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Correct me if I am wrong, but doesn't this setup do the same thing as the "car door unlock" system? (i.e. electrically push a button by soldiering to the points on the button). In this case could you use this same setup, but replace the Powerlock with a simple electric door latch?

I apologize for my ignorance, I am new to this...


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Yep, you could. However, there are two reasons people don't do electronic door latches (electronic strikes) in their homes. 1) Most people don't want to put electronic strikes in their home door frames, and 2) most people don't trust their "home grade" door knobs, that's why they upgrade their door security to deadbolts, which electronic strikes don't work with (they only work with spring loaded latches).
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Amal,

Thank you for the quick response. I feel like the strength of a "home grade" door knob falls under the same rule as on the previous page "if they want to get in, they will". Is there a severe difference between the electric strike and the deadbolt? 

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote amal Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 June 2011 at 11:07am
It's not the strike that is the security differential, it's the strength and vulnerability of the spring-loaded latch itself. While I agree "if they want to get in, they will", however it is a far easier task to overcome a spring-loaded latch than it is a deadbolt. Also, most people already have doors with deadbolts in, and installation of this system is far easier than routing out a giant hole for and wiring up an electric strike. Just remove the existing deadbolt and install this one. Easy.

There are also those who rent, and cannot cut into their door frames. This project is perfect for those kinds of situations because it does not alter door or frame.
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thank you very much!! I did not mean to attack your project, I was just comparing the cost difference between the electric strike and the electric deadbolt. thanks again!!

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No problem. Didn't feel attacked, just wanted to make it clear why the project was built the way it was. I myself had an electronic strike installed at my office. Works really well. For my home though, I couldn't find a decent door latch that was as secure as a deadbolt but didn't look like an ugly commercial door latch, so I went with an updated version of the deadbolt project (found in the RedBee kit).
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aaaand that was my next question!! thanks again haha
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new question. If i wanted the ability to be able to just push my door open after scanning my hand, then i could use both a deadbolt and a strike right? that way i'd have the security of the deadbolt with the convenience of the strike?

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote amal Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 June 2011 at 11:27am
exactly. if memory serves, the book project shows exactly that; using both the deadbolt and a strike at the same time... but i also recall that confused a ton of people and i got a ton of people commenting that the strike was redundant, not realizing that the strike was meant for the door latch (even though it's spelled out in the book).
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good thing i got the book then!! haha i just havent read it in a while i guess, i forgot that detail... thanks again
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