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    Can Schlage door locks be keyed alike?

    October 12, 2022 by emily.bailey

    Wednesday, October 12, 2022

    Keyed alike door locks | Schlage

    When purchasing a new set of exterior locks, it simplifies entry to have all your locks keyed alike. Learn how to key locks to meet your specific needs.

     

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    Purchasing a new set of exterior locks leads to a safer, more secure home. Any time you replace exterior door hardware, it is helpful to know your keying options. Most exterior locks purchased in-store come with a unique key. That means if you purchase multiple exterior locks at once, they will each have a different key required for access. This can be a hassle. When purchasing a new set of exterior locks, it simplifies entry to have all your locks keyed alike. Explore the options below to learn how to key locks to meet your specific needs.
    Man unlocking front door and walking inside home.

    Order online for free keying options

    When you purchase Schlage locks online through Build with Ferguson, there is a “free keying option” for you to select before adding a product to your cart. From there, you can choose to have your new locks keyed alike, keyed different, or enter a key code to match your new lock to pre-owned locks. This free service is a great way to save time and money, making it cheaper to replace locks that you want keyed alike.

    Hire a locksmith

    If you are struggling to figure out what you need to upgrade your exterior door hardware, a licensed, registered locksmith is worth the investment. They can evaluate your needs and give personalized advice so you can choose the best keying option for your home. They will have the tools and expertise to take your project from the idea stage through to an installed solution, giving you complete confidence in your new locks. The cost to hire a locksmith will vary depending on your location and the scope of the job, but it is important to choose a licensed lock professional you trust.

    Check with your local hardware store

    Many local hardware stores offer re-keying options to customers. We suggest calling ahead to see if your preferred hardware store provides this service and to learn how much it will cost. Schlage locks with a cylinder, whether a mechanical lock or smart lock, can be keyed alike or rekeyed according to your needs.

    Opt for keyless locks instead

    Eliminate the need for keys altogether by choosing a lock with a keypad or smart lock. This is especially convenient when you have multiple family members or service providers frequently coming and going. At Schlage, we have a variety of keyless locks to best fit your goals. Learn more about smart locks and discover all the benefits of going keyless.

    Regardless of what keying option you choose, Schlage offers exterior locks that are high-quality and stylish to protect what matters most. With BHMA grading of AAA for security, durability, and finish, Schlage exterior locks are designed and tested with strength in mind. Visit Schlage.com to browse our products and discover why Schlage is trusted in over 40 million homes.

     

    How to properly install door knobs and levers.

    September 27, 2022 by monica.reedy

    Tuesday, September 27, 2022

    How to install a door lever

    Here are all the steps you need to follow to properly install a door knob or lever in just a few minutes.

     

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    Updating your interior door knobs and levers is the perfect project to take on when every detail matters for your home. Coordinating a new style and finish with your lighting, plumbing and other décor is an easy way to give your home a finishing touch. And with the right durability and security, it also can help you protect what matters most. Fortunately, door hardware installation is one of the simplest DIY projects.

     

    Before we get to the step-by-step guide, be sure your door is properly drilled and aligned with this door prep checklist.

     

    Next, gather your door hardware installation tools. It’s simple – all you need is a tape measure and a screwdriver. Keep in mind that an electric drill is not recommended for installation as it can easily strip the screws and damage your hardware.

    Woman installing door handle.

    Door lock installation checklist

    Now you're ready to get started installing your door knobs or levers. The first step is to ensure you have all the parts. Here's a checklist to help. If there are any terms you don’t understand, check out these definitions for parts of a door lock.

    Parts of a door lock

     Outside housing: The "exterior" portion of your hardware with the spindle extending from the back
     

     Inside housing: The "interior" portion of your knob or lever. For privacy knobs and levers, you'll want to be sure the push-button lock is on the inside
     

     Latch: The spring-operated bolt with a beveled face to permit a latching action when the door closes
     

     Round drive-in faceplate: An optional faceplate that may replace the rectangular faceplate already attached to the latch if your door calls for it
     

     Strike plate: The metal plate that will be affixed to the door frame
     

     Short screws: Used to secure the latch and faceplate to the door
     

     Tapered long screws: Used to secure the inside housing to the outside housing
     

     Pin tool: Used only for installing lever door handles that are curved and may need to change handing

     

    Door Knob and Lever Installation instructions

    1You'll begin by preparing the latch.
    door knob latchbolt

    The latch comes with a pre-attached rectangular faceplate. If you’re using the rectangular faceplate, continue to Step 2 now.

     

    If you need to replace it with a round drive-in faceplate, follow steps a-c below. You'll need a flat head screwdriver, hammer and block of wood with this setup.

    a. Remove faceplate by gently prying it away from the rest of the latch component with a flat head screwdriver.

     

    b. Twist and remove remaining support plate.

     

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

     

    2Now we install the latch. If you're using the standard rectangular faceplate, slide the latch into place with the bevel facing the doorjamb and secure with the two short screws.
    How to install a door knob

    If you’re using the drive-in faceplate, slide the latch into the latch bore with the bevel facing the doorjamb. Gently tap it in to place, using a block of wood to protect the latch, until the faceplate is flush with the door edge.

     

    Installing round faceplate latch

    3Next, you'll install the strike plate on the doorjamb using the two short wood screws.
    Door strike plate

    4Begin installing the lever or knob by placing the outside housing first. Remember, this is the part with the spindle extending from the back. If you're installing a lever, you'll want to make sure the lever is pointing away from the door edge.
    Lever and door knob installation

    5Align the spindle with the slot in the latch and slide into place.
    Door lock installation

    6Now install the inside housing. If you're installing a lever, orient the lever just as you did with the outside housing, pointing away from the edge of the door. 

    7With the screw holes in a vertical position, align the square in the back of the door knob or lever with the square spindle. Slide the inside housing into place.
    Door knob installation

    8Secure with the two remaining screws.
    How to install a door lock

    To see all these steps in action as well as how to change the handing and test your lock, watch our installation video below. You can also try these interactive instructions for installing privacy and passage door hardware.

     

    Find more videos for installing a deadbolt, front door handleset or smart lock at the Schlage How-To Center.

     

    How to pair your Schlage smart lock with your new smart device.

    March 02, 2022 by emily.bailey

    Wednesday, March 2, 2022

    Schlage smart locks | Schlage

    So, you received a new smart home device? Here’s a list of resources to help you get connected with your Schlage smart lock quickly and easily.

