So your Schlage Lock has the Vacation Mode feature, and you’re not sure how to activate or deactivate it? If so, keep reading to see how to do this.
Before we head over to the instructions, let’s look at what this feature does in your Schlage Lock.
What is Vacation Mode on a Schlage Lock?
The Vacation Mode feature (when enabled) temporarily deactivates all User Codes in your Schlage Lock. In this mode, even though a valid User Code is entered, your lock won’t unlock until the Vacation Mode is canceled.
Enabling Vacation Mode on Your Schlage Lock
Depending on the model of your Schlage Lock, the steps to enable Vacation Mode will vary slightly. In this guide, I’ll cover a method that works for all Schlage keypad locks (with the Vacation Mode feature) and the Schlage Connect Deadbolt. Let’s dive in!
Follow the steps below to enable Vacation Mode on your Schlage Keypad Lock:
- Enter your 6-digit Programming Code on the keypad. Then wait for the three orange lights and three beeps.
- Press the Schlage button and press key 4.
- You’ll see a green flash, followed by one long beep. This means Vacation Mode is enabled on the lock.
Note that this method works for some Schlage Keypad Lock models (Schlage BE365, FE595, and FE575). If you have the Schlage Connect Smart Deadbolt, keep reading to see how to enable Vacation Mode.
Here is how to enable Vacation Mode on Your Schlage Connect Deadbolt:
- Press the Schlage button on the keypad.
- Enter your 6-digit Programming Code and press key 4.
- You’ll see two flashes on the green Check Mark, followed by two beeps. This shows that Vacation Mode is activated.
If your Schlage Connect is paired with Wink, SmartThings, or Ring, you can also enable Vacation Mode through the app on your phone.
Disabling Vacation Mode on Your Schlage Lock
For Schlage Connect Deadbolt, you can disable Vacation Mode by pressing the Schlage button on the keypad and entering your 6-digit Programming Code.
For other Schlage keypad locks, you only need to enter your 6-digit Programming Code on the keypad to disable Vacation Mode.
If you’re having issues enabling or disabling Vacation Mode, your Programming Code might be incorrect. Check that you’re entering the correct code.
If you don’t have the Programming Code for your lock, see how to find your Schlage Lock Programming Code.
If you’re going to be away from home for a long time, enabling Vacation Mode helps prevent unauthorized entry attempts into your home.
Vacation Mode disables all the User Codes in your lock until you deactivate the mode. Even those you’ve shared User Codes with won’t be able to unlock the door when Vacation Mode is in effect.
Note that this feature does not work by default. You will have to enable it to get it working—follow the steps in this post to activate and get your Schlage Lock off Vacation Mode in seconds.