As someone who’s got the world’s most stubborn front door deadbolt lock, I’m really intrigued by the idea of smart lock technology. Just opening the door with a simple swipe of my iPhone seems a whole lot easier than struggling with my current squirrelly deadbolt. That’s why when I saw the news that venerable lock maker Scalage brought new smart locks and deadbolts to CES, I had to check it out.
Later this year, Schlage will add new features to its existing Schlage Sense line of products, including an app for Apple Watch, as well as the ability to support Android devices and additional connected home products and ecosystems.
The Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt is one of the strongest, Bluetooth-enabled locks on the market, with the highest industry rating for security and durability. Compatible with Apple HomeKit, the Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt allows users to control their door locks as part of their connected homes. Thru HomeKit, iOS device owners will be able to control their Schlage Sense devices using Siri.
For homeowners using Z-Wave technology, Schlage will also feature its Schlage Connect Touchscreen Deadbolt. Since its launch in 2013, the Schlage Connect deadbolt has allowed homeowners to be constantly connected to their front doors from anywhere in the world via leading Z-Wave compatible home automation systems.
The Schlage Smart Deadbolt has a suggested retail price of $229.00 and is currently available at retailers like Home Depot, Lowe’s and the Apple Store.