     

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    We know a deadbolt might be a bit of a strange gift. But we also know it happens (and we thank you). More likely, perhaps, you got a new smart home hub like Samsung SmartThings, Wink, Apple HomePod® for the holidays. Maybe it’s a new voice control assistant like Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant that you want to sync with your Schlage smart lock. Could it be an Apple Watch®? Here’s a list of resources to help you get connected quickly and easily.

     

    Before you can sync your devices, make sure the lock is properly installed on your door and that you have the smartphone app that coincides with your hub and lock. You may need to create an account and complete some initial start-up steps via the app before pairing your devices. Find step-by-step interactive installation instructions for each of our smart locks online:

     

     

    Now let’s get connected.

    Schlage smart locks.

    Samsung SmartThings

    Why pair SmartThings with the Schlage Connect Smart Deadbolt?

     

    • Let in trusted friends and family or secure the deadbolt if you forgot by locking and unlocking your door from anywhere using the SmartThings app

    • Gain peace of mind by checking the status of your lock from your smartphone

    • Get app alerts when a user code is entered so you know who is coming and going from your home

    • More advanced features with the Schlage Connect lock with Z-Wave Plus

    To pair your Schlage Connect Smart Deadbolt with Samsung SmartThings, open the SmartThings app on your mobile device and tap on Home. Under Things, choose Add a Thing and follow the directions in the app. At the end of enrollment, a green light on your lock indicates success.

    Wink

    Why pair Wink with the Schlage Connect Smart Deadbolt - Z-Wave Plus?

     

    • Let in trusted friends and family or secure the deadbolt if you forgot by locking and unlocking your door from anywhere using the Wink app

    • Add and delete user codes at any time and from anywhere via the Wink app, like when you need to give access to a trusted friend while you’re stuck at work

    • Check the battery level via the Wink app

    • Create convenient shortcuts and more advanced features

    To sync your Schlage Connect Smart Deadbolt with Z-Wave Plus to your Wink hub, open the Wink app on your mobile device and follow the app’s instructions. When you have successfully connected your devices, you will see a flashing green check mark on the lock. The Wink app will also indicate that it has found the lock.

    Ring Video Doorbell

    Why pair Ring Video Doorbell with the Schlage Encode Smart WiFi Deadbolt?

     

    • See and speak to guests at your door and unlock the door for trusted friends and family with the Ring app

    • Check the status of your lock remotely and, if you forgot to secure the deadbolt before leaving home, lock it using the app on your phone

    • Set up your lock with the Key by Amazon App for additional access control to your Ring of Security, including cameras

    To sync your Schlage Encode Smart WiFi Deadbolt to your Ring Video Doorbell, download the Schlage Home, Ring and Key by Amazon apps to your smart phone and create accounts if needed. Follow the setup instructions in the Schlage Home app. Next, you’ll add the lock in the Ring App. From the dropdown menu, select Devices and tap on the + icon. You’ll then choose Locks and Connect via Key by Amazon and follow the remaining in-app instructions to complete setup.

    iPhone and Apple Watch

    The Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt and Schlage Encode Plus Smart WiFi Deadbolt are both HomeKit™-enabled locks and compatible with a variety of Apple® devices through the Apple Home app. Why pair one of your Apple devices with the Schlage Sense lock or Schlage Encode Plus lock?

     

    • Lock/unlock your deadbolt from your iPhone or Apple Watch screen in the Apple Home app

    • Use Siri voice control to operate and check the status of your lock when near the lock

    • For the Schlage Encode Plus deadbolt, create and manage always-on access codes in the Apple Home app

    The Schlage Encode Plus Smart WiFi Deadbolt also supports Apple home keys for iPhone and Apple Watch. Why pair home keys with the Schlage Encode Plus lock?

     

    • Simply tap to lock and unlock the door using Apple home keys, stored in your Apple Wallet, on your iPhone or Apple Watch for easy and secure access to your home

    • Express mode for home keys offers the ability to use your iPhone or Apple Watch as your key without the need for authentication for quick unlock access

    There are a few ways to set up your devices to control your Schlage Encode Plus Smart WiFi Deadbolt with Apple home keys via your Apple Watch or iPhone.

    Setting up the Schlage Encode Plus deadbolt in Apple Home app

    If your Schlage Encode Plus deadbolt is already set up with the Schlage Home app, you’ll next need to pair it with HomeKit. From the Schlage Home app, select Works With from the dropdown menu and add HomeKit. Follow the instructions in the app. When it asks you to Add Accessory, you can tap your phone to the interior side of the lock on the HomeKit label or manually type in the HomeKit setup code found on the inside of the lock’s interior. Once the lock has been found and paired with HomeKit, select Yes when it asks if you want to use home keys. It will then ask if you want to use Express Mode. This mode allows you to unlock doors by holding your iOS device near the lock without first authenticating your iPhone or Watch with face or touch ID. You can choose to enable or disable Express Mode. Complete the setup process by following the final steps in the Schlage Home app.

     

    If you choose to control your Schlage Encode Plus deadbolt using the Apple Home app only, open the Apple Home app on your phone and choose Add Accessory. Locate the HomeKit setup label on the inside of the interior portion of the lock and tap your phone to that label. Alternatively, you can manually enter the HomeKit setup code shown on the label. When prompted, select Add to Home. Put the lock into pairing mode by pressing the black button on the inside of the lock’s interior. When the blue light flashes slowly, tap your phone to the lock to pair or choose to enter the HomeKit setup code manually. From here, you can follow the steps provided in the app.

    Setting up the Schlage Sense deadbolt in Apple Home app

    Open the Apple Home app on your iPhone and choose Add Accessory. Locate the HomeKit setup label on the inside of the interior portion of the lock or Quick Start Guide and scan the HomeKit QR code. Alternatively, you can manually enter the HomeKit setup code shown on the label. When prompted, select Add to Home.

     

    If setting up from the Schlage Home app after using the guided interactive instructions, choose “Continue with HomeKit.” Once you’ve chosen the “Continue with HomeKit” option, follow the instructions provided in the Schlage Home app.

    Apple TV®, iPad® or HomePod

    The Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt and Schlage Encode Plus Smart Deadbolt are also compatible with a variety of Apple devices, including Apple TV, iPad and HomePod via HomeKit, which allow a more options for access control and home automation. Why pair one of these Apple home hub devices with the Schlage Sense lock or Schlage Encode Plus lock in your Apple Home app?

