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Monday, October 24th, 2022 5:32 PM

extremely frustrated with the Smart Lock

After spending several hundred dollars with Simplisafe-- and loving all the other products-- I'm extremely frustrated with the Smart Lock. I tried installing it with our old Kiwkset single cylinder lock (Deadbolt #1), but the old lock was keyed on both sides of the door, so the tailpiece assembly was too long to accommodate the Simplisafe lock. So I bought Kwikset Deadbolt # 2 (keyed on one side of the door). The tailpiece and thumb turn-- with the red adapter to go with the D-shaped tailpiece-- did not line up. (see photos) The adapter on the tail piece was at 4 o'clock, the Simplisafe thumb turn socket was at about 2 o'clock. After spending close to an hour on TWO different calls with SimpliSafe customer service, the last lady I talked to suggested getting yet another new deadbolt. So I went to an actual locksmith, described the problem, showed him the photos and got Deadbolt #3. Exact same problem. The thumb turn needs to turn another few degrees to align with the tailpiece and adapter. The last person I spoke to in Customer Service suggested I call a SimpliSafe technician to come look at it at MY expense. Ummm... no. What the heck, guys? What deadbolt will your product work with? Seems like you should know this. 

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2 years ago

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1 year ago

Hey Bill, not sure if you got this resolved or not but a similar problem happened to me at first.  Luckily, I believe the solution is incredibly simple!  I think you just need to turn the red adapter over.  That should make the groves move from the 4 o'clock position to more of the 10 o'clock position, which should allow the Smartlock to fit just fine.  Hope that helps!

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