I had a report this morning that Kwikset has a new design with a side bar,
and that to change the combination, you use a technique a lot like the
I am curious if anyone else has seen one of these?
old technology.. the local lumber yard has one on display, its
bump proof, homeowner changes the key as needed in SECONDS, and
he has had it sitting on his desk since last year-they just never
made it into production YET.. One of the trade magazines did an
article on it within the last several months-and this one is not
IIRR a side bar design.
I doubt that there was an infringement the design is rather different.
I talked to the gal at Home Depot and they have had them for about 2 weeks
I bought one to play with and While picking and bumping will have no effect
on these locks, they suffer from the same condition as the original Briggs
and Stratton locks used from the 30's to the 60's and the magic number is
243, not 64. I suspect however a destructive approach will be the rule of
practicality for lockouts however.
There is no provision to MK them, and we will probably be seeing lots of
them in the future.
Kwikset makes a reset tool for locks that have had the combination dropped,
you can do it by hand however, but I would recommend disassembly inside of a
clear plastic bag.
You have five tiny sliders, 4 small springs, and a small ball bearing, and
the side bar to lose so be careful.