     

    • Lock/unlock and check status of your lock remotely, which can give greater convenience and security

    • Allow your lock to work in tandem with other Apple HomeKit™-enabled devices in your home through the Apple Home app

    • For the Schlage Encode Plus deadbolt, remotely create and manage always-on access codes in the Apple Home app

    • Create automations that allow your lock to work with other Apple HomeKit-enabled devices in your home

    • Use Siri® to lock and unlock your door for hands-free convenience remotely

    • Receive notifications from the Apple Home app when the lock is used so you know who is coming and going from your home

    Here is a guide to setting up remote connectivity with Apple HomeKit using a compatible Apple TV, iPad or HomePod.

    Voice Assistants

    Don’t forget that you can use voice assistants with your smart deadbolts, too. In most cases, you’ll need to use one of the smart hubs above to take advantage of the compatibility between your lock and Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant or Siri.

    Amazon Alexa

    Because of its built-in WiFi, you don’t need a smart hub to connect your Schlage Encode Smart WiFi Deadbolt or Schlage Encode Plus Smart WiFi Deadbolt with an Alexa-enabled device. To start using your Schlage Encode locks with Alexa, access the Alexa app on your smartphone, choose the Schlage Home skill and follow the instructions in the app.

     

    If you have the Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt, all you need is the Schlage Sense WiFi Adapter to use Alexa. Find instructions here.

     

    If you have the Schlage Connect Smart Deadbolt with Zigbee technology, you’ll need Key by Amazon, Echo Plus or Samsung SmartThings. Use the links below for instructions on how to connect your Schlage Connect deadbolt with Zigbee to Alexa.

     

    Samsung SmartThings and Wink are also compatible with the Schlage Connect Deadbolt with Z-Wave Plus technology. Use the links below for instructions on how to connect your Schlage Connect deadbolt with Z-Wave Plus to Alexa.

     

    Google Assistant

    To pair Google Assistant with your Schlage Encode Smart WiFi Deadbolt or Schlage Encode Plus Smart WiFi Deadbolt, follow these instructions.

     

    If you’re a Google Assistant user and have the Schlage Sense deadbolt, make sure you have the Schlage Sense WiFi Adapter to take advantage of voice control capabilities. Find instructions here.

    Siri

    To use Siri to control your Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt or Schlage Encode Plus Smart WiFi Deadbolt, follow these instructions. You can also learn which Apple devices support “Hey Siri” here.

    If you’re still considering which lock is right for you, try our Get Help Deciding Tool. You can also learn more about all of Schlage’s smart locks and find additional partners like Leviton that help you get the most from your deadbolt every day at Schlage.com.

     

    How to install a deadbolt lock

    February 17, 2022 by emily.bailey

    Thursday, February 17, 2022

    How to Install a Deadbolt Lock | Schlage

    We're going to show you how easy it is to install a new deadbolt lock.

     

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    Updating your front door can be as simple as adding a fresh coat of paint and new hardware. Both DIY door projects are easier than you think and can be tackled in less than a weekend. To help you achieve your new look – and improve the security on your home – we're going to show you how easy it is to install a new deadbolt lock.

    Door preparation

    Before we get started, be sure your door is properly drilled and aligned with this door prep checklist. This will help to ensure installation goes smoothly and the deadbolt is as secure as possible.

     

    Next, collect the tools you need to install your door hardware. All you need is a tape measure and a #2 Phillips Head screwdriver. Keep in mind that an electric drill is not recommended for installation as it can easily strip the screws and damage your lock.

    Deadbolt parts checklist

    Once you've gathered your tools, you're ready to get started installing your deadbolt lock. The first step is to ensure you have all parts. Here's a checklist to help.

    Deadbolt lock - Installation - Parts checklist - Schlage
     
    Outside housing: The portion of your deadbolt that goes on the outside of your door where you insert the key
     Inside thumbturn: The portion of your deadbolt that goes on the side of your door inside the house and that allows you to lock and unlock from the inside
     Bolt: The interior locking mechanism. It comes with a rectangular faceplate pre-attached
     Round drive-in faceplate: An optional faceplate that may replace the rectangular faceplate already attached to the bolt if your door calls for it
     Strike plate: The metal plate that you affix to the door frame, used to increase security by holding the bolt in place
     Reinforcement plate: This optional piece works to strengthen the door frame, adding security to your door
     Short screws: Used to secure the bolt and faceplate to the door. There should be four of them.
     Tapered long screws: Used to secure the interior thumbturn to the outside housing. There should be two of them.
      Wood screws: Used to secure the reinforcement plate on the door frame. There should be two of them.

     Keys

     

    If there are any other terms you don’t understand, check out these definitions for parts of a door lock.

    Deadbolt installation instructions

    1 You'll begin installing your deadbolt lock by placing the bolt.
    How to Install a Deadbolt Lock | Schlage
     

    The latch comes with a pre-attached rectangular faceplate. If you’re using the rectangular faceplate, continue to Step 2 now.

     

    If you need to replace it with the round drive-in faceplate, follow steps a-c below. You'll need a flat head screwdriver, hammer and block of wood with this setup.

    a. Remove faceplate by gently prying it away from the rest of the bolt with a flat head screwdriver.

     

    b. Twist and remove remaining support plate.

     

    c. Install round drive-in faceplate simply by snapping it into place.

     

    2If your door has a backset of 2 3/8", you will not need to make any further adjustments. If your backset measures 2 3/4", the bolt is easily adjusted by simply twisting the faceplate. You'll see and hear the bolt snap in to place.
    How to Install a Deadbolt Lock | Schlage
     
    3If you're using the rectangular faceplate, slide the bolt into place with the word "top" facing up and secure with the two short screws.

     

    How to Install a Deadbolt Lock | Schlage
     
    For the drive-in faceplate, slide it into place with the word “top” facing up and gently tap it using a block of wood and hammer until it is flush with the door’s edge.
    How to Install a Deadbolt Lock | Schlage
     
    4Some Schlage deadbolts are equipped with Snap and Stay technology that allows the outside housing to stay in place while your hands remain free to attach the inside thumbturn. If your crossbore measures 2-1/8", you're ready to move to Step 5 now. However, if it measures 1-1/2", remove the Snap and Stay bracket using the steps below.

    a. Remove the attachment screw located on the interior side of the outside housing.

     

    b. Rotate and remove the bracket.

