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Home Automation Market Expected To Grow Rapidly

The home automation market is already widely popular and bringing in around 32.11 billion dollars a year. However, studies and research are estimating that by 2022 the market will be bringing in 78.27 billion dollars a year. There are a lot of factors that will contribute to the growth of the market. For instance, as time goes on the technology and parts that are used to design these home automation systems will decrease, which in return will decrease the manufacturing costs drastically. Basically, when it is all said and done, the products will be potentially marketed at a much more reasonable rate. This is going to only attract more and more customers.

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It is also the convenience that these systems offer that attracts people to them. For instance, the wireless communications technology that allows customers to control electronic devices from anywhere in the world is really exciting to the consumer. Not to mention all the devices that can be controlled by voice-automated commands.

It was reported that North America held the largest share of the home automation market in 2015. Europe and Pacific Asia fell next in the line. The newest home automation systems are equipped with very unique software. For instance, the software not only shows users how much energy their electrical devices are consuming, but it also offers a solution to minimize the amount of energy that is consumed in homes. These features give customer complete control over the devices in their home and this is what is really driving these products to the top of the market.

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GEMECOD’s IKILOCK Smart Lock – Checking It Out

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Gemecod IKILOCK Smart Lock is a system that uses a smartphone to wirelessly unlock a door from any distance, as long as one has signal. It promises high bit-rate encryption systems to ensure that it functions properly, and not at the behest of a hacking attempt.  Administrators can share virtual keys with anyone, and deny access to keyholders at any time.  Sensors on the door will notify the administrator if the door isn’t closed properly, or unauthorized access has been obtained through that portal.

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What Does it Do, and How Does it Work?

IKILOCK is a product of the three-dimensional printer revolution.  “I knew from the beginning that 3D printing was the right technology to produce some of our prototype’s parts,” Jacque Leneveu, the CEO of GEMECOD states.  They made numerous builds with the printers before running public relations campaigns.  Between the 3D printing and CNC machining technology, a cost-effective solution is in site.

It offers the consumer the ability to use their smartphone instead of their physical keys to gain entry to applied locks.  Because the assembly is in it’s alpha on the consumer market, Gemecod get’s to be the standard bearer in this foray.  The thought of a single parent trying to juggle a baby stroller and fumble her keys is an obvious mental image, a reason why this came to being is obvious.  There are other applications which this is useful.

Imagine unlocking your door in the parking deck of your apartment building, then you and your friend heft your television through the gate and up the stairs to your door.  All it would require is you to be able to turn the knob.  You don’t even feasibly have to set the large item down, just get your fingers around the door and turn the knob.

Or imagine your child has lost or broken their smartphone.  He contacts you at work, and you ask him when he will be home.  He says, “Five minutes.”  You can open it without departing your location.

When Can we Expect it to be on the Market?

Pre-orders for this are being taken on the company website.  It is a France-based company, and not everything is hammered out, as far as manufacturing 100% of the products might not be made in that country.  This is causing delays, no matter how slight.  The consumer will be the final arbiter, if they want to unlock their doors while their hands are free, or fumble for keys in the rain, child on one hip and groceries in the other hand.

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Introducing The RemoteLock6i Smart Lock – Built for Property Owners

It could be said that the smart lock is still in its infancy, but this is changing rapidly. The access control company, LockState, wants to further speed up the process, with the introduction of their RemoteLock 6i Smart Lock. The company has take an approach, which is very similar to that of the Slock.it. The lock is intended for property owners and managers, who wish to grant short-term access to their properties.

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The RemoteLock 6i will give property owners, landlords and businesses the ability to manage access through their smartphones and computers. Unlike many of the alternatives, the lock can be controlled directly through your existing Wi-Fi and no additional equipment is required. From the control panel, owners will be able to perform a handful of tasks.

  • Add and remove permanent and temporary access codes
  • View access history logs
  • Get automatic alerts, as soon as the door is used

The company’s innovative approach will provide consumers with easier setup and functionality, by allowing the Wi-Fi enabled smart lock to be connected to the network effortlessly. In fact, the setup barely deviates from that of a laptop, which everyone will be very familiar with. More features can be found below.

  • One-touch button allows the user to lock the door when going out
  • Capacity of 1,000 guest codes, which can be generated or assigned randomly
  • Doors can be locked and unlocked remotely
  • Privacy mode disables all codes
  • Two additional modes: Passage and Storehouse
  • Safety lockout mechanism, after 5 unsuccessful attempts
  • Weatherproof and capable of withstanding Mother Nature’s wrath
  • Uses 4 AA batteries and offers a low battery warning
  • Fits doors 1 3/8 to 2″ thick and is reversible
  • Can sync with RemoteLock ACS Cloud-Based Access Control System


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According to the company’s website, the product is in full production and is expected to be released Fall 2015. If you’re interested in further details, you can find more at the company’s website. RemoteLock

August Introduces Siri-Controlled Smart Lock Upgrade And Much More

The August Home Corporation has just revealed several new Smart Home products and the Siri-Controlled Upgrade, which will revolutionize their Smart Lock. If you own an iPhone, you are surely familiar with the voice-controlled Siri, which can be a very enlightening way to control connected products in your home. This upgrade will allow you to control your preexisting August Smart Lock, through Siri.

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August AK-R1 Smart Keypad Coming Soon

If you own an August Smart Lock, you will delighted to discover that yet another addition to the August collection is now available. The August AK-R1 Smart keypad is going to transform your Smart Lock into a more futuristic home access device. This high tech keypad offers an additional home access option for you, your family, friends, and service providers.

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August Reinvents The Doorbell – The August Doorbell Cam

Have you experienced the revolution of the August Smart Lock? Have you enjoyed your futuristic experience thus far? Well, you should buckle your seatbelt and prepare to go on another ride into the future, with the August AB-R1 Doorbell Cam! Fresh off of their success with the smart lock, August isn’t sitting around and celebrating the occasion. Instead, the company is tackling yet another common home device.

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Introduction To The New Upcoming Danalock Version 2

Are you still waiting to purchase your Smart Lock? If so, you are not alone, because many homeowners are patiently waiting until the Smart Lock manufacturers clear away the glitches. Poly-Control is preparing to release the American version of the Danalock Version 2.

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Lockitron Is Back And Ready To Introduce The Bolt

Lockitron is known for having a successful Kickstarter project several years ago. Believe it or not, the Lockitron team is ready to unveil their new Smart Lock, the Bolt. With more intuitive innovative technology, which is designed to target a broader audience, the Bolt may be exactly what you have been waiting for.

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Xfinity Enters The Race For Smart Home Devices

Apple and Google have been in the market for smart home devices, but it seems that Comcast has recently thrown their hat into the rink. Comcast will be working with Xfinity Home designing hardware and software that will allow customers to control their smart home devices by utilizing one single mobile application and password. As of current many of these devices required separate log-ins and applications. As you can imagine it is quite the hassle to have to login for access to each separate device.

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