Yale Locks & Hardware, an ASSA ABLOY Group company, has announced it will demonstrate a new NFC-enabled version of its Real Living locks at this week’s CEDIA Expo 2011 in Indianapolis.
Accoriding to Yale, the NFC Real Living lock is the first U.S. brand of NFC-enabled residential locks designed to integrate seamlessly into the ‘digital home.’
Compatible with the ASSA ABLOY Mobile Keys platform, the new lock system enables credentials to be distributed securely through NFC mobile phones as an alternative to mechanical keys and physical access cards. According to Yale, this makes Real Living the first line of residential locks that can be unlocked directly using an NFC-enabled mobile phone.
The system also supports both Z-Wave and ZigBee, allowing the lock to be integrated into a range of home control and security systems, including Control4, the Vera Z-Wave home control system by Mi Casa Verde, and Alarm.com’s emPower.