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made change to code lock (by Laura [MD]) Nov 23, 2022 11:06 PM
       made change to code lock (by Robert J [CA]) Nov 24, 2022 1:22 AM
       made change to code lock (by tryan [MA]) Nov 24, 2022 6:55 AM
       made change to code lock (by BillW [NJ]) Nov 24, 2022 8:09 AM
       made change to code lock (by plenty [MO]) Nov 24, 2022 8:11 AM
       made change to code lock (by zero [IN]) Nov 24, 2022 8:22 AM
       made change to code lock (by DJ [VA]) Nov 24, 2022 8:42 AM
       made change to code lock (by Robin [WI]) Nov 24, 2022 10:00 AM
       made change to code lock (by GKARL [PA]) Nov 24, 2022 10:19 AM
       made change to code lock (by dino [CA]) Nov 24, 2022 12:23 PM
       made change to code lock (by Chicago LL [IL]) Nov 24, 2022 12:40 PM
       made change to code lock (by GKARL [PA]) Nov 24, 2022 1:52 PM
       made change to code lock (by Still Learning [NH]) Nov 24, 2022 10:17 PM
       made change to code lock (by gevans [SC]) Nov 25, 2022 8:43 PM
       made change to code lock (by gevans [SC]) Nov 25, 2022 8:44 PM
       made change to code lock (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Nov 25, 2022 10:57 PM
       made change to code lock (by Laura [MD]) Nov 25, 2022 11:03 PM
       made change to code lock (by Mapleaf18 [NY]) Nov 26, 2022 8:32 PM
       made change to code lock (by Barb [MO]) Nov 27, 2022 8:33 PM
       made change to code lock (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Nov 27, 2022 10:40 PM
       made change to code lock (by mike [CA]) Nov 29, 2022 5:47 PM

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made change to code lock (by Laura [MD]) Posted on: Nov 23, 2022 11:06 PM
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Well over a decade ago I made the change to a master key lock system. Made things much easier. I had on key that always worked on all the locks. At tenant turnover, I called locksmith and he changed the key I would give my tenants. FYI...I could never get the Mrlandlord locks to install or change easily...I used a locksmith.

Everytime a tenant changed I had to pay a locksmith. Started out at about $100 per change , but is now $250 per change. Once (only once) I had a tenant remove the lock and put on their own lock.

Well i have now changed to the Schlage keypad lock. Super super easy to add and remove keycodes. Cost to install was $500 a lock (I live in an expensive area, your costs may be less) , but one time. Now when a tenant leaves I will spend less than a minute removing their code and entering the new code of my choice. I can have up to 19 active codes, of course i only need to tell tenant 1 active code.

When the locksmith was installing the lock I asked him about tenant removing it...he did something and said he doubted a tenant will be able to remove this lock.

A couple of things:

- runs on a 9 volt battery, so will change then annually . Locksmith said should last several years, but to be safe do it annually.

I have a master key which will open all my locks and can be used if the battery dies and it stops working before you are able to replace the battery.

Think I am going to like this ; )

Experiences anyone?

--108.56.xxx.xx




made change to code lock (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Nov 24, 2022 1:22 AM
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I buy $100 locks on sale for around $50. They have a combination and a key. When a tenant moves out, I can remove the lock with three screws and replace it for another one from my stock. Then when I have a bunch of them I can take them to a locksmith who in his office will charge only $35 to rekey locks in quantity, or do them myself. --47.156.xx.xx




made change to code lock (by tryan [MA]) Posted on: Nov 24, 2022 6:55 AM
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I've got an inn with over a dozen of these. Had one break .... would not unlock. Boxed it up and swapped it for a new one at HD . So now I keep a spare as back-up.

Easy-peasy. --198.89.xx.xxx




made change to code lock (by BillW [NJ]) Posted on: Nov 24, 2022 8:09 AM
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I use keypad locks in two houses with about 10 persons in each house and the 4 double A batteries need changing every three months. These houses have 3-5 doors and I only use the keypad lock on one door. Tenants really like it, I think. One of the locks in connected to the house's network and I get an email telling me the batteries are low, which is nice. I think they are Kwikset. --74.102.xx.xx




made change to code lock (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Nov 24, 2022 8:11 AM
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Sounds like you may have found a good solution. Thanks for sharing always good to keep in mind. --172.56.xx.xxx




made change to code lock (by zero [IN]) Posted on: Nov 24, 2022 8:22 AM
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I carry a lockset and deadbolt in my rekey bag. When a tenant moves out I swap the old locks out with the new ones. Been doing it for years.

If/when they get too old looking I buy a new set and master key them. I do all this myself. I have totes of locks, parts, screws, etc. When I get an empty house with lots of locks I usually just throw on old locks except for one door. Then I can rekey as I work on the rehab.

I looked into the Mr. LL locks. I like the concept. A little pricey but I would go for it if I knew the finish would last. I have a lot of places with no storm doors that are open to the elements. That is the hardest thing on locksets in my area.

I have a safe with an electronic lock. When the battery dies it is a pain. I could see the tenants borrowing the battery for something in their place and not having access to enter.

You know, they would take the 9 volt battery out of the lock to put in the smoke detector since those batteries always seem to disintegrate mysteriously. --107.147.xx.xxx




made change to code lock (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: Nov 24, 2022 8:42 AM
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I had a kwickset keypad lock on the rooming house.

It was great!

It could have 6 codes at a time.

With 4 residents on each floor, and a master code for me, it was plenty.

I would just delete their code when they left and create a new code for the new resident.

