Control a Schlage electronic deadbolt with an arduino!

Electronic LockThis instructable will walk you through the process of dismantling and hacking a Schlage electronic deadbolt in order to control it with an arduino.

Step 1 Purchase the lock and unpack it

I got mine on sale for $99 at Lowe’s.
Remove it from the box and take a look at what’s there. The construction of the lock is really great. Anywhere that could even remotely see any moisture is surrounded with rubber sleeving or a rubber o-ring. The lock has 3 basic parts:
outside portion: This portion has a regular key cylinder, a knob for the deadbolt similar to what you normally see inside of a house, and a keypad for entering the code.
inside portion: This portion has a knob to operate the deadbolt, a housing for a 9v battery, and a switch to tell the electronics in the front of the lock when the lock is in use.
deadbolt mechanism: This portion is similar to any other deadbolt on the market.

Step 2 Take the faceplate off of the lock

Turn the outside portion over and you’ll see 6 #2 phillips screws. Remove them and you should see something like the second picture.

Step 3 Take the intermediary plate off

intermediary plate offFlip the outside portion over and you’ll see what’s in the first picture.
remove 2 T10 Torx screws seen in the second picture and you’ll have something like what’s in the third and forth pictures.
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Ibrar Ayyub

I am an experienced technical writer holding a Master's degree in computer science from BZU Multan, Pakistan University. With a background spanning various industries, particularly in home automation and engineering, I have honed my skills in crafting clear and concise content. Proficient in leveraging infographics and diagrams, I strive to simplify complex concepts for readers. My strength lies in thorough research and presenting information in a structured and logical format.

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