We work hard to have different brands on our page and to produce alternatives for our readers. In this direction, today we will make a detailed review of Signstek Electronic Keypad Lever Door Lock product of Signstek brand, which we have not reviewed before.
Technically Signstek Electronic Keypad Lever Door Lock is not a smart lock. Although ts is not a smart lock, we decided to make a review for it on our page, as it’s electronic lock features are at a level that can attract the attention of our readers.
Keypad of Signstek Electronic Keypad Door Lock
As the keypad design, we can say that it is very simple and easy to use. When you look at the product, you immediately understand how to use it. It is made of stainless steel and brass. There is a lever that allows you to unlock the door when you enter the correct password. It can be adjusted for both left or right side.
We can say that it looks as a heavy-duty electronic lock. It has IP57 certification which means it will work between -4 °F and 158 °F and will be waterproof but this doesn’t mean it is 100% safe to use it under very wet air conditions.
You can program 6 user codes in total to Signstek Electronic Keypad Lever Door Lock. You can also program an additional one time user code when needed. One-time code works very well feature for smart locks and electronic locks in this style. When you do not want to give a permanent user code but you have someone who needsto enter your home, you can solve this problem by programming a one time usage code. After using the one time usage code, it is automatically deleted from memory.
One time usage codes are great for giving someone access to your house when you don’t want to give permanent user codes. Dogwalker, handyman and any kind of short time visitors can use this code.
When the wrong code is entered 5 times, the system automatically shuts down and starts to beep 5 times. The system becomes active again after 45 seconds.
Programming of Signstek Electronic Keypad Door Lock
The programming process is done in a very simple way and the details are specified step by step in the user manual, the first thing you need to do is to change the default programming code which is 0000. Also, you need to change the default user code 1234 immediately. If you don’t change them, your door will be open to everyone. You can find the Signstek Electronic Keypad Lever Door Lock programming manual at here.
When you press any of the keys or press the button on the top with Signstek logo, the backlit of the keys will automatically turn on. The lighting is ideal for both day and night use. The button on the top also serves to lock your door with a single press. This button works exactly same as at the Kwikset 264 Contemporary Keypad Deadbolt and Tacklife Keypad Electronic Deadbolt.
Automatic locking is a perfect feature which is a must for both smart locks and electronic locks. Some electronic locks have very limited timers, but you have a very wide choice between 10 to 99 seconds in Signstek Electronic Keypad Door Lock.
Thanks to automatic locking, your door will be locked again automatically after the specified time passes over the last unlocking. It offers a very ideal solution for crowded families who want to automate the locking process or for people do not want to deal with locking the door manually.
We tested the automatic locking by making selections at different time intervals and it worked smoothly each time. You can activate and use this feature comfortably.
Battery Life of Signstek Electronic Keypad Door Lock
Signstek Electronic Keypad Lever Door Lock uses 4 AA Alkaline batteries. These batteries do not come in the package. Therefore, we recommend you to buy quality Alkaline batteries to obtain the longest battery life. We recommend you to buy Duracell batteries or Energizer AA Batteries for the best performance. Rechargeable batteries unfortunately can not be used at at this electronic lock. If you insert a rechargeable battery, you will get a Low battery warning.
It is very difficult to be precise about battery life, but we can give you some approximate timing. Since we did not have the chance to test this product for a long time, we reached out to some customers who had Signstek Electronic Keypad Lever Door Lock before and asked for their opinions. In addition, we did various tests by installing this product on different doors as we always do and calculated the average battery consumption. When we combine all the data we have obtained and get an average value, we can say that you can expect a battery life of approximately 1 year at least.
We would like to remind you that each user’s experience will be different. There are many factors that influence the battery life. As an example of these factors, we can count various events such as the condition of the door, weather conditions, usage frequency, quality of the batteries and activated features.
Signstek Electronic Keypad Lever Door Lock has a longer battery life compared to the similar models Kwikset 264 Contemporary Keypad Deadbolt and Tacklife Keypad Electronic Deadbolt that we mentioned earlier. The reason for this is the difference in the working system, since there is only an activating mechanism in this lock to release the lever, the battery consumption is much lower.
There is a low battery indicator to prevent sudden battery drain. Once the batteries get low you will hear 10 rapid beeps with 10 red flashes. After receiving a low battery warning, your battery will not run out immediately, but for precautionary reasons, we recommend that you replace your batteries as soon as possible. If you forget to change your batteries and your batteries runs out, you can use your key to unlock the door.
Battery replacement process is also very easy, after you slide the cover on the indoor unit upwards, you can complete the process by replacing the batteries in the battery compartment. Battery replacement takes about 1 minute in total.
Installation process of Signstek Electronic Keypad Door Lock
Some of our readers are concerned about the installation process. You can have peace of mind about this because Signstek Electronic Keypad Lever Door Lock is very easy to install. Our experienced team completed the whole installation in 12 minutes in total without any drilling.
This means that an inexperienced person will finish the entire installation process in 15 to 20 minutes. The only thing we used was a Phillips Head Screwdriver. However, if you need to drill on your door, drilling templates come out of the box. You can use them to drill without any problem.
Please check and confirm that your door meets the following criterias:
Door thickness: 1-3/8″ to 2″ (35 mm to 51 mm)
Backset: 2-3/8″ or 2-3/4″ (60 mm or 70 mm)
Hole in the door : 2-1/8″ (54 mm)
Hole in the door edge: 1″ (25 mm)
We share the Signstek Electronic Keypad Lever Door Lock user manual at here. User manual shows all the details clearly to help you step by step to complete the installation process.
In addition, we share the Signstek Electronic Keypad Lever Door Lock installation video at the below for our readers who want to do the product installation by watching the video instead of reading the user manual.
Technical Details Chart
|Item Weight||3.49 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||8.8 x 7.9 x 3.6 inches|
|Batteries||4 AA batteries required. ( not included)|
|Material||Stainless steel and brass|
|Included Components||1 x Exterior Assembly,1 x Interior Assembly, 2 x Handles, 1 x Mounting Plate, 1 x Latch, 2 x Keys, 1 x Strike, 5 x Wood Screws, 3 x Machine Screws, 2 x Mounting Plate Screws, 1 x Pin Wrench, Drilling Template|
|Battery Cell Type||Alkaline|
|Warranty Description||2 years|
Cons and Pros of Signstek Electronic Keypad Door Lock
In this last part of our review, we will refer to the summaries of our impressions about Signstek Electronic Keypad Lever Door Lock. When you install it on your door, you will be using a product that deserves its value for money.
We loved the overall performance of this electronic lock. It is very easy to use because it has a very simple and modern design. It is especially a great advantage that you will have one time usage code and auto lock features with this lock.
The only neagtive side from the other competitor models Kwikset 264 Contemporary Keypad Deadbolt and Tacklife Keypad Electronic Deadbolt is they have BHMA Grade 3 certificate but Signstek Electronic Keypad Lever Door Lock does not have this. However, we believe that the material quality and structure of this lock is solid enough to be used on your house door safely.
There is almost no cons for Signstek Electronic Keypad Door Lock. If you don’t care about smart features then we can say that this electronic lock is a perfect match for your needs if you just want to enter your code and unlock your door by using the lever. Below you can find the list of cons and pros of Signstek Electronic Keypad Lever Door Lock.
Stainless steel and brass structure
Auto lock with flexible timing options
6 user codes
One time usage code
Easy to program
Key usage in case of battery drain
Battery drain warning
Long battery life
Easy to change battery
No smart capabilities and connections
No BHMA Grade 3 certificate