Configuration of Schlage Connect Touchscreen Deadbolt Door Lock
On the inside of the Touchscreen portion of the lock there is a master programming code. You’ll need this code anytime that you want to program the lock. It’s a good idea to take a picture of it with your phone so that you have it and you can also write it down in the User Guide. To initially begin programming the lock, you’ll need to enter the programming sequence in. The first time its done, it will lock and unlock as well as flash indicating its completed. Here’s a short video that demonstrates this.
I went ahead and programmed a new 4 digit pin into the door, and this was easy to do. You can enter a 4 digit or 8 digit pin, which is better for security. It’s also a VERY good idea to record every pin that you store in the lock so you know what they all are and whom they are for.
The lock allows for you to set three different alarm modes. I wish you could be more selective and either set two or all three of them instead of only choosing one. I set the tamper alarm as the primary for my home. I did find that it was extra sensitive, alarming even if someone knocked on the door. Luckily, you can change the sensitivity level down to a lower setting so that it does not alarm on false-positives like someone knocking on the door.
As you already know, this lock features Z-Wave technology that allows for it to wirelessly communicate with Z-Wave smart home hubs and products. I’ll be testing the lock with our Samsung SmartThings v2 hub but it also works with Iris, Wink and other Z-Wave hubs.
To begin the Z-Wave connecting method, I only had to enter in the programming code of the lock along with an extra digit for it to begin pairing with my SmartThings hub. The hub immediately picked the lock up as a new Z-Wave device and prompted me to name the device and select a room for it.
I named it “Front Door Lock” and selected the Living Room as the room, as that’s the closest room I already had setup in SmartThings.
Here, you can see the Front Door lock is paired and ready to begin working with my Smart Home. The application will vary, depending on your smart home hub but with SmartThings, it also displays the battery status of the lock so its a good way to keep tabs on the battery life of the lock without it failing completely one day out of the blue. You can also see that you can easily lock and unlock the door with the app, which happens within about a second after pushing the lock or unlock button.
With the Schlage Connect deadbolt lock now within my SmartThings hub, I can now automate things like locking the door after a few minutes of it being closed where it was previously opened. I could also setup a schedule to ensure the deadbolt is automatically locked before I go to bed at night or even have it automatically unlock when I’m approaching the home from being gone for the day.
The possibilities are endless once you able to integrate a product like the Schlage Camelot Touchscreen Deadbolt with a smart home hub! Unfortunately, Schlage does not provide any sort of mobile app that allows for you to perform any of these tasks without an existing smart home hub. It would have also been nice to have a mobile app which was was capable of setting up user codes, assigning them to faces or names, and then perhaps mobile app that would notify you on your phone when someone locks or unlocks the door (and by whom). There’s always room for improvement with technology!
Read on to the next page to learn my final thoughts and conclusion of the Schlage Connect Touchscreen Deadbolt lock.