Friday, May 18, 2018
From early lock innovations to today’s smart lock technology, Schlage has been at the forefront of the industry and is a global leader continuing to grow its reputation for innovation, performance and style.
A look through Schlage's history.
From its original patents to the latest smart lock technology, Schlage's history consists of more than 95 years of innovation.
The cylindrical pin-tumbler lock.
As an alternative to the mortise lock, the standard of the day, Walter Schlage advances the new cylindrical pin-tumbler lock by adding his push-button.
Modern pioneer honored.
Walter Schlage is honored with the Modern Pioneer Award for outstanding American inventors by the National Association of Manufacturers.
Mr. Schlage passes.
Walter Schlage, “the Lock Wizard,” dies at the age of 64, securing a timeless legacy that endures to this day.
The Schlage Lock Company begins more than a half-century of growth with an acquisition strategy that continues to bring innovative, new products into the fold.
Lovely locks...The jewels of the home.
This Schlage ad appeared in magazines in 1958.
Beauty where it shows, quality where it counts.
Schlage's ad campaigns in the early 60s featured entryways designed by architects. The one featured in this ad was designed by Anshen & Allen.
Schlage is acquired by Ingersoll Rand and becomes part of the Ingersoll Rand Door Hardware Group.
Schlage, still part of Ingersoll Rand, acquires lock manufacturing facilities in New Zealand, and a global brand is born.
Rocky Mountain High.
Schlage continues its domestic growth with the opening of a new production facility in Security, Colorado manufacturing standard locksets and handcrafted hardware.
Schlage relocates its administrative offices to Colorado Springs, Colorado, as part of aggressive growth initiatives which continue to this day.
Schlage acquires Kryptonite, the renowned bicycle lock manufacturer, to further diversify its product offerings.
Schlage releases the King Kobra Digital Lock, a manually programmable electronic access control lock.
Schlage announces its first connected door lock, a wireless battery-powered lock that works with Z-Wave smart home systems.
Schlage joins Home Depot to provide entry and indoor locks for 24 Habitat for Humanity homes in Colorado Springs.
Remodeling Magazine brand use study reveals Schlage as the most recognized brand among remodelers from among brands in 46 product categories.
First built in alarm.
Schlage launches the first residential door lock with a built-in, instant-on alarm, that provides an additional layer of security.
Schlage spearheads a national neighborhood safety initiative in conjunction with National Neighborhood Watch and the USAonWatch crime prevention program.
The new Schlage Touchscreen Deadbolt Lock puts keyless entry and built-in alarm technology at users’ fingertips.
Welcome to Allegion.
Schlage’s global stature is reinforced through its acquisition by Allegion, North America’s #1 manufacturer of security and safety products and systems.
Keyless takes off.
Keyless takes off. Schlage ushers in “The Keyless Era” with the launch of its newest electronic lock, the Schlage Touch™ Keyless Touchscreen Lock.
Schlage style and innovation.
Schlage door hardware becomes known as much for its premium style as for its innovation and quality.
Schlage introduces the Schlage Sense™ Smart Deadbolt, designed to work with Apple HomeKit technology to provide next-gen keyless convenience.
ELEVATE Design Collective unveils a revitalized urban Soho loft designed in partnership with Jennifer Schmidt during New York Design Week. The event showcases Single Malt, a new signature color developed by the Collective at the Pantone Color Institute.
Schlage Sense™ Smart Deadbolt is now compatible with Amazon Alexa, Apple Homekit and Android.
Setting the standard.
Schlage is one of the first lock manufacturers to adopt the new BHMA residential lock-grading performance standards.
And more innovation.
Schlage unveils its newest product, Schlage Custom™ Door Hardware, which offers advanced flexibility in functionality and premium designer style at the affordable Schlage price.