Schlage launches new alarmed lock
Schlage has launched what it claims is the first and only alarmed lock aimed at the DIY market. Specifically engineered to detect vibration and motion at first contact with a door or handle, the alarmed lock is easily adjusted to a choice of settings that can be changed either day-to-day or over the years as security needs change.
The easy-to-install, battery-operated units cost approximately $99 and are available at homedepot.com , select Home Depot stores, Lowes.com, Amazon.com, and Build.com. The alarmed lock will be available later in 2012 at Lowe’s stores.
A division of Ingersoll Rand, Schlage is marketing the new product as both a burglar alarm and a monitor for small children, elderly parents and special needs family members. Designed to fit on existing pre-drilled doors, it installs with just a screwdriver, requiring no wiring. It operates on two AAA batteries, which are included.