    5Orient the outside housing so that the Schlage logo is facing up. Align and insert the tail piece with the bolt. If you're using the Snap and Stay bracket, simply snap the outside housing into the hole.
    How to Install a Deadbolt Lock | Schlage
     
    6Next, orient the slot on the inside thumbturn with the tail piece and secure it to the door using the two self-guiding long screws. The tapered tip of the screws allows them to easily line up and thread.
    How to Install a Deadbolt Lock | Schlage
     
    7As noted above, this step for installing the reinforcement plate is optional. If you choose to, install the reinforcement plate on the door frame, making sure it is oriented correctly as indicated on the plate. Secure it in place with the two wood screws. In some cases, some additional work might need to be done to the door jamb to allow the strike plate to be secured on top.
    How to Install a Deadbolt Lock | Schlage
     
    8Finally, use the remaining two short screws to secure the strike plate over the reinforcement plate or directly to the door frame if you aren’t using the reinforcement plate.
    How to Install a Deadbolt Lock | Schlage
     

    Testing the lock

    Now that the installation is complete, it's important to test the lock to make sure everything is in proper, working order.
    1With the door open, turn the thumbturn to extend and retract the bolt.
    How to Install a Deadbolt Lock | Schlage
    2Repeat Step 1 on the exterior side with the key. Remember to leave the door open while you test the lock.
    How to Install a Deadbolt Lock | Schlage
     
    3Now close the door and use the thumbturn to operate the bolt. It should extend and retract smoothly. If the deadbolt drags or hits the strikeplate while testing with the door closed, you'll need to adjust the strike or doorjamb for better alignment.
    How to Install a Deadbolt Lock | Schlage
     
    To see a demonstration of each of these steps, watch our installation video below.

     

    Visit the Schlage How-To Center for more videos showing how to install door hardware, including interior knobs and levers, front door handlesets and smart locks.

     

    6 signs you should replace your door locks.

    February 04, 2022 by emily.bailey

    Friday, February 4, 2022

    Replace door locks

    When a door knob comes off in your hand, you know what to do. But did you know that’s not the only time you might need new locks?

     

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    If a window is broken, you know you need a replacement. If your car tire is flat, it’s obvious that you need a new one. When a door knob comes off in your hand, you know what to do. But did you know that’s not the only time you might need new locks? Here are six signs you need to upgrade your door locks that you shouldn’t ignore.
    Man installing Schlage smart door lock on garage door.

    1. It doesn’t latch or lock right

    Obviously, if your door hardware is broken – your toddler pulled the lever off the door, you can’t get the key in or out of the deadbolt – it’s time to replace it. But other times we fool ourselves into thinking it’s good enough as it is. Maybe the deadbolt sticks a little bit. Or maybe it latches, but only when we tug on it and hold it closed while we turn the key.

     

    In some of these cases, the issue might be with the door or frame. Rather than investing in new hardware, try making a few adjustments for when your lock doesn’t fit your door. In other cases, upgrading to a higher quality door knob or lever is the answer. The bolt could be sticking because it’s made of sub-par materials and no amount of lubricant or adjusting its position will fix it. Again, choose hardware that’s been tested to avoid these pitfalls. Look for the BHMA rating. One that’s graded A and certified highest in Durability is a sign you can trust that hardware to last.

    2. You’ve had a life-changing event

    Your home should adapt with your lifestyle, not necessarily the other way around. Consider how you use rooms differently as you transition from being a childless couple to having a newborn, from raising a toddler, then a teen and finally returning to being empty nesters. A room could need different door hardware in each of those life stages. You might have wanted to be able to lock the door to your home office, but now that it’s a child’s room? Maybe not. When choosing door locks for toddlers, some families find it’s best to switch to a passage function so their little one doesn’t lock themselves in a room during a fit of the Terrible Twos.

     

    Learn more about the difference between passage and privacy functions and what door hardware is best for each room in your house.

     

    If you’ve had a change in marital status, new hardware might be in order. New members of the household will need keys when you blend families . This could be a good time to switch to electronic locks, especially if you’re concerned about kids losing a spare key. With their own access codes, they can come and go securely, while still feeling welcome in their new home. And while it’s not fun to think about, if someone has moved out, it might put your mind at ease to change the locks then, too.

    3. You need security you can trust

    Locks for your front door, and even your back door and side entrance if we’re honest, should protect what matters most. To help keep your home and family secure, make sure exterior deadbolts check the following boxes:

     

    • High quality: Door hardware that helps protect your home should be made with premium materials, not cheap plastic. Look for attention to detail in the design that helps protect against attacks such as impact from hammers, sawing, picking and bumping. High-quality craftsmanship and better security often go hand-in-hand.

    • Durability: Whether it’s an interior lever or exterior deadbolt, you use your door hardware every day, multiple times each day. It should stand up to the test of time, working and looking as good on Year 10 as it did on Day 1. We know life can be hard on your home and that’s why we test our locks against everything from toddlers hanging on door levers to Mother Nature’s impact on handlesets.

    • Lifetime warranty: One way to check a lock company’s commitment to durability is to pay attention to the warranty. Schlage’s limited lifetime mechanical and finish warranty is one way we show our commitment to providing durable, high-quality hardware. We also offer a limited three-year electronics warranty.

    4. You want to go smart

    Smart locks are a great way to add security as well as convenience. Maybe you just love to be on the cutting edge of innovation. With Schlage smart locks, you get the security and craftsmanship you expect from all of our deadbolts, plus integrations with your other favorite smart home devices. The Schlage Encode™ Smart WiFi Deadbolt, for example, works with Ring Video Doorbell so you can see who’s at your door and unlock it as needed, all from a single app. If you’re an Apple HomeKit® user, you might want the Schlage Sense® Smart Deadbolt. Or if you’re partial to Samsung SmartThings, try the Schlage Connect® Smart Deadbolt. You can see the full list of integration partners at Schlage.com.

     

    Regardless of the smart lock you choose, when it’s connected to your home network, you get remote access from anywhere. That’s peace of mind in the palm of your hand.

    5. It doesn’t match your style

    Many people are surprised to learn how big an impact door hardware can have on a room’s overall style. They don’t really notice a knob or lever until they’ve redone a room and the hardware sticks out like a sore thumb. Whether you’re renovating your entire home or simply giving a face lift to a single room, consider upgrading your hardware to match your new design. Schlage offers a wide variety of styles and finishes to fit nearly any home.

     

    Updating your door hardware’s style is also a great way to make a big change even when you have a smaller budget. To see what we mean, check out our popular blog on how to update hollow core doors to make the look more expensive.

    6. You’ve moved

    One of the first things you do when move into a new house is change the locks on your doors. You never know who might still have a key from the previous owners. Since you’re going to replace your locks anyway, be sure to choose ones that are right for your home and family. Do you want a mechanical deadbolt or electronic deadbolt? How much should you spend on a lock? While everyone’s budget is different, consider the value of a quality lock that will protect your home. Even a more expensive deadbolt costs less money than replacing belongings after a break-in. And if you don’t have to repair or replace a sub-standard lock that breaks every few years, you’ll save money in the long run.

