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    How to understand lever and door handing

    January 27, 2017 5:14 PM by emily.bailey

    Friday, January 27, 2017

    How to understand lever and door handing | Schlage

    Here’s a quick guide that will show you how to determine the handing of your door to ensure you choose the right door hardware and lock for your home.

     

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    Have you ever wondered what LH and RH in the product or model name means when you order door hardware? They each stand for left hand and right hand and are used to determine the handing of your lever. It's important that you understand handing to ensure you choose the right lever for your door.

    Handing is a term used to indicate how a door swings. To do this, you'll need to stand on the outside of your door. Notice where the hinges are.

     

    • If the hinges are on the left, you have a left handed door. You will need a left handed (LH) lock.

     

    • If the hinges are on the right, you have a right handed door. You will need a right handed (RH) lock.
       
    See the illustration below for an example.
    How to understand lever and door handing | Schlage
    With the simple steps above, you can easily understand handing. Ordering a new lock without considering the steps above could result in a handle that does not fit the right direction. If you have any questions regarding the right door lock for your home, comment below to let us know!

    What type of door hardware is best for each room in your home?

    January 3, 2017 1:50 PM by emily.bailey

    Tuesday, January 3, 2017

    What type of door hardware is best for each room in your home? | Schlage

    This quick guide to door hardware functions will help you navigate the lock aisle and find just the right knob or lever for each room in your home.
     

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    Privacy? Passage? Bed & Bath? Hall & Closet? What does it all mean? Deciding which type of door hardware you should purchase for each room in your home can be a major chore. Here’s a quick guide that will help you navigate the lock aisle and find just the right knob or lever function.
    What type of door hardware is best for each room in your home? | Schlage

    Hall & Closet

    Hall and closet door hardware refers to non-locking knobs and levers, sometimes called Passage hardware. They are ideal for rooms and doors where locking is not needed, such as a closet.

    Bed & Bath

    The Bed & Bath category is used to describe privacy door hardware. This type of door hardware locks to offer privacy. As the name suggests, it is best for any room you may need privacy, like your bedroom and bathroom.

    Keyed Entry

    Keyed entry locks are best for exterior doors. You may find a use for this door hardware on interior rooms that require a little more security, such as an office or wine cellar. Some keyed entry functions unlock when door is opened from the inside, allowing you to leave quickly, conveniently and re-enter easily.

    Non-turning

    Non-turning door hardware is sometimes referred to as dummy hardware. These knobs and levers are meant to be used as decorative door pulls, often found on interior french or pantry doors.

    Keypad & Touchscreen

    Keypad knobs and Touchscreen levers are ideal for garage entry doors and utility rooms. Instead of using a keyed entry where you need higher security inside your home, opt to ditch the key altogether.

    For more information on all of Schlage's door hardware functions, check out our products to find just the right lever or knob for your lifestyle.

    Schlage Sense firmware update available

    October 25, 2016 12:04 PM by emily.bailey

    Tuesday, October 25, 2016

    Schlage Sense firmware update available | Schlage

    Schlage Sense Lock firmware version 3.58, addressing recent connectivity issues, is available for public download. Updating is easy with the Schlage Sense app. Here's what you can expect.
     

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    Schlage Sense Lock firmware version 3.58, addressing recent connectivity issues, is available for public download. Updating is easy with the Schlage Sense app. Here's what you can expect.
    Schlage Sense firmware update available | Schlage


    You should see an alert that a firmware update is available. If you do not - or if you opt to update at a later time - tap the Settings (gear icon) in the Schlage Sense app, select Lock Information and tap Firmware Version.

     

    Updating the firmware on your lock should only take 15-20 minutes. The following tips will help you troubleshoot should you run in to any difficulties while updating your lock's firmware.

    Schlage Sense firmware update available | Schlage
    • Your phone's Bluetooth must be turned on. 

    • The phone must remain within Bluetooth range (40 feet) of the lock.

    • If the firmware does not finish within 15-20 minutes, cancel (go back) the firmware update, the app may be attempting to update the lock through an Apple TV. You can force the firmware update to use Bluetooth by turning Airplane Mode on, turn Bluetooth on, and restart the firmware update. 

