| submitted by /u/jmaXX1087
So I live in the home and may rent out a room inside it. Right now the doors are using Schlage B60 and B62s depending on the door and the bedrooms share an SC1 keyway for added privacy. I rekeyed them myself to a pretty aggressive pattern to make picking or bumping more frustrating.
I’d like to avoid handing over a copy of my key to potential short-term occupants that could just go duplicate it and have them use a code for entry during their stay.
I looked at the Schlage Encode but didn’t find any informed opinions on it regarding the security of the electronic components and overall reliability. If someone could chime in on that, I’d appreciate it.
Further, if anyone has advice or suggestions on a better path to take, I’m eager to listen.
This key looked like hand filed and the room door lock must have had matching bitting, because it accepted the key.
The door did not open without the key fully inserted (did not open with just the tip inserted, or with a screwdriver).
I wouldn’t probably even notice if it wasn’t for the fact that the key could be retracted from the keyhole in any orientation, not only vertically. This is when I noticed the odd bitting.
I’m trying to find a good doorknob with a lock and key I can buy locally for my bedroom that can’t be jimmied open with a butter knife. I’m not sure of what doorknob would be good for this and I can’t continuously buy knobs and test if it does the job or not. 🤦♀️ I don’t feel like my personal belongings are safe because of my mother going through her addiction. Would anyone please be able to offer me some suggestions?