Schlage Encode Plus™ Smart WiFi Deadbolt
And with Apple home keys compatibility, you can simply tap to lock or unlock using your iPhone or Apple Watch.
Schlage Connect does not work with the Schlage app, but other third-party apps, such as SmartThings, Wink, Nexia, and Ring Alarm. With either of the compatible apps, you can control your Schlage Connect Deadbolt from miles away as long as the lock is added/connected to the app.
To access your lock remotely from your phone or with voice commands, you'll need to sync it with a compatible smart home hub. The most common hubs for the Schlage Connect lock are Samsung SmartThings, Ring Alarm, Nexia and Wink.
Setting up the Schlage Sense deadbolt in Apple Home app
Open the Apple Home app on your iPhone and choose Add Accessory. Locate the HomeKit setup label on the inside of the interior portion of the lock or Quick Start Guide and scan the HomeKit QR code.
To set up remote connectivity with Apple HomeKit using a compatible Apple TV, iPad or HomePod, open the Schlage Home app on your iOS device and choose “Continue with HomeKit.” Once you've chosen the “Continue with HomeKit” option, follow the instructions provided in the Schlage Home app.
As mentioned, Schlage Connect can't be connected directly to your home Wi-Fi, so you need a smart hub to aid the connection. And you can only operate the lock remotely through the hub's app on your mobile device.
To lock and unlock your Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt from anywhere on both Android and iPhone®, add the Schlage Sense WiFi Adapter* to your home WiFi network. The WiFi adapter is a simple wall plug-in that connects to your home WiFi signal, making it easy for you to set up.
Because the Schlage Connect is powered by Z-wave, you need to pair it with a smart home hub, like Wink, to extend communication with your home's wi-fi. This allows you to communicate with your lock via the Wink app when you are remote.
Schlage Connect features
Unlike Schlage Sense which works with Siri, Connect is designed for control using Amazon Alexa. If you use Alexa to automate your home, this could be a great lock for you. HomeKit and Siri do not work with Schlage Connect.
The Schlage Sense lock is compatible with HomeKit straight out of the box, at which point you can control the lock with the Apple Home app, create scenes and use Siri when you're within Bluetooth range.
The new Schlage Encode Plus™ Smart WiFi Deadbolt is compatible with Apple® home keys, giving you more ways to protect what matters most plus greater convenience through hands-free, remote technology.
You can connect any Schlage Connect lock to Alexa via a compatible hub, get the app installed on your phone and then lock and unlock your door via voice commands. You can also check your lock's status via Alexa app on your smartphone.
Image Credits: Schlage
At CES, keeping-the-doors-closed giant Schlage introduced its Schlage Encode Plus Smart WiFi Deadbolt, which introduces the ability to open your doors at a touch of your phone or Apple Watch. The technology is built on Apple's recent Home Key innovations, introduced in iOS 15.
Log in to the Amazon Alexa app and enter your password to enable this feature. Then you will be required to set a four-digit PIN, which must be spoken before Alexa will unlock the door. When you say, “Alexa, unlock the front door,” Alexa will ask for the PIN. If the PIN is correct, Alexa will unlock the door.
HomeKit isn't a product or software; it's a framework that links smart home products together and adds new capabilities to devices like lights, locks, cameras, thermostats, plugs, and more. HomeKit lets you control smart home products using apps on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac, or simple Siri voice commands.
Allowing for automation and remote access with a home hub
Your iPhone can control your HomeKit devices, activate scenes you've set up, control by the room, or even control your home from inside your wireless network.
How much does HomeKit cost? The Apple Home app itself is free, but you'll need to pay for the smart devices you'll set up if you don't already own them. On the less expensive side, a single iHome iSP6X Control Smart Plug costs $27, and on the other end of the spectrum, a Brilliant home controller costs $299.
The Z-wave Plus-enabled Schlage Connect® Smart Deadbolt works with most Z-Wave smart home hubs, including Samsung SmartThings.
Yes. Both the Schlage Connect lock with Z-Wave technology and Schlage Connect lock with Zigbee technology are compatible with Amazon Alexa-enabled devices. You will need a compatible smart home hub to pair your lock to the device.
To use your iPhone's built-in security key, allow Smart Lock to send you notifications.