Archive | LOCKS

KABA-SIMPLEX 1000 SERIES

KABA-SIMPLEX 1000 SERIES In this review I will discuss another mechanical pushbutton lock by Kaba-Simplex: 1000 Series. As in my other lock reviews, I will discuss this lock in the light of my six standards of quality as outlined in my first lock review. With respect to affordability this lock receives 3/5. This is not […]

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MECHANICAL PUSHBUTTON LOCK

MECHANICAL PUSHBUTTON LOCK – In this review I will discuss my favourite mechanical pushbutton lock: Kaba-Simplex 7102/8. As in my other lock reviews, I will discuss this lock in the light of my six standards of quality as outlined in my first entry.

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Lock Reviews – General

REVIEWS BY THE LOCKSMITH As a locksmith I often get asked “What’s a good lock?” To help answer this question I have created this page with some lock reviews. The locks discussed here will be rated using six criteria: (1) affordability, (2) strength, (3) aesthetics, (4) installability (my word), (5) recombinability (also my word), and […]

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Schlage BE365 Keypad Deadbolt

SCHLAGE BE365 KEYPAD DEADBOLT In this review I will discuss the Schlage BE365 Keypad Deadbolt (Camelot design with Aged Bronze finish pictured). As in my other lock reviews, I will review this lock in the light of my six standards of quality as outlined in my first entry. With respect to affordability this lock receives […]

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Deadbolts

KWIKSET/WEISER KEVO ELECTRO-MECHANICAL BLUETOOTH ENABLED DEADBOLT I get a lot of questions regarding the Kwikset/Weiser Kevo Electro-mechanical Bluetooth Enabled Deadbolt. So in this entry I will review it in the light of my six standards of quality (outlined in my first entry). With respect to affordability this lock receives 2/5. It costs between $249.99 and […]

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LSDA Residential Cylinder Deadbolt

LSDA GRADE 3 RESIDENTIAL SOLID (OR REMOVABLE) CYLINDER DEADBOLT Without a doubt, the most popular lock with many of my residential customers is the LSDA Grade 3 Residential Solid (or Removable) Cylinder Deadbolt, so I think it only fitting that it be the first lock that I discuss in the light of the aforementioned standards of […]

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