How to Enable the Alarm on the Schlage Connect Lock

Schlage Connect Lock

The Schlage Connect Lock includes an integrated alarm system that can prevent potential thieves from entering your home through the front door. Here’s how to activate it.

Before continuing, it is important to know that there are two different models of Schlage Connect Lock: the BE468 and the BE469. The first is abandoned, and the last is the most recent and updated model. There are very few differences between the features, but a big difference is that the BE469 comes with the alarm, unlike the BE468. So, be sure to check what model you have before trying to activate an alarm that may not even have it.

To find out which model you have, you have to take the mechanism inside your door and look at the label on the inside. The model number will be printed here. If you have the BE469, read on!

Schlage Connect lock
Schlage Connect lock

The three different alarm settings

First, the Schlage Connect Lock comes with three different alarm settings. Thus, before starting the alarm activation process, it may be wise to choose the alarm mode you wish to use:

Activity: Two short beeps each time the door is opened, whether the door is locked or unlocked.
Self-protection: A 15-second alarm sounds each time the lock detects tampering (picking, etc.)
Forced Entry: A 3-minute alarm sounds each time the lock detects forced entry (kicking, beating, etc.)

The first two modes are perfect to use when you are away from home, as any attempt at tampering is likely to be perpetrated by an abuser. However, the last mode is probably the one you want to activate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, even when you’re not absent.

How to activate the alarm from the lock

The alarm is disabled by default, but if you are not sure whether the alarm is enabled or not, you can press the Schlage interior button. If it emits a loud strident noise and lights up, the alarm is activated. If it is not activated, the lock does not ring or turn on.

Important Notes:

To activate the alarm, simply press and hold the interior Schlage button for about five seconds. Release the button when it flashes. If you wish to disable the alarm in the future, hold the button down until there are two flashes.

The alarm will default to the Forced Entry alarm mode, but if you want to change the alarm mode used, press the Schlage Connect Lock button again. Each press of a button will change the alarm mode. When the left side of the button turns on, the alarm is in Activity mode. When the central part of the key turns on, the alarm is in tamper mode. And when the right side turns on, it is in forced entry mode. Keep pressing the button until you reach the mode you want to use.

If you want to change the sensitivity level of a particular alarm mode, set it to the desired alarm mode first, then press the internal Schlage button and hold it down until it flashes three times (about 10 seconds). From there, you can press the button again to scroll through the sensitivity levels (1 being the most sensitive and 5 being the least). Each time you press, you will hear between one and five beeps and flashes corresponding to the sensitivity level. Once you are satisfied, stop pressing the button and wait until it sets the sensitivity level.

How to activate the alarm of your phone

If your lock is connected to a smarthome hub via Z-Wave, you can control the lock of your phone using the smarthome application of your hub, which will allow you to activate and customize the phone. Alarm of your phone. In my case, I use the Wink hub but if you are using a different smarthome hub, the steps below should be pretty similar.

Start by selecting your lock in the application, and then tap the gear icon in the upper right corner of the screen.

When the pop-up menu appears, tap “Front Door” under “Locks”. Keep in mind that your lock might be named differently than “Doorway”.

Then scroll down and press “Alarm + Security”.

Press the rocker switch to the right of “Enable Alarm” to turn it on if it’s already done.

Once activated, more options will appear, including “Alarm Mode”, “Alarm Sensitivity”, and enable notifications for each time the alarm is triggered . As these different parameters have already been explained above, this part should be explicit.

However, be sure to click “Save” if you want to change any of the alarm settings.

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