Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 12
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ivycat Very Stylish Entry Lock
This is a very upscale looking entry door lock. I got this lock set to replace an existing lock. The old lock was a key in knob type. There was no dead bolt. Due to the lack of a dead bolt I had to drill the 2 1/8" hole for the new dead bolt. Other than drilling the hole the installation went very quickly. In fact it was probably the easiest to install lock set I have dealt with. The dead bolt portion of the lock is reinforced with steel plates on both sides of the door and the strike plate has very heavy long screws that go all the way through the door casing and into the actual framing. This should make for a very strong dead bolt. My only problem with the system is the instructions. They have lots of pictures and very little text. I would prefer it if they had additional text to make the installation clearer. After I installed the lock I rekeyed it using the "Smartkey"system on this lock. What a change from the old way to rekey. I have all of the equipment to rekey in the traditional manner and it takes me 10-15 minutes to do a rekey. With the Smartkey system it took about a minute!
October 7, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by paulawill2 The jewel at the end of the walkway.
This is a sharp addition to my entryway. The Baldwin is a sturdy well manufactured deadbolt and lever action door entry lock. The quality feels and looks secure and well made. The installation instructions were easy enough to read and understand.
The screws could be a labeled for easier identifying. As with most door locks you have to search for the screw holes once placed in the hole of door.
All in all this is a secure and nice lock I'd recommend this to friends and family for their security.
July 31, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Autobroker Beautiful, high quality lock and handset
Our old handle set was going bad, so I decided to change to a new set. Instead of another handleset, I decided to try an all in one lever set.
I've heard good things about Baldwin handles and I've seen them at my friend's homes, so I thought I'd give them a try.
Description: This is a one piece deadbolt/lever set. The key is a Kwikset type with a Smartkey quick reset tumbler. The finish is a nice antique bronze - it's similar to the old set. The lever is nice and solid. The bolt for the deadbolt is very strong - ANSI Grade 2. It also comes with a piece of hardware to cover the hole from the old handleset - a very nice touch!
Installation: This set installs no differently than any other set. Remove the old set first. Then measure the distance from the centers to make sure this set will fit. Install the dead bolt and lever set strikes - I screw them it at this point, but some people leave them loose, so they can do minor adjustments later. Since my front door is a 2 door set, I didn't use the strike plates, but if you have a single door, you'll need to use them. I then installed the round plastic piece from the outside of the door, then put the exterior lock set in place. I placed the deadbolt backing plate from the inside of the door, then I put the two large screws in and tightened them, making sure the lockset was centered and plumb. Next came the interior plate which is held on by four screws (two different lengths). I installed the interior lever and tightened with the allen wrench, which is included. Last came the installation of the hardware to cover the hole from the handleset. 15 minutes is all it takes.
Programming the smart key is easy. Put the old key in the lock cylinder. Turn it 1/4 turn to the right and stop there. Put the smart key tool in the slot, then remove the tool. Do not turn the key, just pull it out. Put the new key in and turn it to the left 1/4 turn. Remove the key and reinsert to test the lock. Try the old key to make sure it no longer works.
Operation: The new lever set works great. It looks very rich and has a solid feel to it. The lever turns smoothly and the deadbolt fits precisely in the mortise.
Overall, I like the new set. It works great and looks great on our door. I highly recommend it!
August 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bc95 Great lock set built in quility Smart Key
PRESTIGE SPYGLASS SINGLE CYLINDER VENETIAN BRONZE LEVER ENTRANCE SET FEATURING SMARTKEY . This Baldwinset is perfect for our rmodel and we will also get the matching interior door hardware to match. The Lever style make it easy to open if your carrying items no twisting of a door knob. The Brozen color is modern and fits perfect with our decor. Thank You for such a quility lock set.
July 27, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by emgc64 Great looking outdoor Entrance Set!
I would recommend this entrance key set to any of my friends. Good quality item!
The bronze lever entrance set looks great in real life. It seems to be very well made compare to other sets that I’ve had in the past.
The set seems to be very well made. Although I am no expert at burglaries, the key cylinder seemed pretty secured. The set I replaced seemed very easy to break into compared to this one. All of the components on the set, except for an internal spacer are made out of some kind of metal. No cheap plastic components were used on this set.
Worked like a charm. The dead bolt has a spring feature at the end that I like a lot.
Easiness of installation:
The instructions for this product were very straight forward. If you can follow instructions well, it won’t take you more than 45 minutes to install this product. It comes with everything you need.
July 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Alicjapdx Beautiful and solid.
What a nice piece of hard wear! Came in a very short time-great shipping, packaged securely. I can't tell you enough good things about this entrance set! So European, so nicely made and works like a dream. Installation took a bit of time but nothing extreme. Highly reccomend this product!
October 4, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sandy Very nice door hardware
Very high quality. Instructions were easy to follow. Nicest piece of door hardware that I've ever installed.
September 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kitkat Beautifully crafted lock set
This lock set featuring the smart key technology is a real statement piece. Coming up to your front door and this handle and lock set is at your entry really makes a statement. It is beautifully crafted and the mechanical parts are smooth turning and operating. This lock was very easy to install with clear directions. The smart key design allows you to easily rekey the lock using the existing keys in stead of having to replace the lock. It also comes with a cap to close up the existing hole for the bottom handle part. We love this one piece design entry handle and lock set. It's perfect!
July 6, 2016