For us and many others, the brand Schlage is synonymous with high quality, sturdy design and great functionality. This is definitely not the cheapest smart deadbolt you will find on the market but you definitely get your money’s worth. And it’s not as expensive as you might expect for what you are getting.
To keep all these features going, it does drain batteries remarkably fast. You will have to replace them relatively often but we think the trade-off is worth it since it offers such a high level of security. We recommend getting rechargeable batteries to cut down on this expense.
It’s got a beautiful sleek design that blends modern with classic so that it can be a charming addition to any home. It allows for both standard key entry and entry via access code. The inside lock is a simple to use knob that you twist into locked or unlocked position.
One of the most important things we look for in a smart deadbolt (or any smart product for that matter) is Z wave compatibility. There are a few reasons for this. First of all, the Z wave system is highly reliable and very low energy.
Secondly, there are over 1,000 different kinds of devices that are Z wave compatible. Since you need (or at least really, really want) your different smart products to work together, you want them to all be working on the same system. Z wave is the best choice for that since you have so many different devices available.
This Schlage deadbolt is Z wave compatible and allows you to control the lock from your smartphone or other web-enabled device. This gives you more control and more options for integrating your Schlage lock into your larger smart home setup.
You can program up to 30 different access codes including temporary codes that are only active for a specific time frame that you decide. This is perfect for parties, for letting cleaners, contractors, or babysitters in the house and other occasions where you want someone to have access to your home for a limited time.
You can also give each member of the household their own unique access code so that you can know exactly who is going into your house at any time.
Another great feature on this lock that you won’t find on many of its competitors is the fingerprint resistant touchscreen.
There are other smart locks that have the touchscreen keypad but a major problem with those is that they eventually get smudged with your fingerprints. That means potential intruders can easily see which numbers you are most frequently pressing (giving them a pretty good idea of what your access code is).Buy Schlage Connect Camelot Touchscreen Deadbolt
So this smudge/wear resistant touchpad is a really great addition for even more security. You also get 3 different alert options: activity, tamper, and forced entry. This way you are not only alerted that something has happened but you know exactly what it was.
Despite the short battery life, this smart lock is one of the best on the market and will provide your home with the security you are looking for. It’s worth the investment in the lock itself and the batteries afterward.