Having a sense of security and be able to relax in our own home is an utmost priority. Even on our own businesses or work place we always make sure to safeguard the facility with only the best equipment. Last March 15, 2018 at Blue Leaf Filipinas, I attended the Kwikset Roadshow Manila 2018 and learned how finding the right lock and door knob is the best choice for every household. I personally use Kwikset on my gate lock and have proved of the brand’s lock durability. Dave Albert, Vice President and Managing Director of APAC Spectrum Brands Inc welcomed everyone by discussing the company’s history , commitment to delivering unmatched security features to homeowners and puts our customers’ safety above all else by manufacturing 250,000 door locks per day.
Kevin Sander, International Brand Manager spoke about the company’s unwavering commitment to meeting homeowners’ needs has inspired its innovative lock portfolio that includes patented Smart Key Security™ deadbolts, key-less entry combination locks, connected home technology, first-to-market electronic lock, Kevo™, door hardware with Microban® antimicrobial product protection and a wide variety of styles and finishes.
The brand’s history started in 1946 Adolf Schoepe and Karl Rhinehart revolutionize residential lock design by pioneering a tubular lock—named “Kwikset” to underscore its speedy installation. We were toured into 3 stations to experience how secure, stylish and durable Kwikset locks and door knobs are.
The first station for my group is the style station, where we learn how each lock and door knob was designed to fit any household. There was some clay molds that was provided that have been used as an inspiration for the aesthetics of the Kwikset products.
Kevin Sander, International Brand Manager showed us how durable Kwikset products are by soaking 2 door knobs in ammonia for 10 minutes. I was impressed because the other brand already corroded while the Kwikset door knobs are still the same when it was first taken out of its plastic container and there was no sign of chemical damage.
We all watched some movies wherein the house lock is easy to pick and open and that is what I dread will happen to my own house. The third booth was with Alvin Tan, Asia Sub Region Product Marketing Manager of Spectrum Brands Inc, who discussed the features of the Smart Key Security™ deadbolts, key-less entry combination locks. and the electronic lock, Kevo™, door hardware with Microban.
Sander demonstrated Kwikset’s deadbolt quality by trying to cut it using a saw and tried to cut it in half. The quality of the deadbolt did not bulge even with a hammer and that is why we should always consider re keying or changing into a more innovative brand like Kwikset. What I learn from this roadshow that no locks are the same and we should not be afraid to spend for our safety with a more durable, flexible and aesthetically pleasing choice like Kwikset.