Somfy and ekey combine their competencies and present the ekey fingerprint scanner as a personal access solution for the smart home world of TaHoma. Besides controlling doors and gates, individual events can be triggered with the finger.

Convenient and safe access with your finger

An ekey fingerprint scanner adds the possibilities of door opening to Somfy TaHoma with a practical alternative to keys, smartphone, etc. People are uniquely recognized by their finger and thus only authorized persons are granted access – simply, securely and completely without any tools that can be lost or forgotten. The connection for controlling doors and gates is made via the Somfy GU controller io and is easy to install.

Smart home events via fingerprint scanner

“Anyone who links the two systems with each other by means of io radio transmitters or receivers can also use the fingerprint scanner as a trigger for scenarios – and in turn trigger further devices,” explains Oliver Rilling, Head of Strategic Product Marketing at Somfy Central Europe. Depending on the circumstances and the needs of the residents, a freely selected event can be activated with a finger. Standing at the front door, the user can, for example, unlock the door, close the garage door and raise the shutters at the same time. Or, when the garden door is locked, the entrance door could also be locked, the lights deactivated and the blinds lowered.

Bundled competencies for a smart home

By linking its fingerprint to the TaHoma world, ekey biometric systems is a smart home partner within the framework of Somfy’s So Open initiative. In this area, Somfy Group works with well-known brand manufacturers to offer its users a comprehensive and convenient smart home experience. The cooperation with ekey complements the spectrum with a personal access control system that offers maximum convenience and meets the highest security standards.
You can find more information about “Somfy TaHoma with ekey fingerprint scanners” on our theme page.

About ekey

ekey started in 2002 and is today Europe's number 1 for fingerprint access solutions. With ekey, people become authorised! Keys, cards, codes, etc. can be lost, forgotten or stolen. "The finger is always there" ekey offers a wide range of products with its fingerprints for doors, gates, alarm systems or time recording.

ekey currently employs over 100 people at its 5 locations in Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein/Switzerland, Italy and Slovenia and exports its products to more than 70 countries. The export share is approx. 80%. Other important sales markets are France, Poland, USA, Russia and China.

Press contact

Mag. Andrea Zöbl
ekey biometric systems GmbH
Lunzerstraße 89, 4030 Linz, Österreich

Pictures: Reprint free of charge, picture credits: © ekey biometric systems GmbH