Leading smart lock manufacturer LockState announced that it is using Ayla Networks’ Internet of Things (IoT) platform and cloud services for its product line of RemoteLock and RemotePlug. Targeted at the residential market, the forthcoming RemoteLock 5i is the second generation IoT connected lock for the residential market from LockState.
LockState will be demonstrating the RemoteLock 6i, the RemoteLock 5i and the RemotePlug in the Ayla and the LockState Booths at the CES.
“We have been working with LockState for 18 months to bring cloud connectivity to everything LockState offers,” said David Friedman, CEO and co-founder of Ayla Networks. “LockState saw the opportunity to connect its security products to the cloud and now is rolling out its second generation of IoT products. LockState understands the transformational potential of the IoT and is looking to Ayla to simplify its path to connectivity.”
“If you don’t have an IoT strategy today, then we believe you risk extinction as a company. At LockState, we view IoT as the merger of distinct technologies — door lock firmware; ‘lock/unlock’ commands and user codes; and the development of smartphone and web applications that control the lock. Since mastering all of these technologies is nearly impossible, we rely on Ayla to expertly manage the IoT and cloud connectivity,” said Nolan Mondrow, CEO and founder of LockState. “The result is that we can focus on making our products and customer experience great while being confident that Ayla’s transportation of command and data to our locks is secure and reliable.”
Products being demonstrated at CES include LockState’s commercial grade WiFi door lock, the RemoteLock 6i, and an upgraded version of the consumer WiFi door lock, the RemoteLock 5i. These new locks incorporate many new features and improvements and because they use direct WiFi (no gateway required) locks remain the simplest easiest way to control door access by using a consumer’s existing WiFi router. The RemoteLock 5i will be in full production in Q1 2016. For the office/short-stay/rental market, LockState’s RemoteLock 6i is the commercial smart lock solution that gives rental property owners and businesses the ideal solution to manage doors through smart phones and computers. LockState announced in November that it is one of the first integrations with Airbnb’s new Host Assist program with its new RemoteLock, launched at the Airbnb Open conference in Paris, France.
Also being shown at CES are LockState’s WiFi RemotePlug and the LockState Connect system, a portal that allows consumers to connect WiFi enabled devices such as thermostats and door locks to existing Wi-Fi routers. Consumers can then control their home devices from an internet connected computer or their smart phone from anywhere in the world.
Mondrow added, “LockState was the first company ever to create and sell an internet controlled WiFi keypad door lock. LockState’s first generation locks were a major technological accomplishment and have solved major problems for thousands of users. In launching the next generation of IoT door locks, LockState has taken all the feedback from customers and improved almost every aspect of the lock including increased battery life, more durability, a better smartphone app, better integration with other IoT devices, a much easier provisioning process, and much much more.”