Friday, January 8, 2016

Smart Door Hardware & Giveaway

schlage sense smart deadbolt installed

Everything is getting smarter these days, including home technology.  I must admit our home is definitely not the smartest (yes I manually adjust the thermostat every morning and night) so one of my goals for 2016 is to make small changes that will help our home work better and smarter.  When Schlage contacted me asking to try their new Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt I had to give it a whirl and bonus they are offering one lucky reader their own Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt and Handleset!

Look who's smart now?  I can control the deadbolt on my phone.  I can even have Siri do it for me with voice control!  No more fumbling with keys while my hands are full because my phone is usually in my hands anyways.   The Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt is designed to work with an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.  And if you happen to have an Apple TV in the home remote capabilities are possible too.

schlage sense smart deadbolt using app

Naturally you would most likely be standing outside to unlock the door but I was having too much fun playing with the app inside I snapped this picture.  The Bluetooth technology works up to about 40 feet in range from the door so you can unlock from the driveway with no problem.

schlage sense smart deadbolt giveaway


The giveaway entry details are down below.  Schlage has a variety of styles and finish options to choose from for both deadbolts and handlesets, you can see them all here.


schlage sense smart deadbolt exterior

On my door above I installed the Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt with Camelot trim in aged bronze finish. The knob is Georgian style in aged bronze.  In addition to using your iPhone you can use the illuminated touch screen to both lock and unlock the deadbolt.

schlage sense smart deadbolt profile

Installation is fairly simple.  I always work alone and this is definitely a one person job.  The instructions included are extremely detailed plus there is an online video if you prefer visual instructions.

I did have to increase my door hole from 2" to 2 1/4".  A little difficult using a hole saw because there is nothing to grab on to in the center but if you get the drill spinning fast then ease into the door it will work.

schlage sense smart deadbolt installation

Once the door hole was enlarged installing the Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt is easy.  The patented Snap & Stay™ feature helps keep the touch screen portion in place on the exterior while completing the interior portion.  Do be extremely cautious when installing your screws.  There are 2 large screws that hold the interior portion to the exterior and they are placed right next to the locking gear.  These screws must be installed precisely or it will cause the gear to rub against the screw (specifically on the right side) and prevent the deadbolt from working properly.

schlage sense smart deadbolt installed interior

schlage sense smart deadbolt app

As my kids are getting older and have phones of their own I can give them access codes as well so no one is ever locked out.  The Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt has the ability to manage and schedule up to 30 access codes through a dedicated, easy-to-use free app. The Schlage Sense app allows me to create and delete codes, check on lock status and view activity, as well as update settings and check battery life without requiring a connection.   Now I'm making some progress towards a smarter home!

Because I know everyone likes a before and after below is the old brassy deadbolt and the new smart deadbolt.  Now all the door hardware finishes are coordinating and we have some super smart technology!

schlage sense smart deadbolt installed before after

The Schlage SenseSmart Deadbolt is available in select Lowe’s and Home Depot stores and on HomeDepot.com, Lowes.com, Amazon.com and Build.com.

Be sure to enter the giveaway below for your chance to win a Schlage Sense™ Smart Deadbolt and Handleset!


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Disclaimer:  I have partnered with Schlage to bring you this post.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

54 comments:

Holly Shuler said...

Schlage Touch!

Natalia Crosby said...

I am loving the sense. Pairing a keyless code with phone technology is such a great idea.

http://www.schlage.com/en/home/keyless-deadbolt-locks/sense.html

Marci said...

I have been wanting to spruce up my front door with a new handle set, right now it's just an ugly knob! I love how you can set the deadbolt with your smart phone, so awesome!!! I like this style:
http://www.schlage.com/en/home/products/FE375CAMFFFACC.html
Not sure if that one can be used with the smart phone? I'll have to research more. Thanks for the post! Very cool.

Trisha said...

I pick http://www.schlage.com/en/home/keyless-deadbolt-locks/sense.html. The look of it will match the decor of the house. Also I like that it offers the ability to control away from home. With my oldest getting ready to stay on her own, I would not have to worry about her forgetting a key. This would be a great worry reducer.

kelsey said...

Loving the Schlage Touch™ Keyless Touchscreen Deadbolt with Century trim paired with Century Handleset and Broadway Lever with Century trim!

Ashley Stoxen said...

I really like the Schlage Sense in Century Trim. Our old farmhouse doesn't have a garage, so it would make getting in the house with a little one and the groceries a lot easier! I also like the added security.

kidzanangel7 said...

I would absolutely love this amazing technology in my home and I would choose the http://www.schlage.com/en/home/products/FBE469NXCAMFFFACC.html
I love the aged bronze look and would match my home perfect.

