Lock maker Schlage recently updated its iOS app to introduce compatibility between the company's Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt and Apple's new Home app in iOS 10. Once users update the Schlage Sense app in the iOS App Store, the smart deadbolt can be added into Home, and subsequently controlled via Control Center and voice commands through Siri.

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The update also brings push notifications whenever the deadbolt is locked or unlocked, and ultimately makes "it easier for users to keep an even closer eye when their lock is used," according to Schlage. Within the Schlage Sense app, users can manage access codes, change lock settings, view the last 100 times the lock was used, receive installation help, and contact customer service.

An update to the Schlage Sense app is now available in the App Store which allows the Schlage Sense lock to work in tandem with iOS 10’s new Home app. This integration provides users with a centralized platform to access their favorite HomeKit-connected devices alongside their Schlage Sense deadbolt. Through this update, all iOS users (9.3 and above) will also receive push notifications when their deadbolt is locked and unlocked. These updates make it easier for users to keep an even closer eye when their lock is used.

The Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt also has a touch keypad so anyone with an access code -- with up to 30 storable codes available at a time -- can gain entry into a home without the Schlage or Home app. The system is available on Schlage's website for $229.00, and the Schlage Sense app can be downloaded for free from the App Store. [Direct Link]

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dwaltwhit Avatar
65 months ago
I've had this lock a few months and it is a bit pricey, but well worth it. My mom watches my son some days and she can get in with a code, i have a code for our cleaning person that only works a certain day and time, and of course i can tell if i locked my door while im in bed to save me from getting up to check.
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Zorn Avatar
65 months ago
Wow, somebody needs to tell Schlage when it makes sense to use touch and when it makes sense to use buttons.

Also, this is crazy ugly.
Not sure what you mean by this. I have this lock and the keypad works perfectly. I have tried several smart locks and this one is the best by far. The Kwikset Kevo is the most unreliable of the bunch, and a complete piece of trash. The August has a pretty neat auto-unlock feature that is supposed to unlock it when you get close, but it's very flakey. This one is the most flexible, as you can use either a key, a code, the app, Siri, and even auto unlocking when you arrive home via Homekit. Also a good sign that they updated their firmware to support Home so quickly after the iOS 10 release.
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newyorkone Avatar
65 months ago


why a touchpad though? I would put real buttons so that when batteries run out you can still access your door or something.

Schlage specifically used the type of touchpad that they use on the Sense locks for a particular reason. To prevent being able to guess the code when the keypad buttons wear down over time, and shows what keys are being pressed. The touchpad is also fingerprint resistant for the same reason. I had the non-Homekit compatible version of the lock before this one and battery life is amazing. Over a year, and the lock warns you well in advance that the battery is getting low.
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Zorn Avatar
65 months ago
Is it an in door lock? A keypad with touch is not for outdoor use.
It's not a capacitive touch screen if that's what you're thinking. They are actually shallow little buttons that you can press through gloves and such.
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rhp2424 Avatar
65 months ago
...A keypad with touch is not for outdoor use.
Actually, yes, the keypad with touch is for outdoor use. It works very well from my personal experience with the non Apple version.
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Zorn Avatar
65 months ago
Have you tried, or heard anything, about Kevo v2? I just got one, but am thinking I should maybe get this Schlage instead. I really wanted it to work with my Apple Watch, but apparently Kevo doesn't unlock with the Watch.
It's because the Kevo doesn't support Homekit. There's absolutely no reason to spend that kind of money on a smart lock in 2016 that doesn't support Homekit if you are an iOS user. Exchange it for the Schlage :)
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