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Sunnect AP501BB Advanced Protection Digital Deadbolt Lock, Bright Brass

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  • Patent-pending digital technology with keyless entry with backlit keypad, decoy digits (random digits entered before the real code), intruder alarm, automatic locking, and master function
  • Vital parts (motor, batteries, computer chips) mounted on the secure side of the door to protect against vandalism and extreme weather
  • Easy 3-step registration of codes (3 to 20 digits) and digital keys (up to 20 keys) and easy and safe deletion of lost keys
  • Standard installation (Phillips screwdriver needed) and fits 1-3/8 to 2-Inch thick doors
  • Includes 2 digital keys and 4 AA batteries, with visual and audible low-battery warning and a 9-Volt external temporary power terminal in case of a complete battery drain

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Product Description

Commended by The National Locksmith magazine as "one tough deadbolt...built like a tank," the pickproof and bump key-proof Advanced Protection Digital Deadbolt Lock - Bright Brass boasts advanced engineering and patent-pending digital technology that combine to guard your home or office. This advanced security system offers keyless entry with a backlit keypad, "decoy digits" to deter hackers, an intruder alarm, and more, all in a stylish, durable, rigorously tested, deadbolt model. heavy-duty metal - zinc alloy. Features include: Keyless (keypad) entry option allows the use of a passcode (3-20 digits) or an all-digital, one-touch Tag Key (set of 2 - sold separately) that cannot be copied.  Auto lock feature where just closing the door automatically locks the door in about 3 seconds; this feature may be turned off during high traffic times. Two types of audible and visual low-battery indicators given a few weeks before complete battery drainage.  9V temporary power terminal provided in case of complete battery drain. Intruder alarm (with adjustable volume) in case of forced entry without valid Tag Key or passcode and a special bypass circuitry that protects against high-voltage shock attacks. Weatherproof and waterproof, standard door prep (installation only requires a Philips screwdriver), one-touch Open/Close button with manual override knob. The interior unit measures (HxWxD) 6.25" x 4" x 1.5" Assembly level/degree of difficulty:"

Commended by The National Locksmith magazine as "one tough residential deadbolt...built like a tank," the Sunnect AP501 Advanced Protection Digital Deadbolt Lock boasts advanced engineering and patent-pending digital technology that combine to guard your home or office. This advanced security system offers keyless entry with a backlit keypad, "decoy digits" to deter hackers, an intruder alarm, and more, all in a durable, rigorously tested, deadbolt model.

The Sunnect AP501 Advanced Protection Digital Deadbolt Lock:
  • Is "one tough residential deadbolt...built like a tank..."
    -- The National Locksmith
  • Offers keyless entry and digital key entry options
  • Allows "decoy digits" to be entered to deter hackers and enhance security
  • Includes a 5 mm-thick, saw-resistant carbon core embedded in the throwbolt
  • Is pickproof and bump key-proof
  • Comes in 3 popular finishes
  • Only requires a screwdriver to install on a standard door with no additional drilling or wiring

Entry is granted when the right Tag Key is touched.

Since there is no conventional keyhole, lock-picking is eliminated. View larger.

The deadbolt can be used alone or with other door hardware (not included). View larger.

Highest Level of Security for Your Home or Office
The Sunnect AP501 Advanced Protection Digital Deadbolt Lock is stylish enough to complement any decor, and it's built to last. Designed by a team of industry-leading engineers and manufactured by state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities with ISO 9001 (Quality Management) and ISO 14001 (Environmental Management Systems) certifications, the AP501 features high-quality construction with durable materials that can stand up to kicking, sawing, hammering, and prying.

Digital Key Entry
This digitally-controlled deadbolt lock comes with two electronic Tag Keys. The lock allows entry when a valid Tag Key is touched. And there's no need to worry about lost or stolen Tag Keys compromising the security of your home or office; this system lets you simply delete them from the lock, so they are useless to anyone who might find them.

Keyless Entry
You also have the option of using the keyless entry function. Simply choose your own passcode between three and 20 digits, enter it in just three quick and easy steps, and you're ready to go. The lock's "decoy digits" feature deters hackers by allowing random digits to be entered before the real passcode.

Pickproof and Bump Key-Proof
By eliminating the conventional keyhole, this system prevents lock-picking or keyhole vandalism with sand, gum, or glue. In short, it offers effective prevention to almost any break-in situation.

