June 9, 2010

Schlage LiNK Now Available at Best Buy

CARMEL, IN (INGERSOLL RAND NEWS SERVICE) -- Best Buy, the largest consumer electronics retailer in the United States, is featuring the Schlage LiNK™ remote home-management system online, and will soon in select U.S. stores.

Best Buy developed an entirely new landing page for BestBuy.com dedicated to Home Control featuring Schlage LiNK. According to Best Buy’s independent research, 85 percent of all consumers who research consumer electronics products will first visit Best Buy.com to gain knowledge about a particular solution, whether they end up buying at Best Buy or not.

Schlage LiNK is the only Home Control platform that Best Buy will launch with in its stores. Current in-store launch plans are for 46 stores across four markets (Dallas and Houston, TX, Los Angeles, CA, and Chicago, IL) sometime in July. Once launched in stores, the plan is to expand to a larger footprint of stores either later this year or early next.

“Our new partnership with Best Buy is an opportunity for us to further realize the potential for consumer-focused products like Schlage LiNK,” said Dwight Gibson, leader of Residential Solution’s Connected Home efforts. “We’re pleased to see how some of our innovative products are filling an emerging need with home owners.” For more information on Schlage LiNK, go to www.link.schlage.com.

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