A very popular lock I am seeing at Mr. Locksmith is the Weiser Smart Key lock. The Key in Knob, Pin Pad Combination lock and Single Cylinder Deadbolt is available at most hardware stores and the customer can rekey the lock themselves.

Note: I do not recommend this lock because of a major security weakness. The lock can be opened in seconds with a tool available on the internet or a person can make one. Videos defeating this lock are on the internet.  Remember the Kryptonite Bike Locks that were defeated with the pic pen, most locksmiths for year were opening these “Pick Proof” bike locks for years before it became public knowledge how easy they could be opened.

However, many people still buy Weiser Smart Key locks because they are inexpensive and they can rekey it themselves.

To rekey the Smart key lock as follows:

You must have your Functioning Key and Learn Tool for this to work. If you have lost the keys or the lock no longer works after rekeying you will need a special “Reset Cradle Tool.” Note: most locksmiths have this reset tool.

Wesier Smart Key Deadbolt

The Smart key lock has a small slot on the left of the keyway.

Smart Key Deadbolt

Insert functioning key & turn 1/4 turn clockwise.

Insert & remove the SmartKey learn tool. Remove functioning key.

Insert & remove the SmartKey learn tool.

Remove Key


Insert new key & turn 1/2 turn counter-clockwise.

Remove the key and with the door OPEN, check the key to make sure it locks and unlocks the door.

In conclusion, a easy lock for the customer / end user to rekey.  However, the lock is so easy to open without the key using a very simple tool to defeat the lock.  All of our Mr. Locksmith Professional Locksmith can rekey the Smart Key locks if you have lost the keys and if you are locked out Mr. Locksmith can open the door in seconds with no visable damage to lock.

I highly recommend you replace this lock ASAP (remember the Kryptonite Locks that were defeated with the pic pen?).

My favorite deadbolt and I have been installing Schlage for over 30 years is the Commercial Grade Schlage deadbolt  either the new B560 with the new Everest C123 key or the B660 Heavy Duty deadbolt with a Primus High Security Lock that is rated as “Pick and drill resistant”.




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