For the Semi-Forgetful: Schlage Camelot Deadbolt Keypad

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schlange_keypadWho hasn’t forgotten their keys? Or hasn’t been able to find them as they’re trying to dash out of the house? If you’re among the absent-minded, you might want to consider the Schlage Camelot Deadbolt Keypad (well, unless of course you’re so absent-minded that you can’t recall numbers and combinations. If that’s the case, you’re sort of screwed).

The Schlage Camelot Deadbolt Keypad allows you to set a code that locks and unlocks your door without the use of a key. Besides being great for key-forgetting types, the keypad system is ideal if you’re going on a run and don’t want to bring your keys (if you’re like me, there’s nothing quite as irritating as having a bundle a jingling metal pressing against you as you pretend to like exercise).

The numbers also light up when in use, which is pretty handy if it’s the evening and your front porch light is off. This avoids the potential embarrassment of blindly and suspiciously trying to punch in a code while your neighbors call the police to report a burglar at your house.

The reviews for the Schlage Camelot Deadbolt Keypad in Aged Bronze
on Amazon, where it retails for $121, have all been quite positive. It looks good, is easy to install and works just like you expect it to.

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Jen (but never “Jenn”) Byck, aka the Fix'n Vixen, is a Toronto-based freelance writer and communication consultant who is undoubtedly home fixated (she is also TV fixated, really bad TV fixated and donut fixated). Her approach to home improvement has been rather trial and error, the latter of which is evidenced by the amount of spackle she buys on an annual basis.

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4 thoughts on “For the Semi-Forgetful: Schlage Camelot Deadbolt Keypad”

  1. Greg, thanks for pointing out the specifics of the unit. I am actually leaning towards getting one now that I found out it is still human force to slide the bolt. My door sometimes needs to be “leaned” on depending on the season to ease the dead bolt in and out. Now I know the battery and motor won’t go out in 6 months of use on my own door. Thanks.

    Anyone know the battery size?

    • Greg, thanks for the additional info! Jeff, here’s the battery info you requested (from the product description online):
      “9-volt battery included, three year battery life with low battery visual and audible warning. ” Happy lock-upgrading!

  2. This is a great lock that matches the Schlage Camelot series of lever knobs – both interior and exterior. We’ve got a house full of Camelot stuff in brushed nickel.

    One thing to bear in mind about this deadbolt is that punching in the code does NOT unlock the door, it just allows the unlocking knob to turn the bolt. Also, by default the keypad does not light up; you need to push the top “Schlage” button first to get a nice blue glow.

    It’s a little less convenient than the models that have a motorized bolt that unlocks the door, but on the other hand the original battery still works in ours after three years!


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