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    What type of lock should I put on my bathroom door?

    May 14, 2019 5:45 AM by emily.bailey

    Tuesday, May 14, 2019

    Bathroom door locks | Schlage

    Whether your bathroom needs new door hardware because the door knobs are outdated, the levers seem to be drooping or you simply want a change of style, there is a door lock out there for you!
     

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    Whether your bathroom needs new door hardware because the door knobs are outdated, the levers seem to be drooping or you simply want a change of style, there is a door lock out there for you!
    Schlage Accent lever in aged bronze on bathroom door.

    Function

    First things first, you need to determine the function of the door lock. In most cases for your bathroom, you want a privacy, or Bed & Bath, lock. “What does this mean?” you ask. A privacy lock lets you lock the door from one side using either a push-lock mechanism or a thumbturn.

     

    While a privacy lock is appropriate for most bathrooms, you may find that, depending on your living situation (small children, individuals needing special care, etc.), you would prefer to have access to the bathroom at all times. When that’s the case, a passage, or Hall & closet, lock is the desired function. A passage lock allows you to latch the bathroom door knob or lever to latch the door, but it will not lock on either side.

     

    Schlage Custom™ Door Hardware has Combined Interior functionality. That means that you get both passage and privacy functions in the same lock. Switching between the functions is easy and convenient. Simply insert and rotate the privacy pin to convert it from passage to privacy. With the versatility of Schlage Custom Combined Interior functionality, you never have to worry about miscounting how many of each kind of lock you need. And you never have to replace the entire lock if your needs change.

    Schlage Custom Northbrook lever on bathroom door.

    Quality

    Just as with any purchase, you want to make sure you are purchasing your interior door hardware from a trusted lock company, like Schlage, that manufactures high-quality door locks. Look for companies that honor both a lifetime mechanical warranty and a lifetime finish warranty. Because let's face it – sometimes things happen and you want to ensure you're buying a quality door lock from a company that offers great service and will stand by its products and warranties.

    Handing

    In addition to deciding on the finish, you need to consider whether a door knob or lever would work best in your bathroom. What difference does it make? While door knobs and levers operate the same internally, they do provide a different look and style to the room. Additionally, levers are often ideal for young children or those with arthritis or need the extra leverage a lever provides to open the bathroom door. Levers are also different than door knobs in that they are ADA compliant.

     

    If you choose a lever, you might need to pay attention to the handing. This impacts the way the lever is installed, specifically which way the lever points when it is affixed to the door. When you purchase a Schlage interior lever, your hardware comes with a pin tool that allows you to switch the levers if necessary. Watch this video to help you adjust the levers to the appropriate handing during installation.

    Schlage Flair lever on bathroom door.

    Finish

    When it comes to selecting interior door hardware for your bathroom, or any room, you want to look at the finish. These finishes can range from historically popular finishes like Bright Brass and Satin Nickel to more modern finishes like Satin Brass and Matte Black. A good rule of thumb is to complement your interior door hardware with your current bathroom fixtures. For example, if your faucets and lighting are a timeless satin nickel, you might not want to choose Bright Brass for your bathroom door lock. Selecting Satin Nickel will coordinate better and make your bathroom look that much more polished.

     

    You can even create even more visual interest by mixing finishes. Just because you have appliances in one finish doesn’t mean everything has to have the same metallic look. Copper and nickel, satin brass and polished nickel, aged bronze and satin brass are all classic combinations that make a statement.

    Schlage Bowery knob on bathroom door.

    Style

    Part of completing your perfect look is choosing the right style of door hardware. Schlage offers designs that range from traditional to modern and clean and minimalist to ornate and eclectic, so you can find the door knobs, levers and trim that are right for your home and your own unique sense of style. Use our Style Selector tool to find the designs and finishes right for your décor.

     

    You might also choose to match door hardware in other parts of your home. Because Schlage offers locks in a variety of functions, you can easily create your ideal look no matter what door you’re updating, from the front door to back porch and everywhere in between.

     

    If you find yourself in need of inspiration, check us out on Pinterest or Instagram. You can also discover which styles fit your home and personal taste at Schlage.com.

     

    Guide to the best types of door knobs for every room.

    March 29, 2019 6:30 AM by emily.bailey

    Friday, March 29, 2019

    Types of door knobs | Schlage

    With this guide Schlage makes it simple to bring security and style to your home.

