700 Series Hardware Installation (openEDGE Medium Duty Commercial Levers - 7i CG)

700 Series Installation Manual (PDF Download)

700 Series Installation Template (PDF Download)


RemoteLock OpenEdge 700 Series Medium Duty Commercial Levers

Please Note: This installation manual uses the 710 model. However, the installation steps are the same for all models in the 700 series (formerly called 7i and CG respectively).

Here's what you'll need:

  • Four AA Batteries
  • Phillips Screwdriver 
  • Power Drill
    • 2 1/8" Hole Saw (optional if the door is not preconfigured with this hole)
    • 1" (25mm) Drill Bit (for the middle hole and edge borehole if the door is not preconfigured)
    • 3/8" (10mm) Drill Bit (for the upper two support holes)
  • Measuring Tape
  • Adhesive Tape

Let's get started.

Drilling new holes?

Most doors will have an existing hole drilled for a lever installation. If your door needs to be drilled, you'll need to drill a 2 1/8" (54mm) face borehole for the lockset on the face of the door, as well as a 1" edge borehole for the latch on the edge of the door.



Position the template.

Crease the template along one of the dotted lines (60mm (2 3⁄8’’) or 70mm (2 3⁄4’’) latch). Place the template on the door and position with the existing borehole.

Once the template is aligned, tape it to the door.

Quick Tip:

The backset is the distance from the center of the face bore hole to the edge of the door.



Step 2

Mark carefully and drill.

Use a thumbtack or sharp object to mark the center of each hole you will drill. Mark the three holes on the exterior of the door.DSC_4636.png

Then apply the template to the interior of the door and mark the holes from this side as well.

Quick Tip:

View the template from the other side of the boring hole to make sure it’s aligned.



Remove the template.

Make sure the markings are aligned precisely from one side of the door to the other and double-check all the measurements and markings before drilling.

Align the drill bit over your mark and hold the door steady. Keep the drill level and straight. Drill the 3⁄8” holes halfway through on the first side. 

3⁄8” (10mm) Drill Bit



Then drill the remaining half from the other side of the door. This prevents damage to the door and improves accuracy.


Repeat these steps for the 1” middle hole.


A 1⁄2” hole could be drilled instead of a
1” hole if the support tube will not be used.

We use a 1” hole in this example in case the optional support tube will be used.

1” (25mm) Drill Bit




Install the latch.

OPTIONAL: If you are using a 70mm latch, and would like to use the fire cup, insert the fire cup into the 54mm (2 1/8“) boring hole. Place the open side of the fire cup to face the keypad side with the small bolt through-hole at the bottom.


Install the latch using the screws provided, with the bevel towards the door frame.


Quick Tip:

Make sure the latch plate lays flush with the door. If the latch plate is not flush with the door, draw an outline around the faceplate edge and chisel a rebate to allow the latch to lay flush with the door edge.



Prepare the exterior, keypad side of the lock.

A. Screw the latch support post to the back plate of the exterior, keypad half of the lock.

Put it in the outer hole of Side A for a left hand hung door and in outer hole B for a right hand hung door.
Be sure to screw the latch support post in the hole that aligns with the through-hole in the latch you’re using.


A left hand hung door will have the hinges on the left side when facing the exterior side of the door, a right hand hung door will have the hinges on the right. 


B. OPTIONAL: Cable Tube

Installing the cable tube is optional. It does provide some extra stability and fire protection but is not required.


You will need to have drilled a 1” middle hole in order to use the cable tube. Screw the cable tube into the front plate (slotted side out), passing the cable through the tube.

If needed, use the slot at the end of the tube and a flat head screwdriver to screw the cable tube far enough into the exterior of the lock. Be sure to screw the cable tube in far enough.


C. Fit the rubber gasket on the backplate.

Quick Tip:

You will see your lock’s serial and model number on the RemoteLock sticker on the back of the lock. Write it down or take a picture for your records. This number is needed during online registration after installation. You will also find this sticker on the lock’s box.




Prepare the interior, battery pack side of the lock.

A. Remove Interior Fixing Plate.

To remove the fixing plate from the interior portion of the lock, start by removing the battery cover.

Use a phillips head screwdriver to remove the screw at the top of the cover.

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Next, remove the four screws from the back plate.

B. Separate the interior fixing plate and apply the other rubber gasket.

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Installing the lock

A. Spindle

Place the spindle into the latch with the spring on the keypad side (exterior) of the door.


B. Place the keypad side of the lock

Place the exterior, keypad side of the lock onto the door, passing the cables through the middle hole in the door. Insert the spindle into the lock hub and the latch support post through the latch.


