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Offline bydabeach

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Lock and Other Questions
« on: March 15, 2009, 08:48:16 pm »
I am considering going with the micasverde vera as my bridge for a Schlage lock and a few other accessories in a vacation home that will be about 3000 miles away.  I was planning on using the Schlage lock special on this site, which seems like a good deal.  However, it appears that the new Black & Decker (Kwikset and Baldwin) locks will be much better since you can drive the deadbolt remotely without having to have a person on site to turn the deadbolt like on the Schlage. We plan on adding 2 more locks to the vacation home after the Kwikset/Baldwins come out.

Here are my questions:

1.  Will I be able to set the same code for two or three locks on the same house?  We will be renting/loaning out the vacation home, and I would like to be able to set the same code for all three locks.  Schlage says you can do this on their bridge, but their bridge looks like a nightmare.

2.  Can I get the Schlage deal more than once?  We might want to pick up a Vera for our main home.

3.  As far as updating firmware--can we do this remotely?  Can I sit in my main home and update the firmware on the Vera sitting 3000 miles away?

4.  Any other concerns with being 3000 miles away from vera?  If we get a power outage or blip, will things come back normally when the power comes back on in the vacation home?

Thanks.

Offline micasaverde

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Re: Lock and Other Questions
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2009, 10:17:12 pm »
Yes to 1-3.  Regarding 4, there should be no issues.  Vera uses flash memory, like a router.  It just comes back like normal if the power is lost.