Automated Door Locks Flood CES 2013: How Smart are They?
Following leaders Schlage, Kwikset, Black & Decker and Yale, numerous start-ups introduced automated door locks at CES 2013. Here's the round-up.
Kwikset Z-Wave and ZigBee Locks Kwikset did not have its own booth at CES 2013 but you could find its Z-Wave- and ZigBee-enabled door locks throughout the show: Lowe's (Iris), ADT, Home Automation Inc., and all over the Z-Wave and ZigBee Pavilions (pictured). Note: Kwikset is owned by Stanley Black & Decker. Black & Decker also makes automated door locks with some of the most elegant finishes in the business. B&D Also owns Baldwin, another maker of smart locks, as well as Weiser Lock, one of the first electronic, remote controllable door locks on the market, some 20 years ago. OVERVIEW Native Communications: Z-Wave, ZigBee Integration friendliness: 5/5 (several partners currently) Retrofit: Replaces standard doors and locks Keyless entry: Z-Wave/ZigBee keyfob, number code, Wi-Fi Aesthetics/finish options: 5/5 Bonus points: +1 for both Z-Wave and ZigBee options RELATED: Kwikset Partners With UniKey on Bluetooth-enabled Door Locks (PR)Back to article
Hands On: Sony VPL-VW995ES Sets the Bar for Modern Video
The Sony VPL-VW995ES high-performance projector lives up to the company’s heritage as a benchmark manufacturer by delivering highly detailed, richly colorful, true 4K images to any home theater.
Hands On: CasaTunes Deftly Integrates Sonos
CasaTunes is helping dealers to maximize the potential of Sonos with a solution that is geared towards custom installation applications.
10 Ostentatious Loudspeakers from 2019 High End Munich Audio Show
Fashionable designs make these stylized loudspeakers works of art from Once Music, Stein Music Pro, Avantgarde Acoustic, MartinLogan, Cabasse, Doacoustics, AQ, and Odeon Audio. Which ones would you sell?
Hands On: Luxul Easy Setup App Takes the Pain out of Network Configurations
The new Luxul Easy Setup App walks integrators through a step-by-step setup process to configure the company’s latest routers and access points.
Samsung Brings QLED Technology to ‘The Frame’ Bezeled TV
Samsung The Frame now includes four sizes (43 to 65 inches) with QLED technology and 1,000+ works of art available for $5 monthly fee.
View all slideshows
Injured U.S Army Vet Receives Special Home Filled With Gaming Tech
Local integration company Interactive Interiors worked with The Gary Sinise Foundation to create the perfect smart home for disabled war veteran Tyler Jeffries and his family.
Mattera Design Deploys Massive A/V Distribution, RTI System in Jersey City Restaurant
Dragonfly screens, Epson projectors, Samsung displays, QSC speakers, and Crown amps blanket 5,600-square-foot establishment with AV; all controlled by RTI
Sonnen ecoLinx to Anchor New Illinois Sustainable Community
Battery storage company sonnen's ecoLinx will be the centerpiece of 'Wildwood of Marengo' passive home community. $700K homes represent sonnen's third sonnenCommunity in U.S.
Ultimate Makeover: Michigan Integrator Helps Home Gym Transform Into a Home Theater
Automation Design + Entertainment flexes its integration muscle to turn a 3,500-square-foot home gym into an Elan controlled home theater.
CEDIA Global HQ Opens: Take a Video Tour
CEDIA cuts ribbon on its newest asset, a 40,000-square-foot facility in Fishers, Ind., with a full experience center and training facilities.
View all slideshows