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        Baldwin Announces Integration of its Keyless Entry Locks with Crestron Control Systems

        Sep 24, 2013

        Baldwin Announces Integration of its Keyless Entry Locks with Crestron Control Systems

        New Integration Will Give Homeowners New Level of Style, Convenience, and Security in Home Automation Solutions

        Baldwin, the premier designer and manufacturer of luxury locksets in the United States, announces that its Keyless Entry deadbolt locks with Home Connect™ Technology now integrate with control systems from Crestron, the world's leading manufacturer of advanced control and home automation systems.

        Using Crestron infiNET EX® wireless protocol, the Baldwin Keyless Entry deadbolt locks with Home Connect can receive commands and even communicate with the other devices through the Crestron control system. As a result, homeowners can lock and unlock doors from anywhere in the house using a Crestron touch screen or a mobile device screen, or remotely --even halfway across the world -- using the Crestron mobile app for Apple and Android devices.

        What's more, homeowners can set schedules, and personalize access to the home, allowing anyone with an access code to create a customized home-control scenario. For example, when the door is locked or unlocked, the Crestron system can simultaneously turn lights on/off, adjust shades and temperature, and set the alarm. Homeowners can also give access to each family member or guest utilizing their own unique user code, allowing the homeowner to monitor system activity. The system can also monitor the overall lock state and battery status of the Baldwin lock.

        A Crestron Connected™ device is recognized natively by the Crestron processor and allows for full control capabilities out-of-the-box with the use of the Baldwin module. The Crestron Connected initiative embeds Crestron control intelligence into a wide selection of third-party source equipment and display devices such as projectors, displays, and audio/video receivers to operate seamlessly with Crestron control technologies. The cloud-based framework enables plug-and-play connectivity for any Crestron Connected devices.

        "The addition of the Baldwin Keyless Entry deadbolt lock with Home Connect Technology to our portfolio of Crestron Connected devices is a significant step for customers of both companies," said Steve Samson, Crestron Director of Business Development. "In conjunction with our control systems, the Baldwin locks provide homeowners with a powerful home automation solution. The combination of convenience, security, and design aesthetics make the Crestron Connected device a must-have in the smart home."

        Keith Brandon, Baldwin's Director of Residential Access Solutions, said, "One of our primary objectives with our luxury market-leading Baldwin products is to partner with the most respected entities in the home automation arena, in order to provide our customers with the best possible home control experience. Our new partnership with Crestron unquestionably achieves that goal."

        Product availability and additional details will be released soon. To learn more about Crestron Connected devices, visit www.crestron.com/connected.

        About Baldwin
        Baldwin Hardware manufactures an extensive family of superior architectural and decorative products for residential and commercial use in a variety of finishes, including its proprietary Lifetime Finish™. Baldwin Hardware products signify quality and innovation, with offerings that include hardware and locksets and exterior lighting, as well as bath and cabinetry accessories. All portfolios are available in a rich variety of finishes and textures. Baldwin, with more than 60 years of heritage, is part of the Spectrum Brands Hardware & Home Improvement Group, headquartered in Lake Forest, CA. To learn more about Baldwin Hardware, please visitwww.baldwinhardware.com.

        About HHI
        Baldwin is part of Hardware and Home Improvement(HHI), a major manufacturer and supplier of residential locksets, residential builders' hardware and faucets with a portfolio of renowned brands, including Kwikset®, Weiser®, Baldwin®, National Hardware®, Stanley®, FANAL®, Pfister™ and EZSET®. HHI is a leader in its key markets with #1 positions in U.S. residential locksets (Kwikset), Canada residential locksets (Weiser), U.S. luxury locksets (Baldwin), and U.S. builders' hardware (Stanley-National Hardware), #2 in Mexico residential hardware (Fanal), and #3 in U.S. retail plumbing (Pfister). Headquartered in Orange County, California, HHI has a global sales force and operates manufacturing and distribution facilities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Asia. HHI is a division of Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc.

        About Spectrum Brands
        Spectrum Brands is a global, diversified consumer products company and a leading supplier of consumer batteries, residential locksets, residential builders' hardware and faucets, shaving and grooming products, personal care products, small household appliances, specialty pet supplies, lawn and garden and home pest control products, and personal insect repellents. Spectrum Brands employs over 12,500 employees worldwide and sells to the top 25 global retailers with products in more than one million stores.

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