5 Stars By Sergio A. Becerril Lopez on 2016-01-28
Read this if you're worried about battery usage
The basic gist of the battery problem is that the lock has two modes of motorized operation: low energy and high energy (this is clearly described in the manual).
When you install the lock, you *need* to make sure that the hole for the deadbolt is big enough for it, aligns correctly, and leaves room for expansion from heat (if you live in a climate where this is a concern). If everything is right, the lock will use low energy, and your battery usage will be low.
How do you know you're using low or high? After you initially set up the lock, the lock will try low energy first, *then* if it can't move the bolt, it will go to high energy. It will do this the first three times you open/close it (again, this is all in the manual). Each "try" is a pair of sounds (so if it sounds "brrr [pause] brrr", that's one try). If it goes three times without being able to use low-energy, it will use high-energy ALWAYS. Hence, lots of batteries.
As for everything else, there are enough reviews out there. The product works as advertised, and is very high quality. If you don't have a deadbolt already, or it gets kind of stuck sometimes, or you don't trust you can get a smoot motion for the bolt, spring for a professional installation. It is worth it to avoid wasting money on batteries.
2 Stars By Pal on 2015-05-17
Stock up on Batteries
I loved this lock when I first got it. I was able to leave my keys and truly go keyless. This lock easily paired with my home automation system and just in time. My son was visiting me but was not able to get in my home while I was at work. I was able to unlock the door for him from many miles away. My condominium neighbors were inspired to get this lock as well. But we all quickly changed our minds about the excitement of keyless entry after a few weeks of use. This lock drains batteries like nobody's business. Since February 2015, I used over 80 batteries (4AA at one time). I spent over $100 this year alone trying to find the right premium alkaline batteries as suggested by the manufacturer. The batteries last anywhere from 7 - 20 days maximum. I must carry my keys with me at all times because I never know when the battery is going to be dead and I won't be able to enter my home. I recently purchased alkaline rechargeable batteries. This won't solve the battery drainage problem nor will I be able to go keyless, but at least I can minimize the battery cost. Disappointed in Schlage. This could be a beautiful thing if the battery problem is resolved.
5 Stars By pebble on 2017-04-19
Excellent Lock (highly recommend), but beware of installation issues you may encounter due to your door
We really like this lock because it prevents lock-outs and makes it easier to take the dog for a walk (no need to search for and carry keys). The only issue is that installation may not be easy-not due to the lock, but due to issues with your door. If your door is askew, you will may need to drill new holes for screws and for the lock to extend into. We replaced a plain Schlage dead bolt and still had issues with extending the bolt (depth and placement of the bolt changed and required drilling even though we used the old dead bolt's hole, face plates are also different and required new holes for screws). Schlage has an installation you tube video you can watch that is very helpful, but doesn't cover what you need to do if you have door issues.
5 Stars By Kym on 2016-04-26
Love it! Fairly quick installation and it works great!
I had a friend install this so I can't say exactly how easy it was, but Schlage has installation videos on their website and my friend was able to answer the one question he had by watching it. I think it took him about 30 minutes to install this and a few more minutes to install the handle lever below it (separate product). He is a bit of an expert in building maintenance and security and recommended that I get a keyless lock that controlled the deadbolt, not the door handle, because it's harder to break if you're using force. So, I needed to purchase a separate non-locking door handle. Of course, this one has an alarm that will go off if anyone tries that. There are actually three alarm settings you can use, but I chose the alarm that just goes off when someone uses force because my condo is in a multi-unit building and I didn't want my alarm going off unnecessarily. Once installed, it was easy enough to use the supplied six-digit programming code to add my own codes and adjust the settings of the lock. I also plan on getting a Z-wave hub so that I can add and monitor codes from my phone. I occasionally create codes for guests and maintenance/cleaning people so it will be nice to know that I can monitor their usage. I can also delete them after they are no longer needed. I have a few things stolen in the past and I'm fairly positive it was by people I know so this will give me the peace of mind of knowing who I can trust. It really sucks that I have to do this, but living in fear is not fun. Once I have the hub, I'll expand my review to let you know how well that works.
