My FE599NX has bit the bullet. I was a little disappointed when I opened it up and found the majority of the components were thin plastic.They are available on Amazon, but look to be discontinued on Home Depot and down to 1 color at Lowes. I am considering different locks, but of course my wife must approve the look.
What lock do you prefer? Which ones work better with ST?
Don’t know about best but I use the Kwikset 910s and they work great. Installed in June and batteries are at 40%. Heavy use in my home. I too use the @RBoy app and it has everything that I could want in regards to code management.
I’m using the Lock Manager and the FE599NX at the moment. I’m not impressed with the build of the lock. For the cost, they could have built the locking mechanism from aluminum instead of plastic. I love the way it works, but the thickness of the plastic makes it hard to believe you could get more then 3 or 4 years from the lock. I have no clue how the others are built so I could be spinning my wheels and all of them have similar parts.
I’ve got 2 of the Schlage 469 touchscreen locks and they have been rock solid for going on 4 years with 3 different brands of hubs. No complaints at all . Well other than they are a PIA to get connected to begin with because of their built in security.
Went with the Kwikset 914 deadbolt and bought her a new handle. Also paid for Rboy’s app. I think I have it all set up. I’m getting text every few minutes of the app requesting a user code be added. I assume this will stop shortly.
Just a warning to those considering the Kwikset 914 Deadbolt:
If your door faces the sun for most of the day, the plastic covering the keypad degrades HORRIBLY. It looks like a white, cloudy mess. I’m really disappointed that the lock didn’t hold up better. It works great, but it looks terrible now. You’d think that Kwikset would have considered the weather conditions that front doors need to withstand. I don’t even live in a place like Phoenix!
I think the 916 was intended to be the newer better model, but from reading many reviews, the 914 may be the better choice, especially since the door constantly faces the sun.
I am concerned about the black touchscreen of the 916. Being black will definitely wear down instantly facing constant hot sun. I hear there is a delay also when entering code etc… the white rubber buttons of the 914 may be better. Just hope it doesn’t eat batteries. Thanks!
So how did your decision go with the Kwikset 914? Zwave? Is it in direct sunlight mostly? I am leaning away from the 916 due to what I hear and the black touchscreen. Hoping the white or lighter color face of the 914 will be a wiser choice. Does it eat batteries?
I am considering this one versus the Schlage Camelot. I noticed you had a different model Schlage and were not happy with that particular model.