Schlage Camelot Reversible Lever Door Lock For Homes

Last updated: May 31, 2023

Schlage Camelot Reversible Lever Door Lock For Homes

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We looked at the top Door Locks For Homes and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Door Lock For Home you should buy.

Overall Take

This door lock for homes provides security and ease of use. Installation is fast and simple, with everything you need included, even the battery. You can add or delete user codes quickly and conveniently.

In our analysis of 35 expert reviews, the Schlage Camelot Reversible Lever Door Lock For Homes placed 2nd when we looked at the top 13 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Schlage FE595VCAM619ACC Camelot Keypad Entry with Flex-Lock and Accent Levers, Satin Nickel. Battery operated with over 3 year battery life

Expert Reviews

What experts liked

The package includes all of the elements needed to get fully set up easily. This includes the 9-volt battery that is needed for it to operate. Full instructions are also supplied, so there is no need to have to guess at what needs done for each step that you take.
The main material used to produce this Camelot keypad is wholly a metal and it also comes with a flex lock style.
For your convenience, this door lock can quickly add or delete user codes at the keypad using the lock’s unique six digit programming code.
It’s quite easy to install this particular lock. There are not any complex wiring screws.
The lock is quite easy to use and does not require any programming.
It is pre-set with two specific user codes so you can use it just after getting it out of the box.
Another interesting thing about the lock are the different ways in which you can use it. If you have a family member or colleague who doesn’t want to bother with memorizing four-digit lock codes, there’s your garden variety keyhole that opens the door just as well that opens up by using one of the two provided keys.
What makes this excellent product to sell well on the market are the features that come with it. Just to mention for your sake of choice, the product comes with a reversible lever that makes it suitable for doors with the right hand or open hand.
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It also has a low battery indicator as well as a back-lit keypad. The backlit keyboard allows you to have excellent visibility even at night.
This Schlage digital door lock can be used as both right handed and a left handed lock and comes with a keypad and a regular key. This lock features what is called a flex lock which can be set to lock itself automatically after five minutes or remain unlocked until you lock it yourself.
This battery-powered keypad lock is stylish, easy to install and extremely simple to use, with no wiring required.
One advantage of this model is the fact that the 9V battery is housed on the interior side of the door lock—keeping it out of extreme temperatures that can drain battery life.
The Schlage Camelot FE595V comes preprogrammed with two access codes for immediate use, and you can add an additional 17, as needed. It gives you the flexibility to have it automatically lock itself when closed or set it up to require a manual action.
We picked this Schlage Camelot Keypad Entry as the best door lever with a keypad because of its value and simplicity. With this lever, you can use it right away after it’s installed without having to learn all the intricacies of programming it first. We like the option of choosing either the flex or auto-lock products.
It can be used for doors that are both left hand open or right hand open due to the reversible lever. As a matter of fact, this door lock is easily installed because it doesn’t need any wiring done.
This incredible Schlage FE595VCAM619ACC Camelot Keypad Entry locking system has five lock parts. The manual includes a description and explanation of each element found in the locking system.

What experts didn't like

Tiny keys.
Hard to change the battery
The lock doesn’t lock the door from the inside. Handles take up more space than knobs and can be accidentally obstructed.
Only 2 preset access codes. No programmable user codes for loved ones or workers.
You should also know that this lock doesn’t include a deadbolt.
It’s expensive.
The lock doesn't have the function of voice control.

Our Expert Consultant

Vicki Liston 
Home Improvement Expert

Vicki Liston writes, produces, and narrates “On The Fly…DIY,” an award-winning home improvement and DIY show of unique project tutorials for the casual DIY’er.

Home improvement and all things DIY have been Liston’s passion since she bought her first house in 2007 and she started making video blogs in 2014. She’s performed hundreds of DIY projects, from small ones to major, wall-smashing renovations and can teach you how to make a trendy DIY barn door for cheap. The proceeds earned from “On The Fly…DIY” are donated to no-kill animal shelters and rescue organizations.


A door lock could be the only thing standing between criminals and your family, your valuables, and your sense of security. Unfortunately, you might not realize that a lock is subpar until it is too late.

Upgrading an outdated door lock for your home can be an investment you will never regret. Choosing between brands, designs, and styles might be daunting, but learning about essential aspects of door locks for homes narrows your options.

