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General => Vacation & Rental => Topic started by: TheSaltbox on August 31, 2017, 09:00:18 pm

Title: Door handle keypad or deadbolt keypad ?
Post by: TheSaltbox 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 .

thanks
Title: Re: Door handle keypad or deadbolt keypad ?
Post by: jswim788 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.
Title: Re: Door handle keypad or deadbolt keypad ?
Post by: TheSaltbox on January 05, 2019, 07:47:23 am
This is just a follow-up for anyone wondering the same question. I purchased both locks and ran them for several months . Ultimately I went with the deadbolt setup . It is more secure and easier to use. JFYI I'm using the Kwik set smart locks that are easily to rekey also .