Re: Electronic locks or automatic doors?
From: Karen Carlson (
Date: Fri, 25 Oct 2013 17:58:25 -0700 (PDT)
Our two new, multi-unit buildings have keypad entry for the front door.  One 
building has the common house area. (The other buildings are single houses, a 
duplex, a triplex)   One backdoor of each building has an auto door opener. The 
door swings open for these front & back doors. When we moved in, no back doors 
swung open and required a key.  Some felt it inconvenient to always have a key 
and we have some residents who move about by wheelchair who wanted easy access 
so we added that feature.  (The two buildings are connected by an underground 
tunnel, connecting two garages, with elevators to the new buildings so there 
was access for wheelchairs but it wasn't always convenient.) Because lights 
over these entries brought electricity to the door area, it was relatively 
easier & cheaper to add keypads than if a line had to brought from a further 

Karen Carlson
Arboretum Cohousing Community
Madison, Wi 

On Oct 25, 2013, at 6:46 PM, Terry (Sarito) Whatley wrote:

> Do you have electronic locks (keyless entry) on your common house doors?
> Do you have automatic doors for handicap access?
> We have a proposal on the agenda to add auto open doors to our common house
> and would like to know of other's experience.
> Thanks,
> Sarito
> Nevada City Cohousing
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