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Weird (by Steve [OH]) Jul 30, 2020 11:23 PM
       Weird (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Jul 30, 2020 11:51 PM
       Weird (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Jul 31, 2020 1:35 AM
       Weird (by Vee [OH]) Jul 31, 2020 10:00 AM
       Weird (by DJ [VA]) Jul 31, 2020 10:05 AM
       Weird (by Barb [MO]) Jul 31, 2020 3:33 PM
       Weird (by Landlord ofthe Flies [TX]) Jul 31, 2020 5:12 PM

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Weird (by Steve [OH]) Posted on: Jul 30, 2020 11:23 PM

A tenant just left and has moved to another state. Two days ago, I entered the house with the lock code. Today, the code didn't work, beeping like it normally does for an incorrect code. I'm told it's not easy to change the code and there doesn't seem to

be anybody that would want to. I don't think it would beep if the batteries went bad. I'm going to pick up a key tomorrow but I

really needed to get in today and it was frustrating.

Weird (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: Jul 30, 2020 11:51 PM

A commercial grade lock can be mastered where a tenant has access key then you have a master key where it is easy to open if the lock code was changed. Check if the lights come on at night. More expensive upfront where commercial grade one and two locks can be mastered. It is easy to drill out lock but lock maybe destroyed in process where require a new dead bolt. While having a basic deadbolt along using a passage lock it is impossible for tenant to lock themselves out. Most building supply stores sell commercial grade deadbolt lock then take the lock to a locksmith to have lock set up for a master key.

Weird (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Jul 31, 2020 1:35 AM

I'd love to use keyless entry but we've had so much trouble with the 2 we tried. Hours trying to program and trips to check it when the res could not get it to work.

My iCore deadbolts "take a lickin and keep on tickin." (only readers of a certain age will understand that phrase.)

Master keyed, swap out the cylinder in seconds for a new resident.


Weird (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Jul 31, 2020 10:00 AM

Count me in for landlord locks, no programming or anything close.

I was in a hardware close to my campus places about a week ago, there was a young man trying to get some duplicate keys, the hardware was old and had racks of blanks, I asked if I could see the key as I am a housing provider nearby - young man gave me his keyring, I noticed the key said -do not duplicate- but that does not stop the shop who wants to sell keys or the now popular automatic key machines, I compared it to my LL locks keys - not the same but close, like the LL lock key it has 7 pin layout, most everything you get from the box stores has only 4 or 5 pins, better security...

Weird (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: Jul 31, 2020 10:05 AM

The kwickset electronic deadbolts I had on the rooming house would beep and give LOTS of warning before the batteries died. AND had a key for a backup.

No problems.

Weird (by Barb [MO]) Posted on: Jul 31, 2020 3:33 PM

We recently switched over to the iCore (Stanley Best) locks after being on the Landlord Locks Kwiksets for YEARS!!!!! I finally got frustrated at them not wanting to come out the way they are supposed to.

We've stuck an August electronic lock and keypad on a couple of them to see how it goes. So far, so good. The lock still has the iCore/Stanley key lock, but it has the electronic access as well.

No way would I do electronic only.

Weird (by Landlord ofthe Flies [TX]) Posted on: Jul 31, 2020 5:12 PM

We use LockState electronic locks. They work with WiFi and you can control them from web portal or app. When batteries get low, you get an email warning at about 30%. If it's completely dead, you still have a key.

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