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Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt adds Android compatibility

Making keyless entries a little easier

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Schlage announced its Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt now has Android smartphone compatibility. Schlage also announced a new Schlage Sense Wi-Fi Adapter, which is a simple wall plug-in that provides Android and Apple users access to their locks remotely. We’ve reviewed Schlage Locks in the past, and they have been our favorite keyless locks over the past few years.

With this update, consumers with an Android phone can now use the Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt. Additionally, consumers can add the Schlage Sense Wi-Fi Adapter (sold separately) to their home Wi-Fi networks to control their Schlage Sense from anywhere on their Android phone or Apple devices. The Schlage Sense Wi-Fi Adapter offers remote access to both iOS and Android smartphone users through the Schlage Sense app.

The Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt (available at Amazon) is easy to set up and use thanks to the dedicated, free app, which is available to Android phone users through the Google Play store and Apple users through the App Store. With no connection to an existing home automation system or monthly subscription charge, the free app allows you to create and delete up to 30 unique access codes so trusted friends and family can enter using their code at the lock’s touchscreen. Users can also schedule access codes so guests can only enter when they want them to. You can also use the Wi-Fi Adapter to lock and unlock from anywhere, check on the lock’s status and receive push notifications when the lock is used.

“The No.1 customer question we have received regarding the Schlage Sense lock since its launch has been, ‘when are you going to offer Android phone compatibility?'” said Chris Sutton, Electronics Business Leader at Schlage. “We also wanted to provide a solution, like the Schlage Sense Wi-Fi Adapter, that would allow a homeowner to connect to their lock remotely without having a smart home platform. We are excited to offer compatibility to a wider range of users looking to incorporate smart products into their homes.”

The Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt is available in two of the brand’s most popular styles, traditional Camelot and contemporary Century, as well as a variety of finishes including Matte Black, Satin Nickel and Aged Bronze to suite with Schlage interior door hardware and complete the look throughout the home.

The Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt is now available for $229 at Amazon.com and the Schlage Sense Wi-Fi Adapter is available at Amazon.com for $69.99.