Asked by: Viktors Paradzhanovtechnology and computing databases
How do I set my Kwikset SmartKey?
Last Updated: 8th May, 2020
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People also ask, how do I know if my Kwikset lock is SmartKey?
These locks can be identified by a small vertical slot on the plug, located to the left of the cylinder's keyway**. These locks will also be marked "Kwikset" or "Weiser".
Secondly, how does Kwikset SmartKey work? When the user wants to rekey the lock, the working key is used to rotate the plug 90° clockwise. 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.
Herein, does Kwikset Smart Key work with any key?
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 you rekey a smart lock without the original key?
If you have no key for your locks but need to rekey – a locksmith can still rekey your locks. However, if you do not have a working key, in some cases the total cost for picking the locks and rekeying it will not justify the cost of the rekey and maybe a new lock will be cheaper.