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    10 things the Schlage Connect™ lock can do with a Samsung SmartThings hub

    April 9, 2018 5:15 AM by emily.bailey

    Monday, April 9, 2018

    10 things the Schlage Connect™ lock can do with a Samsung SmartThings hub

    Whether you're shopping for the right smart home system or want to choose the best lock for your Samsung SmartThings setup, here are 10 smart lock features you could take advantage of.

     

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    The Schlage Connect™ Touchscreen Deadbolt with alarm combines advanced features and compatibility with your home automation system — allowing you to control your lock from anywhere and freeing you from the hassles of lost keys, getting locked out, or hiding a spare for trusted friends and family. Because it is open-platform, the Schlage Connect lock works with most Z-Wave® smart home hubs, including Samsung SmartThings.

     

    Here are ten features you can expect to unlock when you pair your new Schlage smart lock with a Samsung SmartThings hub.

    Z-wave smart lock - Schlage Connect - Samsung SmartThings

    1. Remote accessibility

    Gone are the days of worrying whether or not you left your door unlocked when you left home. Simply check the status of your lock through the SmartThings app. If the lock is unlocked, you can command it to lock within the app no matter where you are, eliminating the need to turn around and go home.

    2. Smart home routines

    SmartThings allows you to create routines that are triggered by a certain action – like a goodnight routine that locks the doors, closes the garage and turns off all electronics. Setting up automation with other smart devices is fast and easy since you can do everything straight from your smartphone.

    3. Create unique access codes

    Quickly create a code for a family member or trusted friend and disable it when it is no longer needed through the SmartThings app instead of the lock’s touchscreen. You can also receive alerts from SmartThings when your Schlage Connect is unlocked using one of the access codes, so you always know who is coming and going.

    4. Easily share access codes with visitors via SMS

    Once you’ve assigned a new access code to a visitor in the SmartThings app, you can conveniently share that code via SMS. No need for you to leave the app and no need for temporary users to download anything new to gain access.

    5. One convenient place to check the status of all your locks

    Have more than one smart lock installed? Whether on your home property, vacation home or AirBnB, SmartThings allows you to check the status of each lock in one, convenient place.

    6. Lock all smart locks in one click

    Did you leave all your doors unlocked? You don’t have to command your Schlage Connect deadbolt to lock one at a time. SmartThings allows you to lock them all with a single tap.

    7. Rename or delete an access code

    No need to pull out your programming guide to delete an access code through the touchscreen of the lock. SmartThings allows you to edit and delete access codes all through the app.

    8. Check access codes added across all the locks in one place

    Keeping track of all active access codes across multiple locks is easy. Easily view which family members and friends have access to which locks.

    9. Receive updates on lock activity

    SmartThings offers a little more peace of mind with your Schlage Connect lock by letting you know precisely when your lock was manually locked, manually unlocked, unlocked using code, updated or deleted.

    10. Pair your smart lock with Amazon Alexa

    Add even more convenience to your home automation set-up by pairing an Alexa-enabled device with Samsung SmartThings. Easily check the status of your lock or command it to lock by asking Alexa

    Once you’ve installed your Schlage Connect Touchscreen Deadbolt on your door, pairing with the SmartThings hub is quick and easy. Get their full instructions on how to connect here. If you have any questions along the way, reach out to us on Facebook or Twitter so we can help.

    How to make a smart door hardware purchase

    April 6, 2018 6:30 AM by emily.bailey

    Friday, April 6, 2018

    How to make a smart door hardware purchase

    When you need a new door lever or door knob, you’ll find that there are a lot of options to choose from. Get our tips for making this process as simple as possible.

     

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    Door hardware - Schlage
    When you need a new door lever or door knob, you’ll find that there are a lot of options to choose from. There are keyed entry locks for exterior doors, locking, non-locking, and non-turning interior knobs and levers, not to mention deadbolts and handlesets. Take into consideration the multiple styles and finishes available, and it may be difficult to know where to start.

    Let Schlage be your guide

    First, check out our door hardware shopper’s guide. The shopper’s guide breaks the options down into simplest terms, giving you the inside scoop on important door hardware lingo and making it easy to figure out exactly what you need.

     

    But beyond just features and functions, how do you know that you’re making a smart door hardware purchase? How do you find solutions that are simple and offer long term value? It’s tempting to grab the cheapest lock in the aisle that sort of looks like what you used to have, but the truth is that door hardware for the home is a little bit like accessorizing your outfit. Just like a pair of shiny new shoes or your favorite necklace, door hardware can be the perfect detail that elevates everything around it to the next level. In other words, it’s worth putting time into – but not too much time.

    Keep it simple

    Which brings us to our most sound advice: look for brands that offer simplicity. Door hardware is usually categorized into a variety of functions depending on which door in the house it will go on. Schlage Custom Combined Interior Door Hardware makes things a little easier by allowing you to switch between two settings: locking and non-locking. The locking option is perfect for bedroom and bathroom doors where you may like some privacy, while the non-locking option is ideal for hallway and closet doors.