(I had it on the main entrance & they each still had a key to their rooms.)

It would beep well in advance if the batteries were starting to get low.

I'm considering starting to put them on SFH, but haven't yet. --68.229.xxx.xxx




made change to code lock (by Robin [WI]) Posted on: Nov 24, 2022 10:00 AM
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I use both electronic locks and the LL locks.

For SFH, LL locks. Ten seconds to change the core.

For our rooming house, electronic locks on the exterior doors and LL locks on the bedrooms.

Best. Thing. Ever. Our rooming house residents know that I can lock them out while I'm sitting in my car in the driveway. I can see what time they leave and when they come home. Only drawback is that the batteries need replacing about 1x/year, but it does give warning.

If you were paying $200 for a lock changeout, it sounds like it was well worth the investment for you! --104.230.xxx.xxx




made change to code lock (by GKARL [PA]) Posted on: Nov 24, 2022 10:19 AM
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I'm set up exactly like Robin on my rooming house and apartments. Code locks don't function well in areas exposed to cold and elements however. --209.122.xx.xxx




made change to code lock (by dino [CA]) Posted on: Nov 24, 2022 12:23 PM
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Anybody have any experience with the locks that use a code but not electronic so no need to replace battery??

I think they also make them so you can use a key or the code.

How well do those work??

--104.175.xx.xx




made change to code lock (by Chicago LL [IL]) Posted on: Nov 24, 2022 12:40 PM
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I am also a big fan of key pad lock. I've been using it at a property that has frequent turn over for many years and am very happy with it. The lock cost is low (under $200) and it's easy to install (DIY). I use Schlage. The battery lasts 4-5 years. When the battery is low, the red LED blinks for weeks. So you have plenty of time to replace it. --99.128.xxx.xxx




made change to code lock (by GKARL [PA]) Posted on: Nov 24, 2022 1:52 PM
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One thing I've decided to do is add lockboxes with keys for the code locks so they can be accessed in an emergency. I've had two that have failed due to cold weather. --209.122.xx.xxx




made change to code lock (by Still Learning [NH]) Posted on: Nov 24, 2022 10:17 PM
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I have code locks on from and back exterior doors to a multi. Cold has not impacted them. I change the 9V every fall. This year I dropped the interior handle and it fell down between the gap of the stairs and the building. Luckily my lock and security company had a lock set they could sell me so I could use the handle from that with the code part. I do have keys in lock boxes in case they fail. What I donít like about them is the keys donít match to front and back door. I use LL locks on interior apt doors. --75.67.xxx.xxx




made change to code lock (by gevans [SC]) Posted on: Nov 25, 2022 8:43 PM
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We use Schlage keypad deadbolts on our six month furnished rentals. Everyone loves them. I have one on my own house. Other than those we use LLLocks, and have for over 20 years.

I used to have some doors that were exposed to the elements, but I have added porch roofs to them all. Most also have storm doors, so I still have many of my 20 YO LLLocks.

The Schlage can be upgraded to operate from your WiFi or smartphone, but I haven't done that...yet. --216.218.xxx.xx




made change to code lock (by gevans [SC]) Posted on: Nov 25, 2022 8:44 PM
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Forgot to say, I prefer the Schlage because it has a glass keypad. With the Kwikset you can see which buttons are most used, they are plastic. --216.218.xxx.xx




made change to code lock (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Nov 25, 2022 10:57 PM
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Laura,

$800!?!? YIKES!

$250 to rekey!?!? YIKES!

Yes, they will steal your $800 lock. Use security head screws.

LLLocksí iCore system is a no brained the change in just seconds.

They install on any standard door.

$800 is 200 times more expensive.

I suggest a new locksmith.

BRAD --73.103.xxx.xxx




made change to code lock (by Laura [MD]) Posted on: Nov 25, 2022 11:03 PM
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IT was $500 to install key pad lock, should be no cost going forward. One time outlay. I know it wasn't the cheapest option, but it was convenient. Now a days that is a priority for me. --108.56.xxx.xx




made change to code lock (by Mapleaf18 [NY]) Posted on: Nov 26, 2022 8:32 PM
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We have used schlage keypad locks but the quality has been declining. Some bad out of the box or early fails. Of course we are also in a harsh weather climate and the doors are exterior. All four doors have keypad locks but we've switched to using the back up keys for the latest duplex b/c the quality just isn't there anymore. --64.246.xxx.xx




made change to code lock (by Barb [MO]) Posted on: Nov 27, 2022 8:33 PM
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I do my own lock changes, with the Landlord Locks. Even the ones that are Kwickset were easy to change out, even if I needed to actually replace the entire lock set. Only takes a few minutes. The iCores are even easier.

Meanwhile, I use August electronic locks on the inside of many of my locks. The batteries donít last nearly as long as Iíd like, typically 3 months, but I only really use th electronic locks for my shorter term places.

Iím glad you found a solution for you. I have to say, for that kind of money, though, Iíd be taking a locksmithing course! --149.76.xxx.xx




made change to code lock (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Nov 27, 2022 10:40 PM
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I am a landlord locks customer and life is so much easier and cheaper.

I also use lock boxes. I typically change the code to each place so that the street number backwards is the code so all I have to do is look at the mailbox. --24.101.xxx.xxx




made change to code lock (by mike [CA]) Posted on: Nov 29, 2022 5:47 PM
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Kwikset Smartkey works fine. basic mechanical locks that you can change in less than 2 minutes. they're about half again the price of a deadbolt/keyed passage set. --75.80.xx.xx



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