Schlage, a strategic brand of Carmel, Ind.-based Ingersoll Rand, announced that Android phone owners can now download the app for the Schlage LiNK™ home-management system. 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, as well as from any Internet-connected computer. The app is available for download in the Android Market at www.android.com/market.
“Owners of smart phones based on Google’s Android platform…will now be able to enjoy the benefits of remote home management through the affordable Schlage LiNK System,” said Dwight Gibson, vice president and general manager, Connected Home Solutions for Ingersoll Rand, the parent company of Schlage. “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.”
The basic Schlage LiNK starter kit 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.
The Schlage LiNK system is marketed to consumers at select RadioShack, Lowe’s and Best Buy stores, as well as through online retailers, including Amazon.com, BestBuy.com, GoKeyless.com, HomeDepot.com, TigerDirect.com and CompUSA.com.
For information, visit www.link.schlage.com.