Smart Locks at CES Point the Way

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By Jonathan Collins | 1Q 2019 | IN-5393


Locks Were a Smart Home Trend Indicator at CES


Smart homes once again garnered significant attention at the key CES show in Las Vegas this year, despite vendor announcements speaking more to evolution than dramatic change. However, within several product categories there were indications that vendors continue to develop their smart home strategies and are still seeking the best ways to draw in smart home consumers. This was perhaps best exemplified by the latest generation of smart locks on display.

Start-Ups and Global Vendors Drive Wi-Fi into Smart Locks


Smart locks are not new to the smart home market. The past decade has seen start-ups and established global brands increasingly adding connectivity and smart home control to their product lines. Even so, this year’s CES saw a significant amount of new locks launched and previewed.

New smart locks were announced from Kwikset, Schlage, Yale, August, Hampton Products, Mighton, and many others. It is notable that, as smart locks, evolve app control is almost always jus…

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