The Smart Key (or SmartKey) is a user-rekeyable wafer lock made by Kwikset and Weiser (Canada). It uses five wafers that interact with a sidebar to provide protection against lockpicking and key bumping.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How many times can I re-key my lock? Unlimited amount of times. All you need is the Smarkey Security tool.
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.
Thanks to the two-cylinder Key Control Deadbolt with SmartKey Security, you can have one master key for all your units and unique keys for all of your tenants.
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!
How Does a Smart Key Work? According to Open Road Auto Group, the smart key is part of the key fob that comes with a vehicle. Even when the key fob is in the driver's pocket, it can still unlock, lock, or start a vehicle, thanks to the antennas in the car's bodywork and the radio pulse generator in the key.
Kwikset®, a Black & Decker® company, has been a leader in the lockset industry for 60 years. Kwikset manufactures and markets several full lines of door hardware, including handlesets, knobs, levers, deadbolts, and pocket door accessories, for residential and light commercial markets.
Even one of Kwikset's most vocal critics, Marc Weber Tobias (more on him in just a bit), told us that the SmartKey lock is virtually impossible to pick. Other videos criticizing Kwikset point out that the lock can be easily compromised using a specialized bypass tool used by locksmiths.
Smart keys allow for more remote actions than a standard keyless entry fob. With smart keys, you can lock or unlock your doors depending on the proximity of your car without pressing a button. The chip in a smart key may also calibrate settings and preferences depending on the last user that used the fob.
Smart keys use the same technology as keyless entry, but more advanced. In addition to unlocking the doors based on your proximity, they can also start your ignition without you having to insert your key into the dash. More advanced models can even adjust things like your climate control and steering wheel position!
SmartKey locks are designed with a keyhole, meaning they work using a physical key for locking and unlocking. However, the SmartKey Technology makes them unique as they can be easily rekeyed, resist lock bumping, picking, and drilling.
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.
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).
Home Depot will rekey locks such as Schlage, Kwikset, doorknobs, deadbolts, single and double cylinders for $5 to $15 per lock. If your local store does not offer the service, you may purchase a rekey kit or visit Lowe's or Ace Hardware. Home Depot does not rekey car locks as they often require specialized technology.