     

    Most interior doors fall into these two categories, so instead of tallying up how many of each you need, you can get a Schlage Custom Combined Interior lock that will work with both. Plus, it only takes a few minutes to install and all you’ll need at home is a screwdriver. You can’t get easier than that.

    Consider the benefits

    Two functions in one lock also offers long term benefits. If you have young children in the home, you may opt for the non-locking function for safety. Later in life, as your family moves up and out, you may want to turn that bedroom into a home office with a lock on the door. Whatever life sends your way, a Schlage Custom Combined Interior lock can adapt to fit your evolving needs year after year.

    So next time you want to give your home a style lift without investing a lot of time and money, consider how easy it would be to add new knobs or levers. With the premium style and design of Schlage Custom door hardware, as well as the innovative Combined Interior function, you’ll be getting the most bang for your buck!
    Have questions about your door hardware purchase? Be sure to reach out to us on Twitter or Facebook.

    Shopper’s guide to door hardware

    March 29, 2018 9:00 AM by emily.bailey

    Thursday, March 29, 2018

    Shopper’s guide to door hardware | Schlage

    You’ve arrived in the aisle and…whoa! There are a lot of choices. This guide will help you navigate and choose the best hardware for your doors.

     

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    So, your old door knob broke. Or maybe you finally noticed you’ve got bright brass on your doors and satin nickel hardware everywhere else in the house. The point is, you’ve arrived in the aisle and…whoa! There are a lot of choices.
     

    You may be surprised to learn there are actually a lot of different types of door hardware designed for different types of doors in the home. There’s hardware for closet and hall doors that don’t need to lock, locking hardware for bedrooms and bathrooms, non-turning pulls for doors that don’t latch, keyed entry and deadbolts for exterior doors – and that’s just to name a few! So how do you know where to start?
     

    Don’t worry – Schlage is here to decode your door hardware needs. We’ve put together a few handy decision trees to guide you through grabbing the right door hardware the first time. The first question you’ll want to ask yourself is really simple – how many holes are in your door?
     

    We refer to the round holes where the door lock is installed as “bore holes” (brush up on your door hardware terminology here.) You’ll either have one, two, or three. If the door has no bore holes, you can install a non-turning or “dummy” knob or lever that serves as a decorative door pull.

    Single bore hole

    Does your door have only one bore hole? Refer to the decision tree graphic below to guide you through. Hint: the function colors in the decision tree correspond to the function color in the aisle, so you can match them up to easily find what you need.

    1 bore hole - Door hardware - Schlage


    ELECTRONIC OR MECHANICAL?
     

    Mechanical door hardware - Schlage
    Mechanical door hardware - Door lever - Schlage
    Door hardware - Door levers - Schlage
    Mechanical door hardware - Door knob - Schlage
    Door hardware - Door knobs - Schlage
    Electronic - Door hardware - Schlage
    Keyless electronic lock - No cylinder
    1 Bore Hole - Schlage Touch Keyless Touchscreen Lever
    Electronic lock - Back-up key
    1 Bore hole - Electronic lock - Schlage Keypad lever

    The first question to ask yourself is whether you want an electronic or mechanical lock for this door. If it’s an interior door, you’ll really only want an electronic lock if you want to be able to closely control access – perfect for wine cellars or home offices. Electronic locks also add a lot of convenience to interior areas because you don’t have to keep track of a key to get in. Just set an access code that you can easily change or delete if needed.
     

    If you choose electronics, you’ll just have to decide whether you want a back-up key or not. The Schlage Touch™ Keyless Touchscreen Lever has no cylinder and therefore no key. If you prefer the option of a backup key, we recommend a Schlage Keypad Lever.

     

    If there’s no need to closely control access and you’d rather go with a simple mechanical lock, your first decision to make is whether you want a knob or a lever. Knobs offer a classic look, while levers can be easier to operate, especially when your hands are full. From there, you can drill down to the functionality the knob or lever will need: is it an exterior door where you want extra security? If so, choose a keyed lock. Otherwise you’ll need either a bed & bath lock with push-button locking or a hall & closet knob or lever that simply turns to let you in. Consider Schlage Custom™ Combined Interior Door Hardware, which allows you to switch between locking and non-locking functionality. That way, when the extra bedroom becomes a nursery, you can just switch from locking to non-locking instead of replacing the whole lock.

     

    From there is the fun part – choosing the perfect style and finish for your home!

     

    Double bore hole

    Does your door have two bore holes? Two bore holes means it must be an exterior door. The ideal setup is a deadbolt at the top with a knob or lever below it. Refer to the decision tree graphic below to guide you through. Hint: the function colors in the decision tree correspond to the function color in the aisle, so you can match them up to easily find what you need.

    Door hardware - 2 Bore Holes - Schlage
     


    ELECTRONIC OR MECHANICAL DEADBOLT?
     

