Jeff... you addressed to John, but I think this was directed towards me?
I'm in California living in a Frank Lloyd Wright inspired home which has no less than 14 exterior doors (all rooms have at least one), plus a number of gates in and out of courtyards, etc. Only around 2000sq ft the house is not at all large, but checking and locking the doors when leaving or going to bed was a significant task, especially after being spoiled by lighting automation that allowed me to turn all the lights off with a single button press or voice command!
I decided to focus on the doors that were commonly used to get started. With so many doors, this doesn't give me complete control, but does fill 90% of my needs. I figure that motion sensors will take care of security should one of the less used doors be left open/unlocked.
Onto your question... HomeSeer, Ocelot, Schlage electrified locks, electronic door strikes, electronic dead bolts.
The open closed status is monitored by simple magnetic contacts in each door connected back to an ADI SECU16 (Ocelot I/0 module). This updates Homeseer device variables that are then displayed in MainLobby using the MLHSPlugin.
The locking mechanisms are also controlled by ADI SECU16's which provide relay control connected to Altronix power supply and power distribution panels that provide the proper AC or DC voltage for the locking device.
Installing the door locking hardware can be quite cumbersome... for the Schalge electified locks which are used in most of the doors, you need to get power thru the door which can be done with "electric hinges", or in my case, with contacts in the door jamb that pass power when the door is closed. The gates are steel and house regular keyed schlage locksets. I use electric door strikes for these. The front door is ornate with an expensive knob & lockset, so here I chose to use a electric deadbolt.
In all cases except for the front door with the deadbolt, the doors can still be unlocked with a key regardless of the automation system. This gives me some piece of mind if the PC stuff acts up. We seldom use the front door except to greet guests, so the deadbolt works okay here.
I eventually plan to install magnetic switches in all the remaining doors, so I can at least know if they are open/closed. Right now HS locks the doors that are connected and announces any doors that are open when leaving or going to bed (locking the garage door doesn't do any good if it's open!).
Sorry if this isn't clear... I intended a short an precise answer, but look what happened. The electric door strikes & deadbolts are fairly common things. Here is a link at Smarthome with some examples:
The electrified Schlage locks are unusual for residential applications. They are used mostly in business where security and access control are important and priced accordingly... I'm using the 7200 series:
http://www.sdcsecurity.com/newsite/html ... ricls.html
Altronix power supplies:
I don't' think I have any photos of this stuff installed, but may take some in the future to post on the HS message board as there have been some inquiries there as well.