Reduced to the basics, commercial locks are designed to prevent or deter someone from entering a premises while alarms are designed to indicate when someone has already entered a premises. Locksmiths have always taken the position that a good lock, correctly installed, is the best defense against...
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In all cases, if the alarm sounds, the alarm can be turned off by pressing on the “Schlage” button for a short time until the alarm sound ends.
The FE51 has five sensitivity levels. Level 1 has the highest sensitivity (most sensitive) and level 5 has the lowest sensitivity ( least sensitive). To set sensitivity, press the Schlage button until the LED light in the button flashes three times (about 10 seconds), then release the button. The FE51 is now set to program the sensitivity. Now tab the Schlage button to cycle through the sensitivity levels. After each tab, the alarm will chirp one to five times indicating which sensitivity level has been set. Once the level has been chosen, the alarm will chirp once more indicating the end of the sensitivity setting cycle.
To set the alarm function, press the Schlage button until the LED light in the button flashes once (approximately 2 seconds). Now tab the Schlage button to cycle through the alarm settings. When the left LED light flashes, the Activity Alert is set. When the middle LED light flashes, the Tamper Alert is set. When the right LED flashes, the Forced Entry alert is set.
Schlage instructions indicate that battery life should be approximately three years. If the left and right LED lights blink periodically, it is an indication that the battery strength is low and only about 30 days of battery life is left. Interior trim must be removed to install new batteries.
Imagination has been curtailed in the mechanical lock industry as many companies move instead to make competitive but similar products. The Schlage FE51 with built-in alarm is a product with an idea which differentiates itself from the pack; a new product with features of interest for your customers.
For further information contact your local locksmith distributor or call Schlage at 888-805-9837.