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CES Home Security/Management Round-Up Part 1: Black & Decker

It happens almost every night. I just get comfy in bed and my wife asks me that dreaded question: "Did you lock up downstairs?" Uggh, time to go traipsing throughout the house, making sure the doors are locked, deadbolts activated.
But thanks to Black & Decker’s new line of motorized electronic deadbolts, that worry is a thing of the past. Not only can you wirelessly control your door's deadbolts from anywhere in the house, you can also make sure your house is secured remotely from work or on the road via the Internet.

When most people think of Black&Decker, they probably think hardware and power tools. But most people don't know that Black & Decker is also the leader in the residential security hardware industry, marketing under the brands of Baldwin, Kwikset, and Weiser, including a full product line of state-of-the-art remote wireless residential access control solutions.

I had a chance at CES to connect with Dave Albert, Vice President for Brand Marketing and Business Development, and Cheryl Kramp, Brand Manager. They showed me how their devices interoperate with home control systems like those from Control4 and high-end systems from AMX and Crestron. Price points start around $250, so this component product seems to be in the range of what you would expect to pay as part of a larger investment in a home security system.

Dave takes us through a demo and gives a bit more detail in these videos (please forgive the choppiness and the audio- it was one of my first tries with the new equipment):


Stay tuned for Part 2 of the Security/Management Round-Up where we take a look at products and systems from Swann, Archerfish, and Eaton Corp.

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