Schlage Sense HomeKit-Enabled Smart Deadbolt Now Available for Pre-Order

Schlage today announced that its HomeKit-compatible Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt will be available for purchase beginning in November, with pre-orders that are kicking off today. Priced at $229, the Schlage Sense was previewed earlier this year at CES and is the first door lock that works with Apple's HomeKit home automation service.

With HomeKit integration, the Schlage Sense will allow homeowners to control their door lock with Siri voice commands, and it has the built-in end-to-end encryption that Apple requires of all HomeKit-compatible products.

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The Schlage Sense is able to manage as many as 30 access codes through its accompanying app, which will let users create and delete codes at will, check the lock status, and view in-and-out activity. Unlocking the deadbolt can be done via the iPhone app, through Siri, or through a built-in touchscreen, and installing it can be done without professional help.
"We are thrilled to announce the release of the Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt into retail. This launch has been highly anticipated, as we continue to reimagine and develop innovative keyless solutions that integrate smart-home technology," said Steve Down, Allegion residential leader. "As a leader in technology and innovation, the Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt is the newest offering in our suite of electronic products designed to offer consumers the strength, style and convenience that they expect from our brand, and now that also includes support for Apple HomeKit technology."
Schlage is selling the Sense Smart Deadbolt in two of its iconic styles, Camelot and Century, and it will be available in several finishes including Matte Black, Satin Nickel, and Aged Bronze, to match a range of home styles.

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The Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt can be pre-ordered from Amazon.com, HomeDepot.com, and Build.com for $229. It will ship out in November.

Update: Schlage announced at CES 2016 that a Schlage Sense app for Apple Watch and support for Android devices will launch in 2016.



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10 months ago

Ugly and bulky. And how would someone in a wheelchair reach the keypad without a phone? They should've just combined the keypad with the door handle to keep it simple.


Umm, the same way they'd use the key...?
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10 months ago
Sorry to say but that's one ugly looking smart lock.
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10 months ago
Any idea if it does automatic unlock through BLE as well?
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10 months ago

No you don't--Just type in your code on the keypad. No need to take the key out of your pocket either. It's far better than using a key, trust me on this.

You can also give out temporary codes to friends and family for when they're watching your house that you can delete later. No need for multiple key copies.


You can get that without a "smart" Homekit lock though, my parents have had it for years and it cost far less than this.

Yeah, keying in a code is easier but if my lock is talking to my phone I want it to be able to do more than just act as a keypad. It should be easily able to tell when I'm near via Bluetooth and unlock the door as I approach.
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10 months ago
I have had a pre-order in for this lock for at least a week, so they've already "announced" this at least once.

I agree that I'd rather that it didn't have a key. We've had the older Schlage keypad locks with Nexia (yuck!) for about five years now, and I've never once used the key. In fact, I'm not sure I could find them anymore. My parents have a Schlage keyless lock on two doors, and they no longer take their keys with them when they aren't taking a car (walk the dog, visit the neighbors, get picked up, etc).

I use Schlage over the competitors because I trust it more, in part because of their name and in part because of 5 years of experience using their keypad locks.
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9 months ago

Nice post! The range of the Bluetooth is definitely a concern for me. I now have a new Apple TV 4th Generation -- does that version even work the same as the 3rd generation for HomeKit?


I'm going to disagree with sammyman ('http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/schlage-sense-homekit-enabled-smart-deadbolt-now-available-for-pre-order.1920566/members/sammyman.49345/') here and say that the ATV-4 works PERFECTLY! When I am away from home, and use Siri for voice commands, things work perfectly in certain circumstances. For example, my wifi devices (Lutron, Philips Hue, etc) that are HomeKit compatible, work 99.9% of the time with the ATV-4, whereas they worked 0% of the time with my ATV-3.

However, where sammyman ('http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/schlage-sense-homekit-enabled-smart-deadbolt-now-available-for-pre-order.1920566/members/sammyman.49345/') is correct is that the Bluetooth devices work less frequently. However, I have a split level home (actually, a trilevel). And my ATV-4 is located in the corner of the lowest level. This puts it VERY far away from my Elgato Eve hardware (I have the Room, Weather, and Door/Window-- all three, and all are Bluetooth). I also have TWO Bluetooth Schlage Sense door locks. The one that is nearest tot he ATV-4 works 50% of the time or more-- but the other hardware, which is just at the edge of BT range, work less solidly.

I talk a little bit about this in my blog post-- but will be addressing it even more in detail in my next blog post which I'm working on now and should be live in the next few weeks. (My next blog entry will compare HomeKit to devices like SmartThings, Wink, and even Amazon Echo for voice control). Ciao!
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10 months ago
Is it safe to assume that there is no monthly fee for this? That's what I've hated about Schlage. They charge a monthly on so many locks for features which everybody else offers for free.
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10 months ago
Im interseted in being notified when a child attempts to leave or a burglar attempts to enter.
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10 months ago
Your move Kwikset, bring us one with smart key technology please.
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10 months ago
If I still need to take my phone out of my pocket, unlock it, get to the app, and hit the unlock button than this thing is far less convenient than just having a key do the job for me. Sure I could ask Siri to do it but that's still only marginally easier than using a key.
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