Powerbolt Touchpad Electronic Deadbolt
why change somthing great
I recently purchased powerlock and installed it only to be confused by the directions. I have installed Weiser locks with no problem but when kwik set bought out weiser they decided to change the way the lock works. I have seven rentel properties that all use Weiser locks, that all operate with the t-lock being horizonall when locked. The new kwikset lock is just the oppisite unlock is horizonal.
This to me is wrong. All door locks should be horizontal is locked . Anyone who has opperated a valve knows this makes sence. I could complain that the directions are wrong but I feel that changing the lock is the REAL answer .
April 15, 2011
I have owned two of the earliest model. They lasted me for a number of years. This new model has a low volume tone when pressing the tasks so you are not sure if the contact was made. If you miss the right combination the lock is blocked for a while. This is a security feature that should not kick in on the second try. Other than that I considere it to be a good product.
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October 14, 2012
Great lock for the price.
This electronic deadbolt was easy to install and had clear directions to follow. This lock looks very clean from the outside and functions well. The "bolt throw" motor is not the strongest but worked well after some adjustment to the strike plate. My only complaint was the lack of a light up key pad and a matching finish interior cover plate (its off white). These two are offered on Kwiksets other models of electronic deadbolt. A nice thing was that this includes a "smart key" cylinder so I was able to match it to my original kwikset home key. Overall I am satisfied with this product and the service I received. I would recommend this to anyone who is shopping on a budget for an electronic deadbolt.
April 20, 2011
When we bought the house 13 years ago, it came with a Kwikset electronic deadbolt - we didn't think too much about it when we bought the house. We quickly realized what a convenience it is and a time saver. When you leave, you press a button and it locks. Kids come home from school, they don't need a key to get into the house - how often has my son misplaced his key! Hands full - its much easier to find a free finger to punch a code than it is to set something down, find your keys, then the right key and unlock the door. When the Kwikset lock wore out, I waited about a month to buy a replacement which only made us appreciate the lock more - installation of the replacement was a breeze. Still not sure why I waited a month. They are great.
January 27, 2011
Kwikset Powerbolt Touchpad Electronic Deadbolt
This product is a replacement for an original unit of the same type/style that we've had in use for the past 14 years. It, of course was very easy to install since all the mounting holes, offsets, etc. were already in place but it is well worth the small amount you'd pay for such a deadbolt. This newer version even has bump key protection which is a great feature. Would highly recommend this to anyone considering a touchpad deadbolt and the Kwikset brand is much cheaper than most others out there in the market.
June 25, 2013
kwikset smartcode locks
I bought my parents one of these products and loved how it worked on their front door, so, I bought myself and my daughter in law and son one for our front doors. This was just last Fall. All three of the smart codes have quit working, totally! My daughter in laws and sons quit working about March, mine quit working in May and my parents informed this morning that their's is not working now. What is up??
I think the idea of this product is good but there are obviously, bugs that need to be worked out!
May 9, 2009
Most reliable type
I have used this Kwikset touch pad in all of the homes I have lived in. When I moved into my last home, I thought I would try one of the finger scanners. It did not work well at all. I could get it to work occasionally but my kids and wife could never get it to work. It actually quit working and finally, I set it back to the vendor and installed the Quikset touch pad. The Quikset pad has never failed me. I think this is the best device anyone with kids could ever have.
April 17, 2008
LOVE these deadbolts
We've used these key pad deadbolts for years now and love them. The first we had lasted MANY years before having to be replaced. We recently remodeled and put a second one on another exterior door because they're just so convenient. You don't have to worry about your kids losing keys to your house and being locked out or having extra keys to your home floating around for others to find. You can change the code for a day to let in a repairman or exterminator and then change it back that night. No fumbling for keys and you never have to worry about being locked out.
October 19, 2009
Electronic Deadbolt Keypads
This item is now installed at my Kentucky home and also in my New York home. They are very good quality and I had no trouble installing them in our entry doors. The batteries last at least a year, and are easy to replace when needed. If you want or need a keyless entry lock I highly reccommend these. Oh, you also get a key to use in case you need to du to battery failure or emergencies.
June 29, 2008
Great lock, but....
I love this lock. I have had it for years, and it was terrific when my kids were living at home, because we didn't need to keep track of or worry about losing keys, etc. Now my grown kids and my housecleaner have their own codes, and when I change housecleaners I just change the code. Have also used for contractors, dog sitters etc. The only problem is the key pad occasionally cycles through numbers on its own. Very annoying with the beep beep beep, and quite disconcerting!
I called the company who said it should not be possible. Yeah. Well, I got tired if it, and am now buying a new one. I guess that speaks pretty well for the lock. I am convinced this is just a defect or else my door is haunted. Either way, I want the same keypad, so will try again. Weird, huh?
January 9, 2009