Schlage Encode Smart Deadbolt is a Wi-Fi enabled smart lock that brings the convenience of keyless entry to your home. The deadbolt will allow you to lock and unlock your door with a simple tap on your smartphone, even when you are away from home.
Yes, the Schlage Encode Smart Deadbolt does not require an Internet connection to function properly. However, it needs to be connected to a Wi-Fi network at least once during setup (you can do this even if your router is not working).
However if you to learn more about how the Schlage Encode Smart Lock works – be it connecting to WiFi or enabling remote access on your smartphone, this article will answer all your queries.
- How Can We Connect the Schlage Encode to WiFi?
- What To Do My Schlage Encode Doesn't Connect to Wi-Fi?
- Unique Features of Schlage Encode Smart Lock
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ'S)
How Can We Connect the Schlage Encode to WiFi?
Follow the steps stated below to connect the Schlage Encode to your home WiFi.
- Make sure that your home Wi-Fi is connected and running.
- Open the Schlage App on your phone and if you don’t have it you can download it from App Store or Google Play Store.
- Next click the settings icon.
- Select the Wi-Fi settings option and follow the instructions to connect the Schlage lock with your Wi-Fi.
You must keep in mind that the Schlage Encode only works with 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi networks, so make sure that your Wi-Fi network is set at 2.4 GHz.
What To Do My Schlage Encode Doesn’t Connect to Wi-Fi?
Make sure the device is in the correct mode. If you’re trying to connect your lock to a Wi-Fi network, make sure it’s set to “Access Point Mode”. This is typically indicated by an orange light on the front of the lock. If you don’t see this light, try these steps:
- Remove batteries from the back of your lock and wait one minute before replacing them.
- Make sure that your Schlage Encode Lock is not connected to any other devices such as a Z-wave hub or smart home system.
- If you are using a Z-Wave Hub (like Wink or SmartThings), ensure it is connected to the same internet connection as your Schlage Encode lock.
- As mentioned earlier that the Schlage only supports a 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi network, so make sure that the home Wi-Fi is actually at 2.4 GHz. If it is not make sure to switch it o the supported Wi-Fi Settings.
- The Schlage Home App only recognizes and accepts the password protected and 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi networks. So the Schlage app won’t find your network if it is not password protected.
- Sometimes the Wi-Fi Network is hidden so you have to manually add the information in the Schlage App.
Unique Features of Schlage Encode Smart Lock
No more fumbling with keys or digging through your bag to find them. The Schlage Encode Smart Lock lets you enter your home with just a tap on the touchscreen keypad or using the Schlage Sense app on your smartphone. You can also easily share access to friends and family with unique codes only they know, or give them permission for limited access for a specific amount of time so they can let themselves in when you’re not around.
The Schlage Encode Smart Lock offers an array of features that make it the ideal choice for any home:
1. Keyless Entry
Easily enter your home without having to fumble with keys or dig through your bag for them! The Schlage Sense App allows you to lock and unlock your door from anywhere using your smartphone.
2. Remote Access
Give others temporary access to your home by sending them a code through text message or email, which they’ll receive immediately after requesting it from within their own Schlage Sense account. You can also set up temporary access codes directly through the app with no additional setup required!
3. Built-In Alarm System
The Schlage Encode Smart Lock also has some unique features that make it stand out from the crowd. For example, it has a built-in alarm system that will sound if someone tries to break into your home through the front door or window. If someone tries to pick the lock or cut through the side of your door, an alarm will sound inside your house as well as outside!
4. Voice Activated Ability
The Schlage Encode Smart Lock is compatible with Apple HomeKit, Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, allowing you to control the locks from your phone or voice assistant. You can unlock the door with a simple tap or use Siri or Alexa to open it remotely. The app also allows you to program access schedules for individual days of the week so that only certain people can enter on certain days.
5. High End Security System
Schlage Encode is a smart lock that has been designed to provide a high level of security. It works in conjunction with the Schlage Sense app, which helps you manage your locks and even allows you to check whether your door is locked or not. The Schlage Encode Smart Lock comes with an advanced security system that makes it one of the best smart locks available on the market. The lock comes with a five-position deadbolt, which helps provide extra security as well as protection against tampering. With an ANSI Grade 1 rating and self-powered motor, this lock offers advanced security without sacrificing convenience
The lock also includes an alarm that can be activated if anyone tries to tamper with it. This alarm will alert you through your smartphone so that you can take immediate action. It also features a built-in alarm siren for extra protection against break-ins or burglaries.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’S)
1. Can I use the Schlage Encode Smart Lock with my current deadbolt?
Yes! The Schlage Encode Smart Lock works with any standard lock cylinder, so you don’t need to replace your entire lock. All you need to do is swap out your old cylinder with one that has been pre-programmed by us.
If you are using a Schlage Encode smart lock and find that the battery drains very quickly, there are various reasons why this might be happening. The first thing to check is whether you have set up the lock to automatically update the firmware when you open the app. If so, then this could be a big factor in why your battery is draining so quickly.
2. Why does the battery of my Schlage Encode Drain so Quickly?
The main reasons why this happens is because:
- The battery is being drained by the Encode’s internal power source. This can happen if you have left your lock open for a long time and it has been trying to keep itself alive while waiting for you to close it again (this is especially true if you have followed our instructions on how to set up automatic updates).
- There are issues with your WiFi connection or with your internet provider which mean that your device cannot connect or stay connected properly to the internet.
- The doorbell is too close to a radio transmitter such as those used by wireless phones or Wi-Fi routers. This can cause interference and reduce battery life.
- The doorbell is located in an area with poor reception from the cellular network. If you have problems with your phone service, this can affect your doorbell’s ability to send alerts when someone rings the bell.
- The battery is defective or has been damaged (for example, if it has been exposed to water).
You can improve the Battery life of your lock by doing the following:
- Charge Your Schlage Encode Before You Leave: Before you leave for the day, make sure that your Schlage Encode is fully charged. The door lock has a lithium-ion battery that will drain quickly if you do not charge it before leaving home. To ensure that your door lock has enough power to close and lock your door when you return home, charge it at least once a week.
- Use the “Hold” Feature: If you are going out for an extended period of time with no plans to return home before bedtime, use the “hold” feature on your Schlage Encode. This feature allows you to secure your house without having to worry about someone breaking in while you are away from home. The hold feature works by putting the security system into a lock down mode where no one can enter or exit without entering their code (or using a key).
Schlage Encode Smart Wi-Fi lock is one of a kind lock. It comes equipped with various handy & exciting features.
The lock has a built-in Wi-Fi, meaning for remote access, it doesn’t need a smart hub to pair with your smartphone and other Wi-Fi-based systems.
It can function perfectly fine with and without Wi-Fi as it’s efficiently designed to work with both access codes and a physical key.