U-tec has taken the covers off of the Ultraloq Bolt Matter Fingerprint Version forward of CES 2024.
Touted as one of many world’s first smart Wi-Fi deadbolts appropriate with Matter, it might nicely be the primary Matter-over-Thread smart lock that contains a fingerprint reader, though there could also be extra on present in Vegas subsequent week.
Thread is an enormous deal within the smart lock world because it provides extra automation choices than a Bluetooth-only lock, whereas additionally permitting for an extended battery life, which is in fact not attainable with a Wi-Fi smart lock.
There are different Matter smart locks with fingerprint readers, such because the Aqara U100, however that is a Wi-Fi machine.
The Ultraloq Bolt Matter Fingerprint Version options not solely fingerprint recognition, but in addition unlocking choices reminiscent of passcodes, cellular app entry and backup keys.
Battery life is touted at a yr and it’ll price $299 when it goes on sale later in Q1.
There will even be a non Matter, HomeKit, model and a NFC and Wi-Fi model (no fingerprint reader) that works with Apple Home Key, Alexa, Google Home and SmartThings.
Each of those fashions shall be out there for $249 and can land in February,
Wi-Fi Mesh smart lighting bulbs
U-tec will even be utilizing CES 2024 to point out off its new Vibrant A19 1100LM smart gentle bulbs, which the corporate says is the world’s first bulb to supply Wi-Fi mesh connectivity.
In contrast to a traditional Wi-Fi smart gentle bulb, which merely connects to your router or a mesh satellite tv for pc, the U-tec Wi-Fi mesh is constructed into the bulbs themselves.
One bulb is the hyperlink to the router and the remainder discuss to one another utilizing Wi-Fi; very like Hue bulbs do utilizing Zigbee – however with out the necessity for an additional hub or bridge.
Simply the primary ‘root’ bulb truly connects to your router and even for those who arrange a number of bulbs, it would simply rely as one additional Wi-Fi machine in your router.
They work with smart home ecosystems reminiscent of Alexa, Google and SmartThings; we’re instructed a Matter replace later this yr will add Matter (and due to this fact HomeKit) to the combination too.
The Vibrant A19 1100LM smart gentle bulbs, which supply multi-colors and 1,100 lumen shall be on sale in February for $15.99
The brand new Ultraloq fashions and the Vibrant Wi-Fi bulbs will all be managed inside U-tec’s new U Home platform, which will even be the bottom for another new U-tec gadgets launching at CES 2024.
Units reminiscent of a pair of recent Ulticam smart safety cameras (launching in June), a smart dimmer change for the Vibrant bulbs and a smart plug.