• Sunnect AP501 Advanced Protection Digital Door Lock Receives a 100% Approval Rating from the Handyman Club of America
  • Sunnect AP501 Advanced Protection Digital Door Lock Receives the Consumers Digest Best Buy Award in Electronic Keypad Deadbolts
  • Sunnect, Inc. and The Delaney Co. Announce a Strategic Alliance to Market the Sunnect AP501 Advanced Protection Digital Door Lock to the Homebuilding Industry
  • Sunnect AP501 Advanced Protection Digital Door Lock Praised in the National Locksmith Magazine as “a Dream to Install and Operate”
  • Sunnect AP501 Advanced Protection Digital Door Lock Featured in the Locksmith Ledger International Magazine
  • Sunnect Conducts a Bullet Test on Its AP501 Digital Door Lock
  • Sunnect’s New Digital Door Lock Chosen for the Smart Home Exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago
  • Sunnect AP501 Advanced Protection Digital Door Lock Receives a 100% Approval Rating from the Handyman Club of America

    After testing the AP501 on their own homes for 2 months, the independent testers of the Handyman Club of America give a big thumbs-up to the Sunnect AP501!

    LAS VEGAS, NV - January 19, 2010: Sunnect announced today at the International Builders Show in Las Vegas that its AP501 Advanced Protection digital door lock was field-tested by the Handyman Club of America and received a 100% approval rating from the testers.

    The testers picked the auto lock feature as the best feature of the lock followed by keyless entry and one-touch digital key. The auto lock feature automatically locks the door every time the door is closed. It can be optionally switched off and it never locks the door while the door remains open.

    Some of the comments from the testers include:

    "I have installed at least 20 deadbolts in my time and know high-end products when I see one and the Sunnect AP501 Advanced Protection Digital Door Lock is the best I’ve seen."

    "Well constructed, beautiful looking!"

    "I would highly recommend this very stylish extremely well built keyless lock to my fellow contractors and handy man readers"

    "The quality, fit and finish is second to none."

    "Extremely easy to install, replacing my original existing deadbolt. The directions were well written and with the illustrations easy to follow."

    "I have looked at other brands of digital deadbolts and this is by far the finest digital deadbolt on the market at any price."

    Michael Kwon, president of Sunnect, said, "we are very pleased to receive a seal of approval from the 900,000-member strong Handyman Club of America. This reaffirms the overwhelming approval we have been receiving from our customers as well as industry professionals."

    Sunnect, in a separate announcement, published an "Electronic Deadbolt Comparison" chart that highlights the different features of digital door locks. This chart, along with more detail information about the Sunnect AP501, is available at www.SunnectLock.com.

    ABOUT HANDYMAN CLUB OF AMERICA
    Handyman Club of America, located at 12301 Whitewater Dr, Minnetonka, MN 55343, is a community of DIY home enthusiasts sharing projects, tips and advice on home improvement, remodeling, landscaping, woodworking and more, and publishes the Handy magazine with 900,000 paid subscribers. For more information, visit www.handymanclub.com.

    ABOUT SUNNECT
    Sunnect, Inc., headquartered in Springfield, Virginia, manufactures and markets the AP501 Advanced Protection digital door lock. Its manufacturing facilities are certified for ISO 9001 (Quality Management) and ISO 14001 (Environmental Management Systems). For more information, visit www.SunnectLock.com.

     

    Sunnect AP501 Advanced Protection Digital Door Lock Receives the Consumers Digest Best Buy Award in Electronic Keypad Deadbolts

    Awarding the Sunnect AP501 its highest Premium Selection Best Buy for offering "all of the features a 'top-of-the-line' buyer would want," Consumers Digest says "the AP501 delivers unmatched security."

    SPRINGFIELD, VA – January 4, 2010: Sunnect announced today that its AP501 Advanced Protection digital door lock received the Consumers Digest Best Buy award in the Electronic Keypad Deadbolts category.

    In the February 2010 issue, Consumers Digest says "the AP501 delivers unmatched security. It is the only keypad deadbolt lock that we've seen that can take a direct gunshot and still work."

    In a congratulatory letter to Sunnect, Randy Weber, publisher of Consumers Digest, said the Sunnect AP501 "has been recognized by the editors in the current issue as having exceptional value in today's highly competitive marketplace."

    The Sunnect AP501 was not only selected as the "Best Buy" in Electronic Keypad Deadbolts, but was given their "Premium Selection" designation for offering "all of the features a 'top-of-the-line' buyer would want." This award is based on independent testing, consumer surveys, published evaluations, dealer interviews, and personal product evaluations by the authors and researchers.