    Once you’re ready to upgrade, make sure you choose what’s right for you. Get started with this shopper’s guide to door hardware and try our interactive Product Selector at Schlage.com.

     

    Tap to unlock Schlage’s latest smart lock with Apple home keys.

    January 04, 2022 by emily.bailey

    Tuesday, January 4, 2022

    Apple Home Keys lock

    The new Schlage Encode Plus™ Smart WiFi Deadbolt is compatible with Apple® home keys, giving you more ways to protect what matters most plus greater convenience through hands-free, remote technology.

     

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    Thanks to the latest innovations in technology, a lock is more than just a lock, a phone is more than just a phone and a watch is more than just watch. The new Schlage Encode Plus™ Smart WiFi Deadbolt is compatible with Apple® home keys, giving you more ways to protect what matters most plus greater convenience through hands-free, remote technology.
    Jogger using apple watch home keys to unlock front door.

    Secure access with Schlage door locks + home keys

    You’re standing at the door with your hands full and can’t reach your keys. Next thing you know, the bottom of the grocery bag is wet from a puddle, you’ve dropped the files you brought home from work and your kiddo is dancing from foot to foot because they need to get inside now.

     

    Or maybe you’re standing in your entryway, running shoes on, Fido is leashed and the sun is shining just waiting for you to both get out and stretch your legs. But you don’t have pockets and even if you did, you don’t want keys or your phone weighing you down, tugging on your shorts the entire way.

     

    Even if you haven’t found yourself in these exact positions, we’re willing to bet you can still relate. Instead of an armload of groceries, it’s the baby in a carrier and a diaper bag. Instead of running with the dog, it’s hitting the bike trail. Whatever the specifics of the situation, the solution is always the Schlage Encode Plus Smart WiFi Deadbolt.

     

    When you pair Schlage’s latest smart lock with Apple home keys, you don’t have to drop everything at the door or fuss with physical keys. Instead, use the digital key, stored in your Apple Wallet®, to lock and unlock your door with your Apple Watch® or iPhone®. Apple Watch Series 4 or later with watchOS or later or iPhone XS or later with iOS 15 and above is required.

    Apple Home Keys unlocked Schlage Encode Plus lock

    Choose Schlage, Apple or both – at the same time

    With the Schlage Encode Plus Smart WiFi Deadbolt, you don’t have to choose between pairing your device with the Schlage® Home app or Apple HomeKit®. You can use both – at the same time. For those without an Apple home hub, there are still plenty of ways to control access to your home conveniently and securely.

     

    • With Apple Wallet, you can use home keys to lock and unlock your door, even without an Apple home hub. As long as you’re close enough to the door to tap to unlock, you can use your compatible Apple Watch or iPhone to enter. It’s the same as if you were paying for groceries with the Wallet app or showing your boarding pass at the airport. They’re all simple, convenient and secure.

    • Add and delete up to 100 unique access codes using the Schlage Home app on any smart phone or the Apple Home app on your iPhone or Apple Watch. Please note that if you choose to use your Apple device, you will need to be near the lock to activate a new code unless you’re synced with a compatible Apple home hub. More on remote access with Apple Home in a minute.

    • If you want to schedule codes – have them active on a recurring or temporary basis – you’ll want to use the Schlage Home app. This way, you can set the codes to be active only on Wednesdays from 2-5 p.m. or on June 10-15, for example. Codes created via the Apple Home app will remain “always on,” activated all day, every day.

    • If you like using Alexa or Google Assistant at home, you can still do that, even if you’ve paired the Schlage Encode Plus lock with an Apple device, too. The deadbolt’s built-in WiFi means you can connect directly to those two voice assistants to check the status of the lock or to lock the door with a simple voice command. Want to use Siri® too – or instead? Keep reading.

    Do more together

    If you like to go all in with your Apple device – you have the Apple Watch, HomeKit, an Apple TV, iPad and the list goes on – then you’ll love these extras when you pair your Schlage Encode Plus WiFi Deadbolt with a compatible Apple home hub and the Apple Home and Schlage Home apps. You’ll get all the functionality we’ve already mentioned, plus these.

    Works with

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    Smart device
    control


    iOS and Android smartphones

    Manage and control from app screen


    iPhone and Apple Watches

    Manage and control from app screen or use home keys

    Access
    codes


    100 codes

    Always on | Reoccurring | Temporary


    100 codes

    Always on

     

    Voice
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    Works with Hey Siri

    Remote
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    Remote access out of the box

    when connected to your home WiFi network, no hub required

    Add a HomePod, Apple TV, or iPad

    as a home hub to make your lock part of automations or control it remotely with the Apple Home app

     

    • The smart home automation you have set up through Apple HomeKit can also include the Schlage Encode Plus lock. Maybe it’s a vacation mode or a Good Night scene that prompts the door to lock. It could be something unique to you and your lifestyle that adds the convenience and peace of mind you expect when you trust your home to Schlage in addition to the easy automation of Apple.

    • By pairing your devices to an Apple home hub, you gain remote access control of your lock using your Apple Home app. Without the hub, you can still lock and unlock the door at short range - of the lock. With the hub, though, you can lock/unlock the door, and create codes from anywhere. (Remote access with the Schlage Home app is still available without an additional hub.)

    • Share an access code with trusted family or friends remotely through the Schlage Home or Apple Home app. If creating and sharing through the Apple Home app, you’ll need to be connected to be near the lock or have it connected to an Apple home hub. Once they receive the code, your guests can use it at the lock’s touchscreen to come and go.

    • Ask Siri to check the status of your lock or to lock the door when the deadbolt is paired with the Apple home hub. You can also still use Alexa or Google Assistant at the same time with the Schlage Home app.

    • Enjoy seamless control of access to your home, even if you have a mixed-device household. Because there’s no need to choose between the Schlage mobile experience or Apple HomeKit, the iPhone afficionado in your family gets all their favorite functionality and Apple automations while the person who prefers Android can do the same.

     

    You can’t really go wrong whether you rely on the Schlage Encode Plus lock’s built-in WiFi for connectivity or pair it with your favorite Apple technology. But when you opt for both simultaneously, you’ll see how you can do more with them together.

    Which Apple devices are compatible with the Schlage Encode Plus Smart WiFi Deadbolt?

