|Re: Electronic locks or automatic doors?||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: R Philip Dowds (rpdowdscomcast.net)|
|Date: Sat, 26 Oct 2013 03:36:56 -0700 (PDT)|
Electromechanical, programmable entry lock sets are getting cheaper and more common for all sorts of uses. You can have either the keypad variety or the badge reader variety tied to an electric strike (the part in the door jamb); the kind tied to the latch set in the door is harder and more expensive to install. One big advantage of programmable is that you can change the guest passcode on a weekly or monthly basis — or deactivate a particular badge or fob — which means that you don't have spare keys out and about in the possession of who knows whom. Cornerstone does not have a system like this, but would probably like it if it did. Auto-operators on swing doors are more problematic. To be safe, they must operate slowly, which is a nuisance for the able-bodied; they are doubly a nuisance in a pair sequence, like the inner and outer door of a vestibule space. If you try to operate them manually, they often require considerable force. Unless you are trying to serve the mobility-impaired who are incapable of operating an ADA-compliant swing door, you might want to de-prioritize the auto-operator thing. Personally, what I find more useful at a locked entry is an adjacent table-height surface on which to set burdens while I operate the lock. R Philip Dowds AIA Cornerstone Village Cohousing Cambridge, MA On Oct 25, 2013, at 7:46 PM, "Terry (Sarito) Whatley" <terry.whatley [at] gmail.com> 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 > _________________________________________________________________ > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/ > >
- Electronic locks or automatic doors? Terry (Sarito) Whatley, October 25 2013
- Re: Electronic locks or automatic doors? Richard L. Kohlhaas, October 26 2013
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