How does the Kwikset SmartKey system work?

Author: Prof. Marshall Thiel  |  Last update: Sunday, June 12, 2022

It uses five wafers that interact with a sidebar to provide protection against lockpicking and key bumping. The Smart Key was Kwikset's response to the media frenzy concerning key bumping, specifically to address the weaknesses of their traditional pin-tumbler cylinders.

How does a smart key door lock work?

Resistant to lock picking, drilling, and bumping, smart key locks use the addition of two steel balls in the cylinder and a BumpGuard Protection technology that replaces traditional pin and tumble designs with a new side-locking bar to prevent intrusion.

Can you use any key with Kwikset SmartKey?

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).

Can a Kwikset SmartKey be duplicated?

Answer: Each SmartKey lock can be re-keyed to any SmartKey key - if you buy two re-keying sets, you can key all of your locks to one set; if you go out of town, you can just re-key one lock in your house to a different set, then give one of those keys to your neighbor/house-sitter.

Is Schlage or Kwikset better?

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.

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How do I use Kwikset smart lock?

1) Press the button marked "program button" once. 2) Using the keypad, enter a 4- to 8-digit code. 3) Press the 'LOCK" button to save the code. 4) Extend the bolt by pressing- the "LOCK" button.

Is Kwikset SmartKey safe?

Kwikset smartkey locks are certified Grade 1 security for residential use by the Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association and are advertised by Kwikset as being invulnerable to being hacked with wires, screwdrivers, or anything else inserted in the keyway.

How do I set my Kwikset smart lock?

It is recommended that you change it to a code of your own.
  1. Make sure the lock is unlocked and the door is open.
  2. Enter your Programming Code - for new installation, default is 0-0-0-0.
  3. Press enter arrow. You will hear one beep.
  4. Press 4 .
  5. Press enter arrow. You will hear one beep.
  6. Enter a new Programming Code.

Can I connect Kwikset lock to my phone?

Yes, if the user has a compatible Apple device with correct iOS installed, they can be “invited” to share the control of the lock via Premis app.

What is the master code for Kwikset?

The default Mastercode is 0-0-0-0. It is recommended that you change it to a code of your own. 1. Make sure the lock is unlocked and the door is open.

Can Kwikset SmartKey locks be bumped?

According to many who have successfully bumped open a SmartKey lock , the level of security that the lock brand claims does not seem to be the reality. The lock has a major security flaw . It can be opened quickly and easily in just a matter of seconds and with no special training needed.

How many times can you rekey Kwikset SmartKey?

How many times can I re-key my lock? Unlimited amount of times. All you need is the Smarkey Security tool.

Is Kwikset SmartKey bump proof?

Kwikset SmartKey is a security feature only available in Kwikset deadbolts, keyed entry knobs and keyed entry levers. Products with Kwikset SmartKey feature BumpGuard™ which uses a patented slide-locking bar mechanism inside of the lock to prevent lock bumping and other advanced home break-in techniques.

How do I know if my Kwikset lock is Z-Wave?

Most Kwikset locks have a learn button that is labeled "A". This button is found underneath the device's cover, and it is used for including and excluding from the Z-Wave network. It is usually a smaller button, and it should not be confused with the "B" button or the "Program" button.

What is Z-Wave Kwikset?

The Kwikset Signature Series deadbolt with Home Connect featuring Z-Wave™ protocol to enable true remote locking and unlocking. Homeowners can remotely access and control the lock from anywhere in the world, using a smartphone, tablet, or Internet-connected device.

Is Kwikset Kevo Z-Wave?

Kwikset's Kevo Bluetooth (BLE) smart locks for doors can finally integrate with home automation systems thanks to a new Home Connect Bridge that translates ZigBee and Z-Wave commands into Bluetooth for controlling the lock.

Can I rekey a Kwikset lock myself?

SmartKey Security™ allows you to re-key your lock yourself in seconds.

Is SmartKey technology 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.

How do I remove a code from Kwikset SmartCode 910?

How to delete a/all user code(s) on my Smartcode touchscreen?
  1. Keep door open. Press Program button once.
  2. Press Checkmark symbol once.
  3. Press Lock symbol once.

How do I change my master code on Kwikset?

How do I change the mastercode on my Powerbolt 2?
  1. Make sure the lock is unlocked and the door is open.
  2. Enter your Mastercode - for new install, default is 0-0-0-0.
  3. Press the lock button. You will hear one beep.
  4. Press 7.
  5. Press the lock button. You will hear one beep.
  6. Enter a new Mastercode. ...
  7. Press the lock button.

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