ security.
"We responded to the market need for a high security yet stylish deadbolt that complements contemporary door hardware," says Michelle Gangi, Kwikset Signature Series Product Manager. "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 deadbolts 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 Kwikset 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 a variety of finishes at The Home Depot and online at HomeDepot.com, Amazon.com, Build.com and Lowes.com in March 2016 (MSRP $35.97). The Kwikset contemporary product portfolio, including Halifax, Milan and Lisbon levers, is available for purchase today at select retailers.
For additional information about Uptown and Downtown deadbolts, or to access images and request product for review, please visit http://kwiksetpresskit.com.
Kwikset is the leading residential lock manufacturer, making homeowners feel safe since 1946. Kwikset works hard to understand the world you live in, so that we can do everything we can to protect it. The company's unwavering commitment to meeting homeowners' needs has inspired its innovative lock portfolio that includes patented SmartKey deadbolts, keyless entry combination locks, connected home technology, first-to-market smart lock, Kevo and a wide variety of styles and finishes. Our interior and exterior door products provide customers with the quality, technology, durability and style they want while guaranteeing the highest level of security. Headquartered in Orange County, Calif., Kwikset is part of the Hardware and Home Improvement (HHI) division of Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SPB). Kwikset products are sold online and through retailers and distributors throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Australia. Visit us at http://kwikset.com and http://kwiksetpresskit.com.