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    Looking for a Ring door lock? You want a Schlage.

    August 11, 2020 7:45 AM by emily.bailey

    Tuesday, August 11, 2020

    Ring door lock | Schlage

    When you combine a Schlage Encode™ Smart WiFi Deadbolt with Ring video doorbells and cameras, you get the best security features that both have to offer so you focus on everyday life.

     

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    Just as you rely on your entire car – seatbelt, airbags, brakes – to keep you safe, you should be able to rely on your entire entryway – door, deadbolt, frame – to protect your home and family. That’s why, even though we make locks, Schlage encourages you to take every precaution and ensure your security fits your needs and lifestyle.

     

    You might think of a smart lock-security camera bundle as your home’s version of a front-collision warning system, which uses cameras, lasers and other technology to keep you safe while you focus on driving. When you combine a Schlage Encode™ Smart WiFi Deadbolt with Ring video doorbells and cameras, you get the best security features that both have to offer so you focus on everyday life.

    Schlage Encode smart wifi deadbolt on front door with Ring video doorbell.

    What are the advantages of a home security camera?

    There are many advantages to installing a video doorbell or camera on your front door beyond peace of mind. Some of the tangible benefits include:

     

    • Make intruders think twice. Sometimes just seeing a camera will deter thieves from even attempting to enter your home, so make the camera obvious.

    • See who’s snooping. If someone does try to break in or steal a package, video footage of the event could help to identify the culprit.

    • Know when deliveries are made. Most of us have received a notification that a package was dropped off only for it to go MIA, either because the delivery wasn’t actually completed or porch pirates swiped it.

    • Know who’s in your home. See when your kids or service providers come and go.

    • Screen visitors. Whether you’re at work, don’t want your kids to answer the door for a stranger or are simply too comfortable to get off the couch, see who’s knocking without actually going to the door.

    • Improve resale value. A growing number of homebuyers are looking for smart home technology included in the deal.

    • Lower home insurance payments. Some companies will reduce your premium when you add security measures.

    Why should I trust my home to the Schlage Encode lock and Ring?

    Bundling your Schlage Encode deadbolt with a Ring camera or video doorbell lets you take advantage of the lock’s best features and then some. All Schlage products come backed with 100 years of experience in keeping your home secure. Add to that our limited lifetime warranty and you can be confident you’re getting the quality and durability you expect and need.

     

    It’s more than that, though. The Schlage Encode deadbolt offers greater levels of convenience from the minute you install it to the countless moments you use it every day. There’s no hardwiring needed during installation and because of its built-in WiFi, no hub is required for remote access. Check the lock’s status from anywhere, so you never have to worry or make a return trip home to doublecheck if your door is secure. Create and schedule up to 100 access codes so the people you trust most have access only when you want them to. And don’t forget about Alexa. Ask the voice assistant to lock and unlock your door (you’ll verify the unlock command with a PIN) and make the lock part of your favorite Alexa routine.

     

    Bring the Ring Video Doorbell into the mix by setting everything up via the Key by Amazon App and you put even greater security and convenience at your fingertips. Lock and unlock the door directly from the Live View of your camera in the Ring app. This is perfect for when you get held up in the office or at the airport and need to let a dog walker or babysitter in the house. Or maybe you want to unlock the door for a friend while you finish dinner in the kitchen.

     

    It’s not just about the “Ring door lock,” though. You also get the benefit of being part of the Ring community. With Ring’s range of devices and accessories, you can protect your home in more ways than just securing the front door. Consider adding compatible smoke and carbon monoxide alarms as well as flood and freeze detectors as part of your complete home security. There’s even a Ring Neighbors app that helps communities work together for a safer neighborhood.

     

    With this flexibility and customizable options, you can easily update your surveillance as your needs change. It’s the perfect way to build the right security system with only the features you want and trust. Plus, when you choose Schlage and Ring, you’re choosing two of the industry’s leaders in home security, doing exactly what they do best. Can you think of a better way to peace of mind?