    Michael Kwon, president of Sunnect, said "we are very pleased by the recognition from such a well-known consumer publication as the Consumers Digest. This award reaffirms the overwhelming approval we have received from our customers as well as door lock industry professionals."

    The Sunnect AP501 is a premier digital door lock that is totally pickproof and offers such convenient features as keyless entry and automatic locking in a beautiful and extremely-robust structure that the National Locksmith magazine called "a dream to install and operate, one tough deadbolt ... built like a tank."

    About Consumers Digest
    The Consumers Digest magazine, established in 1959, is published bimonthly by Consumers Digest Communications, LLC, 520 Lake Cook Rd., Suite 500, Deerfield, IL 60015.

    About Sunnect
    Sunnect, Inc., headquartered in Springfield, Virginia, manufactures and markets the AP501 Advanced Protection digital door lock. Its manufacturing facilities are certified for ISO 9001 (Quality Management) and ISO 14001 (Environmental Management Systems). For more information, visit www.SunnectLock.com.

     

    Sunnect, Inc. and The Delaney Co. Announce a Strategic Alliance to Market the Sunnect AP501 Advanced Protection Digital Door Lock to the Homebuilding Industry

    Formalizing their long-standing relationship of cooperation, the agreement establishes Delaney as the exclusive distributor of the AP501 to the new construction homebuilding industry.

    LAS VEGAS, NV – May 7, 2009: Sunnect, Inc. and The Delaney Co. today announced at the National Hardware Show in Las Vegas that they have entered into an exclusive distributorship agreement. Through this agreement, Delaney will be the exclusive distributor of the Sunnect AP501 Advanced Protection digital door lock to the new construction homebuilding industry.

    The Sunnect AP501 Advanced Protection digital door lock was designed to be a robust door lock providing the highest level of security to homes, offices, and anywhere a deadbolt lock can be used, while providing the convenience of digital technology such as keyless entry and automatic locking. It is guaranteed to fit standard door preparations requiring no additional drilling or wiring. The National Locksmith magazine recently called the AP501 “a dream to install and operate” and “one tough residential deadbolt… built like a tank.”

    “Having worked with Delaney from the concept stage of the AP501, we are excited about expanding our current distributor relationship to an exclusive distributor relationship,” said Michael Kwon, president of Sunnect, Inc. “Delaney’s long-standing record of serving the homebuilding industry will be vital in marketing the AP501 to that market.”

    “We have long recognized that the home security market was waiting for an innovative door lock to catch up to the digital age. The AP501 is that lock! It is truly a smart but durable door lock we can trust to secure our homes. Its elegant style will complement any hardware decor,” said Michael O’Bryan, president of The Delaney Co. “We are proud to be a part of changing history.”

     

    Sunnect AP501 Advanced Protection Digital Door Lock Praised in the National Locksmith Magazine as “a Dream to Install and Operate”

    The National Locksmith Magazine calls the AP501 “one tough residential deadbolt … built like a tank.”

    SPRINGFIELD, VA – January 5, 2009: Sunnect AP501 Advanced Protection digital door lock was featured in a seven-page article titled “A Completely New Design for an Electronic Deadbolt from Sunnect Inc.” by Richard Dickey in the January 2009 issue of the National Locksmith magazine. (The article can be viewed at www.SunnectLock.com/pdf/SunnectAP501-NationalLocksmith2009Jan.pdf.)

    After describing the major features of the AP501 such as keyless entry, auto lock, and decoy digits, as well as its standard installation procedure, Mr. Dickey details the rigorous testing conducted on the AP501 such as the 200,000-cycle test, -35°F temperature test, electro-static discharge (ESD) test, and the inspections using an x-ray microscope.

    Referring to a video showing the bullet test conducted on the AP501, he says “you are going to love this! [The video] should be viewed just for the ‘WOW’ factor if for no other reason.” (The bullet test video is available at www.SunnectLock.com/photo.html.)

    Pointing out the unique technologies used in the patent-pending door lock such as the door-closure sensor and optical sensors, Mr. Dickey states that “it’s the first stand alone door lock I have seen in a long time that really took a completely different approach in its lock design.”

    “It is built like a tank, is a dream to install and operate, and for what you get, has a price point that will make anyone smile.”

    Recommending the AP501 to fellow locksmith professionals, Mr. Dickey says “If you do any kind of stand alone lock installations, you owe it to yourself and your potential customers to take a look at the Sunnect product. I think if you do, you will be as impressed with this product as I am, and I can assure you that this one I’m keeping.”

