Locks have been and will continue to be a front runner in how home and business owners protect their homes and offices. In this post, we will be taking a close look at Z-Wave enabled smart locks by Schlage. Please note we will be continuously updating this post with other Schlage models in the weeks to come.
Schlage has been in business for about 100 years now, with the company being founded in 1920. They main headquarters resided in San Francisco until about 1997. They decided to relocate their headquarters to Colorado Springs which is where they currently reside. Schlage started off making doorknobs, and have expanded since then to make a wide variety of locks, and now smart locks.
At Link Interactive, we have a number of Z-Wave enabled door locks that will work right alongside your Link Interactive home security system. To learn more about our home security and automation systems, please visit us here or call us at 1-877-826-5443.
The first smart lock we will be taking a look at is the Schlage Touch Keyless Touchscreen Deadbolt (with Century Trim). This lock has a deadbolt design that will easily fit between a front door that has a screen door. The Schlage Touch Keyless Touchscreen has a numeric touchscreen that has LED lighting and will illuminate the numbers when needed. The touchscreen is fingerprint-resistant, and will work even if you’re wearing gloves. This lock is battery operated, with a 2-year battery life and comes with a 9V battery backup. Indicator lights on this lock will let you know when the battery is getting low. It is 100% pick-proof and bump-proof due to certified commercial grade 2 material. It also allows you to create personalized user codes for different users of the lock.
This particular Schlage model is pretty highly rated. On Amazon users of this lock have given it 4 out of 5 stars with over 500 posted reviews. 71% percent of users gave this lock a 5-star review and seem to be happy with how easy it was to install along with the heavy-duty material that it is made of. Only 12% percent of users gave this lock a 1-star review and it seems that users had trouble with their locks failing after a certain period of time.
The Schlage Connect Smart Deadbolt has a built-in audible alarm designed to scare away any would-be intruders. There are a few ways this smart lock can be locked and unlocked. You can use a key, unlock it with a touch of a button from the keypad. This lock can also be controlled remotely and incorporates well with most security and home automation systems. The design of the Schlage Connect Smart Deadbolt lock is guaranteed to fit on existing, standard pre-drilled doors. Users simply just need to use a Phillips screwdriver to install this lock.
The Schlage Connect also includes a lever design which really gives a simplistic feel even though this lock is super smart. It has a touchscreen design with an illuminated keypad. It is made from grade 1 materials, which will give you the peace of mind that your smart lock isn’t easy to break. It is battery operated and powered by 4 double A batteries. It is wireless, so there is no need to run wires and disrupt the look of your home. The Schlage Smart Connect allows you to create multiple user codes so that you do not have to worry about sharing your personal code with whomever is living or visiting your home.
This a newer lock so there are not so may reviews for it, but on Amazon this lock currently holds a 4 out of 5 stars with about 100 reviews. 56% percent of users of this lock gave it a 5-star review and seem to be pleased with the numerous different features that this lock has to offer along with how long the quality of this lock last. Only 18% of users of this lock gave it a 1-star review and seem to be displeased with how this lock seem to go through batteries.
One of the reviewers also mentioned this specific model works really well with the Qolsys IQ Panel 2, which is a home security panel and one we use in our home automation packages at Link Interactive. To get pricing and more info on compatible door locks, check us out.
As with most Z-Wave door locks, Schlage gives you the ability to remotely control your Schlage lock through an app on your iOS or Android phone. The best way to take advantage of this feature is to incorporate your Schlage lock with a compatible security and home automation system, such as the Link Interactive home security system. You can then use the Link Interactive app to control the system and the lock all from one place.
Some of the app control features include locking and unlocking, getting event notifications and being able to check lock status. That’s not all though; you can also create Scenes or rules based on IFTTT (If This Then That). What this basically means is that you can create a sequence of security events in the app, save the sequence as a Scene and apply it with a push of a button whenever you like. For example, you can create a Scene called After Work and have the security system lock the door, turn the lights on and lower the temperature on your smart thermostat all at the same time or one after another. The Link Interactive app can do this and a whole lot more. Click here to find out more.
If you’re planning to use the Schlage lock as a standalone device and do not wish to integrate it with a security system, you can download the stand-alone Schlage app instead, but we do recommend using a Z-Wave lock in conjunction with a security system because it provides more complete protection.
Pricing for Schlage locks vary, but if you’re looking for a smart Schlage lock you can look to spend anywhere from $100 to $300, depending on the model you are interested in. To get your Schlage door lock and smart home system, contact us today. At Link Interactive, we make integrated smart homes a reality. Visit our offer to get a quote today or call us at 1-877-826-5443.