Kwikset 98160-016 Contemporary Key Control deadbolt, Matte Black Review

Kwikset 98160-016 Contemporary Key Control deadbolt-Review


  • Easily accessing rental units 
  • With a master key 
  • Designer style 
  • Superior security 
  • Smart Key Security 
  • Reset your lock’s cylinder 
  • Have 2 Keys
  • easy installation
  • completely mechanical lock
  •  backset of 2-3/8″ to 2-3/4″ to fit all standard doors

Use a master key to quickly enter rental properties.

Any rental property may be entered with ease thanks to the two-cylinder design, which also offers enhanced security thanks to SmartKey Security.

However, SmartKey enables you to quickly and simply reset your lock’s cylinder to function with any KW1 Keyway key, even if re-keying your door lock is not necessary for lock installation.

For use on outside doors when keyless access and security are required, this Kwikset Signature Series solution offers stylish design and exceptional security.

including SmartKey Security, which guards against cutting-edge break-in methods and enables you to quickly change your own locks.

Kwikset’s (KW1) and (SC1) keyway variants are compatible with SmartKey Security’s re-key technology.

Deadbolt key outside and a thumb turn inside operate it.

includes 2 keys

A deadbolt latch’s faceplate features rounded corners.

Latch’s backset may be adjusted from 2-3/8″ to 2-3/4″ to meet all commonly used door setups.

Turn piece within the lock operates the locking mechanism.

Installs quickly and easily with only a screwdriver.


  • Best looking Apple Homekit Lock
  • Easy to assign user codes
  • Attractive designs
  • Easy to rekey with SmartKey


  • No keyless version
  • No Home Kit features or options whatsoever 
  • not an electrical lock

Top Features

  • Easily accessing rental units 
  • With a master key 
  • Designer style 
  • Superior security 
  • SmartKey Security 
  • Reset your lock’s cylinder 
  • KW1 Keyway -SC1 Keyway 
  • Deadbolt operated by key outside 
  • And thumb turn inside 
  • 2 keys -Latch has adjustable backset -2-3/8″ to 2-3/4″ 
  • To fit all standard door preparations 
  • Locking mechanism functions 
  • With turn piece on the interior of the lock 
  • Easily installs in minutes -With just a screwdriver

Technical Details

Part Number‎816 SQT 514 SMT
Item Weight‎2.02 pounds
Product Dimensions‎1.28 x 2.81 x 3 inches
Country of Origin‎China
Item model number98160-016
Finish‎Matte Black
Item Package Quantity‎1
Batteries Included?‎No
Batteries Required?‎No
Warranty Description‎Lifetime mechanical
and finish warranty
Item Weigh‎2.02 Pounds
Included Components‎Exterior & Interior hardware,
latch, strike, SmartKey™
tool, Keys, Screws

Additional Information

Customer Reviews4.7 out of 5 stars 555 ratings
Best Sellers Rank#13,857 in Tools & Home Improvement
(See Top 100 in Tools & Home Improvement) #73 in Deadbolts
Date First AvailableNovember 11, 2020

Review about Kwikset 98160-016 by Customers

sadly there are more cons than pros with this device and the integration that comes with it when it comes to Apple Homekit and the Kwikset iOS app. Pros: – best looking Apple Homekit Lock Cons: – no keyless version – no other options outside of Kwikset’s own iOS app, no HomeKit features or options whatsoever – Kwikset app & lock’s lowest auto-lock is 30 seconds while Yale and Schlage is 15 and less – Kwikset iOS app has a 1.7-star rating on the app store, app won’t tell you who unlocked it, will just tell you the generic notification that the “front door” just got unlocked, even if you set the name and code to a specific person. – touch screen won’t allow you to press in the numbers too quickly or it won’t register and you’ll have to re-enter the numbers again (must allow a quarter to half-second delay before proceeding to enter the next number in between)

The installation process was easy. And the lock works great when I use it by manually opening and closing with the keypad.

However, we have a big problem where if we use the home kit app to lock the door it says “jammed” it only happens when using the home app.

This is the main reason we bought the lock was to use it with HomeKit so this is very disappointing.

About Kwikset

The Hardware and Home Improvement Group (HHI), a Division of Spectrum Brands, is the owner of the American lock and lockset maker Kwikset.

Kwikset was originally formed in 1946 in California by Adolf Schoepe and Karl Rhinehart as the Gateway Manufacturing Company.

The company interior and exterior door products provide customers with the quality, technology, durability and style they want while guaranteeing the highest level of security.

Headquartered in Orange County, Calif., Kwikset is part of the Hardware and Home Improvement (HHI) division of Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SPB). Kwikset products are sold online and through retailers and distributors throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Australia.


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