Controlling access for residential applications is moving towards electronics for a number of reasons. One reason is that children and teenagers especially, as well as many younger to middle age adults, are computer savvy. They are comfortable with pushing buttons on a key board or cell phone in...
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Controlling access for residential applications is moving towards electronics for a number of reasons. One reason is that children and teenagers especially, as well as many younger to middle age adults, are computer savvy. They are comfortable with pushing buttons on a key board or cell phone in order to do more than just type a letter or make a call. Secondly, keypad-operated electronic locks can enable entry without requiring a key that can be lost or forgotten.
Schlage is introducing their keypad locks for residential and light commercial applications. These Grade 2 ANSI/BHMA certified leversets are equipped with a patented commercial grade clutching motor drive; tested to 1 million cycles. To prevent unauthorized access, the Schlage Keypad Locks have vandal resistant clutching levers/knobs. To simplify installation, the handed levers are reversible to accommodate left or right hand doors.
The Schlage Keypad Locks have a solid appearance with a three-inch wide by almost seven inches lock exterior metal chassis and escutcheon. The spindles are firmly attached without having noticeable free-play. An 11-button backlit keypad and an override lock cylinder are built into the escutcheon. The keypad is equipped with 11 silicon rubber buttons that are epoxy coated to resist wear and to protect the characters. The keypad illuminates when the Schlage button is pressed.
The Schlage Keypad Locks are powered by a nine volt battery and fits a standard 161 door prep.
There are two models of the Schlage Keypad Locks: the FE595 Keypad Entry with thumbturn, and the FE575 Keypad Entry with Auto-Lock Feature. The FE575 is a storeroom function that is normally locked from the outside. The interior lever/knob always provides free egress. When the outside lever/knob is unlocked electronically, it automatically re-lock five seconds after use.
The FE595 is an entry function, having a thumbturn on the interior assembly in order to electronically switch between unlocked and auto locking. When unlocked, the FE595 thumbturn is vertical and the lock is in the passage function. When set to auto locking, the thumbturn is horizontal and the outside lever lock automatically re-locks five seconds after use.
Programming is the same for both models. There is one six-digit Programming Code, and up to 19 User Codes. The unit comes pre-programmed with a unique Programming Code and two User Codes. The Programming Code can add and delete User Codes. It cannot operate the lock. The User Codes cannot add or delete the Programming Code or User Codes. The User Codes can operate the lock.
IMPORTANT: There is no universal factory default for the Programming Code. Each unit’s default Programming Code is determined by its serial number.
Code information is in two locations: stick-on label on Programming/Operating Guide and a stick-on label on the outside chassis. These labels contain the Programming code, User Code A and B, the Model number and the Serial number.
To electronically operate the Schlage Keypad Lock, there is a 10- digit keypad and a Schlage labeled button above the keypad buttons. When gaining access, pressing the Schlage button illuminates the keypad and clears any previous entries. Then enter a User Code to gain access or the Programming Code to program the lock.
A tamper alarm prevents manipulating the keypad in order to determine a User Code. The lock’s alarm will sound after four invalid code are entered and the keypad shuts down for 30 seconds.
Schlage designed the locks operation around the Schlage button that is located above the keypad buttons. The Schlage button illuminates to indicate the operating functions of the Keypad Lock. While a person is operating the lock, the Schlage button will:
When first pressed, the blue backlight illuminates the keypad and clears any previously pressed keys. The lock is ready to receive a code.
As a code is entered, the light blinks green with each key press. A beep is sounded along with the green blink.