Are Kwikset and Schlage the same company?
Are Kwikset and Schlage the same company?

How do I know if my Kwikset is a Schlage?

Identification Methods 2) Name Abbreviation: Kwikset is “KW” and Schlage is “SC” The most common keyways are KW1 & SC1. They are typically stamped on the key, see video of images below.

Are Kwikset locks made in the USA?

Kwikset currently has manufacturing facilities in Denison, Texas; Charlotte, North Carolina; and Mexicali, Mexico.

What’s the difference between Schlage and Kwikset?

Schlage deadbolts have a thick, solid housing that protects the cylinder all around, leaving no hollow areas, in contrast, the housing of the Kwikset deadbolt is much lighter and somewhat hollow, making it much easier to drill through.

Are Schlage locks better than Kwikset?

Schlage locks come with a lower cylinder tolerance and have 4 security pins, as opposed to 2 for Kwikset locks. All this makes Schlage locks virtually impossible to pick, unless by serious professionals that need to take a considerable amount of time. The only thing Kwikset has over Schlage is the price point.

Can I use a Schlage key in a Kwikset lock?

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 a Schlage Lock be rekeyed to fit a Kwikset key?

You can see that the low spots of the Kwikset do NOT match the low spots of the Schlage. So it is impossible to slide a Kwikset key into a Schlage lock and a Schlage key into a Kwikset lock. These two locks cannot be rekeyed to match an existing key of the other.

Is Kwikset made in USA?

Kwikset currently has manufacturing facilities in Denison, Texas; Charlotte, North Carolina; and Mexicali, Mexico.

What brand front door lock is best?

Below are the top 10 most trusted door lock brands.

  • Kwikset. Kwikset has been one of the most common lock brands in the United States.
  • Schlage. When you visit a home improvement store, chances are you will come across Schlage locks.
  • Baldwin.
  • Yale.
  • Corbin Russwin.
  • Mul-T-Lock.
  • RR Brink.
  • Medeco.