Kwikset SmartCode Signature Series Eases the Load On Your Keychain

Kwikset SmartCode Signature Series Eases the Load On Your Keychain

Gregory Han
Nov 19, 2008

We've posted about Kwikset's previous keyless entry solution, the Kwikset Keyless Fingerprint Scan Door Lock. Amongst some of the criticisms mentioned about the finger scanning entry opposed to the good ole key and lock tech of last generation was the eternal issue of criminal workarounds. In this case, people were able to just use gel imprints and photocopies of fingers prints to trick this too-smart-for-its-own-good locks. Taking one step back in the cool factor, but two steps forward in security, the new Kwiksets now offer a battery powered keypad code entry...

Instead of opening your door with a print , remotely or any of these newfangled digital versions of the lock, these SmartCode Signature Series allow a more mechanically controlled entry, with the tech aspect limited to the creation of two unique access codes. One code is specifically for residents/owners, with another code for temporary access. The second code can be easily changed, so when your housesitter's stint is over, you can reconfigure the coding for security. A brightly lit keypad and motorized deadbolt can be opened using a good old fashioned key if you're too tired to remember your 16 number code, and features BumpGuard protection that graces their normal range of key/locks and passes the ANSI (American National Standards Institute) Grade 1 lock picking standard. Our only wish was they'd offer these locks in a more modern range of styles to compliment the three finishes...perhaps they wanted these to seem more old fashioned in tech and appearance.

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