Kwikset and Weiser locks are now sporting “Smart Key” technology. This innovative new design makes locks more secure and easier to key.
Traditional lock cylinders utilize a variated spring loaded pin design where each pins length corresponds to the “cuts” on a key. Larger cuts on a key accommodate longer internal pins and shorter ones to shorter pins, with the pins each being spring loaded. This traditional cylinder design is utilized by Baldwin, Schlage, Weslock, Emtek, Nostalgic Warehouse, Omnia and many others.
Burglars have found a way to exploit this design by “bumping” the lock to gain entry. A specially cut key is inserted into the cylinder and the key is systematically “bumped” (lightly struck by a small blunt instrument like a screwdriver) causing the pins to retract against the springs and allowing the key to turn in the lock and open the door. Demonstration videos of this technique populate the web. Kwikset and Wesier Smart Key defeats bumping making their locks safer than others. All Kwikset and soon all Weiser locks offered at www.DoorKnobDiscountCenter.com come with the new safe technology.