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    Schlage and Ring. Making smart home security even smarter.

    January 18, 2019 6:30 AM by emily.bailey

    Friday, January 18, 2019

    Schlage Connect - Ring Alarm - Smart Lock

    If you’re looking to make your home more secure affordably and conveniently, we have good news for you.



    Schlage Connect - Ring Alarm
    If you’re looking to make your home more secure affordably and conveniently, we have good news for you. Schlage, together with the home security innovators at Ring, is giving you the ability to monitor your home 24/7 from just about anywhere using your smartphone. Say hello to a new wave of DIY smart home security.

    Convenience on your doorstep

    Schlage and Ring are leading the way with cross-compatible technologies that work together seamlessly to address home security challenges. The Ring Alarm Base Station operates on a Z-Wave mesh network. That means that the Z-Wave-certified Schlage Connect™ Smart Deadbolt and the Ring Alarm work on a single, integrated network, simplifying the process of making smart homes more secure and convenient.


    How can synching Ring Alarm with your Z-Wave enabled, Schlage Connect™ Smart Deadbolt add convenience and security to your life? After pairing the devices, you can lock and unlock your door from anywhere, add or remove access codes, and get alerts when a code is entered, all from one spot – the Ring App. You can also check your lock’s battery level via the Ring App.


    Ring Alarm, with its Z-Wave ecosystem and cloud-based app, is currently compatible with a range of in-home devices taking home security customization to another level. Including the Schlage Connect, you can also pair your Ring Alarm Base Station with compatible carbon dioxide and smoke detectors, flood and freeze censors, and motion and contact censors. If you’re looking for the added convenience of voice activation, Ring also works with Amazon Alexa. Now you can simply ask Alexa if your door is locked, or ask her to lock or unlock it for you.


    Simply secure

    The possibilities of a secure smart home are growing rapidly, but don’t let this intimidate you. Adding these security capabilities to your home is simple, especially with Schlage’s easy installation. Schlage smart locks are designed to fit standard doors without the need to drill additional holes and can be installed with just a screwdriver. Because they’re battery operated, there’s also no need for wiring or to call an electrician.


    Setup is just as convenient with quick and easy system synchronization between the Schlage Connect smart deadbolt and your Ring Alarm. Simply follow the instructions in the Ring App to pair your devices.

    Bring it home

    Do you already have a Z-Wave-compatible Schlage Connect smart lock and want to add it to a new Ring Alarm? Do you already have a Ring Alarm system and are interested in adding a smart lock to improve the security of your home? Maybe you’re starting your DIY project from scratch and are looking to add both? Visit our product pages to learn more about the Schlage Connect™ Smart Deadbolt and find a retailer near you.

    While Schlage Connect Z-Wave and Z-Wave Plus are popular choices to pair with Ring Alarm, any of our Z-Wave-connected products will work with the home security system. This includes Schlage keypad levers, which also make a great option for the entryway from your garage to your house, extending your Ring of Security even further. Learn more about these and other Schlage smart locks at

    Simple style swaps for a winter pick-me-up.

    January 10, 2019 6:30 AM by emily.bailey

    Thursday, January 10, 2019

    Winter decor - Schlage

    Even the best of us get the post-holiday blues. If you’re experiencing a case of the winter doldrums, here are some décor ideas to perk up your day.



    Winter Decor - Schlage
    Even the best of us get the post-holiday blues. If you’re experiencing a case of the winter doldrums, here are some décor ideas to perk up your day.

    Light it up

    For many, winter is lacking in light. Change your lightbulbs and look for circadian rhythm lighting and LEDs that simulate natural light. Research has shown that paying attention to your circadian rhythm can positively impact your sleeping patterns, not to mention help you feel more alert during the day and improve emotional health.


    Also think about mirrors that can reflect light and make spaces, especially small ones, feel larger.

    Live it up

    Some plants can survive the cold. Find hearty botanicals that add color and life to your home. For colder climates, you might consider anthurium, which has flowers that come in a variety of colors, Chinese evergreen or spider plants indoors. Some outdoor options include ornamental kale and cabbage, winter jasmine with its dainty-looking yet resilient yellow flowers, and plants like holly or cotoneaster with bright berries that contrast with the drabness of the season.

    Clean it up

    Who said spring cleaning had to be in April? If you still have holiday decorations out, do a bit of sorting before you put everything in the box. Keep only your favorites and donate or toss any that didn’t actually make it in your décor this year. If you didn’t display them this winter, you probably won’t next winter, either.


    Did your kids receive new toys for Christmas? Maybe you treated yourself to some new clothes. Donate items you no longer need. You’ll find a great amount of satisfaction in those organized closets and added space, not to mention someone in need will appreciate your generosity as well.


