- Allegion has been using Silicon Labs’ Wireless Gecko IoT portfolio in its products for quite some time.
- A smart lock solution has also been developed together by both the companies.
Silicon Labs, a U.S – based semiconductor company and Allegion, an Ireland-based maker of security products have collaborated to further provide Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities to security products for both smart home and commercial buildings.
“Connectivity has become an expected convenience that enhances the user experience across many products and solutions,” said Mark Lynn, Vice President of Engineering, Allegion America. “At Allegion, we’re driving innovation in a traditional industry – one where we’ve been known to create strong mechanical offerings and have built trust that we deliver on ever-evolving customer needs. Working with Silicon Labs allows us to integrate proven, flexible wireless connectivity in locks and other security devices that meets our complex compliance, certification, and market demands.”
Zigbee – Schlage Connect Smart Deadbolt
Several Allegion solutions already incorporate Silicon Labs’ Wireless Gecko IoT portfolio, which supports Zigbee, Bluetooth and Z-Wave connectivity. Allegion, in association with Silicon Labs, recently developed the Zigbee-certified Schlage Connect Smart Deadbolt, a smart lock solution for consumers who utilise Zigbee’s home automation system.
When paired with Key by Amazon and an Amazon Cloud Cam, users can remotely grant access to trusted visitors or family members or even opt for in-home delivery. This innovation can be highly advantageous in solving the persistent problem of package theft.
“Silicon Labs is proud to work alongside the industry pioneer Allegion to help the company create additional connectivity options for smart home and commercial building security solutions,” said Matt Saunders, Vice President of Marketing for IoT products, Silicon Labs. “Our Wireless Gecko hardware and software products provide flexible, high-performance connectivity, enabling Allegion to focus on product functionality and best-in-class security.”
Allegion also uses Wireless Gecko in the Von Duprin RU/RM exit device. This networked version can be cloud-connected and used in educational settings for locking and remote monitoring.