At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, one of the major tentpole elements of the event is the “smart” device or accessory, especially as it relates to the home.Following the trend, Schlage has just announced a brand new Bluetooth-enabled smart lock called “Sense.” With the Sense smart lock, users will be able to interact with the device courtesy of an application (which will be free) or through a back-lit touchpad on the front of the lock itself. On top of that, though, the Schlage Sense smart lock is also integrated with Apple’s HomeKit, which means it also offers end-to-end encryption and extra layers of security.
The Sense can also be controlled with the owner’s voice thanks to Siri integration (which, unfortunately, the press release does not go into detail about).
Like other smart locks, the Schlage Sense can create individual codes for easy access, which can be accessed either through the aforementioned app or via the keypad on the front of the lock. Through the app, access codes can be created or deleted when necessary, view activity, check a lock’s status, and other things without having to connect to another home automation system.
The Schlage Sense smart lock will be available in stores and through some online outlets beginning later in 2015.