Leading smart lock manufacturer LockState announced that it is using Ayla Networks’ Internet of Things (IoT) platform and cloud services for its product line of RemoteLock and RemotePlug. Targeted at the residential market, the forthcoming RemoteLock 5i is the second generation IoT connected lock for the residential market from LockState.
LockState will be demonstrating the RemoteLock 6i, the RemoteLock 5i and the RemotePlug in the Ayla Booth #71153 and the LockState Booth #71157 at the Sands Expo Center, Las Vegas at the CES show January 6-9.
“We have been working with LockState for 18 months to bring cloud connectivity to everything LockState offers,” said David Friedman, CEO and co-founder of Ayla Networks. “LockState saw the opportunity to connect its security products to the cloud and now is rolling out its second generation of IoT products. LockState understands the transformational potential of the IoT and is looking to Ayla to simplify its path to connectivity.”
“If you don’t have an IoT strategy today, then we believe you risk extinction as a company. At LockState, we view IoT as the merger of distinct technologies — door lock firmware; ‘lock/unlock’ commands and user codes; and the development of smartphone and web applications that control the lock. Since mastering all of these technologies is nearly impossible, we rely on Ayla to expertly manage the IoT and cloud connectivity,” said Nolan Mondrow, CEO and founder of LockState. “The result is that we can focus on making our products and customer experience great while being confident that Ayla’s transportation of command and data to our locks is secure and reliable.”
Products being demonstrated at CES include LockState’s commercial grade WiFi door lock, the RemoteLock 6i, and an upgraded version of the consumer WiFi door lock, the RemoteLock 5i. These new locks incorporate many new features and improvements and because they use direct WiFi (no gateway required) locks remain the simplest easiest way to control door access by using a consumer’s existing WiFi router. The RemoteLock 5i will be in full production in Q1 2016. For the office/short-stay/rental market, LockState’s RemoteLock 6i is the commercial smart lock solution that gives rental property owners and businesses the ideal solution to manage doors through smart phones and computers. LockState announced in November that it is one of the first integrations with Airbnb’s new Host Assist program with its new RemoteLock, launched at the Airbnb Open conference in Paris, France.
Also being shown at CES are LockState’s WiFi RemotePlug and the LockState Connect system, a portal that allows consumers to connect WiFi enabled devices such as thermostats and door locks to existing Wi-Fi routers. Consumers can then control their home devices from an internet connected computer or their smart phone from anywhere in the world.
Mondrow added, “LockState was the first company ever to create and sell an internet controlled WiFi keypad door lock. LockState’s first generation locks were a major technological accomplishment and have solved major problems for thousands of users. In launching the next generation of IoT door locks, LockState has taken all the feedback from customers and improved almost every aspect of the lock including increased battery life, more durability, a better smartphone app, better integration with other IoT devices, a much easier provisioning process, and much much more.”
Ayla’s IoT Platform
The Ayla IoT platform provides comprehensive device, cloud and mobile app connectivity for any kind of product. Ayla allows manufacturers to get secure, reliable connected products to market with minimal time, cost and effort—and to improve multiple aspects of their business based on the real-world knowledge gained from data generated by the connected devices.
The advantages of IoT connectivity for smart locks include the ability to set schedules for employees or for repairmen; monitor use codes for children coming home from school or for employees; remotely create and delete permanent and temporary codes; view access history, and receive alerts when door is used; and access to LockState’s portal called Connect to manage other connected LockState products.
Founded in 2004, Colorado-based LockState is focused on providing connected access control & security products to homes and businesses. LockState’s RemoteLock products and platform bring the power of the Internet and remote control to door locks and physical access control systems so that home and business owners can centrally and remotely manage property access from anywhere.
About Ayla Networks
Ayla Networks provides the industry’s first Agile IoT platform, accelerating development, support and ongoing enhancements of connected products for the Internet of Things. Ayla’s end-to-end platform runs across devices, cloud and apps to create secure connectivity, data analytics and feature-rich customer experiences. Delivered as a cloud platform-as-a-service (PaaS), Ayla’s Agile IoT platform provides the flexibility and modularity to enable rapid changes to practically any type of device, cloud or app environment. Ayla Networks was named a 2015 Cool Vendor in the Internet of Things by Gartner, Inc. Ayla’s investors include Cisco, the International Finance Corporation, SAIF Partners, Crosslink Capital, Voyager Capital, Linear Venture and SJF Ventures.