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Friday, November 4, 2016

How to re-key with Kwikset

I've always been sort of a do it yourself kind of guy. Over the years I think I've become a Jack of all Trades and a master of none.

A while ago my garage door knob broke, it jammed to the point where I couldn't get into the garage. It's a good thing my car was out in the driveway so I could use my garage door remote to get in.

So now I had to completely remove the door knob and replace it with a new one. The only problem was that I wanted the new one to be keyed the same as all the other locks on the house.

In all my years of DIY, I had no idea of how to re-key a new lock. I thought for sure that I needed to call a  locksmith to do this for me.

So I went to the hardware store and found a door knob that matched the old one. I asked if they could re-key the lock to my current key, and the answer was "no we don't do that here". Then he said,"why don't you buy a Kwikset with their smart key technology you can re-key it yourself ".

Well, I guess that you do learn something new every day because I've never heard of this technology. After he explained how easy it was I decided to buy it. I've installed door knobs before but that wasn't the part that I was worried about.

Now it was time to re-key this thing so I followed the simple instructions and using a handy little tool that was included with the door knob and my new lock was re-keyed in about 10 seconds.

I thought Wow!! that was really easy so I tried all of my current keys just to make sure and they all work. Now I'm back to one key that fits all of my locks and that's just the way I like it.

There are many reasons that you may want to re-key a lock and you can with Kwikset Smart Key Technology.

Kwikset Smart Key Technology provides many options

8 comments:

  1. Just what a thief is looking for - one key to open all your locks!

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    1. For sure Bill That's all they need. why make it difficult!! Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend :)

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    1. Thanks Angie, I hope this article is helpful :)

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  3. From your description, I can see how handy this Kwitset technology would be. Good review, Sam.

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    1. Yes, It is very handy Pat. Eliminates the need for a locksmith. Thanks!

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  4. Guess I'm paranoid, but I would not have one key for everything even though my key ring would weigh 100 lbs less. But it's nice to know that you can do this kind of thing when a lock breaks.

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    1. Exactly Olivia if you do have a lock that breaks you can re-key it to the one you already have. Thanks for stopping by!!

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