The Emperior has No Clothes or Weiser / Kwikset Smart Key Lock has a Security Flaw

Last night I was called to an apartment building in Burnaby to open a door for the condo owner who was locked out. Stu, the condo owner showed me his Drivers License to prove he lived there and when I observed his door had a Weiser Kwikset Smart Key lock. I told him about the security flaw in the lock.

As per usual I opened the door in seconds and let him in. Stu’s key still worked the lock and the lock had no external signs of entry.

In conclusion, “The Emperior has No Clothes” do not buy this lock.

More info and videos to follow when I can get some spare time from helping people who are locked out.

About

Terry Whin-Yates is the president and CEO of Mr. Locksmith. Terry grew up in Ontario, where his father and grandfather taught him how to pick locks. He moved to BC to get his master’s degree in Criminology. Today he lives in Vancouver and his children work in the business. Mr. Locksmith has several locksmith franchisees, all of whom are like extensions of the family business.