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SmartKey Lock Picking Contest Success

Black And Decker Hardware And Home Improvement : 27 August, 2010  (New Product)
High levels of pick and lock bumping resistance demonstrated by the Kwikset SmartKey deadbolt during Locksmith convention which recently took place in Orlando
SmartKey Lock Picking Contest Success
In an effort to demonstrate the superior pick-resistance of the award-winning SmartKey Signature Series deadbolt with BumpGuard protection, Kwikset recently hosted a lock-picking competition for professional locksmiths at the Associated Locksmiths of America (ALOA) Convention in Orlando, Fla. Since its introduction in 2007, Kwikset's SmartKey has been highly-successful due to its re-key technology, which allows homeowners to re-key their own locks, quickly and easily in seconds, without removal from the door for improved security and access control.

The results of the lock-picking competition at ALOA demonstrated that out of the 56 SmartKey deadbolts that locksmiths attempted to pick, only one lock was successfully picked, at a time of eight minutes and 16 seconds. Of the 56 Schlage SecureKey deadbolts that locksmiths attempted to pick, 44 were successfully picked, one in as fast as 7.16 seconds. In percentages, Kwikset's SmartKey was picked in less than 2 percent of attempts, while Schlage's SecureKey was picked in over 78 percent of lock-picking attempts. In fact, while given a full 10 minutes to attempt a successful pick, 20 of the locksmiths who were able to pick SecureKey, were able to do so in less than 60 seconds.

Qualified and interested locksmiths volunteered and were selected on a first-come, first-serve basis onsite in the tradeshow booth. Participants were given 10 minutes to attempt to pick a brand-new Schlage SecureKey deadbolt. The same participants were given another 10 minutes to attempt to pick a brand-new Kwikset SmartKey deadbolt. All of the locks were purchased by a third party, removed from its packaging on-site and installed on a mount for each locksmith at the beginning of each contest. As per the rules of the competition, the one locksmith who was successful at picking the Kwikset SmartKey deadbolt was awarded a $5,000 cash prize. The 44 locksmiths who were able to pick the Schlage SecureKey deadbolt were each awarded $100 gift cards. At the conclusion of the show, the locksmith with the fastest lock-picking time in the competition, 7.16 seconds for Schlage's SecureKey, received a cash prize of $1,000.

"It was great to be back at ALOA this year," said Brent Flaharty, vice president of marketing, Kwikset. "Our goal was to showcase that our SmartKey products are of the highest-possible quality, as well as technologically innovative. I think the results of the lock-picking competition show that SmartKey is a superior product in the marketplace."
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