     

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    By choosing the right types of door knobs, you can capture a surprising amount of convenience and elegance for such a small detail. With this guide, not to mention its expansive collection of door hardware, Schlage makes it simple to bring security and style to your home.

    Bed & Bath Privacy Door Knobs

    Door knobs for bedroom bathroom privacy doors.

    Give yourself some extra privacy with a locking bed & bath door knob.
     

    • Perfect for bedrooms, bathrooms, home offices and otehr interior rooms requiring basic security and privacy.
    • Locks by pushing in or turning the privacy button, unlocks by turning the knob.
    • Schlage bed & bath locks come with emergency pin key for easy unlocking.

    Hall & Closet Passage Door Knobs

    Door knobs for hallway closet passage doors.

    Install convenience with non-locking door knobs in passageways or on closets.
     

    • Ideal for hallways, closets, kitchen pantries, laundry rooms and other spaces where locking is not necessary.
    • Always unlocked for ease of entry.
    • Can be paired with a smart lock or keyless deadbolt on exterior doors or with non-turning knob for the interiors of smaller closets.

    Non-turning inactive Door Knobs

    Non-turning, inactive door knobs for small closets and double doors.

    Find great style with non-turning door knobs on interior doors where only a door pull or decorative trim is needed.
     

    • Also known as dummy or inactive door knob.
    • Works best on small closets, interior French doors and in other entryways where neither locking nor latching is needed.
    • Decorative door pull without a lock makes it easy to open the door just by pushing or pulling.

    Keyed Entry Door Knobs

    Keyed entry door knobs for exterior, locking doors.

    Increase your security with a keyed entry knob for exterior doors and other areas requiring additional peace of mind.
     

    • Optimal for exterior doors such as front entryways or patio doors as well as large storage areas, basements or areas where extra security is desired.
    • Unlocks when door is opened from the inside, allowing you to leave quickly and conveniently as well as re-enter easily.
    • Use a key from the outside or manually rotate the interior turn button to lock and unlock.

    Combined Interior Door Knobs

    Schlage Custom combined interior door knobs for both privacy and passage doors.

    Your home should evolve with the needs of your family, so Schlage Custom™ Door Hardware features combined interior door knobs, making it easy for your locks to adapt to your changing lifestyle. You get both Hall & Closet and Bed & Bath functionality in a single lock.
     

    • Lock adapts to the ever-changing life of the room – from nursery to bedroom to office and back again without ever taking the lock off the door
    • No more miscounting doors – with both functions in the same lock, it’s easier to take home exactly what you need
    • Simply insert the locking pin on the interior side of the lock to change from passage to privacy

    Style is in the details

    No matter which type of door knob you choose, you can be confident in the safety, simplicity and style of Schlage. Our door knobs:
     

    • Come in a variety of styles and finishes to complement the look of any home
    • Install easily with just a screwdriver
    • Adjust to fit all standard door preparations, so there’s no need to drill new bore holes or replace a door just to install your new knob
    • Are graded best in Residential Security, Durability and Finish
    • Come with a limited lifetime mechanical and finish warranty

     

    For even more help choosing the right door knobs for your home, visit our product selector tool on schlage.com. To view the full resolution infographic, click here.

     

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    Your inside guide to choosing locks for doors.

    March 20, 2019 10:22 AM by emily.bailey

    Wednesday, March 20, 2019

    Locks for bedroom closet doors | Schlage

    Our locks should work how you want them to, no matter what door you put them on. Here’s how to get the right locks for doors of any kind.

     

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    At Schlage, we believe that our knobs, levers and entryway deadbolts are not only among the most stylish, but also strong. We also believe that, above all, our locks should work how you want them to, no matter what door you put them on. They should make your life more convenient and give you peace of mind that you and your home will be secure. Here’s how to get the right locks for doors of any kind.
    Door knob on bedroom door | Schlage

    Bedroom, bathroom and office doors

    When you think of the oasis spaces in your home – bedrooms and bathrooms, where you don’t want to be disturbed – you likely want some extra control over who can enter. For these types of rooms, you want a knob or lever with the Bedroom & Bathroom, also known as privacy, function. Install Bed & Bath locks in a master suite as well as in guest bedrooms and powder rooms.

