Schlage LiNK Opens Door to Android

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Want to check the status of your door locks over your Android-based cellphone? Now you can. Schlage, the maker of Z-Wave-enabled door locks has updated it’s Schlage LiNK home management system to be compatible with a new app for Android phones.

Owners of iPhones, Blackberries and Windows Mobile 5 phones already could tap into Schlage LiNK.

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Consumers who want to give it a try can start with a Schlage LiNK Starter kit consisting of a wireless keypad lock or deadbolt and a remote control lighting module. The Z-Wave-based system can control other products like IP cameras and thermostats.

“Having Android in the mix means owners of the three most popular phones will be able to receive text messages when the kids get home from school, monitor live camera feeds on their phones and even reduce heating bills by adjusting their home temperature from almost anywhere,” said Dwight Gibson, vice president and general manager, Connected Home Solutions for Ingersoll Rand, the parent company of Schlage.

Android users can get the app here.

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