Kwikset Wins ‘Good Design’ Award for SmartCode 916 Touchscreen Deadbolt

Good Design Awards is the oldest and one of the world’s most recognized programs for design excellence.

LAKE FOREST, Calif. – The Kwikset brand of Spectrum Brands, hardware and home improvement division, announces the SmartCode 916 touchscreen electronic deadbolt has received a 2015 Good Design Award from the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.

Founded in 1950, Good Design Awards is the oldest and one of the world’s most recognized programs for design excellence. For 2015, the museum received submissions from several thousand manufacturers and industrial and graphic design firms representing corporations from more than 47 countries.

The SmartCode 916 touchscreen electronic deadbolt provides all the features of Kwikset’s SmartCode 914 model, including keyless entry. It also combines the added convenience and enhanced aesthetics of a capacitive touchscreen. Users can activate the SmartCode 916 touchscreen with the touch of a finger.

The touchscreen senses contact for fast code entry.  Plus, the screen will auto-detect a correct code and quickly unlock. The SmartCode 916’s SecureScreen technology helps mask “smudge” attacks, in which passcodes can potentially be jeopardized by detecting frequently used numbers from the oily residues on the touchscreen surface.

“This Good Design award for our SmartCode lock speaks to Kwikset’s dedication to producing industry-leading products that combine innovative design with groundbreaking function,” says Keith Brandon, divisional vice president of Residential Access Solutions, Spectrum Brands.

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