Schlage released their direct to WiFi operated lock in early 2019. With that, every homeowner can now use a Schlage smart lock depending on how you want to connect to it. There’s the Schlage Sense deadbolt, that is operated with Bluetooth or through WiFi with the added Schlage Sense WiFi adapter. The Schlage Encode, the smart lock that connects direct to WiFi. And then there’s the Schlage Connect, that connects to your home’s automation system. There are 2 different models of the Connect. The BE469 that will connect to your Z-Wave certified home automation system. And the BE468 that works with a Zigbee certified home automation system.
If you’re currently using the SmartThings hub, there’s good news – you can choose either one of these smart locks because they both work with the SmartThings hub. In addition to that, they both work with Amazon Alexa, smartphone app, physical key and code on the touchscreen. And access can be given remotely through your home automation system.
Both locks are grade 1 locks, the highest rated locks for residential and commercial use for durability and security. These locks are made for exterior use and can withstand temperatures from -31F to 150F. Both take up to 30 codes that are 6 digits long. Works on 4 AA batteries and when they run low, the low battery warning will alert you in plenty of time to get replacements. And you could still use a physical key if the batteries do run out.
Both are available in 2 styles, the Camelot trim and the Century trim. The Camelot trim has a classic look while the Century trim has a more modern and clean look.
..And They’re Different
One difference is that the Connect deadbolt that connects with Z-Wave, the BE469, has an audible alarm that is set off if the lock is tampered with, the BE468 Zigbee connected lock does not.
The obvious difference is the connection options available. The Z-Wave connected deadbolt also works with Amazon Alexa, Samsung SmartThings, Nexia, Ring Alarm, Wink and Google Assistant. The Zigbee connected deadbolt also works with Amazon Alexa, Samsung SmartThings, Amazon Key and Echo Plus. If you use any of these as your home connect system you’ll be able to use one of these Schlage Connect deadbolts.
Schlage Connect Deadbolt
- Grade 1 lock
- Up To 30 access codes
- Operate remotely
- Easy install
- Works with most home automation systems
- No BlueTooth or WiFi option
- Most features need home automation system to work
- Does not work with Apple HomeKit