    If you are having trouble connecting to the lock with the Schlage Sense app, try the following:
     

    1. Turn your phone's Bluetooth on.

    2. Disconnect and reconnect the lock's batteries -- then attempt to connect again.

    3. If this is not successful, reboot your iPhone (or iPad or iPod touch) -- then attempt to connect again.

    If the steps above are not successful, factory reset your lock and pair with your phone again with the following steps:
     

    1. Disconnect the lock's batteries.

    2. Press and hold the Schlage button on the lock's touchscreen.

    3. Reconnect the lock's batteries.

    4. Release the Schlage button on the lock's touchscreen.

    5. Observe the lock's touchscreen flashing the green check. This is confirmation that the factory reset was successful.

    6. You will need to delete lock from the Schlage Sense app by tapping the home name, Manage Homes, select the home, EDIT, and delete the lock. If the Schlage Sense app is displaying the introductory screen, try deleting the lock from the Apple Home app (tap and hold the lock > details > remove accessory).

    7. Return to the Schlage Sense app main screen and add a new lock (top right corner).
       

    At Schlage, we appreciate your patience as we've worked to resolve these issues. As a brand trusted in over 40 million homes, we continue to invest in the Schlage SenseTM Smart Deadbolt to improve the user experience, add new features, and enhance its convenience to our customers.

    Schlage Sense app & firmware update FAQ

    September 15, 2016 12:04 PM by emily.bailey

    Thursday, September 15, 2016

    With Apple’s launch of iOS 10, you may be wondering how these changes affect your Schlage Sense app and lock. Here’s what you need to know.
     

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    Schlage Sense App & Firmware Update FAQ | Schlage
    1. Do I need to buy a new lock for iOS 10?

    No. Every Schlage Sense™ lock made will be compatible with iOS 10. Update your app, then open it to accept the firmware upgrade, and your lock will be ready for iOS 10. Visit the App Store to update your Schlage Sense™ app.

     

    2. Why is the app update important?
    Updating your Schlage Sense™ app allows you to upgrade to the newest firmware -- without updating the app, you won’t be able to upgrade your firmware.
    3. How long will it take to install the firmware?
    The firmware installation process may take up to 15 minutes.
    4. I've installed the update and now my locks appear to be unreachable in the app. How can I fix this?
    All you have to do is turn your phone off and turn it back on.
    5. I've updated my lock and have lost remote access through Apple TV. What do I do?

    Some Schlage Sense customers have experienced a loss of remote access through the 3rd generation Apple TV after updating their lock to firmware version 3.42. We're aware of the issue and are working quickly to resolve. In the meantime, you can learn more details about how to set up an Apple TV and iPad for remote access and automation of your Schlage lock and other HomeKit accessories.
    6. What does the new firmware do?

    The firmware allows you to receive push notifications about lock activity, and access your lock with the new Home app that comes with the iOS 10 update. Learn more about the iOS 10 Home app and firmware upgrade here. Users of iOS 9 and below will begin receiving push notifications on their iPhone®, iPad® or iPod touch® whenever the deadbolt is locked or unlocked, allowing them to keep an even closer eye on who is coming and going at home.

    7. Do I have to install the firmware at the same time I update my app?

     

    No. You may update your app and find you don’t have time to accept the firmware upgrade. That’s fine, just open your app and accept the upgrade when you can -- and remember, the firmware upgrade may take up to 15 minutes to install.

    8. Will the firmware update affect my lock’s current access codes and settings?

    No, the firmware update won’t affect your lock's current access codes and settings. After the update, your lock will continue to function the same as before, and all access codes will remain active.

    9. If I update my Schlage Sense™ app and accept the firmware upgrade, but I don't upgrade my phone to Apple®'s new iOS 10, will my lock and app still work?

     

    Yes. Your lock and app will continue to function normally regardless of which iOS you have installed.

    10. Should I wait until iOS 10 is released to update my Schlage Sense™ app?

    No, you should update your Schlage Sense™ app as soon as possible so you can receive the latest firmware updates. These updates enable compatibility with iOS 10's new built-in Home app coming later in the month. They also offer new features for users of iOS 9 and below.

