Kwikset 991 Juno Signature SmartKey Door Lock For Homes

Last updated: May 31, 2023

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has given this lock an impressive grade 1 rating. The lock incorporates an innovative side-locking bar, providing extra protection from break-ins. This door lock for homes' SmartKey Security rekey technology enables you to to rekey the locks yourself in three simple steps.

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Product Details

Key Takeaway: This door lock for homes provides commercial-level security for homes.

In our analysis of 35 expert reviews, the Kwikset Juno Signature SmartKey Door Lock For Homes placed 13th when we looked at the top 13 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Step up to designer styles and superior security with Kwikset Signature Series products. Juno’s elegant, traditional style blends perfectly with most design styles. This Combo pack provides two locking points keyed entry and a deadbolt. SmartKey Re key Technology allows you to control who has access to your home. Re key the lock yourself in seconds in 3 easy steps. Have you recently moved or had a child lose a key? It’s time to re key. SmartKey provides the highest level of residential security and features BumpGuard to protect against lock bumping. The crisp, clean appearance of the Satin Nickel finish adds to the overall look of the product and brings a modern feel. SmartKey Security re key technology is compatible with Kwikset (KW1) keyway Combining an elegant, traditional style with high security standards, the Kwikset Juno knob combo pack is a great choice for use in all residential applications. This combo pack provides two locking points for exterior doors–keyed entry and deadbolt–offering value and one-key convenience. And Kwikset’s patented pre-assembled design guarantees hassle-free installation on all standard door preparations–all you need is a screwdriver. The Juno entry knob and deadbolt combo (view larger). With SmartKey re-key technology, you can control who has access to your home. You can re-key your lock in 3 easy steps, and there is no need to worry about lost or loaned keys. This improved key control, combined with the 980 deadbolt ANSI Grade 1 highest residential security rating and patented locking sidebar for BumpGuard protection, means superior security and convenience. This version comes in satin nickel, but it’s also available in a variety of other finishes. Look for coordinating Juno knobs for doors throughout your home including Juno privacy, passage, and dummy knobs. SmartKey Technology SmartKey locks provide you the flexibility to re-key your locks quickly and easily without removing them from your door. And you can re-key a SmartKey lock as frequently as you wish while maintaining the highest level of security. Featuring a patented side-locking bar technology, the SmartKey lock can be rapidly re-keyed in the event a key is lost or stolen or if you’ve recently moved. Re-keying also allows homeowners the flexibility to match all Kwikset keyed entries to one key for added convenience and security. This stainless steel side-locking bar also replaces the traditional pin and tumbler design that is particularly vulnerable to lock bumping attacks. The cylinder uses two steel balls inserted into the front of the key face to provide improved drill resistance. You can re-key this Kwikset lock in just three easy steps. Warranty This product comes with a lifetime mechanical and finish warranty to the original residential user of Kwikset against defects in material and workmanship as long as the original user occupies the residential premises upon which the product was originally installed. This warranty does not cover scratches; abrasions; deterioration due to the use of paints, solvents or other chemicals; abuse; misuse; or product(s) used in commercial applications. What’s in the Box Deadbolt, keyed knob, adjustable latches, strike plate, 2 keys, mounting hardware, easy installation instructions, SmartKey learn tool, drilling template for new doors

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Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

It comes with an impressive Ansi grade 1 rating, and makes use of an innovative side-locking bar that promises to defeat the vast majority of lock bumping, as well attacks utilizing drills.
Both the deadbolt and the door handle come with Kwikset’s SmartKey Security rekey technology, allowing you to rekey them yourself and even to use the same key on both locks. Both are resistant to lock bumping, picking, and drilling.
This lock also features mechanisms designed to resist lock bumping, along with extra-long and sturdy kickplate screws that give users peace of mind that the door won’t be easily kicked in.
Not only does the Kwikset Juno Entry protect against common break-in tactics used by criminals — such as picking and aggressive force — but it also features re-key technology, which allows you to change your locks in a few seconds without the help of a professional.
The stylish design is the icing on the cake. Everything about this door knob lock says high-quality, including the quick-lock technology and versatility for left or right-handed door installations.

What reviewers didn't like

No included reinforced strike plate
Design makes it difficult to tighten
This door knob lock can be exceptionally challenging to install, and the materials are also far lighter than past models by the same manufacturer.
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