The activities in FRIDAY LABS has changed to FRIDAY HOME, as the smallest smart lock company grows into a smart home developer. First stop: Friday Home launches a new app and presents exciting upgrades to the Friday Home firmware.
Hailed as the best-looking smart lock by TechHive and CNET, designed by Danish starchitect Bjarke Ingels – the Friday Lock gets an upgrade and is on a mission to improve the everyday life of homeowners with simple and beautifully designed smart home solutions.
Under the brand Friday Home our first product, the Friday Lock that was initially launched on Indiegogo in 2015, has been developed from the early version released to the market in 2017 into an impressive smart home solution offering first-mover features like Wi-Fi on Demand and integration with both iOS and Android.
The new CEO of Friday Home, Lars Fleckenstein Ph.d. in Robotics, comments: “We believe that we can provide a unique value proposition, where functionality does not rule out aesthetics, and where customers can rest assure that we will never leave their side. With the new firmware updates, we are now more than ever ready to deliver a smart home solution that help our customers relax and enjoy life.”
The Friday Lock will offer a seamless experience through the following upgrades;
New Friday Home Lock app release
As with everything we do, the Friday Home Lock app is about simple design and seamless navigation; having your home at your fingertips. Friday Lock securely connects to your Friday Home Lock app, giving you the ability to lock or unlock your door as you leave or approach and effortlessly share access with friends and family.
The new Friday Home Lock app is compatible with both iOS and Android and can be downloaded on Apple Store or Google Play.
New Firmware 100 release
Along with the release of a new app, we’re also delighted to present new upgrades to the Friday Lock firmware. Upgrading from Firmware 96 to 100 not only provides impressive first-mover features like direct integration with Wi-Fi, but also improvements to the sturdiness of the lock.
The Firmware works with Apple® HomeKit. The Apple Home app makes it easy to set up and control all your HomeKit accessories including your Friday Lock, lighting systems, ventilation fans, security cameras, and even thermostats - to give you full control over an intelligent ecosystem.
Wi-Fi on DemandWith the new Firmware 100 it is now possible to connect the Lock directly to Wi-Fi. This means you can access Wi-Fi on Demand and unlock your door from anywhere in the world. We’re thrilled to bring forward this new feature, removing barriers like bridging and proximity to hubs and creating new opportunities for our customers.
Activate the Wi-Fi on Demand by initiating the Unlock Access functionality in the Friday Home App. This provides your guests with 60 seconds to knock on your door twice, and the lock will open for them. Friday Assist will automatically lock again once your door is closed.
Reoccurring and Restricted invitesFor the guests who can download the Friday Home app but are not allowed constant entry, we would like to introduce our new features: the time-limited, reoccurring invites and the single, time-slot invites. We call them Reoccurring and Restricted invites.
With the Reoccurring invites you can decide long-term exactly when and for how long your guests can enter your home. If you wish to grant them access once for a limited period only, the Restricted invites can help you with just that.