Many of you know the name Schlage and chances are that you see the name everyday as they are an industry leader in home security products. During my time as contractor I had the opportunity to install many of their products which have always been of the highest quality. Today, they released their first Android app called Schlage LiNK and have asked that we give it a proper run-through on one of their systems which they were also kind enough to send us.
I have had about a week to test this app and it does not disappoint. The setup is simple and only asks for an activation code and pin when first launching. After that is done you will be presented with an interface which will show you all of the options you have installed on your home security system and you can start testing it.
Now there are a few security systems on the market, but what sets this one apart from the others is quality, price, and ease of use. I would highly recommend Schlage’s systems to anyone looking to get a home security system especially with the addition of this app.
- Remotely lock and unlock doors
- Remotely toggle lights
- Monitor security cameras
Another nice feature with these systems is the ability to have notifications sent to your email or have a text message sent to you whenever your system is accessed. This is a nice feature especially if you have kids coming home before you get there or have contractors in and out of your house. All of these features can also be accessed through Schlages web app which works just as well as their android app.
It’s also very kid friendly. Meet my helper Addison who helped me install and test the system. Since she is only three years old, I wanted to see how easy it was for her to use the system in case of an emergency. Once installed, she was able with a little direction to lock and unlock the deadbolt (which she proceeded to do about 30 times. Apparently she thinks it’s funny to see me stuck outside.).
I also had the chance to sit down with Schlage and offer some feedback on a couple of things, which to my surprise were already on their list and being worked on and implemented in their next generation of home security products. Schlage is definitely on top of their game and it shows in their products as well as their app. Now I may sound like I’m rambling on about Schlage and how wonderful it is, but my day is quite busy and the product flat out does what it is suppose to and does it well.
Please hit up the links and check out their full line of available products. The app is free and scheduled to hit the Android market any minute now. It also includes a demo mode to give you a look at the interface and an idea of how it works.
Until next time, Happy Androiding!