Also, it may be a small thing, but I really appreciate that this came with batteries. Good ones, at that. This is not the type of installation where you can leave your house during the process to go get batteries, so that was very appreciated.
One thing, it is a bit loud when it locks. But at least you know it's locked. If you have teenagers, they won't be sneaking in and out with this lock at your front door ;)
I've only had this installed for a few days so I can't say how well it works over time, but I'll update my review if anything changes or becomes an issue. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.
5 Stars By T. Gray on 2016-07-21
The lock instructions are easy to follow
I received this product in May to be put onto a door for a newly constructed home. The lock instructions are easy to follow. I actually read the pamphlet that comes with the lock and took notes on how to change the codes, so now I have a cheat sheet to help me easily change the codes. The lock works well. I am very pleased with the operation of it and the the look. I have not used the Z-ware technology to see how it works remotely.
4 Stars By TechnoNerd on 2017-08-19
Good functional deadbolt, app leaves little to be desired.
Debated a while about which smart deadbolt to buy and opted for the Schalge. Installation was pretty straight forward and easy. Design is a nice modern style with a good selection of colors. I like that the lock gives you the option for 4-6 digit passwords, however I should note that there isn;t an option for both. So either all passwords have to be 4 or 6 digits not a mixture of both. The downside which to me is an issue is the app itself is terrible. Configuring it to use the app was pointless, however syncing to Smartthings was easier. Also controlling via Alexa is pretty great. I will say that I still like it better than products offered by Kwikset, I have yet to test the Yale deadbolt.
5 Stars By Matt on 2016-11-25
Works great, batteries last long
I bought 3 of these May 2016, so 6 months ago. One of them is west facing, so it gets some pretty intense sun. I was worried about the life of the lock since the door is completely faded from the sun. So far it works just fine.
The batteries on all 3 locks are at 98%, although I only turned on the Z-Wave capabilities 1 month ago. At that time I think they were at 99% battery.
I'm not sure what happened to the guy who has gone through hundreds of batteries. Maybe he should send that one in and get a new one (dud?).
4 Stars By Stacy on 2017-03-27
so convenient to have keyless entry, wish the buttons were easier to press and easier to know if they've been pressed, actual buttons or a ring for when the numbers have been pressed would've been nice, but super awesome keyless entry, convenient, A+.
By Thomas W. Riddle
on 2017-02-23 Has some positives and negatives
Schlage Connect Camelot Touchscreen Deadbolt w/ Built-In Alarm, Aged Bronze, BE469 CAM 716
Overall I like the product. On the positive side: (1) installation was a snap, (2) it's z-wave compatible, and pairing was super-easy, (3) operates like it should, (4) programming was easy. On the negative side: (1) main complaint is the touch pad - I find it difficult to use. Many times numbers don't enter, requiring multiple attempts to unlock, and leaving you wondering if you have the code wrong. Would be better to have the confirmation light at the top so it wouldn't be obscured by your hand, and to have the confirmation beep volume controllable. I find it hard to hear. So in practice, the operation of this lock is not so great due to design deficiencies. (2) the z-wave range is limited, which required time for diagnosis and eventually relocating the security console much closer to the lock. Leaves me wondering if having these locks on all the doors is practical. (3) The Schlage website kind of sucks, really needs to be updated. The product scan label in the instruction manual takes you to a dead link, and the video suggested in the manual is not one I can find on the Schlage website. As for the installation instructions, they aren't perfect either, but installation is simple enough anyway.
4 Stars By B. Avery on 2017-07-26
Nice smart lock, works with Smartthings Hub
If you have an existing Schlage lock then this will be very simple to install, however it will work in replacing locks from other manufacturers using some modifications provided in the included instructions. I only give this review 4 and not 5 stars because programming the lock is a bit cumbersome having to keep track of beeps and flashes to do such.
The cool thing with this lock is that it is wirelessly operated with AA batteries and provides you three ways to lock/unlock your door. Keypad, phone, or key.
Protip: Don't be shy about having this lock rekeyed to match other existing locks around your house. I had someone at Lowes rekey it to match my other schlage locks at no charge.