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.
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