Baldwin and Kwikset are 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®, Pfister™ and EZSET®.
Kwikset subsequently became part of the Hardware and Home Improvement (HHI) Group of Stanley Black & Decker, which also owns lockset manufacturers Weiser and Baldwin.
The Titan product line is re-branded to the UltraMax product line. 2003 – Black & Decker purchases Baldwin Hardware and Weiser Lock from the Masco Corporation in October, expanding their bath and door hardware collections to encompass four major brands, Kwikset, Price Pfister, Baldwin Hardware and Weiser Lock.
ASSA ABLOY $4.3B Acquisition of Kwikset, Baldwin Creates Smart Door Lock Juggernaut. Access Control giant ASSA ABLOY announces it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Hardware and Home Improvement (HHI) division of Spectrum Brands (NYSE: SPB) for $4.3 billion on a cash and debt free basis.
Kwikset, Yale, and Baldwin Prestige can all be keyed to the same key.
Baldwin locks use a Schlage key cylinder inside the lock to operate the tumblers and open and lock the mechanism. A Schlage re-keying kit will re-key a Baldwin lockset in minutes to secure a home or office after a change of residency or employees.
Baldwin is pleased to offer a retail line of door hardware for the discerning homeowner: our Prestige series featuring the patented SmartKey technology. SmartKey is an advanced security breakthrough which allows you to rekey the lock in seconds.
Assa Abloy is acquiring Spectrum Brands 'Hardware & Home Improvement' (HHI) division, including lock and security fixture brands Kwikset, Baldwin, and Weiser, in a $4.3 billion USD deal.
Also in the non-forced entry category, there is no doubt Schlage is better. With a better, more precise manufacturing process and 2 additional security pins than the Kwikset deadbolt, Schlage locks are significantly harder to pick, bump or compromise in non-destructive ways.
As a brief background, Kwikset Corporation is a manufacturer of locksets. It had marked these products as “Made in the USA,” even though some of its locksets contained screws or pins made in Taiwan and some subassemblies were manufactured in Mexico.
Baldwin Hardware was founded in 1946, when Severin Fayerman bought Newark-based Baldwin Tool and Die. Fayerman moved the company's manufacturing facility to Reading, Pennsylvania, in 1956. Stanley Black & Decker acquired the company in 2003 and, in 2012, moved manufacturing to Nogales, Mexico.
These sets use a Kwikset "Smartkey" and can be all keyed alike to each other, but not to Baldwin locksets that use a Baldwin stamped key.
Baldwin's products include lock sets; bath, door and cabinet hardware; switch plates; and lighting. The company said that 85 percent of Baldwin production will be relocated to Stanley Black & Decker's plant in Nogales, Mexico, and that management responsibilities would move to Lake Forest, Calif.
2003 – Black & Decker purchases Baldwin Hardware and Weiser Lock from the Masco Corporation in October, expanding their bath and door hardware collections to encompass four major brands, Kwikset, Price Pfister, Baldwin Hardware and Weiser Lock.
In comparison to other similar locks on the market, the Kwikset Kevo is reliable but expensive if you compare it to other locks in the same category. The Yale T1L, on the other hand, is a lot more competitively priced if you look at other similar types of smart door locks on the market.
Baldwin Touchscreen Deadbolt can connect with most Z-Wave Smart Home Hubs/Controllers on the market. With the changes in technology, our engineers are always working to update the product to function with as many systems as possible.
Kwikset door knobs are also a zinc die cast. Similar to Schlage and Weiser they are quite adjustable to whatever you need or are replacing.
Yes. The current version of SmartKey available in the market today is very secure. All SmartKey products, since its introduction in 2008, include patented technology not found in other pin and tumbler locks that help protect against two of the more common and undetectable attack methods, lock picking and lock bumping.
Baldwin Images & Estate locks utilize what is called a C-keyway. Baldwin Prestige utilizes a K-keyway design with SmartKey® Re-key Technology. To determine if your non-Baldwin lock uses a C-keyway, a K-keyway, or other try inserting the Baldwin key into your existing lock.