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Kwikset Expands Use of Patented SmartKey Security to Automotive Industry

Wednesday, Nov 02, 2016
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Kwikset® will expand its patented SmartKey™ security to the automotive accessories industry through a newly announced partnership with Horizon Global Corporation, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of branded towing and trailering equipment.

Kwikset, the leading residential lock manufacturer and America’s number one selling lock brand, partnered with Horizon Global, to provide the company, including its Cequent™ and TriMotive™ divisions, the exclusive right to utilize SmartKey in a wide range of automotive applications.

SmartKey security allows homeowners, and now automotive accessory owners, the flexibility to re-key all of their Kwikset SmartKey locks for one-key convenience. With this agreement, Kwikset’s patented SmartKey technology will be incorporated into hitches, fifth wheels, ball mounts, bike racks, cargo management products, and more, allowing users the flexibility to use one key to secure both their homes and automotive accessories. SmartKey products also pass the most stringent lock-picking standards (UL 437, par. 11.6) and utilize BumpGuard™ to prevent lock bumping, providing additional security to your home and automotive accessories.

“We’re excited to partner with Horizon Global to bring Kwikset’s most differentiated and secure technology, SmartKey, to the automotive industry,” said Marty Hoffmann, Vice President of Marketing for Kwikset, Spectrum Brands, Inc. – Hardware and Home Improvement Division. “This partnership will expand the reach of SmartKey beyond the residential door lock category, providing Horizon customers with added convenience and security. We look forward to bringing this partnership to market.”

A sample of automotive accessory products using SmartKey security will be on display at this week’s 2016 SEMA Show, the premier automotive specialty products trade event hosted in Las Vegas, in Horizon Global’s booth #30087.

For more information about Kwikset and SmartKey security, visit http://Kwikset.com/SmartKey. Visit http://HorizonGlobal.com for more information on Horizon Global Corporation. To learn more about TriMotive and the brands that will host the SmartKey technology, visit http://CequentGroup.com.

About Kwikset

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.

About TriMotive

TriMotive is the industry’s largest manufacturer of towing and trailer products. Each product is engineered and tested to meet and often exceed the industry’s highest standards. Products include many structural, electrical, and Cargo management systems with a focus on vehicle specific trailer hitches, electric trailer brake controls, cross members, fifth wheel hitches, gooseneck hitches, weight distribution systems, custom designed and standard electrical harnesses, TriMotive is a division of Cequent. For more information, visit http://www.trimotive.com.

About Cequent

Cequent is the industry’s largest manufacturer of towing and trailer aftermarket products. Each product is engineered and tested to meet and often exceed the industry’s highest standards. Product focuses include vehicle specific trailer hitches, electric trailer brake controls, fifth wheel hitches, gooseneck hitches, weight distribution systems, cargo management, custom designed and standard electrical harnesses, trailer jacks, couplers, and more. Brand names include: Bargman®, Bulldog®, Draw-Tite®, Fulton®, Hidden Hitch®, Pro Series™, Reese®, ROLA®, Tekonsha®, and Wesbar®. Cequent is a subsidiary of Horizon Global Corporation. For more information, visit www.CequentGroup.com.

About Horizon Global Corporation

Headquartered in Troy, Michigan, Horizon Global Corporation (NYSE: HZN) is a leading designer, manufacturer, and distributor of high-quality, custom-engineered towing, trailering, cargo management, and related accessory products for original equipment, aftermarket, and retail channel customers on a global basis. Our mission is to utilize forward-thinking technology to develop and deliver best-in-class products for our customers, engage with our employees, and realize value creation for our shareholders. For more information, visit http://www.horizonglobal.com.

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Brittany Greff, 213-289-9190
kwikset@imre.com

 

Source : businesswire.com

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