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ABUS strongly encourages you tocreate an account and register your Key Codesoon after you purchase your lock so the code is readily available, in the eventyou misplace your key Code Card (if applicable) or lose your spare key.

If you do not have the key code, you will be able to upload photos of your key, during the ordering process, to help us for code deciphering.Instructions on uploading key or lock photos can be found here.

Note: There is a section asking you to write the unique key code down in the user manual for all products having a Thule One-Key system lock. Additionally, you can also record your key code when you register the product on Enter the exact code found in the key code section in the products user manual, otherwise your key or lock might not be found.

The Key Shop is responsible for issuing, cutting, assigning, and tracking keys for the FSU campus. We are a full-service Locksmith Shop that generates replacement keys for file cabinets, desks and other locking devices.

Doors that are not locking cannot be secured in any way that would affect the safety of the exit. Instead the door must be fixed to function correctly. In this instance there may be parts that need to be ordered resulting in the fix not being able to be completed immediately. In such a case, the responsibility of keeping the area secure in the interim will fall to FSUPD.

The main security lock, a frame lock, a padlock and even a battery lock for e-bikes - if you want to secure your bike properly, you need a lot of locks. That is why at ABUS, with the ONE KEY system, we offer to build customised locks for you in such a way that you can operate all of them with one key.

The correct code is essential for reordering keyed alike locks. If you have lost the corresponding CodeCard and the key number is not shown on your purchase documents, the key can be read by sending it to an ABUS bicycle dealer.

Pair the Navis Paddle with any August Smart Lock for 100% hands-free, keyless entry. Arrive at your door with auto-unlock and easily push your door open with your hip or elbow when your hands are tied.

Lock & Key Services designs and manages the secured key systems for Main Campus,* J.J. Pickle Research Campus (PRC) and other UT Austin properties and oversees key signature authority administration. We also provide the keying of locks to doors and access points, and issue keys for building occupants. The Lock & Key Services team is here to help provide a secure environment for the university's students, faculty, and staff.

Lock change costs vary depending on the type of hardware or service needed to complete your request. Please contact Lock & Key Services at 512-471-8640 or email for an estimate.

New locks for furniture come with their own set of keys, so you do not need to have a new key issued to you through Lock & Key Services. However, you can choose to have an additional copy made by us. There is a nominal charge for the new key. See File Cabinet, Desk and Miscellaneous Keys.

Costs for miscellaneous key copies: Material and labor charges are associated with creating copies of miscellaneous keys. Providing Lock & Key Services with a copy of the key you want duplicated will decrease the labor charge. For an estimate of how much it will cost to have miscellaneous keys made, please call Lock & Key Services at 512-471-8640 or 512-471-7096. If you simply need your furniture unlocked, see the Furniture Locks section.

Sure, you can still use a regular ol' key to open a smart-lock-equipped door (or most of them, anyhow), but don't be too quick to discount the convenience of connectivity -- especially when your hands are full of grocery bags, squirming tiny humans or anything else that makes it tough to rummage around for your keys. And when you crawl into bed, only to second guess whether you locked the door or not, you won't need to throw on a bathrobe and stumble to the front door. You can just pick up your phone and check the lock status.

That said, not all smart locks are the same. There are keyless options, Bluetooth options, locks that use your fingerprint, locks that fit on your existing deadbolt and complete deadbolt replacement locks. It can be tricky to navigate if you're new to smart home tech. Here's a look at today's smart lock options, what you need to know before buying one and how to choose the right lock for your needs.

With some smart locks, you can hang on to the deadbolt that you already have. They're typically described as "retrofit" options, and they can be great for renters or anyone not wanting to change keys.

Models like the August Wi-Fi Smart Lock, Kwikset Kevo Convert and Sesame Smart Lock are designed specifically to clamp in place over top of your existing deadbolt hardware. All three work with a lot of standard deadbolt brands. In August's case, the compatibility ranges from Arrow Hardware and Baldwin to Defiant, Kwikset, Schlage and many more. (Here's August's and Kwikset's deadlock compatibility charts for more details.)

