Schlage's new smart lock lets Amazon into your house

Engadget

Locks are usually meant to keep people out of your house, but Schlage and Amazon are letting people in -- as long as they're dropping off a package for you. Schlage's new Zigbee-certified Connect Smart Deadbolt is the latest smart lock to work with with the Amazon Key service that allows packages to be dropped off inside your home. The Connect Smart Deadbolt is about what you'd expect a smart lock to be. It has a big keypad on the front that lets you set up a PIN or temporary codes for guests and a standard deadbolt lock in case technology fails you. The new lock looks basically identical to Schlage's previous version of the Connect Smart Deadbolt that was designed to be compatible with z-wave enabled smart home devices and security systems.



Samsung and Amazon launch HDR10 Plus content

ZDNet

Samsung Electronics and Amazon have launched HDR10 Plus content for the latter's streaming service, the companies announced.


Get a 5-pack of Etekcity smart plugs for just $25, an Amazon lighting deal for Feb. 15

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These tips will stop your kids from messing with your smart home gadgets

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If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. Our picks and opinions are independent from any business incentives. In the age of smart home technology, childproofing goes beyond electrical sockets and cabinet doors. When you have smart gadgets in your home, you may need to secure them from curious kids. Otherwise, you could end up with a dozen boxes of fruit gummies that your little one ordered through your Amazon Echo.