Kaadas Group, a company with more than 30 years of experience in the lock industry, has added several new smart locks to its lineup of electronic and smart lock solutions available to professional integrators. Showcased for the first time to the professional residential market, the KA227-V Wi-Fi Video Doorbell Smart Deadbolt Lock with Dual Fingerprint Sensors as well as two new Z-Wave smart lock models — KA210A and KA210 –— will each be on display within the Kaadas booth (3552) at CEDIA Expo.
The KA227-V from Kaadas is a video doorbell and smart lock all-in-one that includes a wireless chime. This combined video doorbell and smart lock solution saves space on the door and exterior, providing a cleaner, less cluttered aesthetic, according to the company.
Featuring four different ways to lock/unlock — via fingerprint, PIN code, key, or the Kaadas companion app — users are empowered to select the method that is either the easiest or most reliable. The integrated dual fingerprint sensor is capable of recognizing up to 50 unique fingerprints and unlocking the door in as little as 0.3 seconds. Alternatively, the KA227-V stores up to 20 unique programmed PIN codes and, because security is paramount, features ANSI/BHMA Grade 3 certification.
This solution includes a 1080p video camera complete with full HD live view, night- vision, and two-way audio capabilities, ensuring users can always check to see who is at the front door and communicate with them. Built-in motion detection not only provides a window for live viewing but can also be used to trigger video clip recording, which is accomplished locally on the device with no monthly fee required. The KA227-V comes equipped with 2 GB of internal storage which is capable of keeping an estimated 1,000 video clips of length between 6 to 10 seconds.
On the Z-Wave front, the Kaadas KA210A Z-Wave Fingerprint Keypad Deadbolt and Kaadas KA210 Z-Wave Key Free Touchpad Deadbolt models will both be available for integrators looking to spec the latest Z-Wave locks into their installations later this month. Designed for the residential market, the KA210A and KA210 also feature several safety features professional integrators can leverage as key selling points to their customers. Both models are capable of auto locking, have lockout mode as well as away mode, and come equipped with several unique PIN code features. For each model, users may generate one-time PIN codes which disappear after use or, schedule one-time PIN codes which are only active during a specified time window.
The major difference between the two models is that the KA210A features the same 3D biometric fingerprint technologies as the KA227-V, but the KA210 does not. Both Z-Wave models are available in Satin Nickel, Black, and Oil Rubbed Bronze.
To enable certified interoperability with the entirety of the Z-Wave ecosystem, both models are available with the Z-Wave 700 Series module. Additionally, each model supports up to 250 user PIN codes that vary in length from 4-10 digits, feature a backlit touch keypad, are ANSI/BHMA Grade 2 certified for bolstered security, and are IP65 rated dust proof and waterproof to endure the elements.
“Our launch into the North American market earlier this year was the first stage in making Kaadas a name known industry wide to professional integrators,” said Nick English, CEO North America for Kaadas. “Decades of experience in the lock industry has permitted Kaadas to not only push the envelope of electronic and smart lock offerings but thrive in the North American market which is hungry for new, and innovative solutions. The solutions Kaadas has been able to introduce, and prioritize, have been shaped by direct input from our professional partners. We’ve unlocked the ideal balance between advanced features, affordability, as well as reliability and we’re here to make those solutions available to the professional residential market.”
Kaadas takes to the Smart Stage, live at CEDIA Expo 2023 to present Unlocking the Future: A Journey from Mechanical to Smart Locks. This session will cover everything professional integrators need to know about locks and where they may have been previously misled. English is joined on stage by Lee Odess, an access control influencer and thought leader who has spent his career reimagining the role of access technology in modern connected living experiences. Together, the duo will explore the evolution of locks, refute myths surrounding locks that have been previously marketed as “smart”, and reveal the innovative technologies shaping the next generation of locks that truly deserve the “smart lock” title. This must-see session takes place on the CEDIA Expo Smart Stage on Thursday, September 7 from 2:45 PM MT – 3:15 PM MT.
At the show, Kaadas will preview several contemporary design smart lock models expected to be made available later in 2023.