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Home security brand Brinks is expanding its ARRAY line of smart home products with new outdoor lighting options equipped with cameras and smart deadbolts that let you make sure your door is secure from afar.

The ARRAY Smart Light fixtures, which are meant to replace a home's existing outdoor lighting, include built-in cameras with custom lenses and improved camera firmware to offer up reduced shadows and distortion.

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AI built into the accompanying app is able to tell the difference between people, animals, and inanimate objects like tree branches to deliver smart notifications, and Brinks says there's "virtually no lag time" between when the camera senses motion and an image appears in the ARRAY app.

Brinks will offer two versions of the ARRAY Smart Light, including a coach light designed for front porches and a dual-head security light meant for yards and side areas. Both are equipped with a 2-in-1 lighting feature that includes a standard illumination setting and an ultra bright setting that's activated when motion is detected. The Smart Lights will launch later in 2018.

Brinks' upcoming ARRAY Chek lock, also coming at an unspecified date in 2018, is a smartphone-connected lock that uses electronic sensing to make sure your deadbolt is secured. An integrated "Smart Latch" will communicate with the ARRAY app, letting users know whether the door is locked and closed for peace of mind.

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Both the ARRAY Smart Lights and Chek are compatible with HomeKit, which will allow them to interface with existing HomeKit products. Brinks tells us that HomeKit support will be available for both either at launch or very close to launch.

In addition to the Smart Lights and the Chek lock, Brinks is this week opening up pre-orders for its previously announced Smart Deadbolt.

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Priced at $249, the Smart Deadbolt has a built-in solar panel for charging and Alexa support. HomeKit support will be available for the Smart Deadbolt in the first half of 2018.

Article Link: CES 2018: Brinks Announces New HomeKit-Compatible ARRAY Smart Lights and Lock
 

OldSchoolMacGuy

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Great to see so many HomeKit compatible products coming out of CES. Doesn't matter how useful each product is, the point is that more are developing products that work with the platform. The more there are, the more attractive it becomes for others to develop for it.

Additionally, each of these items may inspire other products or new ideas.
 
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NachoGrande

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shame they don't have a central device that you can talk to to control your home and play music. :rolleyes:
 
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ipedro

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Any determined thief will make short work of that lock, with a sledge or whatever. Watch Mr. Locksmith on YouTube to see. Why do companies think we need this stuff? So silly.

So you don't have locks on your doors? Any determined thief will break into any lock. A lock is only good to keep opportunists out.
 
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It seems like most of these companies are promising HomeKit support later in the year. And we've all seen how that works out.

True. Get people to buy on that promise and then never get around to delivering. You've got their money already, so why bother.
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Any determined thief will make short work of that lock, with a sledge or whatever. Watch Mr. Locksmith on YouTube to see. Why do companies think we need this stuff? So silly.

I sure hope your home has no windows, garage, etc. Only 34% of burglars enter through the front door.
 
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I like the lock and really like the porch light camera idea since the wiring to my existing fixture already exists (and my doorbell isn't at a great angle for a camera like Ring).
 
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nutmac

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Solar panel on a smart door lock is a great idea. Like calculators, door locks need a whole lot of electricity. And it being a HomeKit compatible out of the box gets my vote. I need to see the app though. I liked Yale's HomeKit lock when I first saw it, until I saw its app, which doesn't even log when the door was locked and unlocked.
 
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mekump

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Wonder how the light will compare to the Smart Security Light by Maximus. I would rather have the porch light with a camera than the ring doorbell button camera. Maybe less oblivious there’s a camera watching you?
 
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deeddawg

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Any determined thief will make short work of that *any* lock, with a sledge or whatever.

Fixed that for you.

Only the naive would think a door lock would keep a determined intruder out of their home. Tons of ways to defeat locks whether "smart" or conventional.

Why do companies think we need this stuff? So silly.
Because lots of people have situations where these provide a substantial convenience. That you have no such situations doesn't mean others don't.
 
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