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Poly-Control Reveals First Multi-regional Wireless Door Lock in New Design [PR]

At CES 2013, Danish Poly-Control is launching the novel, redesigned Poly-Lock, now also compatible with the emerging low-power Bluetooth and WiFi protocols for easier access.


Poly-Lock from Poly-Control with Z-Wave, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

Las Vegas—Introducing the Poly-Lock in an updated design enabling new protocols, Poly-Control has once again proven that design and user friendliness can be successfully combined. While current wireless door locks only operate in certain countries, the Poly-Lock remains the only wirelessly controlled door lock to be mounted on any existing door lock globally.

Poly-Lock was originally launched as a Z-Wave based solution also compatible with Bluetooth, NFC and RFID protocols. Henning Overgaard, CEO in Poly-Control, explains that adding a connection option through low-power Wi-Fi lets the user utilize the existing home network:

“This enables a direct connection between the user’s smartphone and the Poly-Lock, which eliminates the hassle of having to setup and connect through a gateway,” explains the CEO adding that the Poly-Lock aggregates the data on when the door has been open and closed.

“This info is sent through the router and obtainable online through any web browser, giving you an immediate overview of who accessed your home, when, and how long they stayed.”

In a typical scenario, a user receives a pin code on his phone and unlocks the door using the Poly-Control app. The wireless lock’s target market includes hotels, vacation rentals and the homecare sector. During the first quarter of 2013, Poly-Control is delivering 3,500 Poly-Lock’s to the municipal homecare sector in Odense, Denmark’s third largest city.

Poly-Control has spent the last year refining the design of the innovative door lock, striving to unify functionality and timeless design also while enabling the new technology compatibility.

Henning Overgaard stresses that the company is past the stage where its high technology standard is enough. “The door locks should be well integrated in the design of the door. Creating a design that fits all doors is a daunting task, but we believe we succeeded with the new Poly-Lock, which also features more customization options.”

At CES, Poly-Control is exhibiting at booth 20800 with the Z-Wave alliance.

The Poly-Lock

Produced in a simple, timeless Bang & Olufsen inspired Danish design, the Poly-Lock is the smallest Z-wave door lock on the market. The wireless lock can be controlled remotely via a smartphone app, a web interface or Poly-Control’s own keypad, the Poly-Pad. The lock and keypad are Z-Wave based but also integrate with commonly used wireless technologies such as NFC, RFID and low-power Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. The Wi-Fi integration is seamless and only requires the user to press the WPS button on the router to create a secure connection. The Poly-Lock can be mounted on any kind of door, no matter the size and current locking mechanism, You do not have to change anything in the lock case, only the cylinder which is easily changed. Two screws and a ten minute installation is all it takes. Watch how it is done in this video.

Using the lock in e.g. a hotel, the lock connects to the back office, interacts with booking systems, and automatically generates new pin numbers for guests. In an office building, the same procedure can be performed, enabling the Poly-Lock to interact with work calendars. The user interface is easy and intuitive to work with.

The Poly-Lock can easily be combined with other Z-wave benefits. Several automated actions in the home can be performed by the Poly-Lock; e.g. disarming the burglar alarm or turning on the lights when the door is unlocked.

The new Poly-Lock launching at CES also comes with more customization features in terms of the color and material options used in the lock. The locks are thoroughly tested before release. The Poly-Lock is operated by a battery tested to work for approx. 1 year.

The Poly-Lock is shipped all over the world,

About Poly-Control
The Poly-Lock is the newest addition to Poly-Control’s line of products wirelessly monitoring and controlling energy usage and building security. Poly-Control is a family-owned business located in Aarhus, Denmark. The company had its successful U.S. debut at CES in 2012 and is now a returning exhibitor.

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About the Author

Julie Jacobson, Co-Founder, EH Publishing / Editor-at-large, CE Pro
Julie Jacobson, recipient of the 2014 CEA TechHome Leadership Award, is co-founder of EH Publishing, producer of CE Pro, Electronic House, Commercial Integrator, Security Sales and other leading technology publications. She currently spends most of her time writing for CE Pro in the areas of home automation, security, networked A/V and the business of home systems integration. Julie majored in Economics at the University of Michigan, spent a year abroad at Cambridge University, earned an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin, and has never taken a journalism class in her life. She's a washed-up Ultimate Frisbee player currently residing in Carlsbad, Calif. Follow her on Twitter @juliejacobson. [More by Julie Jacobson]


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