02:48AM | 12/28/02
Member Since: 12/27/02
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My husband and I have purchased a home in northern Wisconsin. The house has a Schlage deadbolt on the kitchen door that holds a 9 volt battery. It uses a traditional key as far as we can tell. I don't think we have the key but the deadbolt does turn manually from the inside and we do use it at night. Other than a normal sized lock, the rest of the unit is quite large. An overall size of about 3" x 5". The cover on the inside of the house comes off and a 9 volt battery can be installed. After we did that there is a small black button on the top of the unit (inside the house) that can be pressed and the unit beeps twice. I think that we had to put it in a locked position for it to beep. It's not a terribly loud beep. Not like a sound that would scare intruders off. And I really do not see anything else that it does like activate or trigger a sensor elsewhere. We guesstimate the lock was installed around eighties time frame; give or take a few years. Our question is; What is the purpose of the battery and the beep? Thank you.

mini me

02:14PM | 12/28/02
Member Since: 12/09/02
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i'm not 100% positive but this sounds like it might be one of schlage's keyless entry locks...I know that in the very early 90's there was a line of locks that could use either a small remote similar to keyless entry on a car or a regular key...personally i would not put a battery in it just in case the remote is still out there


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