    Door hardware - 2 bore holes - door lever - Schlage
    Exterior door hardware - Door lever - Schlage
    Door hardware - 2 bore holes - door knob - Schlage
    Exterior door hardware - Door knob - Schlage
    Electronic - Door hardware - Schlage

    Electronic - Door hardware - Schlage

    Your first decision is whether you want a mechanical or electronic deadbolt. They both offer the same level of security and durability, but electronic deadbolts have a lot of possibilities to offer in terms of keyless convenience. You can forget about losing your keys or keeping track of copies and use access codes instead, and you can sometimes pair the lock with your smartphone for even easier setup and control. Scroll to the last decision tree graphic to find the right electronic option for you.

     

    Once you decide which kind of deadbolt you prefer, you can choose whether you’d like a knob or a lever below it. Some folks prefer to use a keyed entry lock below the deadbolt. If you prefer this option and pair it with a mechanical deadbolt, it’s best to buy them in a paired package so they’ll be keyed alike and you won’t have to carry two separate keys. You can also take your locks to your local hardware store to have them keyed alike if the combo you prefer does not come as a set. If you chose an electronic deadbolt and place a keyed lock below it, you’ll still have to carry a key and will eliminate the benefit of going keyless. Our recommendation is an electronic deadbolt with a non-locking knob or lever beneath.

     

    Triple bore hole

    If your door has two main bore holes with a third smaller hole further down, you’ll need a deadbolt at the top and a front entry handle below it. Refer to the decision tree graphic below to guide you through.

    Door hardware - 3 Bore Holes - Schlage
     


    ELECTRONIC OR MECHANICAL DEADBOLT?
     

    Door hardware - Mechanical - Schlage
    3 bore holes - Mechanical deadbolt - Schlage
    Door Hardware - Electronic - Schlage
    3 bore holes - Electronic deadbolt - Handleset - Schlage

    Just like with two bore holes, your first decision is whether you want a mechanical or electronic deadbolt. They both offer the same level of security and durability, but electronic deadbolts have a lot of possibilities to offer in terms of keyless convenience. You can forget about losing your keys or keeping track of copies and use access codes instead, and you can sometimes pair the lock with your smartphone for even easier setup and control. Scroll to the last decision tree graphic to find the right electronic option for you.

     

    Once you decide which kind of deadbolt you prefer, you’ll want to choose a front entry handle in a style and finish to match.

     

    Choosing an electronic deadbolt

     

    You know you want the security and convenience of an electronic deadbolt, but which deadbolt is right for you? Refer to the decision tree graphic below to guide you through.

    Electronic locks - Smart locks - How to choose
     


    CONNECT TO SMARTPHONE OR HOME AUTOMATION SYSTEM?
     

    Non-connected - Electronic locks - Schlage
    Keyless electronic lock - No cylinder
    Electronic locks - Schlage Touch Keyless Deadbolt
    Electronic lock - Back-up key
    Electronic locks - Schlage Keypad Deadbolt
    Connected locks - Smart locks - Schlage
    Connected locks - Wi-fi - Bluetooth- Schlage
    Connected smart lock - Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt
    Connected locks - Z-wave - Schlage
    Connected lock - Schlage Connect

    Do you want to pair your lock with a home automation or security system?
     

    If not, the options are simple. You can choose a Schlage Touch Keyless Touchscreen Deadbolt if you want to go completely keyless. If you like the idea of having a backup key, the Schlage Keypad Deadbolt is better for you.
     

    If you do want to pair your lock with your smartphone and open up third-party smart home/security integration options, you can choose between the Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt or the Schlage Connect Touchscreen Deadbolt.

     

    The primary difference between these two options is that the Schlage Connect lock uses a communications protocol called Z-Wave, so if you already have a Z-Wave enabled system like SmartThings, that lock will be your best option. Features vary across platform provider, but remote access is a common feature.

     

    Alternatively, the Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt uses Bluetooth to pair with your smartphone so you can enjoy easy setup and control through the app. The lock works with HomeKit and HomePod if you only plan on using iOS devices with your lock. Or you can pair the Schlage Sense lock with the Schlage Sense Wi-Fi Adapter, a simple wall plug-in that connects to your home Wi-Fi signal to allow you to access your lock from anywhere using your internet-connected smartphone – both iOS and Android. With the Wi-Fi Adapter, options to integrate with third-party systems like Amazon Alexa become available, with new integrations coming out all the time. 

     

    We hope this guide helps you navigate the wide world of door hardware. Have more questions? Reach out to us on Facebook or Twitter.

    How to install a Schlage Custom™ Combined Interior lock

    March 21, 2018 7:32 AM by emily.bailey

    Wednesday, March 21, 2018

    How to install a Schlage Custom™ Combined Interior lock

    Here are all the steps you need to follow to properly install your new hardware in just a few minutes.

     

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    With a wide range of architecurally-inspired styles featuring a premium designer look and feel with concealed screws and low profile trim, Schlage Custom Door Hardware is out top-of-the-line offering that allows you to create the perfect customized look to elevate your home's style.

