Smart door locks may be the biggest surprise home automation trend this year.
Schlage Camelot Touchscreen
Kwikset Z-Wave and ZigBee Locks
Yale Real Living Locks
Poly-Control
Lockitron
Remotizer
RemoteLock by LockState Connect
Unikey
 
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Lockitron

With its new Lockitron Deadbolt, demonstrated in the Eureka Park section of CES, Apigy has created “the first device that lets you lock your door from anywhere in the world using any phone ....” Well, not exactly, but this unattractive $199 lock does include both Bluetooth and WiFi and can replace virtually any existing deadbolt.

The Bluetooth 4.0 is used for keyless entry if you have an iPhone 4S or 5. Users can grant virtual keys to their Bluetooth phone-wielding guests.
WiFi is available for remote monitoring and access via the Internet; Virtual keys can be granted for WiFi use so guests can lock and unlock doors via the Internet.

The company explains that, for older phones, users can text the door to unlock/lock with a monthly fee.

OVERVIEW:
Native Communications: Bluetooth, Wi-Fi
Integration friendliness: 0/5 (standalone solution)
Retrofit: Replaces virtually all doors and locks, even non-standard
Keyless entry: Bluetooth, Internet
Aesthetics/finish options: 2/5
Bonus points: 0

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