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2019 Review
Schlage Encode

A top pick in our book, the Schlage Encode features built-in Wi-Fi so you can integrate easily with other home devices along with one of the best reviewed Android and iOS apps on the market.

Overview

Retail Price $249.00
Amazon Price $205.00

430 Reviews

Available Finishes: Black, Bronze, and Nickel
How does the lock connect?The Schlage Encode uses Wi-Fi to connect.

APPS

ECOSYSTEMS

Alexa Support?: Available
Google Assistant Support?: Available
Siri / Homekit Support?: No
Smart Watch Support: Available
Keypad, Long Distance Locking Built-in, Physical Key Backup, and Touchscreen

Out of the box Integrations

VeraEdge, VeraPlus, Securifi Almond+, Nest Cam, and Wink Hub 2

DOOR COMPATIBILITY

What type of door lock mechanisms does the Schlage Encode support?
Deadbolt Attachment
Not Supported
Interior Deadbolt Replacement
Not Supported
Complete Deadbolt Replacement
Supported
Handle (Latch/Knobs) Replacement
Not Supported
Integrated Deadbolt and Handle
Not Supported
Mortise
Not Supported
Other Install (Floor/ Wall)
Not Supported

Features & Specs

Model Number BE489WBCAM619

Backup Key

Yes

Fingerprint Access

No

Touchscreen

Yes

Long Distance Locking

Yes

Autolocking

No


Access Codes & Users

Does the lock have access codes? Yes

100 access codes, one time use codes, time scheduled codes, 4-8 Digits


Proximity Unlocking: No


Airbnb Integration? No


Battery & Additional Specs

What kind and how many batteries does this lock have?

The Schlage Encode uses 4 AA batteries (included)

The Schlage Encode battery life is Up to 6 months lock battery life with standard use



Lock Dimensions 2.2 x 3 x 5.5 inches


Lock Weight 2.8 pounds


Security Features

What kind of security does the lock offer?

The Schlage Encode has:

ANSI/BHMA A156.40-2015 Grade AAA in Security

Our Take

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Interior View

Pros

  • Built-in Wi-Fi so you don’t need to purchase an additional hub to get remote monitoring capabilities
  • Integration out of the box with Alexa and Google Assistant for voice controls
  • High rated app for both Android and iOS devices.
  • Integrations with Key by Amazon (and their video doorbell) and with Ring for additional home security monitoring.
  • Up to 100 virtual keys you can set and manage remotely from your mobile app
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Exterior Door View

Cons

  • Since it is Wifi enabled you will not be able to connect to Z-Wave or Zigbee enabled devices directly without the use of an additional smart home hub.
  • Is not sold with a matching handle set so you will have to add these in a separate purchase if you are trying to get a whole door set and not just replace your deadbolt.
  • The Encode does not come with as many finish options as others on the market.
  • A few users have had issues with the Schlage Home app syncing correctly but these seemed to have been fixed in a recent app update.

Apps / Voice Commands

The Schlage Encode supports or integrates with the following apps and voice assistants:


Alarm.com App

Google Assistant

Alexa

Ring

Key by Amazon

Schlage Home App


Alexa Support?: Yes , the Schlage Encode supports Alexa with the following commands

“Alexa, unlock the front door”

“Alexa, is the front door locked?”

“Alexa, lock the front door”


Google Assistant & Nest Support?: Yes, the Schlage Encode supports Google Assistant with the following commands
  • “Is the front door locked?”
  • “Lock the front door”
  • “Make sure the front door is locked”
Siri / Apple Homkit Support?: No
Watch Integration: Yes this lock supports: Android Wear and Apple Watch if you have the Google Assistant app or run it through a connected home hub like SmartThings or Wink

Unboxing and Installation

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Whats in the box.


What tools do I need to install this lock?
You will need Phillips Screwdriver to install Schlage Encode


What are the locks dimensions?
The Schlage Encode is 2.2 x 3 x 5.5 inches in size.


Any door size requirements?
If the deadbolt bore hole measures 1-1/2” (38 mm), you’ll need to remove the hole adapter.


FAQ / Support


Schlage Encode Main Image

Bottom Line

The Wifi enabled Schlage Encode is a new release on the market and has been met with almost universal approval from users for both the lock and the partner Schlage Home control app.

The Wifi connectivity allows this to work with your Alexa and Google Assistant devices right out of the box unlike most models of smart locks on the market.

If you are having trouble with thieves coming and snagging your Amazon deliveries off of your porch it comes with Key by Amazon support and their video security camera. Ring is also supported if you have one installed already.

The Schlage Home app lets you add up to 100 access codes for your renters, kids or deliveries and is rated at almost 5 out of 5 stars with thousands of reviews on both app stores.

Overall the Encode is one of our top picks and actually delivers on the ease of use, integrations and convenience that have smart locks have promised for years.

Your Options

lock finish

Option 1) Pick a finish

Pick out the look that matches your door and house style.

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Option 4) Add voice control

Looking to add hands free voice control to your Schlage Encode system?.

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