Kwikset SmartCode: Keyless Technology At Your Fingertips

“No more worrying about keys. The convenience of keyless technology is now available at your fingertips. “ That is the message Kwikset is using to introduce the new SmartCode locksets. These Kwikset locks solve the lost or forgotten key question...


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Home automation systems are becoming increasingly important to residential owners. As an added feature, SmartCode locksets are designed to operate as part of a home automation system. Kwikset Home Connect Technology allows home owners to lock or unlock doors via remote control such as from a web-enabled mobile phone or from a secure internet connection. Other home automation integration options include using the technology to disarm an alarm system, set home lighting or adjust climate controls or automatically unlock a Kwikset SmartCode lock in case of fire, depending on the system capabilities. The Kwikset SmartCode locks operate with Zigbee or Z-Wave RF protocols.

While the Kwikset SmartCode lock must be connected to home automation systems installed by professional trade dealers such as Alarm.com, Control4, Homeseer, SmartHome.com and others, the Home Connect Technology is an important additional sales feature when discussing Kwikset SmartCode products with your customer.

Programming User Codes

Slide the inside cover upward to access the interior switch panel. Two user codes are permitted. Any excessive delay while programming will cause the unit to beep twice. This will require restarting the programming sequence.

 

To program the first user code:

1) Press the button marked “program button” once.

2) Using the keypad, enter a 4- to 8-digit code.

3) Press the ‘LOCK” button to save the code.

4) Extend the bolt by pressing- the “LOCK” button.

5) Enter the new code number. The bolt should retract. If the bolt does not retract, repeat programming sequences 1-4.

To program the second user code:

1) Press the button marked “program button” twice.

2) Using the keypad, enter a 4- to 8-digit number.

3) Press the ‘LOCK” button to save the code.

4) Extend the bolt by pressing the “LOCK” button.

5) Enter the new code number. The bolt should retract. If the bolt does not retract, repeat programming sequences 1-4.

 

Lock Installation

The Kwikset SmartCode deadbolt requires a minimum crossbore hole diameter of 1 1/2”. An adapter collar is included for cases where the SmartCode deadbolt is replacing an existing deadbolt lock which used a 2 1/8” crossbore hole. A 1” edge bore hole is required to accommodate the deadbolt unit. If the crossbore hole is 1 1/2” diameter, additional door material door may have to be removed. Typical substantial Kwikset retaining screws anchor the inner and outer trim to the door and no additional retaining screw holes are required. The deadbolt unit is easily adjusted by a half turn of the housing from 2 3/8” to 2 3/4” backset as needed. Strike plate location will not have to be changed when replacing an existing deadbolt lockset.

Installation of a SmartCode deadbolt is identical to that of a traditional deadbolt except for routing of the wiring. With the bolt in the extended position, install the adapter if necessary, route the wire harness below the deadbolt and insert the cylinder tailpiece through the bolt unit. Insert the wire harness through the lower hole in the inner mounting plate and install the two retaining screws. Test the key for smooth operation before proceeding. Attach the wire harness to the connector on the inner trim, making sure it is aligned properly along the opening in the housing. Align the turn knob and tailpiece, then place the interior assembly against the inner door surface. Install two trim retainer screws through holes in interior housing.

The SmartCode automatically learns the door handing. While pressing and holding the ‘LOCK’ button on the keypad, install the battery case holder into the top of interior trim. When the unit begins to operate, release the ‘LOCK’ button. The SmartCode unit will take approximately 20 seconds while moving the bolt several times to automatically determine the handing. An LED on the interior trim flashes green and an audible beep sounds when the learning process is complete. Slide the interior assembly cover down to complete the installation.

For more information contact your local locksmith distributor or www.Kwikset.com, 800-677-5625.

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