     

    Learn more about the Schlage Encode Smart WiFi Deadbolt and the devices it works with at Schlage.com. You can also find out more about the Schlage Connect™ Smart Deadbolt’s integration with Ring Alarm on our blog.

     

    10 things you can do with the Schlage Home app.

    July 23, 2020 7:45 AM by emily.bailey

    Thursday, July 23, 2020

    Schlage home app and dog | Schlage

    The free Schlage Home app for Apple iOS and Android is your “remote control”. Here's our list of the top 10 things you can do with it.

     

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    We’re turning 100! Over 10 weeks, Schlage is sharing its favorite top-10 lists. That’s 100 tips, ideas and moments of inspiration so you can enjoy the safety, simplicity and style of Schlage for another 100 years to come.

     

    Remote access from anywhere is many people’s favorite Schlage smart lock feature. To take advantage of that and be able to monitor and control your lock any time of day no matter where you are, you basically need two things: a WiFi connection and a smartphone app like the Schlage Home app.

     

    The free Schlage Home app for Apple iOS and Android is your “remote control” if you have a Schlage Encode™ Smart WiFi Deadbolt or Schlage Sense™ Smart Deadbolt. If you have a Schlage Connect™ Smart Deadbolt, you will need to use one of our partners’ apps like the Nexia or Samsung SmartThings app.

     

    Now on to our top-10 list of things you can do with the Schlage Home app.

    Person working in office with dog in lap and looking at Schlage Home app on phone.

    1. Get interactive instructions in the palm of your hand

    Installing a Schlage smart lock is pretty simple, but even we’ll admit that having a step-by-step guide is helpful. The Schlage Home app provides interactive instructions to make adding smart security to your home easier than ever.

    2. Check the status of your lock from anywhere

    Whether you’re already snug in bed or halfway to work, you might need to know if you remembered to lock the door. With the Schlage Home app, you can check the status of your lock from anywhere. And if you did forget to lock up before you left or settled in for the night …

    3. Lock or unlock your door from anywhere

    … you can lock or unlock your door with the push of a button in the Schlage Home app. Of course it adds major convenience when you’re away from home, but remote ability to lock or unlock the door can also give peace of mind in emergency situations. If you have an elderly relative who has trouble remembering to lock up, you can check the status and then switch the deadbolt from your phone when you’re in your own home miles way. Or if you live alone and take a fall, you can unlock the door for emergency responders, even when you can’t get up to let them in.

    4. Create and manage access codes on your smartphone

    The Schlage Encode Smart WiFi Deadbolt holds up to 100 unique access codes, and the Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt saves up to 30. Using the app is a great way to create those codes for trusted individuals, program when the codes are active – like Wednesday afternoons only for the cleaning lady – and delete them when they’re no longer needed.

    5. Store codes securely

    When you create many access codes for different individuals, it can be difficult to keep track of those codes. The app can help you securely manage them so that you don’t have to write them down and hope no one finds your list.

    6. Check your battery

    All Schlage smart locks are battery operated, which is great during installation because there’s no hardwiring necessary. But how do you know when you need to replace the batteries? There are actually many ways, but one of them is in the app. You’ll receive a notification when your power is running low, so you have plenty of advanced warning.

    7. Know when your lock is used

    You have two ways to track who is using their access codes and when: the history log and push notifications. If you simply need to see a record of whose code was entered and at what time, the log is for you. For a more active approach, you can designate which codes you receive notifications for and receive an alert in the moment. It’s perfect if you want to be notified when the dog walker arrives or when a caregiver heads out for the day.

    8. Choose or update your settings

    When you install your lock for the first time or if you need to make adjustments as your life changes, the Schlage Home app is where you go to choose a variety of settings. Activate your alarm, change the length of time before your deadbolt will automatically lock, turn on one-touch locking and more, all in the app’s Settings menu.