     

    Interior privacy locks are also ideal for home offices so you can keep interruptions at bay while you’re in work mode.

    Pantry and closet doors

    You want your door to latch, but you don’t need to protect your cereal? Then you want a passage lock, also known as Hall & Closet. For particularly small pantries and closets that aren’t walk-ins, you might want a knob or lever on the inside that is non-turning. Door hardware on the exterior side of your door grants access without an unnecessary locking function and lets you maintain your home’s style.

     

    One of the great features of Schlage Custom™ Door Hardware is 2-in-1 functionality. By inserting the privacy pushpin, you can easily switch between the bedroom/bathroom and the hall/closet functions. Why is this important? Anyone with a sticky-fingered toddler or an increasingly independent teen knows that sometimes you need to update your home as your family changes. It can also be helpful if the purpose of the room itself changes, such as converting from a media room to a nursery.

    Pocket doors

    Pocket doors are great for opening up room – think seamless and versatile transitions between formal dining and living rooms – or when you’re tight on space like with a tiny half-bath. These types of rooms need different locks. If you’re looking for additional privacy, like in that small bathroom, look for a pocket door lock. If locking isn’t a concern, look for a pocket door pull, essentially a simple grip for opening and closing the door. They come in a variety of styles and finishes to complement the look of your room and to fit flush to the door.

    French doors

    French doors are an elegant option for both interior and exterior entryways. For interior French doors, you may need two types of locks – a different one for each door. If you aren’t sure if you’ll need two non-turning knobs or levers, or if you need one privacy lock and one non-turning, use our guide for how to choose locks for French doors.

     

    For exterior French doors, you’ll need the same cross and latch bore holes as interior doors as well as an additional bore hole to house a deadbolt for extra security. Choose between a single cylinder or double cylinder deadbolt based on your desired level of security.

     

    Remember that French doors are actually two doors. You’ll need four knobs or levers to outfit your entire entryway, although you might choose for some of them to be non-turning, also called dummy or inactive.

    Front, back and garage doors

    For exterior doors, start by deciding between mechanical or smart locks. A smart lock like our new Schlage Encode™ Smart WiFi Deadbolt with built-in WiFi gives you remote access from anywhere, no hub required. You can simply use a smartphone app to lock or unlock your door, create and manage up to 100 unique guest access codes, and even pair your deadbolt with home automation systems or hands-free devices for voice control. That’s added convenience and security all in the palm of your hand.

     

    Don’t forget about the door from your garage to your house. This is a great place to add any of our smart locks or a Schlage connected keypad.

     

    If traditional mechanical door hardware is more your taste, a handleset combines both a deadbolt and your choice of a knob or lever. It’s the perfect combination of security, style and simplicity as handlesets come in several designs and finishes. Schlage locks are also designed to fit all standard doors, so installation is easy. Even installing a smart lock is simple since there is no hardwiring required and no need to call an electrician or handyman.

    Dutch doors

    Not all entryways are created equal, so if you have an exterior Dutch door, there are a few more things to keep in mind. First of all, you’ll need four hinges – two for the top half and two for the bottom half of your split door. The knob/lever and lock should be installed on the bottom half. If you want even more security, especially for exterior doors, a deadbolt can be added to the top. Finally, you’ll want a latch to connect the top and bottom halves of the door to each other. This might sound like a lot, but installation is easier than it sounds, and a DIY Dutch door can be quite economical, giving you a big style bang for not much buck.

     

    There is no one-size-fits-all home, so why would you expect one type of lock to work on every type of door? Visit the Product Selector tool on Schlage.com for help finding the perfect lock for your doors or follow us on Pinterest and Instagram to find the door hardware that seamlessly complements your home and lifestyle.

     

    Schlage and Key by Amazon lock onto a smart combination.

    March 13, 2019 6:30 AM by emily.bailey

    Wednesday, March 13, 2019

    Key by Amazon delivery

    If you have questions about Key and how you can use it to help make your home more secure and convenient, we have the answers.

     

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    It seems like Amazon does just about everything these days – simplifies gift giving, delivers groceries and even tells you cat jokes when you ask Alexa. Now Amazon locks your door and makes accepting packages even easier thanks to Key by Amazon’s compatibility with smart locks. If you have questions about Key and how you can use it to help make your home more secure and convenient, we have the answers.
    Key by Amazon delivery driver placing package inside front door with Schlage Encode lock

    What is Key by Amazon and how does it work?