Vicki Liston writes, produces, and narrates “On The Fly…DIY,” an award-winning home improvement and DIY show of unique project tutorials for the casual DIY’er.

Protecting your home from intruders is of the utmost importance.

“Thieves are trickier than ever and to stay ahead of their latest tactics,” says Liston. “You’ve got to have a door lock built to withstand numerous types of entry attempts.”

However, the most common way burglars gain entrance is rudimentary.

“The no-nonsense way of getting past a lock is to kick it in,” Liston explains. “Seriously. If your lock has a strike plate with only ¾ inch long screws holding it into the door frame, a swift kick will dislodge the screws, and your thief has open access.

“Look for a lock with much longer anchoring screws, so they hold tight to the frame. Four 3-inch screws should be your minimum length. When I changed the lock on my front door, I discarded the included screws altogether and used four 4-inch wood screws.”

Brute force is not the only way thieves gain entrance into homes. They also use tools. Fortunately, an effective lock can help prevent this, as well.

“Lock-picking, bumping, and using a drill are all additional –and more subtle– ways an intruder can try and break into your home,” Liston acknowledges. “Lock-picking involves a set of tools to (you guessed it) pick the lock. Bumping requires a special key and a mallet, which ‘bumps’ the inner pins to realign to the special key’s shape and, thus, unlock. Drilling is not as subtle as the first two methods but involves using a cordless drill and destroying the lock mechanism to gain entry.

“Look for a door lock that is bump- and pick-resistant. A drill can damage almost any lock, but there are a few on the market that boast of being drill-resistant as well.”

Is a single or double cylinder best for the accompanying deadbolt?

“It depends,” advises Liston. “A single cylinder has a lock on the outside and a thumb turn on the inside. A double cylinder will require you to unlock with a key from both sides.

“Initially, I only used single cylinder locks as I was afraid of being stuck inside during an emergency, like a fire. However, I learned that the deadbolt wouldn’t do any good if a thief could just break a nearby window, reach in, and unlock the door. So, I only recommend single cylinders if there are no windows nearby. For doors with a window in close proximity, use a double cylinder but keep a spare key near each of these locks so everyone in the household knows where to grab it in case of an emergency.”

For further help in the decision-making process, compare the ANSI grade rating of potential door locks for your home.

“You’ll most often see a grade 3 rating, as these are commonly used in houses and apartments,” Liston shares. “If you are concerned about safety and security and you’re here doing your homework on door locks, I’d recommend a higher rating. ANSI grade 1 is the best you can get while grade 2 will still protect your home better than a ‘typical’ home lock.”

Buying Advice

  • As with any type of mechanical device in your home, door locks require regular maintenance to continue working properly. Check the screws, strike plate and hinges on occasion to be sure they are securely fastened. Carefully clean the lock according to the manufacturer’s recommendation. Most suggest mild soap and water, while others recommend using only a damp cloth to wipe locks clean. Lubricate locks once a year using a dry lubricant, such as graphite.
  • If at all possible, only make copies of keys using an original key for the best results. Consider setting one new key aside for this purpose when you purchase a new door lock.
  • “If you’ve already got a smart system in your home and you want the door lock to be a part of the family,” suggests Liston, “ensure it is compatible with your system before purchasing.  Many of the new smart locks can easily be integrated with Amazon, Google, or Apple systems.”
  • A door lock will only function properly when the door is correctly installed and in good condition. For instance, a door that is sagging might put a great deal of pressure on the latch or bolt of a door lock. This could lead to the lock failing, resulting in the inability to open unlock the door from outside or inside the house. Make sure the gap between the door and the frame is uniform across the top and sides, as well.
  • If you opt for a keyless door lock or another lock that requires batteries, consider the placement of the battery compartment. “Ensure the battery compartment sits on the interior part of the door,” Liston advises, “so that it isn’t subjected to outside temperatures. A cold battery will lose its charge much faster than a room temperature battery.” Check frequently to ensure the batteries are working properly, as well.
  • “If you like the convenience of keyless or touchscreen pad door looks, look for these additional features,” urges Liston. “First, the lock should have a wear-resistant screen or buttons. It doesn’t make sense to set up a lock and have a secret code if the buttons show wear or the screen leaves your fingerprints. Intruders need only to look at the wear patterns or fingerprints to narrow down their PIN guesses.”