Schlage today announced that Android phone owners can now download the app for the Schlage LiNK home-management system (previously, the software was only available to iPhone users). This app makes it possible for owners of Android phones to monitor and control Z-Wave enabled locks, lights, thermostats and other devices such as Schlage cameras from their Android phone, in addition to any computer connected to the Internet. The app is available for download in the Android Market.
“Having Android in the mix means owners of the three most popular phones will be able to receive text messages when the kids get home from school, monitor live camera feeds on their phones and even reduce heating bills by adjusting their home temperature from almost anywhere.”
“Owners of smartphone’s based on Google’s Android platform—the fastest growing mobile phone platform in the U.S.-will now be able to enjoy the benefits of remote home management through the affordable Schlage LiNK System. Having Android in the mix means owners of the three most popular phones will be able to receive text messages when the kids get home from school, monitor live camera feeds on their phones and even reduce heating bills by adjusting their home temperature from almost anywhere.”
– Dwight Gibson, VP and GM, Connected Home Solutions, Ingersoll Rand/Schlage
The basic Schlage LiNK Starter Kit ($249 with rebate) includes a wireless keypad lock or deadbolt, a remote control lighting module and everything needed to set up a wireless Z-Wave network in the home. A single Schlage LiNK System will support an unlimited number of IP network cameras and up to 232 Z-Wave enabled devices, all of which would be covered under one $8.99 per month subscription fee. Options include the Schlage WCW100 wireless camera ($179), Schlage WCE100 wired camera ($149), Trane Remote Energy Management Thermostat ($149, model TZEMT400AB32) and Schlage light module ($49.99).
The Schlage LiNK System is available in select RadioShack, Lowe’s and Best Buy stores across the country as well as through a number of online retailers including Amazon, BestBuy, HomeDepot, TigerDirect and CompUSA.
The addition of Google’s Android platform means that the Schlage LiNK mobile application is now available for the Apple iPhone and BlackBerry as well as devices running Microsoft Windows Mobile 5 or higher.
For information about the Schlage LiNK System, visit their website.
About Schlage and Ingersoll Rand Residential Solutions
Schlage is the leader in security devices, trusted for 90 years, spanning commercial and residential markets. Commercial grade quality is built into every Schlage product. Schlage is on the forefront of developing cutting-edge technology and innovation including wireless security products and biometrics. www.schlage.com. Ingersoll Rand Residential Solutions, with well-known brands like Schlage and Trane, delivers safety, comfort and efficiency to homeowners throughout North America. Products, services and solutions include mechanical and electronic locks, heating and air conditioning systems, indoor air-quality solutions, advanced controls, portable security systems and remote home management. For more information on these and other residential solutions visit www.ingersollrand.com, www.schlage.com, or www.trane.com.