Assa Abloy has already brought NFC-based door locks to some Swedish hotel rooms, but one of its subsidiary companies is now looking to bring them to your doorstep, as well. Earlier this month, Yale Locks & Hardware unveiled what it hopes will be the first NFC-enabled residential lock to hit the US market.
With this system, all you’ll need to do is wave your smartphone in front of one of Yale’s Real Living line of motorized locks, which will then automatically open (as long as you’ve been authorized to do so). Demoed at this year’s CEDIA Expo, these revamped locks are also compatible with either Zigbee or Z-Wave home automation technologies and support Assa Abloy’s Mobile Keys software, which allows users to securely load all of their digital keys on their handsets. Pricing and availability remain unclear…