New Schlage® Touchscreen Deadbolt Lock Puts Strength and Control at Homeowners’ Fingertips

  New Schlage® Touchscreen Deadbolt Lock Puts Strength and Control at
  Homeowners’ Fingertips

Fully loaded multi-function lock unites Nexia^™ Home Intelligence with keyless
      entry and built-in alarm technology to create a lock like no other

Business Wire

CARMEL, Ind. -- January 3, 2013

Redefining what it means to be secure, Schlage^®, a brand of Ingersoll Rand,
unites brains and brawn in the new Touchscreen Deadbolt lock, putting the
highest grade of security at homeowners’ fingertips. The Schlage Touchscreen
Deadbolt, a 2013 Electronic House Product of the Year award winner, is a
strong, innovative lock that brings together the industry-leading home
automation features of Nexia^TM Home Intelligence, the worry-free convenience
of keyless entry, and protection of a built-in alarm, to create a lock like no
other on the market. The multi-function lock offers keyless control using
simple access codes, so homeowners never have to worry about losing, hiding,
carrying or forgetting their house keys again.

To celebrate the launch, during the month of January Schlage will choose 13
lucky winners to take home a new Touchscreen Deadbolt as part of a New Year,
New Lock promotion. For a chance to witness the Touchscreen Deadbolt
difference, visit the Schlage Facebook page.

Every aspect of the Touchscreen Deadbolt has been designed with homeowners’
security in mind. Backed by more than 90 years of inventive Schlage design,
the Touchscreen Deadbolt delivers an American National Standards Institute
(ANSI) grade 1 security rating, the highest residential rating awarded on the
market, as certified by Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA).

The Touchscreen Deadbolt can hold up to 30 unique access codes and is designed
to support temporary codes for homeowner convenience. Codes can be tailored to
specific days and times of the week to provide home access only when
scheduled, such as for cleaning service personnel. Depending on the current
setting, the built-in alarm technology enables homeowners to hear instantly
when someone goes in or out, tampers with the lock or tries to break into the

“We call it a fully loaded lock for a reason,” said Chris DeSchamp, Schlage
electronics portfolio leader. “It has the most features on the market – the
highest security rating, a built-in alarm, plus the ability to control it
remotely – ultimately creating a self-monitored security system for your front
door. This is our strongest lock and it changes everything.”

Keyless touchscreen control: faster, easier, more secure

The Touchscreen Deadbolt is specifically engineered to provide security and
technology that complements the needs and lifestyles of today’s homeowners.
There’s no need to worry about whether or not the door is locked, as the
Touchscreen Deadbolt motorized bolt automatically locks and unlocks when a
four-digit user code is entered. Its lock-and-leave functionality requires
only one touch to instantly safeguard the home.

Other features include a fingerprint-resistant touchscreen that ensures access
code numbers won’t wear and become detectable after repeated use, a slim
exterior escutcheon that prevents interference with storm doors, and an
anti-pick shield that protects the lock against tampering.

Built-in alarm lock technology

Keeping families safe, the Touchscreen Deadbolt is armed with built-in alarm
technology, sensing a range of activity and alerting homeowners with three
different automated sounds for three different situations. For example, the
Activity Alert sounds when it detects that someone is leaving or entering the
house; the Tamper Alert sounds when the lock is being disturbed; and the
Forced Entry Alert sounds after identifying significant pressure, such as a
kick to the door, or a shove to the lock by someone trying to break in.

Nexia: Control locks and more from anywhere

Tapping into the latest technology, the Touchscreen Deadbolt connects with
Nexia Home Intelligence, enabling homeowners to manage their home security
from anywhere in the world, from their smartphones or tablets. For example,
users can unlock a door from work to let a dog walker inside, manage unique
key codes and settings from the airport, or receive text alerts if a lock is
activated or an alarm is triggered while on vacation.

With Nexia compatibility, Touchscreen Deadbolt users can also choose to
control many additional home functions through their smartphones or tablets,
including heating and cooling, video surveillance, lights, shades and
whole-home energy usage.

The Schlage Touchscreen Deadbolt will be available in mid-January for between
$199 - $229 at,, and Visit for
additional outlets. The Nexia Home Bridge and standard subscription plan are
required for remote capability. The Nexia Home Bridge and the Standard
Subscription Plan ($8.99 per month) allow consumers to add more than 200
compatible products to their systems and connectivity with smartphone, tablet
and computer devices. For more information on Nexia Home Intelligence and
service, visit

About Ingersoll Rand

Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) advances the quality of life by creating and
sustaining safe, comfortable and efficient environments. Our people and our
family of brands—including Club Car^®, Ingersoll Rand^®, Schlage^®, Thermo
King^® and Trane^® —work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in
homes and buildings; transport and protect food and perishables; secure homes
and commercial properties; and increase industrial productivity and
efficiency. We are a $14 billion global business committed to a world of
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Carmichael Lynch Spong
Danielle Schumann, 612-375-8523
Ingersoll Rand
Paige Muhlenkamp, 317-810-3852
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