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25th March 2020 Issue no. 500
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Netatmo unveils its Smart Door Lock and Keys
With the Netatmo Smart Door Lock, users can manage and share access to their home securely and easily. They lock and unlock their door by inserting their Smart Key in the Door Lock, like a conventional key, or by using the Netatmo Security app.
In the app, they can add as many Smart Keys as they like to open their Door Lock, and can deactivate a lost or stolen Key with one click. Users can send an invite to their guests' smartphones giving them access to their home, wherever they are.
"The Netatmo Smart Door Lock and Keys enhance home security, and offer our customers unrivalled freedom. They can open and close their doors using their smartphones, and they no longer have to wait hours for a locksmith if they leave their keys at the office or inside the house," explains Fred Potter, founder of Netatmo and CTO of the Eliot program of Legrand. "Designed to withstand physical and electronic attacks, the Smart Door Lock has obtained the strictest industry certifications. Netatmo’s latest innovation meets a growing user need for useful, reliable, subscription-free products."
Manage and share home access from the smartphone
Users control all the features of the Door Lock and Keys directly from the Netatmo Security app. They can add as many Smart Keys as they like in real time, to make sure all family members can access their home.
If users wish to share access to their home with guests, they send them an invitation via their app, whether they are at work or on holiday. No need to leave the key with a neighbour or under the doormat as the invitation acts as a door key. In case of seasonal rental, users send their guests an invitation that can simply be withdrawn at the end of their stay via their smartphone, without having to go anywhere.
A secure and robust Door Lock
The Netatmo Smart Door Lock is designed to withstand physical and electronic attacks. It has obtained the A2P*, BZ+ and SKG*** security certifications, the demanding industry standards met only by the most secure locks in Europe.
The Door Lock works via Bluetooth so is not connected to the internet. It uses Near Field Communication (NFC) to interact with the Smart Keys, which are tamper-proof and impossible to duplicate. If the Keys are lost or stolen, access to the house is still secure: the users deactivate them in real time with one click on their smartphone, without having to change the whole Door Lock.
To keep users' data secure, the access authorisations and identification data for each Key are stored locally in the Smart Door Lock and not in the cloud.
The Door Lock features an accelerometer which senses the vibrations caused by an attempt to break in. Users can access the front door usage history via the app, when they are within Bluetooth range of the Door Lock, so they can see whether an intruder has tried to force their door.
Installation as replacement of an existing cylinder door lock
The Netatmo Smart Door Lock can be installed as a replacement of an existing cylinder door lock.
Users can install as many Smart Door Locks as they wish in their home and use just one Smart Key. Whether it is their front door, garage door, or even the door to their workplace, one single Key is enough for every Door Lock. That puts an end to carrying a bulky bunch of keys around!
Two-year battery life
The Smart Door Lock is equipped with batteries that last for two years. When battery power is low, the Door Lock emits an alternative lock/unlock signal, or sends a smartphone notification when users’ phone is within Bluetooth range. If the Door Lock is completely charged down, the user can use a backup micro-USB connection to open the door and replace the batteries.
No subscription required
All the features of the Netatmo Smart Door Lock and Keys are available for free. No subscription or additional costs are required to use the Door Lock or access its data.
Apple HomeKit compatibility
The Smart Door Lock is compatible with Apple HomeKit. Users can create customised scenes to connect their Smart Door Lock to other smart devices in their home. For example, when they open the front door, they might decide that all the lights in the house should be switched on.
Netatmo’s Smart Door Lock and Keys won an award in the ‘Home Appliances’ category at the prestigious ‘CES 2020 Innovation Awards’.
Netatmo is a leading smart home company creating simple, beautiful smart solutions for a safer and more comfortable home. The company’s ambition is to bring useful technology, to the most intimate place you own. In order to pursue this goal, Netatmo follows four commitments that embody the company’s DNA:
Durable design: no planned obsolescence.
Privacy at its core: from the conception phase, we ensure that we can guarantee data protection.
Useful & reliable: our products make your life easier.
Thoughtful notifications: we notify you only when it is important.
Since 2012, Netatmo has launched thirteen devices and accessories to meet the main demands of the smart home industry. The company offers different solutions to automate the home and make life easier, from its first product in 2012 to today.
In addition to its main product range, Netatmo collaborates with key industrial leaders with its “with Netatmo” program to expand its reach and continue to grow strategically with smart integrated solutions that fit in your home’s infrastructure. Thanks to this strategy, Netatmo can bring simpler, easier and better home experiences. In November 2018, Netatmo joined the Legrand Group, the global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures.
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