Assa Abloy announced in a press release that locks including the ENTR, Doorman and Conexis L1 have been integrated successfully with multiple smart home systems and diverse platforms to transform domestic security and residential services.
The Internet of Things is here. It’s growing fast and the smart home sits right at its heart, Assa Abloy said. Service providers all over Europe — telecom companies, utilities, smart home specialists, home care providers, holiday rental agencies, etc. — have already integrated smart door locks to build better services for their customers.
In Sweden, customers of a PostNord pilot no longer need to wait at home for a postal delivery. They can have parcels delivered inside their front door, if it is equipped with a Yale smart door lock. This integrated, opt-in service works via a single-use PIN code “digital key” issued automatically to an authorized PostNord driver.
In Italy, Home at Hotel holiday rental apartments in Rome and Milan are secured with the ENTR smart door lock. They integrate with the SCLAK smartphone-managed access system, making it possible for guests to enjoy their stay without key hassles. Home by Hotel can now easily deliver value-added services, including grocery shopping and extra cleaning on demand.
In Turkey, around 1,700 smart door locks are being installed at Future Park, a new Istanbul development with apartments built around a home automation concept. Residential technology specialists Aypro designed a custom app-powered system for residents and integrated Assa Abloy’s locks.
In the UK’s smart home residential market, Yale locks’ integration with Samsung SmartThings enables door control via the Amazon Echo speaker. Say, “Alexa, lock my lock” and the action will be carried out. Can’t remember if the door is locked up at night? Ask, “Alexa, is my lock locked?”
A Product for Each Market
With global brands such as Yale, Mul-T-Lock, TESA, FAB, Vachette and KESO, Assa Abloy has the largest and most advanced range of residential smart locks on the market, the company says.
To select the right door lock for any system or service, homeowners need to consider door complexity, including multiple geographical standards and norms, door materials and profiles, as well as lock types.
Assa Abloy offers smart lock solutions for all markets. Because of its global reach, the group has a wide portfolio of advanced smart door locks for Euro, Scandinavian and other relevant door profiles. “If your customer wants a smart door lock, chances are Assa Abloy has one to fit,” the company said.
Assa Abloy also enable easy integration. The radio modules on the locks use multiple wireless technology platforms to connect devices. Assa Abloy’s open connectivity includes Z-Wave, ZigBee, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Seos, Thread and more.
In addition, an expert team of Assa Abloy smart security specialists provides free installation training. Partners also have access to Assa Abloy’s global knowledge base in residential security.
“Already we work with smart-home companies across Europe, providing devices to secure homes with the latest smart technology,” said Omer Sagi, EMEA Smart Door Lock Business Development Director at Assa Abloy.
“We are always on the look-out for opportunities to form innovative partnerships, so we can continue to grow this business together with new and existing partners,” Sagi stressed.