Kwikset 99070-101 Powerbolt 2 Electronic Keyless Entry Deadbolt Door Lock

Last updated: September 29, 2021

Kwikset 99070-101 Powerbolt 2 Electronic Keyless Entry Deadbolt Door Lock

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We looked at the top Door Locks and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Door Lock you should buy.

Overall Take

You can lock and unlock your door from anywhere using the app that comes with the Ultraloq Bluetooth Fingerprint & Touchscreen Lock. It also allows you access using a fingerprint or key code. A deadbolt and alarm after five unsuccessful attempts to enter offer you extra peace of mind.

In our analysis of 63 expert reviews, the Kwikset Powerbolt 2 Door Lock placed 11th when we looked at the top 11 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

The Powerbolt touchpad electronic deadbolt is a one-touch locking motorized deadbolt at a great price. With your personalized code, you can enter your home with the convenience of keyless entry. Powerbolt is easy to install, program and use, and operates on 4 AA batteries. It also features SmartKey Security as the back-up keyway. This single cylinder deadbolt can be locked or unlocked by using the keypad or key from the outside as well as the turn button from the inside. The crisp, clean appearance of the Satin Nickel finish adds to the overall look of the product and brings a modern feel.

Expert Reviews

What experts liked

If you really need the best security to your property, this is the best keyless door lock to use. It is only operated by an electronic keypad and it has the best visibility during the night because of the backlit.
Using the personalized code, you can enter your home without requiring any keys. With the assistance of screwdriver, this lock can be installed instantly. It operates on four AA batteries which guarantee long-lasting use of this lock.
Isn’t a smart door lock, meaning it doesn’t need to be connected to any smart home systems or hubs for operation. It operates on the power of 4 AA batteries, and battery life doesn’t seem to be a common complaint by reviewers. Good value at about $50 for a keyless deadbolt.
Topping our list of the best electronic door locks is this product from Kwikset. We think it is impressive as it allows you to secure your property in easy and quick ways. You can also customize the door locking feature and it will remain lit up for up to 5 seconds when inactive.
Designer style door lock. The lock is easy to use and allows for easy re-locking in seconds. The lock fits most standard doors and is pretty easy to install.
Provides you with the ability to lock or unlock your door from any location from the ease and convenience of your mobile phone via the supported smart home system. There are up to 30 different programmable user access codes.
Using its touch-to-open Bluetooth clever lock, it’s dominated the wise lock marketplace. The item has the capability to be started with Bluetooth and wireless frequency identification.
Used on exterior doors where there is a need for keyed security and entry. It also has a 1-inch deadbolt throw. The keyless lock is durable, and it is featured with a smart key technology hence it locks itself 3 seconds after you open it.
One feature that gets cited often by five-star reviewers is the auto-lock functionality. “If someone (the kids), comes in or leave and forgets to lock the door, it will auto lock after 30 seconds,” one reviewer explains.
The electronic deadbolt lock gives you the advantage of using both the electronic keypad and key to lock the door. The bolt has one master code option as well as one temporary key option. It will give alarm sound after five unsuccessful attempts and keypad deactivates for 45 seconds.
Re-key the lock yourself in seconds, leaving lost or unreturned keys obsolete. Very easy to install: Can be installed within 10-20 minutes.
It can lock itself within seconds due to the inclusion of the auto-lock feature. You don’t need to use keys to gain entry. You can use LED in low light conditions.
You can set program up to six different user codes into the Powerbolt 2, including one-time use codes. With an optional auto lock feature also available, you can set your door to lock behind you. Giving extra peace of mind, auto locking is a great way to keep your building secure at all times.

What experts didn't like

Features an auto-lock feature, which gets mixed reviews.
The beeping is a little loud, which can be a bit of a nuisance to some people.
Plastic latch mechanism.
We find that the keypad is stiff; you have to press it a little harder. The batter is drained very fast. So you have to spend a lot of battery.
Some plastic components: You may want to upgrade to a lock with all-metal parts if you want something that can really take a beating. Removing the battery can be difficult: Takes some strength to remove the battery cover.
Constant beeping can be annoying.
The lack of a low battery indicator is a drawback.

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Vicki Liston writes, produces, and narrates “On The Fly…DIY,” an award-winning home improvement and DIY show of unique project tutorials for the casual DIY’er.

Home improvement and all things DIY have been Liston’s passion since she bought her first house in 2007 and she started making video blogs in 2014. She’s performed hundreds of DIY projects, from small ones to major, wall-smashing renovations and can teach you how to make a trendy DIY barn door for cheap. The proceeds earned from “On The Fly…DIY” are donated to no-kill animal shelters and rescue organizations.


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.”

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