Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI), a global leader in residential and commercial control and automation solutions, have in the past few days announced what they describe as ‘the seamless compatibility’ of their control systems with the August Smart Lock Pro from August Home.
The integration between RTI’s control systems and the August Smart Lock Pro front door lock device utilises RTI’s ZW-9 Z-Wave Interface Module. The use of that module enables integrators to provide homeowners with centralised access control for their customers throughout a home or building and remote access control using RTI’s RTiPanel app.
The ZW-9 uses the Z-Wave wireless protocol to provide the communication link between an RTI system and the August Smart Lock Pro. Utilised in combination with an RTI XP processor, therefore, this allows users to lock and unlock the deadbolt, as well as monitor the lock status and battery level, right on their RTI user interface. That is regardless of whether that is a handheld touchscreen controller, a tabletop touch panel, or a smart device being used remotely to control an RTI system.
Speaking in light of the new integration announcement, RTI’s vice president of global sales, Mike Everett, explained how it fit within the company’s wider desire to improve their range of smart home solutions:
‘We continue to deliver seamless integration with more and more Z-Wave enabled devices, and we’re proud to have the August Smart Lock Pro on our list of supported smart home products…On top of its beautiful design, the August Smart Lock Pro is an excellent retrofit solution for access control and easily integrates with an RTI system.’