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    9 Keyless Lock Reviews to Help You Choose The Right Electronic Deadbolt

    October 23, 2015 2:47 PM by admin

    Friday, October 23, 2015

    9 Keyless Lock Reviews to Help You Choose The Right Electronic Deadbolt

    Thinking about adding security and convenience with a keyless lock? Check out these 9 electronic deadbolt reviews to help you choose.



    There is no shortage of options when choosing the right keyless lock for your lifestyle. We pulled together a few Schlage keyless lock user reviews to help you narrow it down. From installation to daily use and style, find out what these homeowners have to say about going keyless.

    Keypad deadbolt & lever.

    1. Two Twenty One chooses a quick curb appeal refresh with the Keypad Deadbolt with Plymouth trim in Satin Nickel.
    9 Keyless Lock Reviews to Help You Choose The Right Electronic Deadbolt
    2. Centsational Girl chooses the Keypad Lever with Camelot trim in Aged Bronze for convenient garage apartment access.
    9 Keyless Lock Reviews to Help You Choose The Right Electronic Deadbolt | Schlage
    Check out our full lineup of Keypad Deadbolt and Keypad Lever styles and finishes.

    Schlage TouchTM Keyless Touchscreen Deadbolt.

    3. Simply Organized adds convenient garage security by installing Schlage Touch™ with Camelot trim in Satin Nickel.
    9 Keyless Lock Reviews to Help You Choose The Right Electronic Deadbolt | Schlage
    4. Your Home Security Watch offers a detailed review of Schlage Touch™ features and benefits.
    9 Keyless Lock Reviews to Help You Choose The Right Electronic Deadbolt | Schlage

    Schlage ConnectTM Touchscreen Deadbolt.

    5. At Home in the Future takes a look at how the Schlage Connect™ stacks up against other connected locks.
    9 Keyless Lock Reviews to Help You Choose The Right Electronic Deadbolt | Schlage
    6. Android Guys shares how easy it is to install and use Schlage Connect™ with Century trim in Satin Nickel.
    9 Keyless Lock Reviews to Help You Choose The Right Electronic Deadbolt | Schlage9 Keyless Lock Reviews to Help You Choose The Right Electronic Deadbolt | Schlage
    7. Living Rich on Less polishes off her front door makeover with Schlage Connect™ with Camelot trim in Aged Bronze.
    9 Keyless Lock Reviews to Help You Choose The Right Electronic Deadbolt | Schlage
    Get the full details on all the features and benefits you can expect from Schlage Connect.

    Schlage SenseTM Smart Deadbolt.

    8. Tech experts at CNET give a firsthand look at the features and benefits of Schlage Sense™ Smart Deadbolt.
    9 Keyless Lock Reviews to Help You Choose The Right Electronic Deadbolt | Schlage
    9. Best Smart Lock compares Schlage Sense™ Smart Deadbolt to other smart lock options. 
    9 Keyless Lock Reviews to Help You Choose The Right Electronic Deadbolt | Schlage

    Get the full scoop on the Schlage Sense™ Smart Deadbolt including HomeKitTM capabilities and app features at schlage.com.


    We want to hear your keyless electronic lock questions. Comment below to tell us what you need to know! In the meantime, check out these frequently asked questions.

    3 Reasons You Should Consider a Keyless Deadbolt Lock

    October 21, 2015 3:46 PM by admin

    Wednesday, October 21, 2015

    Looking for new features to enhance your lifestyle and add a touch of style? Here are 3 reasons you should consider a keyless electronic deadbolt.



    Mechanical deadbolts have been in use for almost a century. They were invented to create additional security beyond the standard door lock which became too easy for burglars to breach. The deadbolt has come a long way since it was first created with no shortage of options to suit a homeowner's personal design choices and lifestyle. Here are three reasons you should consider a keyless, electronic deadbolt.
    3 Reasons You Should Consider a Keyless Deadbolt Lock | Schlage

    1. Enhance your lifestyle.

    One story almost every member of your family or friend can relate to is being locked out of the house, and usually at the most inconvenient times. Keyless electronic locks allow you to forget about that pesky key and never worry about getting locked out again. 


    Each of our keyless options feature a keypad or touchscreen that requires a unique 4-8 digit PIN that you define to unlock the door. They're each powered by batteries so there's no reason to worry about the power going out and feature a backup access option in the unlikely event your batteries go dead before you have a chance to replace them. Check out our full list of common worries you can kiss goodbye when you go keyless here.

    2. New features.

    Keyless convenience is certainly the biggest reason to go keyless but our variety of electronic deadbolts have a variety of features that go way beyond locking and unlocking. Both the Schlage Connect™ and Schlage Sense™ Smart Deadbolt feature built-in alarm technology for added security should a potential intruder apply any sort of pressure to your door. Add remote capabilities to either lock with a compatible home automation hub that will allow you to check in on whether your door is locked or unlocked while your away or set up alerts to be notified when your kids arrive home safely from school.

