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  # 1004196 12-Mar-2014 11:45
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networkn: We bought one a few years back from the home show, we LOVE it.


What brand is yours?

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  # 1004224 12-Mar-2014 13:24
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i have a 12v NC rim lock at my front door. look like this



connected to a loxone miniserver. works good. every now and then ill get a txt from my sister asking to open the door so she can stop in and use the loo

 
 
 
 


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  # 1004226 12-Mar-2014 13:40
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That looks really cool (and would fit my front door!)
Available May.
Like the fairly simple retro fit look of it.







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  # 1004241 12-Mar-2014 14:07
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blakamin:
networkn: We bought one a few years back from the home show, we LOVE it.


What brand is yours?


Sorry I didn't fully pay attention, my lock isn't as "smart" as that one, with no smart phone etc, but it works with either a pin code, proximity sensor etc. 
It's an I-Revo


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  # 1004260 12-Mar-2014 14:17
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Been looking at these in the past and would be keen to get something like this soon
Gotta have that connected house!


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  # 1004326 12-Mar-2014 15:10
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when you think about how long weve been able to push a button and unlock a car door, push it again to lock it and set the alarm, having to pull out a bunch of metal sticks to open the doors on our houses makes no sense

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  # 1004550 12-Mar-2014 21:07
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greenbone: when you think about how long weve been able to push a button and unlock a car door, push it again to lock it and set the alarm, having to pull out a bunch of metal sticks to open the doors on our houses makes no sense


SO true! i would have thought that the house stuff wouldve come first... i mean seriously how hard is it to build an alarm that can text you and interface with your garage door and front door and doesnt cost a fortune???  how come a $600 car alarm has more features than a $1000 home alarm?

 
 
 
 


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  # 1004551 12-Mar-2014 21:08
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floydie:
greenbone: when you think about how long weve been able to push a button and unlock a car door, push it again to lock it and set the alarm, having to pull out a bunch of metal sticks to open the doors on our houses makes no sense


SO true! i would have thought that the house stuff wouldve come first... i mean seriously how hard is it to build an alarm that can text you and interface with your garage door and front door and doesnt cost a fortune???  how come a $600 car alarm has more features than a $1000 home alarm?


Plenty of alarms have had this functionality under $1000 for years. We did research a few times in the past and found items though I can't recall specifics right now. 



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  # 1004553 12-Mar-2014 21:09
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blakamin: I don't want anything outside that screams "tech in this house".


i think looking through the window seeing the 50"LED TV would be enough temptation for the average theif.   "high tech" might make them think twice.

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  # 1004559 12-Mar-2014 21:12
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floydie:
blakamin: I don't want anything outside that screams "tech in this house".


i think looking through the window seeing the 50"LED TV would be enough temptation for the average theif.   "high tech" might make them think twice.


Heh I've never understood people being worried about people stealing 50" or bigger TV's. They are big and heavy and don't make for quick and dirty money which is what most people want. 

We have a sign on our gate which says "my German shepherd can get to this gate in 2 seconds, can you?" we have found that it acts as a very effective deterrent.


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  # 1004562 12-Mar-2014 21:13
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 i would have thought that the house stuff wouldve come first


the problem is, there is no toyota or nissan manufacturing houses ...



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  # 1004579 12-Mar-2014 21:40
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floydie:
blakamin: I don't want anything outside that screams "tech in this house".


i think looking through the window seeing the 50"LED TV would be enough temptation for the average theif.   "high tech" might make them think twice.


You cant see my tv, or any tech through our windows... and it's only 47" ;p. The thing that would annoy me is the tablets, laptops, NAS, xbox etc.

The Goji is waaaay too flash to have on the door, and if a thief came around, they'd probably try to steal that. We live in a modest, quiet street.


And we have a largish dog.

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  # 1006696 16-Mar-2014 13:20
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Hi Guys,

Looks like I'm a bit late to the party on this one but I thought I'd chime in.

We are an Australian company bringing the latest smart lock to the market. What makes the Genie Smart Lock unique? It is a full door handle and not a deadbolt. Being an Australian company, Australia and New Zealand are also two of our focus markets.

If any of you guys have any questions about the Genie Smart Lock or the smart lock market in general, let me know and I'd be happy to help.

Regarding the "tech" aspect on display. This is a feature that a lot of our customers have asked for and love. I understand the security concerns that have been raised, however I think a $200 - $300 door handle is the least of your worries in this regard. I think the flashy car and house can be more of a giveaway than a smart lock, however I understand the concerns.

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  # 1006700 16-Mar-2014 13:34
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GenieSmartLock: Hi Guys,

Looks like I'm a bit late to the party on this one but I thought I'd chime in.

We are an Australian company bringing the latest smart lock to the market. What makes the Genie Smart Lock unique? It is a full door handle and not a deadbolt. Being an Australian company, Australia and New Zealand are also two of our focus markets.

No pictures on your web page?
I'm not about to drop $250 - $300 on something I can't see.
And this about page? LMAO... 

GenieSmartLock:
Regarding the "tech" aspect on display. This is a feature that a lot of our customers have asked for and love. I understand the security concerns that have been raised, however I think a $200 - $300 door handle is the least of your worries in this regard. I think the flashy car and house can be more of a giveaway than a smart lock, however I understand the concerns.

Some customers might want their tech on display, but I'm not out to impress anyone. I just want to unlock my door with the minimum of fuss.
I wouldn't call a 21 year old BMW "flashy" and the house looks pretty much like all the other ones in the street. :D

There's also no way in the world I'm paying anyone for "e-keys". ever.
 

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  # 1006701 16-Mar-2014 13:38
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GenieSmartLock:
If any of you guys have any questions about the Genie Smart Lock or the smart lock market in general, let me know and I'd be happy to help.


Regards,

Genie Smart Lock Team


Sounds like a nice product, have you a site with pics?  It is noted that it is wifi, will you have an open API so the lock can be integrated into control systems?

edit:  Checked out facebook, renderings will be available in 2-3 weeks.




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