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Schlage Encode Smart WiFi Deadbolt with Century Trim in Matte Black BE489WB CEN 622

Last Updated: September 19, 2019 (Refresh Now)
8.7
SCORE
/10
Total Reviews
232
Old Reviews
0
Unverified
20
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No
WIFI
Yes
FINGERPRINT
8 meters
SIZE

Review Summary - 212 recent, verified reviews

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Setup
 93
easy, installation, install, lock, setup
+97%
-3%
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" ...  The good: This is an excellent lock, easy to install and use (when replacing an existing deadbolt) , secure and good looking.  ...  "
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" ...  Super easy to follow the set up instructions.  ...  "
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" ...  It was easy to install and set up.  ...  "
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" ...  Very easy to use once set up.  ...  "
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" ...  In summary: Easy to install, easy to use, lots of functionality, looks great.  ...  "
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" ...  Installation was easy.  ...  "
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" ...  Super easy to install and hook up to wifi. ... Clear instructions included. ... Just download the app to walk you through install and set up.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install, but the large lag bolts stripped out easy and became difficult to manage.  ...  "
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Software Platform
 73
lock, codes, alexa, schlage app, amazon key
+89%
-11%
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" ...  Figured out how to add access to Schlage app for my roommates so I’ve adjust my review from 3 stars to 5.  ...  "
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" ...  Also, connected to Alexa and it works great from home.  ...  "
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" ...  Great connectivity with so many apps.  ...  "
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" ...  Once you set it up in the app, you can set your codes and use them to enter the house. ... You can add codes for different guests, and you can text the codes to them if you want.  ...  "
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" ...  The app works just fine and I'm able to save as many codes as I want to let friends and guests in.  ...  "
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" ...  Like it because it’s HomeKit compatibly  ...  "
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" ...  Pros: mechanically it is robust, integration with home WiFi is easy, using the app to manage access codes is easy, lots flexibility to customize levels of security and times of access, a great lock for short term rental or service worker access, works with an old school key, good warranty, excellent tech support.  ...  "
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" ...  Interface with Alexa was easy to set up.  ...  "
Features
 72
smart, schlage, features, door, locks
+93%
-7%
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" ...  This lock works great.  ...  "
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" ...  I found it no more difficult to install than a normal lock.  ...  "
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" ...  I had loved the auto-lock feature, but the family rebelled.  ...  "
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" ...  This lock is of good quality. ... I got a new door installed today and decided to get a smart lock. ... Case in point, Schlage has been one of the best in the lock sector. ... The ability to unlock and lock your door from anywhere is fantastic.  ...  "
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" ...  This unit is much quieter than the lock is replaced, and it's also more compact.  ...  "
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" ...  This lock is awesome! ... I highly recommend this lock.  ...  "
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" ...  We are thrilled with this lock!  ...  "
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" ...  Installed the lock two weeks ago.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 69
easy, set, install, easy to use, app
+99%
-1%
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" ...  In summary: Easy to install, easy to use, lots of functionality, looks great.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install.  ...  "
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" ...  But the setup of amazon key was easy.  ...  "
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" ...  I liked the ease of putting in and the setup was easy.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy close and open, notifications on the phone  ...  "
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" ...  Also a breeze.  ...  "
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" ...  I found it no more difficult to install than a normal lock.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install easy to setup.  ...  "
Apps
 57
lock, schlage app, codes, amazon key, schlage home app
+93%
-7%
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" ...  I have had no issues with the app. ... I am especially thankful for the regular updates in when the deadbolt locks and unlocks (don’t worry - you can change these in your app settings).  ...  "
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" ...  Pairing the Encode with my phone was smooth and issue free, and the Schlage Home app seems stable and functional. ... Once you pair with a phone this option is unavailable and all access programming has to happen in the app.  ...  "
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" ...  Figured out how to add access to Schlage app for my roommates so I’ve adjust my review from 3 stars to 5.  ...  "
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" ...  we already have a Ring doorbell so if you set this thing up using Amazon Key (as opposed to the Schlage App) you can integrate with the Ring app to lock and unlock while you are watching the camera. ... That's great (and it works well) but you'll still want to download the Schlage app for 2 reasons. ... and I can set up to 100 key codes in that app-- no cell phone required.  ...  "