     

    Schlage Custom combined interior door hardware offers both hall/closet and bed/bath functionality in one lock. From nursery to bedroom to home office, you can adapt to the ever-changing life of a room by switching from one function to another. Simply insert the locking pin on the interior side of the lock to enable locking for bedrooms and bathrooms.

     

    Installation is easy and Schlage Custom hardware is guaranteed to fit on standard doors. You'll only need two tools to complete the job - a tape measure and a screwdriver. Before we get started, be sure your door is properly drilled and aligned with this door prep checklist.

    Door hardware parts checklist

    Once you've gathered your tools, you're ready to get started installing your Schlage Custom lock. The first step you want to take is to ensure you have all parts and pieces you will need. Here's a checklist to help you be sure:
    Door hardware - Installation - Schlage Custom
    Allen wrench: You will use this to tighten the knob or lever.
     Latch: A spring operated bolt with a beveled face to permit a latching action when the door closes.
     Round corner faceplate: This is the decorative faceplate attached to the latch.
     Backplate: The backplate is used to secure the round corner faceplate to the latch.
     Drive-in faceplate: This is an optional faceplate that may replace the round corner faceplate if your door calls for it.
     Strike: The strike plate is the metal plate that will be affixed to the door frame. The strike is used to increase security by holding the latch in place.
     Latch/strike screws: These will be used to secure the latch and strike with the door.
     Chassis screws: These will be used to secure the interior chassis to the exterior chassis.
      Interior chassis: This chassis will be installed on the interior side of the door and will be secured in to place with the chassis screws.
      Exterior chassis: The chassis with two posts and a privacy pin hole.
      Trim: A circular or decorative trim plate attached to the door under the knob or lever.
     Door knobs or levers
      Privacy pin: You will need this tool to change the function of your lock from locking to non-locking.

     Emergency unlock tool: This tool can be used if your lock is set to privacy and is ever accidentally locked. Be sure to keep this tool some place handy.

    Installation instructions

    1You'll begin by first installing the strike. Secure the strike to the door frame using the two short screws.

    Door hardware - Installation - Schlage Custom

    2If your door has a backset of 2 3/8", you will not need to make any further adjustments. If your backset measures 2 3/4", the latch is easily adjusted to make it longer by turning the bottom half and extending it out.
    Door hardware - Installation - Schlage Custom

    3Next, you'll need to determine if you'll be using the round corner faceplate or the drive-in faceplate.
    Door hardware - Installation - Schlage Custom

    If using the round corner faceplate, put the silver backplate on the latch so the tabs on the latch are aligned with the notches on the backplate. Install the decorative, round corner faceplate over the silver backplate.
    Door hardware - Installation - Schlage Custom

    If you need to use the drive-in faceplate, you'll need to add a hammer and block of wood to your tool set. Simply install the drive-in faceplate over the latch until you hear it snap.
    Door hardware - Installation - Schlage Custom

    4If you're using the round corner faceplate, be sure that the angled beveled side is facing the door frame and slide the latch into place and secure with the two remaining short screws.

     

    Door hardware - Installation - Schlage Custom

    For the drive-in faceplate, slide into place and gently tap in to place flush with the door edge using a block of wood to protect the latch.
    Schlage Custom - Door knob and lever - Installation

    5Now that the latch is installed, it's time to put the chassis in place. With the privacy pin hole at the bottom, put the exterior chassis into the hole of the door while aligning the chassis posts with the holes in the latch.
    Schlage Custom - Door knob and lever - Installation

    6Place the interior chassis on the other side of the door and secure with the long chassis screws, being careful not to overtighten them.

     

    Schlage Custom - Door knob and lever - Installation

    7Now you are ready to install the trim. Notice the small indents on the chassis that lign up with indents on the interior side of the trim.
    Schlage Custom - Door knob and lever - Installation

    Make sure the privacy pin hole on the trim also lines up with the privacy pin hole on the chassis.
    Schlage Custom - Door hardware - Installation

    Line the trim hooks up and slide and click in to place. Repeat on the other side of the door.
    Schlage Custom - Door hardware - Installation

    8If you want to be able to lock the door, you'll want to use the privacy function. Insert the privacy pin on the pin hole on the interior side. Make sure the wings are horizontal then push until you hear a click.
    Schlage Custom - Door hardware - Installation

    Rotate the privacy pin one quarter turn to the right, then push it to engage the lock.
    Schlage Custom - Door hardware - Installation

    9Now it's time to attach the knobs or levers. Levers should face away from the door frame. If your lever is pointing the wrong way, watch this video on changing the handing here. Push your knob or lever into place with the correct orientation then tighten with the allen wrench.
    Schlage Custom - Door hardware - Installation

    Testing the lock

    Now that the installation is complete, it's important to test the lock to make sure everything is in proper, working order.
    1If you chose to use the privacy pin, push the pin to lock the door.
    Schlage Custom - Door hardware - Installation

    2To disengage the lock, simply turn the lever on the interior side to unlock.

     

    Your installation is now complete. You can also reference the printed installation instructions here or the video here. For more installation tips and product resources, check out our Schlage Custom FAQ page.

