HOW TO – Make a remote controlled deadbolt


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

4 thoughts on “HOW TO – Make a remote controlled deadbolt

  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.

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