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" ...  Great connectivity with so many apps.  ...  "
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" ...  The lock has since worked flawlessly and I am really pleased with how well it functions and the control offered by the app. ... (I am using the Schlage Home app exclusively to control and program the lock.)  ...  "
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" ...  And the accompanying app works great.  ...  "
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" ...  It's good looking and easy to use both from the keypad and the Android app.  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 35
connect, lock, hub, wifi, use
+91%
-9%
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" ...  Also, connected to Alexa and it works great from home.  ...  "
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" ...  I like Schlage and wanted one this time that can be controlled with Alexa. ... No problem connecting to wifi and then Alexa.  ...  "
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" ...  Connected to wifi quickly and the Amazon Key app works really good.  ...  "
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" ...  Advantage: one less device and wireless connection to go wrong.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought two of these to work with my Google Assistant/Home setup.  ...  "
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" ...  Once they were connected, I could say, “Alexa lock the front door” and ALEXA LOCKED THE FRONT DOOR. ... It says “Device is not currently supported.” I’m not sure why I can’t create a routine, but it sure would be nice to have all of my Echo devices play Welcome to the Jungle automatically when I unlock my front door.  ...  "
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" ...  I can access through either Wi-Fi or phone data. ... Even my desktop computer.  ...  "
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" ...  This item installed easily, connected with my wi-fi and with Alexa and is working as advertised.  ...  "
Wifi
 31
lock, schlage, app, directly, wi fi
+94%
-6%
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" ...  I can access through either Wi-Fi or phone data.  ...  "
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" ...  It was easy to install and set up and connect it to wifi.  ...  "
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" ...  I love the added benefit to auto lock or lock via WiFi.  ...  "
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" ...  It connected to wifi effortlessly.  ...  "
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" ...  Connectivity through Wi-Fi is always a plus.  ...  "
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" ...  I just installed this WiFi lock last month in my vacation home.  ...  "
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" ...  I would note though, I am an IT guy and have really serious WiFi in that house that never breaks down ( ubiquiti- it’s on amazon and it costs less than your Best Buy router)  ...  "
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" ...  I really like this wifi deadbolt.  ...  "
Door
 30
lock, unlock, front door, schlage, plate
+87%
-13%
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" ...  She is unable to get to the door so she able to let her in to the house on command.  ...  "
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" ...  Absolutely love this lock, looking for a lock that I could set a time to lock after i shut the door and allows us to lock or unlock from our phones.  ...  "
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" ...  Will buy another one for the back door.  ...  "
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" ...  She can now check her Nest cam to see whos at the door and unlock the door using Alexa without having to walk across the living room.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s really cool that I can give a voice command to check if the door is locked and lock it if necessary.  ...  "
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" ...  I appreciated that the lock itself comes with a reinforcement plate with deep screws for the door-frame.  ...  "
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" ...  In the week we have had it we are using this door much more because we don’t have to remember to have the key with us when we are on this side of the house. ... It looks really nice with the front door.  ...  "
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" ...  Even if you have never done a door lock before (and they ain't hard to do) you will have no trouble with this. ... Engineering design note - if you have installed a deadbolt before, or had an older home/door and you never seemed able to get the bolt to line up with the strike plate just right and had to file, scrape, screw, shim, lift door when closing, etc - that is because the bolt was same size front to back. ... Looks fine with our regular door handle.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 21
months, lock, working, worked, since
+67%
-33%
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" ...  Worked great for 6 weeks.  ...  "
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" ...  I have been using the lock for a few days and everything is working great.  ...  "
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" ...  We are gone a lot for weeks at a time and this allows me to know who is coming and going.  ...  "
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" ...  The replacement worked flawlessly  ...  "
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" ...  While the August lock installed easily and performed well, the battery life was horrible, with the unit going dead in only 3 weeks while we were on the other side of the country.  ...  "
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" ...  Also, I can limit the guests to days and hours of usage.  ...  "
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" ...  Installed the lock two weeks ago.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s more reliable to me. ... The Connect I’ve heard can last up to a year.  ...  "
Battery Life
 16
battery, battery life, weeks, long, yet
+75%
-25%
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" ...  Pretty easy to install battery life is pretty good also.  ...  "
