What is Smart Key Technology?
Kwikset and Baldwin have offered their smart key system for homes, property managers, and other applications for several years now. They’ve gone through several modifications, changes and upgrades to make them better too. The idea behind these locks is that they allow owners to change the locks with a special tool. A working key is needed in order to change the lock. If you don’t have working key a special reset produce has to be completed.
Kwikset SmartKey locks are a cost effective solution for property managers and others who have a need to frequently change their locks. Smart Key technology allows property managers to easily change the locks by themselves within minutes. This ability can offer security and cost savings, especially for property managers with a high turnover. For example, the day a tenant leaves, the manager can change all the locks.
Selection & Styles
They are offered in several styles and finishes including satin nickel, bright brass, oiled rubber, antique brass, knobs, deadbolts, and handlesets. Essentially, the Kwikset line offers everything that you could reasonably need.
Issues & Problems
While they have improved there are some difficulties with these locks. Latches can fail, the locks can fail, lockouts are more difficult, and there can be issues with changing to a new key. We can provide you with the education you need to decide if this system is appropriate for your business. If not, we have several other options for you ranging from high security locks, interchangeable cores, and more.
How We Can Help
Our prices for these locks are extremely reasonable, we compete with big box stores. Our low prices don’t effect the same great service we will provide you property management company. We can install a new set of these locks for you or provide the necessary equipment to install and maintain them yourself.
In addition to a Kwikset Smart-Key system, we can provide a host of services ranging from door installation, door jamb repair, padlocks, safes, service contracts and other security products and services.
If you have property you manage in the Cleveland area and you’d like to learn more call Lock Alchemy at 216-505-1389. We service a 10 mile radius from our South Euclid / University Heights location and can respond to your needs to surrounding neighborhoods quickly.