febrero 26, 2024

Abode presenta una nueva cerradura inteligente con un diseño modernizado, pero falta la compatibilidad con HomeKit


Popular smart home security company Abode is venturing into the smart lock business for the first time. The new Abode Lock features a retrofit design that the company says works with any latch-style deadbolt and doesn’t require any changes to the door hardware itself.

Unfortunately, the Abode Lock lacks the key feature many Apple users require: HomeKit support. Instead, Abode has opted for Amazon Alexa and Google Home support.

Here are some details on the installation process for Abode:

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. By directly integrating with the existing deadbolt on the interior of the door, users are not required to replace any of their current keys and their door exterior remains unaltered. Installing the Abode Lock is easy and 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 is priced at $129.99 for a bundle that includes the smart lock itself and a separate keypad. The battery-powered keypad offers access via fingerprint recognition or a PIN code, and Abode says it can last for up to 12 months on a single charge.

You can learn more about the new Abode Lock on the company’s website.

9to5Mac’s Take

The lack of HomeKit support here is a real shame, because this sounds like a solid smart lock option in every other regard – especially for renters.

Hopefully Abode will reconsider this at some point down the line, but for now, there are other HomeKit smart locks out there for Apple users. My personal favorite is Aqara’s Smart Lock U100, which also supports Apple’s latest Home Key technology. Check out our full review for more details.

Here’s the full press release from Abode on today’s news.

Abode Introduces Retrofit Smart Door Lock, Unlocking New Smart Home Security Experiences   

Retrofit smart lock device adds intelligence to any door, seamlessly integrating with existing deadbolts to provide enhanced security that is simple to install. 

February 1, 2024 – 7 AM PT / 10 AM ET – Abode Systems, the leading provider of DIY smart home security solutions, today announces the launch and availability of the Abode Lock. This simple-to-install device transforms any latch-style deadbolt into a smart lock and provides users with a reliable way to fully integrate the most critical entrances to the home into Abode’s robust 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. By directly integrating with the existing deadbolt on the interior of the door, users are not required to replace any of their current keys and their door exterior remains unaltered. Installing the Abode Lock is easy and 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.    

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.     

Advanced security that has been ideally balanced with ease of access and user-friendly design sets the Abode Lock apart. The lock supports up to 10 unique users, each with 5 fingerprint registrations for a total of 50 unique fingerprints for authorized access. In addition to fast fingerprint access, the lock supports personalized PIN codes for up to 10 unique users. 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. Support across a wide variety of access options provides users with the convenience of granting access to family and friends with the peace of mind that approved service providers, such as dogwalkers or cleaners, may only access their home during designated times.      

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, users 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. 

When integrated into a larger Abode system operating on an Abode plan (Standard or Pro) users unlock access to powerful home automations including scheduling and geolocation capabilities that can automatically lock or unlock the door based on a user’s location. Access to

CUE, Abode’s robust 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 can create powerful automation rules that enhance comfort, security, and convenience. For example, users could create a “goodnight” automation that shuts off all connected lights, turns the thermostat down, and locks the front door.    

The Abode Lock is available now at an MSRP of $129.99 for the Wi-Fi lock and Bluetoothconnected keypad.  

For more information on the Abode Lock, please visit: https://goabode.com/product/abode-lock  

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