KWIKSET® PARTNERS WITH DIGITAL MONITORING PRODUCTS TO FURTHER EXTEND SECURITY OFFERINGS
Relationship Will Give More Consumers Access to the Power of Home Connect™ Technology and Everyday Peace Of Mind
LAKE FOREST, CALIF. (March 28, 2012) – Kwikset® announces today that it has partnered with Digital Monitoring Products (DMP) to expand the availability of its Z-Wave compatible, electronic SmartCode locks with Home Connect technology. This collaboration unites the authority in residential lock systems with a leading wireless security system provider, allowing consumers control over their whole home security. The partnership allows homeowners to control and monitor their front door from their mobile phones or tablets, using DMP MyAccess™ text commands or the Virtual Keypad™ App Version 2.0.
“Homeowners want smart and simple security solutions. By partnering with DMP, we have extended our best-in-class lock technology to a broader audience and we couldn’t be more pleased,” said Keith Brandon, Director, Residential Access Solutions, Kwikset.
When teamed with DMP wireless security systems, Kwikset’s Home Connect Technology allows homeowners to remotely monitor, lock and unlock their front door from a cell phone or other mobile device using either of the two DMP mobile platforms; MyAccess or the Virtual Keypad App.
DMP MyAccess makes it possible to send commands and receive alerts from any text-capable phone without having to download additional software. Using MyAccess is as simple as texting the message “Lock Front Door.” When the front door is locked, a text message is sent back to the end user confirming their home is secure.
The Virtual Keypad App Version 2.0 is available for download on a smart phone or mobile device. It provides all the functions of the security system keypad right on the mobile device. Users tap the buttons on the crisp, visually pleasing display to control their Kwikset locks and use any of the standard alarm system functions. Along with the security system functions, the app features other amenities like the local temperature for added convenience.
“Our customers want convenience and peace of mind. With Kwikset as a partner, we are able to extend our offerings to the front door, allowing a simple, low cost solution to our customers,” said Mark NeSmith, Vice President of Sales, DMP.
Kwikset, booth #25107, and DMP, booth #24049, will be onsite at ISC West, March 28-30 at the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. To schedule an interview, booth tour or product demo with Kwikset, please call Sandra Van Vloten at (410) 821-8220. To schedule a booth tour or product demo with DMP, please contact Melissa Pitfield at (800) 641-4282.
Kwikset is a leading provider of smart, simple security solutions, including industry-leading SmartKey™, SmartCode™ and Home Connect™ technologies, that deliver homeowners quality, convenience and peace of mind. Kwikset is part of the Stanley Black & Decker Hardware and Home Improvement Group (HHI), which is part of the company’s Mechanical Access Solutions division. HHI develops, manufactures, markets and sells builders’ hardware, residential and commercial door hardware, kitchen and bath faucets, shower systems and bath accessories under the Stanley®, National Hardware®, Kwikset®, Weiser ®, Baldwin ®, and Pfister® brands. Headquartered in Orange County, Calif., HHI has a global sales force and operates manufacturing and distribution facilities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Asia. To learn more about Kwikset, request additional information or download high-resolution photography, please visit www.kwiksetpresskit.com.
About Digital Monitoring Products
DMP is a privately held independent manufacturer of innovative intrusion, fire, access control, network and cellular communication products that are designed and made in the United States of America. DMP is the recognized leader in alarm communication over data networks, with products that are available through professional electronic security companies. For more information, contact Melissa Pitfield at (800) 641-4282, or visit dmp.com.