Convenience of Digital Technology - Let the Door Lock Itself
The built-in Auto Lock option automatically locks your door when it's closed, so you have one less thing to remember on your way out, or in. All you have to do is close the door and the door is locked within 3 seconds. (The Auto Lock feature can be turned off using the Auto Lock On/Off switch.)

Never Get Locked Out
The keyless entry feature lets you in without having to carry a key, perfect when you are going out for a run or walk and don't feel like carrying a key. Plus, if the batteries are completely drained, you can still get in by holding a 9V battery up to the temporary power terminal and using a valid Tag Key or the passcode. (For a few weeks before the batteries are completely drained, you get an audible and visual low-battery warning giving you plenty of time to replace them.)

Master Function
The AP501 has a built-in master function so that you can give out your user passcode and let others change it knowing that you can always get into your home or office using the master passcode, which cannot be changed by anyone else, perfect for managing rental properties or offices.

Intruder Alarm
If the door is forced open without a valid Tag Key or a passcode, the AP501 sounds an intruder alarm, another effective deterrent to potential intruders.

Tough Construction for Long Life
Comprising mostly metal, and weighing a sturdy six pounds, the AP501 has an exterior compartment with three main components that withstand even the extreme pressure of hammering. Additionally, metal and hard rubber parts support the Tag Key sensor, temporary power terminal, and the keypad to protect the circuitry and prevent unauthorized entry--even if these components are smashed.

For added peace of mind, the one-inch throwbolt is fortified with a five-millimeter-thick carbon core that resists sawing; the battery compartment cover is screwed closed so the batteries won't fall out if the door is slammed shut; and all the vital parts of the lock--the CPU, batteries, motor, latch control mechanism, etc.--are located in the interior unit on the secure side of the door and protected by a heavy-duty interior mounting plate that blocks access. Finally, the bypass circuitry feature protects the PCB in case of a high-voltage surge of power and ensures that the door remains secured.

Rigorously Tested For Exceptional Performance
Each and every AP501 model must undergo rigorous testing to ensure its durability and performance. Automated PCB testers verify that the circuit board is mounted and soldered correctly, every electrical connection is inspected under an x-ray microscope, and both a vibration tester and an impact tester make sure the unit can withstand a wide variety of stresses. Finally, two types of cycle tests mimic human operation of the lock to evaluate its ability to withstand heavy use over a long period of time.

User-Friendly Installation and Operation
Because it's guaranteed to fit all standard American doors with a thickness measuring between 1 3/8-inch to two inches, the AP501 only requires a Phillips screwdriver for installation.

Not a Biometric Lock
In order to ensure physical toughness, the Sunnect AP501 does not use fingerprint, iris, or voice recognition technologies which may require glass scanners or plastic covers that can be broken easily.

Popular Finishes
The Sunnect AP501 comes in three popular finishes and has a limited two-year warranty that includes the express option, so if you need a replacement lock, you don't have to return the one in use until the replacement arrives. The deadbolt can be used alone or with other door hardware (not included).

The AP501 measures 6-1/4 x 4 x 1-1/2-inches (interior unit) and 5-3/4 x 3 x 1-1/8-inches (exterior unit) (H x W x D).

What's in the Box
The Sunnect AP501 Advanced Protection digital door lock, two digital Tag Keys, four "AA" batteries, all required screws, user manual, installation manual, and warranty statement.

The choice of three finishes lets you customize your space.
Technical Specifications:
Throwbolt: 1" for maximum security Power: 6V (4 AA batteries included)
Passcode: 3 to 20 digits
(1 user passcode, 1 master passcode)
Estimated battery life: 1 year
Max. number of Tag Keys
supported per lock:
20 user keys, 1 master key Temporary power: 9V battery (not included)
Max. number of locks
supported per Tag Key:
Unlimited Door thickness range: 1-3/8" - 2"
Operating temperature range: -5° - 130° F (Interior unit),
-35° - 130° F (Exterior unit)
Backset distance supported: 2-3/8", 2-3/4"

Product Information

Technical Details

Part Number AP501BB
Item Weight 5.7 pounds
Product Dimensions 12 x 9 x 5 inches
Item model number AP501BB
Color Bright Brass
Material heavy-duty metal - zinc alloy
Item Package Quantity 1

