New Britain, Conn. -based Stanley Black & Decker Corp., which bought Baldwin in 2003, said Baldwin's customer- and consumer-services team, numbering about 35, would remain in the Reading area at a location not yet identified.
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®.
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.
Both are about equally the same. However, Baldwin is a much more trusted brand for those who want keyed entry, and Schlage is much more reliable for its keyless models that work well with smart homes. Usually, we would choose old-fashioned, trusty Baldwin for its keyed entry.
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 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.
Kwikset®, a Black & Decker® company, has been a leader in the lockset industry for 60 years. Kwikset manufactures and markets several full lines of door hardware, including handlesets, knobs, levers, deadbolts, and pocket door accessories, for residential and light commercial markets.
Kwikset subsequently became part of the Hardware and Home Improvement (HHI) Group of Stanley Black & Decker, which also owns lockset manufacturers Weiser and Baldwin.
Can items from different brands be keyed alike? Schlage, Baldwin Estates, Baldwin Reserve, and Emtek can all be keyed to the same key. Kwikset, Yale, and Baldwin Prestige can all be keyed to the same key.
I've always found Baldwin door products to be superior to most, if not all, competitors. This deadbolt is no exception. you may pay a little more for this product than some other brands. However, it comes with a lifetime warranty and the quality is there.
Emtek is a part of ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions.
Schlage continues its domestic growth with the opening of a new production facility in Security, Colorado manufacturing standard locksets and handcrafted hardware.
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.
1946. is the year Baldwin was founded by Severin Fayerman.
Baldwin's top of the line hinges set industry standards for excellence and the Reserve Collection is no exception. Ideal for residential applications, these durable hinges are available in several finishes and made of durable solid brass, bringing the dependable performance you need wherever you need it.
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.
Yes, Baldwin locks that feature its SmartKey Security are bump proof. The SmartKey Security also protects against lock picking, drilling, and other advanced break-in techniques.
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.
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.
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 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.