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(868) Beating Kwikset’s Smartkey System


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  1. well time to try the rake again on my smart key door lock and see if my luck is better than trying to spp these. Bypasses are dun on them but no help when learning..but un when u get to destroy them 😉 thanks foe the tip bill

  2. I have one of these, and have only managed to get it open twice (city rake both times).
    Have you tried raking it with a more difficult key bitting?
    I'll definitely give it another go this evening with lighter tension, thanks for the tip!

  3. These style locks are complete junk, they routinely fail on me. They stop working completely, even with the keys they came with, the internals seem like they just get scrambled and nothing works anymore. I just drill them out and replace them with a standard kwikset which are more durable.

  4. I'd like to see a video on the schlage securekey locks, I heard there's some weaknesses on them but haven't really seen much on them, but I've had one that's been kicking me badly lately

  5. just like rekeying it without the key or cradle, that has been figured out as well. terrible . i just rekeyed my dads house that had all these with some commercial grade 1 locks and secuirty pins. much more secure

  6. Why do lock makers go with these locks made out of plates? It is cheaper to punch out all these plates and glue them rather than machining a chunk of metal?

  7. Great job Bill. I think these locks suck and I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one. These locks fail on my customers a lot but is great for business.(We only sell pin tumbler locks)

  8. Very well done. As you said, there are easier ways to get in, but that is true of almost all locks. It can be forced opened, and most locks are trivial to drill. But that is not what lock picking is about.

    I think the lock has mystique because the most well known lock picker on Youtube did not pick it for so long.

  9. Good video Bill. I remember when these first came out. I thought they were going to make my life miserable, and now they do… I get these all the time. I just use my pick gun with light tension and sometimes a rake. If I'm in a hurry, I just use brute force. Junk…

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