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I have one on each side of my door for quick in/out of my house, and if they can activate pressure plates then I'm most likely doomed.

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Try a stone button next to your door instead! –  Raven Dreamer Nov 30 '10 at 20:17
    
Yeah, a stone button next to the door works great because you don't even need to wire it using redstone, assuming you place it adjacent to the door. –  Kevin Y Dec 1 '10 at 2:08
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pressure plates also don't need redstone to open a door... –  Sir Ksilem May 13 '11 at 12:05
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It's worth mentioning the Mincraft mod Better Tthan Wolves, which adds an obsidian pressure plate that is only triggered by players, not monsters. –  Jonathan Drain Oct 13 '11 at 23:49
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@JonathanDrain Obsidian Pressure Plates has since been recreated as a standalone mod. –  SevenSidedDie Feb 24 '13 at 21:27
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Yes, they can, which makes them fun to set up traps. Source

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Yes they can indeed, however with some clever usage of redstone wires you can make a switch function as a lock on the door, so you can have it react to the plates when you're working around the house and lock it up at night or when going roaming.

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Yes they can!

I suggest that you use a button for the outside and a pressure plate on the inside, or if you use a wooden door, just use a pressure plate on the inside as you can just click on it to open, and as you go in, the pressure plate closes it. For going outside, it closes itself.

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Yeah they can. I use a button now because mobs can't use them.

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You should probably get those changed out for safety reasons. According to this mobs can currently activate pressure plates.

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Yes they can!

I was having the same question and turns out they can. Maybe use a lever or a button instead, but I personally find the pressure plate the easiest to use. There is a mod called Minecraft Detector Pressure Plate Mod, which allows you to choose what can activate it. This mod won't work without ModLoader.

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Yes, of course they can. The only difference between stone and wood pressure plates is that the wooden ones can be opened by dropping a item on them while the other one can not.

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