SimpliSafe Adds Smart Home Lock to its Arsenal
SimpliSafe has launched an array of door sensors, smoke detectors, temperature monitors, and cameras over the course of the last decade. Now, the Boston-based smart home company is extending beyond its bread and butter with the addition of the SimpliSafe Smart Home Lock.
At 0.9 inches, SimpliSafe says its lock is the thinnest on the market—and one of the cheapest too at just $99. The ever-so-sleek design will be available in three colors: black on black, white on white, or white with a nickel-colored thumb turn.
"Many smart locks are large and bulky—they stick out from the door, physically and visually," SimpliSafe Head of Design Dirk Ahlgrim said in a statement. "We designed the SimpliSafe Smart Lock to be slim and modern, as well as easy and fast to install."
The SimpliSafe Smart Lock was designed to work closely with SimpliSafe’s Alarm System, Video Doorbell, and Security Camera. Homeowners can configure their Smart Locks to automatically lock the door when they activate their alarm or prevent an open door from locking to save their doorframe from being hit with a deadbolt. Other useful features include remote locking and unlocking, personalized PIN codes, unique temporary guest PINs for contractors, Airbnb guests, etc., and an auto-lock feature that engages after too many incorrect PIN attempts.
"Imagine being able to lock down your home from anywhere," SimpliSafe's founder and CEO Chad Laurans said in a statement. "You'll never have to sit through a meeting worrying about whether you left the front door unlocked. You'll never have to stay home for a contractor again, or panic when your child leaves her backpack at school with the house key inside."
As with other SimpliSafe products, the Smart Lock is DIY friendly, and works with Amazon Alexa and Google home. In addition to using voice commands, users can control their locks by using the SimpliSafe Keypad, key fob, their original key, or the SimpliSafe app for an additional $25. The SimpliSafe Smart Lock will launch on SimpliSafe.com on Sept. 15 and at Best Buy on Oct. 13.