Schlage FE595VCAM619ACC Camelot Keypad Entry Flex-Lock Door Lock

Last updated: September 29, 2021

Schlage FE595VCAM619ACC Camelot Keypad Entry Flex-Lock Door Lock

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

Overall Take

Not only is the Schlage Keypad Entry with Flex-Lock easy to install, but it's also easy to use. A light-up keycode panel allows you easy access to your home when it's dark outside, and the reversible lever means it can be installed on a door that opens either on the right-hand or left-hand side. Five seconds after you open the door, it re-locks to keep you and your home secure.

In our analysis of 63 expert reviews, the Schlage Camelot Flex-Lock Door Lock placed 9th when we looked at the top 11 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 lock comes pre-programmed with two unique codes, so the initial set-up is simple. If you want to add additional codes, it’s easy to do so with the included programming code.
Designed best for night time using as it has light out mode on its pin codes that you can see even in the dark. This one also requires battery to run its programs but with the right battery choice you will get it well-functioned in almost three years.
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Can be used for doors that are both left hand open or right hand open due to the reversible lever. Easily installed because it doesn’t need any wiring done.
Quite easy to use and does not require any programming. It is a preset lock with two user codes. This is one of those few door locks that comes ready for use out of the box.
High-quality, touch screen electronic Keypad deadbolt entry lock. Impeccable coordination with smartphones.
Featured with an automatic locking system which relocks itself five seconds after it is opened. The keypad illuminates.
Keyless entry for enhanced security, easy installation, and user codes with ease of set and reset, and reversible lever among other useful features.
- The Z9
This digital door lock is great because every family member can have his or her own four digit code to enter the house. You never have to worry about forgetting or losing your key again. You can also easily program a temporary code if you have guests staying, which can be just as easily deleted once they leave.
It comprises keyless entry which ensures that the security is tight and u to the mark. There is a reverse lever for a door with different opening shafts and thus a perfect one for every house. Easy to install one can change the keypad door lock’s passcode by using 6-digit programming code of the lock.
Four different colors allowing you to choose a color that will match your residence décor. Can easily install this door lock without any wiring. With keypad entry you never have to worry about losing your keys or getting locked out of the house again.
The backlit keyboard allows you to have excellent visibility even at night. Premium metal construction is backed by a 3-year limited electronics warranty.
This battery-powered keypad lock is stylish, easy to install and extremely simple to use, with no wiring required. It comes preprogrammed with two ready-to-use access codes. As long as you don’t require remote operation, this lock is perfect to contribute to the stylish outlook of your door.
Solid choice for keeping your home safe without any fuss. It is a stylish and practical door lock that lacks some of the features of other models but it is highly convenient. If you just want to get up and running right away, then it is worth considering.
Can be used both with a standard key and via the keypad. Excellent wear and weather resistance makes the lock suitable for outdoor use during the whole year. Attractive design and many color options to choose from. Keys are durable, light up and are easy visible thanks to good positioning.
The device’s build is simple and solid, and it is available in a variety of colors and finishes. It can fit doors of a thickness range of 1.375 inches to 1.75 inches.

What experts didn't like

One of the most common complaints about keyless door locks relates to battery life.
Hard to change the battery.
The only complaint that we ever had about the Schlage BE365VCAM619 Camelot Keypad Deadbolt is that it would not fit a metal door because of the teeth on the deadbolt intended to keep the lock from moving about.
No remote functionality. No one-touch lock option. Auto-lock is too quick. Only 2 preset access codes. No programmable user codes for loved ones or workers.
Tiny keys.
The lock doesn’t lock the door from the inside. Handles take up more space than knobs and can be accidentally obstructed.
Short battery life: Batteries are reported to only last a few months at a time

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.

Overview

If you’ve ever been locked out of your home, you probably know the frustration that comes with traditional door locks. But newer locks remove this risk, using key codes, fingerprint recognition and even Bluetooth connectivity to keep your home safe without the inconvenience of keys.

But before you invest in a high-tech lock, there are some simple things you should consider.

“The lock should have a wear-resistant screen or buttons,” says home expert Vicki Liston.  “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.”

There are multiple types of door locks available. It starts with the type of knob. Traditionally, front doors came with knobs that you turned to open the door. But over time, that setup has been replaced with levers, which are more attractive and easier to operate, especially for those with arthritis. Just a simple downward push opens the door once you’ve unlocked it.

Unlike knobs, levers must be installed facing a specific direction — a requirement that can be tricky considering doors can have the hinges on either the right or left side. Many levers are reversible, allowing you to install it to match the way your own door faces. Make sure the lever you choose can be set up to work with your own door.

Many consumers now prefer keyless locks that allow them to unlock the door using a code or biometrics like a fingerprint sensor. One of the top complaints from consumers after buying keyless door locks is battery life. Check into the battery type and amount that’s required before you buy. You should also make sure you buy a lock that will still let you into your house if your battery dies.

Consider the location of the lock’s battery compartment before you buy.

“Ensure the battery compartment sits on the interior part of the door so that it isn’t subjected to outside temperatures,” says Liston. “A cold battery will lose its charge much faster than a room temperature battery.”

You should also check the thickness of your door before choosing a lock. Some are limited as to how far they can reach, so if you have an oversized door, you could be disappointed. Some keypad-based locks also won’t work on metal doors due to the way they’re built to prevent the lock from moving around. A little due diligence on the front end can save you time and frustration.

You’ll also want to consider the hardware used to install your new door lock, says Liston.

“The no-nonsense way of getting past a lock is to kick it in — seriously,” she says. “If your lock has a strike plate with only 0.25-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.”

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