Exploring The Differences And Similarities In The Schlage Connect And Schlage Sense Smart Locks

If you are reading this article, you have already invested in a Smart Lock or considering investing. Whatever the case may be, you probably have heard of the Schlage brand, a top lock manufacturer. Many people are under the impression that the Schlage Sense Smart Lock is the same as the Schlage Connect Smart Lock. Well, this is a huge misconception, because each lock has its own unique features and capabilities, with a few similarities.

 

Similarities

As mentioned above, the Schlage Connect and Sense do share some similarities including:

 

  • Access sharing
  • Push notifications
  • Battery powered operation
  • Backlit touchscreen
  • ANSI Grade 1 security
  • Mechanical keyhole access

The locks are also similar in design and two styles available, Century and Camelot.

 

Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt

Shlage Sense Bluetooth Deadbolt

 

Schlage Sense Smart Lock

The Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt works with Apple’s HomeKit platform, which allows users to manage and facilitate the function of compatible devices. Many consumers are drawn to Schlage Sense, because it can be controlled with voice commands. Apple’s Siri, a virtual personal assistant, will unlock and lock the door, when the connected smartphone is within the Bluetooth range (40’). By adding an additional Apple TV to the home network, you can gain remote capabilities, so Siri can be utilized to control the lock from anywhere.

This lock comes with some limitations and the most notable being it does not work with Android devices.

 

Schlage Connect Smart Lock

Schlage Connect Smart Deadbolt

 

Shlage Connect Smart Lock

Consumers have made up their mind. The Schlage Connect is more preferred than the Schlage Sense. One of the reasons for this is because Connect works with Amazon’s Alexa, a virtual personal assistant, providing users with voice control capabilities. Alexa lives inside the Amazon Echo, a Bluetooth speaker, and according to a recent study, there are roughly 7 million Echo’s installed in homes around the world.

Connect also works with Z-Wave hubs, such as SmartThings, Wink and Vera, so users can connect the lock with all Z-Wave-enabled devices. When pairing with one of these Z-Wave hubs, users will gain remote control capabilities, allowing them to manage the lock from afar.

 

Final Word 

The Schlage Sense is a great option for consumers that are contemplating building a home network, based on the HomeKit software platform. For consumers that have an established home automation network, the Shlage Connect will be the best option, because it is compatible with an array of third-party Z-Wave-enabled gadgets.