Kwikset’s SmartKey door lock is designed to alleviate the stress and costs that result from having to re-key a door lock. … BumpGuard™ Protection: Patented technology with a side-locking bar substitutes a traditional pin and tumble design, ensuring protection against lock bumping.
Are SmartKey locks safe?
Yes. The current version of SmartKey available in the market today is very secure. All SmartKey products, since its introduction in 2008, include patented technology not found in other pin and tumbler locks that help protect against two of the more common and undetectable attack methods, lock picking and lock bumping.
What is SmartKey security?
It protects against common break-in methods
Kwikset’s SmartKey Security™ is designed to protect against these type of break-ins and keep your family safe. SmartKey Security™ also allows you to re-key the lock yourself in seconds, leaving lost or unreturned keys obsolete.
How does Kwikset smart key system work?
A special tool known as the “Smart Key” is used on the small hole to the left of the keyway. This physically disengages the sidebar and wafers from the guide pins and allows the working key to be removed. A new key can be inserted and the plug rotated back to the default position.
Can a smart door lock be hacked?
Yes, like most other digital devices, smart locks can be hacked. In fact, most smart locks have more than one vulnerability that puts them at risk for hacking, including plain text passwords, decompiling APK files, device spoofing, and replay attacks.
What is the most secure lock for a front door?
Best Overall: Kwikset Juno Keyed Entry Door Knob
The Kwikset 991 Juno is a no-nonsense lock with the highest grade of residential lock security (ANSI Grade 1) and a simple way to rekey the locks for security reasons or convenience.
How do I get my locks keyed the same?
To get your locks re-keyed, visit your local locksmith to have them do it for you. Or, just ask the store you’re purchasing the locks from to re-key the lock to one you may already own. It’s a process that should only take a few minutes.
Is it cheaper to rekey or replace locks?
Due to the extremely low price of the key pins in the locks, rekeying is almost always much cheaper than getting your locks changed. When rekeying your locks, you are only being charged for the labor, whereas when you get your locks changed, you’re paying both for labor and parts.
Does Smart Key work with any lock?
A Kwikset SmartKey tool (One should’ve came with your lock, but if not, you can buy one on Amazon). The new (or rather, old) key that you want to use instead. This must be a Kwikset key, as Kwikset and Schlage keys are totally different from one another (and won’t work in each other’s locks).
Does Kwikset Smart Key work with any key?
The Smartkey locks are only compatible with Kwikset factory-cut keys or locksmith-generated keys carefully cut to factory specs. If you try to set the Smartkey lock to a non-spec key (or even a poorly-made duplicate Kwikset key) you risk messing up the lock.
Can you rekey a smart lock without the original key?
Rekeying a Kwikset Smartkey without a key has been our most popular request. The Smartkey has several parts to it, and many locksmiths do not touch them without an existing key.
Can I rekey my own locks?
Rekeying a lock is a common task for a locksmith. Homeowners may not know that they can rekey their own locks by themselves. Rekeying your own locks saves considerable money, especially when you need to rekey multiple locks.
How do you rekey a lock without the original key?
In most cases, a locksmith can rekey your locks even if you’ve lost or misplaced the original key. He/she can either shim or pick the lock in order to unlock the door. When rekeying a lock cylinder, the locksmith will have an easier time removing the lock cylinder after bringing the lock to the “unlock” position.