I have an idea for a hidden study/armory/workshop/man cave…(whatever you want to call it)
I am building a bookshelf door out of a solid core door which will look like a built in bookshelf when finished. It will be inward opening.
I would like to have a way to unlock the door using ST automations and products. My idea currently involves using consumer available products so I don’t need to learn coding or use a shield and learn to use that thing either.
Im thinking that I can use a combination of presence sensors (only open when I am home), door/contact sensors (pull a specific book out, move an item, align a toy truck on the shelf, etc) and z-wave locks (quickest 910 or that one that connects to the back of the deadbolt). I would have rare earth magnets or something similar to keep the door closed if the lock wasn’t activated. Also maybe a contact sensor to alert if the door is opened and bring the lights up in the room.
How do-able is this set up (although possible costly). Do you folks who have been doing this a while have any other suggestions?