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" ...  Watch your battery life.  ...  "
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" ...  Great quality battery died pretty quick but easy to install new ones  ...  "
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" ...  The battery life (four AA Duracell batteries included) was at 99% upon installation  ...  "
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" ...  You can view the battery, in the settings - information - battery level.  ...  "
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" ...  I installed it on 5/14/19 in about 15 minutes and have not had it long enough gauge the battery life.  ...  "
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" ...  So far the battery life has been great, with 3 weeks of use under its belt, and over 90% of battery life remaining.  ...  "
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" ...  We had the Schlage Sense lock previously but it kept going through batteries after about 2 years. ... Also, I can limit the guests to days and hours of usage.  ...  "
Capacity
 11
rental, lock, family, one, know
+100%
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" ...  As a “host” who rents out a home to travelers, this is peace of mind for me, and my guests.  ...  "
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" ...  I got to program extra codes for my family.  ...  "
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" ...  I know when someone enters the house and when they leave.  ...  "
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" ...  Again, this can be disabled, but it is quite reassuring to know that Schlage is looking after my family!  ...  "
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" ...  I had it rekeyed to the rest of the locks on the house.  ...  "
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" ...  I’ve recommended this to all my friends and family, and recently purchased a second one for a small guest house.  ...  "
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" ...  And now, I can unlock my door from my driveway, and enter my house with my arms full of stuff-n-things, no key required.  ...  "
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" ...  -can lock from the app if I forget to lock when I leave the house.  ...  "
Design
 11
match, looks, lock, exactly, camelot
+82%
-18%
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" ...  You can never seem to match finishes exactly but this is good and stylistically it is almost a perfect match.  ...  "
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" ...  Also, I love the look of the Satin Nickel.  ...  "
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" ...  The design is overall more Elegant.  ...  "
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" ...  I went with the Camelot version with the Aged Bronze finish, hoping for sort of a match. ... They will fit any decor as well as, or better than, the option I chose.  ...  "
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" ...  The look is exactly what I wanted.  ...  "
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" ...  It just looks good when it matches.  ...  "
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" ...  The finish is smart looking, and the lock well made.  ...  "
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" ...  Looks nice too.  ...  "
Build Quality
 11
plate, door, tighten, sturdy, strike
+73%
-27%
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" ...  Taking apart the existing deadbolt took longer than installing the new one.  ...  "
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" ...  First off, it does the job, it’s a sturdy lock and it’s easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  So this means that if the strike plate is not 100% perfectly aligned to the bolt it will most likely still be able to find the hole and start it's way in, and allow the door itself to self adjust enough to lock.  ...  "
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" ...  This lock seems to be sturdy and well designed.  ...  "
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" ...  This is a very sturdy and well-made lock.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install long as there is no friction with the deadbolt hitting the strike plate.  ...  "
Returns
 9
unit, returning, schlage, replacement, new
+67%
-33%
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" ...  If I could it would be 4.5 stars.  ...  "
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" ...  Still waiting for my replacement.  ...  "
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" ...  I purchased this after returning a Schlage Z-Wave unit.  ...  "
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" ...  I’ve got two more on order.  ...  "
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" ...  They sent me a new one.  ...  "
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" ...  I got it to replace the schlage sense.  ...  "
Network
 8
router, lock, house, schlage, really
+100%
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" ...  I’ve recommended this to all my friends and family, and recently purchased a second one for a small guest house.  ...  "
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" ...  I know my signal isn’t weak because my other smart home devices next to the lock never disconnect.  ...  "
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" ...  I then connected it to our home WiFi and created a Schlage Home account.  ...  "
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" ...  I have Schlage locks throughout my house, and I still like that choice.  ...  "
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" ...  I would note though, I am an IT guy and have really serious WiFi in that house that never breaks down ( ubiquiti- it’s on amazon and it costs less than your Best Buy router)  ...  "
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" ...  I really like this wifi deadbolt.  ...  "
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" ...  All you need is a router.  ...  "
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" ...  This lock connects directly to the Wifi router.  ...  "
Controls
 7
keys, keypad, key, push, press
+86%
-14%
