Tech giant Samsung has teamed up with proptech startup Zigbang to unveil a smart door lock with an Ultra-Wide Band (UWB) chip.
The Zigbang SHP-R80 UWB digital key door lock will be the first smart door lock powered by a UWB chip that can be opened without touching the linked smartphone, reports Gizmochina.
You don’t need to lean your phone against the lock or open an app since the smart door lock detects a digital house key in your Samsung wallet on your phone.
For short-range communications, ultra-wideband technology uses radio waves similar to those used by Bluetooth or Wi-Fi.
UWB technology also offers better protection against hackers due to its short range.
A digital home key that has been added to your Samsung Wallet app on your smartphone activates the UWB feature.
With the Zigbang app, the smart lock with UWB can let family members know who is unlocking the door.
The UWB digital key door lock will debut in South Korea, according to the report.
In January this year, it was reported that Zigbang had acquired Samsung’s Internet of Things (IoT) unit SDS for an undisclosed sum.
Samsung SDS offers products such as digital door locks and wall pads that connect to users’ smartphones.
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