    To take advantage of capabilities such as remote access or home automation via HomeKit, you need to pair your Schlage Encode Plus Smart WiFi Deadbolt with a compatible Apple home hub such as an Apple TV®, iPad®, Apple HomePod® or Apple HomePod mini®. To control your HomeKit-enabled accessory, the latest version of iOS or iPadOS is recommended.

     

    At the launch of the new Schlage Encode Plus Smart WiFi Deadbolt, to use home keys, the following devices are required:
     

    • iPhone XS or later with iOS 15 or later, or
    • Apple Watch Series 4 or later with watchOS 8 or later

     

    Visit support.apple.com for updated compatibility requirements.

    What else can I do with home keys?

    • Wallet app: Store and access your home keys with peace of mind. Home keys live in your Apple Wallet app, along with your credit cards, car keys and other passes. We are committed to safeguarding your digital access through home keys with the same trusted protection of the personal and financial information you already store in Wallet.

    • Power Reserve: Worried about getting in if your phone battery dies? With Apple’s Power Reserve, even if the iPhone needs to be charged, you may still be able to tap to unlock for up to five hours after their iPhone battery runs out.

    • Multiple locks, one home key: If you have more than one Schlage Encode Plus lock on your home, or maybe one on your own home and another on your rental property, you can control them all with the same home key. That’s the ultimate convenience in the palm or your hand or back of your wrist.

    • Multiple home keys, one lock: You can have multiple home keys set up for same lock, perfect for letting everyone in the family come and go with ease and security.

     

    To learn more about the Schlage Encode Plus Smart WiFi Deadbolt and to join our mailing list for updates on product availability, visit schlage.com/encodeplus.

     

    Top 10 Schlage blogs of 2021.

    December 29, 2021 by emily.bailey

    Wednesday, December 29, 2021

    Ringing in 2022

    As we head into the new year, we thought we’d recap some of our favorite tips, tricks, hacks and inspiration from 2021.

     

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    2021 changes to 2022 on an alarm clock on a yellow background with festive glitter on New Year's Eve and Christmas.
    It’s almost time to turn another calendar page, which always makes us a little nostalgic. As we head into the new year, we thought we’d recap some of our favorite tips, tricks, hacks and inspiration from 2021.
    home robot

    This is one a lot of you checked out throughout the year, and it’s no wonder. We love the idea of anything that makes life easier and our kids smarter. If you missed this one, head over now and see if the Grillbot, which scrubs and scrapes your BBQ station for you, or Wigl, which teaches kids programming through music, are on your 2022 wish list.

     

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    Hollow core door makeover

    This is one a lot of you checked out throughout the year, and it’s no wonder. We love the idea of anything that makes life easier and our kids smarter. If you missed this one, head over now and see if the Grillbot, which scrubs and scrapes your BBQ station for you, or Wigl, which teaches kids programming through music, are on your 2022 wish list.

     

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    Porch remodels

    When we shared this blog on Facebook, you all had some amazing things to say. Even Mike Holmes chimed in. Plus, who doesn’t love a rags-to-riches story? These front porch makeovers show just how much impact some curb appeal TLC can have.

     

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    Pregnant woman painting rainbow textile

    It’s a beautiful and exciting time of life, but when you’re expecting, it can also be overwhelming. You have so many questions! We tried to answer a few of those queries about what you should and shouldn’t do so Mom and Baby stay healthy during home improvement projects. This one was also part of our eight-part Bringing Home Baby series, so be sure to check out the other blogs on nesting in the nursery, organization with kiddos and more.

     

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    children and father playing with cardboard box.

    Staying safe and keeping your home secure is everyone’s responsibility. It’s never too early to start teaching kids how to protect themselves. This blog, which was part of our Crime Prevention Month series, offers some effective tips for doing just that. If you have little ones in your life, you won’t want to miss this list of security lessons ranging from knowing what to do when a stranger comes to the door to teaching your teens about dating violence.

     

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    Woman in virtual meeting while working from home.

    Cybersecurity is nothing to take lightly. We buy gifts and bank online, order meal delivery via an app, stream music through smart speakers and pay for groceries with our watch. And then we started working from home and we weren’t just protecting our own digital identities but our employers’ information as well. This article offers advice to help make sure your connected transactions, from bill pay to video chats to storing confidential files, are secure.

     

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    digital organization

    Raise your hand if you’ve ever made the New Year’s resolution to be more organized. Yup, us too. As part of our January series on cleaning and organization, we shared our favorite tips for beating electronic clutter. Although it’s less obvious than a messy closet shelf, a disorganized computer or phone can have a major impact on your sanity and the security of your personal information.

     

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    woman painting wall with green paint

    Sustainability isn’t just a buzz word. And for many homeowners, not being environmentally friendly isn’t an option anymore. Still, the best ways to make your home more sustainable aren’t always obvious. That’s why we made this guide to eco-friendly renovations. In this article, we cover everything from choosing “clean” materials for inside the home to beneficial landscaping ideas for outside.

     

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    Houseplants

    In 2019, we decorated with houseplants because they were beautiful. In 2020, they became a hobby because what else was there to do? In 2021, we stuck with houseplants for their style and as a hobby. If you’re among the group that’s still struggling to keep their indoor plants healthy though, start with this blog, which covers how much lighting, water and humidity your houseplants need to thrive. We also give some ideas for plant varieties that will make turning your brown thumb green easier. If you’re looking for more – how to choose the right container, how to keep your pets and plants safe at the same time – you’ll find it in the rest of our series on all things houseplants.

     

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    Lever and door handing

    Door hardware can be surprisingly complex sometimes. Case in point: lever and door handing. We wrote this piece to help you buy the right thing when upgrading the levers in your home – and not have to install them upside-down or return them to the store. Get the complete explanation here and if you still have questions, send us a message on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

     

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    Honorable mention

    How to clean porch décor: When was the last time you washed that doormat?

     

    Advice for buying your first home: Because buyer’s remorse hits a lot harder on a house you spent thousands on versus a $50 sweater.

     

    Time travel: Vacation safety tips from 1953 that still work: A lot has changed in almost 70 years … but not as much as you might think.

     

    How to set up a home bar for your best holiday hosting: A Joybird study found that a fully stocked bar is the top-ranked must-have for hosting a party, so are your ready?

     

    This is just the tiniest of fractions of what we offered in 2021, hoping to provide you with the ideas and know-how for turning your home into a haven. Find the rest, from DIY projects to technology and security updates, at Schlage.com/blog.

     

    Your guide to choosing stylish and secure front door handles.

    December 13, 2021 by reference-adjustment-service

    Monday, December 13, 2021

    Schlage front door handle with smart lock.

