d line moves into automated access with Friday Lock
We’re adding to our portfolio of timeless, enduring lever handles and locks, with a bold move into home automation. Our heritage design brand is the distributor of the smart Friday Lock, pioneered and produced by Friday Home to a design by BIG IDEAS, the innovation division of Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG).
Designed by BIG, the Friday Lock’s curved silhouette is informed by the Danish architect’s primary discipline. Echoing the form of a saddle roof, which is characterised by a convex curve about one axis and a concave one about the other, it’s as striking as it is ergonomic.
Friday Lock has been named the best-looking smart lock on the market by American TechHive and CNET, and its look can be changed to suit any home’s aesthetic, with six interchangeable outer shell finishes including Steel, Brass, Copper, Nickel Satin, Bronze and Gun Metal.
The lock is distributed by our heritage Danish design brand d line, which thus-far has handcrafted architectural hardware, sanitary ware and solutions for barrier-free living by architects and designers such as Knud Holscher and Arne Jacobsen. With this new move into smart home access control, we’re staying true to our philosophy of constantly seeking to innovate across design, engineering and technology, because of our long-held view that as a living thing, design should evolve.
Accessibility is literally the key to the new app by Friday Home, which allows the Friday Lock to be automatically opened or secured as the user approaches or leaves their home.
Available for both iOS and Android, and downloadable from the Apple Store or Google Play, the app also allows for two types of access for guests: regular, time-limited ‘Reocurring’ invitations; and single, time-allocated ‘Restricted’ invitations.
As well as being both physically strong and technologically sturdy, Friday Lock’s firmware gives it impressive first-mover features, such as direct integration with WiFi, a connection to which means that a door fitted with Friday Lock can be unlocked or locked from anywhere in the world. This, combined with new functionality, also allows guests to gain ad-hoc permission to enter from remotely-located homeowners.
Friday Lock also works with Apple® HomeKit, so it’s simple to set up via Apple’s Home app and can be seamlessly controlled as part of a home ecosystem that can include lighting, ventilation, security and thermostat systems.