    Commenting on the article, Michael Kwon, president of Sunnect, Inc. said “in his thorough review of our lock, Mr. Dickey does not come out and say the AP501 is the best lock he has seen, but he seems to prove it step by step by not only describing its features but by showing how each piece is designed and put together. We consider it a privilege that an industry-renowned professional, who could have chosen any lock, has installed our AP501 on his own home.”

    About the National Locksmith Magazine
    The National Locksmith magazine is a leading trade publication serving the locksmith industry. The magazine is published monthly by the National Publishing Co. in Streamwood, Illinois.

    About Sunnect, Inc.
    Sunnect, Inc., founded in 2006 and headquartered in Springfield, Virginia, manufactures the AP501 Advanced Protection digital door lock. Its manufacturing facilities are certified for ISO 9001 (Quality Management) and ISO 14001 (Environmental Management Systems). For more information, visit www.SunnectLock.com.

     

    Sunnect AP501 Advanced Protection Digital Door Lock Featured in the Locksmith Ledger International Magazine

    SPRINGFIELD, VA - September 23, 2008: Sunnect AP501 Advanced Protection digital door lock was featured in a three-page article titled “Digital Deadbolt by Sunnect” written by Editor-In-Chief Gale Johnson in the September 2008 issue of the Locksmith Ledger International magazine.

    Describing his own reaction at seeing the Sunnect AP501 digital door lock at the 2008 Associated Locksmiths of America convention in Dallas in June, where the AP501 was first introduced, Mr. Johnson said, “While there are other digital locks on the market, the Sunnect lock caught my attention because it looked like a quality piece of hardware that customers would like to have on their doors.”

    He further stated that “while some digital products may look like add-ons, this lock had the look of original equipment.”

    After a thorough review of the various features and characteristics of the AP501, Mr. Johnson concluded that “Sunnect AP501 digital deadbolt locks combine looks with performance.” The article can be viewed online at www.locksmithledger.com/print/Locksmith-Ledger/Digital-Deadbolt-by-Sunnect/1$941.

    About the Locksmith Ledger International The Locksmith Ledger International magazine is a leading trade publication serving the locksmith industry. The magazine is published monthly by Cygnus Business Media. Information on subscribing to The Locksmith Ledger International can be obtained at 800-547-7377 or at www.LocksmithLedger.com.

    About Sunnect Sunnect, Inc., founded in 2006 and headquartered in Springfield, Virginia, manufactures the AP501 Advanced Protection digital door lock. For more information, visit www.SunnectLock.com.

     

    Sunnect Conducts a Bullet Test on Its AP501 Digital Door Lock

    Proving its extraordinary physical toughness, the Sunnect AP501 Advanced Protection digital door lock continues to function despite multiple gunshots

    DALLAS, TX – June 20, 2008: Sunnect, Inc. (www.SunnectLock.com) today announced at the Associated Locksmiths of America (ALOA) 2008 Convention and Expo that it has conducted a bullet test on its new AP501 Advanced Protection digital door lock.

    Working with firearms professionals from the Blue Ridge Arsenal and the Tontine Group, both in Chantilly, Virginia, Sunnect conducted a series of shooting tests on the AP501 digital door lock, mounted on a wooden stand, using Glock 22 and 40-caliber Smith & Wesson handguns, most popular with law enforcement agencies.

    As shown in the video released on their web site (www.SunnectLock.com/photo.html), the shooting test revealed three extraordinary strengths of the AP501 construction:

    1. The AP501 digital door lock continues to secure the door despite multiple gunshots, never releasing the throwbolt;
    2. The lock does not expose the deadbolt latch control mechanism to the potential intruder, despite the gunshots, in part due to its 2.5-mm thick exterior mounting plate which is secured from inside the door;
    3. The lock’s monitor and control mechanism (key sensor, CPU, motor, etc.) continues to operate despite the gunshots, and the lock successfully retracts the throwbolt when a valid Tag Key is presented.

    Extraordinary toughness sets the AP501 apart from the others. More information about how the AP501 has been tested is available on Sunnect’s web site (www.SunnectLock.com/products_test.html)

    About Sunnect, Inc.
    Sunnect, Inc., a U.S. corporation founded in 2006 and headquartered in Springfield, Virginia, manufactures the AP501 Advanced Protection digital door lock at its engineering and manufacturing facilities located in South Korea, widely considered the leader in digital door lock technology, where 45% of existing homes and nearly 100% of new homes use digital door locks.

    The Sunnect AP501 was designed with the following 5 objectives: real security (the lock had to be one tough security device, first and foremost), total convenience of digital technology, exceptional style, easy installation, and unmatched warranty that lets you get a replacement lock without returning the old one first.

    Sunnect markets the AP501 through a reputable network of distributors. Having launched the AP501 in April, 2008, Sunnect is currently recruiting top-notch distributors throughout the country.