    Five problems. One Solution. Schlage Custom™ Door Hardware

    March 5, 2018 9:35 AM by emily.bailey

    Monday, March 5, 2018

    Five problems. One Solution. Schlage Custom™ Door Hardware

    The mark of a true innovator is solving problems before you even know you have them. This is certainly the case when it comes to creating perfect door hardware for your home.

     

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    The mark of a true innovator is solving problems before you even know you have them. This is certainly the case when it comes to creating perfect door hardware for your home. There are so many factors to consider – from how a door functions to how it looks to how easy it is to install to what it costs. At Schlage, we continue to develop innovative products that eliminate problems and add simplicity, safety and style to your home.

    1. We have to hand it to you

    Is your door right handed or left handed? That’s something many people don’t think about when they’re shopping for door hardware. With a left-handed door, from the outside the door hinges are on your left. With a right-handed door, they’re on your right. Schlage Custom Door Hardware makes shopping easy. You don’t need to choose a left or right-handed lock ahead of time because the core can be customized to work either way.

    2. It’s your turn

    It’s a good idea going in to decide if you prefer knobs or levers for your door hardware. It’s easy to be overwhelmed by the number of options available once you get to the home-improvement store. Schlage Custom Door Hardware offers 12 knob and lever designs from which to choose. So what impression are you looking to make? What rooms will they open? Think function as well as fashion.

    3. You’ve got the look

    Whether shopping online or visiting your local home improvement retailer, Schlage Custom Door Hardware makes it easier to find the perfect look. From Traditional and Transitional to Contemporary, we offer trim options with subtle, yet unique details meant to make a lasting impression. Hidden screws. Low-profile designs. It’s the little things that make a big difference and add value.

    4. From start to finish

    It’s exciting to have a wide selection of design options available to you. Do you prefer the understated style of Satin Brass? The timelessness and flexibility of Satin Nickel? The rustic character of Aged Bronze? The contemporary elegance of Matte Black? Schlage Custom Door Hardware is available in a range of customizable options to suit.

    5. To lock or not to lock?

    That is the question. Are you looking for a non-locking interior door for a hallway or closet? Or do you want an added measure of privacy and security for a locking bedroom, bathroom or home office? With Schlage Custom Door Hardware you don’t have to choose one or the other. The innovative system includes a locking pin that easily allows you to switch back and forth. One system. Endless possibilities.

    Be in the know. Change your mind–and pretty much anything else your heart desires–without having to change your lock. For more information, visit schlage.com/custom.

    5 steps to a style update: Schlage interior door hardware installation

    February 28, 2018 1:15 PM by emily.bailey

    Wednesday, February 28, 2018

    5 steps to a style update: Schlage interior door hardware installation

    You might be surprised by how easy it actually is to install new levers or knobs. For most, installation requires no more than 5 minutes.

     

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    Door hardware - Installation - Schlage

    You’ve probably heard us say it before, and we’ll say it again: a door hardware upgrade is one of the simplest and most affordable ways to add an instant style lift to your home’s interior.

     

    It’s true, those of us at Schlage are total door hardware nerds – we love switching up styles and playing with finishes, so of course we think new hardware is a great idea! But you might be surprised by how easy it actually is to install new levers or knobs. All of our hardware is guaranteed to fit on standard door preps, so for most, it’s a 5-minute job that requires nothing more than a screwdriver.

     

    Take a look below at a step-by-step breakdown of the installation process to see just how easy the steps are.

    Schlage door lock installation

    1 As mentioned above, Schlage door hardware is guaranteed to fit on standard door preps. If you’re unsure whether your door is prepped correctly, double check these measurements:
    Door hardware - Installation - Door prep - Schlage
    If your measurements are different, you can call customer service at 888-805-9837. You may be able to get a different install kit for your non-standard door.
    Most doors won’t require any adjustments to the latch, however, you are given some extra options, just in case. If your door doesn’t have a rectangular cut-out around the latch hole, you’ll want to use the round drive-in faceplate. You can use a flathead screwdriver to pop the rectangular faceplate off, then attach the round drive-in faceplate by sliding it over the top of the bolt and snapping it into place.
    Door hardware - Installation - Schlage
    3Installing the latch is easy; for the standard rectangular faceplate, simply slide the latch into the hole until the faceplate is flush with the door, and secure it to the door with the two included screws. Make sure the beveled side of the bolt is facing the door jamb. The round drive-in faceplate is even easier: slide the latch into the hole, then cover the bolt with a block of wood to protect it from damage and use a hammer to gently tap it into place.
    Door hardware - Installation - Schlage
    4Now you’re ready to add your knob or lever. The posts attached to the levers will slide through the latch, then you can secure them in place with the two screws. The final step is to attach the strike plate to the door jamb with the screws provided.
    Door hardware - Installation - Schlage
    5Once you’ve gotten your new hardware on the door, you may find that your lever looks funny because it’s upside down. Don’t worry, this is easy to fix! Use the small pin included in the box to remove each lever. Switch each lever to the other side of the door so that the curved tip points downward, and snap it back into place.
    Door hardware - Installation - Schlage
    As you can see, in just a few easy steps you can change the style and finish of your hardware and give any room in your home an aesthetic lift! As always, let us know if you have questions by reaching out on Twitter or Facebook.

