I'm trying to pick out doorknobs and locks for the house and it turns out I have a lot of feelings about how doors should work
Features I want in door hardware:
• always unlocked from the inside • always locked from the outside • single keyhole on the outside • momentary unlock with a key • 12V DC momentarily unlock • operates as normal when electronics are down
I just got to scare the crap out of some kids who were climbing around my construction site by triggering a 12v siren from Home Assistant, and watched the whole thing on the remote camera feed! It was oddly satisfying, and I hope they get the message not to come back.
Is installing a Unifi Door Access system for my front door overkill? Yes.
Do I want to do it anyway? Absolutely.
It seems like with a fail-secure electronic door strike, you could put a regular doorknob with a physical key as a backup in case the power goes out or the whole system goes down, and it'll work like a regular door in that case.