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Deadbolt with knob on bolt sides? Baby proofing

Deadbolt with knob on bolt sides? Baby proofing


Old 10-06-19, 09:03 PM
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Deadbolt with knob on bolt sides? Baby proofing

Hello everyone, new to forum. I have a 19 mo daughter whose figured out how to open the deadbolt and doorknob in our rear exterior door. I’ve been searching childproofing methods, but none of them seem to be “openable” from the outside. We need this because there are plenty of instances where someone is inside with my daughter (my wife) and someone else ( me or my in-laws) needs to open the door without the help of the inside person, say if they’re playing or in the bath.

My idea is installing a second deadbolt up higher just for baby proofing purposing, but I want it to have the knob to open on both sides. I don’t think this product exists yet because for security reasons well...it’s horrible. But for baby proofing it would work perfectly. Any suggestions on how to achieve this. I‘m considering buying 2 deadbolt kits but I doubt 2 handles will mate up. Usually the screws are on interior and female thread is on exterior.

One option is just leave the key in the deadbolt outside and turn when needed, but I feel like there must be a better solution. Also, in-law fool proofing, I don’t want them to lock it up and walk away with the key accidentally. I even considered a second door knob up top, but then leaving and entering requires 2 free hands, almost never available with a child and accessories in arms.

Also open to any creative ideas for baby proofing doors that can be opened by outside. Thanks so much! This just became a problem and I’d like
to solve it because there are stairs right outside this door. Thanks!!!

Last edited by nj6964; 10-06-19 at 09:18 PM.
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Old 10-07-19, 08:05 AM
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Have you tried doorknob covers? Here are some ideas https://www.lucieslist.com/year-1/ba...-covers-locks/
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