The simple-to-install device is said to convert any latch-style deadbolt into a smart lock and provides users with a reliable way to fully integrate the most critical entrances to the home into Abode’s smart home ecosystem.
The release includes the Abode Lock and a Bluetooth-connected keypad, offering advanced security at a budget-friendly $159.99 MSRP for the lock and keypad bundle.
Designed as a retrofit solution that bypasses the need to change out complicated door hardware, this Wi-Fi-enabled lock is compatible with all standard deadbolts to ensure easy installation and universal adaptability, according to the company.
By directly integrating with the existing deadbolt on the interior of the door, users are not required to replace any of their current keys and their door exterior remains unaltered, Abode notes.
Installing the Abode Lock can be done directly from the Abode App on a smartphone. For frictionless commissioning, the lock pairs with the App via Bluetooth and checks for any required firmware updates once connected to a Wi-Fi network, the company says.
The included keypad connects to the lock via Bluetooth and enables simple and secure exterior access via PIN code or fingerprint recognition.
A large 4,000 mAh rechargeable lithium-ion battery provides prolonged operation of up to 12 months with average use, Abode states. Low battery warnings are issued to users via the Abode App to help ensure continuous protection, the company adds.
Abode Lock & CUE Lean into Important Features
The new lock supports up to 10 unique users, each with five fingerprint registrations for a total of 50 unique fingerprints for authorized access. In addition to fast fingerprint access, the lock supports personalized PIN codes for up to 10 unique users.
For guest access, users can create single-use PIN codes with a shelf life that expires upon usage, as well as scheduled PIN codes that are only active during specified windows such as for dogwalkers or cleaners, who may only access their home during designated times.
The Abode Lock can be used as a standalone solution or integrated seamlessly into an existing Abode smart home security system. When deployed as a standalone solution, users can leverage the Abode App for remote lock/unlock or enable features such as auto-lock, which locks the door after a previously determined amount of time has passed. Users have access to all fingerprint and PIN functionalities including temporary codes.
When integrated into a larger Abode system operating on an Abode plan (Standard or Pro) users unlock access to home automations including scheduling and geolocation capabilities that can automatically lock or unlock the door based on a user’s location.
Access to CUE, Abode’s home automation engine, is available to those subscribed to an Abode Standard plan ($6.99/month) or Pro Plan ($21.99/month).
Through CUE, users can create automation rules that enhance comfort, security, and convenience. For example, users could create a “goodnight” scene that shuts off all connected lights, turns the thermostat down, and locks the front door.
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