SmartCode Electronic Deadbolt
Quickset Smartcode deadbolt
I have had this lock on my outbuilding, in the rain, in the heat for 3 years. Numbers do not wear off. If you enter the wrong code simply press the lock icon in the middle and enter the code again. If it is dark outside and the battery saver is working where the numbers are not illuminated, simply feel for the center button (the lock icon) and enter your code. I am no this site looking to buy a second one for the door from my garage into my home. These are easy to program.
The only con I can find is as the batteries get low (after 2 years) the unlock cycle is slower. Install new batteries and you are good to go. I highly recommend this lock.
May 27, 2013
machine work problems
I purchase this unit cause it was more and could not get one of the machine screws to go in straight really frustrating and also I would have bought the larger cover type at homedepot but all the boxes had been opened and returned. So returns on th elocks at homedepot 30269 store may be a problem why they are not selling . I will take it back and try one more time .
September 6, 2012
Great concept, just a little short on detail
Improvement Direct has excellent customer service and very fast delivery.
Push button to deadbolt door upon leaving
Easy installation (just take your time and read the directions)
Easy to program (note: one other posting stated that door locks automatically within 30 seconds. Please note that you can turn off that feature;it's optional).
Reduces the need for keyed entry
The interior portion of the device is rather large and somewhat unattractive.
If you enter the wrong code to enter, I am not aware of a way to clear your entry, therefore it will require a key to enter.
The keypad does not stay lighted while entering the code a night. The first key will light after pressing, then turns dark making it difficult to see the next key.
April 7, 2009
Works well, but rattles
I've been looking forward to installing this deadbolt because it will allow me to let friends and family into my home while I'm away without leaving a key outside for them. This item is exactly what I expected. The interior piece is a bit bulky, but it looks okay. Despite being plastic, the interior pieces match other metal components quite well (mine is satin nickel). The instructions are sufficiently detailed for a novice to perform the installation. My only complaint, and the reason I gave four stars, is that the deadbolt rattles when the door is closed, opened, locked, and unlocked. While this does not affect the function of the item, I would prefer a more solid construction. Overall I am very pleased with this purchase.
July 10, 2010
This lock is a great evolution of their keyless entry locks. It's very compact in design so it looks good enough for front doors. And it's engineered to be easier to use by doing things like figuring out on its own if it's a left or right hand door.
I really like the auto-locking option that locks the door 30 seconds after it's been unlocked. The door is also smart about the door not being closed properly when it tries to lock. It pulses the lock 3 times to see if it can get past an obstruction and then just alerts you by beeping if it can't. Very smart.
The service from Handlesets is above and beyond. They even includes a pack of fresh batteries with the order, which is worth $4 and no one else would do.
March 14, 2009
Great Idea, Still Needs Work....
I purchased the 909 deadbolt approximately 3 months ago.
It is a great idea to have a self locking deadbolt, but the main drawback with this deadbolt is that if you do not close the door completely, and if there is resstence in the strike plate, the bolt will hang up and eventually not work untill you re-activate the handing process.
This deadbolt should be used in conjunction with a reliable door closure, and the strike must not have any resistence at all.
July 25, 2009
good for a year only
After a year's use, the lock motor makes three full rotations to open or close the lock, and the inside lever does not align despite the alignment procedures in the manual. When the plastic parts are removed from the back of he door, it works fine. Something in the cheap plastic used in the motor mechanism is broken.
The concept, however, is a great one.
January 22, 2010
Simple, EZ, Effective...like Mac meets a deadbolt
Very simple to install, program and use. Intuitive user-interface with back-lighting that made it perfect for the side door on my garage and the garage to home doors. The backlighting makes it easy to see the numbers in even the darkest conditions (cloudy, moonless night on side of house or even dark garage with lights out). Highly recommended and quite a good price with the piece of mind and enhancement/modernization to home.
November 7, 2010
Great Locks... I think
Have had this lock on my front door for a month now. Works fine. Only concern I have is that over time, will the numbers where down or get dirty. If this happens, someone might be able to figure out what numbers are used. Nice thing is that after a few wrong attempts the lock forces a waiting period. I keep the front door well lighted at night and someone attempting to break in would unlikely spend a lot of time there. I also love the smart key feature. Didn't have to change my key for this new lock!
December 25, 2009
This item is unreliabe, there are times when it works everytime you put in the code, then there are times you will stand locked outside trying over and over again to get it to open.
January 28, 2009