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.
Practically all electronic devices today contain metals that may
be coming from conflict-ravaged African countries. And political pressures will increasingly influence how these minerals are sourced and used in products.
Weaned on the relatively effortless connectivity of today’s massive variety of consumer electronic products, automation users in the IIoT will likely not tolerate too many competing, piecemeal standards for long. And the Industrial Internet Consortium is trying to preempt history.
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