My 2c - for now at least, I think we need a new keyed lock that can't be accidentally left in the unlocked position, as others have pointed out. I say that only because:

-  the current electronic lock system, while awesome and definitely vastly improved, does not yet have a good track record of reliability in the case of a power outage

- Im not sure what the backup option is should the electronic lock fail with no other way to open the door. Ie, in the case of a typical non-electronic keyed lock, a locksmith / hacker can be called upon to pick it open. I guess my question would be, what is the equivalent backup means of entry for the electronic lock, short of breaking down the door etc?

Also Jake, in the event that the battery for the electronic lock fails, it should probably fail the lock into an open, not locked, position, which might help things. Is this something you can set up on that lock?


On Tuesday, April 5, 2016, Matt Senate <> wrote:
"storage room" mechanism. Can be bought at Reed Brothers Security. I checked in with them a week ago.

On Tue, Apr 5, 2016 at 2:53 PM, Patrik D'haeseleer <> wrote:
On Tue, Apr 5, 2016 at 2:49 PM, Marc Juul <> wrote:

On Tue, Apr 5, 2016 at 1:57 PM, robb <> wrote:
so all we need is a decent 12v deep cycle battery & a "self locking" cylinder.

What's a self-locking cylinder?

I think Robb meant a lock that doesn't automatically lock into the "open" position when you use the key. Or even better, one that is impossible to lock open.


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