So I’m trying to retrofit a paddle latch in place of a Adams rite deadbolt with an indicator.
What do you guys usually do to cover the lock indicator hole or use to fill the cutout? Alternatively is there a bigger paddle I could use?
Have a look at the way this Nuki junk is fitted. They literally fit over an existing key that you leave on the outside of the home. If a key is left in the back of a normal euro cylinder it won’t work as you know. Difference with a ‘smart’ lock is that you perhaps won’t notice that it hasn’t locked.
The ’emergency function’ is on some cylinders that can be opened with a key on the inside to prevent accidental lockout if it operates a latch or to allow someone to open the door without waking up the muppet that left the key in the back before going to bed.
It’s a stupid suggestion for a stupid product made by clueless fuckwits that haven’t got the first idea about locks.