    Key by Amazon is a smart home solution that can pair a compatible smart lock, Cloud Cam (Key Edition), the Key App and your wireless network to help you control access to your home from anywhere. In addition to keyless entry, when you pair your smart lock with the Cloud Cam, you can watch video clips when someone enters or exits your house, manage access codes and check on the status of your lock and its battery through the Key App.

     

    Prime members in select locations can also opt in to in-home delivery, offering additional convenience and peace of mind knowing that your packages won’t be stolen from your porch.

    Where is Key by Amazon available?

    The home-delivery option through Key by Amazon is available only in select cities and their surrounding areas. You can check the availability at Amazon.com or find a list of participating areas.

     

    Additional features of the Key App, such as the ability to set up and control your compatible smart lock remotely or manage guest access are available to anyone with the app and is not limited by location. You can also still use the Amazon Key App and the Amazon Cloud Cam for visually monitoring your door, even if you aren’t using in-home delivery. Keep an eye on your kids coming and going, or get video confirmation of the dog walker entering your home.

    Is Key by Amazon safe?

    When using the in-home delivery option, there is no need to provide access codes to those delivering a package. You will receive notifications of their arrival, can watch live video of the delivery through the app and receive additional notifications that your door has been re-locked. Compatible Schlage smart locks also offer auto-lock functionality that can be managed in the Key App for added assurance. Learn more how home delivery works here.

     

    Key is not currently integrated with home security systems. Because you will need to disable your system on delivery days, Amazon suggests not using the in-home delivery option if you are not comfortable turning off your system.

     

    You can also choose to use voice control commands through Alexa to unlock your door. As an additional level of security, you will be required to set and use a four-digit code to unlock your door using voice control.

    Do I have to use the in-home delivery option? Can it be disabled whenever I want?

    You are not required to use in-home delivery to enjoy the other benefits of Key or your smart lock. You can still control your lock remotely, watch videos of loved ones and trusted friends enter and exit your home via the app, assign access codes and more.

     

    If you enable in-home delivery, you can still block access on specific days via the Key App. Delivery drivers will simply leave your package on the porch as usual.

    Can I use Key by Amazon for other service providers too?

    Your smart lock can be used to grant access to other service providers such as house cleaners or dog walkers because of the ability to lock and unlock your door from anywhere and assign unique access codes. Access codes can be scheduled for one-time or recurring use, such as for the house cleaner every Wednesday at 9 a.m., as well as on a permanent basis. You can activate or deactivate, as well as change or delete, codes at any time.

    Woman checking smart lock status with smartphone

    Which smart locks work with Key by Amazon?

    The new Schlage Encode™ Smart WiFi Deadbolt and Schlage Connect™ Smart Deadbolt with Zigbee certification are both compatible with Key by Amazon.

    Do I need additional accessories to use Key by Amazon?

    To use all of Key’s features, you will need the Amazon Key Smart Lock Kit. This includes a compatible smart lock, the Cloud Cam (Key Edition), which serves as the smart hub that allows your Zigbee-certified devices to communicate with your wireless network, and the Amazon Key App. You can purchase the kit as a bundle at Amazon.com.

     

    With its built in WiFi, the Schlage Encode Smart WiFi Deadbolt communicates directly with your wireless network, so you can still control your lock remotely, manage codes or check the status of your lock, even without the Cloud Cam. However, you will need the Cloud Cam to enable in-home delivery or use the video monitoring features.

    Does Key by Amazon work with Alexa?

    You can use voice control to lock and unlock your smart deadbolt using Alexa and Key. Not sure if your door is secure? Simply ask, “Alexa, is the front door locked?”

     

    Learn more about synching Key with an Alexa device here.

    How do I set up my lock with Key by Amazon?

    Download the Amazon Key App to your smartphone and log into your Amazon account. Select the setup option in the app and follow the steps provided to synch your smart lock and the Amazon Cloud Cam if it is required for your lock model. You can then use the app to manage access, enable the in-home delivery option and more.

     

    Amazon provides troubleshooting tips if you have questions about pairing your lock.

