Those who drive off and wonder whether they locked the front door can rest easy. Kwikset® is now shipping its SmartCode® keyless entry electronic locks, which let homeowners lock or unlock doors via remote control, cell phone, security system touch panel and/or a secure Internet connection. Kwikset's Home Connect™ Technology uses ZigBee, Z-Wave and other RF protocols to communicate with home security and automation platforms. The battery-powered lock, which fits in any existing deadbolt, secures wireless transmissions by employing 128-bit encryption.
What should be the perception of a product’s real-world performance with regard to the published spec sheet? While it is easy to assume that the product will operate according to spec, what variables should be considered, and is that a designer obligation or a customer responsibility? Or both?
Biomimicry has already found its way into the development of robots and new materials, with researchers studying animals and nature to come up with new innovations. Now thanks to researchers in Boston, biomimicry could even inform the future of electrical networks for next-generation displays.
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