I have followed with great interest the several discussions about wireless keypad locks. Based on research and the advice here I settled on the eRentalLock system, which I was excited about due to the ability to set wirelessly and the Schlage name, until I realized it was not going to fit on my door because it is too narrow (an inch or less, though I haven't yet been able to measure it). We live in a historic neighborhood, so replacing the door is not an option. Does any one have a recommendation for wireless keypad locks for thinner doors? Thanks in advance.
this looks nice idea.. you know what I am in fact also working on similar stuff but this time I will try try smartphone app that can lock/unlock front doors. Since I know script and source coding, I am plannin gto makecertain application that will work on smartphone. I am also eyeing doors from http://caldwells.com/interior-doors/shaker-doors which I think this is best one to use for my ingenius ideas. Hopefully it will work.
If your door is only 1" thick, that is the same thickness of all modern bolts (the moving thingy that goes into the strike plate to lock the door).
If your door is a simple flat slab, simply glue a sheet of 3/8" or 1/2" plywood onto the inside of the door to make it thicker.
If your door is more decorative, you would have to build up the area around the lock. For example get a piece of hardwood 4" x 8" x 3/4" or so and bevel the edges nice (so people wouldnt cut their hands on it). Then use that piece between the lock knobs to thicken up the door in the lock area.
I went to install a schlage keypad lock on a friend's door that was metal with a large glass insert and wrought iron decorative cages over the glass. It was also too thin, about 3/8" I think. I called a local locksmith out and asked him his opinion and he fabricated a metal spader the exact same shape as the Schlage lock. It was cheap too, like less than $50. He painted it the same color as the door and it is now invisible. Perhaps you can also call a local locksmith and make this suggestion to see if they could provide you with that kind of custom service.