Schlage has been around for a long time — if you've gone to a hardware store, you've likely seen its locks and deadbolts front and center. And like any legacy home security company, Schlage has found its way into the connected home space through products like its $229.99 flagship Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt, which appends Bluetooth connectivity to a traditional front door keylock.
When the Schlage Sense shipped in 2015, it was only compatible with the iPhone, and was one of the first front door locks to gain Apple HomeKit support — which is fine, but that doesn't address the entire market. Now, Schlage is updating its deadbolt with Android support, allowing millions of new users the opportunity to unlock their front doors with a tap — or a code.
One of the Schlage Sense lock's more interesting features is a touchscreen number pad, which allows for up to 30 unique codes to be used to unlock the door, in addition to a Bluetooth connection to the phone. These codes can be shared with friends, family or temporary guests, but the system is also secure: with an additional accessory providing remote access, users can disable the codes from anywhere or set timers so they expire after a certain period – which is great for, say, Airbnb guests. The benefit of such a system is that, unlike most connected locks, visitors don't need to download the Schlage Sense app if they don't want to.
To shore up additional functionality, Schlage is also releasing a $69.99 Schlage Sense Wi-Fi Adapter, which connects the previously Bluetooth-only lock to Wi-Fi, allowing homeowners to unlock and administer the Sense lock from anywhere in the world. The adapter is small and plugs into any outlet, easily connecting to a Wi-Fi router.
Schlage Announces Android Phone Compatibility and New Companion Wi-Fi Adapter for Schlage Sense™ Smart Deadbolt
— Solution Puts Control in Android™ and iPhone Users' Fingertips to Access Their Smart Locks From Anywhere —
Carmel, Ind. (Aug. 15, 2017) – Schlage®, a brand of Allegion® that has been creating stylish, innovative door hardware for more than 95 years, today announced its Schlage Sense™ Smart Deadbolt now has Android™ smartphone compatibility. Schlage is also introducing the Schlage Sense™ Wi-Fi Adapter, a simple wall plug-in that provides Android™ and Apple users access to their locks remotely.
With this update, consumers with an Android™ phone can now use the Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt. Additionally, consumers can add the Schlage Sense Wi-Fi Adapter (sold separately) to their home Wi-Fi networks to control their Schlage Sense from anywhere on their Android™ phone or Apple devices. The Schlage Sense Wi-Fi Adapter offers remote access to both iOS and Android™ smartphone users through the Schlage Sense app.
The Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt is easy to set up and use thanks to the dedicated, free app, which is available to Android™ phone users through the Google Play Store and Apple users through the App Store. With no connection to an existing home automation system or monthly subscription charge, the free app allows you to:
- Create and delete up to 30 unique access codes so trusted friends and family can enter using their code at the lock's touchscreen.
- Schedule access codes so guests can only enter when you want them to.
- Use the Wi-Fi Adapter to lock and unlock from anywhere, check on the lock's status and receive push notifications when the lock is used.
- View past activity to see which codes have been used and when.
- Update settings and check battery life.
"The No.1 customer question we have received regarding the Schlage Sense lock since its launch has been, 'when are you going to offer Android™ phone compatibility?'" said Chris Sutton, Electronics Business Leader at Schlage. "We also wanted to provide a solution, like the Schlage Sense Wi-Fi Adapter, that would allow a homeowner to connect to their lock remotely without having a smart home platform. We are excited to offer compatibility to a wider range of users looking to incorporate smart products into their homes."
The experts at Schlage have been creating innovative smart locks since 2009, designed to blend seamlessly with the décor and style of any home. The Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt is available in two of the brand's most popular styles, traditional Camelot and contemporary Century, as well as a variety of finishes including Matte Black, Satin Nickel and Aged Bronze to suite with Schlage interior door hardware and complete the look throughout the home.
The Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt is now available for $229 MSRP in select Apple, Lowe's and Home Depot stores and on HomeDepot.com, Lowes.com, Amazon.com, Build.com and Apple.com. The Schlage Sense Wi-Fi Adapter is available at THD.com, Lowes.com, Amazon.com and Build.com for $69.99 MSRP. For more information on the Schlage Sense lock, visit www.schlage.com.
Allegion (NYSE: ALLE) is a global pioneer in the field of safety and security. We keep people and their property safe, wherever they are, bringing together simple solutions and advanced technology. Allegion is a $2.2 billion company, with products sold in almost 130 countries. For more, visit www.allegion.com.
Android™ is a trademark of Google, Inc. iPhone® is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
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