Has anyone found a way to tell if a door/deadbolt is locked? It would be nice to get a notification if a door is unlocked when a condition is met…
Are you willing to replace the deadbolt? (Or some solutions slip over the knob) Without some kind of smartlock this is going to be very difficult.
Some community members have done this with a contact sensor and a microswitch. You can either use a sensor based on the position of the deadbolt on the door or embed one into the door jam so you can tell when the bolt is extended.
You can see discussion of these ideas in the following thread. The thread is old, but the same concepts would apply.
Thanks so much!!!
I would be willing to replace it. I only want something that can detect the state of the deadbolt/lock. I don’t want something that can lock or unlock the deadbolt/lock.
btw, you can buy those ecolink door/window contact sensors that what external contacts on the inside of the sensor for 1/3-1/2 of the full retail cost.
where? Link please
here is one example. note that these are regular zwave, but still have the internal contacts.
thanks so much!!
i can find some good deals on used sensors on ebay.
ive even had sellers throw in extras when buying a lot (mix) of sensors.