Essence, a leading provider of M2M, cloud-based connected-living solutions, and Assa Abloy, the global leader in door opening solutions and parent company of Yale, have partnered to combine Essence's connected home solution, WeR@Home, with Yale's smart locks.
Essence's WeR@Home multi-service platform, which provides home security, safety, and remote home management, quickly and easily integrates with Yale Z-Wave smart locks. Consumers will be able to directly program their lock via any Internet-supporting device with the WeR@Home application from any location, managing home access remotely or onsite, including the use of virtual keys to allow others' permanent or temporary home access.
Assa Abloy's new Yale ENTR smart lock based on Bluetooth low-energy (BLE) will also be integrated across Essence's solutions. ENTR is an easily installed retrofit lock currently available in Italy, Netherlands, Turkey, France, Israel, Germany, and Spain, with wider distribution in the works.
These developments are the first stage of a strategic partnership between the two companies. Currently in the works are projects aimed at creating a holistic solution by deepening integration of Yale smart locks within Essence's connected-living platforms.
Source: Assa Abloy, Essence