Kwikset Smart Key – What’s The Point?

Kwikset Smart Key Systems are sometimes referred to as a locksmith in a box.  Well, this might be a bit of an exaggeration, but the expert locksmiths at Locksmith Plus, Inc. can not recommend this product enough!  Other than locking one’s keys in one’s car or losing a car key, rekeying commercial and residential locks is the most popular service that locksmiths provide.  However, what many people are not aware of is that many locks can be rekeyed in minutes without ever leaving your home. 

People are constantly bringing in their basic deadbolts or knob locks to our local locksmith shop for the purpose of having them rekeyed.  With the Kwikset Smart Key System, you can rekey your locks while the lock is still installed in the door!  Never has rekeying a lock been so accessible for non technical people.  All you need to do is follow the concise procedure that involves only minutes of work per lock!

Why Use This Over A Professional Locksmith?

The Kwikset Smart Key System can save time and money when needing to do a few rekeys.  However, there are still many rekey situations that require the attention and skills of professional locksmiths, such as rekeying entire buildings or rekeying high security locks.  The Smart Key rekey system is perfectly apt for new homeowners, landlords, losing keys, etc.

New Home Owners

New home-owners are encouraged to rekey every lock in their home for security reasons.  This ensures that nobody without authorized access can continue to unlock your home!  Some people buy new locks and install the new locks as replacement for the old locks.  While this essentially provides the same benefit as a lock rekey, it's what experts refer to as locksmith overkill.  Why waste time and money replacing every lock in your home when you can simply rekey each lock and achieve the same purpose?


Locksmith Plus, Inc. partners with many local realtors and landlords, providing comprehensive lock rekey jobs on properties in need.  However, with the Kwikset Smart Key System, landlords can achieve all of this on their own.  While all of our work is backed by warranties that reflect the overall nature and mission of our business, we find it our obligation to help our clients maximize their security in the simplest ways possible.


Therefore, whenever you are leasing to new tenants, you can use your personal rekey system in order to properly guarantee that the new renters and landlord are the only people that have access to the locks.  You can use one key to rekey up to 4 locks in a matter of minutes. Backdoor? Front door? Garage door? The Kwikset kit does it all in a matter of minutes!

Lost A Key?

Typically, people who lose a key to their home are more concerned with getting back inside than with the lost key itself.  However, it can be stressful to realize that anyone could have picked up that key. While not the number one reason we recommend rekeying locks, Locksmith Plus, Inc. does consider it necessary to rekey one's home if even one lock goes missing.  This is the only way to guarantee that all keys to your home are accounted for.

Posted on August 27, 2016 at 6:55 pm
Brett Leyden | Posted in For Homeowners | Tagged , , , ,