I'm building a new house and plan to have electric strikes on two doors. I'm having trouble getting my head around how the door hardware should work.
For egress I don't want to have to unlock the door to get out, nor do I want to have to engage the strike, so this presumably means a knob (or lever) that will turn on the inside even when locked.
I'm not really sure what to do about a dead bolt either. I don't want to have the situation where the dead bolt is locked and now I can't get in the house (using an RFID card or punching a code in an external keypad). I'm considering forgoing the dead bolt entirely on the theory that with an alarm system a dead bolt doesn't really add a great deal of security.
Just to put this in perspective, the family's normal way of entering the house will be by driving a vehicle into the attached garage. The man doors won't see a huge amount of use. Guests will be let in this way when we are home. Extended family and our cleaning lady will have RFID cards and will come in this way. I would be willing to accept (and might prefer) a solution that doesn't have a way to mechanically leave the doors unlocked.
I'd really appreciate any insight from the folks here. Thanks.