Security blends with functionality at CEDIA 2010

Residential market continuing to trend towards home automation, energy management solutions


Another player in the home integration market, Control4, also had several new announcements at the show as it pertained to security. The company said its home automation system is now compatible with wireless locks from Baldwin, a division of Stanley Black & Decker, and Yale Locks & Hardware, a division of access control solutions manufacturer Assa Abloy.

"I think we are unique in this space because we're focused on integrating with home security systems," said Jason Williams, director of product management, electronic access control for Assa Abloy, speaking of the company's new Yale Real Living locks.

The new locks, available with either a capacitive touchscreen keypad or a traditional push button keypad, also feature voice assisted programming in three languages and can hold up to 250 unique codes.

Similar to the Kwikset SmartCode locks, the Baldwin locks also feature Stanley Black & Decker's Home Connect technology that allows it to seamlessly integrate with the Control4 system. Both the Yale and Baldwin locks, when used in conjunction with the Control4 automation system, can be programmed to control multiple electronic devices and systems in the home.

Control4 system owners can also now download and install energy management and security applications through the company's 4Store marketplace, as they would an app for a smart phone.