Hi All, I need recommendations on a good RF remote deadbolt door lock system. I found several e-tailers that sell them but don't know which brand is best/most reliable. I'm disabled and need this to be able to unlock my apt. door while I'm in bed. The bed is approx. 30' away from the door, that seems to be the max. for most systems I saw. Thanks for any info you can provide!
There are several commercial quality electric door strikes which you might want to consider. These use your conventional door lock but replace the rectangular, metal strike plate on the door frame. You've likely seen similar devices on apartment building doors. There is a gate (called a "keeper") on the strike which swings free, releasing the door when it gets a low voltage electrical current, usually 12 or
One advantage to using a strike is it doesn't require running electrical wires into the door itself -- only the frame. Another is that good quality strikes cost significantly less than good quality automated deadbolts.
I've put together packages for this sort of thing before. You'll need a power supply with a backup battery (so you can still open the door if the power goes out), a strike, a wireless receiver and a small wireless transmitter.
I make my living selling these systems to upscale homes and to business clients. If you need it for a long-term disability contact me and I'll send you what you need at cost as a courtesy.
I'm positive you'll be able to hit "30" by the end of the month. ;-)
To the OP:
Contact a local alarm dealer to help you. Seeing as how you're disabled, I honestly don't think going the DIY route will fit your needs. And if you DO contact this crook (Bass), make sure you vet any prices he gives you on components through the Group. You should also have a look at:
What I gave was sound advice (considering the facts I have to hand). What exactly has Bass done?? EVERY "helpful post" he makes includes a "buy me" button. Not to mention flooding the Group with "PR" posts.
You and I both know this to be untrue. I've never even contacted your BBB, let alone filed a false complaint against you (and neither has Graham). It's simply amazing to me (what with your various companies having been directly scrutinized by the BBB for years and the fact that you're no doubt far more familiar with their investigative methods), that you insist on continuing to regale us with such outrageous lies.
Check out my guide on remote control deadbolts aka "smart locks", and read my customer reviews. Many of the reviews were written by folks that live in assisted living centers or apartments and have limited mobility: