Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 16
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by EightOfEight nice design, but be prepared to wipe off the fingerprints!
Got this as a replacement for a brass-colored doorknob installed by a previous homeowner. I liked the satin chrome finish because I thought it would look better than the brass next to my chrome-wrapped retro kitchen counter. It definitely doesn't clash like the brass, but I can see fingerprints on it constantly which is kind of a bummer. I do like the lever better than a knob and I'm sure I'll appreciate it even more when arthritis kicks in. Installation was easy -- took about 15 minutes, using the existing holes. I used the SmartKey feature to re-key it to match the new deadbolt. It took a few tries but eventually worked. Unfortunately, the key really sticks -- in both the deadbolt and the knob. I'm hoping that won't be an issue after it's been used regularly for a few months. I also have to shut the door really hard now in order for it to stay closed. I think that's the fault of the person who cut the holes for the previous doorknob, though.
April 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by brainstewn Nice Sturdy Feel and Look
The Vedani Venetian Bronze Entry Lever has a nice look and feel but certainly not as solid as locks four ot eight times the money. With that said I would buy these again because of the re-key feature, the feel is solid and you can flip the handle for different swing. The key to flipping the handle is 1) unscrewing the allen screw, 2) removing the handle and cover, 3) removing the c-clip, 4) turning the key-way around, 5) installing the c-clip, 6) removing the allen screw, 7) inserting the allen wrench in the small hole opposite the allen screw, 8) reversing the allen screw and placing on the wrench, 9) threading the allen screw back in, 10) installing the cover and handle to fit your swing.
August 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JReed Great product!
I'm going to start by saying that I really like Kwikset. I think they're a company that is focused on the hear and now with technology and security. I have this on my front door because I believe and am confident that it will keep unwanted people out of my house. I use this in conjunction with other Kwikset door knobs and locks around my house, for one particular reason, I can use the smart key technology to program each lock to use one single key. Its not only convenience, its security. I would recommend this to anyone else who values peace of mind.
February 5, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jj0926 Love this! Looks great!
I didn't install it, the contractor who installed my doors did, but it seemed to go on quiet easy. Looks aweseom!
May 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by OrganicinClovis Nice crisp look in a handle!
This unit is the satin nickle look. It is a classic handle look nothing too fancy. I found the smartkey operation to be simple. We were able to change the lock to our own key quite easily. Standard key that came with the unit were nothing special. Just the usual Kwikset style. Instructions were easy to follow. Handle is heavy enough to not feel cheap. Operation of the handle is smooth and easy. No difficulty turning. Locking mechanism was smooth and easy. Installation was standard and fit a standard hole easily with easy to follow instructions.
April 1, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Artemis Easy to Re-Key Lock
We have this same style handle & lock set on our front door. We installed this one on the door from the garage and re-keyed it to match the front door key. It is very simple to re-key these locks as long as all lock sets are Kwikset with the Smartkey functionality. The only downside was the installation, which was tricky even for us and we have installed a lot of door knobs, handles, lock sets, etc. It took quite a bit longer to install this one than it normally takes.
June 3, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by FishLady Disappointed in the Smart Key technology
I thought I would be able to use the smart key so I would not have to have all my house keys re-made. That is not the case unless your keys are Kwikset keys which mine were not. And after reading some of the reviews about people being locked out of their houses because they had the smart key throughout their home, I decided to just leave all of my other locks as normal. Very disappointing.
October 13, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Vicky Love my new lock.
My new lock arrived in about 5 days, without any damage or missing parts. The instruction are very easy to understand and follow. I had the lock changed in the front door in less than 20 minutes. Not bad timing for an older woman. Only needed my power screw driver to get the job done.
The finish on the lock is very nicely done and looks expensive. It gives a completely new look to the door.
I like the lever rather than the turn knob that I replaced. I can get the door open while I am carrying items into or out of the house with just a downward motion using any part of you arm.
The Smart Key feature is wonderful. It is really easy to do, and saved getting a lock-smith. I used it to rekey the lock to match all the other doors to the house. That way I do not have to carry more keys or try to find the correct key to open the door. This would be a good lock for landlords to install so they could change the locks for new renters without the expense of a lock-smith.
This is a very good lock it works smoothly and quietly. It is attractive and stylish
April 9, 2013