C. Interior fixing plate

Pass the wires and spindle through the interior fixing plate and hold both sides of the lock to the door.

If using the optional cable tube, screw the ring nut onto the tube until finger tight.

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D. Temporary Alignment Insert

Fit the alignment insert over the spindle. This will be placed temporarily to position the fixing plate before being removed.

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E. Secure the Fixing plate

Screw the three fixing bolts through the back fixing plate and into the interior half of the lock.


Quick Tip:

Make sure you are using the correct size bolts before tightening. You do not want to use bolts too long for your door.


Check that the spindle turns freely and the latch retracts and projects smoothly with the alignment insert in place. This can be checked by gripping and turning the handle hub on the keypad side of the lock. If it is too tight, you will notice that the latch does not smoothly and easily snap back into place. Loosen the fixing bolts slightly and adjust the position of the fixing plate until the spindle turns freely. Tighten the fixing bolts. Test the spindle again. Do not over-tighten the bolts.

G. Remove The Alignment Insert

If the insert is left in place, it could cause problems with the lock. Please make sure to remove this insert before moving to the next step.


H. Connect Power Cables

Connect the power cables, storing any excess cable in the door. (If using optional cable tube, screw end cap on.)


I. Install Batteries.

Insert four name brand, AA, Alkaline or Lithium batteries into the battery compartment.

IMPORTANT: Do not use rechargeable batteries.


J. Place the interior lock body on to the inside fixing plate.

Fit the interior lock body over the back fixing plate. Slide the spindle into the lock body. Be sure to guide the gold Wi-Fi antenna connector through the battery cover opening.


K. Secure the interior lock body to the door using the four screws.


L. Wi-Fi Connector

Connect the gold Wi-Fi cable to the connector board on the battery cover. Push until you hear the cable connect in the port. You should hear the antenna cable pop into place when fully connected. Once connected, try not to disconnect too frequently.

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M. Battery cover

Store the Wi-Fi antenna in the lock body and fit the battery cover on and secure with screw.



Handle installation

A. Interior Handle

Fit the interior handle over the hub. Use the small allen wrench to loosen the hex screw enough to allow the handle to slide onto the lock. Once in place, tighten the hex screw.

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B. Outside (keypad) Handle

Fit the key cylinder plate over the key cylinder. Then install the outside handle.

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The inside handle will now retract the latch. The outside handle will turn freely without retracting the latch.

Enter the factory default code 1234#. The green lights will flash and the outside handle will now retract the latch.



Test your lock.

Make sure you don’t lock yourself out.

Lock the lock by entering * * on the keypad.

Enter the factory default code 1234# on the keypad to unlock the lock.

The green lights will flash and the outside handle will now retract the latch.


1234 will be disabled once an additional code is added to the lock. Also, entering # after the code will not be required after the lock is connected to Wi-Fi.

Next: Use the Connection Guide to finish setup.

700 series Programming Functions and Function Codes

Using your lock.


Lock the door by pressing * * on the keypad.


Unlock the door by entering a user code followed by the # button on the keypad. # will no longer be required after connecting the lock to Wi-Fi.

Once your lock is installed and connected to Wi-Fi, you can easily control your lock, add and manage access codes with the RemoteLock app.

For a complete list of manual programming options, visit remotelock.com/programming.

Default Settings

By default, and after a factory reset, your lock has the following settings:

Programming Code: 123456

User Code: 1234

Auto-Lock: Enabled

Auto-Lock Delay: 5 Seconds

Keypad Sound: Enabled

Heartbeat Interval: 1 Hour

Card Reader: Off (Enable with 381 or 382 function)  

* Video of the installation can be found here:

* Please note: Some hardware features of the lock have changed since this video *



Troubleshooting common 7i issues:

- If you are having trouble with your 7i autolocking: remove the backplate from the keypad and ensure that there are not any wires trapped (specifically the orange wire from the hub) as this wire being constricted could cause the auto-lock function to stop working appropriately. It can be easy to trap the wire when fixing the backplate if special care is not taken. 
- If you are noticing a 7i that won't open when entering a code. It is most likely an alignment issue and the spindle could be sticking. If there is any friction on the spindle, it could cause the lock to not open appropriately.

- Ensure the alignment insert is removed before finishing the installation. (this is a common mistake). Called out in step 'D. Temporary Alignment Insert' and 'G. Remove The Alignment Insert' above.
- Ensure the wifi antenna is appropriately connected and has not received any damage during the installation.


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