    If I enroll my Schlage lock with Key by Amazon, will my lock still be compatible with other smart home devices?

    A compatible smart lock synched to Key by Amazon can only be managed with the Amazon Key App. Attempting to use multiple apps to control your smart lock may result in your lock or the apps not working as intended.

    Smarter homes start with Schlage

    Security continues to be a primary reason homeowners invest in smart home technology. That’s why Schlage provides a wide range of smart locks. See for yourself the world of possibilities that lets you make the most of today’s rapidly growing smart home technologies. Visit schlage.com to learn more about Schlage's smart lock portfolio.

    Schlage smart lock simplifies smart home solutions with built-in WiFi.

    March 5, 2019 6:30 AM by reference-adjustment-service

    Tuesday, March 5, 2019

    Bedroom with office space

    Schlage’s reputation for innovation continues with the introduction of our first smart lock that connects directly to your home’s WiFi network.

     

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    Schlage Encode Smart WiFi Deadbolt in Matte Black on green front door.
    Schlage’s reputation for innovation continues with the introduction of our first smart lock that connects directly to your home’s WiFi network. The Schlage Encode™ Smart WiFi Deadbolt is the ideal smart lock for homes that want a secure and stylish option that is also simple to use.
    Quite: Peace of mind from anywhere
    By eliminating the need for external adapters or costly subscriptions, the Schlage Encode WiFi Deadbolt offers the features that matter most to homeowners, including smartphone control through the Schlage Home app or Key by Amazon app, advanced encrypted security, up to 100 unique access codes and a variety of designs and finishes to complement your décor.
    Key by Amazon delivery driver placing package inside front door with Schlage Encode lock

    Convenience at your doorstep

    The Schlage Home app supports the Schlage Encode WiFi Deadbolt, meaning that even if you choose to use the Key by Amazon app, you still will receive free firmware updates to your lock. That means you won’t have to replace the deadbolt to take advantage of the newest features. You can also lock or unlock your door, manage and schedule access codes, and customize notifications – all the features you expect from a Schlage smart home solution.

     

    The Schlage Encode WiFi Deadbolt also works with leading smart home technologies, including Key by Amazon. When paired with the Amazon Cloud Cam (Key edition), Prime members in select cities and surrounding areas can opt-in to in-home delivery. Amazon delivers your package right inside your doorway, and Amazon locks up on the way out. And for extra peace of mind, the smart home solution offers visual verifications so you can watch video clips of who enters and exits your home through the Key by Amazon app.

     

    According to Devin Love, Schlage’s Director of Technology Alliances, “It is really important to our customers that they know what works with what. System compatibility, getting the right products that work in concert with other and system security – these are all factors in our development and design of smart-lock technologies like the Schlage Encode Smart WiFi Deadbolt.”

    Child with backpack unlocking front door smart lock

    Works with Alexa, Google and your family

    When connected to a compatible device, users can control the Schlage Encode Smart WiFi Deadbolt ¬with their voices. Convenience and peace of mind from anywhere are just a voice command away.

     

    Ask Alexa to lock or unlock your door with Key by Amazon when you enable the Alexa skill. You can also check the status of your lock, so there’s no wondering whether you locked up when you left the house. Google Assistant users can also check the status of their Schlage Encode Smart WiFi Deadbolt, as well as say, “Hey Google, lock my door,” when it’s paired with the Schlage Home app.

     

    “Just say the word,” says Devin Love. “Voice has become such a powerful and convenient way to interact with one’s smart home that we’ve incorporated that functionality with all of our top smart lock products. It’s all about making the smart home smarter.”

    Woman checking smart lock status with smartphone

    Smarter homes start with Schlage

    Security continues to be a primary reason homeowners invest in smart home technology. That’s why Schlage provides a wide range of smart locks. See for yourself the world of possibilities that lets you make the most of today’s rapidly growing home automation technologies. Join the millions of satisfied homeowners who trust the safety, simplicity and style of Schlage, and find out where to buy your Schlage Encode Smart WiFi Deadbolt at schlage.com.

    A lifetime of flexibility with Schlage door locks.

    February 4, 2019 6:30 AM by emily.bailey

    Monday, February 4, 2019

    Schlage - door locks

    The ability to easily update your locks, knobs and levers can actually simplify your life.

