What you need to know
- A new smart door integrates a smart lock, light, and doorbell.
- Masonite M-Pwr Smart Doors are available on new-build homes only.
Want a smart lock, doorbell, and more but don't want to have to deal with multiple independent products? The Masonite M-Pwer is the answer because it integrates multiple smart products into a door, right from the factory. The door comes with everything a smart home could need and it's all powered — so there's no need for batteries.
Masonite announced the product via press release at the ongoing CES 2022 event.
The door integrates Ring Video Doorbells and Yale locks, but there's a catch — you can't buy one. Right now the fancy smart doors are only available to companies building new homes, and even then it's limited to a specific part of the world. More "builder partner announcements" are expected to arrive this year, however.
There's no word yet on when us mere mortals will be able to buy these things as an aftermarket addition to our existing homes, however.
Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.
Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.
I just wish it didn't have the police spying doorbell built in.
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