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Old 10-11-2019
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Has anyone tried one of these?
http://go.getgate.com/family/?utm_so...69235310096895
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I looked into a combo unit a couple years ago. Looked at several but not that specific one) What I found was that the motor drive is extremely weak. If you have any resistance at all on the bolt (if it rubs anything at all) it won't work!
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Sadly I've been seeing quite a few videos on problems with these style deadbolts allowing them to be forced or bypassed with minimal tools. Hopefully they will remove the plastic latches and such from them to make them useful. But then, if someone really wants to defeat a lock, they will.
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Has anyone tried one of these?...[/url]
Bird or house? The Schlage “electronic” deadbolt like THIS works well on a house. Not convinced hooking ones door lock up to the internet is such a good idea. However, any lock can be defeated or overcome by a determined crook.

For deterrent value with a coach that has full time internet, something like a Ring camera/door bell might work. Ring just came out with an much smaller version without the doorbell fiunction. Nice part about them is they are self contained and can be configured to keep/hold video off-site should an “event” happen. As long as both the coach and your phone have an internet connection, they’ll call you when motion around your coach is detected. At least one YouTuber has already installed one - https://youtu.be/uV_exidxL4o. If instant notification of activity isn’t a priority, standard side/rear view cameras can also be set up to record “activity” around the coach when parked - https://youtu.be/Xsh6dBqnuDY.
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30 years as a cop and I have yet to find a lock on any house door that will keep anyone out. One good kick with a size 14 foot and you're in. There are options that work but most if not all are very unattractive and therefore not practical for a home.

I never locked a door for 40 years because I knew they would get in and I didn't want to have to replace the door and frame and any other damage along with replacing my stolen stuff. Michele finally convinced me it would make her feel better and we now lock the door, but I have instructed her about the fact that that she shouldn't become complacent about being safe if the door is locked.
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At least when they have to kick the door it might wake you up in time to get your boomstick. You don't want me with a broom at 3am. Probably sweep my foot off.
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