    11. I upgraded to iOS 10 and opened my new Home app, but my Schlage Sense™ lock shows as "Not Supported." What do I do?

     

    You'll need to visit the App Store to update your Schlage Sense™ app. Once the app is updated, open it and you will be prompted to accept the latest firmware upgrade. With your Schlage Sense™ app and firmware upgraded and your phone updated to iOS 10, you can begin using the Home app with your Schlage Sense™ lock.

    12. My app keeps shutting down/freezing. What do I do?

    It sounds like your lock’s firmware was updated, but you haven't updated your Schlage Sense™ app. This can happen in a household of multiple users who all must update their apps. You can solve this problem by visiting the App Store to update your app.
    13. Does the Home app replace the Schlage Sense™ app?

    No. The Home app will allow you to see your lock's status and set it to trigger actions from other Home accessories (i.e. the door unlocks and the lights turn on.) You still need the Schlage Sense™ app to be able to manage your access codes, lock settings, view the last 100 times the lock was used, get installation help, and contact customer service. The Home app offers a convenient hub to control all of your HomeKit™-enabled accessories in concert, but only the Schlage Sense™ app offers you the full functionality of the lock.

    For more information about the latest app and firmware updates, sign up to receive our Schlage Sense emails today.

    New for iOS users: Schlage Sense app and firmware upgrade

    September 15, 2016 12:04 PM by emily.bailey

    Thursday, September 15, 2016

    New for iOS users: Schlage Sense app and firmware upgrade | Schlage

    Get ready for iOS 10 by updating your Schlage Sense™ app so you can get the latest firmware and have compatibility with Apple®'s new Home app.
     

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    Apple®'s latest, iOS 10, will be reaching your iPhone®, iPad® and iPod touch® soon. Make sure you're ready for iOS 10 by updating your Schlage Sense™ app so you can get the latest firmware. If you don't update your app and accept the new firmware, your Schlage Sense™ lock won't work with Apple®'s new Home app.
    New for iOS users: Schlage Sense app and firmware upgrade | Schlage

    The Home app is a great way to control all of your HomeKit™-enabled accessories in one place. As more and more accessories become available that work with the Home app, you gain the ability to customize the most convenient and comfortable environment possible in your home using all of your accessories together through the Home app.


    The new firmware updates also allow Schlage Sense™ users to receive push notifications whenever the deadbolt is locked or unlocked.

    Users with an Apple TV®* installed within range of the lock will also gain new features. When the Apple TV® receives the notification that the Schlage Sense™ deadbolt has been locked or unlocked, it can then trigger other HomeKit™-enabled accessories in your home to act depending on your preferences. The lights may turn on, or cameras may start recording. The experience created by all of your HomeKit™-enabled accessories working in concert is entirely customizable, and controlled through settings in the Home app.


    The Home app will have its own icon on your home screen, but it can also be found in the iOS 10 Control Center for extra easy access – swipe left to find it.


    * Controlling this HomeKit-enabled accessory away from home with the Home app requires a fourth-generation Apple TV with tvOS 10 or later and an iPhone®, iPad® or iPod touch® with iOS 10 or later.

     

    Do I need to buy a new lock to work with iOS 10?

    No. Every Schlage Sense™ lock made will be compatible with iOS 10. Update your app, then open it to accept the firmware upgrade, and your lock will be ready for iOS 10. Click here to visit the App Store to update your Schlage Sense™ app.


    I've updated my lock and have lost remote access through Apple TV. What do I do?

    Some Schlage Sense customers have experienced a loss of remote access through the 3rd generation Apple TV after updating their lock to firmware version 3.42. We're aware of the issue and are working quickly to resolve. In the meantime, you can learn more details about how to set up an Apple TV and iPad for remote access and automation of your Schlage lock and other HomeKit accessories.


    Why is the app update important?

    Updating your Schlage Sense™ app allows you to upgrade to the newest firmware -- without updating the app, you won’t be able to upgrade your firmware.


    What does the new firmware do?