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" ...  It's soooo convenient AND no more lost or missing keys!  ...  "
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" ...  No need to cut multiple keys.  ...  "
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" ...  Just create your families accounts on the app and send them virtual keys.  ...  "
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" ...  If you accidentally touch a key twice in rapid succession by mistake, for example, there will be no clue that this has happened. ... You must press the exact center of a number for it to respond. ... I would much prefer a push-button keypad with tactile feedback whenever a key is successfully pressed, similar to a mechanical computer keyboard.  ...  "
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" ...  The keypad was important as I wanted to be able to provide temporary or recurring codes to housekeepers, babysitters, etc.  ...  "
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" ...  I like the lock button on the display rather than using the Schalge name at the top also.  ...  "
Price
 7
worth, return, money
+71%
-29%
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" ...  Got the pair on prime day for good price.  ...  "
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" ...  Worth every penny!  ...  "
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" ...  I knew it didn’t do this, but at this price it should.  ...  "
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" ...  Worth the investment.  ...  "
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" ...  But there is a cost.  ...  "
Keyboard
 7
key, one, keypad, would, whenever
+86%
-14%
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" ...  I've come to REALLY appreciate the convenience of not having to carry keys, and with Amazon Key, to create passcodes for other people, like our babysitter, so she doesn't need a house key anymore either.  ...  "
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" ...  It's soooo convenient AND no more lost or missing keys!  ...  "
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" ...  Very convenience, no need to carry keys.  ...  "
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" ...  I would much prefer a push-button keypad with tactile feedback whenever a key is successfully pressed, similar to a mechanical computer keyboard.  ...  "
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" ...  It already came in very handy because later in the day I did forget my keys at home, I’m not kidding.  ...  "
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" ...  Our kids kept losing keys, now we dont have that problem.  ...  "
Fit
 7
screws, plate, tighten, part, fit
+43%
-57%
comment
" ...  With the tape, the lock jammed.  ...  "
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" ...  However locking using my iPhone failed too. ... If Schlage products have such poor quality (on shipping), Im dreading what the how the lock would hold up 2, 3, 5, 10 years from now.  ...  "
Marketplace
 5
unit, service, got, customer
+100%
comment
" ...  And got it on special during prime days!  ...  "
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" ...  (Thankfully, Amazon's customer service helped me diagnose the product and got me a replacement.)  ...  "
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" ...  Woks as described +++++  ...  "
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" ...  Sent a picture and used a form on the Schlage website.  ...  "
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" ...  I’ve got two more on order.  ...  "
Comfort
 5
keys, really, one
+40%
-60%
comment
" ...  I wish it was more heavy duty and it only comes with one key.  ...  "
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" ...  I've been using a key until I figure out a way to replace it / fix it.  ...  "
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" ...  this happens pretty frequently and i feel annoying.  ...  "
Remote
 4
would, lock, access
+100%
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" ...  Web functionality for remote opens  ...  "
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" ...  I highly recommend this to anyone who wants a system with remote access and keypad entry capability.  ...  "
Size
 4
connect
+100%
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" ...  The Encode is a bit smaller and more compact compared to the Connect.  ...  "
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" ...  Great for travelers.  ...  "
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" ...  Very convenience, no need to carry keys.  ...  "
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" ...  Much safer and convenient.  ...  "
For Travel
 3
+100%
comment
" ...  Down the road you’ll forget about that extra fifty dollars because like me you'll definitely pleased and happy with the purchase.  ...  "
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" ...  When I was on vacation, I was able to let my friend into the house to check on something by opening the lock myself using my phone to let him in and then locking it after he was out.  ...  "
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" ...  This lock is installed on a vacation property so I won’t be using amazon key.  ...  "
Overall performance
 3
+100%
comment
" ...  This was a great upgrade, glad I did it.  ...  "
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" ...  The process was pretty smooth.  ...  "
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" ...  The deadbolt operates pretty smooth.  ...  "
Ports
 3
without, wifi, adapter, zigbee, use
+100%
comment
" ...  Since the majority of my smart home is already connected with products that use Zigbee I didn’t want to have to purchase a hub for just to use one product.  ...  "
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" ...  It is better than the August lock in that it does not require a separate box that plugs into an A/C outlet (that needs to be close to the lock) to handle the wifi interface.  ...  "
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" ...  And connects directly to your wi-fi with no hub.  ...  "

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Specifications

Body
Size:  8 meters
Connectivity
WiFi:  No 
Fingerprint:  Yes 
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WIFI
Yes
FINGERPRINT
8 meters
SIZE