    3. Add a touch of style & fun.

    If you opt for a connected keyless lock, the benefits don't stop at security and convenience. With the right home automation ecosystem and plenty of choices for style and finish, you can connect your lock to an experience that is sure to impress all your guests. Create a scene with your connected lights and stereo to kick on as soon as you unlock your door. You can even set your lights to change colors.


    Are you already enjoying a keyless lifestyle? Share your favorite feature or benefit with us below!

    Home Security Check: 8 Steps You Should Take

    October 8, 2015 10:44 AM by admin

    Thursday, October 8, 2015

    Home Security Check: 8 Steps You Should Take

    Maintaining a safe and secure home requires some due diligence by the homeowner. Here are 8 steps you can take this weekend to improve home security.



    Taking the time to survey your home at least once a year for home security vulnerabilities is a habit that all home owners should adopt. Take some time to ensure all locks, lights and sensors are working properly before an intruder takes advantage of an opportunity. Here are eight steps you can take this weekend to make sure your home is safe and secure.
    Home Security Check: 8 Steps You Should Take | Schlage

    1. Check the grade of your deadbolt.

    When shopping for a new deadbolt, it's important to consider the security grade. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is responsible for developing and maintaining performance standards of builder hardware and assigns a product grade to reflect the quality and durability of that product. For deadbolt locks, the ANSI assigns one of three security grade levels - Grade 1, Grade 2, or Grade 3. Grade 1 is the highest security grade that can be given for optimal security, so it's important to look for locks with a Grade 1 rating.


    For more information on door hardware grades and where you can find Grade 1 locks, check out our guide to security grades.

    2. Add more garage security.

    Your garage is one of the most vulnerable entry points for would-be intruders. It's simply too easy to forget to close the garage door while rushing off to work or to lock the interior door that accesses your home.


    To give yourself more control, consider adding a smart garage door opener that will allow you to check in via your mobile device to confirm your garage door is closed or to command it to close. Take your garage security up another notch by adding a keyless lock to the interior entry door. You won't have to worry about forgetting the key or getting locked out as you'll just need a 4-digit PIN to unlock the door.

    3. Install a monitored security system.

    A great way to keep your home secure and notified of a security breach is to install a monitored security system. Monitored security systems often include motion sensors and entry detectors as well as 24/7 surveillance for a monthly fee. You can also opt to avoid a monthly fee by choosing a system that allows you to monitor your home on your own remotely.

    4. Move your spare key or opt for a keyless option.

    It's good practice to move the location of your spare key from time to time. If you've used the same spot for several years, you run the risk of someone noticing when you retrieve your key and obtaining easy access to your home.


    If you want to take your security up another notch, try getting rid of the spare key altogether and install a keyless electronic lock. We offer a variety of keyless lock options that allow you to have full control in the way you gain access to your home whether it be through a PIN number you set up or even through an app in your phone.

    5. Add more deterrents with built-in alarm technology.

    If you decide that a keyless lock is right for you, consider choosing a lock option that features built-in alarm technology. Both our Schlage ConnectTM and Schlage SenseTM Smart Deadbolt come with a built-in alarm that can be programmed to fit your needs. Built-in alarms in keyless locks can help deter criminals before a breach occurs. Program your alarm to sound any time a significant amount of force is applied to your door or set it to activity mode to hear it beep whenever your door opens. 

    6. Lock your windows.

    After several months of opening your windows to allow a fresh breeze flow through your home, it can be easy to forget to lock those windows back up for the fall and winter. Take some time this weekend to double check that all your window locks are securely fastened.

    7. Install motion sensor lighting.

    If there's one thing a potential intruder does not like, it's having attention drawn to them and the easiest way to do that is with motion sensor lighting. Unless you want to leave your front porch or back door light on 24/7, motion sensors are easy to install and great for energy efficiency.

    8. Change your batteries.

    Finally, when you conduct your home security sweep, get in the habit of changing the locks on your smoke detectors, keyless locks, and motion sensors too. These devices often use very little power so it's unlikely you would use the full life of your batteries in a year's time but it's always best to play it on the safe side and make sure all low battery warnings are functioning properly.


    What security tips do you tend to abide by when it comes to increasing the security of your home? Comment below to let us know!

    The best of fall: 6 color choices you should try on your front door

    October 7, 2015 7:58 AM by emily.bailey

    Wednesday, October 7, 2015

    6 Fall Color Choices You Should Try on Your Front Door

    Take some inspiration from the season itself and try out one of these shades for a fresh look. Here are six of our favorite fall front door colors.



