Google launched its voice-activated speaker in 2016 and is preparing for roll out in UK and Europe on April 6, 2017. The Google Home is a big competitor of the Amazon Echo, which launched on June 23, 2015. This time difference gave the Echo a huge start, with over 10,000 “skills”, but the Google Home is dedicated to proving its potential in the Smart Home industry.
After a major update, Google Home users can now utilize the Google Assistance to control third-party connected devices from 12 different companies, including Lifx, August, Rachio, Wink, First Alert, TP-Link, Vivint, Frigidaire, Best Buy Insignia, Geeni, Anova and Logitech Harmony.
If you are reading this article, you have already invested in a Smart Lock or considering investing. Whatever the case may be, you probably have heard of the Schlage brand, a top lock manufacturer. Many people are under the impression that the Schlage Sense Smart Lock is the same as the Schlage Connect Smart Lock. Well, this is a huge misconception, because each lock has its own unique features and capabilities, with a few similarities.
As mentioned above, the Schlage Connect and Sense do share some similarities including:
- Access sharing
- Push notifications
- Battery powered operation
- Backlit touchscreen
- ANSI Grade 1 security
- Mechanical keyhole access
The locks are also similar in design and two styles available, Century and Camelot.
Shlage Sense Bluetooth Deadbolt
When comparing the Kwikset Kevo Convert Bluetooth Smart Lock to other brands, its price tag is significantly lower. Instead of replacing the existing deadbolt, it will retrofit on the inside of the door. The lock will automatically lock/unlock the deadbolt per requests made through the companion Kevo app, which is available for both Android and iOS devices.
Smart Home products have lit up news websites almost every week for the past year. While, this is great for device manufacturers, it gives consumers extra products to ponder on. These gadgets have come a long way in how they function, installation and interact with humans. The reason consumers gravitate toward connected products is because they allow them to remotely control and automate specific items in and around their home.
Are you contemplating replacing your front door lock with a Smart Lock? Is so you will need to initiate a comprehensive search to find the perfect Smart Lock for your home. As you well know, the existing deadbolt securing your front door has served its purpose, by keeping out unwanted visitors. While many homeowners find the conventional lock suitable for their needs, others are looking for something more innovative and convenient.