What tools do I need to install my KidzLock?
Only a drill and a ½” drill bit are required (no measuring or marking tools).
Do I need a skilled person to install KidzLock?
KidzLock is designed so that most anyone can easily install it. The only skills you really need are to be able to operate a basic power drill.
Will KidzLock damage my door?
There is no damage or holes on either side of the door. The Kidzbolt is inserted in a hole drilled in the door edge just like any other locking door bolt. The removable operating knobs are held in place magnetically on either side of the door and do not require any adhesion material.
Does KidzLock work on all types of hinged doors?
KidzLock typically does NOT work on doors made of metal. Since KidzLock is magnetically operated, most steel or steel alloy metal doors inhibit the proper operation of the magnets.
Will the KidzLock magnets lose magnetism or wear out?
No. KidzLock magnets are made of rare earth neodymium permanent magnets and will never lose their magnetic properties.
What if I lose or misplace the magnetic knobs?
Additional knobs may be purchased from the KidzLock website.
I understand that in an emergency I can “break” the locked Kidzbolt to gain access or exit if I have lost or misplaced the magnetic knobs. How do I repair it?
Replacement Kidzbolts are available on the KidzLock website. Replacement or repair of the Kidzbolt is very simple and should take no more than a minute or two. You simply pull out the broken Kidzbolt (which is held in the door magnetically) and push the replacement Kidzbolt back into the sleeve. The replacement Kidzbolt should automatically re-attach to the internal magnet when it is fully inserted.
Does KidzLock provide for locking and unlocking from either side of the door?
Yes. You can lock or unlock KidzLock from either side of the door using a magnetic knob. If entry or exit is desired from both sides of the door, it is recommended that the magnetic knobs be “parked” in the knob holders supplied with your KidzLock. Having magnetic knobs attached to each side of the door at the same time may interfere with the mechanism operation as the 2 magnetic knobs may counteract each other.
Can I install my KidzLock in a vertical position on the top edge of my door?
Yes, however to ensure the Kidzbolt stays engaged when you want the door locked it is generally necessary to leave the magnetic knob on the door when locked. If the magnetic knob is removed gravity may allow the Kidzbolt to retract.
Don't have a 1/2 inch drill bit?
You can buy one from the KidzLock website and we also include a pilot drill in the package as well. Free drill bit shipping when you order a drill bit at the same time you order a KidzLock Child Safety Lock.
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