Kwikset 92640-001 Electronic Customizable Keypad Deadbolt Door Lock
Last updated: September 29, 2021
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Thanks to the included adjustable latch, this door lock will fit all standard door preparations. The lock comes with a both a keypad and a keyed lock. Users can create their own custom codes, as well as temporary codes to provide to various service workers.In our analysis of 63 expert reviews, the Kwikset Electronic Customizable Keypad Deadbolt Door Lock placed 4th when we looked at the top 11 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.
From The Manufacturer
The Kwikset Electronic Deadbolt delivers the ultimate in Keyless Entry convenience with up to 6 individual customized User Codes. It’s a perfect fit for an active lifestyle so that you don’t have to worry about carrying or losing your keys. You can also easily provide temporary or 1 time use codes for access to visitors or service personnel. Secured keyless entry convenience for your home or rental. 10 digit backlit keypad with a dedicated lock button for one touch locking. Sleek contemporary metal design. Forget to lock your door? Set your 264 to auto-lock after 10 seconds for peace of mind. Keyless entry with a motorized driven deadbolt for 1 touch locking, low battery indication, and easy install with just a screwdriver. For use on exterior doors where keyed entry and security is needed. Customizable automatic door locking after 10 to 99 seconds for peace of mind. Single cylinder electronic deadbolt operates by keypad or key outside and thumb turn inside, fits door thickness of 1 to 3/8 inches to 1 to 3/4 inches. Alarm sounds after 5 consecutive entries and the keypad is deactivated for 45 seconds. Includes an adjustable latch to fit all standard door preparations.
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If you’ve ever been locked out of your home, you probably know the frustration that comes with traditional door locks. But newer locks remove this risk, using key codes, fingerprint recognition and even Bluetooth connectivity to keep your home safe without the inconvenience of keys.
But before you invest in a high-tech lock, there are some simple things you should consider.
“The lock should have a wear-resistant screen or buttons,” says home expert Vicki Liston. “It doesn’t make sense to set up a lock and have a secret code if the buttons show wear or the screen leaves your fingerprints. Intruders need only to look at the wear patterns or fingerprints to narrow down their PIN guesses.”
There are multiple types of door locks available. It starts with the type of knob. Traditionally, front doors came with knobs that you turned to open the door. But over time, that setup has been replaced with levers, which are more attractive and easier to operate, especially for those with arthritis. Just a simple downward push opens the door once you’ve unlocked it.
Unlike knobs, levers must be installed facing a specific direction — a requirement that can be tricky considering doors can have the hinges on either the right or left side. Many levers are reversible, allowing you to install it to match the way your own door faces. Make sure the lever you choose can be set up to work with your own door.
Many consumers now prefer keyless locks that allow them to unlock the door using a code or biometrics like a fingerprint sensor. One of the top complaints from consumers after buying keyless door locks is battery life. Check into the battery type and amount that’s required before you buy. You should also make sure you buy a lock that will still let you into your house if your battery dies.
Consider the location of the lock’s battery compartment before you buy.
“Ensure the battery compartment sits on the interior part of the door so that it isn’t subjected to outside temperatures,” says Liston. “A cold battery will lose its charge much faster than a room temperature battery.”
You should also check the thickness of your door before choosing a lock. Some are limited as to how far they can reach, so if you have an oversized door, you could be disappointed. Some keypad-based locks also won’t work on metal doors due to the way they’re built to prevent the lock from moving around. A little due diligence on the front end can save you time and frustration.
You’ll also want to consider the hardware used to install your new door lock, says Liston.
“The no-nonsense way of getting past a lock is to kick it in — seriously,” she says. “If your lock has a strike plate with only 0.25-inch long screws holding it into the door frame, a swift kick will dislodge the screws and your thief has open access. Look for a lock with much longer anchoring screws so they hold tight to the frame. Four 3-inch screws should be your minimum length.”