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Kwikset 980 Single Cylinder Deadbolt --HOUSE a Consumer Reports best buy $15.77

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Kwickset are cheap locks. I work on this business. The smart key is a great option to change keys . But thats about it. Way better go with Schlage or Arrow..
Here is link that shows a schlage deadbolt for 29 $ which in my opinion cant be compared with 33 $ kwickset .
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Schla.../202356802
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A refresh on the page got it showing for me, but yeah, the initial link took me to a dead page.
I was editing the page to fine tune details. Took about 3 minutes. Perhaps while editing, the link went down
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Ordered one for my self from link:
"Pickup order processing. Est. ready 06/04. Kwikset 980 Single Cylinder..."
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Lockpick Lawyer. You're welcome.

These locks are a joke to thieves. We're about to replace our deadbolts and would never think of getting one of these.

When a family member works for the POLICE and begs you to steer clear of cheap locks and then specifically states Kwikset - there's a good chance you should listen. When there's forums for people who like picking locks for a sorta puzzle challenge (not referring to thieves) and they say this brand is a joke, perhaps you should listen to them.

Do what you want but these a-hole thieves are smarter than people give them credit for (trust me, we've had issues on our street recently and it's not a poor area) and the last thing you want is for them going up to your door checking on your security (they will seriously do that and if someone responds - they just say they're looking for their dog or some lie) - you DO NOT want them seeing this lock. It'll be clear to them you don't take security serious.

Again, just because sold-out Consumer Reports states something, doesn't mean it's even remotely true. They are not remotely the 'industries voice' when it comes to these matters. I'd trust a forum from a lock picking site on the dark web any day over those people.

Also, what do they say about the most popular locks? You know, the ones most people put on their door? Something along the lines of those are the first to be picked. It's like malware, you create malware to hit the most people humanly possible so you get a bigger bang for your buck. It's no different with these cheap locks.
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The only thieves that EVER pick locks are in the movies. There are way too many other weak points in a house to make an entrance than by picking a lock. Door frames, the door itself, windows, etc. are all more likely to get broken into than by picking a lock.
I've even had a Kwikset lock on my door when I was broken into and it held up fine. I had reinforced the door frame and they were unable to kick in the door. They used told to port the door open which split the door (which was only 2 weeks old) and it gave way. I am still using that same lock and deadbolt now on the new door, just replaced the latch for $8.
The lock is not the weakest link... These are just fine and hold up well.
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Lockpick Lawyer. You're welcome.

These locks are a joke to thieves. We're about to replace our deadbolts and would never think of getting one of these.

When a family member works for the POLICE and begs you to steer clear of cheap locks and then specifically states Kwikset - there's a good chance you should listen. When there's forums for people who like picking locks for a sorta puzzle challenge (not referring to thieves) and they say this brand is a joke, perhaps you should listen to them.

Do what you want but these a-hole thieves are smarter than people give them credit for (trust me, we've had issues on our street recently and it's not a poor area) and the last thing you want is for them going up to your door checking on your security (they will seriously do that and if someone responds - they just say they're looking for their dog or some lie) - you DO NOT want them seeing this lock. It'll be clear to them you don't take security serious.

Again, just because sold-out Consumer Reports states something, doesn't mean it's even remotely true. They are not remotely the 'industries voice' when it comes to these matters. I'd trust a forum from a lock picking site on the dark web any day over those people.

Also, what do they say about the most popular locks? You know, the ones most people put on their door? Something along the lines of those are the first to be picked. It's like malware, you create malware to hit the most people humanly possible so you get a bigger bang for your buck. It's no different with these cheap locks.
So just get a gun instead? Been begging my wife to let me buy a gun 😂
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I do apartment maintenance these are pretty much industry standard... That being said you can drill through two points and get the screws and be in within 10 seconds relatively quietly
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Lockpick Lawyer. You're welcome.

These locks are a joke to thieves. We're about to replace our deadbolts and would never think of getting one of these.

When a family member works for the POLICE and begs you to steer clear of cheap locks and then specifically states Kwikset - there's a good chance you should listen. When there's forums for people who like picking locks for a sorta puzzle challenge (not referring to thieves) and they say this brand is a joke, perhaps you should listen to them.

Do what you want but these a-hole thieves are smarter than people give them credit for (trust me, we've had issues on our street recently and it's not a poor area) and the last thing you want is for them going up to your door checking on your security (they will seriously do that and if someone responds - they just say they're looking for their dog or some lie) - you DO NOT want them seeing this lock. It'll be clear to them you don't take security serious.

Again, just because sold-out Consumer Reports states something, doesn't mean it's even remotely true. They are not remotely the 'industries voice' when it comes to these matters. I'd trust a forum from a lock picking site on the dark web any day over those people.

Also, what do they say about the most popular locks? You know, the ones most people put on their door? Something along the lines of those are the first to be picked. It's like malware, you create malware to hit the most people humanly possible so you get a bigger bang for your buck. It's no different with these cheap locks.
Picking locks take way too long. Most thieves pry/kick open the door and the break window. The faster they get in and get out, the less chance of detection. Picking a lock takes skill, finesse and a steady hand.

You just went on tour spew about this with no alternative presented. It's easy to point out the faults in other but solutions are the hard part.

My suggestion? Reinforce the entry points:

Doors
-Minimum 3 inch screws on all contacts points from the door into the frame
-Additional metal plates that reinforcing each contact points to the frame
- Replace door with solid core wood or steel doors
-Extra steel plates around the deadbolts and door knobs.

With all these improvements, it will take a while for the thrive to kick it down. After a few attempts, they will leave the premise and go onto the next prey.

Windows

- Plaster on security films from the inside.
- Cover the window when not in use with your blinds.
- install window break detectors near the window that hooks up to a good decibel alarm.
- install window open detectors to capture motion and sound the alarm when the window is opened.
- if you can and is allowed install a outside window railing to prevent anyone even attempting to break it.

excuse for any misspellings I'm on mobile
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I prefer using a trap door, two wrong guesses on the number pad, and in the alligator pit you go.
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This deal expired, price went back from $15.77 to $34.

In the event this deal resurfaces:
Because of copyright laws,i can not post Consumer Reports Full review of this Kwikset model. This model of Kwickset was rated the second best after being put though tough testing including by locksmiths.. The best was almost $180 more.

I have read Kwiikset as a name brand is on the low scale for being 'cheap brand.
However,this particular "model" of Kwickset was again rated second-best by CR. CR put the Kwickset though full tests including if a criminal tried to drill thu the door deadbolt. Again, the Kwickset Model was outstanding and rated 2nd best. Better then many brands that sold for 4 to 5 times more.

Even at regular price, this model is a CR best Buy and at a bargain price.
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I do apartment maintenance these are pretty much industry standard... That being said you can drill through two points and get the screws and be in within 10 seconds relatively quietly
I the poster of this deal, would violate copyright laws if i posted the full report on Consumer Reports testing report.
Drilling though locks was one of the tests CR put this particular Kwikset Model lock though and it one of the toughest to do.
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