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Backed by more than a century of experience, Schlage designers, engineers, and craftsmen produce superior locks, handles, and door hardware to secure any home or commercial establishment. Schlage hardware includes every option from traditional single- or double-cylinder deadbolts to keyless keypad entry for external access. Leaving no need or function unmet, Schlage also offers door accessories such as knockers and hooks in addition to hinge and handle sets—all are part of our collection of Schlage door hardware and accessories.
Door hardware is volunteered for testing by a group of industry experts that evaluate via a new BHMA grading system for security, durability, and finish. In addition, products are tested to even higher standards internally to ensure that any homeowner or commercial entity can find a product that will last for years. Whether it is ironclad security and curb appeal that will withstand the elements for decades or easy interior access to reach children or seniors, Schlage has you covered. For interiors, there is a match for every style from our selection of doorknobs, levers, handle sets, and more to finish out the exterior appeal. Schlage offers designs from classic and traditional to modern and contemporary. With finishes and textures including Aged Bronze, Antique, Bright or Satin Brass, Bright or Satin Chrome, Distressed, Satin or Polished Nickel, Matte Black, and Oil Rubbed Bronze, there is something to meet any home or office look and decor. Shapes including oval, egg, and orbit, different sizes, and endless lever varieties will satisfy any aesthetic needs. Many homeowners and businesses are now taking advantage of high-tech door hardware systems with smartphone and laptop remote controls. These systems provide usage reporting, entry alerts, and encrypted security for convenience and peace of mind. Whether new construction, renovation, or upgraded technology, door hardware is no small expenditure for most people. Beauty and functional durability, along with one of the best warranties in the industry, ensure confidence in your Schlage door hardware purchase. No matter what Schlage hardware you're interested in or questions you may have, Direct Door Hardware is here to help. Contact us today and let us know how we can help you find the Schlage door hardware solution for whatever your need may be!
Can Schlage locks be keyed alike when I order?
Yes, we can key all of your Schlage locks alike. Just add a note in the comments box as you check out requesting this. We can key locks alike at no additional charge to you at the time of lock purchase.
Can Schlage Locks be master keyed?
Yes, we can master key Schlage locks. This is a bit more complicated than standard keying so there is a charge for master keying. Please contact us for details.
Can Schlage locks be rekeyed?
Yes, you can rekey a Schlage lock. In fact, Schlage is one of the most common key cylinders available. You can learn how to rekey and purchase your own rekeying kit but for most people it is much easier to have a local locksmith do the rekeying for you. If you take your locks into their shop, the keying service is much cheaper than if they make a service call to your location.
How do you pronounce Schlage?
Schlage lock company was named after the man who founded the company in 1920, Walter Schlage. It is pronounced 'Sh-l-ague'. Basically, take the word 'vague', but add the 'Shl' in place of the 'V'.
Is Schlage better than other brands of locks?
Schlage is one of the most well known and oldest brands of door locks available. With a lifetime mechanical warranty and their offering of popular styles, it is hard to go wrong with a Schlage lock. There are other brands that offer solid brass construction and custom designs that are not available with Schlage, but you won't necessarily get better performance from those brands. Schlage residential locks are made of zinc die-cast, similar to comparable brands like Kwikset, Sure-Loc, Weiser, Weslock, and more. In that segment, Schlage is on the higher end of quality and dependability.
Are Schlage door levers reversible?
Yes, Schlage door levers are reversible with the exception of single dummy levers. You will need to specify the handing on single dummy lever handles. If you are mounting a lever on both sides of the door, you will need one left hand and one right hand.
How does a Schlage privacy lock work?
Schlage privacy locks have a turn button on the lever. Turn the button to lock from the inside. Upon exit, turn the lever and the lock mechanism releases.
Schlage is one of the most recognized as well as most trusted brands found on the market today. Schlage bolts are bigger and stronger, often come with drill-resistant plates which protect the screws within a Schlage lock from being tampered with, comes with on average 4 security pins, and pose a greater challenge to home intruders than most other brands. Schlage makes some of the best locks you'll find anywhere else. It is a very good brand.
The majority of Schlage locks will have the company's name stamped into the exterior face of a deadbolt. Check the external side of your door to see if you can find the name stamped on the lock. If you cannot find the name on the deadbolt face, take a close look at the latchplates. Latchplates are the plates found on the edge of your door that surround the latch or bolt. Schlage locks will often have the company name stamped into the latchplates as well.
There might be the company's name stamped upon the lock cylinder as well. This is the area you would insert your key to unlock the door. However, keep in mind that if it is stamped on the lock cylinder, the writing will be tiny.
You may also want to check the key you use with the lock. Schlage keys have their unique shape, called a "key blank." Check the Schlage resources section to find what a Schlage key looks like and compare your key while also checking for any stamps on the key.
Should you lose or forget your Programming code, you can restore factory settings, which will restore the default Programming code.
The following steps must occur within 10 seconds:
User Codes are located on the sticker on the back of your Schlage guide, or they can be found on the back of the keypad lock itself beneath the barcode.
Both brands feature high-quality materials and security, and both brands provide upgrades to security measures should you need them. Still, Schlage does have a broader technological range than Baldwin, yet Baldwin offers models that may be more aesthetically pleasing with up to 22 different finishes within their Estate portfolio. Both Baldwin and Schlage are reputable brands to choose from. Which one is better comes down to what capabilities you are looking for out of your lock and your budget for a lock.