Great door reinforcer. I have tile/cement floor so had to rent a carbide hammer drill to make big enough holes-3/4". My Dewalt Hammer drill only goes to 5/8". Be sure to drill the tile layer with a carbide tile/glass bit first to prevent tile breakage/cracking. I installed right against the door, manufacturer recommends allowing 2" back to let the door be opened to peep. I did not need this where I installed it. Great solution to reinforce French Doors-the weakest in my house. I have the SrikeMaster II install on the other doors/jambs. Wish it came in a black finish.
This product works fairly well. Scan both index fingers in order to get more effective read rate on the scanner. The instructions are pretty bad I would say.... so if you not handy, you will have a tough time modifying this item if needed. I installed this item on a fire door and had to cut a portion of the internal prongs on the door handle where it attached to the handle on the other side of the door. The handle prongs are also welded (soldered) on and are a little flimsy (build quality could be better on the inner components of the handle). Note also that in order to get the main fingerprint lock apart, their is a screw behind the lock cap. Do yourself a favor and make sure that the hole in the door is reasonably close to the template (provided with instructions) before you open the plastic wrap. Its ok if its further away by a 1/2 inch or so because the actual latch mechanism can be extended by twisting counterclockwise. I think this is why they put the instructions outside the plastic and a big warning that if you break the plastic seal, you own it! The dead-bolt latch looks less like a door knob (see Ovestock picture) and more like a notched billet of aluminum. Feels pretty nice as does it look. It looks very modern, contemporary with all hidden screws etc. Overall product works fairly well and reasonable good pricing from overstock. These notes may seem unclear now, but I assure you, they will come clear when you install this. Also, READ THE INSTRUCTIONS!! Even if you are one of these people who just complete stuff without them, it will serve you well to take an inventory of parts (to see that they provide a tool and a part for everything including a file, screwdriver, etc) and read over the installation instructions. Also, read and understand programming instructions before freezing you tail of figuring it out at the door with the door opening and closing to test. ***IMPORTANT*** make sure to change the master code because this is exactly the same for all units; but be CAUTIOUS when you do this because if you forget it, you have to take the lock back off to reset it on the inside... not fun if you have just killed yourself putting it on in the first place.
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