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October 18, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


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Schlage Encode Smart WiFi Deadbolt

Schlage Encode Smart WiFi Deadbolt Review

Having already reviewed the Schlage Sense smart deadbolt with a focus on the app and software, this review of the new Schlage Encode Smart WiFi Deadbolt focuses on the updated Wifi features. It also covers how you can use the Schlage Sense Wi-Fi Adapter (model BR400) to control your non-Wifi Schlage Smart lock from anywhere. […]

Review8.8(out of 10)
Schlage Sense smart deadbolt

Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt Review

It was during the 2013 International Builders Show  that we first witnessed the Schlage Camelot Touchscreen Deadbolt. This system allowed you to punch in a code to open the lock—in addition to using a standard key. It proved to be exceptionally useful for sharing entry with friends, housecleaners, etc. The only negative was that everything […]

Review8.8(out of 10)
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Schlage Camelot Touchscreen Deadbolt Review

I saw something interesting at the 2013 International Builders Show. Schlage (which, by the way, is pronounced “shlayg”) showed off its new line of Camelot touchscreen deadbolts that retail for around $185. These are deadbolts that let you enter a code to gain access in lieu of a key. While I haven’t ever locked myself […]

Kaba E-Plex 2000 Self-powered Electronic Lock

Kaba E-Plex 2000 Self-powered Electronic Lock

Something caught our eye this afternoon as we spotted the Kaba E-Plex 2000 Self-powered Electronic Lock that promised a battery-free, “self-powered” digital lock that could stay going continuously, just from the motion of turning the handle. I want this… Why? Because it’s 2011 and we have yet to see Star Trek doors with swooshing sounds, […]

Corbin Russwin Intros Access 800 WI1 Lockset with Wifi Access

Corbin Russwin Access 800 WI1 Lockset with Wifi Access

Corbin Russwin, a manufacturer of architectural hardware and security solutions for over 160 years, introduces its Access 800 WI1 lockset with intelligent WiFi access control. The Access 800 WI1 is a new product that is ideal for bringing access control to areas of a building that are cost-prohibitive and challenging to hardwire. The idea is […]

Schlage LiNK System Announces Android App Control

Schlage LiNK System Announces Android App Control

Schlage today announced that Android phone owners can now download the app for the Schlage LiNK home-management system (previously, the software was only available to iPhone users). This app makes it possible for owners of Android phones to monitor and control Z-Wave enabled locks, lights, thermostats and other devices such as Schlage cameras from their […]