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Vivint, Kwikset Partnership Gives Enhanced Security

Press Release

February 23, 2012

Vivint’s acclaimed home automation system combined with the electronic lock know-how of Kwikset offers customers a hard-to-beat package of services combining the best of residential technology and security.

Vivint, with nearly 600,000 customers, is one of North America’s largest home automation companies. Vivint has bolstered its value to customers by integrating Kwikset’s leading-edge SmartCode Signature Series locks with wireless Home Connect technology with its home automation packages.

Add Kwikset’s SmartCode lock with Home Connect to Vivint’s own award-winning products and customer service, and Vivint customers can enjoy a full-featured, 21st Century solution to their home automation and security needs. Through this partnership, homeowners have the ability monitor their front door from any web-enabled mobile device or secure Internet connection, even when they're on a business trip or vacation 10,000 miles away. Additionally, teamed with Vivint’s home automation products, Kwikset’s Home Connect enabled locks can wirelessly communicate with other "smart devices" in the home such as lighting and temperature, seamlessly triggering homeowners' personal preferences from the minute they unlock their door.

Glenn and Amy M. of Roanoke, Virginia like the option of multiple, personalized codes. With two sons, ages 14 and 9, and three dogs, their Vivint system helps keep life simpler.

“We have a family code and a separate code for our dog walker,” Glenn says. “Whenever either code is entered, I receive a notification on my phone that lets me know who has entered our house, and at what time. The locks are also connected to the rest of our home automation system, so when I arm the alarm, all the doors automatically lock.”

“The Vivint home automation platform magnifies and extends the benefits of Kwikset’s electronic locks with Home Connect,”Keith Brandon, director of residential access solutions at Kwikset said. “Customers can integrate their locks with other features to stay fully connected to their homes and families. Vivint’s personal sales approach, affordable pricing model, and simple interface are helping bring Kwikset electronic locks to a much broader audience.”

The SmartCode lock with Home Connect features a unique, patented technology with the first one-touch locking motorized deadbolt on the market. Additional features include:

  • Ability to override an electronic code with a traditional key
  • SmartKey re-key technology, allowing homeowners to re-key their locks in seconds and negating the need to call an installer when a key is compromised
  • Kwikset’s patented BumpGuard, which protects homeowners against “lock-bumping,” a technique commonly used by burglars during break-ins

Vivint’s home automation system connects the door locks with other security, convenience and energy management features through Z-Wave wireless protocol, giving customers a simple, fully integrated experience.

“Kwikset has helped define the electronic lock category by creating new technologies that combine superior quality and affordability,” says Jim Nye, vice president of product management for Vivint. “Kwikset helps assure we can deliver on our commitment of providing our customers with a full-featured home automation system that includes the best products for the best value.”

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