Schlage, a brand of Allegion, has joined forces with Amazon, and has also introduced the Schlage Connect Smart Deadbolt, which is Zigbee certified with Amazon Key compatibility.
The new lock, which is available as part of the Amazon Key Smart Lock Kit, allows customers to lock their door while away from home using the Amazon Key app when paired to the Amazon Cloud Cam. Customers can receive real-time notifications, live streams, and recorded clips to control and monitor guest access and optional in-home delivery, without having to be there. . The Deadbolt can also be managed through the Amazon Alexa app when synched to an Amazon Echo Plus or Echo Show.
Create a guest profile on the Amazon Key App to schedule always, recurring, or temporary access for the people you trust. Guests can conveniently come and go using a secure keypad code, and you'll be notified anytime your door is locked or unlocked. With the included Amazon Cloud Cam, you can use two-way talk to check in with whoever is entering your home, just like you're there, and watch motion clips later in the Key App. Enable the Amazon Key Alexa skill and ask Alexa to lock or check the status of your door. Prime members in select cities and surrounding areas can also choose to opt-in to in-home delivery.
Lee Odess, Vice President of Solution Providers Business at Allegion, says collaborating with Amazon will inspire customers to "consider the possibilities of convenience when managing their home systems, while giving them more control, security and peace-of-mind."
"We love collaborating with companies that can help us deliver convenience and value to our customers," adds Rohit Shrivastava, General Manager of Amazon Key. "Bringing Schlage's experience in the smart home space will do just that. Giving Amazon Key customers the option of the enhanced Schlage Connect Smart Deadbolt is a great start. Now even more customers can enjoy keyless entry, door monitoring, and optional in-home deliveries."
In addition to product innovation, Schlage and Amazon are working to help consumers better understand the benefits of a smart home. Schlage recently joined the Amazon Smart Life Roadshow, an interactive, mobile exhibit, designed to bring the connected home experience to life. This pop-up installation allows local consumers to check out many Amazon compatible products, including Schlage smart locks.
The Schlage Connect Smart Deadbolt, Zigbee certified, is available for US$199 as a standalone lock or as part of an Amazon Key Smart Lock Kit, which includes an Amazon Cloud Cam, for US$269.