    Holiday feasts, while delicious, can seriously do a number on your healthy habits. Give your fridge a makeover and restock your “normal” foods. Getting back into a routine of healthful meals might do you good, both physically and mentally.

    Spruce it up

    Once you have everything clean and organized, maybe you want to take it a step further. Pick a room, or a few, and create a new look. You don’t have to go all out, especially if holiday gifts were hard on your budget. Something as simple as updating your door knobs or levers can make a big impact without the commitment of repainting or laying new flooring. You might be surprised how Schlage door hardware can elevate the look of any room.

    Find us on Instagram or Pinterest for more inspiration to help you break free from the winter blues and to spice up your style year-round.

    Schlage Smart Locks: the past, present and future of home automation security.

    January 4, 2019 1:30 PM by emily.bailey

    Friday, January 4, 2019

    2019 smart home security - Schlage

    Smart home automation is going to be bigger than ever in 2019. Take a look at the number one driver behind smart home tech and where the industry is headed.



    Smart home security - Smart locks - Schlage

    Smart home automation is going to be bigger than ever in 2019. According to the Consumer Technology Association, which sponsors the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), and exhibitor Microsoft, there will be 30 billion connected devices by 2020, with the smart home market alone approaching $40 billion in total sales.

    The number one driver behind the adoption of smart home tech? It’s still home security, and according to a recent survey by CNET and Coldwell Banker, that trend is expected to continue into 2019 and beyond. That’s where Schlage and its innovative smart lock technology is expected to play a bigger role than ever with new adopters as well as Schlage’s 40 million current customers. Schlage’s role: create smart locks that provide security, convenience and smartphone control and monitoring while seamlessly enhancing the beauty and style of a home.

    The numbers tell the story

    Technology showcases like CES and a seemingly endless stream of articles in today’s tech and home décor magazines paint a picture of just how important home automation is becoming – and how useful and valuable it is for homeowners.


    According to the CNET study:


    • Nearly 50% of millennials have at least one smart home product in their homes

    • More than 2/3 of those are controlled using a smartphone

    • Nearly 2/3 of smart home product owners plan on buying more smart home products in the near future

    • About half of smart home product owners say it saves them both time and money

    • More than 80% of respondents say they are more likely to buy a home if home automation products are already installed

    Home is where the smart is

    Schlage has established itself as a leading brand in home automation security with connected products such as the Schlage Sense™ Smart Deadbolt and the Schlage Connect™ Smart Deadbolt. These Schlage smart locks were featured at CES 2018 and were invited to join other smart home technology leaders on the road, coast to coast, with Amazon’s Smart Life Roadshow.

    Amazon Smart Life Roadshow - Schlage
    Bringing convenience to a variety of lifestyles, Schlage offers smart locks designed with the latest Bluetooth®, WiFi, Z-Wave, or Zigbee technologies that pair seamlessly with a wide range of home automation systems. Added compatibility with hands-free voice assistants like Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant makes it easy to build a customized smart home experience.

    Home automation, front and center

    Top technologies presented at CES 2018 and projected to be influential through 2019 included everything from 5G phone service and self-driving cars to the Internet of Things. The top smart home trends also had a significant presence:


    • Voice assistants

    • Hands-free devices

    • Artificial Intelligence and machine learning

    • Localized smart home functionality shifting away from the “cloud”

    • Home automation system architecture

    • Smart home security

    • Home automation products tied to health and wellness
    Smart home security - Smart locks - Schlage

    Looking ahead

    For Schlage, the best is yet to come. Building on a heritage of innovation that began in 1909 with a patent for a door lock that could turn a home’s lights on and off, Schlage is looking to take door hardware – and the smart lock – even farther in 2019 and beyond. Stay tuned as Schlage once again raises the bar in home automation. New products, new platforms, new voice-control innovations - that’s just a taste of what’s in store with Schlage and an entire array of innovative home automation technology partnerships.

    Smart home security - Smart locks - Schlage Sense

    Start at the front door

    Today’s smart home starts at the front door. Schlage provides a wide selection of smart locks that open a world of possibilities for homeowners looking to make the most of today’s rapidly growing home automation technologies. A smarter way in. That’s what today’s – and tomorrow’s – smart home owner enjoys with the safety, simplicity and style of Schlage.

    Step-by-step guide to keeping your 2019 DIY resolutions.

    January 3, 2019 6:30 AM by emily.bailey

    Thursday, January 3, 2019

    2019 - DIY resolutions

    Let Schlage help you be successful with that New Year’s resolution. The trick: Break your goal down into smaller steps.



    2019 DIY Resolutions - Schlage

    Let Schlage help you be successful with that New Year’s resolution. The trick: Break your goal down into smaller steps. If you resolved to finally tackle that DIY project this year, here are some simple steps to get you to the finish line.


