Our entry door is...

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Alibi Ike's picture
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Always locked
52% (12 votes)
Always open
4% (1 vote)
Locked at night only
13% (3 votes)
Locked post check-out and pre check-in, otherwise unlocked
13% (3 votes)
Other (please comment)
17% (4 votes)
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 We unlock during check in times and in the morning since one room walks in from outside. Otherwise locked during the day and evening. Guests are given the code to open.

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we try and keep ours locked and have a HUGE sign saying this door must be locked at all times and yet 2 times this week have felt a draft and what a shocker front and back doors are 1-on the latch and one not locked. grrr

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Does anyone know of a good keypad doorknob that is always locked that could withstand the weather?  i'm talking about a lot of rain and moisture beating against it.  I found one made by schlage that is commercial grade that will withstand it all but it is $400.

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The question has more to do with guest entry into the property rather than worry about undesirables entering. So, not concerned if you HAVE to lock the door to keep out the riff raff rather if you keep it locked so you get some peace and quiet from the incoming guests.

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 I live in a city with million of inhabitants... my door is locked. A few times a year I leave the door open to get some fresh air through the house only to have some weirdo try to walk in.

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I am so small that is a non-issue here.

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Non-issue for me too since we have a separate OQ.

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 Wait, B&B entry? Not innkeepers quarters, right>

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Joey Bloggs wrote:

 Wait, B&B entry? Not innkeepers quarters, right>

Sorry, yes, the B&B door. My owner's door is barred and bolted. (Not really, it is usually open with the screen door latched so wandering guests don't come in that way.)

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It is usually locked but on a nice day like today, the door is standing wide open. BUT we are in small town Podunk. When guests are inn-house, we leave it unlocked while we are home but locked if we leave. Guests have a key to the kitchen door for if we are out if they are multi-day guests. It is rare that we would be out. IF guests are inn-house, we do not lock the door until everyone is inn for the night (not much to do around here after 10 PM - late show at the Cinemax).

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We are in a rural location, so we don't have to be as diligent with the door. When we leave the property, the door is always locked and it's always locked at night. During the day, it's a crapshoot whether it's locked or not. We do have a note which most of our guests do read and pay attention to at the front door asking them to make sure they take their keys with them when they are out.

We also have a driveway alarm that rings in the owner's quarters and the inn's kitchen, so we know when people are driving in and out. We rarely get people just driving in that don't have a reservation and are in a very safe area. If I had an urban property, I would make sure the front door was locked all the time.

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I love our driveway alert.

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