Toronto, ON. (July 12, 2023) – Schlage®, a leading provider of home security and access solutions for over a century, today launched the Schlage EncodeTM Smart WiFi Lever in the Canadian market. Expanding the award-winning Schlage Encode family, the latest smart lock is designed to work on standard single bore-hole doors, offering the security and convenience of the Schlage smart lock experience to more areas of the home. From garages and side doors to offices and guest suites, the innovative lever functionality is an ideal solution for any residential door that requires security and uses a knob or lever.
The esteemed Encode family includes the Schlage Encode Smart WiFi Deadbolt (introduced in 2019), the new Schlage Encode Plus™ Smart WiFi Deadbolt launched April of this year, and now the Schlage Encode Smart WiFi Lever. Backed by a century of expertise in designing the most trusted locks, the Encode family offers the finest access point protection anywhere in the home and seamless integration with leading smart home technology, like Google HomeTM and Amazon Alexa.
“People are using their living spaces differently whether it’s for work, study, or simply for private refuge. The rise in working remotely has many homeowners converting a secondary bedroom into a home office. Hobby rooms are on the rise with people dedicating space to pursue their passions. Short-term homestay rentals continue to popularize among property owners,” says Michael Del Guidice, VP of marketing, Allegion Canada. “Homeowners want the convenience and security from a smart lock that can be used on doors that aren’t prepped for a deadbolt. The Encode Lever unlocks another layer of home security for consumers, replacing traditional knobs and levers throughout the home with the power and protection of the Schlage Encode family, all in a smart lock format.”
Each Schlage Encode product is supported by the Schlage Home App, which enables remote access to the lock and a variety of useful features that help users and homebuilders alike. The same unique and highly rated features developed with Schlage’s original WiFi-enabled locks are available with the Schlage Encode Smart WiFi Lever through the Schlage Home app:
Homeowners will enjoy being able to check the status of their devices and lock/unlock the Encode Lever remotely from their phones.
Homeowners can create and manage up to 100 access codes from the app, as well as set schedules for those codes for recurring, temporary or permanent access.
Homeowners can access real-time activity logs make it easy to know when a code has been used, and customizable push notifications provide an added layer of security and peace of mind.
Pairing the Schlage Encode Smart WiFi Lever with the Schlage Home app allows homeowners to use Alexa or Google Assistant to securely control their lock via voice.
The Schlage Encode Smart WiFi Lever is compatible with iOS and Android devices via the Schlage Home app.
“Whether you’re a homeowner interested in designing a connected home, or a multifamily builder looking to modernize your projects, the common denominator for access control solutions should always be trust,” said Dave Ilardi, SVP, and president of Allegion Americas. “With more than a century’s worth of expertise in crafting the highest quality door locks, the Schlage Encode family of products is the ideal combination of classic superior security with robust connectivity features for the modern home.”
The Schlage Encode Smart WiFi Lever received the industry’s best rating for Security, Durability and Finish as designated by independent experts at the Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association 1. It also boasts a built-in alarm that detects when forceful entry is being attempted and offers auto-lock, which can be set for various lengths of time for hassle-free control.
To easily customize and match a variety of home décor, the Schlage Encode Smart WiFi Lever is offered in traditional and contemporary designs that deliver quality and craftsmanship to complement a variety of personal styles. These include two trim styles and four lever styles, available in satin nickel, bright chrome, matte black and aged bronze finishes.
The Schlage Encode Smart WiFi Lever is now available for purchase through select retailers for $379.00 MSRP. For more information, please visit schlage.ca.