Fully loaded multi-function lock unites Nexia(TM) Home Intelligence
with keyless entry and built-in alarm technology to create a lock like
no other CARMEL, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--January 03, 2013--
Redefining what it means to be secure, Schlage(R) , a brand of
Ingersoll Rand, unites brains and brawn in the new Touchscreen Deadbolt
lock, putting the highest grade of security at homeowners' fingertips.
The Schlage Touchscreen Deadbolt, a 2013 Electronic House Product of
the Year award winner, is a strong, innovative lock that brings
together the industry-leading home automation features of Nexia(TM)
Home Intelligence, the worry-free convenience of keyless entry, and
protection of a built-in alarm, to create a lock like no other on the
market. The multi-function lock offers keyless control using simple
access codes, so homeowners never have to worry about losing, hiding,
carrying or forgetting their house keys again.
To celebrate the launch, during the month of January Schlage will
choose 13 lucky winners to take home a new Touchscreen Deadbolt as part
of a New Year, New Lock promotion. For a chance to witness the
Touchscreen Deadbolt difference, visit the Schlage Facebook page.
Every aspect of the Touchscreen Deadbolt has been designed with
homeowners' security in mind. Backed by more than 90 years of inventive
Schlage design, the Touchscreen Deadbolt delivers an American National
Standards Institute (ANSI) grade 1 security rating, the highest
residential rating awarded on the market, as certified by Builders
Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA).
The Touchscreen Deadbolt can hold up to 30 unique access codes and is
designed to support temporary codes for homeowner convenience. Codes
can be tailored to specific days and times of the week to provide home
access only when scheduled, such as for cleaning service personnel.
Depending on the current setting, the built-in alarm technology enables
homeowners to hear instantly when someone goes in or out, tampers with
the lock or tries to break into the home.
"We call it a fully loaded lock for a reason," said Chris DeSchamp,
Schlage electronics portfolio leader. "It has the most features on the
market -- the highest security rating, a built-in alarm, plus the
ability to control it remotely -- ultimately creating a self-monitored
security system for your front door. This is our strongest lock and it
The Touchscreen Deadbolt is specifically engineered to provide security
and technology that complements the needs and lifestyles of today's
homeowners. There's no need to worry about whether or not the door is
locked, as the Touchscreen Deadbolt motorized bolt automatically locks
and unlocks when a four- digit user code is entered. Its lock-and-leave
functionality requires only one touch to instantly safeguard the home.
Other features include a fingerprint-resistant touchscreen that ensures
access code numbers won't wear and become detectable after repeated
use, a slim exterior escutcheon that prevents interference with storm
doors, and an anti- pick shield that protects the lock against
Keeping families safe, the Touchscreen Deadbolt is armed with built-in
alarm technology, sensing a range of activity and alerting homeowners
with three different automated sounds for three different situations.
For example, the Activity Alert sounds when it detects that someone is
leaving or entering the house; the Tamper Alert sounds when the lock is
being disturbed; and the Forced Entry Alert sounds after identifying
significant pressure, such as a kick to the door, or a shove to the
lock by someone trying to break in.
Tapping into the latest technology, the Touchscreen Deadbolt connects
with Nexia Home Intelligence, enabling homeowners to manage their home
security from anywhere in the world, from their smartphones or tablets.
For example, users can unlock a door from work to let a dog walker
inside, manage unique key codes and settings from the airport, or
receive text alerts if a lock is activated or an alarm is triggered
while on vacation.
With Nexia compatibility, Touchscreen Deadbolt users can also choose to
control many additional home functions through their smartphones or
tablets, including heating and cooling, video surveillance, lights,
shades and whole-home energy usage.
The Schlage Touchscreen Deadbolt will be available in mid-January for
between $199 - $229 at Amazon.com, Build.com, and HomeDepot.com. Visit
Schlage.com for additional outlets. The Nexia Home Bridge and standard
subscription plan are required for remote capability. The Nexia Home
Bridge and the Standard Subscription Plan ($8.99 per month) allow
consumers to add more than 200 compatible products to their systems and
connectivity with smartphone, tablet and computer devices. For more
information on Nexia Home Intelligence and service, visit
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