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Schlage Camelot BE365 Review

Talk about a great deadbolt – the Schlage BE365 Camelot Keypad Deadbolt is a small, sturdy, and versatile deadbolt. Installation is a breeze, requiring just a small amount of time and a couple household tools.

Designed for convenience, the buttons on Schlage BE365 Camelot electronic deadbolt lights up at the push of a button, and if the batteries die (after a 3 year estimated lifespan), there is a key as a backup that will work regardless.

FEATURES AT A GLANCE

Product Number Schlage BE365 CAM 505 Camelot Trim
Key Access Yes
Touchpad/Keypad Yes, 10 button keypad
Installation Location Exterior Home Access
Apps No
Guest Access Standard Codes only – up to 19 codes available.
Location Services/Geofencing No
Connectivity No
Voice Activation No
Integrations Available No
Tamper Alarm Warning sound and temporary disablement after 4 failed attempts
Auto-Locking No
Warranty 3-year electronics warranty; Lifetime finish and mechanical guarantee (Oil-Rubbed Bronze is only a mechanical guarantee)

 

 

SCHLAGE BE365 PACKAGING

Schlage gives you what you need to install and easily mount the Schlage BE365 Camelot and nothing more! In the BE365 box you’ll find the following:

  • Schlage BE365 Electronic Deadbolt
  • Schlage BE365 Interior Latch
  • 2 Standard Keys
  • 1 Strike Plate
  • Mounting Hardware
  • Installation & Programming Guide
  • Batteries

 

SCHLAGE BE365 INSTALLATION & SET-UP

Installation of the Schlage Camelot BE365 is a breeze. You will only need a little bit of time – just about 30 minutes for us – and a Phillips head screwdriver. Very rarely will you need to modify anything as Schlage aims to provide universal fits for all their electronic deadbolts. Just line up the Schlage BE365 deadbolt with strike plate in the pre-existing holes in your door, attach one wire from the front to the back with the battery, and screw everything in.

Programming the unit is very simple as well, requiring only a few button presses. Options include Add New User Code, Delete Unwanted Codes, Change Master Program Code, Enable / Disable All User Codes, Turn Beeper On / Off, Delete All User Codes, Enable / Disable Turn Lock feature (enables or disables the use of the key lock), and Restore All Factory Settings.

Here’s a video from the Schlage team showing you how to program your codes:

Once installed, using the BE3645 is simple too. To enter without a key, simply enter your code and twist the knob. To lock, shut the door and twist the knob. On the inside, all you have is a simple lever to lock / unlock.

 

DESIGN OF THE SCHLAGE BE365

The Schlage BE365 (Camelot Trim) is a very classical deadbolt that matches the style & trim for many of the most popular Schlage door knobs and locks. As with most Schlage locks and door knobs, you can purchase the BE365 deadbolt in SEVEN of their finishes:

  • Bright Brass
  • Antique Brass
  • Oil Rubbed Bronze
  • Satin Nickel
  • Antique Pewter
  • Satin Chrome
  • Aged Bronze

The keys of the Schlage BE365 are aligned in 2 rows above the keyhole. Very simple and clean design that will blend with any Schlage Camelot trim door set.
 

SCHLAGE BE365 SECURITY RATING

The BE365 is definitely secure enough for homes and mid-range traffic businesses. It is certified by both the Commercial Standard Certification:ANSI/BHMA A156.36-2010 and Residential Standard Certification:ANSI/BHMA A156.40-2015..

As stated on the BHMA website, “the ANSI/BHMA A156.36 establishes requirements for Auxiliary Locks, and includes dimensional criteria and five classifications of tests: operational, cycle, strength, security and, finish.”

The Schlage BE365 falls in Grade 2 for both certifications. This is defined as high residential security or low commercial grade security deadbolt. Grade 2 deadbolts are designed to offer superior security and durability for residential homes and light commercial use, such as entrances for small business owners. The vast majority of homes and small businesses don’t need a higher grade deadbolt.

 

 

SMART HOME COMPATIBILITY

No bells and whistles available with the Schlage BE365! This deadbolt is an electronic keypad deadbolt. Nothing more, nothing less.

 

SCHLAGE BE365 AVAILABLE ACCESSORIES

Nothing available except more deadbolts for additional entrances! The Schlage BE365 is a standalone deadbolt for your home.

 

SCHLAGE BE365 REVIEW – THE BOTTOM LINE

Starting just under $100, this lock gets the job done and is a strong contender as a must have SIMPLE keypad deadbolt. Some like having the keyed access, others are looking for something a little more sleek – will vary per your personal needs!

In general, for this price, the added convenience of the keypad, the ease of use, and the high-quality and secure construction, this Schlage Keyless Entry deadbolt will reward you with years and years of great use.

 

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