Kwikset UNITE Addresses Multifamily Dwellings

Designed to serve multifamily property owners and property managers, Kwikset has introduced its new UNITE solution at ISC West 2023.

LAKE FOREST, Calif.—The Kwikset brand of Spectrum Brands, Inc.—Hardware & Home Improvement Division, a manufacturer of residential security, has announced its first-ever electronic access control (EAC) solution to the Multifamily market: UNITE.

UNITE was introduced at ISC West 2023 in booth #25099, and the company says that its latest product gives property managers and owners in the Multifamily sector a number of benefits. Besides providing a more effective way to manage their properties, Kwikset states that its new multifamily product will reduce key management time and costs while increasing profits. What’s more, the company continues, UNITE allows for increased occupancy, retention, and rental rates, as renters and owners of multifamily units are demanding that their apartments offer more technology to enhance their living experience; therefore, locks using Bluetooth technology and RFID are in exceptionally high demand.

“Both renters and owners are looking for greater levels of convenience and efficiency in their living situations, with security being a foundational need. With UNITE, they will be getting just that,” asserts Sean Artz, Kwikset’s senior business development manager–multifamily EAC.

“At the same time, property owners and managers need security systems that not only provide better access control and are simple to use but can seamlessly integrate with existing property management systems. UNITE will do all that … and more.”

Kwikset UNITE Supports a Range of User Scenarios

The Calif.-based security equipment manufacturer notes that while multifamily property owners and managers are the primary consumer of its new lock solution other users of the product include builders, developers, hardware dealers, wholesale distributors, general contractors, LV system integrators, and third-party software providers.

Kwikset also notes there are a number of properties for which UNITE is a solid fit. Both Class A High Rise Urban and Class B Garden Style Suburban properties will be critical targets for the new unit entry smart lock. Kwiket comments that its latest product also provides opportunities in both the new and retrofit markets.

Summarizing the UNITE product and how helps building owners and property managers, Kwikset says that its new multifamily solution delivers these benefits:

  • The company has extensive experience in the Multifamily housing market via its mechanical lock business. Consequently, Kwikset is familiar with the specific needs, objectives, and pain points of this unique sector.
  • Kwikset also boasts a great deal of expertise with electronic locking solutions, as evidenced by its overwhelming share of the single-family residential market.
  • The company is a well-known and respected entity in the residential security space, having been recognized as the top selling U.S. lock brand since 2006.

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