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2019 Review
Schlage Sense

The Schlage Sense app is a well equipped smart lock that comes out of the box with Bluetooth connectivity, Homekit support and the well reviewed Schlage Home app for control.

Overview

Retail Price $229.00
Amazon Price from $154.88

906 Reviews

Available Finishes: Black, Bronze, and Nickel
How does the lock connect?The Schlage Sense uses Apple Homekit, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi Via Bridge/Hub to connect.

APPS

ECOSYSTEMS

Alexa Support?: Available
Google Assistant Support?: Available
Siri & Homekit Support?: Available
Smart Watch Support? No

Integrations available with an add-on device

Amazon Cloud Cam, Amazon Echo Plus, Samsung SmartThings Hub 2nd Generation, and Samsung SmartThings Hub 3rd Generation

DOOR COMPATIBILITY

What type of door lock mechanisms does the Schlage Sense 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 BE479AA

Backup Key

Yes

Fingerprint Access

No

Touchscreen

Yes

Long Distance Locking

Yes, Via Additional Hub

Autolocking

Yes


Access Codes & Users

Does the lock have access codes? Yes

Up to 30 access codes can be stored in the lock at one time


Proximity Unlocking: No


Airbnb Integration? No


Battery & Additional Specs

What kind and how many batteries does this lock have?

The Schlage Sense uses 4 AA batteries required.

The Schlage Sense battery life is Estimated battery life of 12 months



Lock Dimensions 4.5 x 3 x 8 inches


Lock Weight 3.4 pounds


Security Features

What kind of security does the lock offer?

The Schlage Sense has:

NSI/BHMA A156.40-2015 Grade AAA, Built-in alarm

Our Take

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Interior View

Pros

  • This model has a wide range of finish and style options.
  • Has been a very popular model in terms of number of units sold and still maintains a large number of positive reviews.
  • Users praise an easy install process (15-20 minutes being the average)
  • Homekit/Siri support out of the box if you are in Bluetooth range and can be controlled remotely if you have an Apple TV or HomePod.
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Exterior Door View

Cons

  • If you want voice control or remote monitoring or management you will have to pair the lock with an additional Wi-Fi adapter as this only has Bluetooth connectivity.
  • If you use the Wi-Fi adapter you will lose Siri/Homekit compatability.

Apps / Voice Commands

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


Google Assistant

Alexa

iOS Home App

Yonomi

Schlage Home App


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

Note: You must purchase the additional Wi-Fi adapter for these to work with your Schlage Sense lock


Google Assistant & Nest Support?: Yes, the Schlage Sense supports Google Assistant with the following commands

Note: These only work when you add the additional Wifi hub accessory to your purchase.

  • “Is the front door locked?”
  • “Lock the front door”

Siri / Apple Homekit Support?: Yes, the Schlage Sense supports Apple's Homekit with Siri voice commands

You can use Siri to command the deadbolt to lock and unlock or check the status of your lock. Here are a few common examples: “Siri, lock/unlock my door.” “Siri, is my door unlocked?”

Watch Integration: No

Unboxing and Installation

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Whats in the box.


What tools do I need to install this lock?
You will need Phillips head screwdriver to install Schlage Sense


What are the locks dimensions?
The Schlage Sense is 4.5 x 3 x 8 inches in size.


Any door size requirements?
If your door is thicker than 1 3/4”, you will need a thick door kit


FAQ / Support


Schlage Sense Main Image

Bottom Line

The Schlage Sense is a popular lock on the market for its Siri and Homekit support and wide range of style and finish options.

There is some confusing marketing in terms of what it connects with.

If you want Siri/Homekit support:
– This lock will work out of the box if you are in Bluetooth range. If you are looking for remote monitoring and control you will need to have an Apple TV or Homepod

If you want Alexa or Google Assistant voice control:
– This will not work out of the box.
– You will need to add a Wifi adapter to your purchase to enable these connectivity and control options if you are away from your home.

The Sense lock utilizes the iOS and Android Schlage Home apps so if you have either the Apple TV/HomePod setup or the Wi-fi adapter you can use the app to add and remove access codes, lock and unlock the door etc.

Overall many of the bad reviews for this product have come from people who were confused about what the lock was capable on its own without additional devices. If you are aware of these going in the Schlage Sense lock offers a solid smart lock option at a mid-range price point.

Your Options

Comparisons

How do the different versions of the Schlage Sense stack up to each other?

Title
Connect (Contemporary "Century" style)
Connect (Contemporary "Century" style) with Handle
Connect (Contemporary "Century" style) with Wi-Fi adapter
Schlage BE479 V CEN 619 Sense Smart Deadbolt with Century Trim Satin Nickel (BE479 CEN 619), Works with Alexa
Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt with Century Trim in Satin Nickel (BE479 CEN 619) + Handleset
Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt with Century Trim Satin Nickel (BE479 CEN 619) with Wi-Fi adapter
906 Reviews
906 Reviews
906 Reviews
from $169.00
from $169.00
from $169.00
Out of box Alexa support?
Siri / Homekit enabled?
Google Assistant Support
Bluetooth Conectivtiy
Wifi Connectivity
Android App
iOS App
Title
Connect (Contemporary "Century" style)
Schlage BE479 V CEN 619 Sense Smart Deadbolt with Century Trim Satin Nickel (BE479 CEN 619), Works with Alexa
906 Reviews
from $169.00
Out of box Alexa support?
Siri / Homekit enabled?
Google Assistant Support
Bluetooth Conectivtiy
Wifi Connectivity
Android App
iOS App
Title
Connect (Contemporary "Century" style) with Handle
Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt with Century Trim in Satin Nickel (BE479 CEN 619) + Handleset
906 Reviews
from $169.00
Out of box Alexa support?
Siri / Homekit enabled?
Google Assistant Support
Bluetooth Conectivtiy
Wifi Connectivity
Android App
iOS App
Title
Connect (Contemporary "Century" style) with Wi-Fi adapter
Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt with Century Trim Satin Nickel (BE479 CEN 619) with Wi-Fi adapter
906 Reviews
from $169.00
Out of box Alexa support?
Siri / Homekit enabled?
Google Assistant Support
Bluetooth Conectivtiy
Wifi Connectivity
Android App
iOS App

lock finish

Option 1) Pick a finish

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

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Option 2) Add Remote Locking

Do you want the added convenience of remote locking options and integrations with other smart home hubs? Add the Sense wifi Adapter

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Option 4) Add a compatible smart home hub

These hubs integrate with the August and help connect your door to other security or other smart devices in your home for a complete smart home system.

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