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Offline hotwater9

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Prevent Schlage from automatically locking?
« on: June 19, 2011, 12:48:08 am »
I just installed a Schlage lever lock and am having a problem. The lock automatically locks after a few minutes of not being used. Is there a way to prevent this from happening? I have looked on this forum and the Schlage web page but came up empty handed.

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Re: Prevent Schlage from automatically locking?
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2011, 10:24:50 am »
I think it's a built in security feature, don't think you can override it.

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Re: Prevent Schlage from automatically locking?
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2011, 12:11:01 pm »
I think it's a built in security feature, don't think you can override it.

If so, it is a really annoying one when you have people over for a pool party and the door keeps locking on them. Hopefully someone has a workaround?

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Re: Prevent Schlage from automatically locking?
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2011, 12:25:18 pm »
@hotwater9,

It is supposed to auto re-lock when opened from outside with a PIN.

However, there are Lock and Unlock buttons on the inside. If you hit the Unlock button (or unlock with Vera) it should stay unlocked. Is that not working for you?
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Re: Prevent Schlage from automatically locking?
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2011, 10:03:08 pm »
I will keeep tacking the lcok and see what happens. It is possible that my guests were pressing some of the buttons on the lock.

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Re: Prevent Schlage from automatically locking?
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2011, 10:41:36 am »
If it was initially unlocked from the outside- it will automatically re-lock itself, only pressing the "unlock" button from the inside will keep it in the unlocked state.

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Re: Prevent Schlage from automatically locking?
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2011, 09:21:12 pm »
Thanks, it has been working for the past few days.

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Re: Prevent Schlage from automatically locking?
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2011, 09:28:10 pm »
If it was initially unlocked from the outside- it will automatically re-lock itself, only pressing the "unlock" button from the inside will keep it in the unlocked state.

Or unlocking it from Vera.

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Re: Prevent Schlage from automatically locking?
« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2011, 07:10:06 am »
The Kwikset has a dipswitch that sets whether or not the lock should automatically re-lock. Anything like that on the Schlage?

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Re: Prevent Schlage from automatically locking?
« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2011, 10:04:54 am »
In 5-8 seconds after a valid pin code is entered the lock locks again so I have Vera send a unlock command in 10 or 15 seconds. Unchanged - after 10 seconds - unlock.  Work every time.  I have also experienced that the lock button seems to be accidentally pressed by the knuckle of people opening the door from the inside.  I chalk this up to a design flaw in the lock layout.

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Re: Prevent Schlage from automatically locking?
« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2011, 02:22:54 pm »
In 5-8 seconds after a valid pin code is entered the lock locks again so I have Vera send a unlock command in 10 or 15 seconds. Unchanged - after 10 seconds - unlock.  Work every time.  I have also experienced that the lock button seems to be accidentally pressed by the knuckle of people opening the door from the inside.  I chalk this up to a design flaw in the lock layout.
Yep I've seen the same several times
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