With these retrofit setups, you get to keep the hardware already defending your door and add a layer of connectivity over top of it. This also means you get to keep your physical keys. Retrofit smart locks are the simplest way to add connectivity to your door without replacing your entire deadbolt system.

The other option is to replace your existing deadbolt altogether. The majority of smart locks take this approach, including the Schlage Sense Bluetooth Deadbolt, the Kwikset Kevo and the Yale Assure SL Touchscreen Deadbolt. There's even an "invisible" smart lock called Level Lock that is just a deadbolt replacement, so you can keep your existing hardware.

Locks like these will take a little more time and effort to install, but it's definitely doable for a novice DIYer. Since most locks are entire deadbolt replacements, you're going to have significantly more options if you go this route. Similar to the retrofit versions, you just need a screwdriver and about 20 minutes. Just remember to make sure that your door is smart-lock compatible before buying in.

Another tip: Snap a picture of your existing setup before you begin, so you can reverse the install if you run into any unexpected issues with the new smart lock. A new deadbolt may mean a new set of keys (unless you choose a keyless model), so everyone in your family who wants a physical key will need a copy of the new one.

A smart lock needs to be able to communicate with the rest of your smart home setup and with your phone. Most will do that using one of three common communication protocols: Bluetooth, Z-Wave or Wi-Fi.

Bluetooth is a common smart-lock protocol because it doesn't burn through battery life as quickly as Wi-Fi does. After all, it's not like you can plug your deadbolt in, and who will remember to change the batteries on a door lock With Bluetooth, your lock's batteries should last a year or longer.

Something else to keep in mind is that Bluetooth locks will connect directly with your phone or tablet. You don't need any sort of hub device to act as translator, since your phone already speaks the language. That's convenient if your smart-home aspirations end at your lock, but hubs grant you the ability to control multiple connected devices from a single app, which can be more convenient than dividing home control among an assortment of device-specific apps.

There are still some neat integrations available with Bluetooth-only smart locks, though. For instance, the August lock has an opt-in auto-unlock feature that's tied to your phone's Bluetooth. Lock your front door, leave home, then return within Bluetooth range, and your front deadbolt will automatically unlock.

Samsung's SmartThings and the Wink Hub are two examples of Z-Wave control hubs. SmartThings in particular works with a bunch of third-party Z-Wave locks, from Kwikset and Poly-Control to Schlage and Yale. (Here are the complete lists of SmartThings- and Wink-compatible locks.)

Wi-Fi is available as an optional add-on with some smart locks. For August's line of locks, a $79 August Connect plugs into a power outlet and bridges the connection between the Bluetooth August lock and your Wi-Fi network. The same goes for the $100 Kwikset Kevo Plus. Once you've plugged in these accessory devices and made that connection, you can control your lock from anywhere with an Internet connection.

In 2020, August released a smart lock with Wi-Fi built in. Schlage and Kwikset are also ditching Wi-Fi modules, so I'd advise against filling up another outlet in your home with a Wi-Fi module if you aren't dead set on a specific smart lock. That said, built-in Wi-Fi will likely drain your batteries quicker than Bluetooth, so stock up on the required batteries.

With Wi-Fi enabled, you can lock and unlock your door remotely, create new users or access codes from anywhere and view your lock's status and activity log. Connecting your smart lock to the internet with Wi-Fi is going to give you the most options for features, including integration with Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa.

With the Z-Wave locks that work over "universal" hubs like SmartThings and Wink, this functionality is built in. That means other smart gadgets that are compatible with your Z-Wave hub should have some level of integration with your smart lock. Want to set up a rule that turns on your Zigbee-powered Philips Hue LEDs whenever you unlock your door That's a reasonable option when you have a hub that speaks both Zigbee and Z-Wave. There are even more possibilities with locks that have IFTTT (If This Then That) services. Read up on smart home IFTTT recipes here.

In addition, products like the Schlage Sense Bluetooth Deadbolt, the Kwikset Premis, and the second-gen August Smart Lock and newer models work with Apple's HomeKit, Apple's own network of smart home devices that harnesses the voice-control powers of Siri to control your lock. The Schlage model works with Siri today, and August allows you to use voice control to lock and unlock your door with a PIN code. 59ce067264


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