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 Lock triggers on first impact – before door is opened;  decorative collections infuse style to complement any décor

Schlage Lock Company LLC, a subsidiary of Ingersoll Rand, which is a world leader in creating and sustaining safe, comfortable and efficient environments, is introducing today an alarmed lock and five decorative collections at the 2011 International Builders Show (IBS).

Responding to consumer research that indicates homeowners want to know what is happening with their home entry doors, Schlage is introducing a never-before-available alarmed lock that can detect a range of actions and alert homeowners of activity with their entry doors. Unlike traditional alarms that trigger only when the door is opened, Schlage’s alarmed lock activates on first impact. For example, the lock will sound an alert if someone is kicking the door or tampering with the lock. It also can alert homeowners if a child is trying to leave the house. Three modes – child alert, lock tamper detection and kick in/break in – activate at various levels of activity, and each sounds a distinct alarm.

Simple to install, the alarmed lock is battery operated and requires no wiring.  It replaces existing door hardware and installs without drilling holes. The unit is battery powered, and an LED indicator shows which of the three modes is active.

Two designs – the traditional Camelot™ and the contemporary Century™ – will launch in the summer of 2011.

Schlage is also adding form to function with the introduction of five new decorative collections that can be used with any of the company’s accent lever and knob hardware to make thousands of customized combinations. Available with five matching handlesets, including two new styles – the Brookshire™ and Wakefield™ – the collections move the Schlage offering up the style scale and offer builders an affordable, attractive alternative to other upper-price-point products.

Made with solid zinc die-cast construction, the collections are not only beautiful but solid and secure. Offered in many finishes that include satin nickel and aged bronze, each provides an attractive and attention-getting companion to any Schlage knob or lever. A simple home update, the decorative hardware enhances a home entrance and distinctly reflects every homeowner’s unique style. The products will be available in the spring of 2011.

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