Kwikset Deadbolt Review

by Guest Contributor

I am all about making things as easy as can be.  Kwikset helps with this mission!  I was recently sent their new SmartCode Deadbolt lock set to review. One thing that I really love about this lockset is that you can set secret codes for others to get in to your home without you having to be there. You can set a code just for them as a one time use.  You then remove the code so it can’t be used again.

I had my brother in law come over to install this and it was very easy to do! It was done within 20 minutes. All the parts needed were there for you and easy to determine what should be used. Looking at the deadbolt and my doorknob, they are just about a perfect match.  I was very happy with that.

About the SmartCode deadbolt:

-Lock your door with the touch of a button
-Customizable access codes for increased security
-Customized automatic door locking after 30 seconds for peace of mind
-Installs in minutes with just a screw driver – no hard wiring needed
-Fits standard doors (1 3/8″ – 1 3/4″) – no screw holes required
-Replaces any deadbolt for keyless entry convenience
-Featuring SmartKey® Re-key Technology. The lock you can re-key yourself in seconds
-SmartKey cylinders feature a stainless steel side locking bar, racks and pins for increased strength and security
-Patented side locking bar technology offers improved security by protecting against lock bumping, an attack technique used to defeat conventional pin & tumbler locks
-Lifetime mechanical and finish warranty. 1 year electronics warranty.

Kwikset is a brand company that we know we can trust when it comes to the security of our home.

Kwikset manufactures and markets a complete line of door locks and door hardware including door knobs, door levers, deadbolts, handlesets, pocket door hardware and electronic keyless entry locks for residential and light commercial applications. Millions of families have relied on Kwikset for security and peace of mind. 

Who do you trust your home to? 

Enter to win!

One reader here at 5 Minutes for Mom is going to win their very own Kwikset Smart Code lock set. To enter the giveaway, leave a comment here telling us how you think this new lockset can help you and your family!

This giveaway will end on December 20, 2011 at midnight ET and a winner will be chosen at random and announced on Sunday in the weekly Around The Blogosphere. Please see our site’s terms and conditions for more information.

Disclosure: I was sent a Kwikset lock to review. All opinons listed here are my own.

This post was written by 5 Minutes for Mom guest contributor Jacqui.

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{ 62 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Leanne m December 8, 2011 at 4:26 pm

This would help us not have to struggle with keys to get in the house.


2 Christina Gould December 8, 2011 at 4:45 pm

It would really help if my daughter forgot or lost her keys and needed to get in. Thanks for the giveaway!


3 tennille December 8, 2011 at 5:53 pm

i like that you can set a code for a house sitter or cleaner and then change-very cool


4 nan December 8, 2011 at 9:22 pm

i’d love this for my recently divorced sister’s house
nannypanpan at


5 Melissa P. December 9, 2011 at 6:23 am

I think this would be and easier and safer option for my 9 year old to get into the house. I have yet to give him a key because I am afraid he will lose it. With the Kwikset Lock I wouldn’t have to worry. I think it would also be great to give other family members their own code just in case there’s an emergency or something. Beats giving them a key.


6 Rca ieftin December 9, 2011 at 8:36 am

Indeed it’s safer for the kids think of how many keys has you’re kid lost until now .From my point of view it much more safer and secure than the older locks.


7 Jennifer B December 9, 2011 at 9:08 am

Not only my kid but my husband forgets his key ALL the time! I have to leave the door unlocked sometimes and that scares me


8 Sarah J December 9, 2011 at 11:57 am

Having 4 children in school and constantly losing of forgetting their keys, this would be perfect! We tend to keep the door unlocked just in case and that is a scary thought, especially now that it gets dark earlier.


9 Julie {Angry Julie Monday} December 9, 2011 at 12:07 pm

We have one of those code boxes for our garages and we always use it. I completely freak when the electricity is out because I would not be able to get in our house otherwise. I would love this for our front door. It is genius!!


10 Elisabeth December 9, 2011 at 12:47 pm

This would help me with peace of mind knowing that it locks itself within 30 seconds. I can be a little obsessive about checking all the doors to make sure they’re locked!


11 Shakara December 9, 2011 at 2:48 pm

The automatic door locking option would help on crazy days when it slips someone’s mind to lock behind them!


12 Nancy Kucks December 9, 2011 at 3:52 pm

This is awesome.. I never lock the house, we are always afraid of loosing our keys…


13 Happymomc December 9, 2011 at 4:23 pm

Would help us with our last minute “where are my keys darling?”