    9. Confirm firmware updates

    You don’t have to replace your entire lock to take advantage of new technological developments. As long as your lock stays connected to your network, Schlage will push firmware updates to your deadbolt. If you want to verify that you have the latest updates or want to manually initiate those updates, you can do so in the Schlage Home app.

    10. Manage multiple locks

    If you love and trust Schlage smart locks enough to put them on multiple doors, the Schlage Home app can help you manage each of those locks all in one place. Enjoy any of the first nine points whether your locks are on the front door, the back, a vacation rental or all of the above.

    Learn more about the Schlage Home app at Schlage.com. If you’re still wondering which lock is right for your family, try out Get Help Deciding Tool. Just answer a few simple questions, and we’ll suggest which lock might the best fit for your lifestyle and the technology you like to use.

     

    Schlage Encode™ Smart Deadbolt now works with Yonomi

    March 3, 2020 8:45 AM by emily.bailey

    Tuesday, March 3, 2020

    Schlage Encode Smart Deadbolt works with Yonomi Smart Home Routines

    The Schlage Encode lock is compatible with Google Assistant, Alexa, Ring Doorbell, and now, plays seamlessly with Yonomi.

     

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    The Schlage Encode™ Smart WiFi Deadbolt is now part of the Plays with Yonomi device family, joining more than 130 connected products, including the Schlage Sense™ Smart Deadbolt and Schlage Connect™ Smart Deadbolt. Include your Schlage Encode WiFi lock in new or existing Routines on your Yonomi account. This compatibility is just the beginning when you want the next level in home automation. Learn more about how you can take advantage of Yonomi Routines with the Schlage Encode lock.
    Schlage Encode wifi lock

    Welcome Home Routine

    Run your Welcome Home Routine at the end of the workday and make it even easier on yourself by using voice control to unlock the Schlage Encode deadbolt. It’s especially helpful when your hands are full of groceries, the kids’ sports gear and everything else the day threw at you.

     

    Your Welcome Home Routine could include the following actions:

     

    • Turn smart lights warm for all living room lights

    • Set living room temperature to 68 degrees with smart thermostat

    • Set Sonos speakers volume to 15%

    • Unlock the front door’s Schlage Encode deadbolt

     

    Devices you’ll need: Schlage Encode Lock, ecobee or Honeywell Thermostat, Sonos Speaker

    Leaving Home Routine

    When you’re rushing out the door in the morning, the last thing you want to worry about is if you remembered to lock the door. Automate the morning hustle even more by ensuring your smart lights are turned off as well.

     

    Your Leaving Home Routine could include the following actions:

     

    • Turn off all smart lights

    • Turn off Sonos speaker

    • Lock the front door’s Schlage Encode deadbolt

     

    Devices you’ll need: Schlage Encode Lock, Philips Hue or LIFX Bulb, Sonos Speaker

    Bedtime Routine

    Wind down for the night with this thorough checklist of power-down tasks.

     

    Your Bedtime Routine could include the following actions:

     

    • Turn off the TV when you already have the Activity set up on your Logitech Harmony Hub

    • Dim bedroom smart lights

    • Play white noise, a meditation playlist or Sonos “Bedtime” Favorite on your smart speaker

    • Lock the front door’s Schlage Encode deadbolt

     

    Devices you’ll need: Logitech Harmony Hub, Philips Hue or LIFX Bulb, Sonos Speaker, and Schlage Encode Lock

    Throw a Dinner Party

    Hosting a dinner party already has you juggling cooking, mingling with guests, pouring drinks and more. Let the Schlage Encode lock help automatically welcome friends and family.

     

    Your Dinner Party Routine could include the following actions:

     

    • Adjust lights for Dinner Party Lights Routine

    • Adjust smart thermostat to 72 degrees

    • Play your favorite party playlist on Sonos

    • Unlock the front door’s Schlage Encode deadbolt

     

    Still chopping vegetables in the kitchen when the first guests arrive? Just tell Alexa or Google Assistant to “turn on Dinner Party” and Yonomi will take care of the rest!

