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Kwikset 909 SmartCode Electronic Deadbolt featuring SmartKey Review

The Kwikset 909 SmartCode Electronic Deadbolt featuring SmartKey is a new and improved version of your standard deadbolt lock. What gives this lock its edge are 3 things.

  1. One is its SmartKey feature which allows you to re-key the lock i.e. it allows you to program your existing key into the lock. This eliminates the need for new keys.
  2. The second amazing feature of the Kwickset 909 is that it allows you to program a code into the lock so that you don’t have to worry about getting locked out of the house if you loose or misplace your keys, or if you leave them inside the house by accident. The Kwickset 909 also gives you the option of programming a second code in case you need to grant someone temporary acces to your home. This second code can easily be deleted without having to interfere with your main lock code.
  3. The third feature of the Kwikset 909 which may be the best thing about it, is that the Kwikset 909 can be programmed to automatically lock the door 30 seconds after it is closed. So no more wondering if you locked the front door. This feature is also great for small kids who can’t be expected to remember to lock the door every time or who can easily loose a key. They can simply learn the code to unlock the door and the automatic feature will lock it after they pass through. All of these features are powered by 4 AA batteries.

The lock also has all the makings of a traditional deadbolt making it harder to pick and as sturdy as a classic deadbolt when paired with a sturdy door.

Installation is quick and easy. All you need is a Philips screwdriver and to follow the instructions carefully to install this lock. If not, you might end up struggling needlessly. Calibration of the lock seems to be the trickiest part but again if you read and follow the instructions carefully you won’t have a problem.

Unfortunately, the Kwikset 909, though the bearer of remarkable security features is also the bearer of cheap plastic parts made to look like metal. This means that this lock may not last as long as you want it to.

The automatic lock feature is a great addition to your home security but it isn’t clear what will happen if one forgets to close the door securely.

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