14 Louis December 9, 2011 at 6:52 pm

this would be awesome because no risk of loosing the key and also because of arthritis in my hand I have a hard time turning the knob and locking the door manually

Thank you for hosting this giveaway

pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com


15 Staci A December 9, 2011 at 7:50 pm

My hubby is currently on crutches and will be for awhile, so he struggles to unlock the doors on his own. This would be a great solution!


16 Vickie Couturier December 10, 2011 at 7:20 am

my husband works midnights,this would make me feel much safer while he is away at night



17 Karen Austin December 10, 2011 at 4:49 pm

I would love our family to win this would make it easier having 3 children and help protect our home better. Thanks for the giveaway!


18 Ann F December 10, 2011 at 10:13 pm

This lockset would eliminated my daughter losing or forgetting her house key.

abfantom at yahoo dot com


19 Margaret Smith December 10, 2011 at 10:30 pm

This would be such a big help with my sons when they come home from school and forget their keys. Our teen son, is the first to come home and often he forgets his house key and sits and waits for one of us to come home. During warmer weather that’s ok, but now it’s getting colder. This would be the perfect solution.
Thanks so much.


20 pamtufts December 10, 2011 at 10:36 pm

This would work great because my kids cannot keep up with keys!


21 Carol Blevins December 10, 2011 at 10:37 pm

At the age of 67, I am living alone for the first time ever. I can use anything that makes me feel safer in my home. Thanks you for the opportunity to win the Kwikset Deadbold.


22 Suzanne (Crunchy Green Mom) December 10, 2011 at 10:40 pm

I have teens, friends, elementary age friends and ME… who always lose keys, need food or want to come home between classes, instead of having keys for everyone to use, we can have this… right??? I love it!


23 Rebecca Arthur December 10, 2011 at 10:42 pm

Best lock ever


24 Patricia December 10, 2011 at 10:43 pm

I’d feel much safer with these new locks.


25 sandy December 10, 2011 at 10:53 pm

less struggling for keys late at night for any of these


26 Angie December 10, 2011 at 11:55 pm

we recently had someone come in and steal my son’s PS 3 -his only present from Christmas last year. This lock would have prevented that from happening!


27 planestraveler December 11, 2011 at 12:13 am

this would eliminate the dropping the keys in the dark. We live in ruaral area and the house does not have a reliable porch light. and the 30 second auto lock feature is a great time/mind saver.


28 kelly December 11, 2011 at 1:04 pm

this would be a great and safe alternative to keys


29 Angela E. December 11, 2011 at 2:56 pm

Could really use this at my apartment.


30 pamela james December 11, 2011 at 5:26 pm

My lock is so bad it just wiggles on the door! This would be great for my kids t have access into the house -I wouldn’t have to trust them with the keys-they lose a lot of things.

pjames330 at aol dot com


31 Kelly D December 11, 2011 at 5:35 pm

I will this lock set will help keep my family more secure


32 Chuck December 11, 2011 at 6:26 pm

I would install this on our back door.


33 June December 11, 2011 at 9:13 pm

I know right where this would go, we’ve been needed a new one for along time.


34 Linda Kish December 12, 2011 at 11:06 pm

I hate to carry keys when I walk the dog. This would be so much nicer for me.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com


35 Robin Quick December 13, 2011 at 2:38 am

This lock would be a great help to us. It would make it easier for my 14 yr old son to get into the house. He has locked himself out of the house on a couple of occasions while his dad & I were in town shopping. Im always struggling to find my key and not drop everything im carrying. I would love to have this lock.
mnrquick at yahoo dot com


36 Lisa H. December 13, 2011 at 11:51 pm

This lock would make it so much easier for my daughter to get in the house. She struggles to get the key in just right, so she’s often unable to unlock the door by herself.


37 Jennifer C. December 14, 2011 at 9:33 am

This would definitely help me, I’m ALWAYS losing my keys…heavensent1@yahoo dotcom


38 rachel December 14, 2011 at 1:19 pm

oooh, i have inquisitive 2 and 3 year olds and they just LOVE to play with the door handles and try to get out! it would be helpful having something like this so they cant get out! LOL


39 ANGEL JACKLYN December 14, 2011 at 9:07 pm



40 Natalia December 14, 2011 at 11:57 pm

This will help kids to get inside when they forget keys.


41 Don December 15, 2011 at 6:06 am

I could all way’s use one of these.


