Aqara’s Matter-over-Thread smart lock brings homes closer to seamless security

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    Smart home device maker Aqara launches new products kickstarter campaign In the case of the U200 smart lock, it's a Matter-compatible smart lock that fits over your existing door lock. It has a separate keypad and fingerprint reader device and can be placed outside the user's door.

    The new U200 mounts above the deadbolt on the inside of the door while maintaining the same external appearance. The smart lock supports several unlocking methods, including Apple Home Key, fingerprint reading with 0.5 seconds recognition, walk to unlock, passcode, NFC tag, voice assistant, remote unlock via Aqara app, and physical key. To do.

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    Aqara launched a Kickstarter campaign two days ago with a $10,000 goal and has already raised more than $320,000 from more than 1,500 backers. Aqara is already an established smart home brand, but like his other Kickstarter projects, backing this project means you are not guaranteed to receive the product.

    Matter-over-Thread support is probably one of the best features touted by the Aqara U200 smart lock. Matter integration makes the U200 interoperable with many smart home automation systems, including Apple HomeKit, Amazon Alexa, Google Home, Samsung SmartThings, and IFTTT.

    This type of connection protocol ensures that the lock stays connected regardless of your internet connection, and leverages the Thread protocol to provide a reliable, low-interaction smart home solution.

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    The U200 smart lock mechanism uses a rechargeable lithium battery that lasts up to 6 months on a single charge, but the separate keypad requires 4 AAA batteries or can be wired with your existing doorbell wiring. can. Aqara plans to offer at least three cover styles to suit a variety of home decor styles. The keypad has an IPX5 rating and can operate in a temperature range of -0.4 °F to 131 °F.

    The new device follows the launch of the company's first Apple Home Key compatible smart lock, the Aqara U100, in the US.


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