    As temperatures drop and pool parties are replaced with bonfires and hoodies, fall never fails to usher in a beautiful combination of shades just before the leaves begin to fall. The lack of humidity and mild temperatures make it the perfect time of year to paint your front door. Before winter takes claim, why not take inspiration from the season itself and try out one of these shades for a fresh look? Here are six of our favorite fall front door colors.

    1. Yellow

    Yellow is always associated with bright, cheerful feelings. Why not add a splash of cheer before the gloomy days of winter hits? Let your bold choice shine even more by pairing your new front door with a Matte Black handleset.

    2. Mustard yellow

    If you prefer a more rustic vibe for your home, try the next shade of yellow just before it gives way to orange with a more mustard tone. Aged Bronze handlesets and accessories perfectly complement this shade.

    3. Orange

    Orange is the most iconic color of fall. From pumpkins to holiday decor, there's no shortage of variations to this shade. For a look that will last all year long, try a more pastel tone and bring it to life with Matte Black handlesets and light fixtures. If your style is more contemporary, try a bold orange paired with Polished Nickel hardware.

    4. Rustic red

    There's nothing better than a warm, cozy feeling as fall begins to transition to winter. Give your guests a warm welcome this season with this rustic red front door color. Complete the look with our Aged Bronze hardware and accessories.

    5. Red, red

    If you prefer to add more excitement to your curb appeal, try a bold shade of red. A Bright Chrome or Polished Nickel handleset will let this color shine even more while matte black fixtures give the look a more transitional than contemporary vibe.

    6. Brick red

    This classic shade of red will make your guests feel right at home. This inviting color pairs perfectly with Satin Nickel door hardware for a traditional look that is anything but boring. For a unique touch of warmth and a modern flair, try pairing with Satin Brass hardware instead.

    Which color is your favorite? Join us on Facebook to let us know! And don't forget to complete your fall front porch look on a dime with these DIY projects.

    5 Common Household Items That Could Work a Lot Smarter

    October 2, 2015 8:25 AM by admin

    Friday, October 2, 2015

    5 Common Household Items That Could Work a Lot Smarter

    Building a smart home is not as complicated as you might think. Here are 5 common household items you can get started with.



    Turning your home into a smart home is no longer a complicated, expensive endeavor meant only for the most technologically savvy. With advancement in technology and a focus on daily convenience, even the most common household items can work smarter and make your life easier. Here are five items you likely already have that will quickly turn your ordinary home into a smart home.
    5 Common Household Items That Could Work a Lot Smarter | Schlage

    1. Smart thermostat.

    It's already a common feature to set your thermostat to change temperatures based on your schedule, but unless you work a strict 9-5 job five days a week, those settings can be pretty limiting. With a smart thermostat, you can control the climate in your home remotely and allow your thermostat to learn your daily habits so it adjusts automatically. You can also monitor how much you're spending on heating and cooling that month and make adjustments to increase efficiency and help you save money.

    2. Smart lighting.

    It's probably obvious that smart lighting can help you increase the energy efficiency just like with the smart thermostat. Smart lighting systems can be set on schedules or make adjustments on their own based on the amount of available light in the room.


    Smart lighting can also add convenience to your daily life. Did you forget to turn a light off downstairs when you went to bed? Pull the designated app up on your phone to shut it off. You can even set up smart lighting to sync with notifications on your phone. Is your wife calling while you're in the middle of watching the big game? Set your lights to flash a designated color so you never miss a message.

    3. Smart home surveillance systems.

    Smart home surveillance systems are all about peace-of-mind while you're away. Never worry about whether the dog is getting into the trash can or someone is trying to gain access while you're away on vacation. Install a connected camera that allows you to check in and see that everything is as it should be when you're away.

    4. Smart door locks.

    Keyless smart door locks are all about convenience and security. When you install a Schlage ConnectTM or Schlage SenseTM Smart Deadbolt and connect it to a compatible home automation hub*, you can receive alerts when your kids make it home from school or check in on whether you locked the door on your way to work and command it to lock without turning around. You can even connect your smart lock with compatible smart lighting to set your lights to turn on as soon as you unlock your door. 


    Be sure to check out our full list of keyless lock benefits.

    5. Smart garage doors.

    Forgetting to shut your garage door when you leave is often viewed as an invitation for burglars to enter your home. Just like with smart door lock technology, you can always check in to make sure your garage door is shut no matter where you are when you install a smart garage door opener. Simply press a button in your garage door app to command it to close in the unfortunate event that you do forget.


    Do you have any smart home technology in your home? Comment below to let us know what you use and your favorite feature.


    *The Schlage ConnectTM uses Z-wave technology to communicate with compatibile home automation hubs. The Schlage SenseTM lock should be within 40 feet of an Apple TV® for remote capability and uses Bluetooth® Smart technology to communicate with your iPhone.