Author Topic: Door handle keypad or deadbolt keypad ?  (Read 994 times)

Offline TheSaltbox

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Door handle keypad or deadbolt keypad ?
« on: August 31, 2017, 09:00:18 pm »
So I'm looking to automate my entry door so I can give each guest their own entry code. I don't think that my door will fit a door knob and a dead bolt with key pads. So my question is does it matter if I use a door handle with keypad (and just plug up the deadbolt  hole); or install a thumb latch handle and add the deadbolt with keypad ?  My VR is about 775 miles away and I'm really looking forward to doing some z-wave automation .


Offline jswim788

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Re: Door handle keypad or deadbolt keypad ?
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2017, 08:11:54 pm »
I went with the keypad/deadbolt approach.  Seems more secure to me.  The thumb latch handle takes less space than a regular door knob?

The lock vendors have installation guides that should show you the necessary spacing.  I believe that Schlage had some information on this, but it may not be that easy for you to get to your VR to measure it.

Offline Jamr

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Re: Door handle keypad or deadbolt keypad ?
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2017, 03:51:19 pm »
I like the KP higher up so it is not such a pain to see it and hit the correct numbers.
Just a thought.