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AVAD Adds Kwikset Wireless Locks to Home Automation and Security Lines

Los Angeles, Calif. –AVAD LLC, North America’s leading provider of custom electronics, is now announcing the addition of smart locks from Kwikset, the number one residential lock brand with Z-Wave wireless technology. The Kwikset SmartCode™ product series includes a variety of lever and deadbolt locks that integrate with leading home automation and security systems.

Kwikset SmartCode locks provide 128-bit encryption, a motorized deadbolt and SmartKey™ technology with BumpGuard™ protection to offer a high level of security. The ZWave wireless protocol makes the locks easy to integrate, and the hardware requires just a screwdriver to retrofit from the existing deadbolt. The resulting keyless entry increases safety and convenience by eliminating the need to carry or hide keys and adding the ability to lock or unlock from a smartphone. The SmartCode system allows for up to 30 unique user codes, enabling homeowners to grant access and track entry for anyone in the household.

“Home automation will continue to expand beyond energy and entertainment, and we want our dealers to be able to provide their customers with fully integrated security technology,” said Hugh Hughes, Director of Vendor Management and Purchasing at AVAD. “Kwikset’s smart access technology can now communicate with other connected systems wirelessly. A full whole-home solution now offers remote locking and remote access notifications for the ultimate peace of mind.”

In addition to offering wireless, keypad or touchscreen entry, the products are available in a variety of finishes to match surrounding décor, including brass, nickel, bronze and chrome. The hardware is reversible for either door handing and adjustable to accommodate the most common door thicknesses.

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AVAD is an industry-leading provider of solutions to the residential and commercial custom installation markets. As an Ingram Micro company, AVAD provides integrators access to the industry’s top products and integrated solutions for video, audio, lighting control, content management, whole-home and business automation, as well as digital signage and design services. AVAD offers the broadest consumer electronics, home and business automation portfolio in North America. Further differentiating its services, AVAD invests in the business tools, technical support and services integrators need to grow their businesses, including the fully transactional AVAD Mobile smartphone application providing integrators on-the-go access to AVAD products and value-added tools. With 23 locations throughout North America, AVAD offers local, hands-on access to the latest products and trainings, as well as free support services including system design and technical support.

About Kwikset

Kwikset, the leader in residential door security, manufactures and markets a complete line of door locks and door hardware. Designed for residential and light commercial applications, Kwikset’s product offering includes doorknobs, deadbolts, handlesets, pocket door hardware and electronic keyless entry locks. Kwikset’s electronic 913 SmartCode Deadbolt and 980 Deadbolt with SmartKey Re-Key Technology earned the esteemed Best Buy rating from Consumers Digest in 2014, representing the innovation and security customers can expect from Kwikset. Headquartered in Orange County, Calif., Kwikset is part of the Hardware and Home Improvement (HHI) division of Spectrum Brands. Kwikset products are sold through retailers and distributors throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico. To learn more about Kwikset, visit

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