    The firmware allows you to receive push notifications about lock activity, and access your lock with the new Home app that comes with the iOS 10 update. Users of iOS 9 and below will begin receiving push notifications on their iPhone®, iPad® or iPod touch® whenever the deadbolt is locked or unlocked, allowing them to keep an even closer eye on who is coming and going at home.


    Do I have to install the firmware at the same time I update my app?

    No. You may update your app and find you don't have time to accept the firmware upgrade. That’s fine, just open your app and accept the upgrade when you can -- and remember, the firmware upgrade may take up to 15 minutes to install.


    Will the firmware update affect my lock’s current access codes and settings?

    No, the firmware update won't affect your lock's current access codes and settings. After the update, your lock will continue to function the same as before, and all access codes will remain active.


    If I update my Schlage Sense™ app and accept the firmware upgrade, but I don’t upgrade my phone to Apple®'s new iOS 10, will my lock and app still work?

    Yes. Your lock and app will continue to function normally regardless of which iOS you have installed. Learn more about what the Schlage Sense™ app and firmware upgrade offers users of iOS 9 and below.


    Should I wait until iOS 10 is released to update my Schlage Sense™ app?

    No, you should update your Schlage Sense™ app as soon as possible so you can receive the latest firmware updates. These updates enable compatibility with iOS 10's new built-in Home app coming later in the month. They also offer new features for users of iOS 9 and below. 


    I upgraded to iOS 10 and opened my new Home app, but my Schlage Sense™ lock shows as "Not Supported." What do I do?

    You'll need to visit the App Store to update your Schlage Sense™ app. Once the app is updated, open it and you will be prompted to accept the latest firmware upgrade. With your Schlage Sense™ app and firmware upgraded and your phone updated to iOS 10, you can begin using the Home app with your Schlage Sense™ lock.


    My app keeps shutting down/freezing. What do I do?

    It sounds like your lock's firmware was updated, but you haven't updated your Schlage Sense™ app. This can happen in a household of multiple users who all must update their apps. You can solve this problem by visiting the App Store to update your app.

    Does the Home app replace the Schlage Sense™ app?

    No. The Home app will allow you to see your lock's status and set it to trigger actions from other Home accessories (i.e. the door unlocks and the lights turn on.) You still need the Schlage Sense™ app to be able to manage your access codes, lock settings, view the last 100 times the lock was used, get installation help, and contact customer service. The Home app offers a convenient hub to control all of your HomeKit™-enabled accessories in concert, but only the Schlage Sense™ app offers you the full functionality of the lock.
     

    Sign up to receive the latest news regarding the Schlage Sense firmware updates.

    Get your Schlage Sense app ready for iOS 10

    September 15, 2016 12:04 PM by emily.bailey

    Thursday, September 15, 2016

    Get your Schlage Sense App Ready for iOS 10 | Schlage

    The latest iOS software from Apple® will be reaching your iPhone®, iPad® and iPod touch® soon. Make sure you’re ready for iOS 10 by updating your Schlage Sense™ app so you can upgrade to the latest firmware.
     

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    The latest iOS software from Apple® will be reaching your iPhone®, iPad® and iPod touch® soon. Make sure you're ready for iOS 10 by updating your Schlage Sense™ app so you can upgrade to the latest firmware.
    Get your Schlage Sense App Ready for iOS 10 | Schlage

    Checking for updates is easy and only takes a moment -- do it today so your Schlage Sense™ lock and app are ready for iOS 10! Here's how:

     

    1. Visit the Schlage Sense™ app page in the App Store, or tap on the App Store icon from your home screen and search for Schlage Sense. 

    2. Click Update to install the latest version of the Schlage Sense™ app. 
       
    3. Once the installation is complete, open the app and follow the prompts to install the latest firmware. The app will walk you through the process, which can take up to 15 minutes. 
       
    4. NOTE: If your lock appears to be unreachable in the Sense app, turn your phone off and back on.


    Do I need to buy a new lock to work with iOS 10?

    No. Every Schlage Sense™ lock made will be compatible with iOS 10. Update your app, then open it to accept the firmware upgrade, and your lock will be ready for iOS 10. Visit the App Store to update your Schlage Sense™ app.


    Why is the app update important?

    Updating your Schlage Sense™ app allows you to upgrade to the newest firmware – without updating the app, you won’t be able to upgrade your firmware.


