World’s First Smart Door Comes With Built-In Smart Lock and Video Doorbell

An anonymous reader cited a report from ZDNet: First shown at the 2022 CES, the Masonite M-PWR comes with a built-in Ring video doorbell and a Yale smart lock, plus motion-activated LED lights and a door sensor – all powered by your home’s electrical system, so there are no batteries to replace. A built-in backup battery keeps the door running 24 hours in the event of a power loss. The doorbell and lock components can be upgraded over time as technology advances. However, if you were hoping for an all-in-one app, you’ll be disappointed. To use all the functions of the door, you need the Yale app, the Ring app and the M-PWR app.

What will all this technology cost you? Masonite M-PWR fiberglass starts at $4000 — and that’s it for the base model. Several trims/designs/glass options are available, with higher-end versions reaching $7,000. When you consider that a decent front door, Ring doorbell, and Yale smart lock from the same dealer can be had for under $1,000, this is clearly a door for people who want the finer things. And that price doesn’t include installation, something most homeowners can’t do themselves since the door must be wired. The door has been available on new construction homes since 2022, but this is the first time you can buy it separately.

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