When most consumers think of Smart Locks, they think of August, Schlage and Kwikset brands. Westinghouse, an American-based electric company that manufactures electric motors, industrial gas turbines and household products, released its commercial-grade Z-Wave-enabled Smart Lock on September 22, 2016. The Westinghouse RTS Biometric Smart Lock offers universal compatibility with automation networks in commercial settings. The embedded Z-Wave Plus 5202 chipset will allow the lock to communicate with third-party connected devices. However, it does require a Z-Wave-enabled hub to operate remotely.
Business owners can register users as electronic key code only, fingerprint only or both, with the option of registering up to 1,000 users. Access can be denied or granted at specific times to offer more security around your business. To set up a schedule, you will need to access the accompanied app interface. Users will also having the ability to activate RTS-Z, while at home or away via their smartphone. Users can access their home by inputting the e-key code into the backlit touchpad display, using the included mechanical key or fingerprint reader.
The Smart lock is suitable for doors 1-1/2” to 2” thick. It is also backed by a 2-year limited manufacturer’s warranty.
Westinghouse RTS Smart Lock meets Grade 1 standards within 260’ wireless open-air range, which is far more superior to other Z-Wave-enabled gadgets. The lock also meets or exceeds the UL, FCC, ROHS, CE and ANSI standards.
The outdoor component is weather resistant and dustproof to ensure durability and longevity, along with the zinc cast enclosures. The lock comes with a removable standard-sized rim cylinder. The app supports an unlimited number of RTS-Z Locks.
To ensure access, Westinghouse included an emergency backup system, which utilizes a 9-volt battery for a quick charge. To charge the onboard battery, just touch the polarized snaps to the bottom of the lock.
The Westinghouse RTS-Z Smart Lock is no ordinary door lock. In Fact, it is rated commercial-grade, making it suitable for large and small businesses. The lock weighs 8.8 pounds, which is unlike the residential Smart Lock that only weighs about 4 pounds. The lock includes mounting adapters to ensure the perfect fit and easy installation.
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