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Schlage has launched what it claims is the first and only alarmed lock aimed at the DIY market. Specifically engineered to detect vibration and motion at first contact with a door or handle, the alarmed lock is easily adjusted to a choice of settings that can be changed either day-to-day or over the years as security needs change.
The easy-to-install, battery-operated units cost approximately $99 and are available at homedepot.com , select Home Depot stores, Lowes.com, Amazon.com, and Build.com. The alarmed lock will be available later in 2012 at Lowe’s stores.
A division of Ingersoll Rand, Schlage is marketing the new product as both a burglar alarm and a monitor for small children, elderly parents and special needs family members. Designed to fit on existing pre-drilled doors, it installs with just a screwdriver, requiring no wiring. It operates on two AAA batteries, which are included.