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Wireless Door Locks & Dead Bolts?

Posted by pbx2 (My Page) on
Mon, Dec 10, 12 at 10:35

Has any1 installed Wireless Door Locks & Dead Bolts?

Starting our research & see 2 companies show up : Schlage & Kwikset.

The former charges a monthly fee for using the wireless functionality while the latter doesn't.

Installation looks easy enough for DIY. But otherwise, I know nothing about these things except I would like to remotely unlock my doors from anywhere (let in maid, neighbors with cookies, family).

Would appreciate any feedback re: pros/cons.

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RE: Wireless Door Locks & Dead Bolts?

I wouldn't trust them to function, I wouldn't want to be locked out of my home. Look at the occasional problems we have with our PC and other electronics. I do like deadbolts and had them put in this home when it was built. Later I changed the door knobs to levers for easier entry when carrying groceries and things in through the garage door. One day my garage door wouldn't open, luckily I had failed to lock the storm door. After that I had a new storm door put on with a key lock.

RE: Wireless Door Locks & Dead Bolts?

I believe the electronic locks can also use a traditional key to open the lock in the case of a power failure.

RE: Wireless Door Locks & Dead Bolts?

Any other inputs would be appreciated: Schlage or Kwikset?

RE: Wireless Door Locks & Dead Bolts?

There's a Yale one too that seems to integrate with Control 4 home automation if that is something that is of interest at all:

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