     

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    There are several areas in life where it pays to be flexible: projects at work, flight schedules, potty training. Adapting to change reduces a lot of everyday headaches. The same goes for door hardware, where the ability to easily update your locks, knobs and levers can actually simplify your life.
    Schlage - Door locks

    Style switch

    Design trends change and so does your taste in style. When what you think is gorgeous one moment falls flat when you redesign a room later, you want a quick and simple way to update your look. Schlage Custom Door Hardware is easy to install in minutes with just a screwdriver and it fits on all standard doors, so there’s no need to drill new holes or take on a major DIY project just to refresh the look. And with styles ranging from traditional to contemporary, classic glass knobs to modern levers, and a variety of finishes, you’ll be able to capture the perfect style for any room.

     

    Not sure what that perfect style is yet? Try our Style Selector to find your new look.

    Life moments

    Insurance companies call it a change of life event – you get married, you have a baby, something major happens that alters your needs. In the world of home décor, a man cave becomes a nursery or a home office transitions to a bedroom when an elderly parent moves in. When this happens, you might need to update the privacy function of your door – more on that in a minute. You should also consider what kind of knobs or levers you need. If someone now in the home has arthritis, would a lever be easier to use than a knob that requires gripping and turning? Or maybe a knob in a style that goes better with baby’s new room than a man’s retreat is in order.

     

    Don’t forget that your can also easily update exterior door hardware as your life changes. If your teen now has after-school activities and a busy social calendar, consider a Schlage smart lock like the Schlage Sense™ Smart Deadbolt, Schlage Connect™ Smart Deadbolt or the new Schlage Encode™ Smart WiFi Deadbolt. They offer convenience and peace of mind thanks to features like the ability to lock or unlock your door from anywhere. Assign access codes to individuals so there’s no more hiding, or losing, spare keys. You can also monitor who is coming and going from your home, so you’ll know if someone got in before curfew.

     

    Not sure which smart lock is for you? Try our Get Help Deciding tool.

    Function

    Remember the privacy function we talked about? If you’re updating a space from a hobby room to a bedroom, for example, you probably want to be able to lock the door. Schlage Custom Door Hardware offers combined interior functionality, meaning it’s easy to switch from a door with the ability to lock for more privacy to one that doesn’t lock. Simply insert the privacy pin and rotate to change the function. There’s no need to replace the entire lock, so whether you want your guests to be able to enjoy some privacy in their bedroom or you don’t want your kids to be able to lock themselves in their own room, we have you covered.

    Learn more about how Schlage door hardware offers you a lifetime of quality and convenience at Schlage.com.

     

    Smart locks: Keyless entry for the front door and more.

    January 29, 2019 6:30 AM by emily.bailey

    Tuesday, January 29, 2019

    Smart locks for every door

    The ease of keyless entry and the ability to access, monitor and control your home’s security using a smartphone makes today’s smart locks an ideal choice for both security and convenience.

     

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    Smart Locks on front door - Schlage


    The ease of keyless entry and the ability to access, monitor and control your home’s security using a smartphone makes today’s smart locks an ideal choice for both security and convenience. No more fumbling for keys to lock and unlock the doors of your home and no more rushing back to let in a trusted service provider.
     

    The Schlage Sense™ Smart Deadbolt and Schlage Connect™ Smart Deadbolt, as well as the new Schlage Encode™ Smart WiFi Deadbolt and Schlage connected keypads, allow you to control your lock from anywhere using your phone or even your voice with a wide variety of voice assistant devices. Regardless of your system and the technology powering it, smart lock technology can open many doors for you and your family.

    Smart locks for garage doors - Schlage

    Side Door/Garage Door

    Secure the outside access door of your garage or even the pass-through door from your garage to your home. Arms full of groceries? No problem. Unlock your door before you even get out of your car. Is your garage door closed and you need to get in to put the mower away? The same phone you were using to listen to tunes while you mowed the lawn can now be used to unlock the garage door for quick and easy access.

    Smart locks for back doors - Schlage

    Back Door

    Do you prefer to have the kids come in through the back door and leave their wet boots and outerwear in the mud room? Let them in remotely, set a schedule for the door to be unlocked when they get home from school or give them their own customizable security codes. Again, it’s the picture of convenience. You don’t have to worry about them losing or forgetting their keys and you can monitor them coming and going on your phone.