    For more information, visit www.SunnectLock.com.

     

    Sunnect’s New Digital Door Lock Chosen for the Smart Home Exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago

    The 8-month long exhibit, designed by WIRED Magazine and Michelle Kaufmann Designs, will showcase the Sunnect AP501 Advanced Protection digital door lock in its Resource Center

    SPRINGFIELD, VA - May 27, 2008: Sunnect, Inc. (www.SunnectLock.com) today announced that its new AP501 Advanced Protection digital door lock is showcased in the Smart Home: Green + Wired Exhibit Resource Center at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago (www.msichicago.org). The Smart Home features green construction and furnishings as well as the latest home technologies.

    WIRED Magazine (www.wired.com), who evaluated the AP501 for the exhibit, described the AP501 digital door lock as “designed to provide the highest level of security for your home.”

    “In my 30 years in the locksmith business, I have seen quite a few residential door locks and the Sunnect AP501 is by far the very best,” said Ken Berkley, who manages 20 service centers at Baldino’s Lock and Key. “I installed the very first AP501 we got at my own home and my family absolutely loves it! It’s so well-made we can’t find a fault in this lock.”

    Convenient Features

    The Sunnect AP501 takes full advantage of the latest digital door lock technology:

    • Digital Keys – Protects against lock-picking and keyhole-vandalism since the keys are digital and cannot be copied, and there is no conventional keyhole to pick;
    • Keyless Entry using a Passcode – Prevents getting locked out of your own home and you don’t even have to carry a key;
    • Auto Lock – Locks the door automatically when it is closed;
    • Key Deletion – Disables lost or stolen keys; and
    • Intruder Alarm – Discourages potential intruders.

    “Anyone who comes in contact with the AP501 will immediately appreciate its beautiful style and rock-solid construction. You get a sense of security and durability,” said Alex Huynh, principal at Cydus LLC who coordinated the AP501 display at the Smart Home exhibit. “Sunnect’s attention to detail is meticulous. For instance, you can enter extraneous random digits before entering your real passcode if someone might be watching you.”

    Physical Toughness

    Extraordinary toughness sets the AP501 apart from the others. The AP501 was tested at -35° F and the lock contains a bypass circuitry to withstand high-voltage attacks, up to 30,000 volts. Its motor and deadbolt latch were cycle-tested to 200,000 cycles. (If you open the door 10 times a day, it would take more than 50 years to reach 200,000 cycles.)

    Additionally, the AP501 has specific features to defend against physical attacks such as kicking, prying, hammering, and even sawing. For example, the throwbolt has a carbon rod embedded in its core to withstand sawing attempts. Another example is the 2.5-mm thick metal mounting plate and the mounting bracket that keep intruders from gaining access even if they somehow manage to physically break the exterior lock off the door.

    Calling the AP501 “tank tough,” Dennis O’Donnell, vice president of AP501.com, a Sunnect-authorized distributor who has been marketing digital door locks since 2004, said “the AP501 is the best digital door lock available today. Our partners, customers, and reviewers have all given a big thumbs-up for the AP501. The tank-tough construction is simply unforgettable.”

    Product Demonstration

    For more information or for a product sample, contact Michael Kwon at 703-501-6409 or at mkwon@SunnectLock.com.

    More Information
    About the Smart Home: Green + Wired Exhibit including the Exhibit Resource Guide, visit www.msichicago.org/whats-here/exhibits/smart-home and www.msichicago.org.

    About WIRED Magazine, visit www.wired.com/promo/wiredhome and www.wired.com.

    About Michelle Kaufmann Designs, visit www.mkd-arc.com and blog.michellekaufmann.com.

    About Baldino’s Lock and Key, visit www.baldinos.com.

    About AP501.com, visit www.ap501.com.

    About Cydus LLC, visit www.cydus-solutions.com.

    About Sunnect, Inc.
    Sunnect, Inc., a U.S. corporation founded in 2006 and headquartered in Springfield, Virginia, manufactures the AP501 Advanced Protection digital door lock using engineering and manufacturing facilities located in South Korea, widely considered the leader in digital door lock technology, where 45% of existing homes and nearly 100% of new homes use digital door locks.

    Sunnect AP501 was designed with the 5 objectives of real security (the lock had to be one tough security device, first and foremost), total convenience of digital technology, exceptional style, easy installation, and unmatched warranty that lets you get a replacement lock without returning the old one first.

    Sunnect markets the AP501 through a reputable network of distributors. Having launched the AP501 in April, 2008, Sunnect is currently recruiting top-notch distributors throughout the country.

    For more information, visit www.SunnectLock.com.