We work hard to build beautiful homes that we love, but what’s more important than keeping our homes and family safe? So I jumped at the chance to upgrade my home’s security with Kwikset SmartKey locks when the nice people at Kwikset and Home Depot contacted me recently. I headed over Home Depot where I picked up an additional deadbolt for my home.
Kwikset SmartKey deadbolts have passed the most stringent lock picking standards and have Grade 1 security, the highest level of tested residential security available in the industry. These are no joke!
I was happy to pick up a deadbolt with Bump Guard protection. The SmartKey locks feature a side-locking bar which replaces the traditional pin and tumbler design of locks which can be vulnerable to lock-bumping.
If you haven’t heard of lock bumping yet, it is scarrrry. Basically, criminals can use a specially modified key and insert it into a lock, then after a few bumps with a hammer or other tool, the lock pops open in a matter of seconds. This video better explains the dangers of lock bumping:
The SmartKey locks are called “smart” for another reason too. They allow homeowners to quickly re-key their locks without removing them. This means that you can loan a key temporarily to a neighbor or contractor and re-key the lock to give them a key that’s different from the one you ordinarily use. So you can render lost or unreturned keys useless if you wish, without having to install totally new locks.
You can pick up Kwikset SmartKey locks online or at your local Home Depot. You can also check out Home Depot on Facebook and Twitter. I will be back this week with details on how I installed mine. In the meanwhile, who wants to win a $50 gift card to Home Depot??? Yep, they have generously offered up a $50 gift card to one lucky winner.
Here’s the scoop on how to enter:
- Prize: $50 Home Depot Gift Card
- Enter By: Monday 3/12/2012 2pm EST.
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