    Patio Door

    Are you at work on a busy Monday morning and find yourself wondering if you locked the door to the patio after Sunday’s barbecue with the neighbors? Talk about needing peace of mind. With select smart locks, you can check the status of your door locks using your phone. Confirm who last unlocked the door and lock it again for good measure, all from anywhere you happen to be: the office, the gym, the grocery store, wherever.

    Smart locks for front doors - Schlage

    Front door

    Of course you want your front door to be secure. With a Schlage smart lock, you’re covered. You can schedule, manage and monitor entry for a friend or neighbor to bring in your mail while you’re on vacation. You can grant scheduled access for anyone from visiting relatives to cleaning staff. And, in select service areas, you can use the Key app by Amazon and a compatible cloud-based camera to grant and monitor access for home deliveries.

    Smart locks on interior garage doors - Schlage

    Miscellaneous Access

    Do you have a tool shed in the backyard? A stand-alone garage, carriage house or pool house? What about a dedicated entrance to a home office? These are all ideal locations for a smart lock. You’re only limited by your imagination and your need for security. Schlage’s customers have even put a Schlage connected keypad lock on their wine closets! The sky really is the limit.

    Schlage smart locks for front door

    Open possibilities

    Explore a world of possibilities at Schlage.com and purchase from your favorite retailer or online at amazon.com, build.com, lowes.com or thehomedepot.com. And enjoy the safety, simplicity and style of Schlage. Get help selecting the Schlage smart lock that’s right for you here, and enjoy the safety, simplicity and style of Schlage smart locks throughout your home.

     

     

    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.

     

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    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 Schlage.com.
     

    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.

     

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    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.

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    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 Schlage.com.

    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
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    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.
     

    How Schlage smart locks stand up to Mother Nature.

    November 26, 2018 10:15 AM by emily.bailey

    Monday, November 26, 2018

    Smart locks - Weatherproof - Schlage

    Are smart locks waterproof? What happens when the power goes out? Here’s what you need to know.

     

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    Some of us love winter weather, and others are already counting down the days until spring. When the temperatures drop, and the snow and ice hit your door, you want your lock to be ready, even if you aren’t.

     

    When it comes to holding up to the weather, Schlage Connect™ Smart Deadbolt and Schlage Sense™ Smart Deadbolt, as well as Schlage Touch™ Keyless Touchscreen Deadbolt and Schlage Keypad Deadbolt, are designed to exceed, and have been validated to function, beyond industry certification requirements.

     

    We do not recommend our smart locks be used on outdoor gates or on doors in which the lock’s interior housing is completely exposed to the elements. However, we consistently work to bring you quality products so that you know you’re getting the convenient features and peace of mind, no matter what elements your house faces.

    Tried and tested

    Your electronic lock’s exterior components, which are often exposed to the harshest elements, are tested against:

     

    • Extreme temperatures, including icing or freezing conditions (as low as approximately -22 degrees Fahrenheit depending on the lock) and high heat (up to 150 degrees Fahrenheit)
    • High humidity and condensing humidity
    • Rain
    • Coastal environment conditions

    Peace of mind

    Additional features provide an extra layer of confidence for when the worst weather strikes.

     

    • Battery operated: All of Schlage’s keyless locks run on battery power, so if the power goes out, you’re still protected. You won’t be locked out and those who shouldn’t have access to your home won’t gain it just because ice pulled down a power line.
    • Back-lit numbers: Whether the power goes down or the sun has just set early, you’ll never be left fumbling in the dark to unlock your door.
    • Glove-friendly: No need to remove your mittens. Touchscreens and keypads work even if they’re wet from rain and when you’re wearing gloves.

    Protection beyond the weather

    Of course, not all elements are a result of Mother Nature. We know security depends on your lock working in all kinds of conditions. That’s why we also test our smart locks in construction-based environments, such as pressure washing, fluid spills and dust.

     

    Schlage smart locks are backed by a three-year electronics warranty and a limited lifetime mechanical and finish warranty. With our successful testing, you can be as confident as we are in your security and style year-round, rain or shine, snow or heat.

    To find out if a Schlage smart lock will work well for your home and climate, reach out to us on Facebook or contact our customer support team for help.
     
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