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Schlage Debuts New Line of Decorative Door Hardware and Extends Matte Black Finish Offerings for Classic and Sophisticated Living Spaces

Schlage®, a brand of Allegion PLC that bridges the gap between security and design in door hardware and locks, is making it easier for homeowners to match strength and style with the launch of a collection of new transitional levers and knobs – the Sacramento Lever, Bowery Knob and Greyson Rose. The brand has also significantly increased its finish offerings, introducing ten of the brand’s most popular contemporary styles in Matte Black, in response to the rapidly growing popularity of calm, earthy tones in home design. These products will begin to roll out online and in stores nationwide, beginning this month.

“At Schlage, we understand the important role design plays in showcasing self-expression and providing comfort in the home. We are dedicated to helping homeowners express their individual style, offering products that reflect current and emerging taste preferences that make a stronger statement,” said Steve Down, Allegion Residential Leader. “With the launch of our new designs and Matte Black finish offerings, Schlage isn’t just opening doors, we’re opening eyes to forms that are perfect for traditionally classic, as well as modern, contemporary living spaces.”

The new decorative knobs and levers are designed to be both classic and timeless, combining traditional and contemporary styles. The Sacramento Lever provides a transitional style with a sleek, graceful form, while the Bowery Knob presents a modern look that focuses on simplicity and clean lines. In addition, the Greyson Rose completes both styles by offering a simple, yet sophisticated base. Each of the new designs crafted and tested to ensure durability and performance, providing the highest quality and exceeding industry standards. They were designed to fit most residential doors, feature non-handed, reversible levers, with an easy, three step, out-of-the-box installation and a lifetime limited mechanical and finish warranty.

Since launching Matte Black finish offerings in 2007, Schlage has maintained its position as a leader in delivering stylish, high-quality decorative door hardware to consumers. Between 2012 and 2013, the brand saw a significant year-over-year growth in sales for the popular finish. By expanding its Matte Black offerings, Schlage is providing homeowners with versatile door hardware and locks that enhance traditional settings, while also making a bold statement in any contemporary environment.

From traditional to electronic locks, the soft black hue and subdued surface of the Matte Black finish offers consumers customizable designs for their homes’ distinct style. New Matte Black products include many of the brand’s most popular products, including the Schlage Camelot and Century Touchscreen Deadbolts, the Broadway and Latitude levers, the Century and Greenwich handleset designs, as well as the Century and Greenwich deco collections.

With a 90-year heritage in providing consumers with products that are in line with current design styles for ever-changing residential tastes, Schlage, offers a variety of high-quality decorative door hardware options, perfect for new builds, renovations and retrofits of any size and style. The brand’s Decorative Collections offer more than 1,000 customized design and finish options that reflect a homeowner’s individual style. From traditional or contemporary to transitional or ornate, Schlage’s decorative knobs, levers and deadbolts combine the security, quality and convenience homeowners expect.

Schlage products, including the new door hardware designs and Matte Black finish offerings, are priced from $35.99 to $199.00.

About Allegion

Allegion (NYSE: ALLE) creates peace of mind by pioneering safety and security. As a $2 billion provider of security solutions for homes and businesses, Allegion employs more than 8,000 people and sells products in more than 120 countries across the world. Allegion comprises 27 global brands, including strategic brands CISA®, Interflex®,LCN®, Schlage® and Von Duprin®.

For more, visit www.allegion.com.

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