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Old 02-18-2012, 06:37 PM - Thread Starter
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Hoping someone can point me to the product I'm searching for. Looking to install a deadbolt in the front door of a vacation home that has a key pad to allow access and can be controlled via wifi network. My goal is to avoid a proprietary system, and via wifi, change access codes and be notified when the lock is activated. thanks
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Old 02-21-2012, 10:51 AM
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Doesn't get any easier than this:

http://nexiahome.com/Products/Produc...model=BDLVB005

Want cheaper? Remove the thermostat and your about $250.00.
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Schlage LiNK locks do decent job of this. I've got several of their pre-LiNK units and they've been great. When we do remodeling I'm considering replacing them with LiNK units to gain the networking features.

Here's a starter kit: http://www.amazon.com/Schlage-Wirele...3489616&sr=8-3
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"however, deadbolt requires manually turning the bolt to lock and unlock the door when activated remotely."

Schlage locks only activate the clutch on the knob. A person has to be there to turn it. So if you forget to lock it, you can ask the would be thieves to kindly lock the bolt when you push your remote control.
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I hope I'm not too late!

Unlike prpprietary systems that require some sort of bridge or "system" ($$$), these devices connect directly to your wifi router.

This one is an actual deadbolt lock that also has keypad entry. It is available now and if you order it before the end of 2012, LIFETIME SERVICE IS FREE! Otherwise, if you just want to lock/unlock remotely it will only be $0.99/month. If you want it to text message you when somebody punches in their code or it is locked/unlocked (or other "premium" features), it might be more.

http://www.remotelock.com/



This one attaches to an existing deadbolt. It has more features but is *not actually on the market yet*. Kind of seems a little cheesy in its construction, but it has more features (minus the keypad). I couldn't find any info about any monthly fees.

https://lockitron.com/preorder
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Yale produces a unit that is controllable via Zigbee, looks pretty slick since it is touchscreen. http://www.in-homeautomation.com/store/yale-deadbolt-touch-screen-zigbee.html

Says you can control it from any wifi/internet connected device.

Here's a video of it in operation:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXfvYXu1Hfo
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you can ask the would be thieves to kindly lock the bolt when you push your remote control. 2.gif
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Hmmm, I wouldn’t like to be on the wrong end of those Schlage locks. Why? Quite simply I’ve got a pair – cost me an arm and a leg around 5-6 years ago, but still going strong. However one time, I got locked out (was intoxicated to say the least) and I think a mixture of incorrect passcodes and key fondling, forced me to call on a locksmith – thinking at the time it would be a no-brainer in getting me back into my apartment. How wrong was I.

So I called a locksmiths Chigwell and to put it short he couldn’t get in. But I was very impressed with their efforts and the professionalism that they showed since they couldn’t get in. I used them for other jobs after that, but that job in particular it showed by my Schlage locks proved to be a great investment.
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These are all still locks, with the regular lock assemblies you'd expect. All the automation does it turn the same shaft as a manual unit. Most even still have a regular key cylinder. The Schlage units I've had for upwards of five years have only required changing their 9v battery once. Even then I got a visible/audible warning about it needing to be changed. "Probably might" isn't all that helpful.
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