Effective locks are important, whether trying to keep out ski-mask-wearing robbers or sticky-pawed cat burglars looking to pilfer your collection of miniature Stuart Little figurines. Keep out kleptomaniac kitties with today's Groupon: for $199, you get a wireless keypad lock starter kit (a $299.99 value) and a one-year subscription to the Link Home Management System (a $107.88 value) from Schlage. Although shipping is not included with today's Groupon, ground shipping typically costs about $15 within the United States.
Schlage harnesses the latest technology to secure dwelling access points with remote wireless locking systems and sturdy, long-lasting latches. Using the automated Link Home Management System and an Internet-enabled computer or smartphone, homeowners can remotely control entry points to unlock doors for kids, repairmen, or door-to-door toupee salesmen. Customers can choose between a wireless keypad lever or wireless keypad deadbolt starter kit, each equipped with the system's necessary components, including the keypad lock device, the Schlage bridge or "brain" of the system, and the Schlage light module, which allows customers to automatically turn on lights inside the home when entering their code at the door.
Both starter kits are available in bright brass, satin nickel, and aged bronze. Customers can install the starter kits themselves using the company's step-by-step instructions and by watching installation videos or they can opt to have their starter kit professionally installed for an additional cost ($149). After installing the system, customers can assign up to 19 four-digit codes for every member of the household, and the included Link web portal subscription helps them check to see if they locked the doors after leaving in a hurry for vacation. Subscribers can also receive notifications about the comings and goings of the child they accidentally left home alone. The Link system can be controlled using a computer connected to the Internet or a compatible smartphone.
The Link Home Management System requires an Internet connection to complete setup and access remote monitoring. A valid email address is required to begin service.