    I've updated my lock and have lost remote access through Apple TV. What do I do?

    Some Schlage Sense customers have experienced a loss of remote access through the 3rd generation Apple TV after updating their lock to firmware version 3.42. We're aware of the issue and are working quickly to resolve. In the meantime, you can learn more details about how to set up an Apple TV and iPad for remote access and automation of your Schlage lock and other HomeKit accessories.


    What does the new firmware do?

    The firmware allows you to receive push notifications about lock activity, and access your lock with the new Home app that comes with the iOS 10 update. Users of iOS 9 and below will begin receiving push notifications on their iPhone®, iPad® or iPod touch® whenever the deadbolt is locked or unlocked, allowing them to keep an even closer eye on who is coming and going at home. 


    Do I have to install the firmware at the same time I update my app?

    No. You may update your app and find you don't have time to accept the firmware upgrade. That’s fine, just open your app and accept the upgrade when you can – and remember, the firmware upgrade may take up to 15 minutes to install.


    Will the firmware update reset my lock's current access codes and settings?

    No, the firmware update won't affect your lock's current access codes and settings. After the update, your lock will continue to function the same as before, and all access codes will remain active.


    If I update my Schlage Sense™ app and accept the firmware upgrade, but I don't upgrade my phone to Apple®'s new iOS 10, will my lock and app still work?

    Yes. Your lock and app will continue to function normally regardless of which iOS you have installed. Learn more about what the Schlage Sense™ app and firmware upgrade offers users of iOS 9 and below.


    Should I wait until iOS 10 is released to update my Schlage Sense™ app?

    No, you should update your Schlage Sense™ app as soon as possible so you can receive the latest firmware updates. These updates enable compatibility with iOS 10's new built-in Home app coming later in the month. They also offer new features for users of iOS 9 and below. Click here to visit the App Store to update your Schlage Sense™ app.


    I upgraded to iOS 10 and opened my new Home app, but my Schlage Sense™ lock shows as "Not Supported." What do I do? 

    You'll need to visit the App Store to update your Schlage Sense™ app. Once the app is updated, open it and you will be prompted to accept the latest firmware upgrade. With your Schlage Sense™ app and firmware upgraded and your phone updated to iOS 10, you can begin using the Home app with your Schlage Sense™ lock.


    My app keeps shutting down/freezing. What do I do?

    It sounds like your lock's firmware was updated, but you haven't updated your Schlage Sense™ app. This can happen in a household of multiple users who all must update their apps. You can solve this problem by visiting the App Store to update your app. 
     

    Sign up to receive the latest news regarding the Schlage Sense firmware updates.

    Schlage Sense and remote access through Apple TV

    September 15, 2016 12:04 PM by emily.bailey

    Thursday, September 15, 2016

    Schlage Sense and Remote Access through Apple TV | Schlage

    Learn how to set up an Apple TV or iPad for remote access to your Schlage Sense lock.
     

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    Some Schlage Sense customers have experienced a loss of remote access through the 3rd generation Apple TV after updating their lock to firmware version 3.42.

     

    We're aware of the issue and are working quickly to resolve.

     

    In the meantime, learn more details about how to set up an Apple TV and iPad for remote access and automation of your Schlage lock and other HomeKit accessories.

     

    Sign up to receive the latest news regarding the Schlage Sense firmware updates.

    What people are saying about Schlage's electronic deadbolts

    August 3, 2016 3:45 PM by emily.bailey

    Wednesday, August 3, 2016

    What People are Saying About Schlage's Electronic Deadbolts

    Take a look at what a few Schlage keyless lock users have to say about their electronic deadbolts - from ease of installation to day-to-day use.
     

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    When it comes to choosing the right electronic deadbolt, it pays to do your research. With so many options available, it can be tough to identify which type of lock best suits your lifestyle. Do you need a quick and easy way to come and go? Are you looking for a lock that allows you to be connected to your whole home? Take a look at what a few Schlage keyless lock users have to say about their electronic locks to help you choose.

