Lock me up

Lock me up

PostBy: Freddy On: Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:59 am

We're having a new issue around my town & I have an idea that might make day to day life easier. Maybe someone can help?

Facts of history:

We never use to lock doors, we left keys in cars.

Time goes on... we can no longer leave keys in cars.

Just 10 or 15 years ago we never had to lock cars or home.

Time goes on.... we start to lock homes at night.

We never locked garages or cars.

Time goes on.... we start to lock garages. Quickly we find we have to lock cars as they each have a garage door opener in them.

Now... every morning we wake up & it's a daily chore to unlock the house, the garage, the shop, whatever vehicle we're going to use. It's a pain in the butt!

My idea is.... with one click you can unlock the drivers door of a car. One more click & all the doors unlock. My question, oh gadget masters, is: How do I steal the lock system from a junk car & make it so we can unlock the house, the garage, the shop, with one or two clicks?
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Re: Lock me up

PostBy: Wanna Bee On: Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:15 am

They make keyless entry handle sets for houses now. A little spendy but still available.

We don't lock anything, the roaming hounds ( pit bull and rottie) keep things in check.
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Re: Lock me up

PostBy: waldo lemieux On: Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:17 am

One click of the trigger, dead thief hanging in tree out front, no need for any locks..... priceless
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Re: Lock me up

PostBy: Sting On: Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:18 am

I am doing a slow conversion to combination locks on the buildings = the cars are indoors [when not in use]
but the more doors I convert - the faster I want to change the rest! :cry:

everything is locked behind me as I go in and out unless I block the door OPEN because I am right there
I also carry now even in the so called "safety" on my own place

Paranoia has set in ?
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Re: Lock me up

PostBy: JRDepew On: Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:32 am

Sting wrote:I am doing a slow conversion to combination locks on the buildings = the cars are indoors [when not in use]
but the more doors I convert - the faster I want to change the rest! :cry:

everything is locked behind me as I go in and out unless I block the door OPEN because I am right there
I also carry now even in the so called "safety" on my own place

Paranoia has set in ?


Sting,

I think most of us here would install doors that lock behind us if we were keeping that "set" in your avatar somewhere in the house. :D

Joe
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Re: Lock me up

PostBy: GoodProphets On: Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:34 am

I am so into locking house doors, during the day and night.
Double check them constantly.

I have had my vehicles broken into, so I usually leave them unlocked.
Had to replace windows, so it is easier to leave them unlocked and empty.

Garage doesnt lock, but will in due time.

There is remote house locks.
Even the thumbprint ones.
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Re: Lock me up

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:36 am

Man,it's reached "Stalag Freddy" staus in Maine......This does my Heart absolutely no good !
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Re: Lock me up

PostBy: Freddy On: Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:41 am

We have a combo lock on the front door. Four digits & you're in.... four too many! A key if faster than a combo lock if you have the key in hand, but it takes 3 keys to open the 4 doors. If I put one combo lock on each door we'd have 16 clicks every morning. 15 too many.

I want one remote, one "click" & all four doors unlock....hence my car door idea.

We have dogs.... we have guns.... neither do much for a gentle thief that goes in the garage at 2AM & takes what they can carry. Even dogs sleep sometimes!

Lately there have been some polite thieves on the other side of town. They only go into unlocked cars & they don't do damage. So now all cars gotta be locked. That's not so bad, you've got the car keys in hand. It's the doors that are getting to be a pain to unlock.

Sting... Love the avatar!
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Re: Lock me up

PostBy: samhill On: Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:51 am

I'm still lucky where I am but areas not all that far from me are experiencing what Freddy is now going through. Having moved here from the Pittsburgh area it was hard to break the habit of locking everything. I still lock the house at night but even that is sometimes forgotten the garage only gets locked if going away for an extended period or this time of year with hunters around, & yes I'm happy to be where I am & hope it stays this way. :)
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Re: Lock me up

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:52 am

Soooo, I guess it DOES have it's advantages to be referred to by the young hoodlum/punks from in town as " that crazy old Nam Vet up on the hill" :P
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Re: Lock me up

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:43 am

I still lock everything up like Fort Knox. Why make it easy for 'em?

When I moved in, the house didn't even have deadbolts. Don't really need them around here .. but I wanted them anyway. Only takes one night to change all that ... :idea:
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Re: Lock me up

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:55 pm

SMITTY, what the hell good is a bolt, if it's dead??????????????? ;)--But seriously--that all SUX big time :(
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Re: Lock me up

PostBy: mmcoal On: Tue Dec 03, 2013 1:32 pm

This is why sasquatch protects my property....
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Re: Lock me up

PostBy: rberq On: Tue Dec 03, 2013 2:46 pm

Wanna Bee wrote:They make keyless entry handle sets for houses now. A little spendy but still available.

I haven't seen it, but a friend told me he has a combination lockset on his entry door, that also opens/locks with a remote just like the car. So as you walk up to the front door you click the remote and you are in. Or if you don't have the remote, you use the combination. And you can always use the key.

Now, you could put one on each door, and if all responded to the same remote -- great. (Except, often you might not want to unlock ALL the doors -- for example, I would almost never unlock the walk-out door to my cellar/dungeon. So I guess the solution would be not to program the cellar to respond to the remote.)

One of the best protections is my neighbor across the street, who has a home business that sits up high overlooking my place so he sees everything. By the same token, my dog guards his business because she can see it from the living room window and she "owns" everything she can see, so she tells us whenever he has a visitor. :)
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Re: Lock me up

PostBy: KLook On: Tue Dec 03, 2013 5:44 pm

Those kind of lock systems are available through the higher end security systems. They are wirelessly connected to your computer, laptop, smartphone. You can come home and unlock a door with your phone and turn on the lights you want. Of check them from anywhere. Pricey though. I settled on the Simplisafe system and am not monitoring my house with cameras for now. I moved from an area that was super safe, became less so because of Oxyicontin, and adapted really quickly to locking everything in sight and turning the system on.

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