If you need to change the code on a door lock, you will need to know a few things first. First, you will need to know what type of keypad you have. Second, you will need to determine how you would like to reset it. You can either program it with a master code, or you can delete the previous one and add a new one. The third option is to reset it without using a code.
Delete the previous code
If you have a Schlage lock you may have wondered if it’s possible to delete the previous code on your door lock. The answer is YES, and it’s a very simple process.
To start, you’ll need a program key. This can be found in the front page of your user manual, or on the back of the keypad assembly itself. When you’re ready to perform the task, you’ll want to make sure the switch for the keypad is on. Next, you’ll need to find the programming code. You can do this by looking for a sticker on the rear of the keypad assembly.
It’s not always easy to find the programming code, so you’ll want to do your research before performing this task. A better approach would be to read your lock manual for specifics.
Once you have found the programming code, you’ll need to enter it on the keypad. Doing this will ensure that the most important code is set to the right place.
Add a new user code
If you have a Schlage lock and you are looking to add a new user code, there are several steps you can take. You can either manually enter the code or use a Premis app to create the code for you.
Adding a user code to your Schlage lock allows you to control the access to your home. For example, if you have housekeepers, babysitters, and gardners, you can limit their access to your home. Alternatively, you can set a time that your code can be used.
The first step in adding a new user code is to remove any existing codes from the lock. You can do this by selecting the “Generate Code” option from the User menu. It may take a few minutes for your changes to sync.
After removing the current user codes, you will need to enter a new 4-digit code. This code is located on the back of the keypad assembly.
Program a master code
If you have a keypad door lock, then you are probably wondering how to program a master code on it. This will allow you to add or delete codes for yourself or others. It can also be used to set up remote access to the unit, which can be convenient.
If you have a Schlage door lock, you will need to enter a six-digit programming code before you can set up a master code for yourself or another user. After this, you can either reset the unit to the factory setting or add a new code.
The process to change the master code can vary from model to model. These instructions are based on the popular Premis model of digital door locks, but they can be applied to other models. You will need to remove the faceplate, which will need a Phillips screwdriver.
Once the cover is removed, you will need to find the program button on the back of the unit. Press this button once to begin programming. Continue until you hear five beeps. Afterward, you should see a checkmark symbol appear.
Reset the keypad lock without program code
A Schlage keypad lock can be reset to the default codes with or without a programming code. It’s simple to do. This method works with nearly all Schlage keypad locks.
To reprogram your lock, first make sure that your door is unlocked. Next, remove the battery cover. After that, place the battery back in.
You will then need to press the “Outside Schlage” button. Then, wait for the three beeps. Once the beeps stop, the lock will stop moving. If it doesn’t, you should try again.
You can also use the SmartKey tool to program the button. Before doing anything else, you should create a master entry code.
When you are done resetting the keypad, you’ll need to set up the user codes. Usually, this is done by entering a six-digit code.
While you’re at it, you may want to delete the old user codes. Just remember that you cannot use the old codes to unlock your lock.