AARHUS, Denmark--(BUSINESS WIRE)--With today’s launch of Danalock, Poly-Control, the Danish manufacturer of home automation solutions, becomes the first company to take an affordable smart lock product out of the prototype stage and into the consumer market.
Poly-Control CEO, Henning Overgaard, says his company’s mission is to get the keyless experience out to users who wouldn’t normally install a smart lock due to cost and complexity:
“Installing Danalock takes a screwdriver (included in the box), 10 minutes, and a download of our app to a smartphone. The smart lock fits onto existing deadbolts and mortise locks anywhere in the world and there’s no wiring or exchange of hardware.”
Once installed, Danalock uses Bluetooth Smart or Z-Wave technologies to wirelessly connect to the Danalock smartphone app. From here, users press a button to open or close the door, they can send virtual keys to friends, family, babysitters, contractors, or weekend guests and grant and revoke access for certain time frames. The log system lets the user know who accessed their home, when, and for how long. Danalock can be set to sense the approaching homeowner or guest granted access and will unlock and welcome them into the home, hands free. The new smart lock can also be programmed to automatically lock the door after the user enters.
Danalock is the only smart lock available with both Bluetooth Smart and Z-Wave and there are three unique versions to choose from: one with Bluetooth Smart for instant use with any smartphone, one with Z-Wave that integrates with existing home automation systems, and one with both technologies. All versions are available in two aesthetically-pleasing designs; Danalock Square and Danalock Circle.
“We wanted to give users unrivaled flexibility by offering Bluetooth Smart for the short-range features and the Z-Wave option that has the ability to remotely control the lock from anywhere in the world,” says Overgaard.
Not only is Danalock available to ship now at the lowest price point in the market, unlike other smart lock solutions, Danalock allows users to distribute unlimited virtual keys without additional charges. Also, there are no monthly fees associated with the service.
“Once you purchase the lock, that’s it. You don’t need to pay for anything else,” says Overgaard.
Security is, of course, of utmost importance. Poly-Control relies on the same secure communications technology used by financial institutions for online banking, giving users the peace of mind of knowing that virtual keys can never be copied.
“In terms of power consumption, we use Bluetooth Smart and Z-wave since these are the most power-saving technologies available, giving our users greater battery life when compared to other wireless connection solutions such as WiFi,” explains the Poly-Control CEO.
Danalock uses standard batteries so locks will stay on even if electricity goes out. Sensors let the user know, with LED indicators and via email, when batteries need replacing —approximately every two years.
With Danalock, Poly-Control is not only addressing the consumer market, the smart lock is also a perfect fit for hotels, the burgeoning home exchange market, commercial business uses, and homecare providers.
CEO Overgaard expects to see a huge increase in the market share for smart locks in the future:
“Traditional keys are easy to lose and copy, keypad codes can be easily shared or forgotten, and biometrics are expensive and a challenge to install. The smart lock is a beautifully designed, simple to use device accompanied by a single mobile app that runs on your smartphone. And how great is the feeling of not having to always remember your keys?”
Danalock combines the elegance and minimalism of Scandinavian design with cutting-edge Bluetooth Smart and Z-Wave technology. The result is a sleek, attractive smart lock in two new designs; Danalock Square and Danalock Circle offered at the lowest possible cost, ready to ship today at an introductory price of just $99. This includes an unlimited amount of keys and users and no monthly fees. The unique technology and design has already been licensed by other big players in the market. The benefits of Danalock’s connection options are:
Bluetooth Smart: Using a wireless standard supported by all smartphones, users open Danalock from their phone app when they physically approach the Danalock enabled door. From anywhere in the world, users can grant and revoke access for other users too. Either directly from their smartphone app or from Poly-Control’s desktop application E-Key.
Z-Wave: When connecting via Z-Wave, it’s not necessary to be in front of the Danalock door to open it. Users simply access their Z-Wave home automation router remotely from their smartphone or computer and open or lock the door from anywhere in the world. Z-Wave also enables management of other users remotely, just like the Bluetooth Smart version.
Using regular batteries, Danalock works even if the home power or WiFi is down. Danalock is installed on the interior side of door, so deadbolts still work with physical keys in addition to the smartphone. If the smartphone is lost, Danalock can easily be deactivated.
Download product photos here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/5msg16012tm0ao0/41mKXmF9ry
Poly-Control is a Danish family-owned business aiming to make home automation available to everyone. The company has been making intelligent door lock mechanisms and home automation products for more than 10 years and has unrivaled experience in the field. Coming from the heritage of Danish design with a focus on both functionality and aesthetics, the company is proud to present Danalock, the result of intensive research and development and the latest in a long line of smart home products.