Poly-Control To Offer First Smart Locks Certified for Z-Wave Plus

Poly-Control today announced that its next generation product will be the first smart lock to have earned Z-Wave Plus certification and will utilize Z-Wave Series 500 hardware.

AARHUS, Denmark and HANNOVER, Germany March 16, 2015


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With the growing demand for more advanced featured and better designed smart home technology, Poly-Control, a provider of innovative smart technology solutions for homes and businesses, today announced that its next generation smart lock, launching in spring 2015, is the first smart lock to have earned Z-Wave Plus certification and will utilize Z-Wave Series 500 hardware. Z-Wave Plus certification ensures the buyer that they are getting the most current version of Z-Wave hardware and software and that they will enjoy the upmost in ease of installation, battery life, and RF range. Z-Wave Plus products are fully backward compatible and interoperable with standard Z-Wave products. Poly-Control will showcase its latest products at CeBIT 2015, March 16-20 in Hannover, Germany, at the Z-Wave Pavilion - Hall 13, Stand A40.

"With analysts predicting more than a half billion monitoring devices installed in homes worldwide by 2018, we see a huge opportunity to deliver premium lock solutions to property owners primed to invest in smart technologies," said Henning Overgaard, co-founder of Poly-Control. "However, developing smart lock solutions with advanced functionality and seamless connectivity with the most in-demand home automation systems is key for moving the market forward, which is why ensuring our products met the Z-Wave Plus standard was so important to us."

"Poly-Control has been a fantastic proponent of Z-Wave technology, starting with its first introduction of Danalock, the market's first readily available smart lock with Bluetooth Smart and Z-Wave compatibility in one," said Mark Walters, chairman of the Z-Wave Alliance. "Now, with Z-Wave Plus certification, they're continuing to bring meaningful innovation to the category with new solutions that deliver extended range, and more efficient and powerful performance.

Z-Wave Plus is a certification program for smart home devices developed for the 500 Series hardware platform (5th generation Z-Wave). Z-Wave Plus certified products feature richer feature sets; 50 percent longer range; 67 percent lower power consumption; 400 percent larger memory footprint; and a 250 percent higher data rate, among other advanced capabilities. All certified products are fully backward compatible with product based on earlier versions of Z-Wave, and are fully interoperable between brands.

About Poly-Control
Poly-Control, based in Denmark, develops innovative smart technology solutions for homes and businesses. The company's founders have been making intelligent door lock mechanisms and home automation products for more than 10 years, and have unrivaled experience in the field. For more information, visit http://www.poly-control.com or follow @Danalock.

Last Fall Poly-Control introduced Danalock, a convenient, and full-featured smart lock that turns your iOS or Android smart phone into a hi-tech digital key. Users can lock and unlock their home or business from any location and can send virtual keys with limited time access to friends, family, workers, renters and more. A log system enables tracking of who enters and exits and when. Along with Bluetooth Smart compatibility, Danalock integrates seamlessly with Z-Wave home automation systems. Once installed, a user's Z-Wave control system will automatically detect Danalock and pair it with the system. Users can then program their Danalock to trigger a sequence of events with other Z-Wave products with each use. For instance, once you initiate the lock, you can set the alarm to turn on and lights off. Once unlocked, the sequence reverses. Danalock is available in multiple markets across the globe and is compatible with an extensive list of Z-Wave home automation gateways, such as HomeDepot's WINK, MiCasaVerde Vera, Almondplus, Home Center 2 Fibaro, Homeseer 3, RaZberry, SmartThings, Zipato, Northq, Prodea Systems, among others, and interacts seamlessly with thousands of Z-Wave compatible smart products. For more information, images and video, please visit Danalock.

About Z-Wave
Z-Wave technology and is an open internationally recognized ITU standard (G.9959). It is the leading wireless home control technology in the market today, with over 1200 certified interoperable products worldwide. Represented by the Z-Wave Alliance, and supported by more than 300 companies around the world, the standard is a key enabler of smart living solutions for home safety and security, energy, hospitality, office and light commercial applications.

Z-Wave is a registered trade mark of Sigma Designs and its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.

About the Z-Wave Alliance
Formed in January 2005, the Z-Wave Alliance is a consortium of leading companies in the home technology space dedicated to solidifying Z-Wave as the standard for wireless home control products. The principal members include; ADT, Evolve Guest Controls, FAKRO, Ingersoll-Rand, Jasco Products, LGU +, Nortek Security, Sigma Designs, and SmartThings. Alliance members lead the home controls market, providing leading edge products and systems that deliver increased comfort, convenience, energy conservation, safety and security. For more information about the Z-Wave Alliance, visit http://www.z-wavealliance.org.

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