Schlage Z-Wave lock Successes and Solutions

I'm getting just over a year with my Schlage BE469ZP (Z-Wave Plus). I changed out the guts on my two BE469NX (non-Plus) locks (thereby converting them to BE469ZP) because the S0 security pairing (3X packets) was giving me about 3 months battery life. Changing to BE469ZP, with S2 pairing on my C-7 when the C-7 came out (replacing my C-5), increased the battery life on both locks to just over a year.


Thanks! My new lock is a Plus. I should give it a try.


I am getting many months-to-a-year on all my locks, both non-Zwave-Plus and Plus. I have 8 repeaters, as well, so they are likely helping the locks keep connected with a minimum of power. (All the advice from earlier recommended using repeaters, even one per lock, so I did so. Adding Zwave devices since then has been a breeze.)


How? Can you please assist someone who wants Auto-lock functionality with instructions?

Unfortunately, the Hubitat Device manager for locks is fairly basic, and does not include Schlage functionality for autolock.

However, I always want my locks to autolock, and I live in my home where the locks are, so can easily make-do without remote access to autolock enable/disable. So I use the Schlage built-in programming codes on-lock—>
- Go to the lock,
- enter the Administrative code, then
- tap the 9 to enable or disable autolock on that lock.

Appreciate the auto-lock feature code instructs, but I am trying to get more flexibility using Rule machine and was hoping the other commenter would share his rule(s).

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Thanks @ronv42 ! I watched the youtube videos on Rule Machine and played around and came up with this rule and it works great!



I have Schlage BE469ZP (Z-Wave Plus) lock that used to work well with ST. Now, I am trying to implement it on Hubitat and I am getting nowhere. I can not pair the lock and Hubitat hub. I have moved the Hubitat hub to be 10 inches from the lock. I am getting to the point where I see a message telling me that the z-wave device has been discovered and after that the device is completing bootstrap. Initialization should follow but it never happens.
As you can imagine, I have tried factory resets and exclusions.

Any ideas ? Pls help .. Walter

I am no expert, but every time I have a problem adding anything, it’s because there are devices with errors in the z-wave mesh. Read up jere on ghost devices, as well.

Ensure there are zero errors, then add the fairly-finicky Schlage lock.

What's the point of logging?

I have the same issue with 3 of my Schlage locks. I think I found the issue and it boils down to the lock firmware. The 2 locks that work are on 0.10.9 and the 3 that do not work are on 0.10.8. I called Schlage and was told that they do not support firmware updates and that I would need to purchase new locks at $282 each. I decided to just move all locks back to my old Smarthings hub since they work perfectly with it.

Thx Jody, my microcode is 0.8.0 ....


You all might try this... It has basic lock/unlock functionality, and at least it stays on the network. Once I figure the code lock-code thing out, I'll add it back.

The crux of the story is, the "built in" driver changed a few years ago, and it is currently borked, but hubitat staff won't accept that, it's got to be the <mesh, lock, weather, act of god, etc>. An 4 y/o custom driver still worked for lock and unlock, and persists through reboots, but doesn't currently work with Lock Code Manager, so I am trying to reengineer it.

Schlage Locks - It's the built in driver, stupid did you replace the guts? Can you purchase "just the guts"?

As I recall I just had to unscrew several screws holding the plastic cover on the electronics module and replace the electronics board and plastic cover with the replacement. Same cover and module fits all models.

As to how I got the modules, I believe I posted details here in the forum. Look on eBay for Schlage BE469ZP. Some are sold used but with a broken keypad, some are sold in parts (module, inside piece, keypad), others are sold as an entire unit.

One of my replacements I got as an electronics module (with plastic cover), the other I got as a lock with broken keypad. I think I paid about $39 USD for each.

The thing to watch out for is the firmware version. Early versions had problems. One of mine is 0.10.9, the other is 0.11.0. Both work fine.

Welcome to the community!

Awesome. Thanks. I'll have to go get on eBay.

Where did you get the parts for the upgrade?

Sorry just read the rest of the thread and see you already answered.

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If you just get the electronics module, make sure the seller sends you a photo of the back of the mounting plate, which is where the S2 DSK is printed. You will need that to pair S2. There was a procedure given in the forum that enabled you to get the DSK using PC Controller, but that procedure is rumored not to work any more. It did work when the posting was made (I tested), but I haven’t needed it since.

Edit: found the post: