|Lock cylinders, Electronic locks|
Weiser is an American lock manufacturer that produces low security lock cylinders, electronic locks, and other lock and door related equipment. Weiser produces many of the same locks as Kwikset; both are owned by Spectrum Brands. Weiser markets many of these duplicate locks in Canada under the Weiser brand.
Weiser was founded in 1904 in South Gate, California. Early products included custom designed locks and associated hardware.
In 1967, Norris Industries purchased Weiser. Norris Industries merged with Masco Building Products Corporation in 1985. In 2003, Weiser was purchased by Black & Decker. In 2007, Weiser introduced the Weiser Smart Key in Canada. Kwikset would use this design as the basis of their 2008 Smart Key lock marketed in the United States.
Black & Decker combined with Stanley in 2010 to become Stanley Black & Decker.
Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. completed the acquisition of HHI from Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. on December 17, 2012. Weiser is now owned by Spectrum Brands.