    Schlage Custom™ Door Hardware: Flexibility, innovation & style

    February 26, 2018 6:15 AM by emily.bailey

    Monday, February 26, 2018

    Schlage Custom™ Door Hardware: Flexibility, innovation & style

    Today, it’s your sanctuary, be it a craft room or den, media room or man cave. It’s the embodiment of who you are right now, a perfect reflection of your style and lifestyle. But what about tomorrow?

     

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    Bedroom door lock - Office door hardware - Schlage Custom

    Today, it’s your sanctuary, be it a craft room or den, media room or man cave. It’s the embodiment of who you are right now, a perfect reflection of your style and lifestyle.
     

    But what about tomorrow? Let’s say you start that home business and you want the privacy and order of a home office. Or maybe you turn it into a workout room. Or a guest room. Or a nursery. The possibilities are endless.
     

    To unleash the potential of any room, we suggest innovative new door hardware that grows with you and adapts effortlessly to your changing needs. Introducing Schlage Custom™ Door Hardware, a revolutionary system that elevates the design and flexibility of your home.

    Custom Look. Premium Style.

    Schlage Custom™ Door Hardware features concealed screws and low-profile trim for a premium designer look. There are 12 knob and lever designs from which to choose and seven trim styles in six finishes, so the options are virtually limitless. Whether you’re simply replacing outdated locks, remodeling, or just want to add a fresh decorative touch, personalizing your room – or your entire home – has never been easier.

    Bedroom door lock - Schlage Custom Door Hardware - Privacy Pin

    One system. Endless possibilities.

    The innovative Schlage Custom™ Door Hardware system works on any interior door. Simply choose the perfect combination of trim, finish and knob or lever. Installation is simple and defaults to a non-locking mode. If you want to add privacy, simply install the included locking pin to the interior side of the door. In a matter of seconds, you can convert a locking home office into a non-locking nursery, or a non-locking craft room into a lockable guest room.

    Premium door hardware - Schlage Custom

    Style. Innovation. And Value.

    Schlage Custom™ Door Hardware offers premium style at an unbelievable value. Especially when you consider the range of styles and hardware available as well as its innovative design. It’s never been easier or more affordable to give each room in your house a designer look.

    Schlage is an Allegion brand and has been providing innovation, style, security and value in door hardware for nearly 100 years. Allegion is a global pioneer in the field of safety and security with more than 25 brands sold in 130 countries.

    Homeowner’s guide to door hardware terminology

    February 22, 2018 9:28 AM by pooja.katkar

    Saturday, February 24, 2018

    Homeowner’s guide to door hardware terminology | Schlage

    When shopping for door hardware that meets your specs for security, performance and style, it helps to be able to talk the talk.

     

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    Whether exploring the world of door hardware online at websites like schlage.com or visiting your local home improvement store to purchase door hardware that meets your specs for security, performance and style, it helps to be able to talk the talk.

     

    From backset to bore, strike plate to spindle, we’d like to help you understand some of the more common terminology and help unlock the sometimes mysterious and occasionally confusing world of door hardware. It’s actually easier than it sounds once you get the hang of it, and at the very least, we’ll be able to help you impress your friends with your newly realized knowledge as well as provide some practical understanding of the various door lock and security options available to you.

    BHMA:

    This stands for the Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association. This organization ensures the quality and performance of builder’s hardware through a grading system that evaluates the hardware’s endurance under laboratory conditions to simulate real-world usage. The grading system is expressed alphabetically (A, B and C) and looks at three different categories: Security, Durability and Finish.

    Chassis and Trim - Door Hardware - Glossary - Schlage

    Chassis:

    Like your car, this is the body of the lock, without any trim which can be chosen specifically to fit the uniqueness of your home’s look and style. Visit schlage.com to see a variety of mechanical and electronic options including the latest smart locks.

    Trim:

    A trim plate attached to the door under the knob or lever. Depending upon the type and style of lock you choose, there will be a number of available trim styles and finishes to meet your specific preferences.

    Bore holes:

    Bore holes are the holes in the door that allow door hardware to be installed. The cross bore is the main hole drilled into the face of the door where the body of the lock (chassis) is installed. The edge bore is the hole drilled from the side of the door to the cross bore to allow the latch of the lock to be installed.

    Bore holes:

    Bore holes are the holes in the door that allow door hardware to be installed. The cross bore is the main hole drilled into the face of the door where the body of the lock (chassis) is installed. The edge bore is the hole drilled from the side of the door to the cross bore to allow the latch of the lock to be installed.

    Deadbolt:

    One of the strongest methods of securing a door, deadbolts are operated only using a key from the exterior or thumbturn from the interior. The deadbolt is typically installed above a knob, lever or grip for a handleset.

