Smartkey SC1 Quick Review

Smartkey SC1 Quick Review: The first few versions of the SmartKey Locks had major security flaws, the first versions could be forced open with a screwdriver, which one of the early problems where there are lots of problems with the Kwikset Smartkey Locks. At first glance, there seems to be no difference between the regular Kwikset Smartkey and the new SC1, as they’re calling it. Kwikset states the new SC1 Smart Key lock will have a hundred thousand combinations.

Smartkey SC1 Quick Review

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The first few versions of the SmartKey Locks had major security flaws, the first versions could be forced open with a screwdriver, which one of the early problems where there are lots of problems with the Kwikset Smartkey Locks.

Smartkey SC1 Rekeying

How to Rekey the Kwikset SmartKey SC1 Lock.

  1. Turn the working key 180 degrees,
  2. Insert the reset tool in the slot next to the keyway until you hear the “click”
  3. Remove the key,
  4. Insert new key and unlock and lock.

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Smartkey SC1 Rekey
Smartkey SC1 Rekey

Kwikset Smartkey SC1 Overview

I have been waiting forever to get my hands on the Kwikset SmartKey SC1 Locks. I just got two. I’ve been trying to get these forever, people say they have ’em in stock, they don’t have ’em in stock. I got a supplier out of Florida, thank you very much, they sent me two locks. I just took ’em, and I got the cameraman here and everything, I took one outta the box, said, I’m gonna throw one on there, and I’ll do an unboxing. Out of the box, it does not work. Out of the box, so we’ll have to reset this one and the keys to the other one. So, I didn’t get ’em mixed up. So out of the box, it doesn’t work. And this doesn’t surprise me at all, but I thought at least getting two, I got more coming, but right outta the box, it doesn’t work, so this is a great start to this product. Supplier sent me two, I never asked them to check. Everybody says they have ’em in stock, a few have the displays, but we’re gonna see more and more of these. So this is the SmartKey SC1. Out of the box, doesn’t work. So here’s, , we’ll go with this one. So, again, it took me a long time to get these things. They’ve announced it a long, long time ago, and there we go. So out of the box, what do we got? The usual. SmartKey SC1 keyway uses the D and in the kit set, from two and three-eighths to two and three-quarters. That’s the most common. We can change the plate. There’s an assortment of various, we can do a drive-in latch, whatever. D style, it’s turning. The key turns. So both keys will turn on that. I’ll take this one outta here, and it doesn’t work. So, leave that in there. I’m gonna install this on here above it, and we’ll play with it. Wait a sec, I’m not impressed. The little tail piece wants to fall off, so I have one that doesn’t work, one, the tail piece wants to fall off out of the box. I’ll just try to get the screws in here. Yeah, let’s just get ’em started. Okay. Observe. So this one works. So what I’m gonna do here, put the key in, pretty hard to install wrong, so it takes the SC1 keyway, it’s five pin.

Now it only goes one to six in the Schlage depth. It only goes one to six. Schlage depths is 0 to 9. So in theory, it reduces, or not in theory it definitely reduces the amount of changes it can do. How many changes you’re gonna have. But we’ll see what other potential flaws it has. So I’m gonna change it real quick. It’s similar to the way it’s- the quick set KW1 keyway. So basically you put the key in, have the slot up. You can hear an audible click. This is the change, the tool to give. Just barely hear the click. You gotta pull the key straight out. Don’t twist it. Don’t turn it. Now I gotta take the key on this one and just try it here. You put the key in. So there we go. Very, very easy to re-key and see the old key doesn’t fit. So, the key doesn’t fit down here. It doesn’t turn, so nothing wrong with the key. So again, I’ll set it back to the factory original. I just put it, the slot up. You can sometimes hear the little click. I didn’t hear anything that time. Pull the key out. Here’s the original key that came out of the box. And there we go. Extremely simple, quick to change. Now let’s try something a little bit different here. This is the first time trying it. We’re gonna do this right on camera.

Smartkey SC1 Lock Change to Regular Depths

I cut by code a Schlage key “69768”, which is not within the tolerances. This thing can only go from one to six. I got 69768. Let’s say the customer’s got a key. I want it to fit this lock. Let’s put it in. See if we can hear the click. So slot to the top. Again, don’t hear anything. But the key comes out. Here is an SC1 key. And look at this. Now this is gonna be important. Let’s see if it does first time doing it. Never even tried this yet. I just got these. So I’ve gone outside of the one to six that they recommend. I got a 69768. That’s the depth. Now in theory, a 666 or a 999 will fit this theoretically. So let’s throw in the 666 key. Let’s see if it works. Oh, it doesn’t. Oh, wow, okay, that’s interesting. I thought it made default the six spacing. let’s throw in the nine. This is a bump key 999. And it doesn’t work, but I still gotta play with this. I think there’s a sweet spot that I don’t know yet. And I gotta play with it. So it will re-key outside of what it’s allowed to go. But I think that’s probably created another little problem. So I thought maybe a 999 bump key or a 666 may fit it. But I’m gonna experiment with a whole pile of different keys. I think there’s a flaw in there. It did key outside, which is surprising. Let’s see if now can I key it back to factory. So there’s that. I just reset it. And will it reset to factory? And it does, let’s check the old key. We’ll see what happens. We’re gonna experiment a little bit more. First time pulling ’em outta the box. I got two and only two. This one outta the box, doesn’t work. This one works and we re-keyed it, no problem at all. And we even keyed it to, in theory, what it shouldn’t re-key to, and it did. And let’s see if this has created some other problems internally. So I hope you enjoyed the first unboxing of the lock. Gonna be playing with this quite a bit. There’s more videos to come. So I hope you enjoyed this. Please subscribe. And you’re gonna see way more videos on this. And we’ll have some other defeat methods coming up that we’re working on. Okay, thank you very much. Have a good day.

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Smartkey SC1 Quick Review
Smartkey SC1 Quick Review

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Smartkey SC1 Quick Review
Smartkey SC1 Quick Review



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