Was there a brand that worked best? Battery life? Are there warnings if the battery goes flat? 'Droid or iPhone compatible?
Our safe has a keypad, I get an early warning if the batteries are getting low…
Maybe it could be tied to a doorbell camera?
Will my DW approve? Tough to guess without one in place… We have gone to a cleaning lady we trust that could be a user, set a day/time window…
In no particular order: I actually have different brands, an expensive Slage on the front door, and the one I showed upthread on 4 others. Plus two garage doors with keypads. They are all programmed to the same code, except being from different vendors they all end differently. With the Slage, it’s just 4 digits and turn. With the other doors it’s 4 digits and asterisk. With the garage doors it’s 4 digits and zero. Ah well, close enough.
I also picked a 4 digit code so it’s easy to communicate, since I didn’t get the super duper blue tooth automatic airlock toaster oven and solar panel models. They use wither a 9v battery (Slage) or 4 AAA cells (the others), and all give a warning: they blink red instead of green when you punch down on the keys. [2151 is the first year of Star Trek, for instance. 1941 is the date which lives in infamy. 2580 is easy to key because all the numbers are in the same vertical row. Etc.]
I made sure none of them had to drive the lock actuator, because: why? Once it’s “unlocked” I can turn the mech myself, and as I said the batteries last a very long time. I also saw no need for “Bluetooth”, because if somebody needs to get in remotely I can tell them the code as easily as open the lock by remote control.
These are all simple, unlike my security panel which had “maid codes” and “temporary codes for every Tuesday” and “three day” codes and the like. I don’t need them.
None of them tie to anything. I don’t even have a doorbell camera, because I can’t see taking out my phone and booting the app and figuring out who is there while they stand in the rain. I have a Wyze camera on the front at all times, if there’s a security problem I’ll find out soon enough, I guess.
Anyway, yeah, digital doorknob. Me like.