    Backset:

    The distance from the edge of the door to the center line of the prepared hole drilled to install most locks. With all installations, there are minimum and maximum measures for your lock to be compatible.

    Escutcheon - Door Hardware - Glossary - Schlage

    Escutcheon:

    This refers to any plate that surrounds a keyhole or lock, including trim and handleset plates. It protects the lock cylinder from being drilled out and protects the surrounding area from being scratched by the end of a key.

    Faceplate:

    The metal plate on the edge of the door that protects the lock from wear and tear.

    Handing:

    Handing is a term used to indicate how a door swings. This is important to know when choosing a compatible lock for your use. A left-handed lever has the door hinges located on the left side as you look at the door’s exterior. A right-handed lever has the door hinges located on the right side of the door as you look at it from the outside. For more information, check out our blog post on understanding lever and door handing.

    Latch bolt:

    Sometimes abbreviated as latch, this is the type of lock that has a beveled, spring- operated bolt that engages when you close the door. If you’ve ever accidentally locked yourself out of your house or a hotel room, you know this type well.

    Latch bore:

    Also known as an edge bore, this is the hole drilled from the side of the door into the cross bore and accommodates the sliding of the deadbolt. The diameter of this hole is generally 1” to accommodate most bolts from either mechanical or electronic locksets.

    Spindle:

    The spindle is the bar that connects knobs or levers through the door and operates the lock mechanism.

    Strike plate::

    Similar to a faceplate, the strike plate is a metal plate that is affixed to the doorjamb and has a hole (or holes) that accommodate the lock bolt. It is not only decorative. The strike plate protects the doorjamb and adds security to the opening.

    For more information on door terminology or installation help, visit Schlage’s How-to center.

    High-end designer door hardware without the designer price tag

    January 25, 2018 1:23 PM by emily.bailey

    Thursday, January 25, 2018

    High-end designer door hardware without the designer price tag

    Meet our latest line of innovative door hardware: Schlage CustomTM and get a glimpse into the inspiration behind our new styles.

     

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    For more than 95 years, Schlage has strived to bring innovative, stylish door hardware designs to our customers’ door steps. We've stayed true to the quality and strength our brand is known for, while offering products at a price homeowners can afford. Our legacy holds true with the announcement of our latest innovative line of hardware that features premium style and makes purchasing door hardware easier than ever.
     

    Introducing: Schlage CustomTM Door Hardware.

    Designer door hardware - Whitney lever - Schlage Custom

    Schlage Custom™ locks are uniquely designed with premium style in mind. Add instant polish to the look of any room with Schlage’s architecturally-inspired knobs, levers and trim in lustrous, long-lasting finishes.

     

    The Schlage Custom™ core also works on both bed/bath and hall/closet doors, so you can buy one lock that provides you with multiple options. Whether you need a non-locking or locking door, it’s easy to switch between functions. Just insert or remove the locking pin from the pinhole on the interior of the lock.

    The entire Custom line is made up of 6 levers/knobs and 7 trims, featuring some of our most familiar and favorite designs. We're also adding a few new styles to our portfolio. Take a look at the new knobs/levers and trims you can now choose from to achieve a look that is perfectly polished for your style.

    Trim

    Alden trim

    Traditional door hardware - Alden trim - Schlage Custom

    The Alden trim is inspired by Colonial styles and traditional Georgian architecture made popular in New England and Great Britain. It's a timeless style that is a refresh of a heritage piece that has been a staple part of Schlage's style portfolio for decades.
     

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    Kinsler trim

    Modern door hardware - Kinsler trim - Schlage Custom

    The Kinsler trim is inspired by modern styles seamlessly blended with classic design principles to create a look that is flexible enough to work in a variety of settings. The simple, streamlined look of the Kinsler trim is effortlessly versatile, highlighting the design of any knob or lever it’s paired with.

     

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    Rosewood trim

    Designer door hardware - Rosewood trim - Schlage Custom

    The Rosewood trim features complex yet elegant facets that reflect light when dressed in a lustrous finish, adding a flash of glamour to any room. Rosewood is inspired by the lavish lifestyles of classic film stars and the extravagant sets used in film noir.


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    Knobs

    Alexandria knob

    Glass door knob - Alexandria knob - Schlage Custom

    Inspired by one of the two primary glass knob styles of the Victorian era, the Alexandria knob is a multi-faceted glass knob with classic reflective detailing that sparkles in the center. This simple knob can completely change the look of an opening, adding a gorgeous touch of traditional Victorian design without a lot of work. It’s also perfect for restorations of vintage homes.


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    Hobson knob

    Glass knobs - Hobson door knob - Schlage Custom

    The Hobson glass knob is the perfect statement piece for styles ranging from traditional to the more eclectic transitional. The knob is a throwback to traditional Victorian glass knob styles, updated with a fresh modern-day sensibility.


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    Levers

    Dempsey lever

    Designer door hardware - Dempsey lever - Schlage Custom

    The glamorous Dempsey lever is inspired by the opulence of Old Hollywood and the romance of film noir. This lever is a great example of the way door hardware can serve as the perfect detail when achieving a specific style.


