Abode Systems Introduces Abode Lock
Abode Systems’ new Abode Lock is available for $129.99 as a bundle that includes the lock and keypad, and the company notes it supports the new lock with an advanced smart home automation plan for as little as $6.99 per month.
PALO ALTO, Calif.—Abode Systems, a provider of DIY smart home security solutions, has announced the launch and availability of the Abode Lock.
According to the company, this simple-to-install device transforms any latch-style deadbolt into a smart lock and provides homeowners with a reliable way to fully integrate their doorways into an Abode smart home ecosystem. The launch includes the Abode Lock and a Bluetooth-connected keypad, offering advanced security at an accessible price.
Designed as a retrofit solution that completely bypasses the need to change out complicated door hardware, this Wi-Fi-enabled lock is compatible with all standard deadbolts to ensure easy installation and universal adaptability. Abode Systems explains that by directly integrating with the existing deadbolt on the interior of the door, homeowners are not required to replace any of their current keys and their door exterior remains unaltered. Installing the Abode Lock can be done directly from the Abode App on a smartphone. For frictionless commissioning, the lock pairs with the Abode app via Bluetooth and checks for any required firmware updates once connected to a Wi-Fi network.
Abode Lock Helps Traditional Locks to Migrate into Smart Home Environments
The Abode Lock, priced at $129.99 MSRP for the lock and keypad bundle, is outfitted with the leading features users desire most on their front door. The included keypad connects to the lock via Bluetooth and enables simple and secure exterior access via PIN code or fingerprint recognition. As the solution safeguarding the door, battery life of a smart door lock is paramount. The Abode Lock boasts a large 4,000 mAh rechargeable lithium-ion battery that provides prolonged operation of up to 12 months with average use. Low battery warnings are issued to users via the Abode app to help ensure continuous protection.
Some of the other features the newly announced Abode Systems lock offers include as many as 10 unique users, each with five fingerprint registrations for a total of 50 unique fingerprints for authorized access. For guest access, users can create one-time-use PIN codes with a shelf life that expires upon usage, as well as scheduled PIN codes that are only active during specified windows. The lock’s support across a variety of access options provides users with the convenience of granting access to family and friends, as well as service providers, such as dogwalkers or cleaners access their homes during designated times.
Abode Systems suggests the Abode Lock can be used as a standalone solution or integrated seamlessly into an existing Abode smart home security system, offering enhanced security and flexibility to all users. When deployed as a standalone solution, homeowners can leverage the Abode app for remote lock or unlock of the door or enable features such as auto-lock which locks the door after a previously determined amount of time has passed. Additionally, users have access to all fingerprint and PIN functionalities including temporary codes.
Moreover, the company concludes, when integrated into a larger Abode system operating on an Abode plan (Standard or Pro) homeowners can access home automation options including scheduling and geolocation capabilities that can automatically lock or unlock the door based on a user’s location. Abode Systems points out that access to CUE, Abode’s home automation engine is available to those subscribed to an Abode Standard plan ($6.99/month) or Pro Plan ($21.99/month). Through CUE, users or dealers can create automation rules that enhance comfort, security, and convenience.
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