    Schlage Touch™ Keyless Touchscreen Deadbolt

    After needing a more convenient way to access her basement entry, Toni of Design Dazzle, decided the Schlage Touch™ with lever was the perfect solution. Here's what she has to say after trying this completely keyless lock out:
    "One of the features I really like with this keyless lock is that the touchscreen is fingerprint resistant. I’m sure we’ve all heard stories of people breaking into homes because they were able to guess the code from worn out keypads." Read her full Schlage Touch™ review.

     

    Schlage Connect™ Touchscreen Deadbolt

    After installing the Schlage Sense™ Smart Deadbolt to her garage entry door, Kim of Sand & Sisal decided to give the Schlage Connect™ a shot when it was time to give her front door a face-lift in both style and security.
    "We were so impressed with the fast installation and ease of use that we decided to switch out and upgrade our front door hardware with a new sleek Schlage Connect™ Touchscreen Deadbolt with Alarm. The classic gold brass matches beautifully with with our door’s gold leading and looks so sharp paired with the nautical blue door paint color." Check out all her tips for achieving an easy curb appeal upgrade on her blog.

     

    Schlage Sense™ Smart Deadbolt

    When Katie of Sew Woodsy and her husband moved in to their new home, they knew right away they wanted to update all the outdated brass door hardware and fixtures throughout, beginning with the front door. Here's what she has to say about life with her new Schlage Sense™ lock:
    "...we added the new Schlage Sense which has been great for our evening walks out. No need to take keys, just lock the door on the key pad! And when our cleaning lady comes over she now has her own code that is set to the specific time and day she is at the house! We get notifications too when she opens or locks the doors if we aren’t home. I love it!" Get the full scoop from installation to daily life with Schlage Sense™ on her blog.

     
    It didn't take long for Nicole of Haute Style to find the perfect deadbolt and handleset for her friend Nykia's front door makeover. With a sophisticated modern look in mind, she chose the Schlage Sense™ lock with Century trim in a Matte Black finish to give her friend's front door a much needed update.
    "I’m a huge tech nerd so I got so excited when I learned about the Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt. It works with bluetooth and also pairs with Apple’s HomeKit so aside from unlocking the door via the Schlage app, it also responds to Siri so you can just talk to lock or unlock your door! Say what?! Nykia says this has been utterly life changing when she’s coming and going with her son’s stroller or bags of groceries. Plus, if she ever gets locked out, she can always gain access by unlocking the door with the app." See the full front door transformation at So Haute.

     

     

    Have questions about some of the features and benefits of the locks above? Comment below to let us know! Be sure to check out even more keyless lock reviews here.

     

    How to install a handleset on your front door

    July 6, 2016 7:56 PM by emily.bailey

    Wednesday, July 6, 2016

    How to Install A Handleset on Your Front Door | Schlage

    Here is a detailed breakdown with photos of the steps you'll need to take to install a new Schlage handleset on your front door.

     

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    Updating the door hardware on your front door is a quick and easy project that enhances the curb appeal of your home. With minimal investment and few tools, we'll show you all the steps you'll need to take to tackle this project in a few minutes. Go ahead and grab your #2 Phillips Head screwdriver and tape measure and learn how to install a new handleset on your front door below. Be sure to review the deadbolt installation steps first if you'll be installing a new deadbolt as well.

     

    Handleset Parts Checklist

    Once you've gathered your tools, make sure all the parts of your handleset are accounted for. This step will ensure that the installation process goes as smoothly as possible. Here's a checklist and photo to help:
    How to Install A Handleset on Your Front Door | Schlage
     Outside handle assembly: This is the exterior grip of your handleset.
     Inside lever: This is the lever that will be on the interior side of the door. You can also choose a handleset with knob on interior side instead.
     Strike plate: The strike plate is the metal plate that will be affixed to the door frame.
     Latch: The latch is a spring operated bolt with a beveled face to permit a latching action when the door closes
     Round drive-in faceplate: This is an optional faceplate that may replace the rectangular faceplate already attached to the latch if your door calls for it.
     Pin tool
     Screw cover, screw and washer: These will be placed on the interior side of the throughbolt hole to secure the bottom of the handleset.
     Short screws: These will be used to secure the latch in place. 
     Long screws

