Baldwin Hardware, a brand of the Hardware & Home Improvement (HHI) division of Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc., introduced its TouchScreen smart lock featuring
These sets use a Kwikset "Smartkey" and can be all keyed alike to each other, but not to Baldwin locksets that use a Baldwin stamped key.
Baldwin and Kwikset are part of Hardware and Home Improvement (HHI), a major manufacturer and supplier of residential locksets, residential builders' hardware and faucets with a portfolio of renowned brands, including Kwikset®, Weiser®, Baldwin®, National Hardware®, Stanley®, Pfister™ and EZSET®.
Kwikset subsequently became part of the Hardware and Home Improvement (HHI) Group of Stanley Black & Decker, which also owns lockset manufacturers Weiser and Baldwin.
Baldwin locks use a Schlage key cylinder inside the lock to operate the tumblers and open and lock the mechanism. A Schlage re-keying kit will re-key a Baldwin lockset in minutes to secure a home or office after a change of residency or employees.
New Britain, Conn. -based Stanley Black & Decker Corp., which bought Baldwin in 2003, said Baldwin's customer- and consumer-services team, numbering about 35, would remain in the Reading area at a location not yet identified.
Baldwin Hardware was founded in 1946, when Severin Fayerman bought Newark-based Baldwin Tool and Die. Fayerman moved the company's manufacturing facility to Reading, Pennsylvania, in 1956. Stanley Black & Decker acquired the company in 2003 and, in 2012, moved manufacturing to Nogales, Mexico.
Also in the non-forced entry category, there is no doubt Schlage is better. With a better, more precise manufacturing process and 2 additional security pins than the Kwikset deadbolt, Schlage locks are significantly harder to pick, bump or compromise in non-destructive ways.
SmartKey is an advanced security breakthrough which allows you to rekey the lock in seconds. To rekey your lock with an entirely new key, simply insert the functioning key, turn a quarter turn clockwise, insert the learning tool, remove the existing key, and insert a new key. That's it!
I've always found Baldwin door products to be superior to most, if not all, competitors. This deadbolt is no exception. you may pay a little more for this product than some other brands. However, it comes with a lifetime warranty and the quality is there.
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.
Baldwin Images & Estate locks utilize what is called a C-keyway. Baldwin Prestige utilizes a K-keyway design with SmartKey® Re-key Technology. To determine if your non-Baldwin lock uses a C-keyway, a K-keyway, or other try inserting the Baldwin key into your existing lock.
SmartKey is pick-resistant and passes the highest test standard against lock picking—UL 437. SmartKey provides the flexibility to re-key your locks, yourself, in seconds, as frequently as you wish. If you lose a key or loan out a key that you didn't get back, you can re-key your locks and secure your home in seconds.
Re-keying SmartKey locks requires only three items and entails three easy steps. Users must have their functioning key, a SmartKey Learn Tool, and a new Kwikset key. First, insert the functioning key and turn it ¼-turn clockwise. Then, insert and remove the SmartKey learn tool.
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Baldwin's top of the line hinges set industry standards for excellence and the Reserve Collection is no exception. Ideal for residential applications, these durable hinges are available in several finishes and made of durable solid brass, bringing the dependable performance you need wherever you need it.
1946. is the year Baldwin was founded by Severin Fayerman.
Simply spray a small amount of lubricant into the keyway. Then, run the key in and out of the lock repeatedly, wiping any debris from the key each time. Lubricate your locks like this at least once a year.