Kwikset, an American-based lock manufacturer, was founded in 1946, which says a lot about the company’s history and ability to satisfy consumers. The company joined the Smart Lock industry in 2013, with the introduction of the Kwikset Kevo 1st Generation Bluetooth Smart Lock. Since this time, Kwikset launched the second version of the Kevo and several other Smart Locks.
Yale, a leading provider of a wide range of door locks and padlocks, has a decent Smart Lock line up, including the Yale NexTouch and Yale Real Living Assure. The company announced earlier this month the HomeKit integration, which allows Yale customers to control their Smart Locks, with voice commands via Siri.
Zigbee Alliance will showcase its innovative dotdot, a universal language system for the Internet of Things (IoT) at CES 2017. The company will focus on Zigbee 3.0-enabled products and enhanced development solutions. The dotdot will allow consumers to mesh their Smart gadgets together on any home network. Zigbee will join up with the Thread Group to demonstrate the dotdot products, which will be operating on Thread’s IP-based networks.
Silicon Labs Launch Two Smart Home Reference Designs For Developers To Speed Up Integration And Development Processes
Silicon Labs, a company that provides developers with technologies, software and solutions, launched two wireless reference designs, a Smart outlet and occupancy sensor. The reference designs have already been put through official UL and FCC certification testing processes to speed up the integration time. They include all of the firmware, software and hardware tools required to create future-proofed network-connected products based on Silicon Labs’ robust ZigBee® “Golden Unit” Home Automation (HA 1.2) software stack and multi-protocol wireless Gecko system-on-chip (SoC) portfolio (source: Business Wire).