Technical Specification

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4.1 out of 5 stars 89 customer reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #794,315 in Home Improvements (See top 100)
#1,607 in Home Improvement > Hardware > Door Hardware & Locks > Deadbolts
Shipping Weight 5.7 pounds
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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Date First Available February 6, 2009

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By Jason Steiner on July 27, 2009
Color: Satin Nickel Verified Purchase
This is it. Top of the line. There's nowhere to go after this. Impeccable fit and finish. Good looking, sturdy, easy to use, easy to install. Now that I have them in my own home, I can say that the product videos are very accurate representations of what to expect. Watch them. It really is that easy and convenient. The written manual is of similar quality, and clearly explains all the features. My wife was a little concerned about the potential for getting locked out of her house by a crashing computer, but after reading the manual and using them for only a day, she's very comfortable with them. The manual latch on the inside and the 9V terminal on the outside ensure you'll always be able to get in or out. They are a little expensive, but easily pay for themselves the first time you lose a key and DON'T have to call a locksmith. Not to mention the value that comes from knowing they're un-bumpable, and the convenience of being able to hand out temporary codes and keys to house guests, pet sitters, etc.

I will mention one minor snag with installation: the included magnetic strike plates were not the same size as any of the existing strike plates on the doors in my 20-year-old home. (The bolt and bolt plates fit perfectly.) I don't know if things have been standardized since then, or if my builder just didn't follow standards. Some were too large, some too small. Without the magnet, the deadbolts still work, but the more advanced features like auto-lock and alarm are disabled. Fortunately, it is just a magnetic sensor, so simply attaching a tiny neodymium magnet (available online, from hobby stores, or even out of an old hard drive) on the bottom lip of your existing strike plates activates those features without requiring any modifications to the door frame.
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Let me say first off, I've been a Realtor and owner of my own real estate company for 25-years. I know quality and I see new, neat, high-end products on a daily basis. I've opened 1000's of doors, locks and deadbolts over the past 25-years.

Well, I was at the Ft. Lauderdale Home Show this Memorial day weekend. I go every year, and usually find at least one neat, cool item at the show that's a "must have" for the home and buy it or order it if its not available at the show. Well, the Sunnect AP501SN easily fit the bill this year.

So I bought two Sunnect AP501SN Advanced Protection Digital Deadbolt Locks, one for my front door and one of the door leading into the house from the garage. I installed one of them today.

These are heavy, well made, well constructed, nice looking top-shelf deadbolt locks. The quality, fit and finish is second to none.

It was real easy to install where my original existing deadbolt was located, the directions and photos were well written and easy to follow.

What is even more impressive is the technology that went in to designing and building these deadbolts. The Sunnect AP501SN is by far superior to Schlage, Quickset or anything else on the market.
These are the finest digital keypad deadbolts on the market at any price.

Its got a ton of neat features, including the autolock feature, which automatically locks the door after 3-seconds of closing it. Wow, never forget to lock your door, its automatic, unless you don't want to activate this feature, no problem, you can.

The two included access keys (and you don't need to use them)are 21st Century technology. No key hole, therefore no getting key bumped by the bad guys.
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I just purchased this and received it early today. After the experience I had with the installation I thought I would write up a review. I had been looking for a while for a product that would allow for use of key codes, etc, for access into the home, and was also concerned about common methods of break-in such as bumping.

Our home is just over five years old so the construction is pretty modern. I have a moderate level of handiness and can take on most small to medium sized jobs in the home without bringing in professional help.

My existing deadbolt set is a cheap Kwikset job and it was installed by the builder. I removed this one quite quickly and began installing the AP501. The first thing I will note is that the satin nickel finish on the AP501 is quite a bit shinier than on any of the other nickel finishes throughout my home (all of my door hinges, door handles, etc, are nickel). The door lock is not something that I want to be super shiny, it would be nice to have an option for brushed nickel that is more muted.

Installing the deadbolt receiver is a piece of cake. Installing their new hardware for the strike plate on the door frame is not a piece of cake at all. My Kwikset, like most deadbolts just has a simple steel strike plate that is fastened into place with four two inch screws. The AP501 comes with a very thick "inner" strike plate as well as a plastic receiver that includes a magnet and then a metal secondary strike plate that goes over the plastic receiver. Unfortunately because of the large depression at the bottom of the plastic receiver (for the permanent magnet used for the auto-locking and security feature) I had to route out a large area below the existing cavity on my door frame.
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