    Your Big Goal: Update the bedroom/bathroom/living room/kitchen …


    Whether you’ve moved into a new house or are looking to refresh the home you’ve lived in for years, this is a chance to create your perfect oasis. This might be your master bedroom, or it could be the kids’ room, a bathroom or even a garage.

    Step 1: Find your inspiration

    Once you’ve decided which room gets your personal brand of TLC, find examples of the style you want to create. Pinterest is the obvious choice for this. Chances are that someone has already found what you’re looking for and can point you in the right direction. For door hardware, you can check out our Style Selector to help determine if your look is classic, contemporary or somewhere in between. With a variety of styles and finishes, Schlage door hardware has something to elevate any room.


    You can even find inspiration in technology. If smart home hubs and accessories get you excited, consider all the options for making your house intelligent and saving yourself some energy. What’s your inspiration? A refrigerator that can tell you when you’re out of milk? A vacuum you can run even when you’re not home? A video system that shows you who’s at the door? A lock that lets you control access from anywhere?


    Think outside the box by considering unusual materials or uses for everyday products. For example, don’t be afraid to put your exterior locks in unusual places. A smart deadbolt works great on a garage entryway, home office or wine cellar. Just remember that, although Schlage smart locks are designed to withstand weather conditions typically experienced by residential homes, they should not be used on gates or other doors where the portion of the lock that would normally be inside the home may be exposed to the elements.

    2019 Design Trends - Schlage

    Step 2: Start small

    It's time to pick mini projects you can realistically complete to give you the overall look you want.


    You now probably have more projects than you can reasonably accomplish. Don’t let that keep you from getting started. Take your priorities, budget, free time and skill set into consideration, and figure out what mini projects work within your restrictions. You might break them into categories – paint, lighting, flooring, furniture, locks and door hardware, décor. There are endless variations on how much time effort and money these will cost.


    Remember that some seemingly small projects can actually make a huge impact. If you can’t replace an entire door, consider updating the knobs or levers. If it’s an exterior door, a smart lock like the Schlage Sense™ Smart Deadbolt or Schlage Connect™ Smart Deadbolt can make a major difference. Aside from stylish details, Schlage smart locks offer you keyless convenience. Pair your deadbolt with your smartphone to control access from anywhere, view a log of who has entered and exited your home, and program multiple access codes for trusted family and friends, service providers or yourself so there’s no fumbling for keys or running home to let the housekeeper in. You can even integrate your lock with a smart home hub like Amazon Echo Plus or Samsung SmartThings and create routines to make your day smooth and simple.

    2019 DIY goals - Door lock installation - Schlage

    Step 3: Research

    Unless you’re a seasoned DIY pro, you’re going to need some help. Do a little research up front to make sure you know what you’re doing. You’ll save yourself the pain of realizing halfway through that you’re in over your head and stalling out on the project, not to mention wasting time and money, in the process.


    In addition to YouTube, many companies have instructional videos to help you install or use their products. Visit Schlage’s How-To Center for tips on installing all our door hardware and deadbolts. Our smart locks also have step-by-step instructions available online.

    Step 4: Start checking DIY projects off the list

    Start tackling that list! There’s no secret to this one. At some point, you just have to get to work. If your research in Step 3 didn’t pan out like you’d hoped, don’t be afraid to consult a professional. We promise not to tell.

    Step 5: Celebrate

    Especially when you have a long to-do list, it can be easy to transition non-stop from one mini project to the next. Take some time to celebrate what you’ve accomplished. If you learned a new skill along the way, celebrate that too.


    Share your successful projects with us on Instagram or Facebook.

    Bellissimo. Schlage introduces 2019 design trends, fresh from Milan.

    January 2, 2019 6:30 AM by emily.bailey

    Wednesday, January 2, 2019

    2019 Design Trends - Schlage

    What’s the latest out of Milan for 2019? Diamo un'occhiata! Let’s take a look!



    2019 Design Trends - Schlage

    The Milan Furniture Fair – the famed Salone del Mobile, Milano – is the world’s largest display of home furnishings and fashion. Once a year, it becomes the epicenter for the latest in-home design trends. This year’s fête was no exception, with Bohemian Modern style, bold geometric patterns, natural materials and color of the year, Nightwatch green, taking center stage as 2019 trends to watch.

    Staying on trend is important to Schlage, whose door hardware is specifically designed to complement a wide range of premium styles from traditional and transitional to contemporary and beyond. Trims. Finishes. A host of lever and knob designs. It’s all been carefully created and curated to meet a world of design opportunities.

    According to Ted Roberts, design chief for Schlage and parent company Allegion, style and innovation are the things that have attracted more than 40-million satisfied customers to the Schlage brand for nearly a century. “It’s all about making a lasting impression,” says Ted. “And in our business, you do that with timeless style and quality products that also stand the test of time.”

