Schlage Survey Finds Top Home Security Concern to be Second-Guessing That Door is Locked

CARMEL, Ind. — Schlage®, a brand of Allegion that creates technologically advanced lock products to help multi- and single-family owners secure properties, today released nationwide survey results indicating three in four Americans have doubted whether they locked their door. These findings underscore a potential differentiator for mixed-use properties that offer new security technologies to bring peace of mind to residents and homeowners.

Released in tandem with Wakefield Research, the survey of an estimated 1,000 U.S. adults 18 and older showed 75 percent of Americans have felt uncertain about whether or not they locked their doors. This jumps to nearly 83 percent among millennials and 81 percent among parents. Additionally, 43 percent of consumers have experienced or know someone who has experienced a break-in when they were not home.

“As technology evolves, locking devices will continue to advance and offer additional capabilities,” said Ann Matheis, marketing director at Allegion. “Property managers and residents in multi-family facilities can feel confident knowing that Schlage’s products, such as Schlage Control™ Locks and Schlage® LE Wireless Mortise Locks, are leading the industry and paving the way to a greater sense of convenience and security. For example, Schlage Control™ Locks’ no-cylinder design adds an additional layer of security to help prevent home break-ins.”

Results of the survey also found:

  • Break-Ins: More than two in five Americans have personally experienced or know someone who has experienced a home break-in while away.
  • Key Management: 56 percent of Americans have lost or misplaced the key to their home. Millennials and parents are more likely to do this, as 69 percent of millennials and 66 percent of parents have misplaced or lost the key to their home.
  • Uncertainties: 75 percent of Americans have felt uncertain about whether they locked their doors when they have left home. Specifically, 83 percent of millennials and 81 percent of parents have experienced this.

Schlage Sense™
With these insights in mind, the Schlage Sense™ Smart Deadbolt is an ideal option for homeowners and renters alike in single-family residences, as its integration with iOS devices enables control of the door lock from any place at any time, while also checking the lock’s status. Not to mention, it’s easy to set up and use thanks to the dedicated, easy-to-use app for iOS devices. With no connection to an existing home automation system or monthly subscription charge, the free app allows you to create up to 30 unique access codes, schedule access codes for guests to use, view past activity, and has the highest industry rating for residential security and durability, and includes Schlage’s patented and patent pending technologies.

“Smart home technologies like the Schlage Sense™ can help put renters and homeowners minds at ease, knowing that no matter where they are they can check on the security of their single-family home through a simple app,” said Matheis.

*Survey Methodology
This survey was conducted by Wakefield Research among 1,015 U.S. adults ages 18 and older in April 2017 using email and an online survey. Results of any sample are subject to sampling variations. For the interviews conducted in this particular study, the chances are 95 in 100 that a survey result does not vary, plus or minus, by more than 3.1 percentage points from the result that would be obtained if interviews had been conducted with all persons in the universe represented by the sample.

About Allegion™
Allegion (NYSE:  ALLE) is a global pioneer in the field of safety and security. We keep people and their property safe, wherever they are, bringing together simple solutions and advanced technology. Allegion is a $2.2 billion company, with products sold in almost 130 countries. For more, visit

Source: Schlage

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