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Electric Door Strike

2013-01-09 13:59:56.759757-08 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

Because I'm thinking about such things: Electric Door Strike for Schlage Locks, 8-16VAC or 3-6VDC. Because if you're going to make the doorbell a Linux server, how about either an RFID reader, or making the doorbell check to see if my smart phone has recently connected to the WiFi network (indicating that I just came home)...?

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#Comment Re: made: 2013-01-09 14:46:34.422907-08 by: meuon

I've used a few of these, mostly in the hospital days (I worked maintenance in hospitals). They work, but should not be used for the main doorknob as they usually have a little slop in them, and often won't open under tension. They work best when used for deadbolts or a second latch.

My parents had an outer door to an entrance garden on a contemporary house that had one of these. It was AC, I remember the buzz. (DC one's just click).

This also makes me remember Tony's house. A crazy "end of the world" electrician that, mostly just because he could, put long throw deadbolt mechanisms in the frame of the house that put a 6" bolt into a steel door. The deadbolt mechanism worked off a a magnet switch that you did not notice as he put a key in the normal key slot. There was a keyed mechanical backup under the house number plate. His house was very odd. It also had a water storage tank and filtration system in the basement, lots of "hidey holes", and a generator. What I liked was it looked just like the rest of the neighborhood. He wanted metal roller shades inside of the windows.. but his wife sanely prevailed.

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