Product: Kwikset 92640-001 Contemporary Electronic Keypad Deadbolt Review
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Great for: Keyless Entry
If there is one thing that I find frustrating when arranging a tradesman to perform repairs at my home is that I need to be home at the same time. This means taking time off work, or clearing my schedule so I can be there to let them in, hang around until they finish, then lock up after they leave.
And what is worse is when they don’t even show up! Then I have wasted a whole day for nothing.
Well, not any more.
Introducing the Kwikset 92640-001, also known as the Kwikset 264, Contemporary Electronic Keypad Deadbolt. It’s one of the top, and best selling, deadbolts on the market today, offering keyless entry with a motorized driven deadbolt for 1-touch locking, six customizable user codes, and special codes that can be used just one time, perfect for tradesman visits.
Benefits of the Kwikset 264
I’ve touched on one of the biggest benefits already. The ability to have single use codes is so handy when you need a tradesman, like a plumber or electrician, to perform some work at your home while you are not there. All you need to do is set up one of the single use codes, give it to the tradesman, they use it once to get in, do their work, and leave. And your home remains secure without you having to be there.
You may want to consider having an indoor security camera too. That way you can watch the work being performed, and also keep your eye on them so they don’t try to sneak out with some of your possessions.
This deadbolt is also great in that it is easy to install (more on this later) and has a host of other extremely practical features, such as low battery indication.
How to use the Kwikset 264
It is very easy to install the Kwikset 264 – all you really need is a screwdriver. The one-cylinder electronic deadbolt operates by key or keypad on the outside, and thumb turn on the inside. It also comes with an adjustable latch to fit all standard doors. To be locked correctly, you have to run the auto detect and there is also a special way you have to install it according to the instructions. This will depend on whether you have a right or a left hand door.
Once you have fully installed the deadlock, while you have the door open and the deadbolt unlocked, you get it started by:
- Entering in the default Programming Code, which is 4 zeros
- Press the kwikset button
- Another zero
- The Kwikset button again
If successful, the Kiwkset button will flash green 2 times and you will hear 2 beeps.
Press the Kwikset button and the latch bolt will extend to the lock position. Then enter the default user code 1-2-3-4 and then the Kwikset button and the latch bolt will unlock.
That’s it! You’re ready to go.
Important Tip. Remember to change the programming code and delete the default user code. The Kwikset 264 instruction manual will show you how to do this.
Product Description and Features
The key features of the Kwikset 264 are:
- Keyless entry with a motorized driven deadbolt
- 1-touch locking
- Low battery indication
- Easy install with just a screwdriver
- For use on exterior doors where keyed entry and security is needed
- 6 customizable user codes
- Temporary codes that can be used just once, perfect for visitors and service personnel
- Fits door thickness of 1-3/8 in. to 1-3/4 in.
In the box you will find:
- Interior assembly
- Exterior assembly
- Mounting Plate
- Adapter ring
- Drive-in collar
Who is the Kwikset 264 for
Anyone who needs keyed entry and extra security will find this product perfect. It is also great for all those who want to enjoy their carefree, active lifestyle, which includes not worrying about whether you have your keys with you. Did you forget to take them? Did you lose them? No need to worry with the Kwikset 264.
It’s also great for businesses because you can give your staff or clients or other visitors temporary or single-use codes for access.
What I like about the Kwikset 264
There’s plenty we like about this product, in particular, I love the single use codes. I find them extremely handy for when someone needs to get inside my home without me there.
I also love that it can be used on interior doors too. Maybe you need to store away confidential information, or you want to keep the kids away from the Christmas presents.
But before you do this:
Make sure the door has a place for a deadbolt. If it doesn’t, then you will need to drill the holes for the deadbolt. The hole will need to be deep enough so the deadbolt can extend as far as possible if you want to replace a standard handle with it.
Another thing we like is that the lock comes with two keys, so you can unlock the door from the outside with a key if you have to.
What I don’t like about the Kwikset 264
To be honest, the only thing that I don’t really like about the Kwikset 264 is that you can only program up to 6 user codes.
But this should be enough right?
In theory, yes. Usually you wouldn’t have more than 6 people living in your home. But what if you want to give separate codes out to your extended family? Maybe your parents, or grandparents. I guess the alternative is that you can give the same code out to multiple people. Just remember to tell them all if that code has been changed.
Overall, the Kiwkset 264 is a great electronic deadbolt that looks stylish and contemporary, is easy to install, and will provide you with added security for your home. With the flexibility built in with single use codes, you can save time and money but not having to be home when visitors arrive, or the plumber turns up ready to fix your sink.