    What’s the latest out of Milan for 2019? Diamo un'occhiata! Let’s take a look!

    2019 Design Trends - Scandinavian style - Schlage


    Scandinavian design has been referred to as “streamlined essentialism.” Simplicity. Function. Clean lines and fabrication. It’s all part of what’s being called “the new Nordic.” New color palettes, fresh and bold details and adding color to the whitewashed minimalism of this familiar design trend is a big part of where Scandinavian designs are going in 2019.


    No surprise, too, that Bohemian Modern is making a comeback as well, but with more modern materials and colors. Layered pillows and throws add pops of color to natural hues and materials while tapestries and macramé bring a decidedly 70’s vibe to complement an overall bohemian style that is also quintessential 70’s. “As long as they don’t bring back shag carpeting, I’ll be happy,” says Schlage’s Ted Roberts.


    For 2019, bold colors like indigo, purple, orange, teal and vibrant reds are being relegated to accent pieces, artwork and accessories. Natural tones, dark earthy greens, pink coral, grays, oatmeal and terra cotta are dominating and showing well in Milan as well as Paris, London and New York. Subtlety and nature are the focus, with brighter colors woven together – often in mismatched, geometric patterns – to add exciting contrast. The emphasis on layering, layering and more layering can make the effect of such color combinations quite striking, especially in combination with black, which is of course still going strong as an accent because it goes with everything.

    Materials and finishes

    Matte black is still as popular as ever, and rightfully so. As Ted Roberts is fond of saying, “black is the new black.” Because it goes with so many colors, Schlage incorporates it throughout their designs, whether as the dominant finish or as a tasteful accent that works with other finishes like brass or nickel.


    Non-reflective satin finishes are also going to continue to be big in 2019. They work well in combination with the mid-century designs and warmer lusters and textures expected for 2019.

    2019 Design Trends - Satin Brass - Schlage
    Also, because they’re not reflective, satin finishes are the ideal complement to the more natural color and materials that are coming to the forefront. Bamboo. Cork. Stone. Exotic woods. Traditional, naturally finished wood. Even hemp. These are all materials you’ll be seeing a lot of in furniture, room accents and accessories. Even in homes that aren’t particularly plant-friendly, a popular trend involves using tree branches to incorporate a natural touch where plants won’t necessarily work.


    Hard edges and corners are giving way to rounded shapes and edges, circles and softer silhouettes. A soft symmetry and a natural flow are evident throughout, from the styling of a sofa to the design of a door lever. Unconventional is the word of the day, and it is consistent with the sensibilities of the 70’s, the bohemian modern aesthetic and a literal push to think and design outside the box.

    2019 Design Trends - Schlage
    The showstoppers in Milan all reflected this emphasis on softness, curves and comfort. And the best of those managed to reign in the freedom of naturally flowing lines with the geometric discipline of stripes, regularly repeating patterns and the occasional straight line thrown in for good measure.


    The concept of “evolution” is one that is particularly applicable to design trends for 2019. Observes Ted Roberts: “Every time a style is revived, it mixes with the styles of today, today’s materials and today’s technologies, bringing a timeless nostalgia to the best of what’s new and what’s next.” Illustrating Ted’s point, even the most advanced hands-free home assistants, for instance, are incorporating wood and fabric into their newest designs. This is a trend that is expected to continue as more people incorporate technology – especially smart home technology – into their homes as well as both interior and exterior designs.

    2019 Design Trends - Technology - Schlage
    Schlage applies innovative design to its door hardware, with the front door being the ultimate first impression and then a cohesive design ethic carrying that impression throughout the home. For instance, this focus has inspired more minimalist product designs with on-trend black accents in Schlage’s newest lineup of smart locks. “Bringing style and a clear design vision to a technology product is an exciting challenge,” says Ted Roberts. “The art of it has to align with the technology of it on the cutting edge of innovation. Without artistic vision, technology doesn’t know where to go.”

    Schlage: Open possibilities

    Whether you’re planning to redecorate your entire home in 2019 or just a single room, you owe it to yourself to explore the range of possibilities open to you with Schlage door hardware. Discover a wide selection of knobs, levers, finishes and trims to suit any decor. You can also easily upgrade your hinges to a matching finish to really put an exclamation point on your design project. Explore the possibilities at and purchase from your favorite retailer or online at,, or And enjoy the safety, simplicity and style of Schlage.



    10 times Schlage made the makeover in 2018.

    December 18, 2018 7:00 AM by emily.bailey

    Tuesday, December 18, 2018

    Home makeover - Schlage

    Here are 10 projects – from front doors to back porches and everywhere in between – that showed how you can’t miss when you make Schlage part of your next renovation project.



