January 10, 2012
Home Automation, Inc. (HAI), leading manufacturer of integrated security and home automation products since 1985, announced the development of enhanced controller firmware to allow two-way integration with both ZigBee and Z-Wave wireless door locks.
Integrating a Z-Wave or ZigBee wireless door lock into an HAI Omni or Lumina home control system means increased access control with cutting-edge electronic locks from various manufacturers. Users gain the ability to lock and unlock up to 16 doors from HAI Ethernet Touchscreens, keyfobs, and remotely via mobile Apple/Android devices. The HAI controller can lock and unlock the locks, in addition to monitoring the state of the locks. HAI systems may even be configured to automatically set lighting, music, and temperature based on the locked/unlocked status of the door.
Compatible products that HAI has tested include options from Kwikset, Yale, and Schlage. The ZigBee integration has been specifically verified with the Black & Decker Kwikset SmartCode locks, but it should work with other locks that support the standard ZigBee Home Automation profile lock cluster. Additionally, the Z-Wave integration has been specifically verified with the Kwikset SmartCode deadbolt and entry set, Yale Evolution deadbolt, and Schlage Z-Wave deadbolt locks.
HAI expects the ZigBee and Z-Wave lock integrations to be available during January 2012. The door lock integrations will be compatible with all Ethernet-enabled Omni and Lumina controllers, including Omni Pro II, Omni IIe, Lumina Pro, and Lumina, utilizing firmware version 3.10 or later. The Z-Wave integration requires a Leviton RF+3 Serial Interface Module, Leviton Part Number, VRC0P. The ZigBee integrations require usage of HAI’s Zigbee Interface Module, HAI Part Number, 81A00-3ZB, running firmware 14.08 or later.
“HAI’s engineers have further enhanced the robust controller firmware with a much-desired third-party product feature,” explained Jay McLellan, HAI President & CEO. “Business owners and homeowners will take comfort knowing whether all doors are locked and fully secure, as opposed to simply knowing whether or not they were closed.”
HAI products are available through a worldwide network of Distributors and installing Dealers in over 80 countries. For more information on HAI, please visit www.homeauto.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org
About HAI (www.homeauto.com): HAI (Home Automation, Inc.) is a privately held manufacturer of integrated automation and security products for residential and commercial use based in New Orleans, LA. Incorporated in 1985, HAI has developed a full line of award-winning automation products, including home control systems, programmable communicating thermostats, smart light switches, Whole Home Audio systems, video surveillance equipment, access control products, Touchscreen interfaces, and software that allows access and control of an automation system over the Internet. All products are sold through HAI’s worldwide network of Distribution Partners and installed by trained dealers in over 80 countries.