To increase the level of security provided by this electronic deadbolt, Samsung’s double locking feature prevents the lock from being unlocked from the outside. This function is provided as a nighttime security feature and caution must be observed. Pressing the OPEN/CLOSE button for five seconds when the bolt is extended deactivates the keypad and the RF reader. When the silver horizontal bar is pressed to “wake up” the lock, an alarm sounds. To deactivate this feature, press the OPEN/CLOSE button or retract the bolt using the switchgear.
When an invalid code (card, fob or pushbutton) is entered five consecutive times, an alarm sounds and power to the lock is turned off for three minutes.
The EZON Digital Deadbolt Lock has an interesting method for notifying when the four AA batteries need replacing. When unlocking the lock, the melody “Blues for Elise” sounds. This is the indicator the batteries need replacement. All four batteries must be replaced within approximately one week of hearing this melody. If the batteries are not replaced, they will operate until the batteries are discharged and the lock will fail to operate.
Should the battery power become depleted, a 9 volt battery provides an instant power source. Two metal contacts on bottom of the exterior assembly align with the contacts on a 9 volt battery. The battery must remain connected while using a card or entering a PIN code in order to operate the lock.
The Samsung Digital Door Lock door prep is standard 2-1/8” diameter cross bore opening. The backset is 2-3/4” and the edge bore requires a 1” diameter opening. A standard one-inch throw; rectangular face latch deadbolt is installed.
Note: The electrical connection from the exterior assembly to the interior is run through the cross-bore opening. The wire extends from the upper portion of the assembly. One electrical connector mounts onto the circuit board in the interior assembly.
The programming hierarchy is straightforward: a Master PIN Code and user PIN Codes, cards or fobs for up 70 users. All programming must be accomplished with the bolt retracted. Codes must be four to 12 digits in length.
Samsung recommends changing the Master PIN Code and programming new codes and cards/fobs. The manufacturer also recommends checking the batteries every six months.
The Samsung Digital Door Lock comes with a one-year limited warranty that begins from the date of purchase.
For more information, contact IDN, JPTEK, U.S. Lock or Creative Vision Electronics, Inc., 1 South Corporate Drive, Riverdale, NJ 07457. Telephone: 201-905-9200. Web Site: CVEamericas.com.