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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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Unikey UniKey was all set to exhibit at Eureka Park during CES 2013, but at the last minute, they sealed a deal with Kwikset to add Bluetooth capabilities to Kwikset's suite of smart locks. With the UniKey technology, the Kwikset locks will enable users to grant access codes to guests, who then need only have a Bluetooth phone in the vicinity to unlock the door. http://www.unikey.com OVERVIEW: Native Communications: Bluetooth Integration friendliness: 0/5 (standalone solution, although Kwikset will probably bring more to the table) Retrofit: Replaces virtually all doors and locks, even non-standard Keyless entry: Bluetooth Aesthetics/finish options: 5/5 (assuming it will be implemented into existing Kwikset hardware) Bonus points: 0 RELATED: Kwikset Partners With UniKey on Bluetooth-enabled Door Locks (PR)
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