     

    Devices you’ll need: Schlage Encode Lock, Philips Hue or LIFX lights, Sonos Speaker, ecobee or Honeywell Thermostat

    The Schlage Encode Smart WiFi Deadbolt will add a new layer of convenience to your Routines while keeping you and your family safe and secure. You can even set up smart reorders through Amazon Dash Replenishment so you always have replacement batteries for the lock when needed. Learn more about the Schlage Encode Smart WiFi Deadbolt and find where to buy here.

    This post first appeared on yonomi.co on March 3, 2020.

     

    Make the grade with Schlage Encode™ Smart WiFi Deadbolt and Ring™ Video Doorbell.

    August 19, 2019 6:30 AM by emily.bailey

    Monday, August 19, 2019

     Make the grade with Schlage Encode™ Smart WiFi Deadbolt and Ring™ Video Doorbell

    We can’t help much with algebra homework, but we can take some of the stress out of the schoolyear. Just lock onto the keyless convenience and peace of mind of the Schlage Encode™ Smart WiFi Deadbolt.

     

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    Back-to-school is an exciting time, but it can be overwhelming, too. Do the kids have all their supplies? Who’s in charge of transporting them to and from practice? Will they be able to get in the house after being dropped off after school? We can’t help much with algebra homework (maybe our engineers can), but we can take some of the stress out of the schoolyear. Just lock onto the keyless convenience and peace of mind of the Schlage Encode™ Smart WiFi Deadbolt.
    Kid unlocking Schlage Encode wifi smart lock.

    Convenience for the kids. Peace of mind for you.

    Everyone is busy this time of year, so why not take a few things off your plate? Start with home security. Control who can and can’t gain access to your house with a Schlage smart lock. With the industry’s best ratings in Security, Durability and Finish, the Schlage Encode Smart WiFi Deadbolt helps keep intruders out and you and your family safe. And with keyless entry – you can create and manage up to 100 unique access codes – your kids won’t have a spare key to lose or forget.

     

    Keyless convenience isn’t just for the kids, though. Create a code for childcare you arrange to stay with the kids after school or for trusted carpool parents dropping them off.

     

    The Schlage Encode Smart WiFi Deadbolt offers remote access from anywhere. As long as it’s connected to the internet, you can use a compatible app on your smartphone to check if you remembered to lock up before you left home and see an activity log of when codes are used so you know when your kids got home at the end of the day. If someone does lose a key or forgets their code, you can grant access from your phone for one-time use or create a new code for them, all from your office, the grocery store or while sitting in traffic.

     

    If you’re thinking, “That sounds great, but I never know how to make these smart products work in my home,” never fear. The Schlage Encode deadbolt has built-in WiFi. That means there are no additional hubs or accessories necessary to gain remote access. It connects directly to your home WiFi network just as your laptop does. And because security is our business, we use the same encryption technology used in online shopping to protect your personal data.

     

    Start school with a smart combination

    When integrating with other smart home products is important to you – who doesn’t love additional features? – try the Schlage Encode Smart WiFi Deadbolt with Ring™ Video Doorbell 2. You can still check the status of your lock via the Schlage® Home app, but with the Ring app, you can also see live streaming video of activity on your porch, speak with guests through your phone and unlock the door for trusted visitors.

     

    The Key by Amazon app is also an exciting part of this bundle. As an Amazon Prime user, when you combine your Schlage Encode lock with Key by Amazon, you could opt in to in-home delivery and have packages left inside your front door. If you’re not in one of the select cities that offers in-home delivery or choose not to grant access, you can still use the Ring Doorbell to see when packages are delivered thanks to the camera.