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    Eller lever

    Designer door hardware - Eller lever - Schlage Custom

    The intrepid design of the Eller lever is in a class all its own, featuring the soft curves of Scandinavian design and precise, clean surfaces of minimalism.


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    Whitney lever

    Designer door hardware - Whitney lever - Schlage Custom

    Inspired by wrought iron scrollwork forged by classical blacksmiths, the Whitney lever adds an authentic touch of traditional style to any home. Although this lever was designed with Old World New Orleans and Spanish Colonial homes in mind, it's mainstream enough to coordinate with a variety of styles.


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    To view the entire Schlage Custom line or to learn more about this innovative new hardware, visit schlage.com/custom.

    Set up your Schlage Sense™ Wi-Fi Adapter for iOS™ or Android™

    November 28, 2017 8:34 AM by emily.bailey

    Tuesday, November 28, 2017

    Set up your Schlage Sense™ Wi-Fi Adapter for iOS™ or Android™

    The Schlage Sense Wi-Fi Adapter enables users to control their Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt when away from home. Here's how to get started.

     

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    The Schlage Sense™ Wi-Fi Adapter lets you lock/unlock your Schlage Sense™ Smart Deadbolt from anywhere with your Android™ smartphone, iPhone®, iPad®, or iPod touch®. Simply plug the small Wi-Fi Adapter into power at home. Use the Schlage Sense app to pair it with your deadbolt and connect it to your home Wi-Fi network for anywhere access.

     

    After you have downloaded the Schlage Sense app and paired it with your lock using the Schlage mode setup, you can quickly and easily set up your Wi-Fi Adapter. The Wi-Fi Adapter is not compatible with HomeKit so if you've paired your lock with your phone using the HomeKit setup, you will need to complete a factory reset and re-pair your lock using the Schlage mode setup before completing the steps below.

    Schlage Sense Wi-Fi Adapter - Set up - Smart lock

    How to set up your Schlage Sense Wi-Fi Adapter for iOS

     1Navigate to the menu in the app and click Wi-Fi Adapters.
    Schlage Sense Wi-Fi Adapter - Set up - iOS
     2Click the "+" in the top right corner of the page.
    Schlage Sense Wi-Fi Adapter - Set up - iOS
     3Type in the programming code located on the back of your Wi-Fi Adapter.
    Schlage Sense Wi-Fi Adapter - Set up - iOS
     4Then plug in your Wi-Fi Adapter within 40 feet of your Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt.
    Schlage Sense Wi-Fi Adapter - Set up - iOS
     5Follow instructions on the screen to join the Wi-Fi Adapter's temporary network, then return to the app to finish the setup.
    Schlage Sense Wi-Fi Adapter - Set up - iOS
     6Now, following on-screen instructions in the Schlage Sense app, join your home's Wi-Fi network.
    Schlage Sense Wi-Fi Adapter - Set up - iOS
     7The app will automatically pair with your Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt within range.
    Schlage Sense Wi-Fi Adapter - Set up - iOS
     8Congratulations! You have now paired your lock and Wi-Fi Adapter.
     
    Schlage Sense Wi-Fi Adapter - Set up - iOS

    How to set up your Schlage Sense Wi-Fi Adapter for Android

     1Make sure your smartphone is connected to the same Wi-Fi network that you'll be using for the Adapter. Navigate to the menu in the app and click Wi-Fi Adapters.
    Schlage Sense Wi-Fi Adapter - Set up - Android
     2Click the "+" in the top right corner of the page.


     
    Schlage Sense Wi-Fi Adapter - Set up - Android
     3Take note of the 8-digit programming code located on the back of your Wi-Fi Adapter - you'll need it for setup.
    Schlage Sense Wi-Fi Adapter - Set up - Android
     4Plug in your Wi-Fi Adapter within 40 feet of your Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt.
     
    Schlage Sense Wi-Fi Adapter - Set up - Android
     5Choose your Wi-Fi Adapter from the list on your screen.
    Schlage Sense Wi-Fi Adapter - Set up - Android
     6Select your home Wi-Fi network to pair with.
    Schlage Sense Wi-Fi Adapter - Set up - Android
     7Enter the Wi-Fi Adapter's programming code that you located before plugging it in.
    Schlage Sense Wi-Fi Adapter - Set up - Android
     8Now your Wi-Fi Adapter is added to your Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt account.
    Schlage Sense Wi-Fi Adapter - Set up - Android
     9Congratulations! You have successfully paired your lock to your Wi-Fi Adapter.
    Schlage Sense Wi-Fi Adapter - Set up - Android
    Now you have anywhere access to your home through your phone. Check the status of your door, and lock and unlock your door from anywhere with your smartphone. Keep in mind, the Schlage Sense Wi-Fi Adapter must stay plugged into power at home, connected to Wi-Fi and in Bluetooth® range (about 40 feet) from the lock to enable remote access. For more information, visit schlage.com/sense.
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