When I was installing a Schlage deadbolt recently, I noted that a
third key (different finish) was included. Somehow I seem to have
misplaced the literature explaining what this key does, but I think it
Does anyone know the purpose of this third key?
Wow, it has been years- only time I ever saw a different-color key in
the box was on the locksets for tract homes, where the special key was
to be used when you wanted to DISable the master keys used during the
construction process. Are all 3 keys the same size with the same
notches, or does the special key stick in further?
I may be remembering the details wrong- this was a very long time ago.
Schlage has a owner re-keyable series, maybe that's what you have. You
can buy multiple locksets and re-key them all the same yourself
without fussing around changing tumblers. You use the special key in
conjunction with the key you want to use to open the lock to change
the lock keying. Don't know the specific procedure, but it's probably
on the Schlage web site.
The SecureKey locks by Schlage are user-rekeyable...
The Blue key included with your locks is required to put
the lock into the "learning" mode... It is cut to match the
keys which are currently programmed into the lock...
When you want to rekey the lock, you use your current
Blue key to put the lock into the programming position to
reprogram the lock, then remove it from the lock and insert
a NEW Blue key cut to the bitting of the new user keys
you wish to operate the lock is required...
You use that NEW Blue key turning it to the normal key
position and removing it, the old keys no longer work and
the new keys are keyed into your locks...
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