Kwikset® Expands Contemporary Line With Halifax And Milan Levers And Deadbolts

June 12, 2014
The ADA-compliant push button makes the levers easy to lock and unlock

LAKE FOREST, Calif.  – In response to the rising trend of incorporating contemporary style and universal design into the home, Kwikset®, a leading brand of the Hardware and Home Improvement (HHI) division of Spectrum Brands Holdings (NYSE:SPB), expands its contemporary line of levers and deadbolts to offer accessible modern hardware to homeowners. Milan, a sleek, streamlined, round lever and deadbolt, and Halifax, a square lever and deadbolt, offer both elegant design and functionality with a Kwikset Signature Series-first ADA-compliant push button.

“Recognizing the increase in homeowners looking to incorporate contemporary design, Kwikset is offering an accessible option for a range of buyers with our new Halifax and Milan levers and deadbolts,” said Marty Hoffmann, vice president, marketing, Kwikset. “The square and round contemporary designs combine sophistication and simplicity, making them the ideal accents for a modern or transitional home.”

The beautifully crafted hardware fulfills today’s homeowner’s desire for quality products, a competitive price point and modern style. The simple, yet elegant designs of Halifax and Milan add an effortless contemporary aesthetic to a breadth of homes and are available at retailers nationwide.

Additionally, 57 percent of National Kitchen and Bath Association designers specified universal design features in bathrooms in 2013, signifying the growth in demand for products that can be incorporated into multigenerational homes. Kwikset’s new lines feature an ADA-compliant push button that makes the levers easy to lock and unlock. This feature also prevents anyone from locking themselves in a room. These new lines deliver everyday functionality without compromising design.

Halifax and Milan products are offered in Venetian Bronze, Satin Nickel, Polished Chrome and Satin Chrome. The hardware line is available through wholesale now and will be offered at retail stores in July. Halifax and Milan keyed entry products are equipped with Kwikset SmartKey® re-key technology, providing superior security and re-key convenience unlike any other lock on the market.