Kelsey Gardner said...

The Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt with Camelot Trim in Satin Nickel would be my pick.

It would match the trim of the door handle I currently have.

DeniseMarie said...

I just love this! Makes life so much easier! I want the Schlage Sense, Century trim, in the Satin nickel finish.

Lydia Wears said...

Definitely the Schlage Connect. Love the feature that it alerts you when someone walks up to it. So smart!!!

Angela said...

http://www.schlage.com/en/home/products/product-listing.html
Love keyless entry!

Patricia Whitfield said...

schlage touch

Alison said...

I like the Schlage Sense™ Smart Deadbolt with Camelot trim.

Kelley said...

I feel like the Schlage Connect is the obvious choice for me. http://www.schlage.com/en/home/keyless-deadbolt-locks/connect.html
The Sense doesn't look too much different to me, but the style seems extremely modern. It would be so awesome to not have to worry about getting locked out anymore!

Jessica Quinn said...

http://www.schlage.com/en/home/products/BE479CAMFFF.html this would be an awesome keyless upgrade for my door!

Danyelle Hall said...

I like the Schlage Sense Camelot in aged bronze. We've been contemplating switching to a smart lot for a while now, because, and I'm embarrassed to admit this, I have a really bad habit of leaving the keys in the door. Example, I'll come hobbling to the door with 18 bags of groceries in my arms (because I CAN make it in one trip ;) ) struggle to unlock the door, get greeted by 200lbs plus of dog and by the time I'm through putting things away I've forgotten the keys are still in the door. Anywhos, I think that having a smart lot would make the struggle a little less of a struggle.

Wehaf said...

I prefer the Schlage Touch system to the Schlage Sense one, since I don't have a smart phone. I like this version, which has such a classic look: http://www.schlage.com/en/home/products/FE375CAMFFFACC.html It would let me run errands without worrying about having a key with me!

AbbyCruz said...

http://www.schlage.com/en/home/keyless-deadbolt-locks/sense.html

This is awesome and would come in handy with the kiddos!

Hannah said...

I definitely like the slage sense as it seems to have the most functionality. Thanks for hosting!!

http://www.schlage.com/en/home/keyless-deadbolt-locks/sense.html

Annet said...

I love the Schlage sense but my jump-to-worst-case-scenario husband is already saying "sure they'll develop a way to hack this..." not that we have anything worth hacking our house lock for :)

hannibalsings said...

http://www.schlage.com/content/sch-us-2/en/home/products/FE375CAMFFFACC.html

Would be perfect for the side entrance of our historic home. We have no key to let us in, either it is locked or unlocked

Emily McCauley said...

My husband was just gushing over these at Christmas! We have the Nest and Chamberlain remote operation systems and love them! Our front door handle is brass and is quite corroded, so we'd LOVE to replace it with one of these! This one would match our home beautifully: http://www.schlage.com/en/home/products/BE479CAMFFF.html
Thanks for the giveaway!!

Josh and Amanda said...

http://www.schlage.com/content/sch-us-2/en/home/products This would look great it our home, and it would be nice to not have to deal with a key when my hands are full!

Debbie Christianson said...

http://www.schlage.com/en/home/products/BE375CENFFF.html

I love the look and the ease of just using a touch keypad~

Mary Burnett said...

http://www.schlage.com/en/home/keyless-deadbolt-locks/touch.html
touch would work so well for me out in the country where wifi is spotty
look would be awesome & functional

jerri said...

http://www.schlage.com/content/sch-us-2/en/home/products/BE479CENFFF.html . I so need this. I have to run home from work to let people in & to do it from my phone would be ideal. Love Schlage & this tops it!

Karen said...

My favorite is:http://www.schlage.com/en/home/products/BE479CAMFFF.html

We are redoing our 1970's ranch that needs updating badly. We just finished the kitchen except for the doors. We are an almost retired couple and would like to feel a little bit safer in our home without putting chains, etc on our doors (not that they are effective deterrents anyway) without sacrificing a stylish look. I would love to have these locks on our front and back doors in the black color. Our home colors are white, gray and navy blue with touches of black. This would look so nice; I can just picture it on our new white doors and a black door. Thank you so much for this chance to win one of these fabulous locks. We only use Schlage anyway.

Ash said...

I like the one with Camelot trim: http://www.schlage.com/en/home/products/BE479CAMFFF.html

This would be perfect for us as we are planning to put in a new door very soon.

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Stacie said...