    As 2018 comes to a close, we look back at some of our favorite blogs. Here are 10 projects – from front doors to back porches and everywhere in between – that showed how you can’t miss when you make Schlage part of your next renovation project.

    Modern Ranch Reno: New Front Door and Hardware

    From convenient keyless entry to making an outdated door beautiful again, we love everything about this renovation project. If, like Classy Clutter, your front door is still sporting the original 1980s hardware, this will inspire you to make a few changes to give your house the curb appeal it craves. See how the Schlage Connect™ Smart Deadbolt, paired with a stylish handleset, helped take this ranch house from meh to magnificent.

    Sugar & Cloth Casa: Our Front Door Makeover Before + After

    Sugar & Cloth gives a great example of how you can make a big impact, even when you’re constrained by small spaces or HOA rules. By simply installing a new, eye catching door as well as the Schlage Sense™ Smart Deadbolt and a few plants, this project epitomizes quick, convenient and easy. You can also see how our matte black finish works well with a variety of materials, paired here with wood and corrugated metal in a variety of colors.

    Back to It: Creating & Inspiring

    Updating your door hardware in a single room can make an unexpected style splash considering the low effort. But if you want to really make a wave, take inspiration from Diane at In My Own Style. Here, new Schlage door knobs were added to both exterior entryways and interior rooms. The best part of this is the style and finish coordination, whether matching the knobs with other door hardware in the house or with other accessories like porch lighting.

    12 Rooms in 12 Months: Master Bedroom Makeover Progress

    We always talk about how a beautiful front entryway is key to making a good impression, but Paper & Stitch showed how the right lever can also welcome you into a cozy bedroom. These blogging DIYers focused on the details for updating their bedroom and the result was a cost-efficient oasis that fit their style perfectly. A Schlage Custom™ lever in matte black worked with their own repurposed furniture, and a new coat of paint and a few accessories had this master bedroom looking like new.

    Home Update: Swapping Doorknobs (+ How-to Video)

    If you like to coordinate your style across rooms but don’t want everything to be identical, here’s some inspiration just for you. We’re big fans of how In Honor of Design carried the Schlage Custom glass knobs throughout the house but kept the look both stylish and interesting by varying trims. Custom is all about giving you quality with the ability to show your unique style. See how In Honor of Design brought that to life.

    Small Bathroom Makeover

    Do you have that neglected space that still needs a makeover? This post is sure to get your creative juices flowing. Refashionably Late said it best: “Beauty is in the details.” They focused on those details to give the bathroom a major facelift, bringing in basic accessories, new lights and light switches, and a stylish new Schlage Georgian door knob with Brookshire trim – one of our more ornate combinations – to elevate this room from eyesore to eye catching.

    How to Refinish an Old Door to Look New Again

    Sometimes you just aren’t in a position to do a major overhaul of a room. Whether you’re short on time, funds or know-how, this post proves that a few small, simple updates can make a big, bold impact. We’re pretty excited about the transformation Jojotastic achieved by simply refinishing the bathroom door and adding some Schlage Custom door knobs. We also love how she was inspired by the matte black finish and stuck with it to other areas of the house, as you’ll see in our next highlight.

    Back door Mini Makeover

    When you talk about welcoming entrances, it doesn’t necessarily mean the front door. In this post, you can see how a backyard oasis got an update that made the current residents and, ideally, vacation renters feel at home. We can’t get enough of the mix of function and style. The Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt adds a new level of convenient security for when there are guests, while the matte black handleset pops against the clean white door. Be sure to read to the end to see what Nancy Kerrigan thinks of the makeover.

    12 Rooms in 12 Months: Back Porch Progress

    Starting a renovation project with a blank canvas is the best because your possibilities are nearly limitless. Paper & Stitch took advantage of that to turn their back porch into a space perfect for summer entertaining. By adding some decorative elements, including a stylish Schlage handleset, we can just imagine how inviting this outdoor space will be for guests. And by adding the Schlage Sense Smart deadbolt, they also get the security and convenience ideal for everyday life.

    Chanel’s Bright and Modern Guest House Renovation

    House sharing and rental properties have never been more popular. Camille Styles shows how the right door hardware can provide the security you need to keep your property safe and still be stylish so that guests can stay in luxury. We love how Camille’s combination of a Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt on the exterior door and Schlage Custom door hardware inside make this a desirable place to stay.

    Find even more inspiring makeovers by following us on Instagram or Facebook, and don’t forget to tell us what renovation projects you’re going to tackle in 2019. We’d also like to see what you accomplished in 2018.


    Holiday design ideas for every type of door.

    December 17, 2018 7:00 AM by emily.bailey

    Monday, December 17, 2018

    Holiday - Door Designs - Schlage

    Indoors or out, Schlage has you covered for the holidays and all year round.



