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#262183 9-Jan-2020 10:53
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I don’t seem to have the separate barrel and handle lock that most smart locks show in their descriptions. This one is either never shown, or when it is it’s clearly marked as incompatible.

I’m hoping for something that connects to WiFi via Zigbee/Z-wave (Smart Things Hub) as I’m equipping the house with other smart things running on those protocols.

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  #2388959 9-Jan-2020 11:44
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Hmm this is one mechanism for the lock and handle and in what looks like roughly a 50-60mm backset.
Limits your options on whats available in NZ


To hopefully fill the existing holes and gap - you will have to look at an integrated system. 


Something like a Yale 3109+


Or a Schlage S Series


Problem is that these dont typically come with much remote smarts. The Yale has a Bluetooth add-on but thats about it.

Many smart locks are in the form of deadbolts. The Schlage Encode is one of the first wifi enabled smart locks as a deadbolt. They are awesome and I would recommend it.


Given your door looks like wood, depends how much "fixing" etc you want to do. You could completely remove the existing lock and handle, fill the door and install a new handle with a smart lock deadbolt above or you can leave it as is and just install a Schlage Encode above? and not use the existing lock but keep the door handle.

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  #2389064 9-Jan-2020 14:22
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If you want to retain the existing door handles and do not want a battery powered solution then you can install a electric mortise lock and integrate with proximity card access control or you could keep the existing setup as it is on the door and install a electric strike instead on the door jamb and integrate that with proximity card access control. 

Do whatever you want to do man.


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