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The Lock Blog

Welcome to The Lock BlogWe here at Bright Lock and Key decided to add a section about all the new and interesting locks that are coming out.  Partly because we want to show you all the expensive locks that you should buy from us, but mostly because we like different, and we thought that you might as well.  

Every couple of weeks I am going to post a new and interesting lock. It will include a pic and description of what it is and what makes it the most awesome thing you've seen since green mustard.  If you happen to run across a fun and interesting lock on your internet adventures then send us an email about it. There is an email form on our contact page.

So check back about 20 times a day, not because my number of internet hits puts me higher on the google charts, but because you never know when i might just post the next lock you can't live without. 

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Kwikset Key Control Deadbolt

  This Is the new Key Control Deadbolt.  This is the lock for you if you run an apartment building or have rental property.  So before i explain why this crazy looking thing has 2 places for a key to go in, let me first explain how the new smart key cylinders work. 

A couple years ago Kwikset invented the new smart key cylinder. Now what is so great about this cylinder is that any average person can change the lock so that it works with a new key.  It only takes about 30 seconds and you dont even have to take the lock off the door.  You just insert your key, turn it to the right, press the little tool that comes with the lock into the little hole, pull out your key (while the key is still sideways) and put in your new key and turn it to the left. DONE!! Thats it, the old key no longer works, and the new one does.

Ok so sounds great, but the problem with that lock cylinder is that you can not master key it. That means have 2 different keys work in the same lock. So good for the normal home owner but not for the guy renting out houses. So what Kwickset invented is this little wonder. There is a cylinder on the bottom of the lock that looks normal, but when the landlord needs to use his master key he uses the little tool for changing the lock to spin the cover plate over to show the cylinder that works on there master key. 

Here is a link to Kwiksets site, where there is a little video to show it in action.  After you see the video and you decide that you might want one, call us here at Bright Lock & Key at 586-991-1274

Reader Comments (4)

This is an absolutely great post, and will help me with my day-to-day operations!

July 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFairfax Locksmith

I think the old smart key system is great for the homeowner, but not for property management companies or rental property owners. I re-key several locks a month for various customers and if the keys are lost to the smart key system it can't be re-keyed. That is why I do not recommend it for rental property. The new system may be okay, but I wouldn't want the liability of the master key getting into the wrong hands and causing a problem down the road.

August 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBoise Handyman

Very cool cylinder!

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August 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLocksmith London

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August 31, 2010 | Unregistered Commentervisitor

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