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14 Smart Door Locks at CES 2015, 4 Big No-Shows, 0 Wi-Fi

CE Pro has scoured the CES 2015 show floor and found 14 manufacturers of automated door locks that employ Z-Wave, ZigBee and/or Bluetooth (BLE). Plus, we found some notable no-shows like Goji.


Okidokeys smart locks triggered with wearable device.

Photos & Slideshow

Julie Jacobson · December 31, 2014

This whole smart lock business was just a blip only a couple of years ago and now there are about a couple dozen makers in the category. I did a thorough review of the CES 2015 exhibitor roster and found at least 14 makers of digital locks that employ ZigBee, Z-Wave and Bluetooth Smart (Bluetooth Low Energy or BLE) plus home automation hubs for integration and remote access.

No, I didn’t forget about Wi-Fi.

As far as I can tell, no makers of Wi-Fi locks are (formally) exhibiting at the show, although I have received invitations to meet with a couple of them separately, which I’m not doing.

To date, I believe only Lockitron (not shipping) and LockState (shipping) have promoted Wi-Fi door locks. While LockState has an interesting method for stretching battery life on its locks, Wi-Fi is a power-sucking technology generally unfit for door locks. Both Lockitron and LockState are no-shows this year at CES.

So too are two darlings of the press, August and Goji (which I kind of made fun of here).

So where does that leave us for CES 2015? Here’s what I found, along with booth numbers. Highlights are below, or simply flip through the slideshow below for images and details of all products (working).

Okidokeys (75108)
BLE
Shipping except for the Internet gateway
Details & images

Kwikset (71021)
ZigBee, Z-Wave
Shipping
Details & images of new SecureScreen technology

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One of the more interesting products - cell-based OEM product from M2M Key Corp. SEE ALL PICS IN GALLERY BELOW

M2M Key Corp. (70232)
OEM manufacturer offering M2M cellular locks - a very interesting approach
Details & images

Yale Real Living (21000 - Z-Wave Alliance booth in South Hall 1)
Z-Wave and ZigBee
Shipping
Details & images

Danalock, Poly-control (21000)
Just added BLE to Z-Wave locks
Shipping
Details & images

Strattec/Nextlock (21000)
Not a very pretty thing, but some very interesting features on this Z-Wave access-control ecosystem (details in the slideshow)
Not shipping
Details & images

Vision (21000)
Z-Wave OEM
Shipping under multiple brands
Details & images

Schlage/Allegion (21000 and Nexia booth 20135)
Z-Wave
Details & images

SecuRam (71428)
Very smart and novel BLE locks primarily for safes ... for now!
Details & images

SimpliciKey (74235)
RF technology unclear (presumably BLE) but SimpliciKey has its own cloud service called KeyCloud that requires a hub
Some electronic door locks with point-to-point keyfobs are shipping, but not the Internet-connected version with KeyCloud service
Details & images

Unikey (70334)
OEM for Kwikset Kevo, a BLE device
Details & images

Glue (70450)
Startup with a BLE lock
Not shipping
Details & images

Monoprice (21024)
Just started offering Z-Wave products including inexpensive $100 lock
Shipping
Details & images

Chamberlain??? (Venetian)
Maker of MyQ Wi-Fi garage door controllers, Chamberlain is taking “innovations from the garage door to the front door - shown for the first time ....” according to a press teaser. Perhaps a lock?
Not shipping
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JULIE JACOBSON
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  About the Author

Julie Jacobson is founding editor of CE Pro, the leading media brand for the home-technology channel. She has covered the smart-home industry since 1994, long before there was much of an Internet, let alone an Internet of things. Currently she studies, speaks, writes and rabble-rouses in the areas of home automation, security, networked A/V, wellness-related technology, biophilic design, and the business of home technology. Julie majored in Economics at the University of Michigan, spent a year abroad at Cambridge University, and earned an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a recipient of the annual CTA TechHome Leadership Award, and a CEDIA Fellows honoree. A washed-up Ultimate Frisbee player, Julie currently resides in San Antonio, Texas and sometimes St. Paul, Minn. Follow on Twitter: @juliejacobson Email Julie at julie.jacobson@emeraldexpo.com

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