Do-It-Yourself Home Security and Remodeling

Experts Provide Advice for Checking Home Security Devices.



Apr 10, 2001, 01:00 ET from Kwikset Corp.

    LAKE FOREST, Calif., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- There is no better time than
 the present for homeowners to check door hardware products to make sure their
 homes have the maximum amount of security available.  One of the most
 important and effective home security devices is a standard deadbolt lock.
     All exterior entry doors should have deadbolts which are affordable, easy
 to install, and available at hardware stores and mass merchants nationwide.
     Max Ruckman, Group Manager Black & Decker Hardware and Home Improvement
 Group recommends examining deadbolts and other locksets regularly to ensure
 they are providing the maximum home security.  Signs that a lockset should
 be replaced include:
 
     *  Signs of tampering on the lockset
     *  Excessive wear on the key or near the keyhole
     *  Lockset fits loosely in door
     *  Deadbolt sticks when locking or unlocking
 
     When replacing a lockset or other door hardware (i.e., knobs, handlesets,
 deadbolt, etc.) two main factors need to be considered; 1) What grade of
 security is needed and 2) What style best compliments the home's decor. Door
 products such as the Society Brass Collection(TM) provide maximum home
 security and have a wide variety of product styles and finishes.
     When selecting a replacement deadbolt, homeowners need to determine if the
 entryway needs a single or double cylinder deadbolt.  Single cylinder
 deadbolts operate with a key from the outside and with a turn-piece inside.
 Double cylinder deadbolts provide extra security and open with a key from
 both the inside and outside, which is recommended on glass paneled doors or
 doors near paneled windows.
     The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) residential security
 grade is marked on packages and premium deadbolts such as Society Brass
 Collection Low Profile Deadbolts carry ANSI Grade 2 rating and a lifetime
 mechanical warranty.
     *  ANSI Grade 2: Heavy Duty Residential and Light Commercial, indicates
 the lockset offers maximum protection against kick attacks, hammer hits and
 prying assaults.
     Society Brass Collection products including the Low Profile Deadbolt are
 available in wide variety of lifetime finishes including Polished Chrome,
 Polished Brass, Antique Brass, Antique Nickel and Satin Nickel, allowing
 homeowners to select the right look for their home.
     "The Society Brass Collection is designed to appeal to the fashion and
 decorating sense of homeowners," said Max Ruckman.  "The trend in home
 remodeling is for elegant door hardware designs that complement a home's
 unique decor, are easy to install and provide maximum security for their
 families."
     Kwikset Corporation, a Black & Decker Company, has been a leader in the
 lockset industry for more than 50 years.  Kwikset markets products under the
 KWIKSET(TM), TITAN(TM), BLACK & DECKER, and Society Brass Collection(TM)
 brand names. Their complete line of door hardware includes handlesets,
 knobsets, deadbolt locks and leversets for the residential and light
 commercial markets. Kwikset is headquartered in Lake Forest, California.
 
     For more product information about the Society Brass Collection call
 1-800-722-5153, or visit http://www.societybrass.com.
     Max Ruckman is available for interviews.
     High quality photography of products and finishes is available.
 
 

SOURCE Kwikset Corp.
    LAKE FOREST, Calif., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- There is no better time than
 the present for homeowners to check door hardware products to make sure their
 homes have the maximum amount of security available.  One of the most
 important and effective home security devices is a standard deadbolt lock.
     All exterior entry doors should have deadbolts which are affordable, easy
 to install, and available at hardware stores and mass merchants nationwide.
     Max Ruckman, Group Manager Black & Decker Hardware and Home Improvement
 Group recommends examining deadbolts and other locksets regularly to ensure
 they are providing the maximum home security.  Signs that a lockset should
 be replaced include:
 
     *  Signs of tampering on the lockset
     *  Excessive wear on the key or near the keyhole
     *  Lockset fits loosely in door
     *  Deadbolt sticks when locking or unlocking
 
     When replacing a lockset or other door hardware (i.e., knobs, handlesets,
 deadbolt, etc.) two main factors need to be considered; 1) What grade of
 security is needed and 2) What style best compliments the home's decor. Door
 products such as the Society Brass Collection(TM) provide maximum home
 security and have a wide variety of product styles and finishes.
     When selecting a replacement deadbolt, homeowners need to determine if the
 entryway needs a single or double cylinder deadbolt.  Single cylinder
 deadbolts operate with a key from the outside and with a turn-piece inside.
 Double cylinder deadbolts provide extra security and open with a key from
 both the inside and outside, which is recommended on glass paneled doors or
 doors near paneled windows.
     The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) residential security
 grade is marked on packages and premium deadbolts such as Society Brass
 Collection Low Profile Deadbolts carry ANSI Grade 2 rating and a lifetime
 mechanical warranty.
     *  ANSI Grade 2: Heavy Duty Residential and Light Commercial, indicates
 the lockset offers maximum protection against kick attacks, hammer hits and
 prying assaults.
     Society Brass Collection products including the Low Profile Deadbolt are
 available in wide variety of lifetime finishes including Polished Chrome,
 Polished Brass, Antique Brass, Antique Nickel and Satin Nickel, allowing
 homeowners to select the right look for their home.
     "The Society Brass Collection is designed to appeal to the fashion and
 decorating sense of homeowners," said Max Ruckman.  "The trend in home
 remodeling is for elegant door hardware designs that complement a home's
 unique decor, are easy to install and provide maximum security for their
 families."
     Kwikset Corporation, a Black & Decker Company, has been a leader in the
 lockset industry for more than 50 years.  Kwikset markets products under the
 KWIKSET(TM), TITAN(TM), BLACK & DECKER, and Society Brass Collection(TM)
 brand names. Their complete line of door hardware includes handlesets,
 knobsets, deadbolt locks and leversets for the residential and light
 commercial markets. Kwikset is headquartered in Lake Forest, California.
 
     For more product information about the Society Brass Collection call
 1-800-722-5153, or visit http://www.societybrass.com.
     Max Ruckman is available for interviews.
     High quality photography of products and finishes is available.
 
 SOURCE  Kwikset Corp.