42 Annette D December 15, 2011 at 10:01 am

This would be perfect for us! I am always losing my keys! Last year about this time, I accidentally flushed my keys down the toilet at a store!


43 Alison S. December 15, 2011 at 1:17 pm

I would love this not only for the extra security, but because my 2 year old has figured out how to lock the doors now and lock us out. :P


44 Nikki m December 15, 2011 at 2:34 pm

This is such an excellent idea. I would love this so i do not have to burrow through the diaper bag for my keys with the baby in my arms!


45 sarah buki December 15, 2011 at 4:54 pm

my mom has it and i love going to her house. its so much easier when i am carrying a kid, purse and grocerys to be able to push a button instead of play with keys. I need one!


46 cw December 15, 2011 at 6:28 pm

this would be great for when friends help take care of our kitties while we are away….we wouldn’t have to leave a spare key


47 janell wagner December 15, 2011 at 6:35 pm

my grown kids come to visit and sometimes not home and they dont have key with them, this would be great!


48 tarah rogers December 15, 2011 at 6:36 pm

love this for when i forget house keys


49 tiffany milburn December 15, 2011 at 6:40 pm

I dont have a front door key, use garage but when powers out this would be helpful!


50 Robin Quick December 15, 2011 at 7:37 pm

Oh my goodness! LOL I can just see myself doing that and standing there looking at the toilet in shock and thinking WTH am I supposse to do now!


51 victoria lester December 17, 2011 at 9:17 am

The Kwikset Deadbolt would help our family with security. I’ve always wanted that extra security for the area we live in and I’d feel good knowing it offers access codes for increased security.
momsholidaycooking at gmail dot com


52 Jeni Monroe December 17, 2011 at 2:01 pm

Our house had been broken into not that long ago. Ever since then I have always been afraid to leave me house alone for more than just a couple of hours. This new lock would give me some more peace of mind about our security and safety.


53 Rhonda Grisham December 17, 2011 at 5:07 pm

This lock would give me a feeling of security when I leave home. I love the codes as an added safety feature!


54 Cori Westphal December 18, 2011 at 12:04 am

My hubs works out of state a lot and so I’m home alone with the kids most of the time. This bad boy would give me a lot more peace of mind being home alone!

coriwestphal at msn dot com


55 Jackie Griebel December 18, 2011 at 8:35 pm

Well our house is old and it doesn’t have a locking doorknob so this would be great!


56 ktjrdn December 19, 2011 at 9:45 am

I’ve been teaching the kids how to unlock the door for me when I have my hands full, but I still have to manage to find my keys. This would remove a step for me


57 The Zoo Keeper December 19, 2011 at 1:30 pm

This year we are trying to buy our first house so we haven’t been able to buy anything for Christmas since we are worried about unexpected expenses with closing, so this would be such a blessing to us! We could use the money we were going to use to buy a lock for the new house to buy something special for our daughter! Thanks for the chance to win!!!


58 kimbuckjr December 19, 2011 at 3:23 pm

This MIRACLE deadbolt locking keyless entry system would be a God-Sent for my family. Between my hubby and I, we are ALWAYS misplacing our keyes. This would really help us out…BIG TIME. My bro-in-law has a similiar deadbolt system and when I go over to his home to feed his dog while he’s on vacation, it is a HUGE convenience not having to worry about, “Do I have the house key” or “I’m here at the house, do I have the front-door key with me?”
I really, really, really, really, really would like to have one of these locking systems on my front door.
Thank you SO MUCH for this giveaway, I truly appreciate it!


59 SueSueper December 19, 2011 at 7:59 pm

This lockset would help us so we don’t have to carry keys/ have the kids carry keys and lose them. It is very convenient!


60 kandace ferguson December 20, 2011 at 4:26 am

our neighborhood has been getting rough and we already have had a lock broken and someone try to break in. This would really keep us safe.


61 Doris December 20, 2011 at 11:30 pm

We got 3 sons now, and the 2nd one is a rowdy toddler who can never get out of anything. i could put the safety lock on our own bedroom since he runs around and gets into stuff when he is supposed to take a nap!


62 JR Pickett December 21, 2011 at 1:22 am

This would be great because my mum forgets her keys. Either that, or she spends five minutes digging through her bag (which seems to contain the proverbial kitchen sink in it) for them. We live on a main street so this is not the safest scenario, especially when it’s dark. I’d feel better with the SmartCode deadbolt


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