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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.

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Poly-Control Poly-Control first came to market with a completely retrofittable door lock (only the inside hardware is replaced) for Z-wave-enabled integration. At CES 2013, the company, exhibiting in the Z-Wave pavilion, announced a new puck form factor (thankfully) and wireless control/access via Bluetooth, NFC, RFID and WiFi. Even with the revised form factor, the lock is still chunky but in time it should come down in size. OVERVIEW: Native Communications: Z-Wave (shipping), with plans for Bluetooth, NFC, RFID, Wi-Fi Integration friendliness: 4/5 (too soon to tell) Retrofit: Replaces virtually all doors and locks, even non-standard Keyless entry: Z-Wave/keyfob, NFC, RFID, Bluetooth, Internet Aesthetics/finish options: 2/5 Bonus points: +1 for communications options but too soon to tell (+2 more if they deliver) http://www.poly-control.com
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