We all have that list of “to do’s” that we’d like to complete when it comes to our homes. Daily tasks like doing the dishes or taking out the trash usually get completed in a reasonable amount of time. However, many people put off some of the more important home improvements so long that they forget to ever check these items off of their lists. Where home security is concerned, this can be a catastrophic mistake.
It is understandable, because home security systems often seem (and can be) complicated. Those potential complications often prevent people from taking any home security steps at all. However, there are many products within the smart home market that build home security with a quick, inexpensive, and simple-to-use product.
The Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt door lock is one such product. While we’ve covered other smart door locks, the Schlage takes the convenience of a smart lock and adds a powerful home security element.
What is the Schlage Sense Smart deadbolt?
A smart deadbolt for your front or back door that allows you to control who has access to your home. If an unwanted intruder tries to enter, the lock also has a built-in alarm system.
Why you need it
A smart deadbolt allows you to give and revoke access to your home to anyone you need, from anywhere. From housekeepers, to delivery people, to visiting relatives. Individual users can gain access to your home through a code entered on the Schlage keypad. This also allows you access to your own home via a code, even if you misplace your keys!
Installation Ease of Use
The Schlage Sense Smart deadbolt is very simple to install. Schlage provides clear instructions, and even a link to an installation video that makes the process incredibly easy. The lock can be installed in under 20 minutes. Once installed, the Schlage app guides you quickly through the lock’s setup. This is a very intuitive product that even smart home novices can use without much instruction.
The Schlage Sense Smart deadbolt is available for $229, which is a very reasonable price considering that this product offers several important functions for your home.
Let’s take a look at some of the ways the Schlage Sense Smart deadbolt can make your home safer.
If an intruder tries to force your front door open, the Schlage alarm will alert you right away.
While we absolutely recommend having a full-scale security system in your home, if you’re not quite ready to take the plunge with a full setup this is a good starting point. The Schlage arms any door you install it on with an internal alarm system that notifies you if anyone tries to force the lock open. Not only would the sounds of the Schlage’s alarm give you time to react in an emergency, it would also likely scare your intruder away. In fact, even if you already have a home security system, this additional layer of security (combined with the convenience of a smart lock) is a great addition to your home’s setup.
Separate Codes for Everyone
You’ll be able to track exactly who is coming and going from your home by giving each individual their own 4-digit code.
If you have children, housekeepers, or anyone who regularly enters and exits your home while you’re away, the Schlage’s code system will make your life easier and more organized. You can create up to 30 individual codes for frequent (or temporary) home entrants. The Schlage app will also allow you to check in on who has been using their code to enter your house. This way, you will always know who is coming and going and won’t run into any surprise guests.
Double-check that your front door is locked from anywhere wi-fi is available, and ensure that only those you’ve granted access to are using your home.
Finally, the Schlage allows you to remotely check in on the status of your door’s lock using the Schlage smartphone application. This will give you peace of mind that you haven’t accidentally left your front door vulnerable and unlocked. It will also tell you if there has been any unsuccessful attempts at entering your home (which could mean someone who shouldn’t have access was trying to get in) which helps keep you apprised of your home’s security status, from anywhere.
With so many “to do’s” to try and maintain, when you find a product that crosses off multiple items on your list you know it is a keeper. The Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt provides security, convenience, and organization all in one easy to use device. It’s compatible with Apple’s Homekit so you can use your iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch to unlock and lock using Siri. We think you’ll want one for every outside-facing door in your home.
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