Model # 816 26D SMT RCAL RCS

Internet #202641721

Kwikset 816 Series Single Cylinder Satin Chrome Key Control Deadbolt Featuring SmartKey


816 Series Single Cylinder Satin Chrome Key Control Deadbolt Featuring SmartKey

  • Top concealed cylinder provides 1-key control for management
  • Fits door thickness of 1-3/8 in. to 1-3/4 in.
  • SmartKey re-key allows you to re-key your lock in seconds
$3084 /each

Choose Your Options

Satin Chrome
  • Polished Brass
  • Satin Chrome
  • Satin Nickel/Chrome
  • Venetian Bronze
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Product Overview

Step up to designer styles and superior security with Kwikset Signature Series products. The Key Control Deadbolt is perfect for multi-family dwellings, student housing, assisted living and' rental properties. Kwikset’s Key Control Deadbolt, featuring SmartKey Re-key Technology, is a revolutionary cost and time-saving alternative to master keying. With the first and only two-cylinder Key Control Deadbolt, either cylinder can be re-keyed in seconds, without removing the lock from the door. Retain your one-key access to all units and gain more flexible key management, all while saving time and money. The Satin Chrome finish gives the product a modern and minimalist look. This single cylinder deadbolt can be locked or unlocked by a key on the outside, or the turn button on the inside. SmartKey Re-key Technology allows you to control who has access to your home. Re-key the lock yourself in seconds in 3 easy steps. Have you recently moved or had a child lose a key. It’s time to re-key. SmartKey provides the highest level of residential security and features BumpGuard to protect against lock bumping.

  • Featuring SmartKey® re-key technology; re-key the lock yourself in seconds in 3 easy steps
  • SmartKey® re-key technology is only compatible with a Kwikset or KW1 keyway key
  • Kwikset signature series product
  • For use on exterior doors where keyed entry and security is needed
  • Top concealed cylinder provides 1-key control for the property manager
  • Lower exposed cylinder allows unique user keys for the tenant
  • Maintain key control throughout tenant or employee turnover
  • Fits door thickness of 1-3/8 in. to 1-3/4 in.
  • Features a round corner latch to fit round corner door preparations
  • Refer to option #1 in the instruction guide to prepare your latch
  • ANSI/BHMA grade 2 security
  • Add to a keyed knob or lever (not included) for additional security
  • Lifetime mechanical and finish warranty
  • Not sure what type of lock you need? Check out our helpful buying guide here.
  • Note: product may vary by store

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Assembled Depth (in.)
1.3 in
Assembled Height (in.)
3 in
Assembled Width (in.)
2.8 in
Deadbolt bore hole diameter (in.)
Deadbolt cross bore diameter (in.)
Deadbolt strike height (in.)
Deadbolt strike width (in.)
Deadbolt throw length (in.)
Deadbolt trim ring diameter (in.)
Projection (in.)
Required door thickness (in.)
1 3/8 to 1 3/4


Backset size (in.)
Commercial Hardware Type
Deadbolt Type
Single Cylinder Deadbolt
Deadbolt strike
Round corner
Door Handing
Door Locks & Knobs Product Type
Satin Chrome
Hardware Finish Family
Hardware Included
Lock Type
Sgl Cyl Deadbolt
Product Weight (lb.)
Security/ANSI Grade
ANSI Grade II (Better)
Tools/Hardware Collections
Kwikset Key Control Deadbolts
Total number of keys included

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
No Certifications or Listings
Manufacturer Warranty
Lifetime mechanical and finish warranty

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Customer Questions & Answers

How do you get copies of the original Master Key since it says Do Not Duplicate?

We need several copies made of the original master key that comes with the new lock for our maintenance and office staff. However, the master key says Do Not Duplicate. How do we have copies made it?
Asked by: mountainviewmgr648
You can go to most professional locksmiths (not just some store with a key machine) to have then made. Most will require that you prove in some way you are the landlord, business owner, or have the key registered to you in some way.
Answered by: ESH
Date published: 2017-03-08

Does this deadbolt have a thumb turn so it can be locked from the inside?

Asked by: Greenlake
Single cylinder deadbolts have an interior knob to unlock without a key from the interior. Double cylinder deadbolts are keyed on both the interior and exterior. This prevents a would be thief from breaking a window and reaching in and unlocking the door. if all the doors on the house have double cylinder deadbolts it may even hinder them from removing any large items from the home.It also has its drawbacks. In the case of a fire it can prevent you from exiting quickly unless you have a key hidden nearby and all family members KNOW where it is.I personally always use double cylinder deadbolts.All deadbolts are worthless unless installed properly with extra long screws into solid wood backing with metal jam supports. Take the time to install it properly or hire a qualified locksmith or carpenter,you'll sleep much better knowing someone will have a hard time kicking your door in.
Answered by: Dick
Date published: 2016-08-13

What about the knob lock cyl. with a master Key?

