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Model # 553MNHXJ 11P SMT CP

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Montara Venetian Bronze Single Cylinder Door Handleset with Juno Entry Door Knob Featuring SmartKey Security

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  • Single cylinder deadbolt works by key outside, thumb turn inside
  • Installs in minutes with just a screwdriver
  • Adjustable latch fits all standard door types
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Product Details
Customer using SmartKey Security to re-key lock

Security Made Convenient

SmartKey Security features re-key technology, which allows you to re-key your locks yourself in seconds, because we realize the person who has your key today may not be the same person you want to have your key tomorrow.

Exterior shot of door with SmartKey Security lock

Protects Against Common Break-in Methods

Kwikset's SmartKey Security is designed to protect against common types of break-ins to keep your family safe. SmartKey Security is kick-in resistant, bump proof, pick resistant, drill resistant, and saw resistant. Kwikset SmartKey Security also allows you to re-key the lock yourself in seconds, leaving lost or unreturned keys obsolete.

SmartKey Security re-key tools

Re-Key as Easy as 1-2-3

Before you start re-keying, you must have your functioning key, your new KW1 key, and the SmartKey Learn tool.

Key turning 90 degrees to the right

Step 1

Insert the key that currently operates your lock, and rotate it 90 degrees clockwise.

SmartKey being inserted and withdrawn while key is still in lock

Step 2

A) Insert the SmartKey tool fully and firmly into the SmartKey hole.
B) Remove the SmartKey tool and the current key.

Key turning 180 degrees to the left

Step 3

A) Fully insert your new key into the lock and rotate it 180 degrees.
B) Rotate the new key 90 degrees back to the starting position, and remove it. Your lock is now 
re-keyed to your new key, and your old key will no longer operate the lock.

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One-Key Convenience

Re-key your locks yourself so all your doors and padlocks share one key.

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Reasons to Re-Key

Your child has lost their key, again.

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Reasons to Re-Key

You have loaned or unreturned keys.

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Reasons to Re-Key

You have recently moved or had tenant turnover.

About This Product

Step up to designer styles and superior security with Kwikset signature series products. Enjoy increased security and easy fit with the Montara handleset. 2 points of locking, on the deadbolt and the handleset, provide double the security. And the adjustable through bolt at the bottom of the handleset allows for easy installation and provides you peace of mind knowing that it will adjust to fit the bottom hole in your door. With the arched design, the Montara handleset will add both security and style to your front door. The Venetian Bronze finish is hand-rubbed to reveal unique bronze highlights and provides a rich and warm complement to the product's style. This single cylinder handleset can be locked or unlocked by a key on the outside, or the turn button on the inside. SmartKey Security 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 Security provides the highest level of residential security and features BumpGuard to protect against lock bumping.


  • Featuring SmartKey Security, which protects against advanced break-in techniques and allows you to re-key your lock yourself in seconds
  • SmartKey Security re-key technology is compatible with Kwikset (KW1) keyway
  • For use on exterior doors where keyed entry and security is needed
  • 2-points of locking one lock on the deadbolt and 1 on the handleset for added security
  • Single cylinder deadbolt operates by key outside and a thumb turn inside
  • Fits door thickness of 1-3/4 in.
  • Features an adjustable latch to fit all standard door preparations
  • ANSI/BHMA grade 2 security
  • Easily installs in minutes with just a screwdriver
  • Fully reversible lever; fits both right-handed and left-handed doors
  • Lifetime mechanical and finish warranty
  • Click here to shop all Kwikset products
  • Not sure what type of lock you need? Check out our helpful buying guide here.

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Product Information

Internet # 203438313

Model # 553MNHXJ 11P SMT CP

Store SKU # 1001536209


Dimensions: H 17.81 in, W 2.783 in, D 2.59375 in


Assembled Depth (in.)

2.59375 in

Assembled Height (in.)

17.81 in

Assembled Width (in.)

2.783 in

Backset Size (in.)


Deadbolt Bore Hole Diameter (in.)

1 in

Deadbolt Cross Bore Diameter (in.)

2.125 in

Deadbolt Strike Height (in.)

2.25 in

Deadbolt Strike Width (in.)

1 in

Deadbolt Throw Length (in.)

1 in

Deadbolt Trim Ring Diameter (in.)

3 in

Handle grip length (in.)


Inside top plate length (in.)


Inside top plate width (in.)


Knob Diameter (in.)

2.375 in

Knob/lever bore hole diameter (in.)


Knob/lever cross bore diameter (in.)


Knob/lever housing height (in.)


Knob/lever housing width (in.)


Knob/lever strike height (in.)


Knob/lever strike width (in.)


Knob/lever throw length (in.)


Maximum Door Thickness (in.)

1.75 in

Minimum Door Thickness (in.)

1.75 in

Outside bottom handle plate length (in.)


Outside bottom handle plate width (in.)


Outside key plate length (in.)


Outside key plate width (in.)


Outside top handle plate length (in.)


Outside top handle plate width (in.)


Projection (in.)

2.59375 in


Application Type




Deadbolt strike

Round corner

Deadbolt Type

Single Cylinder Deadbolt

Door Handing


Door Lock Style


Door Locks & Knobs Product Type

Keyed Handlesets




Easy Installation, Kwikset SmartKey


Venetian Bronze

Handleset Product Type

2 Piece Front & Back

Hardware Color Family


Hardware Finish Family



Hardware, Installation Instructions

Keying Type

Keyed Different

Knob style

Flat ball

Knob/lever strike

Round corner

Lock Type




Product Weight (lb.)

