Schlage Connect - Which hub for my office?


(Steve Bouton) #1

I’m about to buy a Schlage Connect for my office. I understand that some hubs do not support some of the features of the lock. What is the best hub for the Schlage Connect? Thank you.

( - Make your home your butler!) #2

When you say hub, what do you mean?

The hub is only a channel for communication with the lock. What features are available to use on your lock depends on what device handler is being used by the hub when communicating with your lock (I’m over simplifying this).

If you’re using the stock (build in) ST device handler then you’ll have the ability to lock and unlock.
If you want to use the advanced features of your lock like the alarms, auto lock, enabling/disabling keypad etc you will need to install and use a custom device handler.

Here is an examples of a custom device handler that allows you to use the advanced features of your Schlage connect lock (you’ll need access to RBoy Apps to use this one).

(Steve Bouton) #3

So, you are saying the hardware is not the issue so long as it provides a compatible protocol, but it is the apps & device handlers that determine which features are implemented properly. True?

(Nathan Curtis) #4

Yep - any ZWave compatible hub would work SmartThings is ZWave and ZigBee so… There is a default ZWave lock and SmartThings provided smartLocks SmartApp that works just fine with the Schlage, but for the enhanced features of the lock (alarms, etc) you will want a custom device handler (DTH). @RBoy who answered previously, writes a great one. It costs a bit of money - but I personally think it’s worth it.

( - Make your home your butler!) #5

Bingo, right on all counts.

(Steve Bouton) #6

Thank you very much for the information. I appreciate it.