No, this is not an endorsement for the iPhone (although I have one and must say I enjoy it fully, with the exception of the dropped calls).
Rather, this is clarification on the last App used in the commercial. Schlage wants it clear to all that the App being used is part of the Schlage LiNK System package, a remote monitoring system that utilizes Z-Wave technology and Z-wave enabled components to grant homeowners remote access to lighting, heating and security aspects of the home.
To control systems in your home you'll need Z-wave control devices (thermostats, lighting modules, etc.), and to remotely monitor door and lock usage you'll need a Schlage LiNK lock. From an internet-enabled laptop or phone (or through the iPhone App) you can remotely set up temporary access codes for guests and check to see who has come in through the front door--a cool feature for worried parents with latchkey kids.
Back in MY day, when the family took a trip and someone left the living room lights on, we'd have to turn around and shut it off, no matter how far we had traveled. And then we'd never hear the end of it.
Not that I could have ever convinced my old fashioned parents to buy in to this kind of remote monitoring system, even if it had been around.
Do you have a remote monitoring system? How do you like it?
I found that Schlage is doing a $50 rebate to celebrate LiNK's first birthday.
The rebate lasts through April 30th and is a cash rebate at Lowe’s and RadioShack but a mail-in rebate at any of the other 5,000 Schlage retailers.
Feel free to contact me if you have any question.
Full Disclosure: I work for Schlage but thought you might be interest in the new price.