    Holiday - Door Designs - Schlage

    Your front door makes a statement. Along with your front porch, it contributes to the overall curb appeal of your home and makes the ultimate first impression for visitors. Who better than Schlage, whose door hardware is trusted by more than 40 million homeowners, to provide you with holiday decorating tips for even the most unconventional doors? Indoors or out, Schlage has you covered for the holidays and all year round.

    Front door

    Whether you’re decorating with a traditional holiday wreath or making a holiday display of planters and wall hangings, there’s nothing like fresh, festive holiday greenery to add color, style and fragrance. There’s no end to what you can accessorize with. Garland and wreaths can be customized affordably with pine cones, berries and bows, then changed easily with the seasons. Combine that with the option of literally gift wrapping your entire front door and you’ll have a colorful entrance that comes alive for the season. Just make sure that your door decorations don’t interfere with the operation of your door or the security of your door locks.

    French door

    The idea here is to let your sense of holiday style out while you let the light shine in. Large wreaths can be cut down the middle and hung on both halves of the door to avoid interfering with its opening and closing and without covering the windows. At the same time, there are many magical ways to decorate around the door, framing it in lavish greens and light and festive finery. Garland and fresh greenery can be decorated much like you’d decorate a Christmas tree with ornaments, lights, tinsel and bows. Small wreaths hung low below windows sprayed with “frost” is another great way to incorporate a few holiday favorites.

    Dutch door

    With a Dutch Door, you have two distinct “canvases” to work with. From covering the bottom half in wrapping paper and bows and adorning the top half with hanging decorations like wreaths and seasonal greenery, you’re really only limited by your imagination. Get creative with your door hanging accessories, but make sure the hanger you choose, whether it’s metal, fabric or ribbon, is the proper length for the height of your Dutch door sections. You don’t want your decorations constantly getting knocked off. As always, the wall décor you choose to display around the door can add a warm, festive accent to your door decorations.

    Glass doors

    Whether inside or out, the key to glass doors is to let the light shine through. You can do a simple wrapping with bows, use faux frost on the glass or hang a traditional wreath or two. Proper placement is important because you don’t want to obstruct your view through the glass. Here is another instance where what you put over and around the door can make all the difference. Quick and easy wall décor can also be super affordable and there’s no end to the inspiration you’ll find online and at your favorite store.

    Holiday - Festive Door Designs - Schlage

    Barn door

    Moving to indoor decorations, there’s probably no more interesting door design project to tackle for the holidays than one of today’s biggest door design trends – the sliding barn door. They’re big. They’re beautiful. They’re something special. And when it comes to making them pop for the holidays, the sky really is the limit. From one huge wreath (or even a large split wreath whose halves can be hung separately) to adorning the doors with large fabric ribbon and wrapping paper (much like you would with a traditional front exterior door), these unique doors provide a great opportunity to really express yourself.

    Smile and style

    A child’s bedroom door offers endless and wonderful possibilities for holiday decorating. Transform the door into Santa Claus. Or a snowman. Create a decorative winterscape. Wrap the door simply with paper, ribbons and bows and hang stockings or wreaths. The goal here is to bring a smile to the little ones and some extra holiday cheer to mom or dad. Whether a standard door or even a pocket door, which you still find in many older homes, there’s a lot you can do with a little imagination and just the right amount of holiday spirit.

    All of these ideas, from the front door to a pocket door, can be achieved on even the most stringent budget. With proper planning, you can also incorporate some design ideas, wall décor, seasonal wreaths and other stylish yet cost-conscious elements that will add beauty and personality all year round. There are even a host of festive things you can do to spruce up your door knobs! It’s all part of a joyous holiday season and happy and prosperous New Year with the safety, simplicity and style of Schlage.

    Easy-to-install Schlage smart locks pair simplicity and security.

    December 12, 2018 11:00 PM by emily.bailey

    Thursday, December 13, 2018

    Smart locks - Easy install - Schlage

    If you’re considering a smart lock for yourself or a loved one this holiday season, let the simplicity of Schlage be your guide.



    Whether you’re a pro at lock installation or new to DIY, have a fully equipped home automation system or are just getting into smart home technology, installing a smart lock is simple and takes just minutes. We’re here to put you at ease about adding this new level of security to your home.


    You’ll find easy installation no matter which electronic or smart lock you choose - Schlage Keypad Deadbolt, Schlage Touch™ Keyless Touchscreen Deadbolt, Schlage Sense™ Smart Deadbolt or Schlage Connect™ Smart Deadbolt. If you’re not sure which lock is right for you, try our Get Help Deciding tool.

    Smart locks - Easy Install - Schlage

    Do I need to do wiring? Won’t I need an electrician?

    No. Schlage electronic locks are battery operated. You’ll simply route the lock’s existing wiring through the bore hole in your door to connect the exterior keypad or touchscreen with the interior thumbturn , install the batteries and you’re connected.


