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CES 2019: The Hillman Group Introduces KeyHero™, a Digital Key Backup Solution
[January 07, 2019]

CES 2019: The Hillman Group Introduces KeyHero™, a Digital Key Backup Solution

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- As a leader in key duplication technology with over 50 years of experience in the hardware industry, The Hillman Group will debut KeyHero at Pepcom's CES 2019 Digital Experience.  KeyHero is a digital backup solution that allows users to create a secure, digital backup of their physical key that is stored in the cloud and managed via the KeyHero smartphone app. The app enables you to use that digital back up to create a new physical key at any Home Depot store nationwide even if you have misplaced the original key. Through KeyHero, The Hillman Group is offering every household in America a free and secure digital key backup solution to help users never get locked out again.

CES 2019: The Hillman Group Introduces KeyHero™, a Digital Key Backup Solution

KeyHero is the most convenient, reliable and secure digital key backup and duplication application on the market. According to a recent survey conducted by KeyHero, getting locked out is much more common than losing your keys. These types of "key events" mostly occur in everyday situations. Now, with the simplicity of KeyHero, consumers never have to be locked out again because they can easily create a digital spare of any mechanical key. Just scan your key at any Home Depot Key Center and your key will be encrypted and backed up to the KeyHero cloud free of cost. Not only will the digital backup be safely stored, the user will also have the flexibility and convenience of digital key sharing. Key owners can use the KeyHero app to share their digital key with significant others, relatives, house sitters, dog walkers, house cleaners, property managers, and more. Recipients of the shared digital key receive a text or email withinstructions on how to redeem and cut a physical at the Key Center of their nearest Home Depot.

"We are excited to have a solution in KeyHero that can help us reach our mission of eliminating the anxiety, helplessness and frustration that comes from being locked out.  KeyHero creates a platform for consumers to safely manage their physical keys in a digital world." said Greg Gluchowski, President and CEO of The Hillman Group "It is the most convenient, reliable and secure digital key backup and duplication application on the market and our goal is to have every key digitally backed up, to end lock outs once and for all."

KeyHero stores digital spare keys using industrial security standards. In fact, the service's multi-layer, military grade security encryption, powered by Unikey, will ensure that all keys are safely stored and can only be accessed via the KeyHero app after the user has properly verified identification. Additionally, the KeyHero app never requires users to provide an address and uses a unique, three factor authentication process.  Furthermore, only a KeyKrafter™ machine can decrypt a digital backup key to cut a physical copy. This can only be done at Home Depot stores nationwide.

You can download KeyHero from the Apple App Store or Google Play by searching for KeyHero. The service and app are completely free.

KeyHero is exhibiting at Pepcom's CES 2019 Digital Experience on January 7, 2019. Event attendees can visit the KeyHero booth for a full demonstration of the digital backup and key cutting processes. For information please visit or visit your local Home Depot Key Center for further assistance.

About The Hillman Group
Founded in 1964 and headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Hillman is a leading North American provider of complete hardware solutions, delivered with industry best customer service to over 26,000 customers. Hillman designs innovative product and merchandising solutions for complex categories that deliver an outstanding customer experience to home improvement centers, mass merchants, national and regional hardware stores, pet supply stores, and OEM & Industrial customers. Leveraging a world-class distribution and sales network, Hillman delivers a "small business" experience with "big business" efficiency.

About UniKey
UniKey Technologies is the industry leader and pioneer of smart lock and access control platform technology. UniKey provides companies and manufacturers the ability to rapidly develop and deploy smart lock or access control products on a proven, scaled and secure platform. For more information about UniKey Technologies, please visit



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