Is the Venetian finish suitable for outdoors, will this lock be capable of being keyed to a different brand- or must we stick with Kwickset
The Kwikset 780-S is designed to be on the external side of doors, which can be exposed to the elements. Mind that the Venetian Bronze finish is a living finish, however. It will change and alter over time and with use. Kwikset is a brand specific keying. So, if you plan on using another brand, that brand must use a Kwikset keyway.