    Will I need a lot of tools?

    All you need for installation is a Phillips head screwdriver and a measuring tape or ruler to prepare your door before installation. Find more pre-installation tips at

    How much assembly is actually required?

    The number of components you’ll need to install is minimal. Included in the packaging is:

    • Backup key (except for the Schlage Touch Keyless Touchscreen Deadbolt which features a keyless cylinder)
    • All necessary screws
    • Bolt
    • Strike
    • Reinforcement plate
    • Interior housing
    • Batteries
    Smart locks - Easy Install - Schlage
    And of course, you’ll also get Installation Instructions or Quick Start Guide to take you through the installation steps. These guides are also available in Spanish.

    What if I do get lost during installation?

    Our How-To Center offers installation videos for each of our electronic and smart locks. There are also step-by-step, interactive instructions online for the Schlage Connect™ Smart Deadbolt and the Schlage Sense™ Smart Deadbolt. The Schlage Sense app has interactive instructions as well.


    Our FAQ pages also share tons of tips for getting your lock in perfect working order.

    How will I know if I installed my lock correctly?

    The installation instructions will walk you through testing your electronic smart lock. Additionally, our how-to videos and FAQs offer suggestions for correcting common missteps, giving you confidence that you and your home will be protected.


    If you’re considering a smart lock for yourself or a loved one this holiday season, let the simplicity of Schlage be your guide.

    5 gifts of convenience from Schlage smart locks

    December 10, 2018 11:00 PM by emily.bailey

    Tuesday, December 11, 2018

    Smart locks - Holiday Convenience - Schlage

    We’ve designed our smart locks to make your life not only safer but also simpler, even during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.



    There’s no debate over the purpose of a good door lock – it keeps your home, you, your family, and your belongs secure. We believe convenience should be an equally standard feature. That’s why we’ve designed our smart locks to make your life not only safer but also simpler, even during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.

    Smart locks - Holiday Convenience - Schlage

    1. Access Codes

    The Schlage Connect™ Smart Deadbolt and Schlage Sense™ Smart Deadbolt both hold 30 unique access codes, and the Schlage Touch™ Keyless Touchscreen Deadbolt holds up to 19. Give holiday guests their own code during their visit, then deactivate the code when they leave. They’ll appreciate the freedom to come and go with ease, and you’ll love the continued security.


    You can also assign codes to cleaners, handymen or other service providers helping to prepare the house for the holidays. Don’t forget the pet sitter keeping an eye on Fluffy when you’re traveling. You can schedule your codes to be recurring, temporary, or one-time-only, depending on your needs.


    With these convenient access codes, why carry keys with you or hide one under a fake rock, which isn’t secure anyway? No keys means you won’t lose them when making snow angels with the kids, taking a walk with the dog or going for a run to combat those holiday calories.

    2. Remote Access

    Lock or unlock your door from anywhere. If guests arrive at inconvenient times, like when you’re still at work, you won’t have to leave them standing out in the cold. Simply use your smartphone to unlock your door and let them in.


    You can also check the status of your lock from anywhere, perfect for those cold nights when you want to make sure the door is secure but don’t want to leave the warm comfort of bed. Why not use an app to give access to a neighbor dropping off your mail while you’re on vacation, too?

    3. Create a routine

    When you match your lock with a smart home automation system, you can often create routines that control multiple devices with a single push of a button. For example, make a “Welcome Home” routine so that when you unlock your door, the entryway lights come on, the thermostat adjusts and holiday music begins to play.


    Different locks are compatible with different technology. Try our Get Help Deciding Tool or find more tips online to find what’s right for you.

    4. Easy deliveries

    Fight porch pirates by protecting deliveries during holidays. In addition to the remote access that comes with all our smart locks, Amazon Key and Prime users in select areas have the additional option of using in-home delivery. This allows delivery people to place packages inside your front door without providing them with an access code. You can also restrict access during certain times of the day if needed.


    5. Style with function

    Schlage door hardware comes in a variety of finishes and styles to help any porch make a great first impression. Function is equally important, though. Touchscreens can be used even when they get wet from rain or snow, or when you have gloves on. Numbers on the touchscreens are also backlit, making it easy for you and your guests to see them as the winter nights get longer.

    Make your holidays, and every day, easier with the convenience of a Schlage smart lock. Enter the Season of Change sweepstakes for a chance to win a $2,000 VISA gift card and a Schlage Connect™ Smart Deadbolt with Amazon Cloud Cam today! In the meantime, you can find more holiday inspiration by following us on Instagram or Facebook.


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    The glamour of Old Hollywood with Schlage and Amy Matthews.