    Measurement Checklist

    You'll also want to be sure your door meets standard door prep measurements and is properly aligned to ensure your handleset operates as intended. You'll first want to follow the measurement steps we showed you for the deadbolt installation but for a handleset, there are a couple more measurements you'll need to pay attention to.
     Throughbolt
    - The throughbolt hole is for the bottom of the outside handle assembly. This hole needs to be 3/8" in diameter.
    How to Install A Handleset on Your Front Door | Schlage
     Handleset Crossbore
    - The handleset crossbore is the bottom bore opening on a standard drilled door. It should measure 8 1/2" from the center of the handleset crossbore to the throughbolt.
    How to Install A Handleset on Your Front Door | Schlage
     Doorjamb
    - The hole in the doorjamb should measure at least 7/8" in diameter and a minimum of a 1/2" deep.
    How to Install A Handleset on Your Front Door | Schlage

    Installation Instructions

    1. You'll begin installing your handleset by placing the latch first.*
    How to Install A Handleset on Your Front Door | Schlage
    *The latch comes with a pre-attached rectangular faceplate. If your door calls for a round drive-in faceplate, complete steps a-c before proceeding. You'll also need to add a flat head screwdriver, hammer and block of wood to your tool set.

    a. Remove faceplate with a flat head screwdriver

     

    b. Twist and remove remaining support plate

     

    c. Install round drive-in faceplate with just a snap

    2. If you're using the rectangular faceplate, simply slide the latch into place with the bevel facing the doorjamb and secure with the two short screws.
    How to Install A Handleset on Your Front Door | Schlage
    If you're using the round drive-in faceplate, slide the latch into the hole with the bevel facing the doorjamb. Gently tap into place until flush with the door edge, using a small block of wood to protect the latch.
    How to Install A Handleset on Your Front Door | Schlage
    3. Next, you'll install the outside handle assembly. Align the spindle on the back of the assembly with the throughbolt and the slot in the latch. Slide the adjustable throughbolt up or down as needed and press the handleset onto the door. The handle will stay in place leaving your hands free to secure the interior trim.
    How to Install A Handleset on Your Front Door | Schlage
    How to Install A Handleset on Your Front Door | Schlage
    4. Begin installing the inside lever by orienting the lever to point away from the edge of the door with the screw holes aligned vertically.
    How to Install A Handleset on Your Front Door | Schlage
    5. Align the square spindle with the square hole on the back of the lever and secure with the two screws provided.
    How to Install A Handleset on Your Front Door | Schlage
    How to Install A Handleset on Your Front Door | Schlage
    6. Now you're ready to place the washer, screw and screw cover to secure the bottom of the handleset.
    How to Install A Handleset on Your Front Door | Schlage
    How to Install A Handleset on Your Front Door | Schlage
    7. Finally, install the strike plate on the doorjamb using the last two small screws.
    How to Install A Handleset on Your Front Door | Schlage

     

    For even more detailed steps to installing your new handleset, be sure to watch the installation video.

    Mechanical deadbolt vs. electronic lock: How to choose

    June 10, 2016 6:43 PM by emily.bailey

    Friday, June 10, 2016

    Mechanical Deadbolt vs. Electronic Lock: How to Choose

    Here's a breakdown of the top benefits for both mechanical and electronic deadbolts locks to help you choose the right deadbolt to secure your home.

     

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    Choosing the right deadbolt lock requires more than picking out the best deal on the shelf. Take some time to consider your lifestyle and security needs to find the perfect fit for you. Here are a few pros and cons of mechanical and electronic locks to help you choose the most stylish and secure deadbolt for your home.
    Mechanical deadbolt vs. electronic lock | Schlage
     

    Mechanical deadbolt pros

    1. Affordable.
    If cost is your number one barrier to a high tech lock, then a mechanical deadbolt may be best for you. You can find a large variety of mechanical deadbolts across many price points but don't forget to factor in security grades before you buy. A cheap lock could mean it's more likely to wear down, causing you to spend more in the long run on repairs and replacements.
    2. More style options.
    If you have a very specific style and finish you know you want for your home, then mechanical locks and handlesets will definitely feature a wider variety to choose from. Your favorite finish may not be available in an electronic offering just yet and creating a cohesive look from the front door throughout the interior of the home is important when it comes to style and design. Check out our Style Selector tool to help you choose the right deadbolt and handleset combo for your home. No matter your personal style, there's a mechanical lockset that is perfect for you.
    3. Easy installation.
    Installing a mechanical deadbolt is a lot easier than you may expect - especially when you choose a Schlage deadbolt equipped with Snap and Stay technology. Here's a tutorial we recently put together to show you all the steps required.

