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CES 2015: 'Schlage Sense' Smart Lock Allows Siri Voice Commands to Unlock Doors

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Schlage, a division of technology-focused safety and security company Allegion, has announced at CES this year the Schlage Sense, a touch-pad enabled smart lock for homeowners that most notably allows users to command Siri to unlock their doors thanks to integration with Apple's HomeKit.

The company's first Bluetooth-enabled lock, the Schlage Sense allows users to simply enter a code to gain access to their house using the back-lit touchpad or a smartphone with a free-to-download app. HomeKit integration also brings added security and end-to-end encryption and authentication when the Schlage Sense lock interacts with a user's smartphone via the app.
The Schlage Sense system has the ability to manage and schedule up to 30 codes at the same time through a dedicated, easy-to-use app, which offers an additional layer of key-free convenience. The Schlage Sense app allows individuals to create and delete access codes, check on lock status and view activity, as well as update settings and check battery life without requiring residents to connect to an existing home automation system or pay a monthly subscription charge.
The company also promises that, thanks to Built-in-Alarm Technology that sends out alerts any time it senses potential door attacks, the new lock provides the highest rating of security certified by the Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association.

Schlage Sense will become the latest in the brand's growing portfolio of keyless door locks, which also includes the Schlage Touch and Schlage Connect. The new lock will come in two styles - Camelot and Century - and a variety of finishes - Matte Black, Satin Nickel and Aged Bronze - that the company claims will match any home's aesthetic. Schlage Sense will be made available in select U.S. stores and online retailers "later in 2015."

Article Link: CES 2015: 'Schlage Sense' Smart Lock Allows Siri Voice Commands to Unlock Doors
 

ArtOfWarfare

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Touch screens make sense when you'll want to change the layout of buttons.

When will this thing ever want to display any buttons other than a keypad? Why not just have physical buttons which will consume far less energy than a backlit touch screen?
 
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JoshDoug

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The name?

I don't even know what to say, what a terrible name for a product.

Oh wait, it's a company, still bad.
 
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macs4nw

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Touch screens make sense when you'll want to change the layout of buttons.

When will this thing ever want to display any buttons other than a keypad? Why not just have physical buttons which will consume far less energy than a backlit touch screen?

Also, breaking that display could possibly give someone even vaguely familiar with the lock's innards, full access to unlock.

But it does look appealing and 2015.
 
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LostMyiPhone

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I can't wait until the day we determine all of this stuff is a bit too much.

I'm all for home automation in most ways -- but some things "aint broke"
 
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Z400Racer37

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Am I the only one who wants my location services to be so good that the door just unlocks as I walk up to it? :cool:
 
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Fzang

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Am I seeing things, or does this hi-tech lock have a keyhole that can be picked by anyone with access to YouTube and eBay?
 
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GrabASnookie

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After seeing this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sR-h64WwfW8&spfreload=10

I'm not sure I trust any of these new "smart" locks.

I spent 20 years working at the family hardware store and I can assure you that there are No Good locks - even if you purchase a great lock, they are "Never" installed correctly and the the wood on the door from is made of only 1/2 thick white pine (it's soft) - which means any door can be easily kicked in.

The only safe door, if it's about security, is a commercial made door with aluminum or harder framing. However, most of those doors are installed incorrectly and can easily be forced to open.

The new locks appeal to me because of the convenience. Scary though, our credit cards are on the iPhone, our door lock is on the iPhone, and soon you will be able to open your car door and start your car with the iPhone (many cars have proximity keys). Now if I can only figure out a way to turn on my wife with an iPhone!
 
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DocPenguin

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@ the MacRumors staff: Do companies pay you for front-page stories about their product announcements?

Given all the posts about CES product announcements this week, I'm just curious about how you decide which ones get on the front page, vs the sub-sections, vs no post at all.
 
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timborama

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Also, breaking that display could possibly give someone even vaguely familiar with the lock's innards, full access to unlock.

But it does look appealing and 2015.
Do you even know how a lock works, specifically ones with a keypad?! Smashing or removing the keypad does not give one any access to the mechanical workings.
 
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eac25

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Touch screens make sense when you'll want to change the layout of buttons.

When will this thing ever want to display any buttons other than a keypad? Why not just have physical buttons which will consume far less energy than a backlit touch screen?

Also, breaking that display could possibly give someone even vaguely familiar with the lock's innards, full access to unlock.

But it does look appealing and 2015.

I believe it is a touch PAD, not a touch SCREEN - meaning it is a sheet of plastic over some fixed buttons, not glass...
 
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Chupa Chupa

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After seeing this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sR-h64WwfW8&spfreload=10

I'm not sure I trust any of these new "smart" locks.

You have the wrong kind of "smart" lock. The lock you are showing isn't a newer "smart home" lock discussed here -- Kwikset's version of that goes by the Kevo name and has a blue LED circle around the lock.

The lock here allows the owner to rekey the lock with a special key and w/o the need of a locksmith. These locks have been a big fail. Schlage was forced to take its version off the market a few years ago after Kwikset's parent company sued for patent infringement. No loss to Schlage though b/c the locks would frequently freeze up w/o warning, effectively locking the owner out.
 
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macs4nw

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Do you even know how a lock works, specifically ones with a keypad?! Smashing or removing the keypad does not give one any access to the mechanical workings.

I believe it is a touch PAD, not a touch SCREEN - meaning it is a sheet of plastic over some fixed buttons, not glass...

Schlage themselves call it an "illuminated touchscreen", so with all due respect, until it ships we probably won't know what's behind that screen.
 
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bbeagle

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Am I the only one who wants my location services to be so good that the door just unlocks as I walk up to it? :cool:

We're getting there... there will be a lot of baby steps along the way.

Location services will get better, recognition services will get better. It will be a lot of small steps that nobody will say is revolutionary, until we get to an automated door in 20 years where it recognizes your heart beat, eyes, fingerprints, heat signature, etc. etc.
 
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