The convenience and additional home security and control provided by the new cameras and light control modules greatly expand the utility of the Schlage LiNK System, providing additional benefits to our customers
Carmel, IN (Vocus) May 28, 2009
Schlage®, the most trusted brand of door locks, today announced that remote monitoring Schlage cameras and Z-Wave®-enabled light-control modules for its Schlage LiNK remote home-management system are now available on Lowes.com. The innovative Schlage LiNK System interfaces with various Z-Wave-enabled devices to provide a secure Internet connection, enabling homeowners to grant entry into their home from a computer or most Web-enabled mobile phones, including Apple's iPhone and RIM's BlackBerry.
"We are extremely pleased to offer owners of the Schlage LiNK System new options for monitoring and controlling their home environment," said Dwight Gibson, General Manager, Intelligent Residential Electronics, for Ingersoll Rand, the parent company of Schlage. "With our new plug-and-play cameras, on-the-go homeowners will be able to see who is at the front door and monitor areas in and around the home from any remote location. And with our easy-to-install Light Module, they will also be able to remotely control lighting."
"The convenience and additional home security and control provided by the new cameras and light control modules greatly expand the utility of the Schlage LiNK System, providing additional benefits to our customers," said Ed Pomeroy, Lowe's Vice President of Merchandising in Hardware.
See Live Video from Home While You're Away
Have you ever wished you could check up on your home while you were at work or away for the weekend? Schlage is offering two Network Cameras that let you do just that. The WCE100 wired model ($149) and WCW100 wireless model ($179) are preprogrammed for plug-and-play integration with the Schlage LiNK System and connect securely to the Web via the home's existing router, enabling homeowners to view live video on any Internet-connected computer and most Internet-enabled mobile phones. The Schlage cameras are designed for use indoors and include the following features:
- Color feed with VGA resolution (640 x 480) at 30 frames per second
- Support for MPEG-4 and M-JPEG dual video streaming
- Compact, lightweight enclosure, measuring 3.8 x 3.5 x 1.4 inches (H x W x D) and weighing only 0.65 pounds (with stand)
- Compatibility with many browsers, including Internet Explorer 6.0 and higher, Safari, Opera and Firefox
- Supplied mounting bracket, AC power adapter and Ethernet cable
Turn On Your Foyer Light From the Driveway -- Or From Anywhere
How often have you come home later than planned to a dark house? The Schlage RP200R Light Module ($49.99) lets you remotely control a Z-Wave-enabled table or floor incandescent lamp from any Internet-connected computer and most Internet-enabled mobile phones. The plug-and-play module includes functionality that makes dimming and on/off controls available on your PC and cell phone, or you can dim a lamp by simply tapping the button on the module itself. You can also program the Schlage LiNK System to turn Z-Wave-enabled lights on whenever specific access codes are entered into a Schlage wireless lock or deadbolt and set on/off timers to conserve energy while you're away. Set up is easy. Just plug the small rectangular Light Module into an AC wall outlet and plug the light you want to control into the wireless control outlet on one end of the module; the other end has a standard AC outlet.
Schlage LiNK System: Convenience, Control and Peace of Mind
Schlage wireless deadbolts and locks eliminate the need to carry or circulate keys, allowing homeowners to enter a 4-digit code on the lock's keypad or grant access remotely via an Internet-connected computer or mobile phone (a data plan is necessary to access the password-protected Schlage LiNK Web and mobile interface). The Schlage LiNK System also lets homeowners:
- Receive e-mail or text notifications when specific user codes are entered on the lock's keypad, providing peace of mind for working parents with latchkey kids
- Set up temporary entry codes for day workers, such as a plumber
- Access a 90-day log showing who accessed the lock at what times and on which days
The Schlage LiNK System Starter Kit includes one Schlage wireless deadbolt or lock, a Schlage Bridge, an Ethernet cable, necessary batteries and one Schlage Light Module. The Schlage Bridge connects to the home's existing router and uses Z-Wave wireless technology to transmit data to the Schlage wireless lock. Additional Schlage wireless deadbolts and locks are sold separately and finish options include bright brass, satin nickel and aged bronze.
The manufacturer's suggested retail price of the Schlage LiNK Starter Kit is $299 and additional Schlage wireless deadbolts or locks are $199 each. There is also a $12.99 monthly subscription fee--which works out to less than 50 cents a day--for 24-hour access to the Schlage LiNK Web and mobile interface, which makes it possible to remotely control Schlage Cameras and Light Modules and various other Z-Wave enabled devices, including soon-to-be-supported Z-Wave-enabled home thermostats.
Installing Schlage wireless deadbolts and locks is a straightforward process that typically requires only a screwdriver. Replace the existing door lock with the Schlage wireless deadbolt or lock and enroll the lock or deadbolt and Schlage Light Module into the Schlage Bridge. The next step is to go online to register the Schlage LiNK System. Once installation is complete, you can begin assigning codes for anyone who needs access to the Schlage wireless deadbolt or lock.
Award-Winning Technology and Design
The Schlage LiNK System has received Constructech magazine's Top New Products for 2009 Award, honoring the most innovative technology solutions developed for the homebuilding market, and Design Journal 's ADEX GOLD Award for design excellence. ADEX stands for Awards for Design Excellence and is the largest and most prestigious awards program for furniture, fixtures and finishes marketed to the design trade.
For more information about the Schlage LiNK System and related accessories, visit http://www.link.schlage.com. For details on how to purchase the system and accessories online, visit http://www.lowes.com/schlagelink.
About Schlage & Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies
Schlage® is the leader in security devices, trusted for more than 85 years, spanning both the commercial and residential markets. Commercial grade quality is built into every Schlage® product. The brand is on the forefront of developing cutting-edge technology and innovation such as wireless security products and biometrics, among others. http://www.schlage.com
Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies is a leading global provider of products and services that make environments safe, secure and productive. The sector's market-leading products include electronic and biometric access control systems; time and attendance and personal scheduling systems; mechanical locks and portable security, door closers and exit devices, steel doors and frames, architectural hardware and technologies and services for global security markets.
Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies is a sector of Ingersoll-Rand Company Limited, a global provider of products, services and solutions to industries as diverse as transportation, manufacturing, food retailing, construction and agriculture. http://www.ingersollrand.com
With fiscal year 2008 sales of $48.2 billion, Lowe's Companies, Inc. is a FORTUNE® 50 company that serves approximately 14 million customers a week at more than 1,650 home improvement stores in the United States and Canada. Founded in 1946 and based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe's is the second-largest home improvement retailer in the world. For more information, visit Lowes.com.
Z-Wave is an award-winning, proven and interoperable wireless mesh networking technology that allows a wide array of devices in and around the home to communicate, including lighting, appliances, HVAC, entertainment centers and security systems. Z-Wave brings many benefits to everyday life including remote home monitoring, home healthcare, safety and security, and energy conservation. Z-Wave certified products are currently available from leading consumer brands in more than 300 products. Z-Wave is the recipient of the Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Award in the wireless category, the CNET "Best of CES Award" in the enabling technologies category, along with PC World's World Class Award. For more information about Z-Wave, please visit http://www.z-wave.com.