smart locks

Front-door tech is hot, and it’s not just Amazon who wants in

Most of us tend to think people trying to open the door when we’re away want to steal stuff. Amazon.com would like to change that assumption.

August Access, an in-home delivery service first tested with Walmart, opens to all retailers

August Home, the smart lock startup that was acquired by lock giant Assa Abloy in October last year, is stepping up its delivery game. At CES today, the company announced a service it’s calling

Assa Abloy finalizes purchase of smart lock maker August Home

Swedish lock maker Assa Abloy completed its acquisition of August Home this week. The deal, first announced back in October, has the U.S.-based smart lock startup rolling into the world’s largest lo

Swedish lock giant Assa Abloy acquires smart lock maker August Home

The smart home market continues to heat up, and the legacy giants do not want to get locked out: quite literally. This morning, Assa Abloy, the $23 billion Swedish lock giant that owns Yale and many o

The keys to your house belong to startups

Silicon Valley may be the techiest place on earth, but even here, the way people open the front door hasn’t changed much in a century. Most of us still get in by turning a flat metal key in a lock.

Gate crams a slew of security features into a small smart lock

There are, of course, lots of smart locks in the world. August, Ring, Kwikset. The list, as you’re likely well aware, goes on and on. Designed by a pair of former Google Glass engineers, the forthco

‘Smart’ locks yield to simple hacker tricks

It's an open secret that the Internet of Things (if we must call it so) is pretty terrible, whether in standards, interoperability or security. Good security, though, you don't really expect in a smar

Kiwi.ki’s Wireless Entry Makes Getting Into Your Home After A Long Day Easier

You walk up to your apartment building, arms overflowing with groceries, maybe your dog on a leash, backpacks, etc. Then you have to fumble for your key fob (or worse, an actual hardware key) just to

Amazon Launches A Home Automation Store Featuring Smart Locks, Sensors, Thermostats & More

Amid a bevy of Amazon-related announcements surrounding Kindle - some intentional (<a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2013/09/03/amazon-now-offering-users-discounted-or-free-digital-versions-of-prin

Unikey’s Kevo Smart Lock Uses Bluetooth 4.0 To Let You Unlock Your Door By Touching It

NFC-powered door locks are already a thing. But NFC is not the only transfer tech capable of powering a smart lock. Unikey has come up with a system that uses Bluetooth 4.0 to turn compatible smartpho