I’ve done some forum research for other deadbolts and I think using the Ecolink Door/Window sensor would be optimal since you can wire up external inputs.
Here are some pix of the lock:
As you can see there is just barely enough room below the last cylinder to maybe put something like a pressure sensor. I was originally thinking about putting a micro lever switch but i think that would be too big. Once it’s locked and the cylinder is pushed down into that cavity it can touch something to complete the circuit and send a signal to the attached Ecolink – in theory.
@Kal20, here’s what I did for a deadbolt. If you have room inside the lock, like had, a microswitch could be placed and configured to have it trip. I literally used a toothpick glued to the barrel and when it rotated around it closed the switch:
I sure did, pretty easy read and only the first 1/3 of the picture provided a clear view of the lock; hence my reply. Based upon the pictures, and documentation/pictures on the web, you may be able to place a very small micro switch inside the lock and have it tripped closed from the downward action of the silver metal part: (keeping it away from the grease of course)
Thanks. see what you’re saying. The reason why I didn’t include the photos of the locking mechanism is that I was primarily concentrating on using a force pressure sensor in the cavity and relying on the cylinder to push down on it. I originally thought about using a micro switch as you suggest but don’t think there is enough room in there unfortunately ;\
You’d probably know better than I in terms of how small of a switch I’d need – could you enlighten me where to get one? MIght be worth trying.