Today I've just seen the key control feature in the Home Depot online listings. Landlord or Service people can access the (Key Control} dead bolt lock cyl but what about the knob lock? OR do you not allow a knob lock? Someone said the Master Key is not included. Does Home Depot sell them?
Asked by: Robert
We do not include a knob lock and always use a passage lock for the handle. We have discovered that with the knob lock tenants are often locking themselves out of there apartment when they step out to go to the laundry or to get a paper. The deadbolt is the only legal requirement for occupancy and tenants learn to use the dead bolt as they come and go through their door.
Answered by: studentapartmentguy
Date published: 2017-05-30

If I order online or go to Home Depot will I receive the latest model that has all the bugs worked out? What is the model # of the newest lock?

Asked by: JC
Kwikset Model # 816 15 SMT RCAL RCS is the currenty model # for the Satin Nickel Key Control Deadbolt. Please visit your local Home Depot special order counter for pricing and availability.
Answered by: Kwikset
Date published: 2016-06-07
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Customer Reviews

816 Series Single Cylinder Satin Chrome Key Control Deadbolt Featuring SmartKey is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I bought these 3 years ago for a 4 unit property. They were great while they worked, but last yea... I bought these 3 years ago for a 4 unit property. They were great while they worked, but last year I got my first call from a tenant whose lock stopped working. The tenant cylinder had started sticking over the last couple weeks and now would not turn at all. About 6 months later the one on the second apartment did the same. I just got a call today from another tenant with the same issue. I now have 3 deadbolts sitting on my counter. I called Kwikset to let them know and get warranty replacements for them and was told that the locks AREN'T COVERED ON RENTAL UNITS. This lock is made specifically FOR rental units, and marketed as such with Kwikset's great warranty, but then WHEN 3 out of 4 OF THEM FAIL within 3 years they won't cover them? I had been a loyal Kwikset customer, I've purchased upwards of 15 locks from them in the last couple years, including several electronic ones. No more.
Date published: 2017-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I now have about 60 of these locks in my apartment units. I have installed them over a three yea... I now have about 60 of these locks in my apartment units. I have installed them over a three year period and even the ones from day one are working perfectly. We have had nothing but great success with these locks. The all metal construction and overall weight of these locks is excellent for long term wear and durability for units with many tenants using them daily. We use the brushed Nickel finish for all of ours. Apartment turnover is a breeze as my maintenance staff carry sets of 4-5 matching keys with them and they can re-key on the spot in less then 5 min. I would highly recommend these units.
Date published: 2017-02-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 4 Star Review Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Date published: 2017-04-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Rating provided by a verified purchaser... Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Date published: 2017-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5 Star Review Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Date published: 2017-07-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for apartments This is a must have for apartment owners. Make sure you get the single cylinder instead of the double as many cities have housing codes that prevent you from installing 2x cyls in apartments for safety reasons. This is super easy to rekey and installation was just like any other deadbolt lock.
Date published: 2013-10-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Attractive deadbolt A little tricky to install for a novice. Be sure to measure the door you plan to put it on. I planned to install it on an older wood door and it was too narrow. Used it on another door instead. Smooth operation. Attractive finish which I hope holds up over time...I will update in 6 months or so.
Date published: 2014-05-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bad product with plastic innards I put this on my back door, and had nothing but trouble. The PLASTIC cylinder inside broke on me twice. I had to hire out a locksmith who said it was made of plastic and not good. 9 months after he fixed it, I had the same problem again, requiring the replacement of the innards, again, plastic from China. A thief only has to hit it in the center hard to break it. I was burgled, and we found out it was because of this cheap lock. I have since replaced all of my locks with the Schlage keypad locks. I have put them on all of my doors on all of my houses. They are much more secure, and if you key all of them with the same basic code, you can have a second code for employees or tenants. If your tenant or whomever moves out, you can recode them easily. I would never recommend Kwickset ever. I have a B&B, and use one of these Schlage on the guests door. They have liked the Schlage so much, they have put them on their houses. My competitors found out I was using the Schlage locks and added them to their guest room doors.
Date published: 2015-10-26
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