Baldwin® Hardware Offers Sneak Peek of New Baldwin Evolved at CES; Perfectly Blends Style and Technology
Next-Generation Evolved Blends Exquisite Architectural Designs with Kevo Technology
LAS VEGAS—Jan. 3, 2017— Baldwin® Hardware, a leading brand of the Hardware & Home Improvement (HHI) division of Spectrum Brands, Inc. (NYSE:SPB), today offered customers a sneak peek of Baldwin Evolved, the next generation of smart handlesets and deadbolts blending exquisite architectural designs with Kevo technology. Evolved delivers an electronic solution designed to exceed the luxurious architectural standards of Baldwin customers. By leveraging Bluetooth technology, Evolved offers an easy touch-to-open solution in 18 handleset styles and three deadbolts. Customers can choose from 18 Baldwin finishes for customizable style. CES attendees can actually see how the new Baldwin Evolved handleset will look on their own home by using Baldwin’s new Augmented Reality app also on display at CES Booth #40519 in the Sands, Halls A-D.
“CES provides the perfect backdrop to preview Evolved. It represents the best of electronic solutions, and we believe Evolved is just that: A beautifully designed, luxurious Baldwin handleset that is technologically advanced,” said Kevin Bean, director of marketing for Baldwin Hardware. “Our industrial design team has been working tirelessly to ensure the design of Evolved meets the highest standards of Baldwin customers, while also offering a technological solution they have been requesting.”
Evolved connects through advanced bridge technology to allow users to easily open and close doors via their smartphone and the Kevo mobile app, which runs in the background so there is no need to open the app to enter the home. By downloading the app, users can easily issue “ekeys” for remote access, real-time access history and remote unlocking capabilities within Bluetooth range.
Evolved’s streamlined design easily conceals the technology in a smart, sleek design that is 60 percent smaller than other electronic products on the market. Evolved features subtle LED lights to communicate elegantly with users. It also features a self-aligning brass bolt for easy operation and is water resistant to ensure moisture won’t affect the technology.
With military grade PKI encryption, Evolved meets the highest security standards. It features “inside/out” technology, which means it understands whether the user is inside or outside of the home to prevent any unauthorized access. Users are able to easily share, manage and schedule eKeys from their smartphone, allowing family members, friends or guests to sync their own phones to the same lock. And the Kevo app allows the homeowner to easily track everyone who is coming and going with real-time access history.
To learn more about Evolved, visit www.baldwinhardware.com/Evolved or see it in person at CES Booth #40519 in the Sands, Halls A-D.
Baldwin is 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®, FANAL®, Pfister™ and EZSET®. HHI is a leader in its key markets with #1 positions in U.S. residential locksets (Kwikset), Canada residential locksets (Weiser), U.S. luxury locksets (Baldwin), and U.S. builders’ hardware (Stanley-National Hardware), #2 in Mexico residential hardware (Fanal), and #3 in U.S. retail plumbing (Pfister). Headquartered in Orange County, California, HHI has a global sales force and operates manufacturing and distribution facilities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Asia.
HHI is a division of Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SPB). Spectrum Brands is a global, diversified consumer products company and a leading supplier of consumer batteries, residential locksets, residential builders’ hardware and plumbing, shaving and grooming products, personal care products, small household appliances, specialty pet supplies, lawn and garden and home pest control products, personal insect repellents and auto care products. Spectrum Brands employs over 15,500 employees worldwide and sells to the top 25 global retailers with products in more than one million stores.
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