    This guide can help you pick the perfect Schlage front door handle. Understand the different Schlage handleset functions, security features and style options.

     

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    It’s the first thing a guest sees when they come to your home – your front door. Make the right kind of first impression when you upgrade your curb appeal with a Schlage entry door handleset. This guide can help you pick the perfect Schlage handleset to meet your security and style needs and turn your home into a haven.

     

    We know you want to get right to picking the fun part – that stylish handle for your front door. But let’s start with how you’re going to secure your home. Just as there are four common functions for interior door hardware, there are four main types of entry door handlesets.

    Guide to choosing a Schlage front door handle.

    Handle + Mechanical Deadbolt

    When you pair your front door handle with a mechanical deadbolt, you can choose between a single-cylinder or a double-cylinder deadbolt. How do you know what’s right for you? Here are the highlights:

     

    • A single-cylinder deadbolt requires a key to lock or unlock your door from the outside only. You’ll use a thumbturn on the interior.

    • A double-cylinder deadbolt requires a key on both sides. Check your local building requirements if you’re interested in a double cylinder. While they are more secure, they can make it more difficult to exit the house quickly in an emergency, so some areas restrict these.

    • Both single- and double-cylinder Schlage deadbolts have a BHMA rating of AAA, meaning they’re graded Best in residential Security, Durability and Finish.

    • We also offer the Schlage Custom™ Single Cylinder Handleset. Choose between a two-piece decorative trim or a 3/4 trim, which includes the lock on the same piece as the grip. A Schlage Custom handleset also makes it even easier to match the style to your interior door hardware, giving you a cohesive look from the front door to back porch and everywhere in between.
       

    Schlage Custom Camelot two piece handleset.

    Two-piece decorative trim handleset.

    Schlage Custom Camelot 3/4 trim handleset

    3/4 trim handleset

    Front Entry Handle Only

    Maybe you already have a deadbolt that works great. Or maybe you want the flexibility to create your own unique look for your entry lockset. Then you might choose just a front entry handle.

     

    • This piece does not include a deadbolt. You will want to purchase one separately depending on your family’s needs and style preferences. If you like this option, remember that you can choose between a mechanical deadbolt or a smart lock. Pairing a front entry handle with one of Schlage’s electronic deadbolts is increasingly popular as people look to combine superior style with convenient access and security. More on this option below.

    • Make a statement that’s all your own by choosing from an assortment of interior door knob and lever styles. Schlage Custom Door Hardware gives you the flexibility and options to create the perfect look to go along with your new handleset.

    Schlage Custom Camelot front entry handle.

    Front entry handle.

    Front Entry Handle + Electronic or Smart Lock

    You love the look of a handleset and you want keyless convenience? We have the style and security solution for you. You can pair your front door handles with any Schlage electronic or smart deadbolt. Ready for the highlights?

     

    • For remote access from anywhere, add a front entry handle to any of our smart locks – the Schlage Encode™ Smart WiFi Deadbolt, the Schlage Connect® Smart Deadbolt with either Z-Wave Plus or Zigbee technology, or the Schlage Sense® Smart Deadbolt. The Schlage Encode, Schlage Connect with Z-Wave Plus and Schlage Sense smart deadbolts all have top AAA ratings from BHMA.

    • Add a handle to either of our electronic locks – the Schlage Touch® Keyless Touchscreen Deadbolt or keypad deadbolt – which feature a AAA Best rating in residential Security, Durability and Finish from the BHMA.

    • Installation is simple, even with the technology. Because all our electronic and smart locks are battery operated, there’s no hardwiring necessary and no need to call an electrician or handyman.

    • Schlage is proud of our ability to combine innovative technology with superior aesthetics. Like all our door hardware, smart locks come in a variety of styles and finishes so you’ll be sure your front door continues to make a beautiful statement without sacrificing security.

     

    If you aren’t sure which smart lock is right for your home and lifestyle, try our Get Help Deciding Tool. This interactive quiz will help you find the right match.
     

    Schlage Connect with Camelot from entry handle.

    Front entry handle + smart lock.

    Inactive Handleset

    Just like inactive interior knobs and levers, inactive handlesets are used as decorative door pulls. You see these most often when you have a double entry door with one locking door and the other primarily for show. When you shop for inactive handlesets, don’t be fooled. It often looks like a deadbolt is included, but that piece is just for aesthetics and is not actually a working lock. For full locking capabilities, you’ll choose one of the options above for the active door.

     

    Because the main appeal of an inactive handleset is its style, it should come as no surprise that we offer Schlage Custom inactive handlesets. These come in extended 3/4 trim from grip to deadbolt to create a high-style look, and you can pair your style and finish with Schlage Custom interior hardware to coordinate your home’s hardware inside and out.

    Schlage Custom Camelot Inactive Handleset.

    Inactive handleset.

    Making home feel like a sanctuary with Schlage

    Now that you know which kind of exterior door hardware you need, you’re ready to choose the style that best fits your home. Schlage offers a variety of styles and finishes, from angular lines to flowing silhouettes and classic to contemporary. They’re all designed to ensure that your front door is the perfect introduction to your home. Use this guide to handleset styles to create a perfect match.

     

    Once you’ve brought everything home, installation is easy. All you need is a screwdriver and a few minutes of effort. Check out our installation guide and How-To Center to make adding Schlage door hardware to your home as simple as ever.

     

    Install door hardware with ease with this door prep checklist.

    August 19, 2021 by emily.bailey

    Thursday, August 19, 2021

    Install Door Hardware With Ease With This Door Prep Checklist

    Before installing new door hardware, be sure to verify your door's holes are properly drilled and alignment is correct with this door prep checklist.

     

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    Installing new door hardware is an easy project that any homeowner can take on. Whether you're a seasoned remodeler or a rookie DIYer, you can update the hardware in your entire home in no time. It just takes a little preparation. Follow this door prep checklist to make sure your hardware project goes quickly and smoothly.
    Install Door Hardware With Ease With This Door Prep Checklist
     
    Before you start installing your new hardware, you'll need to verify the holes on your door are properly drilled. If any of the measurements on this checklist don’t match your interior and exterior doors, you’ll need to adjust the door or frame to ensure that your hardware fits.

     Crossbore

     

    - The hole’s diameter must measure 2-1/8”. Try this hack for enlarging crossbore holes from This Old House.

     

     

     Backset

     

    - The distance from the edge of the door to the center line of the crossbore should measure 2-3/8” or 2-3/4”.