    December 7, 2018 5:15 AM by emily.bailey

    Friday, December 7, 2018

    Hollywood Regency - Dempsey Lever - Schlage Custom Door Hardware

    The Hollywood Regency trend was born to reflect the shimmer, opulence, flamboyance and glamour of the 1930's Hollywood scene, bringing it from the silver screen into America’s homes.



    Hollywood Regency - Amy Matthews - Schlage Custom

    In the 1930’s, movie sets had to be designed and styled to be able to accommodate – contain – Golden-Age-of-Hollywood Stars like Katharine Hepburn, Clark Gable, Joan Crawford, Humphrey Bogart and a veritable constellation of other such luminaries. The personalities were larger than life. The Hollywood scene was larger than life. And the Hollywood Regency trend was born to reflect the shimmer, opulence, flamboyance and glamour of that very special time, bringing it from the silver screen into America’s homes.


    Cut to designer-to-the-stars and TV host extraordinaire, Amy Matthews, and her co-stars, Schlage Custom™ Door Hardware and the Dempsey lever. This is the final installment of her four-part series in which she works with Schlage designers to transform rooms around a single piece of Schlage door hardware. For this, she and the Schlage team chose the Dempsey lever for its character, boldness and sumptuous curves. It served as the perfect centerpiece for her big Hollywood ending, a larger-than-life Hollywood Regency blockbuster that showcases the breadth of Schlage’s passion for style.


    The Dempsey lever was inspired by the glamour and grace of Old Hollywood. It’s a shining example of the way Schlage door hardware can serve as a focal point for bringing a specific style statement to life. Amy loves the glamour of the lever and the challenge of integrating it into such a space. In fact, of all the rooms she helped design for this special partnership, this turned out to be her favorite.

    Hollywood Regency - Dempsey Lever - Schlage Custom

    The inspiration

    Schlage’s Dempsey lever brings a singular, unmistakable style to settings looking to make a real statement. One look and Amy knew where the design needed to go. She paired the lever with Schlage's Rosewood Trim in a lustrous yet tasteful satin nickel. The combination of the lever's distinctive curves and the scalloped look and finish provided the perfect centerpiece. The final room design featured a luxurious array of bold, contrasting colors, cut glass, lavish fabrics and reflective metals. It was truly a larger-than-life vision worthy of a star like Joan Crawford or Errol Flynn, with the Dempsey lever anchoring the entire concept.

    Hollywood Regency - Mood board - Amy Matthews - Schlage Custom

    The mood board: Unmistakable style

    Amy started with the Dempsey lever paired perfectly with Schlage’s Rosewood trim. In satin nickel, it complemented the overall design without getting in the way. She then assembled the mood board, splashing it with muted greens and reds that popped along with the glitter and luster of cut glass and exotic textures. For this design, she envisioned a sumptuous bedroom suite with a large bed in greens and natural tones dominating the room. Touches like a zebra rug, a crystal chandelier, a mirrored white vanity, period wallpaper and a distinctive green door completed Amy’s vision with panache and sizzle.

    The look: Inspired and opulent

    Amy’s immersion in the world of “lights, camera, action” really explored the true potential of what’s possible when building an entire room around a single piece of Schlage Door Hardware. Motivated by the style, vision and innovation of designers such as Elsa Schiaparelli and Coco Chanel, Amy brought a distinctive sexiness to the look, adding sleekness to the design with a black tile floor.


    The 1930’s marked the first time that movies began selling themselves based on the styles and fashions that would be worn by the stars that appeared in them. Think of it as early product placement. The lavish styles and fashions depicted were everywhere, selling everything from apparel to furnishings. Amy brought this sensibility to our Hollywood Regency masterpiece, with the Dempsey lever proving itself worthy of the glitz and glamour it inspires.


    While Amy generally prefers more simple, clean and organic designs, she really enjoyed stepping out with Schlage’s designers and pushing the envelope with the Dempsey lever and this glorious homage to Old Hollywood glam.

    Premium door locks - Schlage Custom

    The name says it all

    One system. Endless possibilities. Whether replacing outdated or broken locks, remodeling a single room or simply adding new, decorative details, Schlage Custom Door Hardware makes personalizing a single room–or an entire home–as easy as can be. It’s perfect for tailoring door hardware designs to the specific needs of every room.


    One screwdriver is all it takes to customize the style, finish and even functionality of Schlage Custom door hardware. A small locking pin lets you tailor the door’s locking function to your needs. And a wide range of designer knobs, levers, complementary trims and long-lasting and lustrous finishes deliver a whole new level of versatility in both style and function.


    For more information visit And to see Amy and Allegion Style & Design Chief Ted Roberts in action bringing this concept to life, watch this video. See for yourself. You don’t have to be Amy Matthews to bring a classic yet contemporary look to your home. All it takes is a little imagination and the safety, simplicity and style of Schlage.


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