Unboxing Schlage Sense Deadbolt | Mr. Locksmith Calgary

Unboxing Schlage Sense Deadbolt | Mr. Locksmith Calgary

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Unboxing Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt: Hi, I’m Terry. Today I am going to unbox a Schlage Sense. The Sense Electronic Deadbolt is built on their successful line of residential, electronic deadbolts and also key in knobs, so this is the electronic deadbolt, the Schlage Sense.

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Some of the big problems of the earlier electronic locks were using unencrypted Bluetooth that could be hacked. The Schlage Sense is using Bluetooth 4.0 and has an encrypted signal.

Bluetooth, as opposed to wifi, ZWave, ZigBee and all the other protocols for communicating with your electronic locks is low battery drain. Bluetooth is easy on the batteries just go on forever and ever, also, the Bluetooth is good for about 40 feet. Again, depending on your building and all sorts of things, but again, the Bluetooth 4.0 is fantastic for encryption and the other thing is long battery life. So you’re gonna get a lot of battery life out of this.

One of the earlier problems with the other electronic deadbolts is they were just draining battery power like crazy. Because the wifi is just constantly draining the batteries, even when they go into sleep mode it’s just a big battery hog. So, whenever you’re looking at any product, any Bluetooth product, make sure it’s a 4.0 at a minimum, 4.0 for the encryption and it is not a battery hog.


Unboxing Schlage Sense Deadbolt

The Schlage is for residential use. I absolutely love their products. Nicely packaged. I with the oil rubbed finish. Well written instructions. We got batteries which is good. One key? I’ll just open this up, all my bits and pieces. So they gave us Duracells, excellent batteries. Plates, screws, again pretty simple, this is a drive-in or Mortise. And, what do we have here? Instructions, so, We have User Guide, instructions. Now, this one is compatible out of the box with Apple TV, so you need Apple TV. Also if you’re gonna run it with any other program you’re gonna need the wifi adapter.

We will show that in another video. So, out of the box, this is Bluetooth capable. Now, you have to download the app, so just to to the App Store, just Google Schlage Sense, get it, the app downloads quickly, put it on your Android or your iPhone, and that’s for accessing the, making the lock open and close. We’ll hook this up on a panel, we’ll see how it looks. Again, out of the box, pretty good. It’s the Schlage Sense. Now, the Schlage user is pretty good even with the wifi adapter and hooking it all up. As a security precaution, and there’s no way around it at the moment, you cannot say, “Open door” or “Alexa, open Schlage door”.


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– [Alexa] Sorry, I’m having trouble with understanding.

– Yeah, it doesn’t matter, it’s not hooked up to work through the wifi to open up the door. You gotta watch that on some of these other electronic products. Out of the box, you can say Alexa or Google or whatever and open the door and it’ll open from outside so,

– [Alexa] I’m not sure.

The Schlage is an interesting product and we are testing all the different Google, Amazon products and Apple home, out of the box this will not open through your voice commands. You have to use your app on your cell phone or you have to plugin, you know, punch in your number. The interesting thing is, we can have, I gotta check on all the specs, but I’m pretty sure we can have temporary codes that will just work for a bit.

Now, through your app and your cellular into the wifi and through your internet to your home so you can do this remotely, let people in remotely or give people codes, so it’s great for Airbnb. Again, this is a residential lock, we’ve had very good luck even putting the, we’ve had excellent luck putting these on Airbnb’s and also some bed and breakfasts. I’m going to install this on a customer who wants to be able to remotely see who comes and goes. I think he’s checking on his kids when he goes away on vacation.

Good product, there are other Keyless Locks and products, we’ll see how this one is. We are going to test it and install it up on the door and we’ll try all the different options and see how it works.


Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt Calgary

I hope you enjoyed this unboxing, we’ll go from there, have you some follow up videos soon. Thank you. I hope you enjoyed watching this video. Subscribe to my channel. Also, visit my website and you can see what online locksmith training I have for beginners, intermediate and advanced as well as my covert methods of entry and my non-destructive methods of entry.


Terry Whin-Yates is a 3rd Generation Locksmith with 35+ years of locksmith experience and a BA (Honors) in Criminology from Simon Fraser University.

Mr. Locksmith Calgary: (403) 800-9185


Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt Calgary