Nuki announces the launch of the fourth generation of its smart locks, which will support the new Matter connectivity standard, the universal language of the smart home. “We are excited that with our new Smart Lock and Smart Lock Pro we can make another contribution to making home access as smart, simple and secure as possible,” says CEO Martin Pansy. “We are the first Smart Lock in the world to fully integrate Matter into the product. No bridge or module is needed, and it can be used simultaneously with third-party applications without limitations.”
The fourth generation of Nuki retains its design, available in black and white, but includes completely new electronics and software, which facilitates integration with the main smart home systems thanks to Matter. The longer average battery life is also new: the two new Smart Locks can be used for up to six months, a 30% improvement in battery life.
For Nuki Smart Hosting users and rental property owners who manage their spaces remotely, the need to upload less frequently further reduces the time and/or costs associated with uploading.
Today, Matter seems abstract to a broad audience. However, as Martin Pansy comments, “the connectivity standard ensures that, in a smart home, people’s daily lives are even easier and safer, based on the fundamental principles of simplicity, reliability, security and compatibility between manufacturers. And who wouldn’t like that? So, Matter is definitely relevant even to those who are not tech-savvy.”
Martin Pansy: “The connectivity standard ensures that, in a smart home, people’s daily lives are even easier and safer, based on the fundamental principles of simplicity, reliability, security and compatibility between manufacturers”
Nuki’s Matter-enabled Smart Locks are based on modern connectivity and communicate via Thread. This technology, developed specifically for battery-powered smart devices, ensures that a smart home responds more quickly to commands than via Bluetooth. At the same time, Thread’s power requirements are significantly lower than Wi-Fi at a similar range. Each of the tenants can connect to the smart home using the platform of their choice. Matter-enabled devices communicate locally through hubs, and sensitive data never leaves the home. Additionally, activation of the connectivity standard via QR code scanning can be completed in a matter of minutes.
Last year, Nuki introduced its first fingerprint Keypad. “The Keypad 2 was one of the most successful product launches in Nuki’s history. With the Pro version, we are now taking this product to the next level,” explains Martin Pansy. The Keypad 2 Pro features a high-quality stainless steel front and the ability to be integrated into a wall or door. Like the Keypad 2, up to 20 fingerprints and 200 individual entry codes can be assigned. Both Matter-enabled Smart Locks are compatible with the new Keypad, which is available for €349, as well as Keypad 1 and 2, the Door Sensor, the Power Pack, the Brigde and the Fob.
“As pioneers in the smart home sector, it was not only important for us to be part of the Matter movement from the beginning, it would be unthinkable not to be. It is even more gratifying that we can now fulfill our role as pioneers with the first Matter-enabled devices But of course we will continue to actively contribute to the CSA, advocate for the interests of European customers and further develop our own products and services,” concludes Martin Pansy.