Smart Lock will be available for purchase at Apple stores in the United States starting this week, the company announced Tuesday. Prices US $ 249.99, the smart device uses Bluetooth and a mobile application to create a virtual key. It has been shipping since late August in limited quantities to those who ordered online, but is currently back order, with delivery expected in 90 days. International distribution is expected in the near future.
Smart Lock August replaces the inner part of deadlocks existing users, but does not require users to change their equipment outside door; physical, metal buttons will work with the bolt and bolt. The device is powered by four AA batteries and can be installed in about 10 minutes in August said.
Once in place, the intelligent lock allows users to control access to their home via Smartphone. They can provide permanent or temporary access to select other at will, including the creation of lists of guests invited to their contacts for a party or event. Log records show that entered and left. A feature of the book, meanwhile, allows users to write thank you notes, leave instructions and solicit feedback.
Six Million Devices
Smart home products are growing significantly as prices fall and usability improves, Jonathan Collins, principal analyst at ABI Research said. All these devices give you much more aware of your home environment, where you are, he said. We are seeing a large wave of interest and awareness of what now smart home automation can be.
The market for smart locks specifically will reach more than 6 million units sold worldwide in 2019, against just over $ 400,000 last year according to ABI Research.