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Touch Specifications

Dimensions
8.3" x 6.4" x 15.5"
released date
November

6

2016
the touch weighs 7.4 pounds

7.4

battery life

730.5

days
Upc n
043156  545117

Editorial Review

The Schlage Touch (official model name: Schlage Touch FE375-CEN-622-LAT) is a beautifully minimalist-looking PIN-code lock without a keyhole, just a knob you can turn with two fingers to get inside your home after the code has been entered. The lack of a keyhole theoretically makes it impossible for an unwanted intruder to game the mechanism with traditional lock-picking tools, but there seems to be some question as to whether the entire Touch line of locks isn't vulnerable to an even simpler lock-picking method: inserting a screwdriver into a small hole and rotating it for about 12 seconds. We'll get back to that in a moment.

The Touch is a small black rectangle with a simple black bar beneath it to pull the door shut or open. It comes with two master PIN codes pre-programmed that can be used to create still more, up to 19 total. The Touch is battery operated, so there's some danger that you could find yourself locked out of your own abode when the battery dies, but there's a warning light that gives you plenty of advance notice about such impending disasters. Be sure to heed it. (If you don't, it will start annoying you with "nuisance delays," so it's unlikely you won't head for the battery drawer when the power gets low.)

This simplicity, along with the minimalist appearance, is the lock's strength, but there are plenty of videos on YouTube that will show you how earlier versions of the Touch, like the BE375, are easy pickings (no pun intended) for burglars. That problem has quite possibly been addressed in this version, and Schlage is famous for the invulnerability of their commercial locks, but keep it in mind when you're shopping for locks to protect your collection of James Joyce first editions.

Some other locks to check out in your search for a smart lock that's easy to use and sharp looking include the Samsung Push Pull Mortise, the Kwikset Premis and possibly the easiest-to-use lock on the market, the Kwikset Kevo, which opens simply because it detects your smartphone in your pocket and knows you're glad to see it.

Schlage Touch | Reviewed by Botdb | Rating: 5

Touch Reviews From Around The Web


Inclination

The product looked like a study heavy duty lock and latch. Looks like a good product.

Tom's Guide
amazon.com
Inclination

Excellent product, great transaction. We love this door handle.

Tom's Guide
amazon.com