10.3 lb



Security/ANSI Grade

ANSI Grade 2 (Better)

Tools/Hardware Collections

Kwikset SmartKey

Total Number of Keys Included


Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings

No Certifications or Listings

Manufacturer Warranty

Lifetime mechanical and finish warranty

Questions & Answers

Q:My door entry is drilled for 8 inches. Is there and adjustable set that will adjust to accommodate my pre drilled existing door?
by|Apr 18, 2024
1 Answer
Answer This Question

A:  Please see the Kwikset Prescott, Prague, Austin, Montara, San Clemente, and Vancouver Handlests have an adjustable 8-13/32" to 9-11/16” dimension between the center of the handle borehole and the bottom screw hole.

by|Apr 18, 2024
    Q:Can this lock sweet withstand rain and heat exposure? I don't have a covered porch at my condo.
    by|Mar 16, 2024
    1 Answer
    Answer This Question

    A:  Yes, the Montara handleset can be exposed to the elements. The finish on Kwikset Products is protected by a durable topcoat designed to maintain the beauty and quality of the Kwikset Product.

    by|Mar 18, 2024
      Q:Can I use my original house key
      by|Jan 9, 2024
      1 Answer
      Answer This Question

      A:  This model comes with the SmartKey Technology that allows rekeying the lock at any time to the other Kwikset key but is not compatible with other brands.

      by|Mar 29, 2024
        Q:Can the interior handle be a lever, not a knob, with a locking function?
        by|Nov 5, 2023
        1 Answer
        Answer This Question

        A:  Yes, here are the interior lever options for the Montara Handleset: https://www.kwikset.com/products/detail/tustin-and-deadbolt-interior-pack-right-handed-deadbolt-keyed-one-side-for-montara-553-handlesets https://www.kwikset.com/products/detail/lido-and-deadbolt-interior-pack-right-handed-deadbolt-keyed-one-side-for-montara-553-handlesets

        by|Nov 14, 2023
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          Customer Reviews

          4.4 out of 5

          • 4.4 out of 1,622 reviews
          • 84% recommend this product
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          Good quality with a handsome finish. The directions were vague. The drilling template for the bottom of handles final attachment was difficult to align. Pricing fair. Owned for a week. Maybe they could use a one key toggle for both the deadbolt and handle to open simultaneously.
          • Verified Purchase
          Excellent quality, well made. Great buy
          • Verified Purchase
          Unfortunately, Would Not Fit a Replacement
          I purchased the exact locket about 10 years ago. Unfortunately, the bottom lock would not turn hence, got stuck to only the top lock. I went to Homedepot to get a replacement, but I encountered two problems during installation: 1) The top dead bolt lock on extension would not come out. I figured I could just use the old one. 2) The bottom handle and lock would not fit. It would look like it was only made for right handle doors where my door is a left-handle one. It would not just go through.
          Response from KwiksetOct 16, 2023
          Hello Moserity,

          We appreciate your feedback and your experience with our products is very important to us. We would like the opportunity to assist you further with the correct solution. Can you please call our Support Team at 1-800-327-5625? We hope to hear from you soon!

          Thank you,
          Kwikset kwikset
            1 found this review helpful
            I had to do a little coring because of a difference in the original door lock but once I made the slight modification everything went fine.
            • Verified Purchase
            Easy Installation
            After an incompetent locksmith left our door with no doorknob, I was forced to buy this handleset from Home Depot and install it myself. The installation was very easy after watching a youtube video (the directions enclosed weren’t great)
              • Recommended
              Looks great and was relatively easy to install, screw driver...
              Looks great and was relatively easy to install, screw driver and drill needed
              • Verified Purchase
              Functions perfectly!
              [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I love the way that this looks on my front door! The instructions for the installation is very easy and I didn't have any problems. Everything lined up perfectly with the same holes. I recommend this product because it's very secure!
                • Recommended
                Beautiful lock
                [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I love this absolutely beautiful kwickset deadbolt and door knob. It is so elegant and love the nickel finish. I trust the kwickset brand and is all I use for my home. I highly recommend this to anyone that is looking to replace their homes door knob and deadbolt. It was easy to install and looks perfect.
                  • Recommended
                  Nice doorhandle
                  [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I brought this a month ago to change the door and lock on my front door. It matched my new door in color perfectly. The lock, handle and key are very strong. Should last a long time.
                    • Recommended
                    Just Wow
                    [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] As you can see from pic 4, everything you need is included for installation. This handle set is heavy. It is really made of high quality materials and I'm confident that it will easily last a lifetime as backed by the warranty. We love the smart key feature which allows you to "re-key" this set to work with keys from other compatible Kwikset keys. Although you can use the keys (2) provided, this feature allows you to forgo having keys made or having to carry additional keys. There is a process but it is not terribly complicated. I am an intermediate DIYer at best and installation took about 30 minutes start to finish. I needed to drill a hole for the bottom screw that secures the lower portion of the handle. Don't worry a nice template is included that makes this a breeze. Other than that, all I needed was a screwdriver. The finished result looks amazing. I am happy, my wife is pleased, and most importantly my home is secured. We would definitely recommend this doorknob set.
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