Introduction

Schlage accessible keyless lock, Note doesn’t work with smart phones.

Schlage accessible keyless lock, Note doesn’t work with smart phones.

I just purchased a Schlage FE575 keyless lock.

On the front face there are two rows of 5 buttons with a single button above the rows.

The first row is keys 1 through 5 and the second row is 6 through 0.

The single button is how a sighted person would light up the keypad, this button is also used during programming.  It is referred in the documentation as the Schlage button.

 

Under the keypad is a keyhole.  Yes the Schlage comes with a key so if you would like to unlock with a key you can.  They also have deadbolt models and models with levers instead of handles.  On the one with the lever there is a switch so the lock will not auto lock when you close the door.  Perhaps you want to go in your back yard and want to close the door but do not want the lock to engage, the model with the lever can accommodate just by flipping the switch.  The FE575 does not have that option.  It automatically locks when closing the door.  You are unable to switch off the auto-lock function.

 

Now for the best part, a totally blind person can add and remove codes independently without sighted assistance.  I will outline the steps below.

 

To add a code:

1.  Enter your 6 digit programming code, (provided on documentation)

2.  Press the Schlage button.  This is the single button above the two rows of numbers.  You will hear 3 beeps and the keypad will flash 3 times.

3.  Press the number 1.  Type in your 4 digit code, for example 1-2-3-4.  The keypad will beep and flash 3 times.  Type in your code again, for example 1-2-3-4.  You just added 1-2-3-4 in as a code and it will unlock your door.  You can have up to 19 different codes.

 

To remove a code:

1.  Enter your 6 digit programming code, (provided on documentation)

2.  Press the Schlage button.  This is the single button above the two rows of numbers.  You will hear 3 beeps and the keypad will flash 3 times.

3.  Press the number 2.  Type in the unwanted 4 digit code, for example 1-2-3-4.  The keypad will beep and flash 3 times.  Type in your code again, for example 1-2-3-4.  You just removed 1-2-3-4 and it will no longer unlock your door.

 

You can change the 6 digit programming code by following the steps above but press 3 instead of 2 or 1.  Each lock comes with a pre-configured 6 digit programming code and 2 4 digit  codes and they are different for each lock.

 

The locks run on 9V batteries and are supposed to last for 3 years.  In order to change the batteries you must remove the handle from the door as there is no easy access to the battery.

 

 

 

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