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.
Schlage, Baldwin Estates, Baldwin Reserve, and Emtek can all be keyed to the same key. Kwikset, Yale, and Baldwin Prestige can all be keyed to the same key.
Answer: The manufacturer of both Baldwin Locks and Kwikset is Stanley Black and Decker. The keys are interchangeable between brands.
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®.
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).
Kwikset locks have roughly 3,000 different possibility's , the chance of someone having the same key in your area is very slim. Regarding the rekey kits, its usually the same thing as the lock, the first couple keys are probably the same as each other. Most locksmiths wouldn't recommend Kwikset smartkey.
Kwikset is an American lock and lockset manufacturer owned by Spectrum Brands Hardware and Home Improvement Group (HHI), a Division of Spectrum Brands. Originally Gateway Manufacturing Company, Kwikset was founded in California in 1946 by Adolf Schoepe, and Karl Rhinehart.
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.
Baldwin is pleased to offer a retail line of door hardware for the discerning homeowner: our Prestige series featuring the patented SmartKey technology. SmartKey is an advanced security breakthrough which allows you to rekey the lock in seconds.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
2003 – Black & Decker purchases Baldwin Hardware and Weiser Lock from the Masco Corporation in October, expanding their bath and door hardware collections to encompass four major brands, Kwikset, Price Pfister, Baldwin Hardware and Weiser Lock.
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.
As a brief background, Kwikset Corporation is a manufacturer of locksets. It had marked these products as “Made in the USA,” even though some of its locksets contained screws or pins made in Taiwan and some subassemblies were manufactured in Mexico.
Yes, Baldwin locks that feature its SmartKey Security are bump proof. The SmartKey Security also protects against lock picking, drilling, and other advanced break-in techniques.
As you can see, different companies use different sets of codes, Kwikset having only 8 possible codes (0 through 7) and Weslock having the most with 11 (for this subset of all lock manufacturers), with each code referring to a particular cut depth.
Yes, it is a "unique" key. You don't "cut" a new key, you program the lockset to accept a different key. If you have other "Kwikset" keys laying around, you can use those.
All packages with the same key number use the same key.
So if you have 3 knobs and 2 deadbolts you all want keyed alike, buy 3 knob+deadbolt sets of the same number. Generally there are 3-8 lock packages in a carton (all with the same style/color/SKU).
You will not be able to use your current Kwikset keys in your new Yale lock. We can custom cut new Yale KW1 keys (available at checkout) to your existing Kwikset KW1 keyway number, so you can use one set of keys in both your new Yale locks, and existing locks with KW1 keyways.