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Old 12-30-2014, 10:06 AM   #1
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Keyless door locks

Need a new lock for the front door preferably key pad or finger touch. What say the inmates?
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Old 12-30-2014, 10:22 AM   #2
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For Convenience or? What kind of door? Also, do you have an iPhone or Android phone?
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Old 12-30-2014, 10:29 AM   #3
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Front door for convenience since the gf's kids have key issues. LOL. And we all have iPhones.
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Old 12-30-2014, 10:32 AM   #4
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They sell this at Lowes:

http://www.kwikset.com/kevo/default.aspx
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Old 12-30-2014, 10:41 AM   #5
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200+tax for just the deadbolt... if someone locks the knob you are still locked out though.
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Old 12-30-2014, 10:52 AM   #6
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Simplex 5000 series. Push button or key overide.



Won't look too pretty on a front door though.
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Old 12-30-2014, 11:35 AM   #7
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I put one of these up by my garage door, analog, no batteries.....




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Old 12-30-2014, 12:36 PM   #8
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200+tax for just the deadbolt... if someone locks the knob you are still locked out though.
All we have now is a deadlock. No lock on the door handle.
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Old 12-30-2014, 12:53 PM   #9
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Don't get the ones where the paint/keypads will show wear and tear over time
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Old 12-30-2014, 01:05 PM   #10
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I put one of these up by my garage door, analog, no batteries.....




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Getting to be a popular option. I see these frequently when I am out and about.
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Old 12-30-2014, 02:01 PM   #11
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I installed this gem on our French front doors over the Thanksgiving holiday - the Schlage Connect touchscreen deadbolt, with Camelot handlesets.



LOVE the utility of the thing. I can program a code for a contractor, or cleaning service, or a neighbor to come take care of our stupid cats, and when it's done, delete that code. Up to 30 codes can be programmed, and codes can be set from 4 to 8 digits; once you decide on a code length, all entry codes have to be the same length.

It's also Z-Wave compatible, so if you have a Z-Wave capable security system, you can put your front door on the internet (for good or ill). Ours is not. The touchpad deadbolt itself has some alarm functions, and will alert if someone is diddling with the touchpad or key lock outside. But you can leave the alarm functions disabled, if you choose.

I bought mine from Amazon, and got all the accessory hardware to do the French doors up nice. If you just have a single front door, you'll get away with about 2/3's the cost I did.

Installation was easy - took about two hours. But I already had a full deadbolt handleset in place. If you're starting from scratch, or with just a single knob lockset, it'll be a longer process.

The touchpad runs on four AA batteries. Instructions say to just change 'em once a year when you change your smoke detector batteries, and you'll be golden.

In short, great addition to the house.

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Old 12-30-2014, 03:37 PM   #12
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I'm looking to install one for the walkout basement in the next few weeks so neighbors/friends can get in when we're gone.

I was pretty excited for that kwikset one above until I read the reviews on Amazon. Maybe it'll be nice after they work out the bugs.
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Old 12-30-2014, 03:55 PM   #13
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I put one of these on my walkout basement doors because I park my bike in the basement
and I got tired of getting off the bike, shutting it off, taking out the key the opening the door,
getting back on the bike, restarting and then driving in. Yeah, yeah, I know - first world
problems... Also makes it a lot easier when you're carrying stuff and not having to fiddle
around with keys.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Schlage-P...-FLA/100537719

So far, it's worked really well.
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Old 12-30-2014, 05:37 PM   #14
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Getting to be a popular option. I see these frequently when I am out and about.

At $25 +/- it's a viable alternative. Easy to mount securely with 4 screws, and code can be changed in about a minute.

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Old 12-30-2014, 07:43 PM   #15
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Accidentally locked myself out early one morning last winter - no jacket, 15 degrees, had to dig the hidden spare key out from under 2 feet of snow and a rock frozen to the ground. Went out that afternoon and got one of these:



Love it.

If I had known how convenient these locks were I would have bought one a long time ago. You can program temp codes for contractors etc, the pad lights up when you touch it, can use the key if the battery dies. Not sure how long a battery lasts - the first one is more than a year old now and works fine.

One unanticipated benefit that I did not foresee: I keep the door locked all the time. I used to leave it unlocked if I was in and out through the day, sometimes I would leave and forget to lock it. Now I just leave it locked all the time.

I am eventually going to put them on my workshop and garage too.


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