     

    You can easily add both the Schlage Encode Smart WiFi Deadbolt and Ring Video Doorbell to your home before back-to-school or at any time of year. Installation for the deadbolt requires just a screwdriver and a few minutes’ time. Plus, both devices are battery operated, so there’s no wiring and no electrician necessary.

     

    Make the grade this back-to-school season with the Schlage Encode Smart WiFi Deadbolt and Ring Video Doorbell, the simple and smart solution for securing your home and family. Learn more about this smart lock at Schlage.com or explore other options with our Get Help Deciding Tool.

     

    Schlage Home app offers handheld convenience for multiple smart locks.

    May 22, 2019 6:30 AM by emily.bailey

    Wednesday, May 22, 2019

    Man viewing the Schlage Home app on his iPhone at the office.

    Unlike mechanical locks where you might need to carry a different set of keys for every door, managing a smart lock doesn’t get more difficult just because you have more than one.

     

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    As smart locks offer more and improved features, they’re becoming increasingly popular options for securing homes of all kinds. And unlike mechanical locks where you might need to carry a different set of keys for every door, managing a smart lock doesn’t get more difficult just because you have more than one. How is this possible? With the Schlage Home app.
    Man viewing the Schlage Home app on his iPhone at the office.

    Why would I have multiple smart locks?

    Schlage smart locks are intelligent solutions for all types of entryways. If you already own one smart lock, you know about the keyless convenience and peace of mind it provides. But whether you’re looking to add more smart security or are just now considering taking the plunge into electronic locks, imagine the combination of possibilities.

     

    • Multiple locks on the same home, like both the front and back doors, or the front door and garage entry

    • Your parents’ house, perfect for when you’re caring for older family members aging in place

    • A rental property, whether it’s nearby or in another state

    • A private entrance for house-sharing guests at your own home

    What can the Schlage Home app control?

    The Schlage Home app works with the Schlage Encode™ Smart WiFi Deadbolt and the Schlage Sense™ Smart Deadbolt. Whether you have one of each, two Schlage Encode locks or a pair of Schlage Sense locks in different locations, you can use a single Schlage Home app to set up and control them all.

    How do I keep my smart locks organized?

    Using the Schlage Home app, you assign a unique name to each lock during setup. For example, you might choose “Home Front Door,” or “Guest Entrance” if you have a dedicated entryway specifically for home-share guests. It might be “Mom’s Front Door” if you have access to your parents’ home or “Beach House” for your vacation rental.

     

    Whatever names you choose, we recommend keeping them as easy-to-remember as possible, particularly if you’re managing multiple locks. You don’t want a confusing name to cause you to accidentally change a setting on the wrong deadbolt.

    How do I create or change my smart locks’ names?

    You will be asked to choose and enter the name of your lock during the deadbolt’s setup process with the Schlage Home app. To change it later, choose the lock you would like to update from your Schlage Home app’s main screen. Go to Settings, found by tapping the gear icon in the lower left corner. From the list, select Name, then type in the new identifying title for your deadbolt and select Done.

     

    There’s so much more you can do with your Schlage Home app, regardless of whether you have one, two or even three locks. Lock or unlock your door from anywhere, create and manage multiple access codes, customize push notifications for when an access code is used or when a disturbance is detected at the door, and change auto-lock timing or other settings. All of this is done simply and conveniently from the palm of your hand.

    How do I access my smart locks from anywhere?

    Because the Schlage Encode lock features built-in WiFi, you can access your lock from anywhere using the Schlage Home app with no need to purchase an additional accessory.

     

    In order to communicate with the Schlage Sense lock, you’ll need either the Schlage Sense WiFi Adapter or, for Apple HomeKit users, an Apple TV/iPad. Use these tips to choose the accessory that’s right for you and control your Schlage Sense deadbolt remotely and conveniently.

     

    Learn more about the Schlage Home app or use our interactive tool to get help deciding which smart lock is right for you and all the homes where you want the safety, style and simplicity of Schlage.

     

    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.

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