How do you rekey a Schlage lock without the original key?

How do you rekey a Schlage lock without the original key?

Re-keying a Schlage without a key is difficult because the locks were purposely designed not to be easy. A locksmith could do this quickly, but may be expensive since they will need to do a house call without a key. New Schlage locks come with a reset key that allows you to re-key the lock without other existing keys.

How do you get Schlage locks keyed the same?

For Keyed Alike orders, you must purchase the same manufacturer’s products. For example, a Kwikset key will not go into a Schlage product and vise-a-versa. All products offered for sale on this site clearly list the manufacturer, and you can shop by brand to make sure everything can be keyed the same.

Where do I find my Schlage key code?

The default programming code is printed on a label on the programming guide that came with your lock. If you do not have access to the guide, remove the lock from the door and look on the back of the lock for a label containing the default code.

Can you rekey a Schlage Lock to a Kwikset key?

Basically, you cannot re-key the lock from Schlage to Kwikset, but you can change the lock cylinder from Schlage to Kwikset. A locksmith will be able to do it for you.

Can Schlage connect rekey?

If you need to rekey a lock and you don’t have the pins for some reason, you can buy a Schlage re-keying set. Turns out it was easy. $10 and 5 minutes later, a local locksmith rekeyed the new deadbolt to use my existing key. Congrats, that is much cheaper than I would have expected.

Can you rekey a lock if you don’t have a key?

Yes, it is possible for you to rekey a lock without the original key. A locksmith can change your locks even if you have lost or misplaced the original key. In general, it is possible to pick or shim the lock and unlock the door. Then, the locksmith will have a much easier time removing the lock cylinder.

Can you get a replacement key from Schlage?

Extra Keys and Replacement Keys Convenience at its finest. Order a single Schlage Key and have it keyed to match your existing locks whether they are keyed alike, or different with the “Key Code” text box above. Features: Individually Sold.

Will Kwikset rekey kit work with Schlage key?

This is because Schlage and Kwikset locks are not compatible with the same type of key. Their keyways are made differently, therefore you will either want to have all Schlage locks or all Kwikset locks. When you’re at home, you don’t want to use different keys for each lock you own.

Can the Schlage encode be rekeyed?

Yes, you CAN rekey a Schlage Encode to match your house key. The key override can be made to work with any existing Schlage keyway locks so that you can match the current key on your home. Just take the smart deadbolt to your local locksmith BEFORE installing it, and they can rekey it to your house key.

How do you rekey locks yourself?

How to Rekey a Lock

  1. Step 1: Remove the Doorknob. The first step is to remove the doorknob from the door.
  2. Step 2: Remove the Cylinder.
  3. Step 3: Take Out the C-Clip.
  4. Step 4: Attach Key Plug.
  5. Step 5: Dump the Old Pins.
  6. Step 6: Insert New Pins.
  7. Step 7: Replace the Plug.
  8. Step 8: Reattach Knob to Door.

Should I change the locks when I buy a new house?

When you move into a new home, you should change the locks on your house. You have no idea how many copies of the house keys are floating around out there from the previous homeowners, so changing the locks will keep your new house more secure. Tom recommends changing the locks whenever a new home is purchased.

Where can I get a copy of a Schlage key?

To duplicate a Schlage key, you may speak to an associate of Home Depot and request they copy your existing key.