ERA Home Security, designer and manufacturer of locks, handles and hinges, has entered into partnership with UniKey, the developer and provider of smart lock technologies.
The announcement was made last week at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, where ERA and UniKey revealed their first cooperative product, ERA TouchKey, a residential nightlatch, which will stand apart from other keyless lock products.
Built on the distinctive UniKey mobile platform, the ERA TouchKey smart lock will have UniKey’s Touch-to-Open passive, one-touch entry and enhanced security features including inside/outside technology that enables ERA TouchKey to know if a homeowner’s smartphone is inside or outside the home to eliminate the potential for unauthorised entry.
ERA CEO, Darren Waters, said: “We have been a trusted provider of state-of-the-art locks for homeowners in the UK since 1838, but the time has come to throw away the key. By working with a great partner like UniKey, the ERA TouchKey will transform the lock industry for British homeowners, making home entry easier and more convenient without sacrificing security.”
UniKey founder and president, Phil Dumas, commented: “I am excited to announce UniKey’s expansion and continued influence on the lock industry with the news of our partnership with ERA. Our experience and technologies truly set UniKey powered locks apart from all other smart locks in the marketplace and now home owners in the UK will be able to enjoy the benefits.”