Lennar Selects Baldwin Hardware and Kwikset for Smart Home Design Program

July 26, 2017

Baldwin Hardware and Kwikset, brands of the Hardware and Home Improvement (HHI) division of Spectrum Brands, Inc., announced they have been selected by Lennar, one of the nation’s largest builders, as the door hardware and smart lock provider for a Wi-Fi CERTIFIED home design featuring integrated home automation and voice control with Amazon Alexa.

The HHI marquee brands of Baldwin and Kwikset will be included on new Lennar smart homes. Through Lennar’s Everything’s Included approach to homebuilding, new homeowners will be able to enjoy luxury smart home products at no additional cost—including the touch-to-open Baldwin Evolved, as well as a wide range of hardware from the Kwikset and Baldwin portfolios.

“It’s a great honor to be a part of Lennar’s bold vision for the future of homebuilding—one that sets a new standard for the homeowner experience,” said Phil Szuba, president of the Hardware and Home Improvement (HHI) division of Spectrum Brands, Inc. “We are committed to providing Baldwin and Kwikset hardware, designed to the highest architectural and technological standards, to further enhance the homeowners’ experience from the first time they open the front door.”

There will be a wide breadth of Baldwin Evolved and Kwikset electronic and traditional locks offered on the new Lennar homes, offering unmatched style, convenience and technology. Baldwin Evolved blends exquisite architectural designs with touch-to-open Kevo technology to deliver an electronic solution designed to exceed the luxurious architectural standards of Baldwin customers.

“Baldwin is known the world over for its luxurious architectural design,” said David Kaiserman, president of Lennar Ventures. “And now including touch-to-open technology takes it to a whole new level. The Lennar Wi-Fi CERTIFIED home is the perfect launch pad for this amazing new product. The Baldwin Evolved lock is the gateway not just to a new Lennar home, but to a whole new way of living.”

Lennar’s homes are the first to be built according to the new Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Home Design standard, which is a new approach to residential Wi-Fi network design to help ensure whole-home connectivity that works seamlessly with thousands of wireless devices and services. Lennar will begin offering Wi-Fi CERTIFIED home designs next month, rolling out to the entirety of its national footprint by year’s end. The homes will feature smart-home products from manufacturers, including Baldwin, Kwikset, Ring, Honeywell, Lutron, Ruckus, Samsung and Sonos.