Rated 4.3 out of 5Â by 51
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Aayan Peace of mind with added security
This deadbolt certainly provides peace of mind with added security. Installation is very easy and takes less than half hour if you are replacing an existing deadbolt. Installation Guide contains step-by-step clear instructions/limitations with illustrations.
Its Auto-Lock feature can automatically lock the door after 30 seconds; itâs a great feature with a BUT. If a 3 â 4 year old child sneaks out the door and the door gets locked in 30 seconds, the child might not know how to get back in. I am leaving this option disabled in my house.
Lock & Leave feature allows you to lock the door by simply pressing Schlage button from the outside keypad. Itâs very handy when your hands are full. You have the flexibility to use one of the three alarm modes to fit your needs. For each mode, you can also control the sensitivity level. Vacation mode totally restricts unlocking the door through code and you must unlock using the provided single key until vacation mode is disabled. The lock can store up to 30 user codes. Keypadâs surface is not like cell phone touch screen, keys are raised and you have to apply a bit pressure to press a number. Backlight conveniently helps you read the digits in the dark. You also have an option to enable/disable key-press beep. Wireless lock/unlock capability comes with some additional cost. You have to buy Nexia Home Bridge to utilize wireless feature.
It would be great to allow the consumer to pick separate colors for the indoor alarm assembly and the outdoor keypad. I have Aged Bronze Color Scheme on the exterior hardware and Brushed Nickel Color Scheme on the interior. I ended up matching the lock with my exterior hardware color scheme, so now I have an Aged Bronze alarm assembly with my Brushed Nickel interior. It took some time to get used to 8â high alarm assembly since it replaced a deadbolt that was only 3â in diameter and matched my interior color scheme. Lock is powered by 4 AA Alkaline batteries (not included). It gives you yellow light indicator if batteries are low.
Given the capabilities of this lock, I am a very happy consumer.
March 31, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Nyvram One of the best purchases I've made.
I'll cut to the chase.
Schlage customer service - amazing! They answer right away and stay on the phone with you to work out the issue..in my case I needed to 'factory reboot' the deadbolt which took about 30 seconds and then it worked correctly.
Product quality - Outstanding. This has an ANSI-level 1 commerical grade security rating which you can achieve by using their NUCLEAR SCREWS that are about 2 1/2 inches long you run into the door jamb. I feel more secure just watching those screws drill a hole to China in my door frame.
Security Features - Tons of features crammed into this! Its working like a dream on my 99 cent WINK hub (see my review of that product), it has 10-15 unique features to create door lock codes, vacation mode, etc. and after I thought I had completely set it up, I found out there's a bunch of ALARM features built in! These include beeping when it opens, beeping when it detects multiple wrong codes entered, going off if it detects any tampering or going off like gangbusters if major tampering like a crowbar being used is detected. Very nice feature.
Fit and Finish. The light-up touchscreen works very well even with gloves and dirty fingers. Looks great (I have the rubbed/aged bronze finish) and the only thing I'd recommend is be VERY sure the bolt slides easily. I had a crummy old kwikset that didnt slide smoothly and the motor burned up. By contrast the schlage turns very easily and I took extra care to make sure nothing rubbed by using a dremel on the metal door plate.
Technology - Adding this deadbolt to the WINK hub was a 30 second process. The WINK app on my phone now notifies me not only every time it locks or opens, but it also tells me what family member opened it! Very cool and all the activity for the lock is stored on the WINK cloud so you can see the history of every time the deadbolt was accessed. BONUS that its also set up in the WINK system to check if its locked at 11pm every night and lock automatically if someone left it open.
Photos of what the deadbolt activity looks like in the WINK app, etc. below.
December 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by MusicMan1 Touchscreen deadbolt
Bought this item for our front door. It fit properly, and it was simple to install. To program it was also very simple. We are enjoying it with the kids as well - not having to pull out our keys each time. I also love the auto lock feature which I programmed, so the door automatically locks itself when we close it to leave the house! About as good as it could get!
March 28, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Brian cool idea...good enough for my garage.
Well, install is a little involved compared to a normal deadbolt but not too bad. I decided to install it on my detatched garage to test run it before I trust it on my home. So far it's cool to be able to enter without a key but I'm not used to not locking the knob when I exit...LOL! I would recommend it so far for a detached garage but it will take a while to trust it on my home. The internals are very much made of plastic on the interior side of the lock so time will tell of its durability. Furthermore, the keypad reminds me of the old school keypads that eventually dry rot and crack due to prolonged ultraviolet exposure...but again, time will tell. I'd give it a try if you can trust it first and foremost.
March 27, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by DIYer80 Good product with a few flaws
I purchased this lock about 6 months ago. The installation was straight forward although I did have to increase the size of the hole in my door because this bolt was slightly larger than the one I was replacing. About a month and a half in, the right side of the key pad stopped working (keys 3, 6, 9). I contacted Schlage who agreed to replace the lock without any hassle but it did take them 2 weeks to send the new lock, so I was unable to use the touch pad for the 2 weeks it took them to send the lock. Since then the lock has worked very well. The main reason I can not give this lock 5 stars is because of a flaw I have had in both locks. If you try and connect this lock to the MIcasaverde controller it will take you a while and it does not always work. It took me 4 hours to sync with my controller. You have to bring the controller to the lock, program it, and then let it sit for a few hours for it to sync. Also, randomly the lock will stop working if it is connected to the Micasaverde controller. All the buttons on the touch screen do not respond and the only way to fix the problem is to disconnect and then reconnect the batteries. If your plan is to never carry keys anymore, this creates a serious problem. I am also having a problem sending commands from the lock to the controller when the lock is unlocked/locked from the lock. Hopefully they will fix this problem soon.
June 8, 2013