The first NFC-enabled door lock

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We know the Near Field Communications (NFC) technology is used to replace the credit card by your smartphone. But, for sure, this technology might have more applications. As example, we can see the first NFC-enabled door lock presented by Yale Locks & Hardware. To open it just put the smartphone near the lock and if it accepts the electronic key you’re in. Simple and the same time secure. You don’t need any connect except NFC, of course.

Additionally the new Yale door lock sports touchscreen to type unlock code manually and it’ll supports Z-Wave or ZigBee to integrate the lock into the home automation system. You may see the sort demo video after break.

New Wireless Smart Home Locks From Yale

Yale Wireless Smart Home Lock

Recently new wireless locks were announced by Yale. The company offers two kinds of locks – with keypad and touchscreen. Also there is a choice between used technologies as well. Consumer may choose either Z-Wave or ZigBee version. That fact makes the Yale’s locks very attractive for professional installers and smarthome enthusiasts. Because those technologies are supported by many commercial and open source home automation systems. For example. with the Control4 system which is the premier integration platform for today’s digital home — the consumer may create personalized events or scenes for up to 250 home members (if you need it why not) triggered by the push of a button from anywhere in the home or remotely via the Internet.

The Yale ‘Real Living’ Wireless Smart Home Locks will be available on Spring 2011. There is no any information about the price.

UPDATED: It will retail between $200-$400.

[via AutomatedHome]

Z-Wave Web-Enabled Door Lock

Z-Wave Web-Enabled Door Lock

Well-known producer of door locks Schlage is planning to add more intelligent in its products. It’s going to add Z-Wave-based looks line to provide consumers connect them to existing home automation systems or just manage them remotely via Internet.

The new product will be based on Schlage’s line of keypad locks and will have two-way Z-Wave RF technology built in. The battery-operated locks communicate with a Z-Wave gateway that connects to any broadband router. Since Z-Wave is a standards-based protocol, other Z-Wave-compatible controllers could operate the locks as well.

Remember that LinuxMCE has basic Z-Wave interface. So, you can try the new Schlage’s Z-Wave door lock when it’ll be released.

[via CEPro]