I was reading the RFID Toys book by Amal and was interested in adding RFID to my front door. It seems the info is a bit dated for the front door project. I am unable to locate the Powerbolt 1000 to buy but I found that the Powerbolt 2 is available. Is it possible to combine the xEM Access Controller and Kwikset Powerbolt 2 to build out this project?
I don’t know anything about circuit boards but plan to use this project to learn how it all works.
Ebay is selling the Powerbolt 2 PCB and has a pretty good image of what the internal circuitry looks like.
I live in an apartment and can’t remove the key hole as the landlord will still need access. My main idea was to not install the keypad side and only use the backside of the Kwikset Powerbolt for the servo. Do you know of another product that would have the lock/unlock solder points?
I did some searching and found a remote deadbolt. With the help of this community I should be able to wire up the remote to the xEM Access Controller to lock/unlock the deadbolt. Does this sound feasible? Am I heading in the right direction?