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Old 08-03-2015, 08:10 AM   #11
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This is the side door lock but its the same kind of lock, keyed the same.
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Old 08-03-2015, 12:19 PM   #12
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I use a velcro strip wrapped around the inside handle and that safety brace that it is next to. The outside handle won't move with the inside strap in place. If someone wants in, they will find another way.
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Old 08-03-2015, 12:32 PM   #13
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+1 for the HolyBus solution. In the case of my former bus, there was a long lever with a fixed guard around it; I just wrapped a piece of wire around the two to prevent the lever being moved. On the rare occasion when that door needed to open I could go in the front door and un-bar the back door from the inside.
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Old 08-03-2015, 12:57 PM   #14
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My doors lock and unlock from outside and inside for safety. I've yet to install anything on the front door. I can latch it by slamming the door but unlatching it is a problem!
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Old 08-05-2015, 03:19 PM   #15
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I have the traditional lever that locks the front door from the inside and a padlock on the outside, the side door with the wheelchair lift has a lock and the back door I put a slider bolt on the inside. ..
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Old 08-05-2015, 04:03 PM   #16
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uploadfromtaptalk1438804867489.jpgthis is what keeps the door shut on the inside. By slamming the door from the outside, I can lock it. I might even put a pull on the outside to make locking easier. What I'm trying to devise is a way of opening that with a key from the outside. I'm thinking of some form of solenoid.
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Old 08-05-2015, 04:10 PM   #17
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I haven't personally touched that style of linkage/latch. But here's a solenoid to help get the creative juices started: https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10391
The commentary on the product web page indicates it doesn't necessarily have to run at 36V; 12V still gives some action (see the demo video).
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Old 08-05-2015, 04:15 PM   #18
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One of my ideas is two electro magnets in opposition, attached to the lever via some aluminum for extra lifting power. Probably run it off a pack of D cells.
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Old 08-05-2015, 07:03 PM   #19
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From outside... Padlock and a hasp.
Please don't do this.

Unless you want to get locked in your own bus when you least expect it.

That handy hasp hanging there is just too tempting to some.

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Old 08-05-2015, 07:57 PM   #20
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It could always be padlocked open with a second loop!
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