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Offline whose2know

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Question about Leverset pairings with Schlage BE369 Deadbolt
« on: March 09, 2011, 02:03:01 pm »
I just bought a Vera2, some WD thermos, a HSM100, and some in wall outlets for a vacation home.  I picked up a BE369 and a FE599 at Radio Shack this weekend, but I'm wondering if I need the FE599 in addition the the BD369.  Since I have 4 exterior doors, that would be 8 Schlage lock components for this place...seems like a lot of components to monitor and batteries that can go dead.

I would think that a non-locking leverset (just a handle) to open the door would be the way to go.  A locking leverset could allow a maintenance person (or guest) to lock the leverset when they leave and then a guest could unlock the deadbolt with a code, but if the leverset was locked they could not get in.

What do others who have BE396 deadbolt have for their leverset?

Thanks in advance for your thoughts and advice. ???

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Re: Question about Leverset pairings with Schlage BE369 Deadbolt
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2011, 02:27:01 pm »
Probably a Z-Wave deadbolt and a non-locking handle, like you say.

Changing both the lever and the deadbolt to Z-Wave may also lead to space issues (i.e. it may not fit), as was talked about here.
« Last Edit: March 09, 2011, 02:39:06 pm by oTi@ »
Dezwaved at the moment...

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Re: Question about Leverset pairings with Schlage BE369 Deadbolt
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2011, 03:54:02 pm »
I replaced all the locking knob sets with passage (non lock) levers on all the units I put link deadbolts on for exactly that reason.  Some guest (or child) would lock the knob set from the inside and then not be able to get back in once outside.  All the security is in the deadbolt anyway, a non-bolt lock is easily defeated even if it has the deadlatch option (that little thing that runs alongside the latch that when depressed keeps the latch from retracting by the credit card method of B&E) due to the short throw distance of the latch versus the bolt.

I just bought a Vera2, some WD thermos, a HSM100, and some in wall outlets for a vacation home.  I picked up a BE369 and a FE599 at Radio Shack this weekend, but I'm wondering if I need the FE599 in addition the the BD369.  Since I have 4 exterior doors, that would be 8 Schlage lock components for this place...seems like a lot of components to monitor and batteries that can go dead.

I would think that a non-locking leverset (just a handle) to open the door would be the way to go.  A locking leverset could allow a maintenance person (or guest) to lock the leverset when they leave and then a guest could unlock the deadbolt with a code, but if the leverset was locked they could not get in.

What do others who have BE396 deadbolt have for their leverset?

Thanks in advance for your thoughts and advice. ???