    Mechanical deadbolt cons

    1. Easy to get locked out.
    How many times have you stepped out of your home, shut the door, only to realize that sinking feeling that you left your keys inside? With mechanical locks, re-entry to your home would require an expensive call to your local locksmith or finding a creative way to breach your home. Hopefully that does not include kicking in the door or breaking a window!
    2. Difficult to control access.
    If you have a housekeeper, friend or other service personnel that needs to gain access to your home when you're not around requires either hiding a spare key or creating an extra key they could keep. The downside to this method is you cannot limit their access. They could come and go as often as they please. You also run the risk of a potential intruder coming across the hidden spare. The last thing you want is to give a criminal an easy way in!
    3. Weighed down by keys.
    If you live an active lifestyle, keys can often become a drag. It's a pain to walk the dog or go for a run and have to worry about keys weighing you down or finding a secure place to hide the key until you return. It can also be a struggle when you reach your front door with a heavy set of groceries or late at night and have to fumble around to unlock your door.
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    Electronic deadbolt pros

    1. Keyless convenience.
    Electronic deadbolts allow you to say goodbye to that annoying key and enjoy a much simpler way to access your home with a custom access code/PIN you create. All of the cons of mechanical locks can be kissed goodbye when you choose to go keyless. Walk your dog and go for a run with peace of mind that you have an easy way to get back inside when you return. All of Schlage's electronic deadbolts are equipped with either an illuminated touchscreen or back-lit keypad so you're never left fumbling in the dark. See a comparison of Schlage's electronic lock line-up.
    2. Greater control over access.
    Giving your friends and any service personnel access to your home is easy with an electronic deadbolt. All you need to do is program a unique PIN that can easily be disabled when they no longer need it. Some electronic locks, like the Schlage Sense™ Smart deadbolt, will even allow you to customize the time of day that PIN is valid. This is useful for a babysitter or daily dog walker that may come to your home frequently but should only be there during certain times.
    3. Easy installation.
    Don't let the word "electronic" scare you away from installing one of these locks on your own. Schlage's electronic locks install in minutes. There's no wiring involved and the only tool you'll need is a screwdriver. Watch our Schlage Connect™ Touchscreen deadbolt installation video to see for yourself.

    Electronic deadbolt cons

    1. More expensive.
    If budget is a main concern for you, then mechanical locks may be the way to go. Most electronic locks are priced anywhere from $100-$250 depending on the number of features and level of security you want most. You can save money by choosing an electronic deadbolt that does not have home automation capabilities, like the Schlage Touch™ Keyless Touchscreen deadbolt.
    2. Must remember your PIN and change the battery.
    Forgetting your PIN or letting the battery die are the only ways an electronic deadbolt will lock you out; however, with all of Schlage's electronic offerings, there's the option of using a back-up mechanical key to gain access or as with the Schlage Touch, a 9V battery. We recommend choosing a PIN that is both easy to remember and secure. Be sure to store your PIN in a safe location - hidden within your phone or written down where you won't lose it. Here are some tips on creating a safe and secure access code for your lock. In the event that your battery is running low, Schlage's electronic locks will issue a low battery warning well in advance so you'll have plenty of time to make the switch. To avoid the risk altogether, we recommend changing your battery once every year when you change the battery in your smoke detector.
    3. Limited style options.
    While many electronic locks come in sleek designs, you're often limited to just a couple of styles and only a handful of finishes. As mentioned above, there are not nearly as many style and finish options when it comes to choosing an electronic lock when compared to mechanical deadbolts and handlesets. 
    For more information on all our mechanical and electronic deadbolt offerings from pricing to security grades to installation tips, visit schlage.com.