     

     Latch bore

     

    - The hole on the edge of the door, where the deadbolt or latch enters, should measure 1” in diameter.

     

     Thickness

     

    - The door should be between 1-3/8” and 1-3/4” thick.

     

     Doorjamb

     

    - The latch bore hole in the doorjamb should measure at least 7/8" in diameter and a minimum of a 1/2" deep. A 7/8” spade bit can be used to drill a larger hole, if necessary.

     
    When installing door hardware on exterior doors, also check the door's current alignment by answering these questions:
      Can I lock my door without lifting, pulling or pushing the door?
      Does my door alignment stay the same with the changing seasons?
      When the door is closed, is there space for the deadbolt to extend 1" into the frame when locked?
    If you answered “no” to any of the questions above, try these tips for fixing door alignment.

    Unfortunately, if some measurements such as the backset and door thickness do not match up, you may require the assistance of a carpenter or need to purchase a replacement door.

     

    Proper preparation goes a long way toward making sure any DIY project goes off without a hitch. Installing door hardware is no different. Making sure your door is strong, free of cracks or warping, and otherwise undamaged is also an important step in helping to keep your home safe. For more door prep and installation tutorials, FAQs and tips, visit the Schlage How-To Center.

     

     

    How to access your Schlage Sense® Smart Deadbolt from anywhere.

    August 06, 2021 by emily.bailey

    Friday, August 6, 2021

    How to access your Schlage Sense™ Smart Deadbolt from anywhere

    If you’re looking for the convenience and peace of mind that comes with being able to access your lock from anywhere, there are multiple options available for doing this.

     

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    Have you ever left the house in a hurry, and later wondered whether you accidentally left the door unlocked behind you? With so many things to juggle in life, it’s happened to us all.

     

    That got us thinking – what if you never had to wonder whether your door was unlocked again? What if you could lock it from wherever you are? And wouldn’t you like to receive smartphone notifications whenever the lock is used so you can keep track of who’s going in and out and when?

    Schlage Sense - Smart Lock - Anywhere Access

    So we designed the Schlage Sense® Smart Deadbolt so that users could have this functionality – if they want it. Smart lock beginners who want to benefit from the lock’s basic features can do that out of the box with just a smartphone, no need for a home automation system or other smart accessories.

     

    However, if you’re looking for the convenience and peace of mind that comes with being able to access your lock from anywhere, there are multiple options available for doing this – and it’s easy to choose the right one for you.

     

    Here are the basics:

    Schlage Sense WiFi Adapter option: Android smartphones + iPhone

    Schlage Sense Wi-Fi Adapter - Anywhere Access

    If you want to use both iPhone® and Android smartphones with your lock, you’ll want a Schlage Sense® WiFi Adapter.

     

    The Adapter is a simple wall plug-in that connects your lock to your WiFi network so you can lock and unlock it from anywhere and receive activity notifications. It’s easy to set up – plug it in within Bluetooth range of the lock (usually about 40 feet), and use the Schlage® Home app to connect the Adapter to your home Wi-Fi network. Then pair it with your lock.

     

    As long as your Adapter stays plugged into power, connected to WiFi and within Bluetooth range of the lock, you’ll be able to access it using a compatible iPhone, iPad®, iPod touch® or Android smartphone from anywhere.

     

    Keep in mind that while the Schlage Sense WiFi Adapter will work with a compatible iOS device, it does not work with Apple HomeKit® and is not compatible with features like Siri® or the Apple Home app.

    Apple HomeKit option: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch only

    Schlage Sense - Remote Access - HomeKit Lock

    If you have an Apple TV® or use iPhone, iPad or iPod touch in your household, you might prefer the Apple HomeKit setup option. If your lock is up to date with the latest firmware (use the Schlage Home app to check for updates), it will ask you simple questions at setup to determine whether this Apple HomeKit option is best for you.

     

    If you set up your lock with the Apple HomeKit option, you can pair your lock with a compatible Apple TV and gain anywhere access using Apple HomeKit technology. You’ll still be able to control your lock and manage settings from anywhere with the Schlage Home app, plus your lock will work in tandem with other HomeKit-enabled devices in your home through the Apple Home app. You’ll also be able to use Siri to lock and unlock your door, and receive notifications when the lock is used (use the Schlage Home app to manage your notification settings).

     

    Keep in mind that this option is intended for Apple HomeKit users and does not work with Android smartphones.

     

    Here are the technical details:

     

    We recommend an Apple TV 4th generation or an iPad with iOS 10.0 or higher. If you decide to use your iPad as your Apple HomeKit hub (a new functionality offered by Apple with iOS 10.0), the iPad must stay at home powered on and connected to WiFi just as an Apple TV would be.

     

    You’ll also want to make sure that the Apple TV/iPad is set up with the same iCloud and iTunes account information as your iPhone.

    If I already have a Schlage Sense lock, how do I update it so that I can use it with Android and/or the WiFi Adapter?
    First, you’ll need to make sure your lock has the latest firmware. Firmware updates are important because they ensure that your Schlage Sense lock has the latest features and capabilities. The lock will notify you of a firmware update through the Schlage Home app. Firmware updates for the lock must be performed through the app within Bluetooth range of the lock:


    When you're within Bluetooth range of the lock, connect your lock with the app.

    Schlage Sense - Firmware update


    Tap “Begin Update” or go to Lock Settings > Information and tap the firmware version information to request an update.

    Schlage Sense - Firmware update


    The firmware will be updated over the next several minutes.

    Schlage Sense - Firmware update
    Once you’re up to date with the latest firmware, you can change the setup option on your lock so it will work with Android devices and the Schlage Sense WiFi Adapter. In the Schlage Home app, you’ll need to delete the lock from your account and pair it again, choosing the new setup option. This will return your lock to factory default settings and erase any new codes you’ve added, so make sure you record those if you want to add them to the lock again.
    Schlage Sense - Change set up - Schlage System - HomeKit


    If the lock is currently set up with an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, first delete the lock from the account by going to Lock Settings and tapping Delete Lock.

    Schlage Sense - Change set up - Schlage System - HomeKit


    Then, use the Schlage Home app to pair the lock again. If adding the lock from an iOS device, select “Explore Other Options” and then “Set up with Schlage system.”

     

    A firmware update may be required, after which you will need to restart the “Add a lock” process and select the Schlage system.

     

    Once setup is complete, the lock will be compatible with both Android smartphones and iPhone, iPad and iPod touch and can be paired with the Schlage Sense WiFi Adapter.

    Questions about lock setup? You can reach us on Facebook or Twitter or try our FAQs online.

     

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