CARMEL, Ind. (January 6, 2015) – Schlage®, a brand of Allegion plc that has created the most technologically advanced lock products to help consumers secure their homes for more than 95 years, is announcing the introduction of its newest innovation, the Schlage Sense™ system at the 2015 International CES tradeshow. Designed to work with Apple HomeKit technology, the Schlage Sense™ system provides consumers with key free convenience. HomeKit technology provides advanced security with end-to-end encryption and authentication between the Schlage Sense™ lock and an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. HomeKit also lets consumers control their Schlage Sense™ lock with their voice using Siri®. The stylishly advanced lock gives homeowners the choice and flexibility of entering their home using the lock’s illuminated touchscreen or with their iPhone.
“With the introduction of the Schlage Sense™ system, we are continuing to offer consumers the convenience of choice, coupled with the strength, security and style that they expect from Schlage,” said Steve Down, Allegion Residential Leader. “The Schlage Sense™ system, our most technologically advanced lock system yet, gives homeowners the ability to incorporate home automation on their own terms.”
The Schlage Sense™ system has the ability to manage and schedule up to 30 codes at the same time through a dedicated, easy-to-use app, which offers an additional layer of key-free convenience. The Schlage Sense™ app allows individuals to create and delete access codes, check on lock status and view activity, as well as update settings and check battery life without requiring residents to connect to an existing home automation system or pay a monthly subscription charge.
Staying true to Schlage’s dedication to creating quality products that will complement homeowners’ personal tastes, the Schlage Sense™ lock will be available in two styles, Camelot and Century, in a variety of finishes, including Matte Black, Satin Nickel and Aged Bronze to complement each home’s unique aesthetic. The Schlage Sense™ lock provides Grade 1 security, the highest rating certified by Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA), and Built-in-Alarm Technology, which issues an alert when it senses potential door attacks. Adding to the convenience it provides consumers, the Schlage Sense™ lock is easy to install with a patented snap-and-stay feature that makes most installations an easy one-person job and is simple to set up and program.
The Schlage Sense™ system is the latest electronic lock innovation to be released as part of The Keyless Era, a campaign founded on the fact that 65 percent of Americans would consider installing keyless electronic locks on their door if they could more easily access their home without compromising security. In addition, 62 percent of Americans believe that eventually we will be living in a keyless society, according to a recent survey commissioned by Schlage and conducted online by Harris Poll in September among over 2,000 U.S. adults1
.The new lock joins the brand’s suite of keyless electronic products, which are among the top choices for homeowners, remodelers, builders, property managers and security integrators. The brand recently released the Schlage Touch™ lock, which provides easy, key-free access, and the ability to store 19 unique access codes to provide homeowners with exceptional convenience. In addition, the award-winning Schlage Connect™ lock puts homeowners in control by allowing them to be constantly connected to their front door from anywhere in the world via leading Z-Wave® compatible home automation systems. Schlage’s top-selling Keypad Locks also provide the convenience of keyless access and are highly customizable to fit homeowners’ security and style needs.
The Schlage Sense™ system will be available in select stores nationally and online later in 2015.
NOTE TO EDITORS: If you plan to attend CES and would like to make an appointment for product demonstrations or further details on the launch of the Schlage Sense™ system, please contact Martha Pulido at Pulido@formula.com or 646.441.1468.
1 This survey was conducted online within the United States by Harris Poll on behalf of Schlage from September 12-16, 2014 among 2,020 adults ages 18 and older. This online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated. For complete survey methodology, including weighting variables, please contact Martha Pulido at Pulido@formulapr.com.
Allegion (NYSE: ALLE) creates peace of mind by pioneering safety and security. As a $2 billion provider of security solutions for homes and businesses, Allegion employs more than 8,000 people and sells products in more than 120 countries across the world. Allegion comprises more than 25 global brands, including strategic brands CISA®, Interflex®,LCN®, Schlage® and Von Duprin®. For more, visit www.allegion.com.