Home Automation Door Lock Alternative

Home Automation Door Lock Alternative

How To Have a Home Automation Door Lock without using an all in one solution?

The Home Automation door lock is very popular as it enables many features that can help make your life easier such as:

Z-wave Keypad door lock, Allows you to unlock the door in three ways, by your Zwave Hub, by a six digit pin using the keypad or as a back up it also allows you to use a Key. If you have connected to your Z-wave network it allows you to use functions such as GeoFence. This means that your system can detect when you are close to your home and automatically unlock your front door.

Neo Figure Print Door Lock, This device is a stand-alone unit which allows you to program to allow access to your property using RFID tags, Keypad, Figure Print and the key for back up. 

There are many times where to use these locks is just not suitable. This is where you would have to consult your Electrician something similar to below:

First of all, you need to find the Latch or Strike that is suitable for your door. This would then need to be installed and the wiring concealed to a wiring centre. In the wiring centre, you would have a Goap Single Dry Switch (or similar) and a 24v 1 amp or higher power supply. Then by routing the power supply through the Z-wave Module you could then open and unlock the door by using your Z-wave network. The door would still work as it did before by using the keys.

Goap Dry contact for Home Automation products

Power on means door is locked with the electric strike but as the comment below states that was incorrect.

Fail-secure: Locked when not energised (EC-138NO)

You can also add a Push button between +24v and the electric strike to allow quick exit and a backup in case the module was to fail.

Different arrangement

You can also supply the Goap switch with 230v  and use a 12v 1a or higher power supply to power the Electric strike through the Q terminals. You can still use a push button using the +12v direct to the electric strike.

With the Goap switch and most other brands you also have the terminals I1 and I2 you may use triggers/Inputs to control the state of the strike. 

 

Please share your experience below.


2 comments

  • Matthew Donoghue

    This strike arrangement is fine except if the the power goes out the door unlocks. You want the power to unlock the door if the door is external. We call this “fail secure”

  • Matthew Donoghue

    This strike arrangement is fine except if the the power goes out the door unlocks. You want the power to unlock the door if the door is external. We call this “fail secure”

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