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Celebrating 100 years of Schlage and a century of success.

By emily.bailey

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Schlage 100th Anniversary

As Schlage celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2020, we’re looking back on the countless impacts we’ve made on people’s lives, homes and businesses.

 

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When Great-Aunt Edna turns 100, you throw a huge birthday bash. You eat cake, but more importantly, you reminisce about the innumerable experiences and moments she witnessed over the last century.

 

When a company ushers in a new century, the excitement is much the same. As Schlage celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2020, we’re looking back on the countless impacts we’ve made on people’s lives, homes and businesses. We’re also looking toward the future to continue serving you with our reputation for style and innovation for the next 100 years.

Schlage's 100th anniversary.

Since pioneering the first push-button lock in 1920 to the high-tech mobile solutions of today, Schlage’s passion for door hardware is what drives us to develop the products that keep you, and what matters most to you, secure. For 100 years, our legacy of continuous improvement, attention to detail and obsession with thoughtful innovation has provided you with peace of mind and solutions for a life and job made simpler.

 

We have redefined what’s possible and created security solutions for seamless access wherever life takes us. At home, we started with the first lock that didn’t require a key on both sides, dramatically reducing the chances of being locked in a room if the key was lost. Easy-grip handle locksets, never-before-seen levels of style customization and durability allowed Schlage to not only survive challenging times like World War II, but also thrive and grow internationally. Today we’ve advanced our offerings to include the revolutionary Schlage Encode™ Smart WiFi Deadbolt, giving you a more secure and simpler way to control access to your home, and Schlage can be found around the world.

Schlage Encode wifi smart lock on blue front door.
Innovation flourished in institutional and commercial markets as our products evolved to fulfill customers’ needs at the office, school and beyond. It began with durable mechanical locks and expanded to comprehensive electronic access control solutions. Among their many uses is enabling schools to take greater control over security and keep your students safe. A decade after introducing the first electronic lock with an interchangeable reader and communication modules, today’s wireless access control portfolio delivers a superior level of convenience—while staying true to the strength and level of quality the Schlage brand is built upon.
Schlage classroom door lever.

Walter Schlage, our founder and a renowned inventor, sought simple solutions to problems hidden in plain sight. In addition to creating locks, he developed techniques that allowed the Schlage Manufacturing Company, later renamed Schlage Lock Company in 1925, to produce more locks of higher quality in less time. We continue in the same spirit today. As a company of passionate innovators and trailblazers in engineering, technology and design, we will continue to lead in the marketplace, providing superior quality, safety and security for years to come.

 

With the number of global patents growing annually – Walter Schlage had more than 200 on his own – and an unending commitment to solving modern problems for today’s world, we are proud of our legacy. But as much as we enjoy looking back, we are even more eager to look forward to the next 100 years when we’ll be opening more than just doors. We’ll be opening possibilities.

 

Learn more about Schlage’s history and help us celebrate our 100th anniversary. There’s more to discover for both home and business at Schlage.

 

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