I like the century trim. It would look great on my door.

ljchris said...

http://www.schlage.com/en/home/products/product-listing.html

This would be great for a spruce-up I have in mind.

Holly said...

I like the Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt with Century trim, it's got a nice, modern look that go perfectly with my mid-century ranch home :)

Holly said...

Forgot to include the link you asked for:

http://www.schlage.com/content/sch-us-2/en/home/products/BE479CENFFF.html

(I like the Satin Nickel finish)

Susan said...

The Sense in Camelot satin nickel. I work so far from home that it would be nice to have a way to remotely unlock the house and not have to drive home to let people in!
http://www.schlage.com/en/home/products/BE479CAMFFF.html

JStursma said...

I love the Schlage dead bolt lock here: http://www.schlage.com/en/home/products/FBE469NXCAMFFFACC.html It would provide the safety and security my family and I love.

Tami Lebahn said...

Really like all the keyless options, but this is my style. http://www.schlage.com/content/sch-us-2/en/home/products/FE469NXCENFFFLAT.html

Amy said...

I would love to get a Schlage sense. I would really like to have the keyless and smart option.
One time I went out back to work on something and my kids deadbolted me out and went in the basement. After 30 minutes of knocking they finally let me in. It sure would've been nice to have that keyless entry!!!

Amy said...

Whoops forgot to leave the link.http://www.schlage.com/en/home/products/BE479CAMFFF.html

fethiye said...

We have a manual, keyless entry and love it but this is nicer.. to be able to add different codes!

Alina Conn said...

The http://www.schlage.com/content/sch-us-2/en/home/products/BE479CENFFF.html in black would work best for our home. My favorite is that it's easy to set up and program using their app. The fact that the technology it has can sense potential door attacks is great to make our family feel more secure.

Stafford Brix said...

I love the keyless option of the http://www.schlage.com/content/sch-us-2/en/home/products/BE479CENFFF.html and the appearance. It would look amazing on my door.

Brenda Haines said...

I would love the Schlage Connect™ Touchscreen Deadbolt with alarm with Century trim I think it would give our home a classy touch while keeping us extra safe. What's not to love? Thanks for the chance! http://www.schlage.com/en/home/products/BE469NXCENFFF.html

Kelsey Nowicki said...

I love this one: http://www.schlage.com/en/home/products/BE479CAMFFF.html

We are going to replacing our front door soon and this would be the perfect lock to finish it off! Our current door handle is okay, but it's just very plain and doesn't feel as secure as we would like it to, so this one would be much better!

Laurie WILLIAMS said...

I need one of these locks! I have 3 teenagers & I could make sure the door is locked and they would never be locked out! My favorite is the Schlage Connect.

Sean C said...

I love the http://www.schlage.com/content/sch-us-2/en/home/products/BE479CENFFF.html. We have a large family and ensuring that the door is locked would alleviate that concern. It would look great in my home.

Mandy DeTurk-Campbell said...

I love the SmartSense Deadbolt in Oil Rubbed Bronze. It would be great for security and preventing getting locked out.

Night Legion said...

Camelot Trim and Flair lever would add so much style to my door while adding the security that my husband is always talking about. Just a great product for the new millenium on an old house.

Erin Kaven said...

I would love to have the Camelot version of the doorlock and Flair lever. I have a 70's home much in need of updating and a door that I will be replacing. This handle set would go a long way into mondernizing our home and entry.

GotFire? said...

I'd go with http://www.schlage.com/content/sch-us-2/en/home/products/BE479CENFFF.html. Love the style that would complement our front door.

Jenn said...

I love this one. I think it would work well for our family.

http://www.schlage.com/content/sch-us-2/en/home/products/FE469NXCAMFFFACC.html

Shaylin S said...

I love the idea of using the phone to unlock the door. This day and age people are more likely to forget the keys than the phone. I would fit perfectly in our home. I like the Schlage Sense™ Smart Deadbolt with Camelot trim in the Aged Bronze.
http://www.schlage.com/en/home/products/BE479CAMFFF.html

MrsAshley said...

I like this one as I'm trying to update our new house with aged bronze fixtures plus the sense is incredible!! I need this in my life!

http://www.schlage.com/en/home/products/BE479CAMFFF.html

Manda said...

http://www.schlage.com/en/home/keyless-deadbolt-locks/sense.html


I like this one. With a little one and two working parents, it would be nice to have a different way to get into our house

Centuri said...

http://www.schlage.com/en/home/style/trim/addison-trim.html

Never worry about being locked out again.

Andy Martin said...

http://www.schlage.com/en/home/products/BE479CAMFFF.html

These are so insanely cool! I've been coveting them for some time now!