Schlage, a business of Ingersoll Rand, announced its decision to no longer manufacture and ship its SecureKey line of products after December 31st, 2011. SecureKey is a technology used inside the cylinder of Schlage residential locks to enable re-keying the lock without removing it from the door. This decision has also facilitated an amicable resolution to the litigation between Kwikset and Schlage. details about the settlement are confidential by agreement of the parties.
“We made this decision to ensure our investment focus is on delivering the residential security innovations that consumers deem the most important,” said John Evans, president of Residential Security Solutions. “as it has during our more than 90-year heritage, the Schlage product portfolio continues to deliver innovation, including the upcoming launch of Schlage locks with a built in alarm.”
For products shipped after December 31st, 2011, the company will utilize its time-tested and proven pin and tumbler re-key technology, which is already used in Schlage products found in tens of millions of homes today. In the interim, the SecureKey line of products continues to be available for the retail consumers at their nearest hardware or home improvement store while the transition takes place.
“The SecureKey cylinder is only a mechanism to re-key the lock; the core Schlage product that consumers have come to prefer and trust for their security remains the same,” said Evans. “We remain confident in our SecureKey products and will continue to provide customer support and honor all valid product warranties.”