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The Best Baldwin Locks On The Market




The Baldwin company was founded by Severin Fayerman in 1946. They manufacture and distribute high grade locks for all types of doors. Their catalogue contains all the various types of locks. There are locks for al doors, sizes and purposes. These range from locks for your doors at home to enterprise quality locks for security companies. There are just so many different choices. So which are the best of the best?
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  1. Baldwin Single Cylinder Round Deadbolt

The stand out feature of this lock is its’ lifetime polished brass finish. This is just the base of what this lock has to offer. The intricate details and mechanics within the lock itself is marvelous. It has a classic round shape that will enhance any design and supplement any door. You can partner the lock with a wide range of knobs. Baldwin has designed a revolutionary smart key re-key technology that places the power of access to your home in your hands alone. It can be locked from either side of the door. The perfect solution for all front, side and garage doors in your home.

  1. Baldwin Lifetime Satin Nickel Keyless Entry

Finally, you do not have to worry about losing your keys. Why do I say this? That is because this lock operates through an electronic deadbolt, 6 button access system. This means that the lock/unlock function is based within a keypad system. In order to lock your home, you need to press 1 button. That is all. This a perfect innovation for people with children, forgetful souls and angry parents who often bang the door multiple times so that it may lock. The unlock function is based on your own personal numeric sequence. This lock is not just safe but it is a cool way to show off to your friends.

  1. Baldwin Tobin Hall or Closet Lever

Baldwin Tobin HallYou do not always need to have military grade locks on your doors. Often simplicity is the best. This lever is best used on closets, hallways and kitchen cupboards wherein locking capabilities is more of a pain than a luxury. The lever is reversible and can be mounted on either side of the door.

  1. Baldwin Alcott Entry Knob

This lock was built for luxury. It is compatible with most designs on the market. This luscious design complements modern technology with perfect flow. It is not just pretty! It is actually most suitable for outdoor locks that require a key. Baldwin implemented its’ very own patented technology that allows you to rekey your lock as well as being built to withstand lock bumping. The hardware is smooth, heavy and sturdy which is perfect for safety measures. The satin-nickel finish adds a contemporary emotion to the lock.

  1. Baldwin Prestige Entry Lever

The selling feature of this lever is its’ beautiful outer body. The fresh design with the unique square rose supplies a transitional style combined with a modern finesse.

  1. Baldwin Bighorn Single Cylinder Handle Set with Carnaby Knob

Baldwin Big HornThis family of handles is a prime example of solidity. It is made of a Venetian bronze, hand rubbed finish which exemplifies the bronze highlights. This creates a warm and royal feeling to the products design. You may unlock/lock the single cylinder deadbolt from either side of the door. Additionally, you can push a button on the inner side to unlock it.

  1. PD005 Large Santa Monica Pocket Door Lock

This is my favorite. The Santa Monica allows you to have your own secret compartment within your home. The door lock is not very customizable as it is only compatible with pocket doors. However, it is still great to have a prestige finish door lock that complements your pocket door. The design is sleek and elegant. You can unlock the door by pulling on a partially hidden compartment and lock the door by pushing this compartment back into the door.

In conclusion, Baldwin door locks are heavy on the pocket but you are guaranteed a superior quality, safety optimized, beautifully blended door lock. Their range of locks are endless thus there is a lock suitable for every need, every person and every situation. Their locks are unique and easily identifiable. The main feature that attracts me is that their locks are made up of a quality metal that is heavy and long lasting.

 


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SmartKey Re-key Technology – Locks You Can Rekey Yourself!




A new technology that has emerged in locks and security for the past few years have been the advancement of SmartKey Re-key technologies to help people rekey their locks. This can be especially helpful for homeowners that rent out rooms or guesthouses like on sites like AirBnb or Craigslist.

We found out about how popular these locks where getting from www.247brooklynlocksmith.net, a popular locksmith service in Brooklyn NYC.

We think these rekey-able locks are great for some applications, but if you need a more high security lock they probably won’t work. For most homes they could be an excellent addition though! Check out the videos below for a more visual demonstration about how they work!

Reviews of the Smartkey by Schlage:

When I decided to replace my entry lock to a combination capable deadbolt as well as conventional key, I had at least two brands to pick from. I primarily chose Kwikset because of the built in motor that activates closure of the deadbolt after I’m inside (after about 20-30 seconds), in case I might forget to manually lock the door. During the decision process, I noticed that the product I was considering, also incorporated a concept called SMART KEY, but dismissed the feature as an extra that I probably would never use. About a year later, I misplaced my keys OR LOST THEM, and was concerned about someone finding them and having access to my home.

I reinvestigated the SMART KEY feature key, and then contacted Kwikset tech support to confirm my understanding that I could re-key my lock using their SMART KEY kit….i.e., the kit, which could be ordered from AMAZON, would contain a replacement key. When I received the kit, it did include a new key plus several duplicates of the new key, together with easily understood instructions on re-keying the lock myself. IMPORTANT!!!! Although I had lost my keys, I did have a duplicate of the old key AND THAT DUPLICATE OF THE ORIGINAL KEY WAS NEEDED during the re-keying process. A slick concept, and if ever needed, a money saver for the home owner.

4 keys is perfect, If the tenant wants more keys, they can go make them, I only ever give the tenants two keys anyway. I’ve always made 4 keys, two for me, two for the tenant.

Before I’ve just told the locksmith to grab some old quickset from his dead pile and duplicate it, but this is just about the same cost as having the locksmith cut 4 keys anyway, plus the bonus of two more.

Here is a model made by Baldwin, another top security brand.