Kwikset Expands Use Of Patented SmartKey Security To Automotive Industry

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.

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