Schlage Keypad Deadbolt Review

Schlage has many different smart lock and electronic deadbolt models. This time we are reviewing Schlage Keypad Deadbolt. It is definetely not a smart lock and don’t have any connection options but due to it’s keypad structure we will make a review for it so our readers will have more options if they want something as just press the keys, turn the thumb and get inside. We hope you will enjoy this post and find it valuable for your purchase decision.

Keypad of Schlage Keypad Deadbolt

Schlage Keypad Deadbolt

Schlage Keypad Deadbolt has a very simple and clean design. This keypad is not completely key free so you can still continue to use your key in case of emergency or battery drain. Buttons are covered with silicone to prevent numbers from getting deleted by the time passes.

When you press the Schlage logo on the top, it will turn on the lights so you can use it at the dark. After entering the code you have to manually turn the thumb to unlock the door. This means it can’t lock or unlock automatically. Pressing the Schlage logo is also used to lock the door. In order to lock your door just press the Schlage logo and rotate the thumb. If auto lock is very important for you then you can have a look at Kwikset 909 SmartCode Electronic Deadbolt or Kwikset 913 Smartcode Electronic Deadbolt.

It can store up to 19 codes with 4 digits only. These codes can only be programmed on the keypad by using the programming code which is set for your lock by Schlage. It is very easy to add or remove codes on the keypad. Since it does not have any connection options as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi or Z-Wave, you can not program it from your smartphone.

Schlage Keypad Deadbolt is not ideal for usage under cold temperatures. It has good performance under rainy,sunny and windy air conditions. If it gets too much sunlight, color of the buttons will begin to turn to yellow. It has metal and solid structure suitable for long life.

Motor inside the Schlage Keypad Deadbolt is only engaged with thumb. If you have a door that you have to jiggle to get lined up every time when you want to open your door then you can use this lock on that door too.

Schlage Keypad Deadbolt
Schlage Keypad Deadbolt all finishes

Security of Schlage Keypad Deadbolt

When we talk about security we have to be more careful. Schlage Keypad Deadbolt has Grade 2 ANSI/BHMA Certificate. It is graded as best in Security, Durability, and Finish categories. However, it is not bump proof so if you want something with bump key protection you can have a look at our review for Kwikset 909 SmartCode Electronic Deadbolt.

Schlage Grade 2 ANSI/BHMA Certificate

Grade 2 might not be enough for you. In this case you still have option to disable the key part on the lock by filling it. When you disable it you will have no other options than keypad to unlock the door. In case of battery drain you can have some problems. You have to be careful if you choose to disable key entrance.

Schlage Rekey

Rekeying is very important and useful for people who wants to use 1 key on the all locks. Schlage Rekeying is possible but it is not as easy as Kwikset SmartKey Rekey technology. When compared about rekeying we can easily say that Kwikset is better and much easier. You can have a look at Kwikset 909 SmartCode Electronic Deadbolt for more details.

We suggest you to have your key rekeyed by a locksmith. If you trust yourself, you can try to do this on your own but it will not be very easy. You will need Schlage 40-134 Rekeying Kit and Schlage Rekeying manual. If everything goes well you can rekey your key in 30 – 40 minutes.

Schlage Camelot Keypad Deadbolt
Schlage Camelot Keypad Deadbolt Aged Bronze

Battery Life of Schlage Keypad Deadbolt

Schlage Keypad Deadbolt is a winner when it comes to battery life. System is powered by a 9v battery which is already included in the box. Due to it’s simple design without any connection options, it has a very long battery life. You can easily experience 1 year of battery usage without any problems. This life can even be longer depending on some factors as usage frequency, weather conditions, condition of the door etc.

Schlage Keypad Deadbolt has a low battery indicator to prevent unexpected battery drains. If you see a red and then green light on your keypad this means you should change the battery soon. If you forget to change the batteries you can still use your key to unlock the door if you haven’t filled it to prevent bump key.

Changing the battery is simple as other smart locks or electronic deadbolts on the market. All you have to is to remove two screws on the cover of interior unit and slide it up. You will see the battery in front of you. It will take around 1 minute to finish whole process.

Installation process of Schlage Keypad Deadbolt

Schlage Keypad Deadbolt is guaranteed to fit on existing, standard pre-drilled doors. Please check and confirm if your door meets the following criterias:

Door thickness: 1 3/8 inch (35 millimeter) to 1 3/4 inch (44 millimeter)

Backset: 2-3/8 in. or 2-3/4 in. to fit universal deadbolt

This one is almost super easy to install. You will need a Phillips Head Screwdriver, tape measure, and pencil. Depending on the condition of your door you may also need flathead screwdriver, wood block, and hammer. Whole process will take around 20 minutes to finish completely. There is nothing difficult to install this lock on your door. You can watch the installation video below or you can have a look at Schlage Keypad Deadbolt installation manual at here.

Technical Details Chart

Item Weight 5.35 pounds
Product Dimensions 4.2 x 3.2 x 5.5 inches
Voltage 9v
Batteries 9v battery ( included)
Style Deadbolt
Material Metal
Included Components Exterior keypad, interior assembly, bolt, 9-Volt Battery, user manual, reinforcement plate, screws
Batteries Included? Yes
Batteries Required? Yes
Battery Cell Type Alkaline
Warranty Description Lifetime Limited Mechanical & Finish Warranty and 3-Year Electronics Warranty

Cons and Pros of Schlage Keypad Deadbolt

We have very positive words for Schlage Keypad Deadbolt. It is simple, useful, safe, practical with long battery life and solid structure. This one is definetely designed to combine simplicity with heavy duty standards. If you are looking for something to press the keys and turn the thumb to get in then you found what are looking for. Schlage Keypad Deadbolt has everything expected from it. Here is the list of cons and pros:



Beautiful and simple design

Easy installation

Lock by pressing one button

Backlit on keypad

Metal and solid structure

Long battery life

Battery drain indicator

Easy to program/add/delete codes

Easy to change battery

Schlage Rekey

Grade 2 ANSI/BHMA Certificate

19 code memory

Silent working

Silicone covered buttons


No Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, or Z-Wave connections

No smart capabilities

Not ideal for very cold temperatures

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