You can enable "Guided Access" on the iPad. This will eliminate the need to swipe to unlock, but you still need to push the home button to wake it up. Also, you will be locked into the control app (or whatever app. is enabled for Guided Access), and won't be able to access other apps on the iPad without first disabling the GA mode.[Link: support.apple.com]
On June 9, 2015 at 19:35, ibscas said...
Today, the only controllers in our house are phones / tablets, namely iPad Minis, iPhones, and iPod Touches.
So does the system you have eliminate the slide to unlock? That was kind of my original question, I'm in favor of doing that and want to but don't want to have to slide to unlock every time I want to turn the volume up or something?