The Weiser brand of Spectrum Brands, Inc. - Hardware & Home Improvement Division introduced its first Wi-Fi smart lock at CES 2019.
Joining the brand's established portfolio of smart locks, Halo Smart Locks use Wi-Fi to create a simple smart home experience and provide homeowners ease of access control, remote features and, in the future, simplified home automation integration.
Halo Smart Locks will connect directly to a homeowner's existing Wi-Fi router and smartphone to create a simple and secure smart home, without a third-party hub, panel, or subscription service. Through the Weiser app, homeowners can remotely monitor and control their Halo Smart Locks from anywhere in the world, while connected to the Internet.
Homeowners can install the lock themselves, using just a Wi-Fi network and the iOS or Android app. Once set up, you can control, monitor, and sync your Halo Smart Locks from within the app. You can generate up to 250 unique user codes, manage guest user access, remotely monitor lock status, and remotely lock or unlock from your smartphones.
The touchscreen lock features Weiser patented SmartKey Security, protecting against common and forced entry break-in methods like lock picking, lock bumping, and torque attacks. The touchscreen version features Weiser patented SecureScreen, preventing against unwanted entry commonly associated with touchscreen products. With SecureScreen, users are prompted to touch two random numbers before entering their access code to encourage fingerprints across the screen.
"Wi-Fi-enabled smart home products are where we see the smart lock category progressing, and Weiser wanted to provide a simple connected solution for homeowners, which we've delivered with Halo," says Steve Kolobaric Marketing Manager, Weiser, Spectrum Brands Inc. - Hardware & Home Improvement Division. "Weiser continues to reinforce our commitment to our customers, providing the best in residential security. Our new Halo Smart Locks are no exception."
The Halo Touchscreen Wi-Fi Smart Lock will be available for purchase in 2019 for an MSRP of US$279. The new smart lock will launch alongside the new Weiser mobile app and the new Aura Bluetooth Smart Lock that will provide additional smart home security options.
"We know homeowners have a lot of options to choose from when researching smart locks," says Kolobaric. "The touchscreen Halo Wi-Fi Enabled Smart Lock delivers on what people seek - style, product durability, innovation and most importantly, security. This smart lock gives homeowners a seamless, easy way to upgrade to a smart home."