Lockwood Keyless Digital Deadbolt
Lockwood Digital Deadlock
I have to admit generally, I am not too keen on electronic locks. They are not as reliable as mechanical locking systems and many have serious security issues.
This is the latest offering from Lockwood Australia. It is a step ahead of many electronic locks on the market and is of a high quality.
It boasts some impressive functions and access control measures.
It allows for up to 20 user codes. It has 1 master pin code for accessing the programming section. It also has a visitor code which can be set to be deleted in a certain time period of up to 2 weeks.
The touch screen pad means there are no mechanical buttons to press and it uses a cryptic code function to confuse onlookers who might otherwise be able to work out your pin code.
The lock is powered by 4 AA batteries and it has a low voltage warning to let you know when it is time to change the batteries.
It also has a key override which in the event of flat batteries or electronic failure allows you to open the door.
Out of the box
These are the parts the lockwood digital deadlock is shipped with. It comes with an internal knob mechanism which is where the batteries are inserted as well as the mechanical workings and motor to lock and unlock the bolt.
You can also see the external keypad and cylinder assembly, and the 2 plastic spacers, one for the inside and one for the outside.
It comes with 4 AA batteries, the locking bolt and screw pack.
There is also a detailed instruction booklet, not shown here.
The back of the outside keypad assembly
Outside keypad assembly with plastic cover removed
With the cover removed it exposes the back of the keypad and the cylinder backing.
cylinder holder removed
There is a plastic holder that holds the cylinder in place. It only holds the cylinder for fitting as the cylinder is screwed from the inside with 2 bolts.
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Here the cylinder is removed. The cylinder is a lockwood cylinder and tailpiece design.
keypad inner plate removed
The inner plate is made of sturdy steel construction and protects the inside of the keypad and display.
This shows the back of the keypad. Th keypad is sealed with an electronic sealer to keep it waterproof. It also has a seal on the outside and inside of the lock body.
Cylinder assembly removed
The outside case and the cylinder housing are made from heavy duty diecast material. The cylinder is secured from the inside of the lock and help hold the outside housing firmly in place.
Lock cylinder and key
The keys are a standard 5 pin lockwood design and can be keyed alike or master keyed to other lockwood locks.
Lock cylinder with tailpiece removed
The tailpiece is designed to turn 90 degrees so the inside turn snib can lock and unlock the bolt. The tailpiece is held on by a spring circlip.
Exploded picture of the cylinder assembly
The lock uses a standard lockwood barrel that can be replaced to suit other lockwood keying systems. The lock cylinder and barrel is manufactured to tight tolerances and uses stainless steel springs and brass bottom pins as would be expected of lockwood.
Anti pick top pins
The top pins in the cylinder are of a spool pin design. Spool pins have been used by locksmiths for many years to resist lock picking. They are designed to resist picking and lock bumping. Lockwood refers to this as kinetic defense.
Lock pins and key
The bottom pins are sized to suit the cuts in the key. This is how this lock can have many combinations of keys.
Inside turn snib assembly
The inside turn snib assembly with battery cover
Battery cover removed
Removing the battery cover to expose the battery terminals.
inside cover and mounting plate removed
The inside mounting plate is used to secure the inside assembly to the door. In this picture you can see the electronics and the locking motor on the bottom left.
This is the locking bolt in the locked position. The bolt throws out 25mm and deadlocks on the throw to stop manipulation from the outside of the door.
locking bolt in unlocked position
The bolt when unlocked sits flush with the edge of the door. The bolt is made from high quality materials for a long life.
The keypad has bright white numbers and can be easily seen in the dark. When not in use the keypad does not display any numbers.
Lockwood digital deadlock instruction booklet.
The instruction booklet is quite well written. It has instructions for installation as well as operation and programming of the digital lock