Not a locksmith. I am closing on my first condo and they have older Baldwin locks. As best I can tell, they use the classic Kwikset 5 pin tumbler cylinder. Without changing any of the decorative hardware (HOA rules), I’d like to change the keys and upgrade the lock as best I can.
I know I can rekey the classic lock, but wanted to see if I could upgrade the security to the Kwikset SmartKey. Is that easy to do? Will a SmartKey cylinder fit into a cylinder? Will all generations of SmartKey cylinders it?
Yes, yes I know these are insecure and can be defeated. I figure the SmartKey upgrade is better than classic 5 pin