Schlage encode lock battery runs down all the time. There are only 2 people in our condo including myself and we are on the 3rd set of 4-batteries this year. Anyone have an idea to check out?
Most Wi-Fi devices just don’t have very good battery life. Schlage says the encode is expected to last six months on one set of batteries (as opposed to their Z wave and Zigbee locks which are expected to last 12 months), but yours is obviously worse than that. I do know quite a few people who are only getting four months out of one set of batteries with that model, although those are fairly busy households.
Schlage suggests that the most frequent reason for excessive battery use is that the Wi-Fi connection to the lock is too weak and it is having to send multiple connection requests. So you might check Wi-Fi strength in that area.
If that doesn’t fix it, I would try contacting Schlage support and see if they have any suggestions.
Thanks for your input. We have Spectrum Charter with 500 mbps and the strength is very strong.
I will contact support.
On second thought do you have a wifi suggestion? Our condo is 2-bedroom and has 1240 sq. feet.