While scouring around during the Pepcom event at CES 2013, the Technology X crew found their way into the security sector of the show floor. We saw a plethora of home security devices – cameras, locks, alarm systems – you name it.
The Nexia booth in particular caught our attention. After seeing a demo of the Schlage Camelot Touchscreen Deadbolt, we just had to do a review; it was simply too amazing to pass up.
It was astonishing how far the deadbolt lock has come, specifically the hardware associated with deadbolts. There have been numerical button and motorized deadbolts in the past, but nothing can compare to the Schlage Camelot Touchscreen Deadbolt in terms of features and performance, especially considering the partnership with Nexia.
While receiving the intelligence of Nexia Home Intelligence, the services provides a new layer of security, one that is not mechanical but rather electronic and provides that extra level of protection needed today in our society.
Fast-forward to today, and Schlage has finally released the next-generation in deadbolt locks, where access can be obtained by using either a numerical code, an application (app), or by the traditional mechanical key.
As the old saying goes “there can be no price on security”; but is the price too much for what you are getting? We will find out if the the Touchscreen Deadbolt, which retails for $199, can live up to expectations.