Schlage®, a brand of Allegion® that has been creating stylish, innovative door hardware for more than 95 years, announced the integration of its Schlage Connect™ touchscreen deadbolt into homes in select TRI Pointe Group communities throughout the United States.

Schlage joins the suite of home technology and automation features offered by TRI Pointe Group, called HomeSmart™, which utilize Internet of Things (IoT) devices to elevate the homeowner experience in order to provide comfort, control, access, security and WiFi connectivity. The products will be featured in select divisions of TRI Pointe Group’s builder brands, including TRI Pointe Homes’ Northern and Southern California, Maracay Homes, the San Diego, Los Angeles, Inland Empire and Las Vegas divisions of Pardee Homes, Quadrant Homes, Winchester Homes and both the Austin and Houston divisions of Trendmaker Homes.

In a recent survey conducted by Schlage of more than 1,000 adults nationwide, 56 percent of Americans have lost or misplaced the keys to their homes. With the Schlage Connect touchscreen deadbolt, homeowners will never have to worry about losing, hiding, carrying or forgetting keys, as it offers keyless control and up to 30 unique access codes. It also works with Amazon’s Echo voice control system, Alexa, in addition to pairing with most Z Wave home automation and alarm systems, meaning homeowners can access it from anywhere at any time.

“We are proud to have the Schlage Connect touchscreen deadbolt join the TRI Pointe Group’s HomeSmart to elevate the homeowner experience,” said Jason Owens, director of residential marketing at Schlage. “These products give homeowners added peace of mind knowing their home is more secure. Whether it’s access for kids, nannies or grandparents, control is at the homeowners’ fingertips with this keyless and smart-home connected lock. Schlage locks are trusted in more than 40 million homes, are easy to install, enhance the style of a home and even make it smarter with improved security, so this relationship was a natural fit for us.”

“We are always looking ahead at what tomorrow’s homebuyers want in a home, and, as technology becomes more of a desired feature in new homes, we are proactively responding,” said Kevin Wilson, vice president of purchasing and national accounts at TRI Pointe Group. “By integrating technology such as Schlage Connect touchscreen deadbolt, we can offer our buyers leading brands that help improve the performance of their homes and create unique homeowner experiences.”

Thanks to advances in technology, smart-home elements are rapidly evolving, giving homeowners more options than ever. In today’s 24/7 connected world, many people rely on technology to make life easier without causing disruption. The advanced technical offerings behind HomeSmart do just that by including innovative brands that put the homeowners’ wants and needs first through simple applications that take home accessibility to another level.