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Remote control for front door

Similar to garage opener, opens front door automatically
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As you approach your front door with your arms loaded with groceries you hit the button and your door opens. How hard can this be? We do it with the garage at every house. I want one of these.
maniac4, Jul 23 2003

Knock knock http://www.halfbake.../idea/Knock_20knock
Remote control door bell [phoenix, Oct 04 2004]

Remote door lock status indicator http://www.halfbake...0status_20indicator
Tells you if you locked the door. [phoenix, Oct 04 2004]

Baked http://shop.store.y...s/98remendoorl.html
[krelnik, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Opens *and* closes the door: http://www.gentlemandoor.com/da.htm
"Includes: Door operator, door strike release, remote control,X-10 recieiver, and all necessary fittings and tubing. Air Supply tank or compressor not included." [half, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

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       I'm reasonably certain we did this one before, but it seems to be gone now or in a different category.
phoenix, Jul 23 2003
  

       It is also baked, at least the lock part. My sister has one on the front door of her house. See link.
krelnik, Jul 23 2003
  

       [krelnik] Your link doesn't open the door.
[Mr Burns] Those devices don't unlock the door and are indiscriminate as to whom they open for.
phoenix, Jul 23 2003
  

       //As you approach your front door with your arms loaded with groceries you hit the button// Anyone else here think they would need to put down some of the shopping before they could get the remote control thing out?
RobertKidney, Jul 23 2003
  

       [phoenix] But if you install the linked automatic deadbolt, and disable the knob latch on the door, you can merely push the door open with your foot.
krelnik, Jul 23 2003
  

       8^) But you'd better remember to set the deadbolt once you're inside.
phoenix, Jul 23 2003
  

       Indeed. But at least you wont forget to take your keys out of the lock....oh wait, thats a different idea.
krelnik, Jul 23 2003
  

       Why hasn't anyone mentioned bluetooth? Certainly there's a no-need-to-reach-into-your-pocket solution there.
Worldgineer, Jul 23 2003
  

       eyesight preserver too, then.
po, Jul 23 2003
  

       Looks baked (link)   

       "...If anything it sounds like the automatic doors in Star Trek"
half, Jul 23 2003
  

       better than watching paint dry, half.
po, Jul 23 2003
  

       Growing up in San Francisco, our house had a lever to remotely open and close the door. Try as I might, I cannot find a link to this Victorian era technology.
ato_de, Jul 23 2003
  

       knife switches, we love knife switches. hah!
po, Jul 23 2003
  
      
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