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This Instructable shows you how to create an electro-mechanical deadbolt that’s controlled by an X10 module and remote.

Build a Remote Control Deadbolt – Link

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.



  1. _fluffy says:

    Considering how noisy and prone to false-triggering X10 is, I would certainly not trust the safety of my home or possessions to it…

  2. Blitz-ner says:

    He used it on his garage. It couldn’t be any worse than an old rf garage door opener.